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10 Easy Pieces: Japanese-Style Fences and Screens

The calming simplicity of a Japanese-style fence, with its emphasis on natural materials and minimal distractions, creates a serene backdrop of …

A Vietnamese Getaway to Renew Your Body, Mind, and Soul

Amanoi Vietnam debuts two extraordinary Spa Houses…<p>The beachside resort of <b>Amanoi</b> in the Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam, is a serene getaway surrounded …

31 reasons why we love Scotland

Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

Chinese health practitioners claim acupuncture can treat everything from migraines, anxiety, body pains, insomnia, and ease the psychological …

6 foolproof ways to improve your graphic design skills

It can be easy to get stuck in a rut as a designer. You find a style or niche that makes the most of what you're good at, and before you know it your …

Graphic Design

A Mindset "Revolution" Sweeping Britain's Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science

The "growth mindset" phenomenon has swept through schools over the last 20 years and purportedly explains everything from Michael Jordan's success to Enron's failure. But the research behind it contains worrying errors.<p>Michael Jordan didn’t make his high school basketball team in 1978. He went on …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

98% of all Japanese adoptions are employers adopting the adult men on their staff, not children

In Japan, 98% of adoptions are actually adult men, aged between 20-30 years old — not children.<p>That is according to government data cited by …

Almost 75% of Japan's biggest coral reef has died from bleaching, says report

Coral in the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa has turned brown and is covered with algae, according to a government study<p>Almost three-quarters of Japan’s biggest coral reef has died, according to a report that blames its demise on rising sea temperatures caused by global warming.<p>The Japanese environment …

10 Must-Have Tools for Graphic Designers to Ramp Up Your Creativity

From meetings with clients to managing feedback, finding design inspiration for the next web design project to delivering the project on time, web …

Hong Kong's legal elite voice autonomy fears after China intervention

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Leading Hong Kong lawyers voiced fresh concerns on Monday at China’s intervention in the territory’s judiciary, following a controversial move to ban pro-independence lawmakers by Beijing nearly two months ago.<p>Judges wearing wigs attend a ceremony to mark the beginning of the …

From one family with 400 suitcases to non-stop Liberace: What it’s really like to fly by private jet

Somewhere between 18-hour delays and contorting your limbs into a seat you know is too small for you, all travellers, even the most die-hard …

Holy moly! Image of space shows a thousand black holes

It looks like a bunch of slightly blurry, multicoloured fireflies.<p>The image may not seem impressive at first, but it certainly improves on more intimate acquaintance. It's actually a more than 1,000 black holes at the centres of galaxies, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory said last week when it …

Design Plagiarism Is A Serious Problem–This Startup’s AI Could Help

It’s an omnipresent fear for companies and designers alike. Deep learning might hold the solution.<p>There are two competing nightmare scenarios for any company unveiling a new brand or logo. The first is that the internet will rise up in righteous indignation about how awful it is or what part of …

The Tiny-House Revolution Goes Huge

Remember not too long ago, maybe 2012, the slew of blogs and Tumblrs and films that heralded not just a new type of house but a movement, a post-collapse quest for simplicity and freedom, a rejection of waste and “stuff” and, just like Thoreau in his cabin of yore, a crusade to chomp life’s essence …

Seven Secrets of Angkor Wat

For both history buffs and luxury travelers, Angkor Wat is a must-see.<p>Angkor Wat can hardly be called a secret destination—more than two million …

Archaeology

Personal spaces: three young architects on the living quarters they’ve created for themselves

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Universities warned over 'snowflake' student demands

Universities will be forced to pander to the demands of "snowflake" students if controversial changes to the ranking system are approved, education leaders have warned.<p>The Government faces a cross-party revolt in the Lords this week over proposed reforms to higher education, which include placing …

A Simple Method for Developing Design Skills This Year

There’s no shortcut or hidden trick to improving your design skills – ask anyone in design or any other field, creative or otherwise. But there <i>is</i> a …

Want to travel and save money in 2017? Consider taking a year-long cruise

It’s a new year and that means it’s time for new travel plans. But if the exorbitant cost of living in your city looks like it may eat into your 2017 travel budget, why not consider spending the year at sea?<p>If you live in one of the world’s more expensive cities, it could be much cheaper to take a …

Mapped: The world’s most (and least) sociable countries

Of course one of the joys of travelling – indeed one of the reasons why we feel compelled to travel in the first place – is to meet new people. These relationships may be as fleeting as a monsoon shower, or they may last a lifetime; either way they can leave an indelible mark on your trip.<p>Any …

Revealed: Where to travel now the pound is resurgent

The pound has had a torrid six months, falling to a 31-year low against the dollar and six-year low against the euro, but at last some respite has arrived in the form of an Italian constitutional crisis.<p>The ‘no’ vote in the country’s referendum at the weekend and the potential resignation of prime …

15 passport stamps to impress your friends

This could be the reason you don’t want to exercise

Great news!<p>You know those days when you just don’t want to wear anything other than leggings and that baggy jumper you’ve had for years that has …

Midcentury modern goes boho in a Providence apartment

A couple assembles an eclectic mix in a loft<p>Before they got married, Courtney Webster (an interior designer, event stylist, and blogger) and Brandon Aguiar (a painter) lived in a building that was, frankly, uninspiring. Webster describes their previous home as a "cookie-cutter apartment."<p>"Our last …

This black woman rode across America in 1930. On a Harley.

In spite of rampant racism, she was ‘very happy on two wheels’<p>Bessie Stringfield was a legendary force during the ripening of American motorcycle …

No kids allowed: Is Britain becoming an anti-child society?

My husband and I took our children, aged seven and five, for dinner at a pizza restaurant in Paris recently. We’d spent the day climbing the Eiffel Tower and taking photographs of the skyline, so spirits were high – but the meal was ruined by some obnoxiously bad behaviour. Not from our kids (they …

Parenting

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to motivate people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave …

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Is this the world's best private jet? The Boeing 787 that's an airborne penthouse apartment

Ordinarily Boeing 787 Dreamliners serve as commercial aircraft that carry between 240 and 335 passengers, but in a world first one of the planes has been transformed into a 40-passenger private jet so spacious and well-equipped that it resembles an airborne penthouse apartment.<p>Developed by Kestrel …