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Seattle Takes Back ‘Fastest-Moving Market’ Title

In February, half of all homes on the market in the city went into contract in 12 days<p>Seattle was once again the fastest moving U.S. market in …

Scientists Found a New Window Into the Hellish Ancient Earth

Four and a half billion years ago, some dust from a cloud orbiting around a star coalesced into a rocky planet. But unlike most of the dusty balls in …

A Minimalist Dinner Table That Doubles As Sound Dampening

A modular design and a hidden talent for hushing<p>Mealtimes can be messy affairs, and not just with food. Wakufuru is a new furniture collection …

The Things All Designers Do to Make Their Home a Happier Place

While we generally see ourselves as silver-lining kind of people, the reality is, bad days happen to good people.<p>Sometimes you really do just wake up on the wrong side of the bed, and nothing seems to go your way. And while it can be hard to pull yourself out of it, just remember all things (both …

Home Decorating

The First Tidal Generator in North America Is Now Online

The generator harnesses the power of the tides in the Bay of Fundy, and produces enough electricity to power 500 homes.<p>The first tidal generator in North America has gone online this month in the Bay of Fundy, and is expected to generate enough electricity to power 500 homes.<p>While most hydro …

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Adventure Travel Essentials Make Getting There Half the Fun

Put the joy back into adventure travel with this collection of products designed to make the journey just as enjoyable as the destination.

Incredible infinity pools to cool down in this summer

Swimming Pools

How to write accents and dialects: 6 tips

Learn how to write accents and dialects in your stories because it will help you write about crosscurrents between people and places. Regional …

Linguistics

A Geologist’s Guide To Finding Ancient History Embedded In Buildings

The buildings all around us contain meteorites, fossils, and billion-year-old stones. Why don’t we ever notice them?<p>Our cities are mostly made up of stone, but many of us don’t think of the billions of years of geological history each stone represents. When Ruth Siddall walks to work every day as …

17 unusual destinations where the terror threat is low

Papua New Guinea

North America’s remote underwater wonderland

Dry Tortugas National Park presents a unique challenge: how do you preserve an area where weather and predator damage are out of the rangers’ control?<p>Dry Tortugas National Park, located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico, covers 100 sq miles of ocean and seven small islands. A …

National Parks

These are the only shoes guys need for summer

The warm weather means its time to switch up your footwear rotation.<p>No more high-tops and boots. Instead, low-profile loafer and moc toes dominate the scene. Ranging from the super-sporty summer shoe to the very conservative wingtip, here are six of the most popular shoe styles a guy can throw on …

10 of the best cycling holidays for families

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,” Ernest Hemingway once observed. That doesn’t have to change once you have children in tow – but even the most intrepid parents would be wise to consider their route a little more carefully than before. Now may not be the time …

Apple Watch vs. Garmin: which one should you get?

Are you active, or are you seriously active?<p>When you're surrounded by smartwatch early-adopters and you opt to wear a Garmin multi-sport watch as your daily driver, you inevitably hear "What is <i>that</i>?" at least a couple times.<p>At least, that's been my experience with the Garmin Forerunner 735XT, which …

A New Patent Means Google Glass Might Soon Have Night Vision

Yes!<p>Although we love them to pieces, eventually smart phones won't be the only way we communicate and spend our time. Scientists predict we might end …

Living-dining dilemma? Try a simple swap.

By Mari-Jane Williams<p>, On Parenting/Local Living editor<p>THE CHALLENGE<p>Brad Heller and Derek Haberzettl bought a split-level home in Springfield last July but haven’t had time to decorate it. They want to tackle the living and dining area but are on a tight budget. They need help with furniture …

Home Decorating

Meat is horrible

By Rachel Premack<p>, Business and Wonkblog intern<p><i>Correction:</i> <i>This story has been significantly revised to address several inaccurate and incomplete statements about meat production's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.</i><p>It may be delicious, but the evidence is accumulating that meat, particularly …

Agriculture

Risky stem cell procedure for ALS may be done safely, study shows

The procedure was only tried on 15 patients<p>A complicated procedure for transplanting human stem cells into the spinal cord of patients with a fatal neurodegenerative disease may be done safely, new research shows. Although it’s unclear whether the stem cell treatment can actually slow down the …

5 Things To NEVER Drink Before a Workout

Unless you want your sweat sesh to turn into a struggle-fest, hydrating before a workout is clutch. "When your body is dehydrated, you don't have the proper muscle power, accuracy, and balance you need to complete a decent workout," says Angela Onsgard, RD, resident nutritionist at Miraval Resort & …

These elephant seals just taught scientists why Antarctica is melting so fast

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>Scientists know Antarctica is melting, and they’re pretty confident that for the most part, the heat isn’t coming from above — but rather, from below.<p>The culprit is believed to be something called “Circumpolar Deep Water,” which, in the upside-down world of the South Pole, …

Antarctica

Fizzy drinks to cure cancer? Oxford scientists developing oxygenated drink to aid treatment

Scientists are developing a fizzy drink that they hope might help cancer treatment.<p>Researchers at the University of Oxford are investigating how to re-oxygenate tumours with a drink that could deliver extra oxygen to the site of the tumour, allowing radiotherapy and chemotherapy to deliver a …

Muhammad Ali: A Life in Pictures

Trainers

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21 Movies From The '80s You Need To Show Your Kids

These are treasures everybody should have on their must-see list.

How Nature Benefits Your Mental Health

Recently, scientists have been working out whether grass and trees could be used to treat depression and anxiety.<p>Have you ever come home from a day in the countryside and felt... better? Mood altered, anxiety soothed, mind hushed? It seems obvious that getting out of the clanging grind of the city …

6 Unexpected Foods You Can Freeze

You can freeze AVOCADO?! What is this madness?<p>And all along I thought the only things worth freezing were little cubes of water, bottles of cheap tequila, and pre-shelled edamame.<p>As it turns out, the freezer is your door to Narnia, although space is tighter and there are no religious undertones. …