Chad M. Lensch

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Going to The Caveman Dentist Was Probably a Nightmare

If you think your experience with the dentist is scary, just think about how bad the caveman dentist’s office would have been. There’d be no …

Energy efficient Micro House frames mountain views in Vermont

The 430-square-foot tiny home frames views of the Green Mountains<p>Micro House by Bristol, Vermont-based Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design measures just 430 square feet but feels significantly more expansive thanks to a bright, white interior, a high, sloping ceiling, and the luxury of a full …

Tiny House Movement

What the color of your poop says about your health

Last week, fans of the new Oreo Peeps discovered that eating a lot of the cookies—a vanilla shell with bright-pink filling—left them with an unexpected surprise in the toilet: pink poops. People can’t stop voicing their alarm, concern, and amusement on Twitter, Buzzfeed reports.<p>This isn't the first …

Consumer-Driven Healthcare Is Possible--Just Ask Indiana

Republicans often get dinged for asserting platitudes about creating a healthcare system that is “consumer-driven” and “patient-centered.” Sounds great, but where can we look to where this is happening? This is along the lines of what Ross Douthat, a conservative columnist at the <i>New York Times</i>, was …

Meet Dieselpunk (Steampunk’s Dystopian Diesel-Powered Cousin) in The Ottoman

What do you get when you mix the styles of Japanese animation, North African architecture and culture, steampunk, and 1970s era French comic books? …

How to Insulate an Attic and Slash Your Heating Bill to Boot

A house without enough insulation is like a kid without a coat—bound to get cold. So if you're sick of drafts and high heating bills, it might be …

There are more new science fiction and fantasy novels than you can handle this February

Stories of revenge and revolution<p>One of the things that I like about the winter months here in Vermont is the cold. It’s a bit of a stereotypical thing, I realize, but every time I end up going to my parents, I find myself sitting in a comfortable chair, inching closer and closer to their cast iron …

So You Want to Read Dystopian Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Consider this book your introduction to dystopiana. Believe it or not, <i>1984</i> is totally hot right now. There have been reports of retailers actually …

Aspen Skiing Co. experiments with tiny house project for seasonal workers

<b>By Scott Condon,</b> <i>The Aspen Times</i>Aspen Skiing Co. has joined the tiny-house movement.Skico purchased six “trailer coaches” this fall for about $100,000 …

How to Make Pomegranate Moscow Mules

Best Tabletop Games of 2016

Reading Time: 8 minutes<p>As the year comes to close, Jonathan Liu, Dave Banks, and I share our top tabletop games of 2016.<p>Jonathan’s Picks<p><b>Best</b> …

How to avoid giving the worst answer to the job interview question 'What is your greatest weakness?'

In an episode of "The Office," Steve Carrell's character Michael Scott is so eager to answer the job interview question "What is your greatest weakness?" that he uses the question "What are your greatest strengths?" as a cue for his canned response.<p>"Why don't I tell you what my greatest weaknesses …

Off-grid tiny house built for work, rest and play

Portland, Oregon-based luxury tiny house firm Tiny Heirloom has shared another of its recently-completed builds with us. The Rocky Mountain Tiny Home …

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Using gold nanoparticles and AI, a device correctly diagnosed 86 percent of patients.<p>Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses …

Can a Gun Victim and a Gun Advocate Change Each Other’s Minds?

Headline<p>Click here to see the documentary <i>Guns & Empathy</i><i>.</i> And below, watch five of the participants tell their stories, in their own words.<p>On his …

Board Game Gift Guide 2016

Welcome to BoardGameGeek! We are a worldwide community of folks who love board games. We've put our heads together to make a gift guide that covers …

Avalon: Contemporary Modular Home with Green Roof and Sustainable Style

Sustainable design is not always about high-tech gadgets and cutting-edge technology, and it is often intuitive and eco-friendly architecture that …

Green Roofs

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

Make Your D&D Characters Easier To Manage With These Online Resources

The internet is a central part of modern life. We shop there, we talk there and we watch cat videos there. Many <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> players play there, …

Explore the Alternate Sci-fi 80’s of “Tales From The Loop”

Last year, Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag released a fascinating book of art entitled <i>Tales From The Loop</i>. In it, the artist presented an 80’s …

Game Master Tips with Matt Mercer – Player Character Deaths

Tabletopia is slick as hell, and it’s free on Steam

Play Scythe, one of the year’s best board games, right now<p>Over the past few years, I’ve seen a lot of online tabletop solutions come and go. Some, like <i>Tabletop Simulator</i>, are popular but open the door to copyright infringement. Who wouldn’t want to click a button and download hundreds of dollars …

NFL bans Bills player for doctor-prescribed marijuana to treat Crohn's disease

Henderson reportedly may pursue litigation in order to get back on field<p>The NFL on Tuesday suspended Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Seantrel …

Chinese Science Fiction Is the Future of Science Fiction

Ken Liu's anthology 'Invisible Planets' spotlights a growing genre demographic.<p>Chinese science fiction writers are having more fun with the genre …

Aretha Franklin gave a 5 minute performance of the National Anthem and no one could handle it

While most people yesterday were enjoying family time and turkey, Aretha Franklin was performing a five minute rendition of the National Anthem.<p>It’s …

Aretha Franklin

Stylish designer houses made of cardboard - CNN Style

Written by Susannah Palk, CNN<p>Why build with traditional bricks and mortar when you can use something a little more unconventional? That's the ethos behind one company in the Netherlands that uses cardboard to create their eco-friendly houses. Wikkelhouse, meaning "wrapped house" in Dutch, produces …

Game Master Tips with Matt Mercer – Getting Players to Roleplay

It’s called a Role Playing Game, but sometimes, you need to give your players a little nudge to get that roleplaying element going. In this episode …

Don’t Buy That Tiny House

5 reasons why it's a mistake.<p>It’s a trend that’s sweeping home improvement channels: tiny homes. Like, <i>really</i> tiny homes. And while the cute and …