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How Eataly Makes Innovation Local

04 Min Read Time - With rooftop dining, a carefully curated selection of fine Italian foods, and a steady stream of wide-eyed shoppers, the first …

US Navy investigating a decorated SEAL who moonlights as a porn actor

The Navy is investigating a decorated SEAL who moonlights as a porn actor.<p>The Naval Special Warfare Command wants to know whether Chief Special Warfare Officer Joseph Schmidt III properly obtained permission from his commanders for outside work and whether they condoned his acting career, the San …

San Diego

Rattan Furniture Is Making a Major Comeback

And it's not just for the great outdoors anymore.<p>Remember rattan? You saw it everywhere in the '70s: rattan chairs, rattan baskets, rattan patio furniture, and other wicker items. Most often, rattan was confined to porches and the outdoors (it <i>does</i> make great weather-resistant furniture), but today, …

Home Decorating

The One Thing You Must Do In Each Country, According To Tourists

You'll either love this map or hate it.<p>If you could only do one thing in each country you visited, what would it be?<p>U.K. travel site Vouchercloud compiled a map that shows the top-rated “Thing to Do” on TripAdvisor in nations around the world. And while some picks seem on-point, others may sound …

This glass bridge in China overlooks a gorge, and it's absolutely going to make you dizzy

Back to terrify the world with yet another sky-high structure is China, which has recently opened a glass bridge that overlooks a gorge, because it’s …

Bad typography has ruined more than just the Oscars

How graphic design can shape award shows, elections, and your medicine cabinet.<p>You can blame a lot of people for the awkward Best Picture mix-up at the 2017 Oscars. But what about the typography on the announcement card itself?<p>It’s hard to know for sure, but there’s a good chance that if the …

This 5-Step Method Will Tell You If Your Product Solves a Real Human Need | Inc.com

Design has quickly evolved from an aesthetic choice to becoming a revolutionary way to differentiate companies. Design thinking is now a proven approach to solving problems and producing innovations with a wide range of entrepreneurs and product creators. But it's not a slam dunk. The risk is that …

UX Design

The Met releases tens of thousands of images of art online for free

Art lovers from around the world, rejoice: New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is flooding the internet with classic works from its …

Scientists find brain hormone that triggers fat burning

Biologists have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut. Their findings in animal models could have implications …

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

The happy list – 30 cultural gems to brighten dark times

1. Film: Young Frankenstein (1974)<p>We may have lost Gene Wilder last year, but the sheer joy of his comedy lives on in this endlessly rewatchable treat which he co-wrote with director Mel Brooks. The scene in which Wilder’s Dr Frederick Frankenstein and Peter Boyle’s Monster perform their …

Carpool Karaoke

First-Time Homebuyers Survival Guide: What to Check on a Final Walk-Through

The search for a new home isn't an easy one, but you did it—you found the home of your dreams, had it inspected, and it's almost time to move in. But …

7 Ridiculously French Things You Have To Do At Least Once

Let’s be honest, we’ve all wished we were French at least once in our lives. From their carefree living to their effortless style, the French way of …

What's in Santa's Sack? Princess Kate Buys Special Christmas Bags for George and Charlotte's Gifts

Prince George and Princess Charlotte are guaranteed to wake up to sackfuls of gifts on Christmas Day.<p>That’s because their parents, Prince William and …

28 Simple Ways To Improve Your Home In 2017

Finally put those Pinterest boards to good use. The products in this post were updated in April 2018.

Options For Going Off The Grid: Harnessing Wind, Solar And Hydro Power

With rising inflation and increasing prices on all utilities, it’s no wonder that many Americans today are looking for ways to cut costs wherever …

10 Ideas That Make Christmas Lights Feel Totally New

There's a simple upgrade that makes lights 100x more sparkly.<p>If you're bored with solid colors, white, or even multi-colored strands, these simple DIYs make you see this classic decoration in a whole new light.

Decorations

27 Holiday Movies for When It’s Cold Outside

As if you needed another excuse not to leave the house!<p>After the year that we've had (seriously, 2016, what gives?), you might be forgiven for wanting to curl up on your couch over the holidays. You could just hate-watch <i>Love Actually</i> a few dozen more times, continue to pretend that <i>A Charlie Brown</i> …

Entertainment

Miniature forest of 4,000 baby trees pops up in Brooklyn

1/14<p>Spencer Finch: Lost Man Creek<p>NYC's concrete jungle is now home to a little slice of California's Redwood forests. Installed in partnership with …

Prefab houses: 7 things to know before buying yours

Long gone are the days when a prefabricated home was less than desirable, as the styles they're now available in are utterly amazing! Add to that how …

Tour a Fun, Fabulous, Pink & Patterned Edinburgh Home

<b>Name:</b> Emily Murray, husband and two young sons <b><br>Location:</b> Edinburgh, Scotland <b><br>Size:</b> Four-bedroom Victorian terraced house <b><br>Years lived in:</b> Owned 6 …

How to save on homeowners insurance

<i>Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web:</i><p><b>Saving on homeowners insurance</b><br>Reviewing your homeowners …

9 Handy Facts About the History of Handwriting

While today we can get machines to write for us, for most of human history, writing was a manual endeavor. And there are people who are super …

5 apartments you can buy in NYC for under $200,000

There’s even a penthouse among them<p>Most New Yorkers are faced with the depressing reality that homeownership isn’t an option in their favor. And while that’s a tough pill to swallow, there is a small bit of solace. There are apartments that one can own for a relatively small price. Below are five …

David Yates to direct all five Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movies

Last month it was announced by J.K. Rowling that the upcoming <b>Harry Potter</b> spinoff <b>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</b> has expanded from a trilogy …

Movies

The coolest container house you'll ever see

Container homes are often thought to be cramped, gloomy and lacking in style or personality. But this <i>Pocket House,</i> designed by the Brazilian …

Food & Dining

Best State Parks in the United States for a Thousand

<i>This is a guest post from my dad, Grandpa Points. He and my mom are in their 60’s, are (mostly) retired,and are ticking off “bucket list”</i> …