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10 Smart and Surprising Under-Stair Design Solutions

A sloped ceiling, low-head height, and limited access to sunlight might spell out some design restrictions, but that doesn’t mean that the area under a staircase is doomed to be a completely unusable space in your home.<p>10) Kid-Sized Library

J. K. Rowling

15 Modern Floor Lamps That Prove Great Style Doesn't Come at a Price

Interior designers call lighting the jewelry of home décor for good reason: No room is complete without it. A statement lamp has the power to add …

Home Decorating

How Satya Nadella helped Microsoft get its groove back

"Mixer is just the most fascinating thing," Satya Nadella says. He's examining a large terminal situated in his office, where he stands before a …

Why You Should Become a Wine Snob

We are all for cheap, trashy beer—but when it comes to wine, it’s a completely different equation.<p>Even after all these years working in the restaurant industry, I still get intimidated when I have to order from a sommelier, or when someone in the business asks me about my favorite wines. The …

28 New Fiction Books To Add To Your Must-Read List This Fall

The season promises a veritable cornucopia of enthralling novels and short story collections.<p>As we head into back-to-school season and long, blissful weeks of sweater weather, it’s only natural to be tempted to spend hours in the bookstore browsing fresh titles and adding to our to-read …

Fluffy Japanese Pancakes

These thick pancakes are like little souffles: custardy on the inside and golden and crispy on the outside.<p>Special equipment: four 3-inch-wide-by-2 …

Breakfast

The Great Pot Monopoly Mystery

Some very powerful people are trying to corner the market on legal weed and turn their company into the Monsanto of marijuana. Who are they? And can they be stopped?<p>The search for the hidden forces that might soon control the marijuana industry began, as many wild journeys do, in Las Vegas. It was …

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Books

Casa Iguana in Veracruz

The design studio Obra Blanca conceived Casa Iguana, a open and wide house which spaces are separated by refined argile compositions looking like …

Architecture

Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder Recipe

Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cut corn kernels from cobs using a sharp knife. Reserve 1 cup corn kernels. Place remaining corn …

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew he loved …

Parenting

If you only read one book this summer … make it this one

If our 2017 holiday reading list was too long for you, here are some suggestions, from beach reads to history, science to sci-fi<p><b>Literary page turner</b><b><br>The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead</b> (Fleet)<br>Both harrowing and thrilling, this is a genre-bending tour de force in which the abolitionist …

Books

10 innovative homes built on extremely tight budgets

Following the UK launch of an affordable micro home that takes less than a day to build, here's a look at 10 properties from around the world that …

Architecture

10 Books From The Fantasy Genre You Probably Haven't Read (But Should)

Fantasy is one of those genres with a couple of heavy hitters. You can hate fantasy as much as you want, but you still know that Hogwarts is a school …

Books

Home

7 websites that will inspire your next DIY apartment makeover

Sometimes our apartments just need a little…<i>something</i>. Like, they’re fine, but need a refresh. But it can be hard to figure out exactly what you want …

Bill Gates Recommends Five Books for Summer 2017

Summer just officially got underway. So that means it's time for Bill Gates, once again, to serve up a new Summer Reading List. This list will help …

Fitz

• Dimensions: W: 116 cm D: 73 cm H: 83 cm<br>• Seat: W: 95 cm D: 46 cm H: 44 cm<br>• Weight: 17 kg<br>• Materials: beech frame, oak legs<br>• Comfort level: medium<br>• Filling: …

Furniture

The Naked House

Architecture and interior photographer Marc Gerritsen went back to basics when he designed this minimalist concrete house that you can rent through Airbnb. Perched upon a green slope on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand, The Naked House is a 6,318-square-foot, five-level house that connects with …

Architecture

Summer Movie Preview: 37 Movies to Watch Out For

The summer movie season is usually very predictable. We all get super excited about all the big movies coming out. Expectations go through the roof. …

The Pope takes aim at tech leaders during surprise TED2017 talk

The TED conference today pulled off the ultimate celebrity-speaker coup – a surprise TED talk by His Holiness The Pope.<p>Pope Francis addressed the …

Innovation

Nonfiction Book Review: I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad by Souad Mekhennet. Holt, $30 (368p) ISBN 978-1-62779-897-6

I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad<p>Souad Mekhennet. Holt, $30 (368p) ISBN 978-1-62779-897-6<p>More By and About This</i> …

Books

3 Perfect Color Combinations We Don't See Nearly Enough

Black and white. Blue and yellow. Gray and...just about everything. In the world of color palettes, there exists many safe bet, go-to combinations. …

Home Decorating

The 30 Greatest Action Movies of This Century

I love a good superhero flying through the air, or Liam Neeson blurrily breaking a guy's wrist with his "special set of skills," but these days, it's …

Movies

Nowboat: Seafaring Adventure Platform: A tool connecting travelers with extraordinary yacht and sail experiences, with environmental NGOs getting support along the way

Yacht and sailing adventures represent one of the fastest growing categories in travel. In fact, it's forecasted that by 2020, $51 billion will be spent on seafaring and everything that accompanies it. An avid kite-surfer and world traveler, Giovanni Alessi Anghini looked at the industry and found …

​10 Grilled Cheese Recipes That Will Leave You Drooling

It's grilled cheese for grown-ups​<p>There are few foods that make you feel like a kid again like the grilled cheese sandwich. But let's face it, just like your old Space Jam pajamas, you've officially grown out of two slabs of Wonder bread, mystery yellow rubber-like cheese and some butter. But also …

Read Jeff Bezos's Inspiring Letter to Shareholders on Why He Keeps Amazon at 'Day 1'

'Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death. And that is why it is always Day 1.'<p><i>The following is the latest letter to shareholders from Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.</i><p>"Jeff, what does Day 2 look like?"<p>That's a question I just got at …

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

Make a Non-Lethal Mouse Trap From a Few Hardware Store Parts

Solve your mouse problem without killing anything.<p>You don't want a mouse in the house. But maybe you don't want to kill your rodent intruder, either. That's why there are so-called humane mouse traps that ensnare the creature alive, and here YouTuber Chris Notap shows you how to make one.<p>It's …