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Boulder, Colorado, does things its own way

"So Boulder."<p>I heard it first from friends who moved there, as in: "The woman swimming in the lane next to me today was an Olympian. So Boulder." Or: "Our grocery store is offering goat yoga. So Boulder." Then I began visiting, and I heard it not only from Boulderites (in an adoring, …

Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorful Cacti Bloom Like Explosive Fireworks in Time-Lapse Videos

Florida-based photographer and self-confessed “Echinopsis enthusiast” Greg Krehel (aka Echinopsis Freak) captures the beauty of these flowering cacti as their petals open and wilt. Choosing time-lapse videos and gifs as his medium, Krehel’s series, <i>Freaky Flowers: Echinopsis Cacti in Bloom</i>, allows …

Time-lapse Photography

18 Food Tragedies That Should Forever Be Banned From The Kitchen

Blue eggs?!

Hot Dogs

Most American homes are still heated with fossil fuels. It’s time to electrify.

Replacing all those natural gas furnaces is going to be tricky.<p>Around five years ago, my wife and I decided to do a whole bunch of the more boring home maintenance jobs at once, just to get them out of the way. We outfitted our little house with new plumbing, better insulation, a new electrical …

Energy

A Homeowner's Guide to Electrical Conduit

Conduit offers protection to electrical wires that run in exposed locations.<p>Conduit Installation<p>EMT Conduit<p>credit: Grainger<p>EMT conduit is the most …

Home Improvement

The Secret to Perfectly Fried Fish Is an Ingredient You Probably Have in Your Pantry

The universally loved fish fry—from Lenten Fridays to slaw- and hush puppy-filled summer gatherings—transforms flaky white fillets into golden-fried …

Kitchens

Forget gluten—this might be the actual cause of your health woes

Just when you think you’ve perfected an eating plan that’s good for your gut and won’t cause inflammation, along comes a new buzzword linked to …

Wellness

Frank Lloyd Wright for beginners

Acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright began his career in Chicago, helping develop the Prairie style of design as he created beautiful buildings in …

Frank Lloyd Wright

House in the Mountain / Gluck+

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Looking to extend the idea of the ‘Landscape House,’ this 2,850 SF guest house in the Rocky Mountains …

Prefab metal structures form True North housing complex in Detroit by EC3

American studio EC3 has created a residential development in central Detroit, comprising a cluster of different-sized Quonset huts made of steel and …

Architecture

The Top Apps for Architects

We all know the common refrain recited by architecture's more experienced practitioners when it comes to technology: "Times were a lot harder for …

Apps

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can …

Want to Get Rich? Ten 1-Sentence Personal Finance Rules Anyone Can Follow to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

Sometimes the best advice on personal finance comes in 1-sentence bites.<p>Every month I get a number of advance copies of personal finance books.<p>Each includes tens of thousands of words that promise and occasionally deliver something new, even though wealth building, like losing weight, can be summed …

Personal Finance

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. …

Woodworking

Central Heating and Cooling Prices 2018 - HVAC Installation Costs - RemodelingImage.com - Remodeling Ideas, Costs, Tips, and Advice

The cost of a new heating and air conditioning system varies widely. This guide covers all the details including Low, High and Average costs, plus …

This Chic Camper Will Make You Want to Be an Airstream Dweller

Craving more adventure, a couple decide to make a radical life change by becoming full-time Airstream residents and renovators.<p>Years ago, in what seems like an alternate reality, Kate Oliver and Ellen Prasse were living in a typical house and working typical jobs. They had been best friends in …

Airstream

Roasted Radishes Are About to Become Your New Favorite Side Dish

You’re probably used to eating radishes raw in salads, or maybe even served with butter and flaky salt as a classic snack. But it may surprise you …

Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Tomato Container Gardening

If you have a small space for a garden, growing tomatoes in containers is an easy, effective way to enjoy the fresh flavor of juicy, homegrown …

Gardening

Can the building industry break its addiction to concrete?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Concrete: we can't live with it, can't live without it. A combination of cement, water and ground rock or sand, on the surface concrete might seem crushingly mundane. Yet it has defined construction in recent centuries and with it, in part, modernity.<p>But do we need to re-evaluate our …

Engineering

Diversify your income: All my ideas for making money online

You needed more income streams yesterday.<p>“Many small streams will form a big river.” — Swedish proverb<p>Most Americans have one stream of income (a …

Marketing

This 400 Square Foot 'Tiny House' is My Dream Home

Here at Apartment Therapy, we write about tiny houses a whole lot. Sometimes, I find myself wondering if we've reached peak tiny house. Are these …

How to Become a Freelance Designer

Lesson 0: Welcome and Introduction – How to Build a Successful Design Business<p>Available anytime after May 09, 2018. Estimated time to complete: 44 …

The ABC's of Soil Science - Organic Gardening

<i>Reposted with permission from</i> On Pasture.<p><i>Full confession: I am a soil geek. I love thinking about soil, working it, and smooshing it between my</i> …

Gardening

50 Modern Homes With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

As a bridge between indoors and outdoors, floor-to-ceiling windows introduce light, views, and a contemporary touch to homes of all sizes.<p>While being inherently modern, floor-to-ceiling windows can also solve practical problems, such as allowing residents to enjoy the outside from the comfort of …

Architecture

Before and After: A Couple Revamp an Old Airstream Into a Charming Workspace and Home

After stumbling upon an outdated Airstream on eBay, a couple decide to make a radical life change.<p>When Sheena and Jason noticed their everyday was becoming a bit too monotonous, they knew it was time to shake things up. So, they did what any curious mind would do—they turned to the treasure trove …

The Definitive Guide to Licensing: When You Get a Great Idea, What Do You Do Next?

An entrepreneur who sees somebody's good idea get licensed once a week tells you exactly how to pursue your own good idea.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Stephen Key is an expert on licensing consumer-product ideas. His book about inventing,</i> One Simple Idea,</i> …

Licensing

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Steak, According to Chefs

It's never too early to start prepping for barbecue season—so go ahead and bookmark this.<p>Purists assert that a good-quality cut of steak is done ill …

Family of five moves from a 2,100-square-foot-house to a beautifully renovated school bus

After deciding to move out of their 2,100 square foot house, Brandon and Ashley Trebitowski spent six months converting a classic Blue Bird bus into …

Framing

8 Incredible Concrete Homes in Latin America

Beauty, convenience, and simplicity—concrete provides it all in these Latin American homes.<p>In Latin America, concrete is one of the most prevalent building materials because of its simple ingredients, ability to be mixed on-site, relatively low cost, and resistance to bugs, mildew, or fire. But, …