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Here's the technique Navy SEALs use to overcome fear and adversity

The three of us are picking through the desert hardscrabble, collecting the packs another platoon stashed here earlier, when we hear a sound. We turn and look up the ravine toward the dirt road where we parked our truck a few minutes ago. A crowd of maybe 50 Afghan guys is standing up there, seven …

Military

It Can Be Done: How to Get Rid of Belly Fat Without Doing a Single Sit-Up

There are a lot of misconceptions—and even myths—surrounding belly fat and how to banish it. What we often envision in the rulebook for de-bloating …

Nutrition

Malcolm Gladwell: Americans spend too much on 'meaningless education'

The U.S. and Canada share more than just a border. There are strong cultural, economic and social ties that connect the two countries, but education …

High School

Awake Watch

Price: $229+ | PledgeThe Awake Watch is made from recycled stainless steel and has an optional fabric strap that’s made from recycled plastic …

Gift Guides

Spotlight: Antoni Gaudí

When Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) graduated from the Barcelona Architecture School in 1878, the director of the …

Billionaire Ray Dalio: Here are 'the most valuable 3 minutes of thoughts that I could possibly share'

Ray Dalio is the founder, co-chief investment officer and co-chairman of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world with more than …

A Timepiece That Showcases Traditional Timelessness

Long before watches were worn on wrists, they were attached to waists. The pocket watch predates the wristwatch by more than 200 years… and with …

A Watch With Historic Luxury At Its Center

Put a unique looking watch in front of us and you’re bound to have our attention. We’ve seen concrete watches, wooden watches, clear watches with …

25 essential terms that every photographer must know

Getting used to the sheer number of technical terms and numbers in photography can be pretty overwhelming for beginners. There are a lot of them out …

The story of Nelson's most treasured possession, now recreated and on show

The Levant – roughly comprising what are now Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon and bits of Turkey and Egypt – was, for 18th-century England, a faraway land awash with spices, silks, perfumes and gemstones. A place of mystery and luxury where fortunes were to be made.<p>In 1798, that profitable paradise …

What Makes Quebec City the Best City in Canada?

Quebec City enchants travelers with its old-world charm. But it’s not just the 400-year-old buildings and cobblestoned streets that made Quebec the …

Canada

How an Ancient City Became a Must-visit Destination

Guangzhou — home to 19 million people — is a trove of historic architecture, cutting-edge design, and fantastic food.<p>No matter how many cities you've …

Travel

20 Libraries So Beautiful They'll Bring Out the Bookworm in Everyone

The baroque Library Hall,with its rare gilded globes and spectacular frescoes depicting science and art, is just one building in the vast Clementinum …

21 Hotels We Can't Wait to Visit in 2018

As travel editors, there are two questions we’re asked on a consistent basis: “Do you travel a lot?” (Yes, and it’s wonderful.) and, “Where are you …

The Perfect Selfishness of Mapping Apps

Apps like Waze, Google Maps, and Apple Maps may make traffic conditions worse in some areas, new research suggests.<p>What is the price of anarchy?<p>Technically, in transportation engineering, the price of anarchy describes the difference between what happens when every driver selfishly picks the …

Apps

The Curious Design Enigmas of Chichén Itzá's Temple of Kukulkán

<i>This article was originally published by Ezra Schwartz on LinkedIn. It has been reprinted here with permission from the author.</i><p>Following a recent …

Introverts are Natural Disruptors—Here’s Why | Heleo

“Introverts are uniquely suited to disruption because they’re comfortable playing where other people aren’t.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>The creative power</i> …

Self-improvement

The Plague Inspired Da Vinci To Design A City. We Should Steal His Ideas

The bubonic plague spread, in part, because of poor urban planning. Leonardo da Vinci came up with a series of alternative designs that hold valuable lessons for today’s cities, as they face challenges from climate change to self-driving cars.<p>Leonardo da Vinci survived a series of bubonic plagues …

The Rise of Cities in the Battle Against Climate Change

Last week, Canada hosted the world’s first climate change summit for urban leaders. It looks like it will have a lasting impact on how we think about …

France has a unique approach to regenerating inner cities – what can we learn from its success?

The regeneration of inner-city areas is a global challenge. Inner cities in France certainly have their problems, but the nation also has a good …

Tesla’s new ‘light-years ahead’ navigation and maps engine is ‘almost done’, says Elon Musk

We have been reporting on details of Tesla’s new in-house navigation and maps engine for the better part of a year now and back in December, CEO Elon Musk said that it was ‘light years ahead’ of the current system and coming in ‘early 2018’.<p>Now a few months into 2018, Musk says that the upgrade is …

LiDAR scans are finding hidden Roman roads and cutting crime

What does this LiDAR map of London have to do with the rediscovery of a centuries-lost Roman Road in Lancashire, connecting Ribchester and …

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A New Approach to Designing Smart Cities

One day, I’d like to design a truly modern, functional city with the character of a medieval hill town.<p>Rather than a blueprint, I’d like to design a …

Can Austin’s YIMBY Movement Go From Backyard to Ballot?

After years of advocating for more housing development and increased urban density as residents, ATX activists are eyeing City Hall.

Urban Design

The Obscure Economist Silicon Valley Billionaires Should Dump Ayn Rand For

He lived almost 200 years ago, but Henry George’s theories might have something to offer people who want to put their money to good use today.<p>So, you’re a Silicon Valley billionaire and you’ve already got the private plane. What you need next is a philosophy, something to live by, and to help …

Researchers Calculate the Healthiest City Density

Pedestrians near St. Paul's Cathedral in London (Photo by Dave Reed) Despite the image of clean air, green backyards and fresh food often associated …

Urban Design

A manifesto for designing cities

“The city is a people’s art, a shared experience,” a Philadelphia architect and planner named Edmund Bacon once wrote, adding that any urban …

Urban Design

Urban Design Observation: Why SoHo Has 19th Century Glass Sidewalks and Stoops

Thaddeus Hyatt's invention made him a rich man<p>The "cast iron district" that is SoHo in Manhattan still has some sidewalks and stoops that look like …

Urban Design