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Five tips for improving your technical writing and documentation.

Get more users and fewer support requests by leveling up your writing and technical documentation.<p><b>If you’re working on the web, at some point you’re</b> …

Modern Lake Cabin

The interior layout and large windows in this BONE Structure custom home provide the occupants stunning views of the lake and mountains of this region. The architecture of the house is characterized, among others things, by a huge sloping roof which creates a direct link with the views of …

Architecture

Baby anteater is best friends with a giant stuffed teddy bear

Unlikely animal friendships come in all shapes and sizes, but this bond between a tiny anteater and a big stuffed teddy has to be one of the less …

Cute Animals

Inside the GOP's unpopular plan to sell off public wilderness

The vast majority of Americans love their public lands and national parks<p>Republicans in Congress are quietly carrying out a plan that’s long been part of the GOP platform: giving away public lands to the states. But when lands Americans use to hunt, fish, and camp are transferred to states, these …

Trump’s Mexican Border Wall Would Be an Ecological Disaster

What we build on the border impacts more than just humans.<p>President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday pushing ahead one of his signature campaign stumps—the construction of a massive $14-20 billion wall along the 2,000-mile-long border with Mexico, designed to deter illegal immigrants …

The Kitten Bowl is better than the Puppy Bowl because cats are better than dogs

Cats are creatures to be revered, not mocked by rhetorical questions about who’s a good boy.<p>We are living in trying times. This is an era of emotional anxiety, where we are battered from all sides by monsoons of tragedy. Every news is bad news, every day is worse than the one before. The days start …

Pets

How Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram Are Reinventing Niche Marketing

People used to peek in store windows or flip through catalogs to get an idea of the current trends, but thanks to social media, that dynamic is …

Dreamy midcentury home inspired by flight asks $480K

Robert Mention, an architect of the local airport, designed the home for himself<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Eugene, Oregon<p><b>Price:</b> …

There's now a meme coloring book, which was probably inevitable, to be honest

It’s 2017, and now the meme coloring book is a real thing. Looking back, 2016 was definitely the year of the adult coloring book, and, well, every …

Researchers figured out the best way to convey sarcasm via text

I mean, it's not like the absence of nonverbal cues—a joking tone of voice, an eye-roll, a smile—could result in your reader taking you literally.<p>But you've made up your mind. Come what may, you refuse to deprive your friend or co-worker or podiatrist of your drollery.<p>Now what? Are there particular …

Tattoos

Dalai Lama: 5 things to keep in mind for the next four years

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Dalai Lama has some advice for anyone who is looking for happiness, no matter what their circumstances.<p>The Nobel Peace Prize-winning spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people in exile, spoke about the incoming administration in an interview with CNN's chief medical …

Mindfulness

Wisconsin's Apostle Islands ice caves inaccessible to visitors

The National Park Service says it's still too dangerous to explore the Apostle Islands ice caves off the Wisconsin shore of Lake Superior.<p>When accessible, the majestic ice caves have attracted tens of thousands of visitors to the area. The park service says it's not known if or when the ice will be …

Everything Is Awful So Let’s All Escape To This Treehouse For Grown-Ups

The architecture firm Snøhetta has built a cabin in the woods of Northern Sweden. The coolest part? It’s built into the trees themselves, acting like a treehouse for grownups–and a getaway from the world.<p>The two-bedroom cabin is part of the renowned Treehotel, where guests can rent one of seven …