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Midcentury-Inspired Homes in This Texas Community Start in the Low $300Ks

Starlight Village, a new housing community in Leander, Texas, offers eight models that combine midcentury flair with modern convenience.<p>"Inspired by the Space Race and growing up in Air Force base housing, my husband, Michael, and I dreamed up a neighborhood built entirely of midcentury modern …

Living Rooms

What Ultimately Took Kate Spade And Anthony Bourdain Wasn’t Mental Illness. It Was Something Worse

In college, a quote hung on my wall: “Here I am. This is me. Get the h-ll out of the way.” To a nobody from New Jersey who dreamed of bigger things, …

Mental Health

A Vietnamese Abode Draws In Light With a Glass Atrium

Traditional and modern elements merge to striking effect in this renovated home north of Hanoi.<p>Named for the tapering roof structure that funnels sunlight into a small garden atrium, Hopper House in the Quảng An region of Vietnam pays homage to the architectural traditions of the northern part of …

Architecture

25 Things You Need to Do When You Move Into Your New Home

Take care of these vital tasks right away to avoid headaches later.<p>The minute you walk in to your new home, your mind will be racing with to-dos. …

Home Improvement

10 New Kitchen and Tabletop Disrupters

We’ve covered mattress disrupters (see 14 Upstart Mattress Companies), bedding disrupters (see Luxury Linens for Less, Online Edition), and furniture …

Ceramics

6 Hallway Hacks to Turn Them Into Usable Space

Put your corridors to work as storage, seating, or gallery space with these ideas.<p>Hallways don't just have to be connective space—they can serve a multitude of functions despite the challenges that their long, narrow proportions present. Below, find a practical guide to making hallways that aren't …

Hacking

Everyone Wants To Date Asian Babes: Data Proves This Myth Is Real

We like to think we live in a society where we don’t see color, race, and ethnicity. Yes, we know that’s not strictly true, but by thinking this way, …

Before & After: An Airy Summer Bedroom in a Catskills Farmhouse, Transformed with Paint

We’ve been enamored of florist turned writer Lisa Przystup’s pared-back 1800s farmhouse in the Catskills, with its simple bones and tumbleweeds as …

Swirling Spring in With the Noodles

Some cooks make the same red-sauce spaghetti all year round, and there’s nothing wrong with that. A beloved tradition shouldn’t be abandoned for the sake of variety, and, in my estimation, perfectly cooked pasta with the right amount of tomato sauce is an uplifting experience.<p>One example: I …

Asian Ancestors Detected in DNA Study in Mexico

IRAPUATO, MEXICO—According to a report in <i>Science Magazine</i>, population geneticist Juan Esteban Rodríguez and his advisor, Andrés Moreno-Estrada, of …

A New, Lethal Tick-Borne Virus is Threatening East Asia

South Korea's first case of 2018 emerged in early April.<p>A report from South Korean public health officials has confirmed the return of a potentially …

Public Health

Here’s What It Looks Like Inside the Handmade Sketchbooks of a Well-Traveled Artist

Over the last 13 years, artist José Naranja has been filling pocket-sized notebooks with his own visual diary. By illustrating his daily experiences, observations, ideas, and memories, Naranja considers his ongoing project as “a love letter to notebooks, a flight of fancy and also a part of [him].” …

Art

The Best Cheeses For Grilled Cheese, According To People Who Truly Know

This'll inspire you to take your relationship with grilled cheese to the next level.<p>Warning: American cheese has no place in this story.<p>While it’s hard to deny the melty perfection of a diner-style grilled cheese sandwich made with slices of American cheese or even Kraft singles, most experts …

Teen Spends 3 Months Building Scale Model of Manhattan From Recycled Computer Parts

At just 17-years-old, Zayd Menk is going viral with an incredible project he submitted in his art class. Taking a little over 3 months to complete, the young artist from Zimbabwe meticulously constructed a .0635:100 scale model of midtown Manhattan using recycled electronics.<p>It took a total of 263 …

Skyscrapers

The Only Two Vanguard Index Funds You Need for Retirement

Investing doesn't need to be complicated or expensive. Build a dirt-cheap portfolio that can last a lifetime with just one stock ETF and one bond ETF.<p>…

Flu Vaccine Based On Influenza Virus Genome Could Reduce Healthcare Costs

Scientists are trying a new approach to developing vaccines that could lead to the production of a flu vaccine capable of effectively targeting a …

Artist Reimagines Everyday Objects as Spectacular Spaceship Designs

As children, many of us would have played with inanimate objects and integrated them into our fantasy adventures—perhaps a TV remote became a rocket, or a shoe was a steamboat. One artist who is keeping childhood imagination alive is San Francisco-based digital artist Eric Geusz, who turns everyday …

The One Dish Rick Bayless Is Obsessed with Making in His Pressure Cooker

If you're Italian, this might upset you.<p>Even celebrity chefs are not immune to the allure of the pressure cooker, known to many as the Instant Pot, a …

Powerful HIV-neutralizing response possible in most people, study by San Diego researchers finds

In an advance toward an effective HIV vaccine, San Diego researchers have shown how cells vital to stopping the virus can be made to multiply. The …

How This NFL Wide Receiver Beat His Injuries, Got Back Into Shape, and Made the Playoffs

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery shares his 6 best workout tips<p>How do you build a body that’s durable 365 days a year and still train hard?<p>Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has finally cracked that code. Jeffery, who will take center stage for the Eagles this weekend …

Football (U.S.)

Stanley Bay House

Muskoka, Ontario, Canada<p>Sited overlooking beautiful Lake Joseph, Stanley Bay Cottage is anchored into the surrounding granite stone with a lower level walk out facing the lake. The varying roof planes of the building are inspired by the sloping landscapes. Upon approach, the lake is revealed …

New technique could reveal immunotherapy targets

Stanford scientists have developed a biochemical screen that identifies molecules critical to immunotherapy for a host of diseases, including …

Key to immune system’s memory revealed

Monash University scientists have defined a novel molecular ‘blueprint’ that plays a pivotal part in the immune system’s ability to fight disease by …

We Finally Know How Our Immune Cells Remember Diseases For So Long

They're like infection-fighting veterans.<p>For many of us, remembering faces from 30 years ago can be something of a challenge. But cells in our immune …

Immunotherapy

The Best House Plans Under 2,000 Square Feet

Because good things come in small packages.<p>When it comes to the perfect home size, we don’t subscribe to the ‘bigger is better’ mentality. In fact, …

Country Lifestyle

Agri Chapel / Yu Momoeda Architecture Office

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This is a Japanese-wooden chapel with a fractal structure system. The site is surrounded by a large …

National Parks

We Found a Truckful of $40,000 35mm Film Processing Machines from 2003

Imagine finding a truck full of brand new 35mm film processing machines. That’s what happened two weeks ago, though the reality of what we found has …

Middle School

How to Use This Secret Tool to Find Amazing Flight Deals

Even if you've never heard of Matrix by ITA software, you've certainly seen its magic at work. It powers both Google Flights as well as KAYAK, and is …

Google Flights

5 Signs That Your Glutes Are Weak as Hell

Your glutes are a key muscle group. Don't ignore them before it's too late<p>We talk a lot about the importance of building your core, but your glutes are also incredibly important. If your glutes are weak, it can throw off your balance, your posture, and perhaps even your entire athletic …

Pain

A Designer Completely Transforms a Little 1950s House With $125K

In her first solo project, a young designer remakes a raw 850-square-foot house in Culver City by herself and on a tight budget.<p>When architectural designer Samantha Mink fell in love with what she calls "a weirdo house on a unique street" in Culver City, California, she knew its transformation …