Nicholas Conner

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The First Thing You Should Do On Your Next Cruise, According to Travel Insiders (Video)

Sometimes getting the most from your cruise means getting off the ship and into port. In order to maximize the experience, figure out where you'd …

Royal Caribbean

Beautiful natural hot springs and the cost to visit

Travertine Hot Springs (Bridgeport, Calif.): This is one of the easiest natural hot springs to get to, and Travertine's beauty is not limited by its accessibility. A great pit stop for Angelenos en route to Lake Tahoe or Mammoth Mountain, this free roadside attraction is perfect for travelers to …

Hot Springs

21 Plank Variations

If you are looking to build better core strength, then it is time to boost the intensity and variations of your abdominal workout! Anyone can drop …

7 Surprising Sources of Protein That Aren't Meat or Dairy

Bulk up your meals with these power plants<p>Most guys looking to gain love a juicy piece of chicken breast, and with good reason. Your body needs protein to build and maintain lean muscle. Plus, the essential macronutrient helps keep you full, regulate your hormones, and build strong bones.<p>Loading up …

The Top Los Angeles Restaurant Standbys of 2017

<b>Caroline Pardilla, Eater LA contributor, Caroline on Crack</b><p>Little Fatty, the Exchange, Republique<p><b>Jeff Miller, Founding editor, Thrillist LA</b><p>Sweetgreen and Verve are both around the corner from my apartment now, and I'd be lying if I said there were any other restaurants I hit more often than</b> …

FCC approves first wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system

Charging your mobile device wirelessly is certainly less of a hassle than plugging it in, but still requires the device be in physical contact with its station to actually work. That's about to change now that the Federal Communications Commission has approved the first wireless charger that works …

Tech Trends

BMW's Motorcycle of Tomorrow Is So Smart It Balances Itself

The German company's vision of the future includes a malleable bike that gives the rider far greater control<p>According to BMW, the future of motorcycle design is surprisingly flexible. The Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept does away with a traditional mechanical frame, replacing it with a flexible …

How to Meditate with Mandalas

What is the True Meaning and Importance of the Mandala?<p>The world Mandala literally means circle. It represents infinite wholeness and a cosmic …

12 of the best bedroom designs for your home

What makes the best bedroom? Is it the linen, the placement of furniture, or the accessories? Perhaps it is something less tangible such as the …

A Modern Home Camouflaged As A Rural Cottage

Situated in a dense forest in the Southern region of Poland, this compact home blends in magnificently with its surroundings. The exterior reflects …

A psychologist says interviews are a terrible way to hire — here's what you should do instead

"But as it turns out, interviews are a disastrous tool for gauging potential," says Ron Friedman, a psychologist and author of "The Best Place To Work." "For one thing, it's because over 80% of people lie during interviews. That means the information you're collecting in an interview is suspect at …

Employment

5 Ideas to Steal from This Tiny Stockholm Kitchen

Even before my trip to Denmark and Sweden, I had a penchant for Scandinavian design; now that I've experienced it firsthand, it's safe to say I'm …

Countertops

Sky gardens: the new urban jungle?

Updated 2nd November 2016

These LEGO-like recycled plastic bricks create sturdy homes for just $5,200

Colombian company Conceptos Plásticos saw two pressing issues in the world and decided to tackle both with recycled building materials. One issue is …

Design

The best house music DJs of all time

House music has been around for three decades now, and over the course of that time, we’d conservatively estimate that there have been approximately …

This Is the Ikea Wine Table Hack Everyone Is Freaking Out About on Imgur

Wine table from recycled IKEA stool and chair<p>One decor hack is winning over couples across the internet with its transformation of two Ikea separates into one date-ready wine table. Imgur user daidougei recently shared the DIY that requires two Ikea stools, a chair, some paint, and an afternoon to …

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2018

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a …

Now That Queers Can Get Married, Should We? A New Web Series Explores

"Romantic relationships are changing, and we’re suggesting that the whole system may need to change with them."<p>It’s been over a year since the United States Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in all fifty states. But how did this legislation affect queer couples already in committed …

Typographic Graffiti That Changes Throughout the Day – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Graffiti artist DAKU has created a typographic piece in the Lodhi colony area of New Delhi. Words associated with life and the passage of time are …

What I learnt from a month cycling in the Netherlands

With the right investment in infrastructure and improved liability laws, cycling in the UK could be this successful and our streets could be reclaimed as places for people of all ages to enjoy<p>Who builds a bicycle road on a 32km-long sea dyke? One akin to a really, really long Severn Bridge, made of …

Cycling

How One Groundbreaking Set of Rules is Changing the Food in L.A. Schools and the System Behind It

<b></b>Daniel Blackwood has witnessed a couple of big changes since he started working as a delivery driver for Gold Star Foods, the food distributor for …

Lessons for Urban Planning in 2016—From SimCity 2000

Neel V. Patel writes about lessons offered by a revisit to SimCity 2000, a source of obsession that launched many planning careers. According to …

SimCity

15 Apple inventions that show how the company is crafting the future

Just this past year, the US Patent and Trademark Office has published thousands of patents that Apple has both applied for and been granted.<p>In 2015 alone, it was granted 1,938 patents.<p>Of course, a patent never guarantees a product — often, published patents or applications are merely proof that a …

Inventions

The 224 Sq. Ft. Cider Box Tiny House by ShelterWise

The ShelterWise design team created this house for a client who wanted a tiny house for full time living.<p>So they came up with an energy efficient …

Stanford Professor's Unusual Prefab Home Is Made of Steel

This green prefab abode, which took only weeks to build, is make of steel and uses soy-based foam for insulation<p>In the best way possible, Stanford professor Mark Jacobson‘s new house is like a giant Erector Set, snapped together in less than a week on an irregular, pie-shaped lot near the …

Funiture Giant IKEA Wants to Help Restaurants Build Their Own Indoor Farms

The furniture chain is getting into the sustainable farming industry, one restaurant kitchen at a time.<p>Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA is known …

Now Your Cat Can Also Feel Like a World Traveler With These Architectural Landmarks

Cat owners can now offer their cats a range of architectural landmarks to inhabit. The design studio, “Poopycat” has released a series of cardboard …

Micro-Apartments: Are Expanding Tables and Folding Furniture a Solution to Inequality?

<i>This opinion-piece is a response to Nick Axel’s essay</i> Cloud Urbanism: Towards a Redistribution of Spatial Value<i>,</i> <i>published on</i> ArchDaily <i>as part of our</i> …

Platypus House

Alain Bouvier<p>as Architects<p>Platypus Bend House is named after the elusive resident of the verdant creek that snakes through this quintessential …