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How to ride the last remaining sleeper trains

Is there a rail traveller alive who doesn’t love the romance of a night train? The very idea of gliding out of one great European city in the warm glow of an evening to wake up in the cool morning light of another is, even in the prosaic surroundings of modern standard sleeper berths, simply …

Why a trip to Auckland in New Zealand should be your next cheap getaway

It is not that Auckland gets a lot of bad press, despite the opinion of the tour operator at a hostel in the centre of city. ‘It is rubbish, get out …

New Zealand

Marvelous Mechanisms with Ben Light

On Instagram, <i>Make:</i> friend and contributor, Ben Light, has been posting a series of short videos showing his experiments with different types of clever and unusual mechanisms — hinges, pistons, springs, actuators, hydraulics, etc. Looking at such designs, thinking about them, and definitely in …

Futuristic green city design runs like a real rainforest in Malaysia

If money were no object, what would the ideal city of the future look like? Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) answered that question with …

Ikea's refugee shelter declared best design of 2016

Ikea's Better Shelter refugee shelter has been declared the 2016 Beazley Design of the Year by London's Design Museum. Beating competition from the …

Solar Panels

How to Book the Cheapest Flights (Based on Recent Travel Trends)

There’s a lot of conflicting travel advice online for finding the cheapest flights, and a lot of advice which is repeated so often it’s now general …

How User-Centered Design Will Skyrocket Your Conversion Rate

“Keep it simple, kid.”This quick phrase could’ve saved me hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars, but like so many beginners before me, I didn’t …

User-centered Design

Your Phone Can Now Instantly Translate Japanese Text

Learning a new language is hard. And if there’s a new alphabet involved—like there is with Japanese for English-speaking travelers—it’s even …

Don't Leave Hawaii Without Trying These Island Must-Do's

Feel the power of the thundering Akaka Falls while hiking through the park. (Photo: Alamy)<p>If you’re planning a visit to Hawaii for the first time, it …

Web Development Reading List #167: On Team Retreats, Immutable Cache, And Eliminating Clearfix Hacks

When working in a team, we focus so much on the work, that we often forget that we all have something in common. Something that is so obvious that we …

5 logo trends for 2017 you need to know about

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: nobody thinks good design is about copying others. But nor does good design exist in a vacuum. So it’s …

Discover 20 Websites To Download Free Stock Video Resources

The video is growing year after year and every marketer swears you should create more video content.<p>The video content is great, but the thing is that it takes time, effort and skills to create something you are proud of and your audience finds valuable. Luckily, there’s a solution. Use free stock …

How we’re using Component Based Design

Component Based Design is often talked about in context of large, complex projects. In this post we’re making the case that it can also be very …

Lasting Memories From My Trip to Ireland: These Highlights Will Probably Be Yours Too

<b>Authored by Pitor Nowak</b><p>I was always under the impression that Irish landscapes were too beautiful to be true. Being an outdoors person with a love of …

The 7 most incredible train trips to take in Europe

If you care more about the journey than the destination, take the scenic route on a luxe European train tour. Get sweeping views of the mountians and hills while you travel in style on these breathtaking train routes.

National Parks

Comparing WeMo Smart Plugs

A quick review of the Mini Smart Plug, Insight Switch and Switch<p>In a recent post on home automation, I mentioned that I was using some WeMo plugs to …

50 Children's Books You Should Definitely Reread as an Adult

Some stories become better and sweeter over time.<p>Some stories become better and sweeter over time.

A Top-10 List Of 2017 Travel Trends And Destinations

‘Tis is the month for 2017 predictions: Co-founder and CEO Swapnil Shinde of the personal travel concierge app, Mezi, shares his thoughts on top destinations and travel trends for 2017. And I add my opinions, too!<p>Top 2017 travel trends:<p>“Bleisure” Boom: Mixing business with pleasure is a definite …

Travel

Where to travel every month of the year

In order to help plan your next trip, we consulted Lonely Planet's "Where to Go When" guide, which acts as a trip planner for every month of the year.<p>The guide provides 30 recommendations for each month of the year based on unmissable events, as well as which places are cheapest or have the best …

Loneliness

12 spots to frequent in Tokyo if you want to be a true local

Saying Tokyo is overwhelming to visit is a gross understatement. Searching for a decent happy place to unwind or simply enjoy a lazy afternoon can …

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

The best job search sites

Regardless of how the job market is doing at any given moment, finding employment will always feels like work in and of itself. As more and more …

Employment

6 foolproof ways to improve your graphic design skills

It can be easy to get stuck in a rut as a designer. You find a style or niche that makes the most of what you're good at, and before you know it your …

Graphic Design

Best E-Commerce Platforms for 2017 | Inc.com

Due to increasing competition and the growing demands of customers for ultra-convenience, ecommerce companies continue to innovate and deliver increasingly powerful features of their platforms. There are a few things to keep in mind to find the best ecommerce platform for your needs.<p>In May 2016, …

6 in-demand skills you can learn online

However, the advent of sophisticated technology — which propelled the development of many apps, software and social media — has made skills and knowledge easily disseminated and accessible.<p><b>Related: 8 Free Training Tools That Will Help You Excel at Your Job</b><p>There are countless websites readily …

7 Ways To Up Your Tech Game in Your Home

You’re connected to technology 24/7 in some way or another, especially at home. It makes perfect sense that your house should be connected as well. …

Scientists tested 3 ways to psych yourself up. One was the clear winner.

Let's say you're playing a game of soccer. And it's not going well.<p>It's been a long, tough game so far, and while everyone on your team has been …

Marriott’s CIO says mobile apps are changing the guest experience

Hotel giant Marriott International Inc. MAR, -0.52% is working to craft a customer experience that is the right mix of high-tech and highly …

14 Surprising Psychological Reasons Someone Might Fall In Love With You

<b>3. If you display the right facial expression.</b><p>Happiness is generally attractive on women — but not so much on men.<p>In 2011, researchers conducted …