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The 33 Best White Paints According To Top Interior Designers

White paint can make or break a room. Here, what you need to know about the best shades.<p>If you think there is a universal white paint out there, you're wrong. White paints come in a spectrum of hues just like any other color, and there are definitely some stand outs among the many options out …

Home Decorating

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lilium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Aerospace

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

Nutrition

The Life and Death of Nigel, the World’s Loneliest Seabird

LONDON — The story of a lonely seabird named Nigel who tried to woo a mate that had a heart of stone and died on an uninhabited island off New Zealand has captivated many on social media.<p>Footage of the bird preening and cooing as he fruitlessly courted a decoy made of concrete has been watched …

Birds

15 influential art and design movements you should know

As a designer, inspiration can come from anywhere. But sometimes influences, attitudes and approaches converge to form a coherent movement that has a …

Art

Jeff Bezos Just Shared His 3-Step Formula for Success--and It's Absolutely Brilliant

Bezos is at it again, this time announcing his intention to shake up the American healthcare industry. His strategy for doing so teaches some valuable lessons.<p>Shockwaves were sent through the healthcare industry yesterday when three corporate powerhouses, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan …

Jeff Bezos

How to Wash Pillows: A Chore You Should Do Multiple Times a Year

Need a compelling reason to read up on how to wash pillows? This should do the trick: After two years, dead skin cells, bugs, dust mites, and …

Dogs

8 of the World’s Best Natural Hot Springs and How to Find Them

So deep into winter, it’s only natural for those of us tired of daily commutes in the early dark to start thinking of the warmer places we’d rather …

60 Uplifting Quotes to Read When You are Having a Bad Day

<b>Keep smiling because positivity attracts positivity.</b><p>When you feel your day is not going as expected, don’t let worries hover in your mind. Take a few …

What Are The Industries Of The Future And How Can We Prepare?

Alec Ross, Author and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at John Hopkins University, shares his predictions on the five industries of the future.<p>Most people have heard the statistic that 65% of jobs that today's students will hold haven't even been created yet. Those numbers have been around for years, …

4 Essential Innovation Skills That Anybody Can Master

Great innovators aren't prima donnas or glory seekers, they are problem solvers<p>I spent the majority of my adult life managing organizations and I always felt enormous pressure to innovate, but whenever I went looking for guidance, what I found was a confused jumble. Disruptive innovation, design …

Thinking About Design Thinking

I had a great morning convo with my Automattic Design colleague Mike Shelton that took me down the rabbit hole of successive Google image searches …

Design Thinking

Japan: Little wonder on Shikoku

<b>Off the main tourist routes in Japan there are other wild and peaceful worlds to explore, writes Belinda Merhab.</b><p>'Get down! Get down! Get …

New Zealand News

The nation's top cancer doctors are asking people to drink less in an unprecedented warning

It's not every day that a group of the nation's top cancer doctors asks people to curb their drinking.<p>In a statement released Tuesday, the American Society of Clinical Oncology outlined research tying alcohol to two types of cancer and told Americans to drink less.<p>"ASCO believes that a proactive …

Cancer

Leading Stanford climate scientist builds incredible net zero home, complete with Tesla Powerwall

A leading climate scientist — who has dedicated his career to proving the feasibility of transitioning the world off fossil fuels — walks the walk …

Clean Energy

BIM - Ends Architect’s Pendulum Swing between Symbolism & Innovation | Hi-Tech CADD Services

Since the ancient times, architects and all those involved in building construction have been on the opposite sides. Usually, the general perception …

Engineering

Design principle: Aesthetics

The power of beauty in designToday’s article is about understanding what is aesthetic design and its importance for the perception of usability. …

Product Design

Architects’ 8 Favorite Warm Gray Paints

When it comes to choosing gray paint, looks can be deceiving: Often grays that look fine on a swatch end up being too blue-toned on a wall, making …

My Dario

When was the last time you got excited about your blood glucose meter?<p>Well if you have the all-in-one Dario™ Blood Glucose Monitoring System in your …

iOS widgets: 6 of the best to replace Apple’s own

iOS widgets are a great way to check in on your day. Apple gave us its own take on widgets with the core apps built into iOS 10, but you can do better.<p>If you’ve never taken a look at some of the great third-party iOS widgets available, you’re missing out. Here are six of our favorite iOS widgets to …

iOS

Top Five Remote Island Getaways

It is not uncommon to feel a certain melancholy in the grip of the winter months. Morning frost clinging to car windscreens, perpetual colds and …

Indigenous Peoples

Free Architecture School? It’s Not As Crazy As It Sounds

Some schools are changing architectural education by eliminating tuition. Could it help make the profession more relevant and diverse?<p>When it comes to diversity in architecture, the statistics are jarring. For instance, African-Americans comprise 12% of the U.S. population, but only 2% of …

Paula Scher

Kyoto: One Perfect Walk

<i>Photo courtesy Shu Nakada.</i><p><i>See the best of old Kyoto in one picture-perfect stroll.</i><p>This hillside walk lets you taste, touch, and see the historical Kyoto of stone-paved streets, traditional architecture, and tiled roofs you traveled so far to find. Three narrow streets by famous Kiyomizu Temple …

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, …

Wellness

Powerful new drawing app Linea is perfect for Apple Pencil

Iconfactory, the awesome team behind apps like Twitterrific and Flare, just launched a stellar new drawing app for iPad. It’s called Linea, and it’s a perfect match for Apple Pencil, offering all the tools you’ll need for sketching, taking notes, and more.<p>“Modern drawing apps are powerful, but they …

Apple Pencil

See for Yourself If Obamacare Increased Health Care Costs

Companies took advantage of these lower-cost and flexible plans. Third, home health care took off, growing by 32.5 percent a year.<p>Between 1983 and …

Health Care

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 …

Japan

15 apps for your iPhone that are better than the ones Apple made

Thankfully, though, the App Store is overflowing with alternative apps, many of which are better than Apple's.<p>Whether you're looking to organize your photos, get work done, or get around town, we've scoured the App Store for the best apps that are better than the default ones on your iPhone.

Apps

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

The Best of Sketching in 2016

From traditional to digital and everything in between<p>We noticed a popularity in sketching articles this year, ranging from traditional pen and paper …