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Secrets of kindness from Matthieu Ricard, the 'world's happiest man'

If being kinder is a goal for you, Matthieu Ricard has some good news. Kindness leads directly to happiness, says the 69-year-old Buddhist monk.<p>Ricard, often called the “happiest man in the world," has undergone hours of MRI scans during which scientists found unusually high levels of upbeat …

Happiness

A Bold and Textured Bachelor Pad

<b>Project by:</b> Décor Aid <b>Location:</b> New York, New York<p>Now this is how you do texture! From the walls, to the rugs, to the pillows there are so many well …

Three arguments for the consciousness of cephalopods

They may be tasty when you fry them up, but evidence is mounting that cephalopods like octopuses and squid possess consciousness. Over at the …

Consciousness

5 things you’ll find in the kitchen of the future | The Star

With Internet-connected devices, kitchens are more intelligent than ever, and cooking is becoming as easy as pie. Today, appliances and even …

Kitchens

What Happens In Your Brain During The Two Critical Stages Of Sleep

We shouldn’t wear lack of sleep like a badge of honor. Our brains are actually doing important work to make us more successful as we snooze.<p>The average person spends one-third, or 36%, of their lives sleeping. That means if you live to be 90, you spend about 32 years asleep.<p>“What that 32 years is …

TED Talks

Nasa images of cosmic catastrophe give glimpse of Earth's ultimate fate

Earth’s final days are in the distant future, but the the death of a far-off solar system revealed in images from Kepler 2 shows how the world might end<p>The destruction of a solar system has been captured for the first time by astronomers who said the violent events provide a grim glimpse of Earth’s …

Articles about meticulous renovation turns run down house storage smart gem on Dwell.com - Dwell

Minute details and judiciously applied materials create a refined home in San Francisco.<p>Persistence paid off for this California couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.<p>Upside-down houses have been on my mind lately.<p>For a Toronto couple with a love of …

Architecture

Articles about take-seat-5-oversize-sofas-we-love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes versatile, industrial-inspired lighting that won't break the bank.<p>The two Toronto curators behind this showcase for innovative …

House Redesign Abundant in Soft Walnut Hues: “Two-Levels” Project in Ukraine

<b>Sergey Gotvyansky</b> from <b>NOTT Design Studio</b> completed the “<b>Two-Levels</b>” project, a redesign of a family residence in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The result …

Interior Design

Dark Themed Interiors: Using Grey Effectively For Interior Design

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Eugene Buys<p>The first apartment comes from visualizer Eugene Buys and it is located in Malevich. The space is designed for a young …

Interior Design

The Beauty of Simple: Minimalist Interior with Maximum Style

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>4 |<p>5 |<p>The main living area downstairs consists of the living room, dining room, and kitchen. The original space had these rooms clearly …

Interior Design

Chorus Apartment By Ganna Design

Ganna Design have redesigned the owners childhood home in Taipei, Taiwan, into a contemporary home with pops of colour.<p>The designer’s description<p>This …

Interior Design

Small, Smart Studios with Slick, Simple Designs

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Igor Glushan<p>The first studio comes from design Igor Glushan. The simple Saint Petersburg space was designed for a modern technology …

Pops of Color Reenacting Joyful Memories in Taipei Home: The Chorus Apartment

The <b>Chorus</b> project by <b>Ganna Design</b> is an original contemporary apartment spiced up with color additions in Taipei City, Taiwan. This thirty-year old …

10 Foods That Fight Inflammation

Before we even get into a conversation about anti-inflammatory food, it's important to know when inflammation actually occurs.<p>Inflammation is the …

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Six things you might want to prepare for the apocalypse

<i>By Cat Distasio, Inhabitat</i><p>There are a lot of things you can do to prepare yourself for the possibility of a disaster. You can load up on shelf-stable foods, clean drinking water and batteries. You can dig a bomb shelter in your backyard. You can stockpile first aid supplies and polish up your ham …

First Aid

10 Ways to Use Lavender Oil to Make Products for Better Health

Shares 2K<p>If you remember this post, I talked about my journey starting with Young Living essential oils. It’s been a few months and it’s been such a …

Flu (influenza)

The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. The flu is …

Foods You Should Be Eating if You’re Over 50

As we get older, it's not just our wardrobe and taste in music that change. After age 30, our metabolism begins to gradually decline, which means we …

Morpholio Drops Journal App Giving You a Sketchbook with Infinite Possibilities

App creators Morpholio just launched another game-changing app that literally redefines the sketchbook. If you’re like most creatives, you tend to …

Drawing

What Can Running a Marathon Teach You About Life?

<i>What Running a Marathon Taught Me About Life: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Derrick Fung, Forbes Top 30 under 30,</i> …

How to Return to Running

Coming back after a layoff? Science shows it’s easier than you may think to start again.<p>Many runners have been there—lacing up for the first time after an exercise hiatus, praying to the gods of running that there is such a thing as muscle memory.<p>For example, Jeff Alexander, a 48-year-old public …

Temple University

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Articles about actor bryan cranstons green beach house renovation on Dwell.com - Dwell

The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.<p>In North Vancouver, Canadian architects Scott & Scott have breathed new life into an aging mid-century home.<p>For their lakeside retreat in northwestern Michigan, Keith and Mary …

Modern House Interiors With Dynamic Texture and Pattern

• 1 |<p>A spiderweb-like chandelier offers tiny points of light and a unique design element in the living room.<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>A grid design area rug brings both …

Picture Perfect: Decorate With Black And White Photographs For Exquisite Interiors

There are times when we obsess about décor and furnishings. Some of us save up to buy that single iconic chair or loveseat that will elevate the …

Joy's "Organic Muted Teal" Room

Like this entry? Favorite it below!<p>Name:JoyLocation:Fairfax, VADivision:CoolInspiration for my palette:Originally I had a beachy theme for the room, …