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How to Taste: Coffee

Professional growers, sellers, and baristas try coffee at controlled tastings called cuppings, but the average person may not know what separates a great cup of coffee from one that's sold by a vested, mustachio'd server at an overpriced but minimally decorated modern coffee bar.<p>As with all things, …


Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.<p>Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter …

Kung Fu

Meet The Startup That Wants To Calculate Your Romantic Chemistry Through Genetics

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Nazuki Andoh, 37, and Jesse Gronwall, 30, received a small kit in the mail. It contained two test tubes, which the couple spit in, packed up in a prepaid envelope, and shipped away. Weeks later, they received a 30-page report called “Your Love Manual,” which delivered …

Immune System

Articles about 6 reading nooks we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Rugs don't just belong in cozy mountain lodges—as proven by a new summer collection from Brooklyn dealer Aelfie.<p>If your manuscript is far from being illuminated, it’s time to drop the task at hand and find a new lamp to read by.<p>From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a …

San Francisco

Artist Paints Ephemeral Portraits on Vintage Paper Using Coffee as a Medium

Michael Aaron Williams is globally recognized for his statement street art that aims to provoke dialogue and stimulate social commentary. However, the Tennessee native has also become renowned for his detailed coffee paintings that capture the ephemeral nature of his subjects. Intimate and fragile, …


Honest talk about private health services is long overdue

Last week, Saskatchewan passed legislation that allows patients to pay privately for MRIs. Quebec also introduced legislation that will allow physicians to bill for a range of "ancillary" products and services, ranging from eye drops to colonoscopies.<p>These moves were greeted with predictably …

10 game-changing companies that are on track to revolutionize how we treat illness

From innovations in precision medicine that aim to make treatments customizable to patients to cures for some of the world's deadliest diseases, our treatments are shaping up to look very different in the next decade.<p>Here are the top 10 drug companies to watch.


At this Ontario cottage, you are in an architect's hands, but nature is in charge

How do you make a building disappear?<p>This was Ian MacDonald’s task when he designed a new cottage for his family. The site is an island in Ontario’s Georgian Bay: blue water and rocky shore, one of the iconic Canadian landscapes.<p>“It’s tough and beautiful, but you are very exposed,” MacDonald says. …


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21 time-management lessons everyone should learn in their 20s

You can waste a tremendous amount of time by trying to multitask or focusing too much on unimportant details.<p>Montreal-based designer and author Étienne Garbugli has struggled with all of that. As he's gotten older, he's learned how to manage his time and workload more effectively and has analyzed …

Time Management

15 Healthy Ways to Use a Can of Tuna

A can of tuna is a lot of things: it’s a staple of the thrifty and a godsend for those times when you don’t really feel like cooking. It’s the …