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12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

Gasoline and Greed

Why have gasoline prices come down so much? Certainly global prices for crude oil have dropped, but why did the local gas station operator drop prices that you and I pay? A year ago I filled my tank for $3.32 and nine-tenths. If I was willing to pay that price last year, why does he charge me a …

What Every Country in the European Union Is Best At

By: Kate Peregrina<p><i>Credit: All images by Thrillist/Jennifer Bui</i><p>The European Union has 28 member countries, and much like snowflakes, they're all special in their own way. You already know what each country is worst at. Well, every country excels at something, too -- and to that end, we found one …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

9 of the Most Incredible Beaches In the World

Remind yourself how magical our planet is by feasting your eyes on these nine supremely beautiful beaches.<p><b>Scala Dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy</b><p>This stunning beach trades sand for a smooth, white, erosion-terraced cliff face.<p><b>Starfish Beach, South Island, New Zealand</b><p>Formally known as Motukiekie Beach, at …

New iPhone 6S Details Hint At Radical iOS 9 Changes

What do you want from Apple’s next iPhone? It could be a larger (or smaller) screen, crazy camera, bigger battery or a finish with more grip. Either way chances are that “more RAM” is not top of your list, but it should be.<p>Breaking from Technews and the wonderful resource that is the Asian supply …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Apple's New Campus

Apple Chief Steve Jobs compares it to a space ship. Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong has called it the 'mothership. Whatever it is, it's not like the other guy's corporate campus. Apple wants to build a new campus in Cupertino, California with enough room for 13,000 employees. Here's a peek at the …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan …

Archaeology

11 Movies to Watch Out for in 2015

The non-blockbuster must-see features of the year.<p><b>Hey, did you know that a brand-new Star Wars film</b> is coming out in December? And an <i>Avengers</i> sequel is on the way in May? And yet another <i>Jurassic Park</i> adventure arrives in June? Oh, wait—of course you did, because even at this early stage of 2015, …

Google Maps update brings much needed navigation sharing

It’s our favorite app update day of the week, what most of us call, Google’s Android app update Wednesday. It may have been a quiet one, but this Maps update is one that we are pretty excited about.<p>Google Maps for Android is rolling out version 9.3, look for the update on device, or head on over …

Android News

Xiaomi aims to take on the iPhone 6 Plus with new 5.7″ Note phablet

After teasing a super-thin new smartphone earlier this week, smartphone maker (or, maybe more accurately, “smartclone maker”) Xiaomi revealed its 2015 flagship model, the Note. Just to be clear, this is an entirely new device, and doesn’t seem to be related to the company’s existing “Redmi Note” …

The Signature Beauty Looks of the 2015 Best Actress Oscar Nominees, from Marion Cotillard to Reese Witherspoon

The Oscar nominations were announced today to a flurry of Internet chatter (<b>Jennifer Aniston</b> was robbed! What about <i>Selma</i>?). One thing that can be universally agreed upon, however, is that the Best Actress nominees have already won us over on the red carpet this year with powerful signature beauty …

Marion Cotillard

Castle Rock House by Herbst Architects

Established in 2000 by Lance and Nicola Herbst, their namesake practice, Herbst Architects, has<p>Established in 2000 by Lance and Nicola Herbst, their namesake practice, Herbst Architects, has been at the forefront of commercial, residential and educational building design for the last 14 …

Architecture

This Just Might Be the Rustic Fairytale Home of Our Dreams

This castle-cabin combo is simply breathtaking.<p>Sometimes our taste in real estate is a bit contradictory around here. We go gaga for grand, centuries-old English castles, and but totally swoon over super-cozy cabins, too. So this home, which we spotted on Curbed Ski, checks all the right boxes: …

India Is Going To Build The Largest Solar Power Plant In The World

India's "ultra mega solar power plants" are part of a 25 GW plant to make the country a solar powerhouse.<p>For some perspective, that's enough solar energy to power the equivalent of 4.1 million U.S. homes, and about half of the solar expected to be installed in all of 2014, so the opportunity for …

Saudi Arabia Projects Its Biggest Deficit Ever After Oil Crash

The government announced the $38.6 billion deficit in a statement read on state-run television, adding that it would nonetheless boost projected spending by tapping its vast financial reserves.<p>The lead producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Saudi Arabia has insisted the …

13 Things You Should Have in Your Closet by 30

All of the touches you need to add warmth, style and creativity the most-used space in your home.<p><i>Courtesy of LA Closet Design</i><p>1. Something Cozy Underfoot<p>You know how you feel when you step into your favorite slippers?It's like that, but EVERY time you walk into your closet."I think that by the time …

The 11 Most "Innovative" New Fast Foods Of 2014

Maybe <i>innovative</i> is the wrong word here. But this year, in 2014, everyone from Taco Bell to Tim Horton’s decided to dip into bizarro territory with audacious fast-food chimeras that dominated the foodie blog headlines on a weekly basis.<p>Some of the creations were gross—like KFC Double Down gross. But …

Taco Bell

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