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Awesome Small Backyard Design Ideas You Should Try

Not every home comes with a large backyard but that doesn’t mean not every homeowner can enjoy spending time in their outdoors hideaway. If you …


How to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation, According to Science | Inc.com

Caroline Webb, the renowned economist, leadership coach, and author of <i>How to Have a Good Day,</i> has helped hundreds of organizations be more effective through behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience.<p>In a recent interview with award-winning podcaster David Burkus, she gave some keen …

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Dams are major driver of global environmental change

Water reservoirs created by damming rivers could have significant impacts on the world's carbon cycle and climate system that aren't being accounted …


Epic Trails Across the Globe

Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.

Casa Tiny, a Walden-Inspired Getaway in Mexico

Inspired by Thoreau’s <i>Walden,</i> Casa Tiny is a minimalist hideaway constructed of concrete and parota wood (did we mention that it’s available on Airbnb …

How to Rig Up Hanging Bike Storage, Build Closet Storage, Get a Discount on a Versatile Chop Saw & More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Multimaterial Saw Deal & Pattern Following Router</b><p>If you work with both wood and metal, Izzy Swan's worked out a …


All You Need Is LV

In the most unlikely of places—rural Missouri—Rocio Romero has designed and built a prefab empire.<p>One Saturday a month, a hundred architecture enthu-siasts invade the sleepy town of Perryville, Missouri (pop. 7,803), in the rolling hills an hour south of St. Louis, for tours of designer Rocio …

Prefab Homes

Hardscaping 101: Pea Gravel

How did pea gravel get its name? We’ll give you one guess.<p>As gravel goes, it doesn’t get any better. These rounded fragments of pea-size stone crunch …


Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …