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Ingenious 'millennial tiny house' has a retractable staircase

It's chock full of clever space saving features<p>The name "Millennial Tiny House" might be a little too on the nose, but bear with us—this prototype from New Zealand-based Build Tiny is well-designed and full of inventive storage solutions.<p>The first standout feature is the retractable aluminum …

How Orthorexia Helped Me Heal From a Lifelong Eating Disorder

<i>The following post was originally published on Clean Living Guide.</i><p>The Anxiety of Being Good<p>The pursuit of the illusive waif figure consumed nearly half my life. Each moment was permeated by the trinity of deprivation, binging, and purging. Everything revolved around "good" and "bad" choices, but …

6 Ways To Overcome Career Anxiety

When my client, Lillian, sat down with me for our first meeting, I could feel the tension emanating from her before she even began to talk. She was a ball of nerves, so tightly wound that she was ready to burst—and burst she did. She sobbed about how miserable she was at her job, how bleak her …

Watch This Makeup Artist Turn Her Husband Into a Magical "Manicorn"

That rainbow beard, though.<p>You don't have to be a pop culture expert to know that unicorns are having a moment. From makeup brushes to Frappuccinos, it seems like just about everything is getting the glittery rainbow creature treatment — and now, that list officially includes facial hair.<p>Taking the …

Women with Strict Diets Are at High Risk for This Scary Disorder

Got celiac disease? Gluten intolerance? Watch that you don't slide into another disorder, as new research shows the two are linked.<p>If you’re one of …

Diets

Here's how to overcome your fear of liquid liner

If the thought of applying a single stroke of liquid eyeliner to your lids sends you into a mild panic, you are not alone. A scientific (well, straw) poll of the Stella offices conducted by an expert (well, me) shows the same results.<p>We are all pretty terrified of liquid eyeliner. Annoyingly, it’s …

Researchers Think They're Getting Closer to Making Spray-On Solar Cells a Reality

Imagine a future when solar cells can be sprayed or printed onto the windows of skyscrapers or atop sports utility vehicles -- and at prices …

Flexible new solar panel is almost 80% lighter than traditional panels

Solar panels just got a lot slimmer. Zhengrong Shi, a.k.a. the Sun King, is now marketing eArche, a super flexible, ultrathin solar panel that could …

Report: It’s 50 percent cheaper to buy than rent in Philly

Philly’s one of a few Northeast cities where that’s the case<p>Philly’s real estate market has experienced a record-breaking year with home prices hitting an all-time high since the Great Recession, but buying is still a better deal than renting, according to a new analysis.<p>Trulia’s latest Rent vs. …

LG: No plans to ditch G5's modular design for now

LG is sticking to its guns.<p>When the company's G5 flagship phone debuted in April, it made waves with its unique modular-like design. Its removable battery can be swapped out from the phone's bottom chin, and other accessories like a camera grip and a digital-to-analog audio converter, can be …

The conservative politics of beauty and thinness

Donald Trump never hid his misogyny from us. The Republican presidential nominee said that Rosie O’Donnell has a “fat ugly face” and that Kim Kardashian has a “fat ass.” He called former Miss Universe Alicia Machado “Miss Piggy” and declared that his daughter, Ivanka Trump, has “the best body.” …

What it’s like to be a woman when the US election needs a 24/7 trigger warning

For many Americans, the 2016 presidential campaign has been a source of severe anxiety. One recent article recommended that stressed-out Twitter users get some breathing room by punctuating their feeds with accounts that share images of furry animals or beautiful art. Others have turned to …

A manifesto for raising a feminist child

The Nigerian novelist and writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has published a new 15-step manifesto on how to raise a feminist child. The piece comes in the form of a letter to Ijeawele, a friend who has given birth to a daughter, Chizalum Adaora. Adichie herself recently became a mother for the …

Feminism

Report: Only 1 in 6 teen girls feel valued for their mind and abilities

It's a staggering figure, but it's also not too hard to believe.<p>Only one in six Australian teen girls feel they're valued for their brain and their …

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How I Recovered from Hypothyroidism and Became My Own Best Advocate

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. This week’s featured success story …

Why 'Modern' Work Culture Makes People So Miserable

Dan Lyons’ account of his time at the software company HubSpot describes a workplace in which employees are disposable, “treated as if they are …

Love who you work with? A Silicon Valley startup is offering to hire entire teams

People work best in teams. Companies mostly hire individuals. That mismatch drove the payments startup Stripe, which is struggling to fill almost 100 open positions, to start hiring the same way it works: in teams.<p>The company announced its Bring Your Own Team initiative on Monday (April 26). …

Silicon Valley

Amazon Tests Out 30-Hour Work Week

The Washington Post reports that Amazon is launching technical teams whose workers will only clock in for 30 hours a week. While plenty of employees …

Work-life Balance

Can Neuroscience Make Your Message Stickier?: A cutting edge technique pinpoints how our brains react to fear appeals in marketing.

Several years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a national advertising campaign highlighting the grisly dangers of …

Employee Anger Management: Recognizing & Dealing With Anger In The Workplace

You and your employees are the lifeblood of your business. Two-dimensional business plans, financial transactions, policy and procedure manuals …

The Guardian view on the presidential debate: Trump’s anger against women | Editorial

The Republican candidate is dragging US democracy into dark places. His attitude to Hillary Clinton is part of wider refusal to treat women as equals<p>Towards the end of Sunday’s second televised US presidential debate, Hillary Clinton said something that political candidates often say, but which in …

Lesbian culture is being erased because investors think only gay men (and straight people) have money

Money is an ideology. It has value because we believe it does. Similarly, consumer confidence—the quintessential barometer for investors—holds incredible sway in the success of a business or product. And for a business or product to even attract investors, belief in its viability is key.<p>For some …

LGBTQI

Take This Color IQ Challenge To Test Your Color Vision Deficiency

Fact: 1 in 255 women and 1 in 12 men suffer from ‘color vision deficiency’ according to the stats provided by X-Rite Photo & Video and Pantone in …

This Is How You Make a Minimal Home Feel Warm

When we're decorating a home, the clutter-free, clean aesthetic is definitely our look of choice. You can thank the inherent minimalist in us for …

The 14 most innovative schools in the world

An innovative school could be modeled after a legendary CEO, like the Steve Jobs School in Amsterdam. Or it can be an institution that's blind to gender, like Egalia, in Stockholm, Sweden.<p>Keep scrolling to see what the future of education can, and probably should, look like.

Silicon Valley

This Election Isn’t About Politics. It’s About How America Sees Women.

Trump's words are not just locker room banter.<p>The last few days of this presidential campaign have been brutal for anyone who believes that women are human beings worthy of respect.<p>On Friday, footage emerged of Donald Trump boasting about grabbing women “by the pussy” and trying “to fuck” them. It …

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