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You'll Want to Steal These 6 Stylish Floating Shelf Ideas

>There’s arguably no chicer or more versatile storage solution than floating shelves. They maximize space by utilizing wall space to create more …

Method in Modular: 10 Floor Plans Using Shipping Container Architecture

Shipping container architecture has developed its own niche in both design and representation. Colorful or grungy? Economical or gentrified? Either …

The Best Places to Visit in Europe, by Someone Who Lived There for 5 Years

No matter how many times you visit Europe, it's difficult to ever feel like you know the region well. After all, the continent is comprised of 50 …

You Can Take One of America's Most Breathtaking Train Rides for Only $97

You can travel from Seattle to Los Angeles all for less than $100.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see the West Coast without the hassle of driving, then we …

Trains

This lucky family is currently flying around the world in luxury for free thanks to travel hacking

A family-of-four are currently the envy of many as they are flying around the world in luxury for free, thanks to travel hacking. Husband-and-wife, Pedro Pla and Grace Cheng, managed to save a total of $54,000 on their round-the-world business class air tickets, and are now in the middle of a …

National Parks

Facebook shuts down robots after they invent their own language

Facebook shut down a pair of its artificial intelligence robots after they invented their own language.<p>Researchers at Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research built a chatbot earlier this year that was meant to learn how to negotiate by mimicking human trading and bartering.<p>But when the social …

How a Washington DC journalist unintentionally became the internet’s budget travel guru

A non stop flight from San Francisco to Bali for less than $300? It sounds impossible, but Scott Keyes finds deals like this for thousands of subscribers around the world every day.<p>Currently living in Portland, Oregon, 30-year-old Keyes decided to start the email newsletter service when the travel …

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Can You Have Sex in Your Sleep?

File under “things that go bump in the night”<p>Picture this: You wake up in the middle of the night, and you're right in the middle of getting it on with your partner. Sounds like an unlikely—albeit pretty awesome—scenario, right?<p>Actually, according to recent Canadian research, up to 11 percent of …

8 Reasons A Trip To The Philippines Should Be In Your Future

There's an incredible chain of tropical islands in the Pacific that is sprinkled with pink, white and black sand beaches, ultra-relaxing luxury resorts, charming countrysides and villages, exotic foods and an enticing nightlife. You know it exists, but you've probably never thought of planning a …

The Russian Hill Residence by John Maniscalco Architecture

John Maniscalco Architecture designed the Russian Hill residence in San Francisco, California.<p>From the architect<p>This new four-story home establishes …

Robo-cars, Uber Will Save Us Billions, Keep Us From Crashing And Put An End To Waiting At The DMV

One of the great American rites of passage has been the teenager earning his or her driver’s license. Nearly everyone went through some version of a parent trying to teach them to operate the family car, the trepidation of taking the driving test and the subsequent few years, where statistically …

The Scribble Pen: Scans Colors, then Reproduces Them

Back in 2010 we showed you designer Jinsun Park's nifty Color Picker concept. The idea was that a magic marker would be loaded up with both a sensor …

Scanners

400 Years of Le Nôtre at Vaux-le-Vicomte

Those who faithfully follow the guidebooks on Paris and its environs will undoubtedly find themselves journeying 10km south west of the capital to …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

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Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

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Top 10 European Cities at Spring

With spring on the horizon, the romance of Europe seems more appealing than almost any other time of year. Rich in heritage, architecture, arts, music, and food, the Continent's cities welcome visitors with pretty flowers lining elegant boulevards, scintillating scenic coastlines, fine wines, and …

Spike Aerospace's New Supersonic Jet Is ENTIRELY Window Seats

A Boston-based engineering firm recently released plans for their new supersonic jet that will transport passengers from Los Angeles to Tokyo in five hours... and with no windows, but instead full-length digital screens that instantly turn every seat into a window seat.<p>The screens will show images …

The Office Of The 21st Century Will Be Your Self-Driving Car

The future of self-driving cars means working in gridlock. Joy?<p>In the age of self-driving cars, you’ll have no excuse for slacking off during your commute. That’s because the office of the future might very well be your car.<p>Rinspeed, a Swiss automobile manufacturer that has specialized in designing …

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What Does Google's Purchase Of Nest Mean For The Internet Of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) seemed to be an underlying theme of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), with companies showing off cloud-connected Crock-Pots, heart monitors, and even bed mats that monitor how a person sleeps.<p>As wearable technology and home automation increasingly seep into …

Balancing Color for Flash and Ambient Light using Gels

Cyclist Captures New York Through the Eyes of a Bicycle

<i>New York Through the Eyes of a Road Bicycle</i> is a photo project by designer and photography enthusiast Tim Sklyarov that explores the city that never sleeps from the point of view of an urban cyclist. Everything from the iconic flashing lights of Times Square and bustling streets of the city to the …

Stunning Photos of the European Alps that Inspire Awe and Envy

If you live in a place that’s not likely to see snow this winter, or you’re bitter that the white Christmas you’ve been dreaming of decided to remain …

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

2013 was a lost year for tech

All in, 2013 was an embarrassment for the entire tech industry and the engine that powers it—Silicon Valley. Innovation was replaced by financial engineering, mergers and acquisitions, and evasion of regulations. Not a single breakthrough product was unveiled—and for reasons outlined below, Google …

Hyperloop

Elon Musk unveiled his plans for the Hyperloop, a high-speed transportation system that could deliver passengers to their destination at speeds up to 800 miles per hour. Musk estimates the project will cost around $6 billion for a people-only version, and around $10 billion for a version where …

Snoozers Are, in Fact, Losers

On a typical workday morning, if you’re like most people, you don’t wake up naturally. Instead, the ring of an alarm clock probably jerks you out of sleep. Depending on when you went to bed, what day of the week it is, and how deeply you were sleeping, you may not understand where you are, or why …