Sean Rivkin

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This app is like Shazam, but for works of art

Smartify, a London-based social enterprise, just launched an app that works like Shazam, only for artwork.<p>The app is already live in 30 museums …

Groundbreaking Passivhaus development features ultra-green homes that you can actually afford

UK-based architectural firm Hamson Barron Smith have built a ground-breaking Passivhaus development in Greater Norwich, UK. The Carrowbreck Meadow …

10 ways to fix your résumé when you're not entry-level anymore

It may not feel like it, but once you've got a few years of job experience under your belt, you're not an entry-level employee anymore — you're mid-level.<p>Your approach to finding a job will need to change accordingly.<p>No longer can you rely on what you did in college to impress potential employers — …

What fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

Fruits and veggies used to look a lot different. Domestication has led to a lot of changes.<p>Wild carrots were likely cultivated around the 10th century. They were purple or white, very thin, with a very distinct, powerful flavor. Modern carrots are orange, thicker, brighter, and crunchy.<p>Wild …

A 20-Minute Tomato Tortellini Soup for Lazy Weeknights

Tomato Tortellini Soup<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter <br>1 medium onion, diced <br>2 cloves garlic, minced <br>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt <br>1/4 teaspoon …

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a can of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These 10 recipes are ultrasimple, yet the flavor payoff is <i>so</i> worth it. Go ahead and put them on your cooking bucket list.

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Ocean adventurers: Swapping the rat race for life at sea

<b>(CNN) —</b> We sold up and bought a boat to sail around the world. How idyllic does that sound?<p>It conjures up images of the wind in your hair, aquamarine seas, dolphins at the bow, and watching the sunset in a different piece of paradise every night.<p>I am guilty of posting photographic proof of these …

Five-Spice Chicken Breasts with Sesame-Orange Beans

Five-spice powder packs some serious aromatic punch; it's all you need to season the chicken breasts here. You can sub broccoli florets or chopped …

This Full-Body Workout Will Leave You Drenched In just 15 Minutes

Burn serious fat in the time it'd take you to get your coffeeno equipment necessary<p>Need a quick, effective workout for when you're crunched for time? You've come to the right place: In our Busy Burner video series, the country's top trainers walk you through short workouts that will challenge your …

Workouts

What One Company Learned from Forcing Employees to Use Their Vacation Time

Have you ever felt burned out at work <i>after</i> a vacation? I’m not talking about being exhausted from fighting with your family at Walt Disney World all week. I’m talking about how <i>you knew</i>, the whole time walking around Epcot, that a world of work was waiting for you upon your return.<p>Our vacation …

29 Goat Cheese Recipes Because You Can Never Have Enough

Goat cheese (a.k.a. chèvre) may once have been an obscure option available only on gourmet cheese boards and in specialty grocery stores, but in a …

14 Times Za’atar Made Dinner Recipes More Exciting

In a world of instant gratification (hello, social media!), it can be hard to wait for dinner, so when we want something flavorful fast, we turn to spice blends. They’re the perfect way to add complexity to grilled turkey burger recipes, or bring the zing to easy, healthy chicken dinners, all …

Turo, the Airbnb for car rentals, is everything rental agencies aren't

Mere days before a trip to Yosemite with my family, I started thinking that perhaps a minivan might be better suited for a 600 mile round trip than my rather small Honda Civic.<p>Leg room could be the key to who lives and dies when battling for backseat supremacy. After subsisting on a diet of Big …

Sailing Couple gets into the Problem-solving Side of Sailing

“I don’t think the rudder post is supposed to move like that,” I told the captain.<p>“It turns with the wheel,” he said dismissively, eyes closed, hands …

This Simple Philosophical Puzzle Shows How Difficult It Is to Know Something - Facts So Romantic

<i>What is knowledge? Well, thinkers for thousands of years had more or less taken one definition for granted: Knowledge is “justified true belief.” But</i> …

Sailboat Throws Motor Overboard, Adds Sensor Array

For those not familiar with sailing, it might seem like an obsolete way to get around on the water. This isn’t 1492 anymore, and it’s pretty easy to …

Sailing

What to eat, drink before and after a workout | NOLA.com

As a sports dietitian, one of the most common questions I get is: What should I eat before and after a workout? This query often comes after a …

What your company can learn from Google’s Area 120 model

Big companies are too slow, too disorganized and too stuck under the weight of outdated playbooks and bad habits to benefit from opportunities to innovate.<p>That’s the picture the latest report by accelerator 500 Startups paints after surveying over 100 corporate executives that oversee innovation, …

A Norwegian Furniture Company With 16 Years In A Row Generating FCF, 5.2% Dividend Yield And No Debt

(Editor’s note: There is much greater liquidity on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker EKO.)<p><b>Investment thesis</b><p>Companies with many years of …

Hayao Miyazaki's 50 Favorite Children's Books Are Definitely Not Just For Kids

The first time I saw Hayao Miyazaki's <b>Howl's Moving Castle</b>, I pondered out loud whether it was weird to have a crush on a cartoon character. Howl, with his uncanny brooding abilities, dry sarcasm, and soft spot for Sophie, won me over in a heartbeat. The Japanese film director, producer, …

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You can now download 2,500 Japanese woodblock prints online

The United States’ national library have made 2,500 Japanese woodblock prints available to download in an effort to make art accessible to the public.<p>The prints include the work of Katsushika Hokusai, whose famous “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” (1832) print inspired the little wave emoji on your …

The Gentrifier’s Aesthetic: 23 Totally Over-The-Top Industrial Lofts

From sweatshop to $25 million loft<p>Exposed brick walls, pipes covering the ceiling, polished concrete floors, exhaust cones transformed into light fixtures–these are staples of the industrial warehouse aesthetic, ripped right from the 20th century’s factories and transformed into the 21st century’s …

12 Skillet Lasagna Recipes That Have Minimal Cleanup

News flash: Lasagna cravings don’t have to be postponed until you have time for cleaning up the massive mess left behind. One-pot skillet recipes are your go-to for busy weeknights, and that includes your favorite lasagna. Whether you’re a fan of classic style or you prefer to go the Alfredo route, …

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This Company Is Trying to Get Millennials to Start Collecting Art

Founders Wright Harvey and Bart Piela want people to think about art purchases the way they do craft beer or fancy coffee.<p>There is this critical moment in every artist's career where all they really need to do is survive. After they've studied the masters, mastered the movements, found their style, …

The Arts

10 Superb Surf Shacks

The surfer subculture has evolved over the years since it burst to prominence in the '60s as a counterculture way of life.<p>The homes of surfers often reflect the creativity and adventurousness that's synonymous with the sport—some even call it art. Here is a selection of surf shacks we love from …

Want the yachting life, even for a day? Miami startup will hook you up

<i>Startup Spotlight: With the YachtLife app, users can browse available inventory, and even book a luxury charter on the fly, without needing to speak</i> …

7 dramatic home library ideas

Yes, please<p>When you can’t visit grand libraries with stunning architecture whenever you want, the next best thing might be a spectacular display of books right at home. Indeed, for bibliophiles with a design bent, building a home library might mean ditching generic bookshelves for clever built-in …

Architecture

Choose A More Exciting Wine Tasting Adventure in Napa and Sonoma

It's easy to enjoy a lovely day in wine country tasting at different wineries, but there are some obstacles: crowded tasting rooms and lineups of …