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Eleven untranslatable words

Norwegians have a word that means ‘to sit outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer’. BBC Culture meets an artist fascinated by languages’ unique terms.<p>In 1983, the writers Douglas Adams and John Lloyd compiled The Meaning of Liff, “a dictionary of things that there aren't any words for yet”. It …

Language

The 41 Best Resume Templates Ever

We know—writing and editing the perfect resume is enough of a challenge. Why should you have to spend your time and energy making it look great, …

13 DIY Project Ideas to Revitalize Old, Tired & Boring Items Around Your Home

(Image credit: Oh Everything Handmade)<p>Sometimes you don't want to make something new for your home; you want to make something you already have …

DIY

A Scandinavian-Inspired Kitchen with Hints of Japan

Not too long ago, on a quick business-ey type trip to Toronto, I made a side pilgrimage to Mjölk (one of our favorite shops ever at Remodelista). …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Drones

Journey: A Beautiful Wordless Story About the Power of the Imagination

<b>Journey</b> (<i>public library</i>), the debut children’s book by illustrator Aaron Becker, is a charming and empowering wordless story about a lonely little girl who finds herself in an imaginary world and learns to bend it to her own imagination by drawing with a magical red marker. Partway between <i>Alice in</i> …

Spreading 'magic': Woman writes 3,000 pick-me-up letters to strangers

At the lowest moment in her life, Jodi Ann Bickley decided the only way up was to reach out — to complete strangers.<p>Bickley, of Birmingham, U.K., suffered from a brain infection and stroke in 2011 at the age of 23. She was still recovering from health problems last year when a slew of new symptoms …

Domestic Violence

Best Bargain Buys: 10 Stylish Sofas Under $1000

Buying a new living room sofa is often one of the more expensive purchases you'll make when outfitting a home, though it will also be one of the most …

Sofa

Chelsea Flower Show 2014 shopping guide

Heading to Chelsea? Harriot Lane Fox picks the best garden products on sale at the world-famous flower show this year<p>Garden-centre tills have been ching-chinging for months, but Chelsea is the real start of the horticultural shopping season. It sees the launch of more new products than any other …

Gardening

41 Cheap And Easy Backyard DIYs You Must Do This Summer

Go outside! You look like you need a little sun.

Landscaping

Watch This Beautiful Story Of #ABoyandHisDog

From the film makers who knew they had a compelling story to tell but did not realize how powerful it was:<p><i>Last year we made this film as part of our</i> …

Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack over top. Spray the rack with nonstick spray.<p>In a large bowl or baking dish, combine …

An easy pancake recipe for a Saturday morning - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

What every kid wants on a Saturday morning.<p>Kids always want pancakes. My kids get RIDICULOUSLY excited about these puppies, but that might be because …

Breakfast

The Best Ways To Spend A Free 20 Minutes

Don’t think you can do anything meaningful with only a handful of time? Then let us make a few productivity-enhancing, soul-satisfying suggestions.<p>Here’s a deceptively profound question, courtesy of designer-blogger Mike Moloney: what do you do when you have a pocket full of free time? Do you …

Happiness

Goodbye, Cameras

This past October, just before the leaves changed, I went on a six-day hike through the mountains of Wakayama, in central Japan, tracing the path of an ancient imperial pilgrimage called the Kumano Kodo. I took along a powerful camera, believing, as I always have, that it would be an indispensable …

Photographer Digitally Adds Herself to Childhood Photos of Her in Double Self-Portrait Series

In the photo series “Imagine Finding Me,” photographer Chino Otsuka revisits her childhood by digitally inserting herself in old photos of her as a …

Photography

This Little Boy From India Has A Message We Won't Be Forgetting Anytime Soon

Giving season is over. And it's easy to forget to do good once the holidays are behind us. But today we came across a wonderful video from India that reminded us that selflessness doesn't have to mean grand gestures.<p>Titled "Share.. Care.. Joy," the video was produced by the Naik Foundation, a …

Feel Free to Fidget!

The H-Lounge was designed around the idea that a chair shouldn’t dictate how one should sit. Its gently arched corners provide just enough support to …

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

Apps

Looking back at Yan Nascimbene’s beautiful and deceptively simple illustrations - The Fox Is Black

Looking back over the year one of my favorite discoveries has been the work of French-Italian artist and writer Yan Nascimbene. Sadly I only …

Collectif Glam, Girl! Sheath Dress

Life’s Too Short for Boring Emails<p>Enjoy 15% off your first order when you join our mailing list.<p>Plus, we’ll hook you up with the best deals,<br>first …

House Tour: A Chicago Home Bursting With Bold Colors

<b>Name:</b> Amy Desmond of Victory Market Vintage & Handmade <b><br>Location:</b> Andersonville, Chicago, Illinois <b><br>Size:</b> 700 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 4<p>There are …

Salvation Army

Why This Company Is Crowdsourcing, Gamifying The World’s Most Difficult Problems

McKinsey shouldn’t close up shop just yet. But if Wikistrat has its way, the future of geopolitical analysis will belong to the crowd.<p>The biggest consultancy firms–the McKinseys and Janeses of the world–make many millions of dollars predicting the future and writing what-if reports for clients. …

Crowdsourcing

Little leaf world by Tang Chiew Lin 

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

Author: Joshua Davis. Joshua Davis Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You can read a version of this story in …

6 Color Creative Photo Editing Apps To Retouch Boring Photos

Not only are smartphones sporting increasingly powerful camera components more than capable of taking breathtaking photos (the new iPhone 5s has a …

Mobile Photography

A Gallery of Wallpapers in Cool Hues

A few years ago, I tackled my first wallpaper job with Orla Kiely paper and, although it took my whole Saturday to do one wall, I was really pleased …

Interior Design

X-Factor Make-Up Artist Julia Carta Shows Us What's Inside Her Make-Up Bag

Beauty & Hair<p>by Tor Cardona | 28 11 2014<p>Julia Carta<p>Look Inside Julia Carta's Make-Up Bag<p><i>Julia Carta</i><p>This week we caught up with make-up artist supreme …