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Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain

"The lion and calf shall lie down together," Woody Allen once wrote, "but the calf won't get much sleep."<p>That's pretty much the connection between stress and sleep, researchers say, and NPR's own numbers suggest the same thing. In our recent poll on stress in America, conducted in conjunction with …

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How to overcome shyness

Hi. My name is Sarah, and I'm a reporter, so you wouldn't think that I would hesitate at all talking to people at parties. But I'm shy, too. And I have been since I was a kid.<p>Genes may have something to do with my shyness. People with different genotypes on average tend to have different levels of …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Ferrari 458, reimagined

A Dutch design firm has announced plans to build a limited edition version of the Ferrari 458 Italia. And when we mean limited edition, we mean, erm, one. And it'll look like the picture above.<p>It's the design work of Ugur Sahin, based in the Netherlands, who confirmed to TopGear.com that they've …

With A3, Audi stages coup on the world stage

For the second time in a decade of the World Car of the Year awards ceremony, an Audi has bagged the top honour.<p>Barely on the market in the US for a fortnight, the A3 – which has been on sale in Europe for months already – defeated the BMW 4 Series and Mazda 3 for the title, as determined by a …

In New York, Honda is invaded by robots – its own

On 17 April at the New York auto show, there was a tense moment when the presenter at Honda’s press conference, perhaps stricken by a case of public-speaking nerves, froze onstage. Then, on cue, he started dancing.<p>For lack of new product to showcase, the star attraction at the Honda stand was …

Here is Mercedes’ SUV concept

When we first saw Mercedes-Benz's Concept Coupé SUV, we had no context, nor data, about its size. We surmised it was probably a smaller, A-Class based offering. It isn't – which was made abundantly clear at its Auto China 2014 debut in Beijing.<p>The big Merc is indeed a Big Merc: it measures nearly …

Bentley designers choose their favourite VW Group cars

The 10 most interesting cars at Auto China 2014

China is the world’s most populous nation, and it was easy to feel that a good percentage of that humanity was attending Auto China 2014 when it opened in Beijing on April 20. China is also the world’s largest vehicle market, so automakers both domestic and foreign went all out to impress. It you …

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: Shock and awe

We are taught that snap judgments are immature, unfair and unbecoming. That said, you need only whisper “Camaro Z/28” to have yourself, and those within earshot, categorised.<p>You and anyone who responds with a grin (and maybe a fist bump) clearly go in for simple pleasures: lager beer, hamburgers, …

The greatest British cars never built

The British motor industry has never lacked for innovation. The original Mini’s space efficiency, the Jaguar E-Type’s inspired agility, the McLaren F1’s high-speed stability – the list of superlatives is long. But some of the greatest British cars were the ones that never reached the production …

For 30th anniversary, BMW builds a trophy M5

To enthusiasts of a certain age, acknowledging that 30 years have passed since the debut of the BMW M5 can be sobering. But the car, which pioneered an enduring sport-sedan archetype, is not slowing down for the pity party.<p>BMW has cooked up an anniversary-special M5 that is not just the most …

Lamborghini Huracán hits the bull’s eye

Aficionados of Italian supercars know that Lamborghini’s rip-snorting machines are named after famed fighting bulls.<p>From Miura to Countach to Diablo, these glistening beasts are known for flamboyant style and power. But like steely matadors, drivers also have had to contend with their notoriously …

The Ryno prepares to charge

Seeing the Ryno Micro-cycle brings to mind the old Johnny Hart comic strip B.C., in which suave caveman Thor rode around on a fascinating contraption: a single stone wheel with an axle through the middle. The Ryno, from US-based Ryno Motors, is a bit more complex., but just as intriguing.<p>With a …

Electric Vehicles

If you like the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is, by all accounts, a beast.<p>It is the seventh generation in the sports car’s line – hence its nickname, C7 – and even the most basic version is powered by a 455-horsepower, 6.2-litre V8 engine. That’s enough to propel the car to almost 190mph before it …

Lamborghini dispatches Huracán Polizia

After the Dubai Police, there is perhaps no law-enforcement agency with a better-stocked garage than Italy's Polizia di Stato. And on 22 May in Rome, the long arm of the law got a little longer, thanks to Lamborghini.<p>In a ceremony attended by Lambo CEO Stephan Winkelmann and Italian State Police …

Volkswagen GTI Roadster is a Golf gone wild

Worthersee has never been home to the gentlest outpouring of subtlety, but even by its standards this is something different: it's a Volkswagen Golf GTI that's quicker than a Ferrari FF.<p>You saw it last week as a teaser, now here's the real thing. It's Volkswagen's take on Gran Turismo's “Vision GT” …

The Best Small Houses Of The Year

Ready for some home design porn? The American Institute of Architects has just announced the winners of its 2014 Small Projects Award, a prize recognizing some of the country’s best design and construction on a small scale. This year’s crop of winners features a handful of stunning residential …

Articles about 7 dramatic small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't …

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What Would a Street-Legal DeltaWing Car Look Like? Whaddaya Mean, "I Don't Want to Know?"

Sometimes a manufacturer pulls the sheets off of a hotly-anticipated concept car, like Volkswagen did with their GTI Roadster Vision, and the crowd …