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How to Help a Sick Looking Marine Animal

By Amy McDermott<p>At 5 a.m. one morning last spring, a baby seal wandered into the sleepy town of Bar Harbor, Maine. The little pup waddled off the …

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Photo by @chamiltonjames (Charlie Hamilton James) A beaver swims over to inspect its dam. Beavers are extraordinary engineers. They create dams to flood areas of forest so that the can access food safely. They can raise and lower the level of their ponds and they dig canals to transport food and building material. Shot on assignment in Teton National Park, WY for a special issue on the Greater Yellowstone Eco-system.

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Here’s your cute moment for the day: A baby desert tortoise hatches from its egg. Found north and west of the #ColoradoRiver in the #MojaveDesert in California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah, the desert tortoise is one of most elusive inhabitants of the desert, spending up to 95 percent of its life underground. With domed shell and elephant-like legs, it is easily distinguishable from its turtle cousins. Photo by U.S. Geological Survey (@usgs) scientist K. Kristina Drake.

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Photo by @joelsartore | A young spider monkey, orphaned by poachers in Madidi National Park, Bolivia. #joelsartore #monkey #photooftheday #natgeo #conservation

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The Balanced Blonde: How I Found The Right Fitness Routine For Me

<i>Jordan Younger, aka The Balanced Blonde, shares how she developed an exercise plan that works for her—at least right now.</i><p>When it comes to working …

Alternative Furniture Design: The Study Cube

Domestic cubicle, anyone?<p>One of the heartbreaking things about visiting South Korea is seeing that most children, including very young ones, wear …

Japanese Soaking Tubs

For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular indoors, too. Relaxing in steaming neck-high water marks the end of each day for many families, a custom catching on in the West as homeowners ask their architects for spa …

7 Minutes and 13 Moves Are All You Need for a Hard-Core Workout

One foolproof way to make the most out of a super-short workout: Crank up the intensity. This HIIT workout will leave you drenched in sweat by …

Sweating in sauna might help keep brain healthy: Finnish study | Reuters

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Regular visits to the sauna can help lower the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as well as dying of heart ailments, a Finnish study suggests.<p>FILE PHOTO: A man leaves a sauna during the Belarusian winter swimming championship in Minsk, Belarus December 18, …

Tips for Working Out at Home When It’s The Last Thing You Want To Do

If getting to the gym is half the battle, it should be easier to just eliminate that half and work out in the comfort of your own home, right?<p>Well, …

Hundreds of repurposed orange crates make up striking facade in Italy

Orange crates never looked so good. Studio NOWA (Navarra Office Walking Architecture) repurposed hundreds of the plastic crates to for the facade of …

A Design Competition Unveils a Pop-Up Hotel Concept That’s Soon to Hit the Welsh Countryside

Beginning in the spring of 2017, a series of eight pop-up hotel cabins will emerge in three secret locations throughout the Welsh countryside.<p>The winning designs hail from a competition that invited architects from all over the world to submit compact designs inspired by Wale’s legends and its rich …

Old Hay Barn Converted To A Modern Guest House Filled With Light

It used to be just another old hay barn. It didn’t really have a purpose anymore. Then, in 2016, someone decided to make something out of it. That’s …

Do Infrared Saunas Actually Make You Happy?

Apparently, everyone is talking about infrared saunas, which I did not know until my husband asked if I wanted to try one at the end of December.<p>I’m …

Cozy READER shelter made from plywood offers escape into the world of books

Have you ever fantasized about burrowing into a tree trunk like a squirrel? First-year architecture and urban planning students at the Estonian …

Whistler A-Frame Cabin - Architecture

During the time off of the holidays, I really enjoyed taking the time off to explore new areas where I haven’t been to OR work on projects where …

Here Are 5 Wellness Trends Set to Slay 2017

In 2016, we fell in love with adult coloring books (thank you, Johanna Basford!), infrared saunas and floral essences as new ways to rock the recent personal wellness trend. Even the word “wellness” became super hot in 2016 — we couldn’t be happier that taking care of yourself is now cool. With …

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7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

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