Kirish Dirkson

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'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting …

Climate Change

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

Sleep

21 Cooking Charts That'll Make Any Foodie Say "Excuse Me, What?!"

* prints and tapes to fridge *

Cooking

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

The 14 Most Popular Healthy Recipes on Pinterest in 2017

2017 was another big one for healthy eating. Trendy foods like turmeric and aquafaba (aka chickpea juice) got a ton of attention. A bunch of …

You Probably Won't Survive the Same Workouts Brad Pitt Used to Get Shredded for 'Fight Club'

If you're envious of how much easier it appears to be for Hollywood movie stars to transform their bodies, keep in mind they have access to chefs, …

The Sophisticated New Tile Trend We Can't Get Enough Of

I'm very into tile. I have favorite kinds of tile. I watch tile trends. I have joked about starting a blog called 'Tile Therapy', but it is not …

The 10 Worst Packaged Foods According To Nutritionists—And How To Make Them Healthier

Easy fixes that make terrible food a little less bad for you.<p>No matter how <b>healthy we try and eat</b>, there are days when, instead of a <b>roasted butternut</b> …

The One Coffee Add-On That's Worse for You Than Sugar

Once thought of as a healthier alternative to sugar, artificial sweeteners have since been exposed as the taste bud manipulators that they are. "We …

22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On

To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous. Quick to construct and easy to love, prefabs have historically been a favorite throughout the design community.<p>We believe that working with a company that you trust is imperative when building your dream home. Take a look at 22 top-tier, reliable prefab …

Architecture

Cheap Thrills: Vintage-Style Rugs Under $100

(Image credit: Amazon)<p>Want to know the fastest and most sure-fire way to upgrade the style in your home? You may have guessed it from the title, but …

Home Decorating

How to install solar panels at home – to save the Earth and your bank account

Installing solar panels on the roof of your home is a big project – but it can pay dividends in more ways than one. There’s the obvious environmental benefit, but for many homeowners, the joy comes with a dollar sign attached.<p>Turning your home into a mini power plant can save you good money on the …

Solar Power

Prediction: These Are the Fashion Trends You'll See at the Oscars

If you're reading this, you're probably looking forward to Oscars night as much as we are. Sure, celebrating the best films and performances of the …

Is Craft Beer Too Hoppy to Drink?

The success of IPA has seduced brewers into adding increasingly more hops to their beers.<p>No matter how many stouts, porters, or lagers are on store …

Beer

This humble little house was designed for a chef to live on the coast of Norway

Located on coast of Stokkøya, Norway, just next to the water, overlooking the neighboring islands and the Norwegian Sea, is <i>Hadar’s House</i>, a small …

How to pack on muscle with eccentric exercise

If you're the typical gym-going dude, there's a pretty good chance you've heard the term "eccentric exercise" tossed around. Sounds like a fancy …

Black Frame Showers – Sophisticated With Modern Industrial Flair

The showers that have black frames have a very distinctive look. They are defined by clean lines and a certain level of industrial beauty combined …

Modular House DublDom / BIO-architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house was designed and produced for a young family who went to live in the suburbs of Moscow on …

Prefab Homes

People around the world are helping the US save its climate data

Michelle Murphy is a professor in Canada, but her research on the Great Lakes depends on water quality data collected by her neighbors to the south.<p>Specifically, the US Environmental Protection Agency.<p>“Without EPA data, you are blinded," Murphy says of her work studying chemical emissions into the …

9 Crazy-Good Seafood Recipes To Try This Week

Seafood isn't just for summer -- these sensational recipes are a welcome reprieve from meat-heavy winter meals.<p><b>1. Cioppino (Fisherman's Stew)</b><p>Brimming with fresh seafood in a tomato and wine broth that tastes like the sea, Cioppino is an Italian-American fish stew. Serve it with garlic bread or a …

Screen Gems used the Sony A7S II to shoot an entire motion picture

Sony’s $3,000 A7S II mirrorless camera is well known for its incredible low-light ability and great 4K video. While the camera and others of its ilk …

What a nutritionist eats when she starts feeling sick

You’re at the office, hard at work, when your cubicle-mate shows up with a fist full of tissues and a nagging cough. Cue: panic. What can you do to …

Wellness

Keep your favorite brew cold with this innovative beer chiller

There’s nothing worse than a warm beer (other than maybe no beer at all). But thanks to the Cool One cooler, you can avoid the much-resented room …

New wooden standing desk is Scandinavian-inspired and totally cute

It’s also 100% U.S.-manufactured and eco-friendly<p>Using standing desks is—in theory and in practice—a great way to incorporate a tad bit more activity into ones workaday life. Aesthetically speaking, however, the tall tables, typically clunky and industrial-looking—are less than pleasing to behold. …

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

Learn Eight Field Photography Tricks In 90 Seconds

If you’re looking to boost your field photography skills, these eight clever tricks can be done with common items almost everyone has.<p>In this video, …

Photography

Bees Are Now Officially On The U.S. Endangered Species List

So, this is bad news<p>In what is obviously terrible news for anyone familiar with cinematic classic <i>Bee Movie</i> (and, you know, in possession of a minimum degree of knowledge with regard to overall environmental health), it's been announced that a species of bumble bee will be placed on the endangered …

Scientists have a new way to calculate what global warming costs. Trump’s team isn’t going to like it.

How we view the costs of future climate change, and more importantly how we quantify them, may soon be changing. A much-anticipated new report, just released by the National Academy of Sciences, recommends major updates to a federal metric known as the “social cost of carbon” — and its suggestions …

Climate

Is Sugar the New Smoking?

Thirty years ago, we were blind to the dangers of secondhand smoke. Now it’s our addiction to sugar and processed food that will shock future …

36 ideas for stunning modern stairs

You know, there was a time when the most exciting thing you could do with your stairs was add some funky carpet, but now the possibilities are …