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Ancient green building technique helps ease West Africa housing crisis

Semi-arid regions of Africa face unique obstacles in their efforts to address a growing housing crisis. For years people built roofs with bush …

Why Robert Moses Keeps Rising From an Unquiet Grave

There he is again.<p>Robert Moses.<p>Builder of infrastructure. Ravager of neighborhoods. Maker of omelets. Breaker of eggs. Never mind civics texts. “The Power Broker,” Robert A. Caro’s biography of Mr. Moses, is the book that still must be read — 43 years after it was published — to understand how New …

Urban Design

The Art of Rendering: How to Inject Atmosphere Into Your Architectural Visualizations

<i>Architizer is busy building tech tools to help power your practice — including our new community marketplace for building-products. Click here to see if you qualify — It's free for architects.</i><p>By now, it is common knowledge that, with the right software, technical talent, and an eye for detail, …

Architecture

Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle | Poliquin Article

These are ten foods to include in your diet because they have a superior effect on protein synthesis, helping you build muscle in conjunction with a …

The burbs are the next urban frontier

This weekend in Miami, the Congress for the New Urbanism is staging one of the periodic Councils it uses to focus perspectives and best practices on …

Urban Design

Elon Musk's Hyperloop could head to Europe before California

As two companies compete to make Hyperloop a reality, one looks to Slovakia as the first destination, ahead of the original Los Angeles to San Francisco rail plan<p>Take that Silicon Valley – Slovakia, a country at the heart of Europe, might become home to the first hi-tech Hyperloop train.<p>Dirk …

High-speed Rail

'The Revenant' is going to be one of the worst movies to ever win best picture at the Oscars

<i>Rolling Stone</i>'s Peter Travers notoriously proclaimed that <i>The Revenant</i> was not for "movie p------," a phrase that perfectly and unfortunately encapsulates the movie's tone. I am always confused by people who confuse great films with ordeals to be suffered through, a category that seems to include a …

Mad Max

Stop Pretending Everyone Can Travel

By now, you probably know that I detest travel snobbery with every fibre of my being. However, I wanted to discuss something else that raises my ire: the persistent belief in the travel community that absolutely EVERYONE can travel-- and if they can't, it's because they're not trying hard enough or …

Travel

The places in France you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

<b>1. Barcelonnette, Provence</b><p>"It’s as delightful as it is surprising," says Anthony Peregrine. "At first sight, Barcelonnette is such an archetypal spot in the southern French Alps that you’d expect it to yodel. Come festival time (August), it is not yodelling you hear, but mariachi music. It’s as …

Aglio e Olio: The One Pasta Sauce You Absolutely Must Know

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>If there were a pasta bible, the first line would read, "In the beginning, God created <i>aglio e olio</i>." Historically, that line wouldn't really be accurate, since the evidence doesn't support the idea that garlic (<i>aglio</i>) and oil (<i>olio</i>) were the original …

Italian Food

Making it up as you go along: how your brain improvises

When your brain becomes ‘quieter’, remarkable things can happen. It’s time to go with the flow<p>Have you ever been at a concert and seen a musician or rapper start to improvise? It can often seem effortless or even magical. Few people can freestyle like Kendrick Lamar and Notorious BIG, or improvise …

Creativity

How to Make Incredible Sourdough and Focaccia Bread

Watch how to make terrific sourdough and foccacia bread.<p>Baking bread can seem daunting. Like many home cooks, former F&W editor-in-chief Dana Cowin …

Bread

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

"I don't have the energy or courage to cater for a living but, if I did, this Greek lemon chicken and potatoes would be one of my go-to entrees, and …

Potatoes

Black Bean Recipes

From spicy Southwestern salsa and pepper jack burritos to steamed tofu and quinoa, these incredible recipes highlight black beans.

Cooking

Was 1966 pop music’s greatest year?

Fifty years ago, Pet Sounds, Revolver and Blonde on Blonde made the LP supreme and launched an era of unparalleled creativity. Three writers reflect on what these albums mean to them<p>The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds<br>by Barbara Ellen<p>At first, I wasn’t remotely interested in listening to the Beach Boys’ …

George Harrison

How two Googlers who left the company's top-secret lab sold their startup to Spotify

On Wednesday, Spotify announced it had acquired both New York City-based startup Cord Project and Dublin-based music discovery startup Soundwave.<p>In its announcement of the two new purchases, Spotify stayed vague, only saying it would use the companies it acquired to build "engaging and innovative …

Startups

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p><b>The great diet food con</b><p>Have you ever wondered why people on diets seem to be on and off them forever? Or why it’s really only people …

Saturated Fats

How to Eat Like Tom Brady

​When we think about athletes' diets (if we think about them all) for the most part, we're probably envisioning protein shakes and high-calorie—but fairly balanced—meals.<p>This is likely because we're more concerned with our favorite player's performance on the field than what he or she is eating …

Big Food Makers Launch an Image Makeover for 2016

It’s the new year, and we’re all just a few days into efforts to reframe our lives. That goes for parts of the food industry, too. As 2016 approached, two heavyweight agricultural organizations—the National Chicken Council, representing the poultry industry, and the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers …

Google's vision for the future of smartphone design

Google's Matias Duarte has a problem. In the next ten years he wants to replace the computer on your desk and the phone in your pocket with a smart, …

Bill Gates

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Psychology

Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' is the best, most thoughtful Western movie in ages

Early on in "The Hateful Eight," John Ruth (Kurt Russell) keeps repeating the line "slow like molasses." Later on, another character informs his gang that their mission is going to take patience.<p>This describes "The Hateful Eight" well, too: It deserves your patience.<p>"The Hateful Eight," the latest …

War

Buffett Takes Digs at Trump While Campaigning for Clinton in Omaha

Billionaire Warren Buffett took a few sly shots at Donald Trump while campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Omaha on Wednesday.<p>The former Secretary of …

Government

7 TED Talks you should watch if you want to be an entrepreneur

Four simple words that sum up the value of TED Talks.<p>We love these quick, easy-to-digest videos with just the right amount of important information to entertain and educate in just a few minutes.<p>It's free, high-quality wisdom from industry leaders — what's not to love?<p>Below are the top seven videos …

TED Talks