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7 pillars of minimalist Web design

To be most effective, a minimal design framework needs a solid backbone. The key components of visual organization include a strong grid, visual balance, and close attention to alignment.<p>A strong grid is the foundation for organization. The grid – built through tactically using negative space – …

Sculpture

The Seven Most Amazing, Surprisingly Affordable Beach Destinations

It kinda seems like winter's allure disappears with the holidays, right? When Christmas and New Year's have passed, what we once jollily called a "Winter Wonderland" is now less wonderful and more just, well, wintry, with tons of snow, minimal daylight, and freezing temperatures (oh my!). …

Myrtle Beach

10 European Cities With Cheap Five-Star Hotels

We love a good dose of luxury when we travel -- especially when that luxury involves fluffy white robes, top-notch room service and bellhops at our beck and call.<p>What, do we sound like we're high maintenance or something?<p>When hostel life has you ready to call it quits, it's time to book a night in …

Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

Hoverboards, flying cars, and auto-fueling are closer than you think, and garbage energy is here.<p>Energy is so cheap and easy in 2015 that we all have flying cars and robot gas attendants. That's not the reality as of New Year's Day, of course, but rather the "future" depicted in the hit 1989 movie</i> …

Check out This Man's Badass Beard Sculptures

His motto: "Growing a beard is like growing a baby on your face."<p><b>While on the surface</b>, 30-year-old Isaiah Webb might look like a <i>Portlandia</i> extra, the San Francisco-based Sony employee is in fact the superhero "Incredibeard"—a remarkable man who can shape his facial fuzz into veritable works of art, …

Sculpture

8 Spotify Tricks That Will Change the Way You Listen to Music

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College Basketball

Can the U.S. Government Go Moneyball?

In an excerpt from their new book, two former Office of Management and Budget directors ask whether or not a focus on numbers and hard evidence—not …

As Street Art Turns to Public Art in Barcelona

<b>Spain's Second Largest City Hosts "Open Walls"</b><p>A popular city for street art in the early 2000s that attracted artists from across Europe and elsewhere to its intimate doorways and darkened small streets, Barcelona has become less inviting to illegal painting in recent years due to an organized …

Barcelona

Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

"Text neck," the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library of Medicine.<p>Kenneth K. Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, says the …

How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’

No television show exerted more influence on the state of American science fiction than The Twilight Zone, the little morality plays of a former Army …

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

The 25 Best Restaurants In America, According To TripAdvisor Users

Only 25 could be chosen, however, as the best by TripAdvisor users for its 2014 Travelers' Choice Restaurants Awards.<p>These restaurants include everything from the theatrical inventiveness of Chicago's Alinea to the conservative Southern charm of Charleston's Halls Chophouse.<p>And since TripAdvisor's …

TripAdvisor

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …