Lucia Ku

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Hip Stretches: 5 Unique Moves That Loosen Up Tight Hip Flexors

When it comes to which elements of your stride you can improve, your hips don’t lie. That’s because hip flexors—the muscles that allow flexion at the hip joint—play a huge role in fluid running, and a set of tight ones can really mess with your mechanics.<p>“The iliopsoas is the strongest group of …

Workouts

How the Evolving Green Building Movement is Shifting the Way We Live

A Q&A with Mahesh Ramunujam, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, who developed the LEED certification program.<p>Earth Day is fast …

Sustainability

How 50 Famous Female Characters Were Described in Their Screenplays

How do you create a memorable female character? It helps if you get it right from the very beginning, as Joseph L. Mankiewicz did in his screenplay …

Design Detail - This Extra Long Kitchen Island Is Used As A Food Prep Area, A Dining Table, And A Bar

When PRISM Design and Mori Design were designing this kitchen for a house in China, they had a very long space that they had to make use of, so they …

7 Oblique Exercises to Target Your Love Handles

[caption id="attachment_65402" align="alignnone" width="620"] <i>Photo: Ryan Kelly / Daily Burn Power Cardio</i>[/caption]When it comes to getting rid of …

Workouts

If You're on the Hunt For Flat Abs, These 12 Workouts Will Be Your Best Friends

Although your diet is the most important component when it comes to achieving chiseled abs, the workouts you do certainly help you get there much faster. Rather than spending hours on end doing crunches or sit-ups, we rounded up some smart, effective ab workouts that will help you shape your …

Harvard's Popular Free Online Architecture Course Returns for 2018

The Harvard Graduate School of Design’s popular free online course, <i>The Architectural Imagination</i>, has returned for 2018, again offering anyone across …

Harvard

Gallery of Naked Gallery — Ecological Creation Technology / Xiaohui Designer Studio - 2

Image 2 of 35 from gallery of Naked Gallery — Ecological Creation Technology / Xiaohui Designer Studio. Photograph by Youkun Chen

27 Ways to Dress Up a Ponytail This Winter

Ponytails may be your go-to quick and easy style for spin class and sweat-drenched summer days, but believe us when we say this look gets real elevated real quick. Since the most...

How new furniture materials are transforming home interiors | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Designers with an eye on the future often take their cue from the past. With technological advances enabling materials to be used in ways not …

Maybe She’s Born with It. Maybe It’s . . . Something Else.

Costa Rica breaks own record, runs entirely on renewable energy for 300 days

Costa Rica has added another impressive environmental accomplishment to their ever-growing list: This year, the country has run for 300 days on 100 …

Renewable Energy

Meet the Los Angeles Healer Who Teaches Clients to Breathe Their Way to Better Skin

<i>Just breathe.</i> It’s a saying often heard and often spouted, but have you ever stopped to think why? For Ashley Neese, the Los Angeles–based self-care practitioner, and many yogis and Taoists before her, breath is the most effective tool for changing your physical, emotional, and mental state. She …

Skin Care

The Easiest Boeuf Bourguignon Is Made in Your Slow Cooker

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until the fat has rendered and the bacon is golden and crispy. Remove the pan from …

Slow Cookers

Where to Shop on Taobao For Not-So-Basic Furniture

November 17, 2017<p>BOOKMARK THIS STORY<p>With or without the e-retailer’s massive 11.11, 12.12. or even 1.1. sales (yes, take down those dates), furniture …

Home Decorating

The Christmas Party Dresses Alexa, Florence And Kylie Swear By

IF you’re not familiar with The Vampire’s Wife, party season couldn’t be a better time to get acquainted. The brainchild of Susie Cave, the model, …

Kylie Minogue

Enterprise Architecture - A Matter of Perspective

Slidedeck for keynote at Enterprise Architektura conference, Prague, 2 November 2017 - http://archforum.eu/<p>A unique reflection on different views of architecture. How to eliminate fears of change, work with cultural stereotypes, and how architecture is related to Czech black-humour and why we have …

Architecture

Literally raised by wolves, this Indian boy was found wandering in the wilderness as a six-year-old

Some say Dina Sanichar was Kipling’s inspiration for Mowgli<p>Deep in the northern Indian jungle of Uttar Pradesh in 1872, a group of hunters stopped in …

35 Lower-Body Exercises to Shape Your Legs — and You Can Do Them All at Home

Although it's nice to take a trip to the gym and work up a sweat with all the equipment that's available to you, there are times when you just want …

Workouts

9 Cutting-Edge Technologies for Architects

<i>This article was originally published by Brantley Agency as "Must Have Technology for Architects in 2017."</i><p>2017 has been an amazing year in the field …

Scientists discovered how more sleep could improve your relationships

The best thing for your relationship could be sleep. A study shows tired couples have nastier fights. Ohio State studied 43 married couples.<p>Each person ranged in sleep from 3.5 to 9 hours a night. Researchers filmed the couples arguing. Couples who slept less than 7 hours tended to be more hostile. …

How the aristocracy preserved their power

After democracy finally shunted aside hereditary lords, they found new means to protect their extravagant riches. For all the modern tales of noble poverty and leaking ancestral homes, their private wealth and influence remain phenomenal<p>On 11 January this year, Charlie, the genial 3rd Baron Lyell, …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The Genius of the Playboy Interview

Hugh Hefner was a complicated individual whose notions of sexuality and human relationships were at once woke and predatory, who stumbled upon a …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘I’m Terrified of Getting Married!’

<b>Dear Therapist,</b><p><i>I’m 32 and I’m dead scared of getting married. Most women I talk to who have been married for a while aren’t happy, and most of the</i> …

How to solve problems like a designer

IDEO’s Tim Brown explains design thinking.<p>When Tim Brown joined the design consulting firm IDEO in 1987, the company’s repertoire was pretty straightforward. They designed products: the first computer mouse for Apple, the first laptop computer for GRiD Systems, a personal digital assistant for …

Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your Brain

Tom Vaughan, a photographer then living in Colorado’s Mancos Valley, kept a hummingbird feeder outside his house. One morning, he stepped through the portico door and noticed a black-chinned hummingbird dangling from the side of the red plastic feeder like a stray Christmas ornament.<p>At first, Mr. …

Birds