Alexandra Sharkey

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’80s Bungalow Converted into Family Beach House in Sydney

This waterfront villa in Palm Beach, Sydney, Australia, was recently transformed from an ’80s bungalow into an inviting family retreat. Alexander & …

The luxury penthouse apartment at Facebook's newest office building costs a whopping $42 million — take a look inside

Facebook just dropped $35 million to take over all 33 floors of commercial space at 181 Fremont, a mixed-use skyscraper that will the third tallest building in San Francisco upon completion in 2017. It's the social media giant's first outpost in San Francisco.<p>When Facebook and Instagram, which was …

Neuroscientist explains how your brain hallucinates your conscious reality

In this recently released TED Talk, neuroscientist Anil Seth explains the intricacies of human consciousness and how we all are constantly …

Starving

Doctors say electronic health records hurt patient care

Many physicians believe that maintaining electronic health records (EHRs) undermines their connection with patients, new research finds.<p>The analysis …

Scientists Have Uncovered The Atomic Structure of a Key Alzheimer's Protein For The First Time

This is huge.<p>For the first time, scientists have revealed the chemical structure of one of the key markers of Alzheimer's disease, capturing …

This is how climate change will shift the world’s cities

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>If we don’t cut back on carbon pollution, our summers will keep getting hotter<p>Brian Kahn<p>July 6, 2017 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.<p>Summers around the world are already warmer than they used to be, and they’re going to get dramatically hotter by …

Senate Republicans set to release health-care bill, but divisions remain

By Paige Winfield Cunningham ,<p>Paige Winfield Cunningham<p>National reporter focused on health-care policy<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Juliet Eilperin and<p>Juliet Eilperin<p>Reporter covering national affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Sean Sullivan<p>Sean Sullivan<p>Reporter covering national politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Senate Republicans …

Health Care

This disturbing map reveals how climate change is already affecting your health, based on the state you live in

Climate change is already beginning to wreak havoc upon the planet. In the short term, we're facing more winter storms, miserably hot summers, and a longer allergy season. In the long term, entire coastlines will likely disappear, threatening communities and wildlife.<p>On a more local level, experts …

Lyme Disease

Architects transform 150-year-old Slovenian hay barn into a stunning contemporary home

Slovenian firm Styria Arhitektura worked pure architectural magic by transforming a 150-year-old hay barn into a gorgeous contemporary home. After …

Here’s How Many Eggs You Can Safely Eat Per Week

Remember when everyone thought it was super healthy to eat low-fat? Maybe not. Maybe you’re more of the school that avoids carbs like the plague. Regardless of which camp you fall into, you probably recall being told that eggs are the devil’s food. Eggs = cholesterol, which means BAD NEWS for your …

Eggs

Tiny indoor vertical garden grows micro-veggies on its own in 10 days

You don’t need green thumbs to grow microgreens with this EcoQube Frame. The tiny indoor vertical garden grows micro-veggies in 10 days with only …

Aquaponics

Has neuroscience been on the wrong track for centuries?

Understanding the human brain is arguably the greatest challenge of modern science. The leading approach for most of the past 200 years has been to …

Nanowire retinal implant could restore sight with better resolution

Advances in bionic eyes over the past few decades have given blind and visually impaired people new hope of restoring some of their vision. Now …

UC San Diego

The Most Powerful Personality Trait You May Never Have Heard Of

The flashier personality traits—narcissism, neuroticism and extraversion—get a lot of attention in the popular literature. But there’s a quieter trait that may be even more powerful: <i>Intellectual humility</i>, which, as the name suggests, refers to our capacity to be humble about our own intellect, to …

A 20-Minute Cardio Workout That’s Way Better Than the Treadmill

There’s no need to suffer through a snoozefest of miles on the dreadmill treadmill just because you think that’s the easiest way to do cardio. News …

The puzzling link between suicide and spring

Over the next few months in the northern hemisphere, suicides are likely to become more common. Why?<p>Studies dating back to the 1800s have found that suicides peak in the spring and are lowest in winter. “If we take winter as a baseline, then there’s a 20-60% higher suicide rate during spring,” says …

Depression

Utrecht Cabin

Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands<p>Zecc Architects and Roel van Norel show just what can happen when great minds work together.<p>Fine craftsmanship underlies this collaboration between Zecc Architects and designer Roel van Norel in the quiet forest north of Utrecht. Bert Oostenbruggen planned the home's …

5 technologies that are making farms smarter and more efficient than ever before

<b>(AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>Feeding a growing population and coping with global warming will require a global agricultural revolution<p>Angelo Young<p>March 18, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>What Allison Morrill Chatrchyan has been hearing from farmers in recent years makes it difficult to buy President Donald Trump’s claim …

Farming

The Ultimate Furniture For Tiny Apartments And Nomadic Living

French designer Gilles Belley makes furnishings that pull double—and sometimes triple—duty in small spaces.<p>The perpetual conundrum of apartment dwellers is how to shoehorn furniture into tiny spaces. But maybe we’re all doing it wrong—perhaps it’s about thinking of furniture as a space in and of …

Unconventional Podcasts For Designers And Creative Entrepreneurs

Podcasting is becoming the new way of entertainment and self-development for designers and entrepreneurs. While companies and individuals are slowly moving to this medium there are already established and noteworthy shows you don’t want to miss.<p>In this compilation, you will find 10 unconventional …

Why Silicon Valley Should Bring Unsexy Back

Neckties embedded with QR codes. Pants that make drum noises. “Uber for medical marijuana.” These are just a few of the goofy startup ideas that have cropped up in Silicon Valley in recent years.<p>I can’t be the only one who’s disappointed with this. The Valley is the birthplace of game-changing …

33 High-Protein Smoothie Recipes Everyone Should Try

Do you want to add more protein to your daily diet? If so, you’re not alone. Proteins are the building blocks of muscle and are vital for your health …

1800s Swiss Farmhouse Defies the Trendy All-White Interior

Rejoice! This 200-year-old farmhouse in the Swiss resort town of Interlaken is like the ultimate antidote to all the all-white interiors invading design blogs (and causing quite a bit of annoyance.) The two-story residence, the countryside retreat of a Zurich-based couple, contains 12 rooms on two …

Scotland to ban GM crop growing

<b>Scotland is to ban the growing of genetically modified crops, the country's rural affairs secretary has announced.</b><p>Richard Lochhead said the Scottish government was not prepared to "gamble" with the future of the country's £14bn food and drink sector.<p>He is to request that Scotland be excluded from …

Scientists Discover How A Single Mutation Can Cause Autism

Autism is an incredibly complicated disorder that is thought to be caused by a complex set of genetic and environmental factors. In short, we’re not …

Podcast: The Origins of Depression | The Art of Manliness

Listen to the Podcast!<p>Listen to the episode on a separate page.<p>Subscribe via iTunes. (Please give us a review if you enjoy the podcast. It helps …

Autoban designs Heydar Aliyev International Airport terminal in Baku

Turkish architecture studio Autoban has designed giant wooden "cocoons" for the interior of the new international terminal at Baku airport in …

For sale: Town of Alladin, Wyo., for $1.5 million

If you're looking for your next real estate investment, look no further than the tiny town of Aladdin, Wyo.<p>Located 80 miles northwest of Rapid City, SD, this 30-acre hamlet features a 126-year-old general store and post office, a bar and homes for the town's 15 full-time residents.<p>And the whole …