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The Cocoon Smart Home will harvest rainwater, solar energy and organic veggies in the Caribbean

This self-sufficient home topped with a soaring cocoon-like structure envisions new heights of off-grid living. The Cocoon Smart Home, designed by …

Clean Energy

30 Ways to Use a Can of Chickpeas

Chickpeas are such a versatile ingredient. You can roast chickpeas and add them to salads, use them as a substitute for croutons in soups, or turn …

Chickpeas

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Men Make With Their Suits

The cardinal sins of tailoring<p>Whether it's your daily wardrobe routine or a special occasion-only affair that sends you into an immediate cold sweat, being able to wear a suit is an essential part of being a grown-up. Meaning that you, a proper big grown-up, will need to leave the house in <i>at least</i> …

Men's Fashion

How to deep clean your mattress

Your mattress is a mite magnet. Here's how to get it clean.<p>Your mattress is probably the last thing you think about cleaning, but chances are it's pretty gross. Humans shed around 1.5 grams of skin a day. That amount can feed about 1 million dust mites, and these bugs are huge contributors to …

Mattresses

7 fantastic wall covering ideas for your kitchen

When it comes to finishing your new kitchen with a real aplomb, you have to think about how you will decorate your walls. With so many variations of …

Praise Be! The Best Gospel Songs Of All Time

You don’t have to be religious to be affected by the power of gospel music. After all, <b>it influenced soul and R&B music</b> – along with rock’n’roll …

Who Gets Speeding Tickets and Why?

While we can't guarantee you won't get a ticket, here's what you can do to try to avoid getting pulled over.<p>As an attorney, I get asked all the time about what will and will not get you ticketed when driving. Are you safe driving 10 MPH over the speed limit? What about age? Who is most likely to …

Law Enforcement

11 beautiful ways to use stone beds in your gardens

Gardens are a wonderful addition to any property, that's a given, but the amount of up-keep they can require puts so many people off! We understand …

5 Ways to Make Money Working as a Photographer this Month

If making money working as a photographer is new to you, you might feel intimidated, even terrified. It's easy to imagine yourself failing miserably …

The No-Bake Cookie Secret: It's Just Fudge

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>When I was growing up in Kentucky, no-bake cookies were a summer staple—a simple combination of sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa, boiled on the stove and then mixed with peanut butter and rolled oats. Dolloped into bite-size portions, …

A Little San Francisco Loft Filled with DIY Solutions

Max Heinritz, a software developer living in San Francisco, never thought of himself as much of a DIYer, until he was faced with the challenge of …

San Francisco

Scoop Fresh Air Into Your Car with This Window Vent

My first car had no air conditioning. In those days not many cars did. What we did have, though, were small triangular vent windows (Figure A) that pivoted outward to scoop buffeting gales of fresh air into the car, which cooled us by evaporation. It worked much better than you might think. It also …

100 Beautiful Kitchens To Inspire Your Kitchen Makeover

Kitchens are such versatile rooms. We use them to cook meals for ourselves and our families daily. They hold homework on the island or table. They …

8 unique kitchens that you'll want!

Who wants a kitchen that is exactly like everyone else's? Nobody we know, that's for sure! With that in mind, we went on a mission, to find some …

James Martin: how to make the ultimate burger

Chef James Martin shares his amazing burger recipe, served in a brioche bun with homemade mayonnaise and cheese<p>Burgers are about great meat, seasoning and nothing else. Served in a brioche bun with home-made mayo, this is the business. Proper home comfort food.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>500g minced beef …

James Martin

How to feel like you’re traveling — even when you’re not

CAN’T AFFORD TO TRAVEL? It’s cool — Pound Place has a guide for how to feel like you’re on the go, even if you aren’t.

How to Choose Your Cruise

There’s an ocean of choices out there.<p>As the fastest-growing sector of travel, with some 11 million people boarding vessels each year, the cruise …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

How This 24-year-old Runs a $70,000-a-month Business While Traveling the World

<i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>Aileen Adalid entered the corporate world at age 19 after graduating from De La Salle …

The fry-up is back: how to cook the perfect full English breakfast

Put on your aprons and whip out your frying pans; the Great British fry-up is enjoying a renaissance in kitchens across the UK. So far this year, we’ve eaten 10 per cent more fried breakfasts than last year, fresh sausage sales are up by 5.9 per cent and egg consumption at breakfast is up by 18 per …

Breakfast

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Quora

The Top 10 Industries For Freelancers

The most in-demand industries for freelancers probably aren’t what you’d think, which presents a new challenge for building skills.<p>As the freelance economy continues to grow, a number of industries have emerged as top employers, and they may not be the ones you typically associate with …

Market Report: March 20, 2016

New lighting, outdoor furniture, and an indoor growing system that has caught our eye:<p>Indoor Gardening<p>Above: Ikea just announced its new Krydda/Växer …

Birds of a feather: Stunning photos of budgies flocking to find water - Telegraph

Funny or Die 'Donald Trump' filmmakers talk about making the viral parody with Johnny Depp

If you think you've been exposed to a lot of<p>Donald Trumplately, try being Joe Randazzo.<p>Randazzo, the former editor of the Onion, spent months last year immersed in the collected clips and writings of the<p>GOPfront-runner, turning his research into a 1980s-set parody script for the website Funny or …

Donald Trump

The Useless Agony of Going Offline

Last month, shortly before five in the afternoon on Christmas Day, a man from Indiana fell to his death from atop an ocean lookout at Sunset Cliffs, in San Diego. He was, at the time, according to news accounts, focussed solely on an electronic device—a phone, or perhaps a camera—and seems to have …

University of Washington

Feel like you're at the movies with this cardboard home theater

You may have seen photos of people making a ‘home theater’ for their tablets and smart phones out of old boxes, but these Japanese designers have …

These 10 space images look unbelievable, but are actually real (pictures)

Astronomy