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This DIY Apothecary Desk Holds Hidden Chairs

This impressive DIY project offers lots of storage and transforms from a desk with chairs to a neat apothecary cabinet.<p>The middle column is all …

How Dragon Age’s David Gaider joined the old-school role-playing game renaissance

David Gaider is now part of the renaissance.<p>The acclaimed writer for the blockbuster Dragon Age role-playing game series left EA-owned studio BioWare in January. It didn’t take long for him to return to his roots — the Infinity Engine, a development tool that helped create some of the greatest RPGs …

Dragon Age

Claudio Ranieri: Leicester City would have beaten Arsenal but for Danny Simpson's red card

The Foxes boss feels his side threw away the three points after costly individual errors allowed the hosts to close the gap at the top to two points …

The Star Wars Game I've Played Every Day For Three Months Straight

This is <i>Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes</i>. It’s a game I called “another f**king mobile <i>Star Wars</i> card game” when it was announced. A game I called “not bad …

Calgary through an architect's eye

Ken Greenberg is an architect who has worked on design projects in many of the largest cities around the world, including New York, Paris, Amsterdam …

Sony's New Year Trailer Shows 20 PS4 Exclusives and Console Debuts Coming in 2016

The European arm of Sony Computer Entertainment celebrated the new year by telling us over two minutes what we can expect from the PS4 in 2016.<p>The …

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Montreal’s battle of the bike paths in Plateau Mont-Royal

Giorgio Sodano was pedalling down Rachel Street when he saw crews building a tree-lined median for the bike lane leading to his Italian deli in Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal district.<p>The first thing he noticed was how much wider and well-protected from cars the new bicycle boulevard was going to …

A Honest Video Game Trailer for Fallout 4

Smosh Games gives their honest trailer treatment to the video game <i>Fallout 4</i>.<p>From the company that’s been slapping a new coat of paint in the same …

New SimCity: Not Just For Kids

Remember spending hours of your fleeting youth in front of the computer screen, building lively and complex towns with vibrant neighborhoods, …

Republicans brace for long battle against Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump, defying skeptics and overcoming an avalanche of mockery from establishment Republicans, has extended his streak as the party's presidential frontrunner for almost five months.<p>With the Iowa caucuses less than two months away, Republican leaders are growing deeply alarmed by …

Retired planners push back against proposed tower at 555 West Cordova Street in Vancouver

This is a place everyone knows of but few consider. It’s where—in the years ahead—urban politics will contend. Controversy will be high. And …

Are 'Treescrapers' the Future of Dense Urban Living?

A vertical garden tower just won a significant award for architecture. Is it time to start taking these designs seriously?<p>Passive House designers are the Fremen of the architectural world. They look at buildings the same way that <i>Dune</i>’s noble desert tribe thinks about water. For the Fremen, the …

Architecture

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

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The mistaken racial theory of gentrification

Like all major economic and demographic shifts, gentrification has upended familiar ways of life. It has also led to dubious, racially tinged theories. In left-leaning blog posts and articles, changes wrought in places like Harlem or Inglewood are routinely described as "ethnic cleansing" or …

Urban Design

Using Legos as a Legitimate Urban Planning Tool

MIT wants to make transportation planning more transparent—and a bit more fun.<p>MIT researchers unveiled something earlier this month that will please toddlers and serious urban planners alike. It’s a model of Dudley Square—a neighborhood in the greater Boston area—about the size of a kitchen table. …

Urban Design

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Poured Concrete

An encore to the usefulness of concrete in the garden! (Our previous post on the subject focused on genius ideas for Hardscaping 101: Poured-in-Place …

Kitchen Island Inspiration

With the right combination of shape, materials, and functionality, an island can be a show-stopping centerpiece for your kitchen. I've got a kitchen …

Countertops

Burying A Tire Is Actually A Great Idea If You're Creating This Cool DIY Project

There's nothing more calming than the sound of a babbling brook. But unless you live by some naturally occurring body of water, the only way you're …

2015 Fantasy Football: Updating Trends Through Preseason Week 1

One week of preseason football is now in the books, and it’s time to take a look at some of the trends that developed following the first week of action. Which players—or groups of players—saw their fantasy stock rise or fall as a result of what transpired during the first slate of games?<p>The …

These Smart Cities Of The Future Were Designed By Smart Middle-School Students

The Science of Smart Cities, a free four-week class at NYU Polytechnic’s School of Engineering, teaches local New York students how to build …

Middle School

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Fantasy Football 2015: 10th-Round Values to Target and Reaches to Avoid

It is imperative for fantasy football owners to be aware of the values to target and reaches to avoid once the 10th round opens in standard redrafts. Owen Daniels tops the reaches, while Anquan Boldin and Eric Decker are excellent values for depth at wide receiver even a round or two earlier than …

Fantasy Football 2015: Breaking Down Mock Draft, Bold Picks and Strategy

When the calendar turns to August, it can mean only one thing.<p>It's fantasy football drafting season!<p>To help you out in this, the most glorious of all the seasons, I've compiled my mock draft, along with some strategy notes and bold picks to consider. Spoiler alert: We're going to have a very long …

Fantasy Football 2015: Top Sleepers at Each Key Position for Early Drafts

Fantasy football draft season is already underway. Every group of owners features different preferences for when to hold the draft. Some like the earlier dates, which takes a little more work to project how camp battles will go, while others choose to wait until those key decisions are made.<p>One …

10 steps to building a smart city

As urban areas swell around the world, leaders are seeking better ways to accommodate citizens. Experts from a recent livechat offer advice<p>Too many smart city visions concentrate on big data and the internet of things when there are more fundamental problems, says Tom Saunders, a senior researcher …

5 Ways Selling a Home is Like Entering a Beauty Pageant & How You Can Win Every Time

<b>Wondering why your home has yet to sell?</b> As a seller, I know you probably love your home, or at the least had some great memories there. So you may think all you have to do is pop a lawn sign in your yard, have your REALTOR make some posts online, and stand back for the throng of hysterical buyers …

10 Creative Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

<i>Kelli Kaufer, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Not a fan of white subway tile? Don’t fret. Look to custom and DIY options for creative backsplashes that are only limited by your imagination and budget. Of course, you’ll want to take into consideration your cooking habits, too. Those who fancy themselves amateur …