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Death Valley's Rare 'Super Bloom' Covers Desert With Beautiful Flowers

California's Death Valley National Park is so named because it's the driest, hottest place in North America. But the normally arid site is suddenly awash in bright yellow, pink, and purple blooms thanks to El Niño, which brought unusually plentiful rains in the fall. The result is a …

National Parks

Historic Hotels With Cutting-Edge Spas

These grand hotels go back decades, but with spa services that range from classic to downright futuristic, they definitely aren’t stuck in the past<p>By<p>Linda K. Nathan<p><b>MUCH OF THE APPEAL</b> of the best historic hotels—apart from having walls so thick you rarely hear the highly expressive snorer in the …

Great Depression

North Korea's 'Hotel Of Doom' Is The Tallest Abandoned Building In The World

The 105-story, 1,083-foot structure protrudes above the rest of the Pyongyang skyline.<p>In 1987, workers began constructing what would be the tallest hotel in the world in Pyongyang, North Korea.<p>The frame was finished two years later — a little behind schedule, the structure was supposed to open in …

The most extreme hotels around the world

Costa Rica

6 hotels around the world with truly unique designs

It's not every day that you stumble across a luxurious safari lodge nestled in the Okavango Delta, or a hotel made up of seventy houses piled on top of one another.<p>Here's a hand-picked a collection of unique stays that are serious eye-candy.

High-sugar Diet is as ‘damaging to your brain as extreme stress or ABUSE’

<b>There has been a seismic shift in the dietary landscape in recent years.</b><p>Where once fat was the much maligned enemy, now scientists are turning their …

5 Powerful Laws to Achieve Anything You Want Faster

The speed at which we learn can determine the quality of our lives. Imagine if you could achieve a goal you’ve always wanted in a matter of months …

Motivation

Your brain performs better when it's cold outside

It was terrifyingly cold in New York this weekend, and this cold snap occurred right as we're entering the postholiday doldrums. It's around the time of the year when people start to talk about seasonal changes to their mood and energy level — most commonly, seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. …

The Brain

Anti-Aging Recipes to Keep You Young

Yuki Sugiura<p>"Cheesy" Kale Chips<p><b>Youth-boosting ingredients:</b> Kale, nutritional yeast, coconut oil<p>This healthy homemade snack is packed with superfoods. …

Carbs and endurance training: tips for success

For athletes engaged in endurance sports — like running, cycling or swimming for more than two to three hours at a time — carbohydrates are a …

10 Best Unilateral Training Exercises

Unilateral training is something we should all be doing, but most of us fail to do so. Whether you are an athlete, bodybuilder, crossfitter or even a …

Schadenfreude

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The 20 Highest Paying Startup Unicorns

It makes sense for unicorns, or startups valued at more than $1 billion, to use those means to attract top talent with more generous pay, but which of this magical herd pays employees the most?<p>We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then …

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The Story of Solutions

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>He told me a bit about …

Amazing DIY NOMAD Micro Home Delivers Affordable Off The Grid Living

Tiny homes are all the rage these days. People have been looking for ways to simplify their daily lives, but it can be a bit overwhelming to figure …

KarTent is a cardboard tent designed for music festivals

For festival fans, camping at a multi-day festival can leave your tent trashed, with you often never using it again, or it is just dumped in the …

Articles about outside box unusual home layouts on Dwell.com - Dwell

The final step in the creation of a Good Small Space involves its connection to the 2.5 zillion square feet that exist outside...<p>Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast...<p>The two units that make up the MuSh …

Outdoor Spaces

50 Healthy Snacks Under 100 Calories

Check out good-for-you portion sizes for everything from dips to cocktails.<p>Check out good-for-you portion sizes for everything from dips to cocktails.

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Home Tours

NASA's working on a telescope with an even wider eye than Hubble

The WFIRST space telescope mission is under way with plans to find more planets in our own galaxy and unlock the mysteries of the universe at the same time.<p>NASA said Thursday that it's getting down to business building a new telescope that could get us a step closer to finding E.T. and perhaps …

Universe

Venezuelan Diesel Price to Stay Put After Gasoline Hike

Venezuela’s government, which sharply hiked gasoline prices on Friday, will not increase the price of diesel because that could feed into higher food …

Snowden: Would return to US with guarantee of fair trial

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Speaking via Skype from Russia, Edward Snowden told an audience of supporters in New Hampshire on Saturday that he is willing …

Surveillance

9 technologies that will shake up the startup world in 2016

2015 introduced us to many new, exciting technologies. Advances in virtual reality and the widening adoption of smartwatches and other wearables are only the beginning. To get a started on what could shape the way we think in the coming year, I polled nine savvy business owners from YEC on the …

Astronomical milestones of 2015

The New Horizons mission to Pluto might get all the attention, but 2015 had plenty of other amazing space mission firsts — and lasts, as scientists …

Airline secrets: Ex-employee spills the beans on what operators don't want you to know

Not everything is as it seems in the aviation industry, at least according to one ex-employee, who has written a damning article about some of the …

Tucán House / Taller Héctor Barroso

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Tucán House sits on top of a hill of Valle de Bravo, on a rectangular plot with a narrow front and a …

Indoor/Outdoor Living Is Everywhere At This Ocean View Home In Australia

Renato D’Ettorre Architects have designed Azuris, a home located on Hamilton Island in Australia.<p>The home’s position on a steep site above the …