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8 beautiful houses that were very cheap to make

Less is more with these modern home designs, using sustainable architecture and low-cost housing technology to construct your dream home on a small …

Architecture

Think You Can Stay Sharp Despite Less Sleep? You're Wrong, According to Science

Research indicates many who chronically deprive themselves of sleep don't realize how they're affected.<p>For years, I deprived myself of good sleep.<p>I was young. Ambitious. Ready and willing to take on the world. "Why waste so much time on sleep," I thought to myself. There was so much that needed to …

Sleep

Biotech Goes Wild - MIT Technology Review

A few miles outside Sacramento, several large greenhouses sit behind a fence. In the summer the familiar heads of sunflowers are visible through the …

Agriculture

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Walmart Is Opening A State Fair-Themed Restaurant And We’re All Pretty Much Doomed

Walmart is a place of beauty and wonderment, a magical land where you can buy food, apparel, toys, consumer home goods, strangely scented bubble baths and McDonald’s apple pies (to eat in line) all under one fluorescent-lit roof. And the chain that’s best known for its low prices, public fights, …

Deep Frying

Millennials aren't spending money like their parents did

Gordon Smith, chief executive for consumer and community banking at JPMorgan, gave a presentation on Monday at the Barclays Financial Services Conference discussing the spending patterns of millennials. JPMorgan is especially focused on this group, and we've written before about the bank spending …

Vancouver becomes Canada’s first 'city of millionaires,' study finds

A strong housing market is making Canadians wealthier, on paper, as the value of their homes outstrips a rising amount of debt.<p>Household debt across the country grew by 4.1 per cent last year to an average of $133,170 while average household net worth increased slightly more, rising by 4.3 per cent …

Why NASA's Favorite Color Is Hot Pink

Pink, it was space at first sight.<p>If you could walk into a NASA wind tunnel, you might find model planes and rockets painted in the hottest pink you've ever seen. The color choice isn't a simple aesthetic choice, though. NASA hopes this type of hot-pink paint could cut fuel use in half, pollution …

Architects’ Secrets: 10 Ideas to Create Privacy in the Garden

A fence is the obvious choice, but there are many other ways to design for privacy in the garden. We turned to members of the Remodelista + …

Landscaping

This Tiny Home's Pop-Out Porch Is Seriously Genius

And if that's not impressive, wait until you see the farmhouse kitchen.<p>A lot of the time, tiny homes are decorated just like your grandmother's house. Shingled exteriors, cringe-worthy patterns and maybe even a cutesy name that's slightly embarrassing to say. Well, the Alpha Tiny Home doesn't have …

How To Use Color To Prove Your Point, From A Data Viz Expert

The importance of color theory is a well-explored topic in art and design. But what about when it comes to information design?<p>When working with large amounts of data, precision is key. The same is true of the art of data visualization: size, shape, shade, hue–the tiniest details of a visualization …

Data Visualization

Neglected London bakery transformed into beautiful luxury housing

A neglected 19th century bakery complex has sprung back to life, but this time it’s not for baking bread. Jo Cowen Architects gutted a series of …

How Warren Buffett & Elon Musk Both Compete and Contrast on Energy

Two of the world’s best known billionaires, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett, have made major bets on the future of energy, and how generating power, and …

Researchers Find the ‘Holy Grail’ of Soft Robotics

A breakthrough for artificial, robotic muscles.<p>Robots are increasingly able to outperform humans in a variety of mundane tasks (and even in more technical areas like surgery), but for all that efficiency they are still by and large one trick ponies. Most robots are designed to perform one very …

Six vehicles powered by coffee, saltwater, sewage and other crazy fuels

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>When it comes to advances in automotive technology, the search for alternative fuels is pretty exciting. Of course, you've heard about biodiesel engines converted to run on used vegetable oil that sputter out little more than water and the faint smell of French fries. However, …

These LEGO-like recycled plastic bricks create sturdy homes for just $5,200

Colombian company Conceptos Plásticos saw two pressing issues in the world and decided to tackle both with recycled building materials. One issue is …

Design

Etsy’s New Headquarters Will Fill You With Envy

The e-marketplace has a splashy new home that aims to open people’s eyes to more inventive–and environmentally friendly–design.<p>Etsy started out in 2005 as a small online marketplace for makers and DIYers, but the company has turned into an e-commerce behemoth that’s enabled housewives to knit their …

Workstations

Think of summer rolls as DIY packaged salads

A single game-changing ingredient can turn summer salads into festive finger food that is sure to elicit oohs and ahhs at a beach or backyard gathering: rice paper rounds, also called spring roll wrappers.<p>They are widely available on the international aisle of larger grocery stores and in Asian …

10 best new web design tools in July

If the existing tools for pattern libraries aren't quite right for you, this month there are two new ones that might be a better fit for your needs. …

Artist Paints NEW Stunning Seaside Murals While Balancing On A Paddleboard

You might remember a post we did last year about Sean Yoro (a.k.a. Hula), the awesome paddleboard artist who paints amazing murals on abandoned …

Streetwear

Designing Airbnb’s Website: An Interactive Mockup Exercise

You're reading Designing Airbnb’s Website: An Interactive Mockup Exercise, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to …

8 Secrets Of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Public Speaking

5 Data Visualization Tools To Enhance Your Analytics Efforts

Whether you swim or drown in data is just a matter of how you visualize it. We never had so much data as we have today and the volume is only going …

Data Visualization

What Is the Most Cost-Effective Way to Get to Mars?

The best ways that SpaceX could take humanity to the red planet.<p>It has been over 30 years since a human walked on a heavenly body that is not Earth, and many people think it's high time that we start shooting for the planets. SpaceX, for example, recently announced that it plans to send a Dragon …

7 Ceiling Makeovers That Will Blow Your Mind

Wondering what is missing from your home dcor? Better look straight up: Modern ceilings are anything but boring. The newest designs are all about personality, even a little shine. And there are a ton of options.<p>But which style should you pick? Should you DIY or hire a pro? Well, this all depends on …

Graphic Design Inspiration on Instagram

There is a constant, running debate regarding the affects of social media on us all. Does it harm us, hurt us… Does it connect us or disconnect us? …

Business Valuation (Infographic)

By <b>Tim Vipond</b>, Corporate Finance Institute<p>Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about and working on business valuations across a broad …

24 Floral Wedding Cakes That Are Almost Too Beautiful to Eat

If you are going to gild the lily, you might as well do it on your wedding day, when even flourish is imbued with sentiment. This more-is-more philosophy can be applied to everything: invites, venue decorations, table settings, favors, and even the tiered and layered cake that, ideally, tastes as …

How to Finance a Start Up | Business Loans | Small Business Loans | Startup Funding

At some stage, most entrepreneurs will need to finance their startup. This means raising money to fund the continued growth and development of their …