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23 Random Products You Won’t Believe Have A Cult-Following On Amazon

Sometimes, it's truly the most unexpected items that become staples in your life, as evidenced by this list of random products with a cult-following …

Shopping

15 Clever Things You Need to Decorate If You Have a Teeny-Tiny Apartment

Is De-Extinction a Good Idea? Scientists Offer Guidelines to Avoid “Eco-Zombies”

Changing Planet<p><b>University of California-Santa Barbara colleagues lay out a set of guidelines for how de-extinction can be made more ecologically responsible</b><p>It’s only a matter of time before the woolly mammoth can be brought back from the dead, according to their news statement released this …

Biodiversity

6 things we've learned from one-room apartments

If there is one decorating and design challenge that really tests the patience and skill level of an interior architect, it is the one-room …

Interior Design

Looks Can Kill: The Deadly Results of Flawed Design

Updated (Aug. 11, 2016):This post has been updated to reflect a comment from Colgate-Palmolive.Visual Evidence Data and design in everyday lifeLena …

Edward Tufte

12 Under-$50 Fragrances That Smell Like A Million Bucks

Carrie Underwood once sang, "I can tell by the smell of that perfume, it's like 40 dollars too cheap." <i>Burn</i>. Most of us hear "cheap perfume" and think …

gravityhomeblog.com

Entryways Without Closets: DIY Storage Projects + Ideas

The closet by my front door is overflowing with jackets, raincoats, and accessories. It's packed so tight, I can't even reach into that closet to …

Jackets

11 shrewd ways to save space in your small home

Small spaces require big ideas if one wants to live comfortably and clutter free – and who doesn’t? But if a small space has been your residence for …

12 Tiny-Ass Apartment Design Ideas to Steal

Just when I think I’ve seen the tiniest studio apartments in Paris making efficient use of every last inch of space, some interior design blog or …

Interior Design

Researchers find Android apps can secretly track users' whereabouts

Any Android phone can be turned into a tracking device using its sensors without the user knowing, according to researchers at Northeastern University.<p>Apps can access the motion and orientation sensors in an Android phone without explicitly asking for permissions, as sensors such as GPS do. This …

12 Fashion Apps To Download Now

For the fashion girl glued to her phone, these apps range from shopping to closet organizing and are guaranteed to step up your sartorial game.<p><b>1) PS Dept</b><p>For the fashionistas who don't already have their own stylist on speed dial, PS Dept gives users access to a personal fashion consultant 24/7. …

Style-Eyes Claims To Be The "Shazam For Fashion" — Really

Photo: Courtesy of Style-Eyes.<p>We've experienced the feeling before. We pass a lady on the street who's sporting a pair of the perfect, shiny loafers …

This Website Might Replace Pinterest *and* Instagram for Style Inspiration

For fashion and beauty lovers, the most annoying thing about Pinterest and Instagram is that the gorgeous content you get so easily lost in isn’t all <i>just</i> about fashion and beauty. Unless you’re a star curator, you most likely have to scroll through gorgeous snaps of food or pics of your pal and her …

Saving Google Maps to an SD card will save you time, data, and money

Picture this: You are traveling to a new place and are anxious to get your bearings straightened out because you have no idea where everything is. …

7 Houseplants That Purify The Air (And Are Nearly Impossible To Kill)

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend an estimated 90 percent of their time indoors. Shocking, right?<p>Even more surprising …

Plants

A $35 Million Design Empire Built On The Humble Place Mat

Sandy Chilewich started out dyeing fabric in a washing machine in the ’70s. Today, her company makes 40,000 place mats a week.<p>The place mat sits low on the totem pole of design objects, but for Sandy Chilewich, it’s the basis of successful brand. The New York-based designer and lifelong …

These Everyday Household Items Convert Light Into Energy

London-based design firm Caventou has designed a series of “stained glass” everyday objects that turn daylight into electricity, even …

FireChat brings private group chat to its off-grid messaging service

FireChat, the messaging service from Disrupt Battlefield finalist Open Garden that allows you to chat with people around you even when there is no regular Internet connection, is getting a major update today. This new version of FireChat introduces private group chats on top of its existing private …

6 Expert Ways to Create an Energizing Work Environment on a Budget

You need an office space that makes you happy to work and be productive. Here is how to make it comfortable and appealing with minimal dollars.<p>You know when an office space feels good. It sets a good mood and is easy to be productive. Bad workspaces feel dingy and neglected and result in low …

Space Saver DIY Ideas + Projects For Studio Apartments

Living in a studio apartment presents some unique challenges—your bed is always <i>right there</i>, your kitchen is practically non-existent, and let's not …

Workstations

12 Mobile Games That Will Calm You The Hell Down

And trust me, some of them are worth the money.