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The 10 Most Instagrammed Cities of 2017

Courtesy of Unsplash<p>It’s been a busy year for the world’s most popular photo-sharing platform. Here’s where Instagrammers were traveling—and where …

Prefab cabin by Snøhetta is designed to go anywhere

The simple cottage with a designer spin<p>The latest news in prefab land comes from Snøhetta, the international firm behind projects as major as the Times Square revamp and as whimsical as a treehouse hotel. This time, the firm has designed a ready-made cabin for Rindalshytter, a Norwegian company …

The Chemistry of Building Better Habits

There is a concept in chemistry known as activation energy. Here’s how it works:<p>Activation energy is the minimum amount of energy that must be …

Grow your own by all means, but don’t dream that self-sufficiency is the answer

Last week, Monty Don mocked The Good Life. He was right – we should both cultivate and buy our food<p>When I lived in the French countryside, I started a vegetable garden. The farmer next door came round with his huge tractor and ploughed up a plot on the sloping field in front our house. I lugged the …

Agriculture

Why mastery matters and creativity shouldn’t be easy

The author Daniel Pink breaks down mastery further in his book <i>Drive</i> where he writes that there are three essential elements to it:<p>Firstly, mastery – which he defines as ‘becoming ever-better at something you care about’ – requires you to adopt an open mindset towards the task in hand. You don’t …

Self-improvement

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Modest Motor Has Revolutionary Applications

Satellites make many of our everyday activities possible, and the technology continues to improve by leaps and bounds. A prototype, recently …

Engineering