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8 graphic design trends for 2017

So we’re already into 2017, in case you haven’t noticed. That means you probably have already broken one of your New Year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, my resolution to get better sleep has already been dashed.<p>But one of my resolutions that I will not be breaking is to become a better graphic …

Graphic Design

Compact all-in-one kitchen unit hides stove, fridge and dishwasher (Video)

Kitchens are one of the main hubs of any home, especially if you like to cook and entertain. In a small space, this isn't as easy to do, especially …

20 prototyping and wireframing tools for web designers

Having a good prototyping or wireframing tool will help you see the bigger picture, be more creative, and ease your workflow as a web designer.<p>This …

Kengo Kuma’s Wooden Mobile Home for Snow Peak Is a Minimalist Dream

In collaboration with Japanese outdoor goods manufacturer Snow Peak, architect Kengo Kuma has developed a timber mobile home based on minimalism and …

Doctor's 240 sq. ft. Tiny Ski Lodge is a double-decked dwelling

One of the more fascinating aspects of the tiny house movement is how people are not only finding clever ways to maximize small spaces, but also they …

Camping Showers guide

Camping Shower Guide<br>(and how to choose one)<p>Keeping clean may not be your top priority when camping, especially if your camping trip is only a weekend …

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

The Brain

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Don't let a weak core frustrate all the hard work your legs do on the bike. Here's how to make those important trunk muscles strong.

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Cycling

A stronger core will help you pedal longer and more comfortably<p>Want to feel stronger on long rides? You need to strengthen your core. While experts may disagree on exactly which muscles comprise the "core" group, they almost all agree that improving muscular strength by developing the postural …

This Week in Travel Startup Funding: BookingPal, Triptease and More

Starting today, each week we will be creating a roundup of travel startups that have received or announced funding that week.<p>The total amount raised …

5 Epic Day Trips to Take in Europe

<i>Pug Girl / Flickr</i><p>Planning a trip to Europe is much more of an undertaking than say, planning a beach vacation. First of all, you'll need to get a passport if you don't already have one. Once you do, you'll have to make peace with the high price of international flights and hotels. Meanwhile, you'll …

35 Photos to Spike Your Adrenaline and Spark your Wanderlust

Each year, thousands of people start off the New Year determined that, this year, they'll travel. This year, they'll live life to the fullest and stop putting off creating the life they've dreamed of.<p>Well, it's mid-February, and while your New Year's resolutions might have taken a battering from …

Open Your Root Chakra To Abundance! Here's How

For those of us who live paycheck to paycheck, there's a level of frustration that lives within us. Our attachment to “not having enough” is so …

Spirituality

Just For Kicks: Macco Motors' XS400

Most custom builders don’t enjoy messing with electrics: they’ll install a lithium-ion battery to save weight and leave it at that. More adventurous workshops might rip out the fuses and install a control box like the Motogadget m-Unit.<p>Jose and Tito of Macco Motors have just gone one step further. …

Motorcycles

Très cool: Dinamax's custom Yamaha TW125

Yamaha’s diminutive TW125 has become something of a cult classic in the world of custom motorcycles. It’s easy to see why: this humble farm bike exudes an honest charm that’s hard to ignore.<p>Dimitri Chaussinand certainly gets it. Despite owning a perfectly good Triumph Speed Triple, Dimitri (AKA …

Motorcycles

The 10 Easiest Ways To Reduce Stress

About 10 years ago, I made the decision to simplify my life. Initially this was driven by logistics, as my husband and I had moved from London to …

Self-help

Social Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

<i>By Derek Lovell, Guest</i><p>In her article, “Master of Love” author Emily Smith states that of all the couples that get married, only 3 in 10 remain in …

A Breathing Exercise To Help You Live In The Moment

The breath is our tool for healing and transformation. Our breath directly communicates with the autonomic nervous system, encouraging either the …

Mindfulness

5 Steps To Get Out Of A Bad Relationship

A few years ago, I was dating a much younger man who, for a plethora of reasons, I shouldn’t have been dating. I felt insecure about my age and …

Positive Thinking

Get A Total-Body Workout With These 10 Moves

No matter how hard we train or how healthy we eat, we can't help but focus on our "trouble" zones.<p>These areas are stubborn, hard to reach and almost …

Yoga

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Dutch Treat: Jules Brans' Yamaha XS750

The Yamaha XS750 triple is one of the most underrated motorcycles of the 1970s. It never achieved the cachet of the Honda CB750, and these days, its smaller SR400 and SR500 brethren are more popular with custom shops.<p>That makes the XS750 affordable on the secondhand market, and this super-sanitary …

Motorcycles

Dirty Sandy: 4h10's custom Honda dual sport

Most custom Honda Dominators trade their original lines for a cleaner, flat-tracker inspired look. This particular one breaks that mould with a rough, throwback scrambler vibe—and we dig it.<p>It belongs to Nico, co-founder of French moto lifestyle site 4H10. With two café builds under his belt, he …

Motorcycles

Zano Is A Sky Selfie Micro-Drone That Flies Itself

Holy autonomous micro-drones batman! Wondering how you’re going to line up your next dronie? Aka a selfie taken from up high by a passing UAV so you don’t get a photo of yourself remote controlling a drone… Well, never fear: a U.K.-based firm is building a micro-drone that flies itself so you can …

No Time? No Bike? No Problem.

Burpees might be the ideal way to squeeze in a workout—here’s how they can help you ride faster and stronger<p>Burpees make everything burn: Your muscles, your lungs, and most importantly, a ton of calories, making them a great exercise for days when you don’t have a lot of time or access to a bike. …

Charred Cabin, Chile

<b>Most clients show up at their architects</b> with a list a mile long. Not so much for the owners of the Charred Cabin in the mountains of coastal Chile. …

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

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