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5 Steps to a Perfectly Packed Suitcase

The first time Simona MacAngus traveled to Europe, more than 30 years ago, she took three large suitcases so that she’d have enough for her …

Backpacking

2018 Ford Mustang GT Long-Term Review | Introduction

Our Orange Fury pony car is finally here<p>When Ford offered <i>Autoblog</i> the chance to spec out our own 2018 Ford Mustang, we jumped at the opportunity. Who wouldn't want some extended seat time in the latest version of <i>the</i> original pony car? After waiting out the long, cold winter (and a pre-delivery …

Sports Cars

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

Glee

These Tiny, Off-the-Grid Cabins Near Joshua Tree Look Totally Apocalypse-Proof

Plus, the high-desert outpost is available to rent.<p>Surrounded by boulders and twisted yuccas, two cabins in the Mojave Desert stand like Monopoly houses, their steel siding weathered to a tawny finish. But behind the simple gabled forms lies a complex network that enables them to operate wholly off …

Joshua Tree National Park

Watch How 2 of the World’s Great Chefs Grill Steak

David Kinch and Carlo Mirarchi explain their rustic approaches to cooking beef over fire and we tell you where to get aged beef for home grilling.<p>In …

BBQ

C.I.A. Nominee Gina Haspel Solves the Trolley Problem

A runaway trolley is speeding along a track to which five people are tied, up ahead. I am standing next to a lever that, if pulled, would divert the trolley to a track where only one person is tied. So your question is: What should I do?<p>Let me start by saying that I support the higher moral …

Gina Haspel

3 years later, who knows what the Apple Watch is for?

In 2007, Apple changed the act of socializing, maybe forever, with the release of the iPhone. There it was, a perfectly packed 4.5-inch-long computer …

Smartwatches

7 Efficient Prefabs That Prove the Power of Modular Design

Resolution:4 Architecture creates astounding prefabricated homes that are tailored to their sites and the unique needs of their owners.<p>Founded in 1990 by Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz, Manhattan–based firm Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4) works on a broad range of architectural projects, but is …

Prefab Homes

Wanna Sleep Like a Baby? This Trainer Says You Should Do These 3 Essential Stretches

Pretty much every last one of us could use a stellar night's sleep. Whether you're stressed out at work, sore from your last workout, or dealing with …

Exercise

Couple Converts Old Shack Into A Desert Dream Home

How are there so many couples out there converting old houses? It seems like every other day we hear about another couple that made their own tiny …

"Westworld" Season 1 Recap

"The maze wasn't meant for you."<p><i>Fair warning: If you haven't watched Westworld Season 1, then don't read the following post unless you want all the plot spoilers.</i>

TV Series

Everything You Need to Know About the Mediterranean Diet to Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Live Longer

It seems that every other week, the Mediterranean diet is making headlines. And there’s a reason why this eating plan is touted as one of the world’s …

Nutrition

Discovering the Nearly-Lost Art of Hand-Painted Faux Woodgrain

Once upon a time, American automakers employed artisans to paint fake woodgrain on dashboards and trim panels. Done correctly, it can look better than the real thing.<p>When I bought my 1939 Ford DeLuxe convertible coupe, the original dash had been painted over in a single color. Not long after, I saw …

10 Books to Read if ‘A Brief History of Time’ Was Too Brief for You

Inspired by the late Stephen Hawking’s beloved best-seller, the hosts of the ‘BookLab’ podcast offer more mind-bending musings on space and …

Physics

Westworld’s creators will fight spoiler culture by spoiling season 2

It’s a social experiment, attempting to evoke the protective attitude around spoilers that Game of Thrones created<p><i>Update, April 10th, 8:13AM ET:</i> After <i>Westworld</i> co-creator Jonathan Nolan’s original Reddit post received more than 1,000 upvotes, he went back on Reddit and shared the “spoiler” video …

How Greece is reversing brain drain

Could venture capitalists offer Greece’s young talent a way to return home?<p>Antonios Chalkiopoulos’s story is typical of many Greeks. After studying in London, he returned to Athens in 2002 and worked in software engineering.<p>“Then the crisis happened,” he says. “I decided to go back to the UK and …

Venture Capital

How to write a killer report with Pages for Mac and iPad

Today we’re going to use the new features in Pages 4.0 to create an amazing report. If you need to write a book report, or create a longer document for school or work, the new Master Pages feature in Apple’s free word processor will prove extremely handy.<p>With Pages, it’s now easier than ever to …

The ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Live Concert Was Absolutely Incredible

We were part of the live audience ready to be taken to church by John Legend and company. Not only did we find salvation, we’d venture that this was …

Physical Activity is Associated with Higher Sleep Efficiency in the General Population: The CoLaus Study | Sleep

Study objectives<p>To evaluate the association of objective physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) with sleep duration and …

6 great things to do on a break to Santorini

Where decadent design meets a penchant for palm trees, it's no wonder Hackey's Palm Vaults is one of London's most Instagrammed cafés. Escape the …

5 Prefab Deck Kit Companies to Easily Upgrade Your Home

Better your home's indoor/outdoor connection with one of these DIY deck kits.<p>The arrival of warmer weather has us flocking outside and considering how to spruce up our outdoor spaces—and one quick, simple route is to install a deck system. Typically available in treated wood or composite materials …

Prefab Homes

A Shipping Container Prefab Lab Is Built in Only 4 Hours

A two-story, shipping container prefab offers a speedy solution to shortages of space on campus.<p>When classroom space was becoming limited for at Bard College in New York's Hudson Valley, representatives from the school looked to MB Architecture for a fast, effective fix. By utilizing prefabricated …

Prefab Homes

Smart Configurations for Small Kitchens

Small spaces sometimes have to host essential functions. How can you incorporate the kitchen into your design in the best possible way when your …

This Shockingly Simple Move Stopped My Kid From Constantly Interrupting Me

If you’ve had enough of “Mom, mom, mom, mom, <i>mooooom</i>!” this little trick is for you.<p>We’ve all been there: You’re at the playground trying to chat with …

Country Lifestyle

Window-tint tech comes out of the darkness

Understand how modern window tinting works and you'll love your car inside and out.<p>At a quick glance, window tint just looks like a dyed plastic sheet. But at $100 a yard, the new films are actually thin, transparent sheets of nanotechnology.<p>What was once a market dominated by darkness now also …

Hung Up

Get a Killer Home Office for Under $300 With These Tips from an Interior Designer

And they're simple too.<p>Working from home has never been as easy or popular as it is today. So having a home office that feels organized and looks …

iPhone is made in America, Tim Cook insists

It clearly makes Tim Cook angry that people think the iPhone is made in China. “It’s not true that iPhone isn’t built in the United States,” Apple’s CEO said today.<p>The design work definitely happens in the United States. However, Cook points out that Apple suppliers produce many components in this …

Hygge Supply: The Kit House Reimagined from Northern Michigan

After working in fashion event production for 12 years, Kelly Sean Karcher, who splits his time between Brooklyn and the Leelanau Peninsula in …

Could ‘granny flats’ be the solution to America’s affordable-housing crisis?

In-law suites, granny flats, accessory dwelling units — whatever you call them, developers and housing economists say these units could be a cure to …

Mindfulness meditation is huge, but science isn’t sure how, or whether, it works

Meditation: It’s celebrated as a therapeutic tool to help ease stress, anxiety, depression, addiction and chronic pain. It’s come into vogue as a way to enhance human performance, finding its way into classrooms, businesses, locker rooms and smartphones through apps such as Headspace and Calm. …

Mindfulness