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Japan's insanely tiny homes are the future of cities

Tiny homes are exotic to many of us, but they are extraordinarily functional as a reprieve from the busy neighborhoods of Tokyo.<p>As I discuss in my book, "The Hyperlocalization of Architecture," the secret to these Japanese tiny houses is not only the imaginative designs, influenced by centuries-old …

Before & After: Christina's "Finally Done" Living Room

My room makeover::We bought our first house, a rowhome in Philadelphia, nearly two years ago. Redoing the living room took a year and a half, during …

Living Rooms

Before & After: Karen's Modern DIY Kitchen

My room makeover::<p>The old kitchen was filled with pine cabinets + wainscoting, lighting and flooring that were not very fitting in a mid-century …

How to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall

<i>By Scott Phillips, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Creating a gallery wall in your home can be an affordable way to transform a room with the paintings, photographs, illustrations and personal pieces that matter to you. Whether you want to create a statement in your living room or simply make a staircase or blank …

19 Festive Fall Table Decor Ideas That Will Last Until Thanksgiving

Once the last cobweb and skeletal garland has been put away, the fall season heads into a more subtle decorating phase. We’re talking about that phase in between pumpkins having faces and pumpkin guts turning into delish pumpkin desserts. But don’t print off those “give thanks” printables just yet. …

Are Space and Time Discrete or Continuous? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

Split a mile in half, you get half a mile. Split the half mile, you get a quarter, and on and on, until you’ve carved out a length far smaller than …

Quantum Mechanics

8 tricks for remembering everything you read

But just because forgetting is a human phenomenon doesn't mean you should simply accept it. In fact, there are plenty of simple, creative strategies for retaining more of what you read — whether that's novels, news articles, or scientific textbooks.<p>To find out what some of those techniques are, we …

The mindblowing expense of mindfulness

There was a period in the late 1990s when it became fashionable to have a vibrator. To have a vibrator, and to talk about having a vibrator, and to give vibrators as gifts, and to display them on shelves as art, daring the BT man to comment on it, exposing his hatred for women. Looking back now, it …

Mindfulness

If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

70 Years Since the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Japan

Aeronautics

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California, waiting for his lab’s weekly meeting to begin. Wyss-Coray, a professor of neurology at Stanford University, was leading a young group of researchers who studied ageing …

Alzheimer's Disease

Is the Large Hadron Collider going to summon the Antichrist next month?

Better clear out your diary – it sounds like September is going to be a pretty busy month.<p>Specifically, the Large Hadron Collider is about to …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Singularity

Congress's Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

This is the future of food

Are you ready for lab-made hamburgers, bug-filled protein bars and 3D-printed cuisine? With the Earth's population rapidly approaching 8 billion and the race to keep up with food demand intensifying, industries have begun to drain essential resources and adversely affect the environment. Thanks to …

Go inside the abandoned Chinese village that nature is taking back one house at a time

Now only a handful of them remain.<p>Houtouwan clings to the lush green coastline of a tiny island in the Zhousan archipelago at the mouth of the Yangtze River in China. Half a century ago, it was a busy regional center and a port of call to a sizable fishing fleet.<p>But as was the case with so many …

Coffee in crisis: The bitter end of our favourite drink?

Drought, flooding, disease - climate change is already threatening the source of our caffeine fix. Are we facing the end of coffee as we know it, asks David Robson.<p>As we sip our lattes and espressos and read the daily headlines, climate change can seem like a distant threat. But travel a few …

Coffee

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well | Inc.com

Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of us are working longer, trying to fit it all in.<p>That's the wrong approach. There's plenty of …

Time Management

As Jon Stewart’s Tenure Ends, Daily Show Secrets Come Tumbling Out [Updated]

From backstage squabbles to late night White House visits, Jon Stewart’s legacy receives new dimensions.<p><b>Update July 29,10:48 A.M.:</b> Jon Stewart appeared on <i>The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore</i> to address the rumors that he paid “secret” visits to the White House. He noted, as this article does below, …

The Klan, the Courts & White Rule: The End of Freedom

<i>Friends of Padre Steve’s World</i><p><b>Today I am completing, for now anyway, my series on what happened after the Civil War which is taken from my Gettysburg</b> …

Nail Art Machine Video: Korean Invention Prints Amazing Nail Art Designs In Seconds

The cost of weekly manicures can add up fast, while DIY nail art and transfers can be super fiddly (and pretty much impossible if you're even the …

Homemade Schizophrenia cutlery designed to increase empathy for "abnormal" behaviour

<b>Graduate shows 2015:</b> Central Saint Martins graduate Firdaws Fourcroy has created a cutlery set that is deliberately difficult to eat with, aiming to …

Mental Health

Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History review – ennui and its origins

Francis O’Gorman’s study of why we worry covers everything from medieval monastic life to modern cultural theory without really providing any answers<p>Brooding in their cells, medieval monks identified a malaise they called accidie – not acid indigestion of the soul, but an apathetic and …

Woody Allen

Living with anxiety is difficult enough without being told to cheer up

IT’S THE middle of summer. There are no exams to worry about and my job isn’t stressful. But I am hyper-aware of my heartbeat: I can hear and feel it …

15 Cheap Backyard Ideas

1 of 21<p>Decorate a Wall with an Espaliered Tree<p>For a high-end backyard look without high-end expense, try this interesting technique: Espalier a tree. …

Landscaping

Dark Pion Particles May Explain Universe's Invisible Matter

Dark matter is the mysterious stuff that cosmologists think makes up some 85 percent of all the matter in the universe. A new theory says dark matter …

Photographer Jeffrey Milstein Turns New York & LA Neighborhoods Into Beautiful Patterns

The bigger picture is certainly more beautiful.<p>The secrets of urban planning are often lost on us in daily life, what with us meandering the humdrum nitty-gritty of our city streets. Photographer Jeffrey Milstein provides another perspective on the layout of our cities in his new series <i>LANY</i>, …

New York City

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

How To Dramatically Improve Your Memory

Memory isn’t about stuffing your head with facts; it’s about honing your creativity. Here’s how.<p>Ever wandered into a store and quickly realized you’ve forgotten what you need? Or been introduced to someone and forget their name by the time they walk away?<p>Don’t worry; you’re not alone. A 2007 survey …

There is something very, very strange going on inside the heads of people using this fast-acting psychedelic

Aliens? Elves? Cosmic elder gods? All three?<p>Have you encountered stick men, machine elves or other discarnate entities while tripping brains on DMT? If so, you're not alone. The use of the powerful, fast-acting psychedelic dimethyltriptamine (DMT) generates reports of such entities on a regular …