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10 Recipes That Teach You How To Cook Asparagus Like A Pro

Asparagus is the workhorse of the springtime kitchen. Unlike the fussier darlings (<i>I still love them</i>), fava beans, peas, and artichokes, all of which …

Asparagus

Tiny Coastal Home is Full of Beautiful Interior Design

The whole point of a tiny home is to cut down on size, but still have an optimal living space, right? Many tiny home designers have to get creative …

Interior Design

100 Summer Fun Ideas for Kids and Parents

When you work at home you need practical ideas for kids' entertainment, things for kids to do <i>by themselves</i>, particularly summer activities. …

Kids

DIY camper van cost just $18K to build

How one couple is living the #VanLife dream<p>It’s a story that’s engrained in #VanLife lore: Dreaming of something different, an outdoorsy couple quits two successful engineering jobs and sells their house—with nearly everything in it. They build their own DIY camper van and embark on a non-stop …

RVs

Great apps for creative kids

From baby Van Goghs to tiny Van Halens.<p>Did you know that art can help boost your child's interest in science? While hands-on experience with a pencil, brush, or instrument is important, it's more likely that children will have a smartphone or tablet in their hands. In their spare time—instead of …

Apps

Enso Sushi & Grill | DIA - Dittel Architekten

DIA – Dittel Architekten conceptualised and designed the fine food restaurant Enso Sushi & Grill in a prime location in the Dorotheen Quartier …

Interior Design

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

Time Management

Get a peek inside Zaha Hadid’s futuristic High Line condo, now complete

A new set of photos show off some of the futuristic building’s amenity spaces<p>A news series of photos, captured by photographers Hufton+Crown, have surfaced that showcase the swooping West Chelsea condo at 520 West 28th Street, designed by the late Zaha Hadid. The photos focus building’s facade and …

The 10 Best Books to Help You Retire Richer, According to Financial Advisors

How to retire early, with no worries.<p>Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there’s no shortage of books that say they’ll show you how to …

Retirement

Butterfly roof tiny house is ready for 'burbs or bush

The Swallowtail measures 7.2 m (23 ft) long and is covered in textured ply cladding and corrugated sheeting. The door and glazing (much of which is …

Want to Build Out Your Van in 1 Hour? Try a Conversion Kit | Adventure Sports Network

For those of us without the time, or skill, to build out a van, an outfitter specializing in conversion could be the perfect solution.<p><i>Photos by Erin</i> …

10 Educational Toys Your 6-Year-Old Will Love

If you're on the hunt for the perfect gift for a little one, get them an educational toy! Not all learning tools are boring; there are so many entertaining games that help kids build their cognitive and motor skills. If you have a 6-year-old on your hands, we rounded up a list of options they'll …

Kids

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

The 10 most popular one-level houses in 2017

2017 was a great year in terms of exciting architecture and beautiful housing solutions and one trend that we were glad to welcome back was one-story …

The Emerald Coast: Nicaragua's hidden jewel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Move over Costa Rica: Nicaragua is emerging as the new eco-travel darling of Central America.<p>In the past two decades, Nicaragua has made concerted efforts to increase peace and international tourism; now, it's one of Central America's safer nations for travel, based on 2017's Global Peace …

Costa Rica

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a tin of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These …

Companies fined in Oakland accident that sent 13 workers plunging into fresh concrete

California workplace safety regulators fined three contractors nearly $150,000 for their role in a harrowing construction accident in Oakland in which 13 workers tumbled two stories into freshly poured concrete, agency officials said Thursday.<p>On May 26, workers at 3039 Broadway, a 435-unit …

The Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Give Them These 10 Things | Inc.com

Think about someone who made you believe in yourself -- someone who saw more in you than you believed was possible.<p>How did they inspire you to stop settling and start reaching for what is possible?<p>They <i>gave.</i> They gave generously. They gave selflessly. And they didn't expect anything in return. …

Parenting

Clever Ways To Add Some Extra Storage To Your Home

There’s rarely a moment when one can say that there’s enough storage in their home and any more would just be too much. A little bit of extra storage …

Furniture

This Sofa Converts to a Bunk Bed and Reddit Is Loving It

Along with our collective obsession with tiny homes, man caves, and she-sheds, bunk beds are having a moment — as a way to maximize small space …

Sofa

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Cape Town

72 things to do in the Bay Area before you die

We can bicker about the Bay Area's changing landscape all day long, but some things stay the same, like just how much our swath of California has to offer.<p>From inspiring natural scenery and classic institutions to new traditions and only-in-S.F. events, the Bay Area has something for everyone — and …

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

Habitats

The Best Homemade Ramen Soup Recipes

Traditional Japanese ramen ― the broth-y noodle soup loaded with umami flavors and often times topped with a soft boiled egg ― can take a long time to perfect. Ramen masters spend years honing their craft. But most of us living stateside don’t have years to wait on a good bowl of ramen, we have an …

Cooking

101 Best Modern Cabins

What's better than one hundred photos of cabins? One hundred and one photos of cabins.<p>Enjoy.<p><i>(This story is composed of photographs from both Dwell and those submitted by community members. All captions are from the original contributor or source story.)</i>

Architecture

Top 15 Green Home Improvements and their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

Home energy efficiency is both a journey and an objective. The objective is as simple as going Green. You optimize the resources of your home while …

10 must-see outdoors locations in SF Bay Area

<b>1. Sierra Nevada, Yosemite Valley waterfalls:</b> The major falls are flush, crowned by Yosemite Falls. Even from a mile away on the valley floor, the pounding of the falls can sound like freight train. From Tunnel View, the view of Yosemite Valley again is brought to life by Bridalveil Fall. The Mist …

Hiking

13 Valuable Skills You Can Teach Yourself for Free

Here are 13 skills you can teach yourself for free, along with resources to help you acquire those skills.

How to Make Perfect Salsa Every Time

<i>Header image: Ersatz Papalote Salsa from CHOW</i>Spice things up this summer with homemade salsa. It’s the ideal dish for using up whatever produce you …

Salsa