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15 Modern Playhouses for Cheerful Backyards

There is a real balancing act for families with young kids who prefer modern styles of decorating. You definitely want your home to feel welcoming …

Landscaping

Scan and print anything from your phone

Take your office with you<p>Companies like Apple and Google are eager for mobile users to do more of their computing on the go, and that extends to printing and scanning. It's easier than you might think to print out a PDF or to scan in a document using nothing but your phone.<p>As you might have …

Apps

6 quick tricks for doing more with Google Maps

Get from A to B much faster<p>Since its February 2005 launch, Google Maps has grown to become one of the most useful apps on the web and on mobile. In fact, it has transformed the way we travel so thoroughly that it's hard to imagine getting around without some sort of map app in hand. As …

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy to be around. You just like them.<p>But scientists generally aren't satisfied with answers like that, and they've spent years trying to pinpoint the exact factors that draw one person to …

Psychology

These photos force you to look the victims of climate change in the eye

Popular Science Blogs<p>Nexus Media News<p>An interview with photographer Joel Sartore<p><i>Joel Sartore has made it his mission to bring the planet’s most strange and exotic creatures into your living room. He shot nearly 400 portraits for his latest book, *The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the</i> …

Nature

California is about to explode with a spectacular wildflower display

California's parched, drought-stricken landscape was soaked this winter by ceaseless storms, creating the perfect conditions for a spectacular floral display.<p>In coming weeks, wildflowers will bloom in colorful profusion, carpeting the state's undulating hills and grassy valleys, especially in …

Cannabis

This Man Hiked the Entire Route of the Keystone XL Pipeline

From Canada to Texas, Ken Ilgunas encountered environmental devastation, climate-change denial, and the kindness of strangers.<p>Within a week of his inauguration, President Trump signed an executive memorandum reviving the Keystone XL pipeline that President Obama had previously blocked. But Trump’s …

Master Photoshop | 20 Brilliant Tutorials You Should Try

If you want to master Photoshop, these brilliant tutorials will surely help you a lot! We selected some of the best Photoshop tutorials that show …

Graphics

How to grow houseplants from food scraps

Simple ways to get really unusual, beautiful houseplants for free. All you need is a little patience<p>Exotic houseplants are now well and truly back at the forefront of fashion<p>After a long hiatus since their 80s heyday, houseplants are now well and truly back at the forefront of horticultural …

Plants

Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for Decades

Geologists couldn't account for the strange landforms of eastern Washington State. Then a high school teacher dared to question the scientific dogma of his day.<p>In the middle of eastern Washington, in a desert that gets less than eight inches of rain a year, stands what was once the largest …

Earth Science

New Year’s Resolution! Enjoy These 8 Good-for-You Recipes in 2015

Healthy foods and recipes to enjoy this year.<p>We all vow to eat better when the new year rolls around. But instead of just thinking about about all …

Healthy Eating

Dwell

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Architecture

3 Simple Ways To Try This Year To Become Happier And Mentally Stronger

Were you frustrated, upset, sad, and discouraged by 2016? All of the above? Most people have resolved to make 2017 a better year and, if you’re …

Happiness

Mentally Strong People Don't Just Tell Themselves To Be Happy, They Do These 4 Things

Do you ever find yourself wondering why you aren’t happier? Sometimes, it seems like the act of <i>saying</i> you’re happy isn’t enough to actually make you …

Happiness

'We Got Schooled': Couple travels full-time with off-grid school bus tiny home (Video)

The growth of the tiny house movement in recent years has re-ignited interest in the idea of living a simpler lifestyle. It has also revived …

LinkedIn Just Rolled Out A Redesign—Here’s How To Clean Up Your Profile

Now that LinkedIn has a new look, it’s time to update your account–starting with these four cuts.<p>With its largest desktop redesign ever, LinkedIn is fighting the good fight against distraction. The 2017 updates make for less clutter across the platform and a more focused experience on every front, …

Employment

Bill Nye's New Netflix Show Will Save Us All

The Science Guy is coming back in April, and he might be just what our turbulent earth so desperately needs right now.<p>In terms of environmental protection, things are already looking pretty bleak. Last year was the hottest one ever recorded, the Antarctic ice shelf is cracking like an ice cube in a …

Bill Nye
Renewable Energy

Panasonic's first indoor farm can grow over 80 tons of greens per year — take a look inside

Panasonic may be known for its consumer electronics, but the Japanese company is also venturing into indoor agriculture.<p>In 2014, Panasonic started growing leafy greens inside a warehouse in Singapore and selling them to local grocers and restaurants. At the time, the 2,670-square-foot farm produced …

Aquaponics

Secret Rainier: A Monument and Some Columns

by Mickey Eisenberg and Gene Yore<p>This installment of Our Secret Rainier guides you to a monument and some amazing basalt columns in the national …

Outbuilding of the Week: A “Secret Room” in Upstate New York

When Norwegian-British visual artist Jason Koxvold built his home in Ellenville, New York, he got an added bonus. He was able to salvage wood from …

10 Essential Rules to Live Like a Zen Monk and Be More Productive

You don’t have to be a Zen monk to find great inspiration in the way they live their lives. The simplicity, concentration and mindfulness with every …

Not a Single Person on This Remote Island Has Acne—Here's Why

Imagine a small, remote tropical island surrounded by crystal clear water where fresh produce and fish are abundant, the morale is upbeat and happy, …

8 great uses of typography in business cards

Creating a great business card is all about playing to your strengths, and conveying what you’re about in both the text and the design itself.<p>So …

What Happened When I Forced Myself To Wake Up At 5 A.M. Every Day For A Month

Some early risers might get more done, but it turns out there are times when getting up earlier can make you less productive.<p>Early risers get a lot of good press: They are supposedly more productive and possibly better problem solvers. But after a month of forcing myself out of bed at 5 a.m., I …

Sleep

Armchair archaeology: find lost civilisations using your laptop

Ever fancied making like Indiana Jones and searching for ancient treasures? Now you can do it in your pyjamas<p>Indiana Jones had to eat chilled monkey brains, escape from snake pits and punch Nazis. I’m at home in my pyjamas, looking at blurry bits of ground and using 90 seconds of training to click …

Archaeology

Tesla’s SolarCity expands in Florida through its partnership with Airbnb

Tesla and Airbnb, a home-sharing platform, have been getting closer through partnerships over the last year. First directly between the two companies when they announced a new program to install charging stations at Airbnb host homes and then through SolarCity after the announcement of the merger …

Solar Power

A startup founder worth $15 million explains why entrepreneurs should think like farmers, not suits

My path to becoming a tech startup founder with more than $15 million in funding hasn’t been conventional. My formative years were spent living and working on my family’s farm in Gladbrook, Iowa, a town with a population of around 1,000. I didn’t attend college on either coast, develop a knack for …

Entrepreneurship

How to Improve Your Credit Score

While the holidays have been over for weeks, the impact on your credit score may just be starting. If you opened new credit cards to nab a discount …

Personal Finance