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This Kickstarter Jacket Will Keep Your Stuff Safe While Traveling

Ladies and gents, your travel wardrobe woes are about to be solved — in the form of a jacket. This Kickstarter campaign is sourcing funding to bring their super sweet travel jacket to market. Based in Minneapolis, MN, Anywhere Apparel was started by a group of young wanderers who realized during …

The best spots for incredible views in 15 cities around the world

Iconic buildings such as New York City's Empire State Building and Paris' Eiffel Tower attract long lines of tourists and often have high prices.<p>Most big cities though have other options for breathtaking skyline views.<p>From Taipei to Toronto, we've rounded up 15 lesser-known places where you can …

10 Travel Hacks That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Trip

Pro travelers are always game for a travel hack, especially when it's one they've never thought of before. A single game-changing trick can mean the difference between horrendous jet lag or stolen belongings and total travel contentment.<p>Thankfully we've landed this list of genius improvements -- …

How Dalziel and Pow Realized This Awesome Interactive Touch Wall

The London studio explains the construction of its touch-animated display.<p>The branding and retail design studio Dalziel and Pow sparked some interest …

25 Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier - DIY & Crafts

Fighting Oil With Oil<p>Believe it or not, you can actually remove greasy buildup on your stove hood and stovetop with oil. That sounds weird we know, …

LED Lightbulb Becomes First Consumer Product To Use Graphene

Graphene is an incredible material. The substance can conduct electricity and heat with extreme efficiency, and is about 100 times stronger than steel, making it one of the most hyped materials of the 21st century. There’s also hope that graphene could be effective at fighting cancer stem cells, …

G-Pod

The G-Pod, designed by architect Dan Sparks, is not your average shipping container home. This transformative building comes fully equipped. The …

Shipping Containers

24 Signs You're A Good Traveler

You may love to travel, but just because you enjoy taking vacations and visiting far-flung destinations doesn't mean you're good at it. Unfortunately, simply liking travel isn't enough. There are a few traits that every good traveler should possess.<p>If you've ever wondered if you have what it takes, …

How Facebook Plans To Turn Shopping Into Texting

If Facebook Messenger has its way, retailers will have a very intimate platform to talk to you, and sell you more.<p>Today, online shopping is a cold experience filled with sterile UI. You add something to a “shopping cart” that’s really just a list of stuff. You enter your credit card and shipping …

19 Genius Ways To Organize Your Garage

5. Create this clever organization unit with upcycled plastic jars.<p>Chez Larsson<p>Advertisement<p>6. Use pre-divided storage containers to store small …

Genius

Danger Zone: 7 Essential Skills for Staying Alive in the Wild

Rod Alne has spent the better part of four decades navigating high-pressure situations in some of the world’s most demanding and unforgiving locales. …

Outdoors

Make Your Clothing Fit Perfectly With These 10 No-Sew Fixes

It's a bummer when your favorite clothes no longer fit right, or what was once a perfectly good piece now has a big flaw. But don't give up and head …

10 DIY Ways to Amp Up Builder-Grade Basics

Ditch the cookie-cutter look in your kitchen and bathroom.<p>Ditch the cookie-cutter look in your kitchen and bathroom. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com

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.

Hardscaping 101: Steel Factory-Style Windows and Doors

Last week Michelle inspired us with 11 Facades with Factory Windows. The aesthetic harkens back to the greenhouses, factories, and warehouses of the …

Architecture

Vertical farm can make 44,000 pounds of tomatoes on the side of a parking lot

Project lets Wyoming town keep growing food all year long<p>The Wyoming town of Jackson gets long and bitter winters. One mile above sea level in a landlocked state, months of heavy snow leave the town unable to grow much of its own produce, forcing it to import fresh fruit and vegetables from other …

Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says

There's no way to diagnose a stroke before it happens, but researchers say they've identified a clue to help doctors predict who's at risk – the amount of sleep they get at night.<p>Older adults who said they slept more than eight hours were 46% more likely to suffer strokes in the next decade than …

Medicine

How To Design The World’s Biggest Airport Terminal

How do you make an airport terminal that spans 173 acres feel like anything but a monster? Zaha Hadid attempts the impossible in Beijing.<p>Beijing’s new airport is going to be a monster. At 7.5 million square feet, it covers about the same amount of space as 130 football fields put together–all …

When You Travel, Leave Your Baggage Behind

When I was a little boy, I used to spin the globe. And wherever my finger would land, I was destined to someday visit -- and have a best friend there. Of this, I was certain. For I had the DNA of an explorer, and nesting was 'for the birds.'<p>I have lived my life much in the way I imagined. I am …

8 Google Maps Hacks That Will Change The Way You Travel

We knew Google Maps could show us the world. But we didn't know the app could pull quite so many game-changing travel tricks.<p>From booking a black car to planning a ski route, this little tool is primed to completely revamp the way we travel. Here are some of the smartest Google Maps hacks to enjoy …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Dog Leash Holder

Dog owners will love this personalized dog leash holder! A piece of wood, a wipes container and a couple of hooks make it stylish yet inexpensive.<p>Get …

Oh, look: An Android Wear watch that looks like a watch

Image copyright LG.LG was Google’s primary hardware partner to develop the first Android Wear smartwatch last year and now it’s taking the next step …

Wearable Tech

How-To: DIY Coral-Inspired Paper Lamp

With so many low-temperature lightbulbs on the market right now, paper lamps are definitely on the rise in practicality and popularity. And, with a little folding, twisting, and cutting, you can make some really fantastically organic shapes that produce really interesting interactions between light …

Crafting

The New Looks Now: Spring’s Biggest Trends Organized, Simplified, and Explained

The New Looks Now<p>The season’s biggest trends — organized, simplified, and explained.<p>Photographs by BOBBY DOHERTY<p>Fall collections are currently …

Fashion Week

Super Easy Snow Storm Project- DIY Wall Texture

I got a little hut happy during one of the recent snow storms and decided to deck out the boy's room with some wall pattern. I was going to stencil …

Gardening Tips Pt I: DIY Raised Beds

Let’s talk about gardening. Do you keep a garden? It’s such a great way to be economical with your time and money, plus it encourages eating a …

Gardening