Patrick O'Brien

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The Shocking Secret of the Green Tea Kit Kat

Before leaving on a recent trip to Japan, friends and family kept asking me the same question: "Will you bring me back a Green Tea Kit Kat?" They could have asked for anything -- beautiful paper, handmade ceramics, cutting-edge electronics -- but all they wanted was candy. Easy enough, I thought. …

Wild watches: Indies stir passions at Baselworld 2015

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5 Countries That Are Small Enough to See in One Day

<i>By Cynthia Drescher, CNTraveler.com</i><p>Don't have more than a few days to explore a destination? Don't worry; when it comes to the tiniest countries and territories in the world, one day is plenty time for a visit. Here's our list of 10 travel-worthy micro-countries you'll want to explore:<p><b>1. Monaco</b><p>© …

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The Most Bizarre Buildings in All 50 States

By Joe McGauley<p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Every state in the Union lays claim to something special. It might be a dominance in industry, spectacular natural beauty, or perhaps they've even been deemed by this very website to fly the coolest flag in the country.<p>Those bragging rights extend to their …

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Meet Monemvasia, A Hidden 'Fortress Town' Perched On An Island In Greece

Discovering a secret town? Well that's one way to get off the beaten path.<p>We've seen a few hidden towns in our day (mostly in America), but never one quite as beautiful as the town of Monemvasia, Greece.<p>Perched on an island off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Monemvasia's name means "single …

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TransAsia plane's black box reveals the moments before fatal crash

Taiwan authorities release the preliminary reading of TransAsia Flight GE235's black box recording as death toll climbs to 35<p>The final moments of the TransAsia Flight GE235 were revealed yesterday as black box recordings showed both of the plane's engines stalled before it crashed into Taipei's …

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Vladimir Putin suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, Pentagon report claims

US Pentagon report from 2008 concluded that 'the Russian President carries a neurological abnormality', described as 'a form of autism'<p>A top secret Pentagon report has concluded that <b>Vladimir Putin</b> suffers from Asperger’s syndrome.<p>The study from 2008, which was based only on videos of Putin, claimed …

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Geometric 3D Mammals Crafted with Complex Paper Folding

Buenos Aires-based illustrators and art directors known collectively as Estudio Guardabosques craft fantastic mammals using only paper. Their ongoing series imagines a fox, raccoon, tiger, and more as 3D, angular forms. Guardabosques’ low-poly technique means a simplification of details – we don’t …

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Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …

6 Reasons Why Long Distance Train Travel Is Worth It

Taking a long-distance train is not the fastest mode of transportation, but it’s certainly much more relaxing than being crammed into flying metal tube with 150 of your closest friends. As long as you’re not in a hurry, it’s a great way to unplug, de-stress and maybe even meet some new friends. …

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Articles about home share lets you stay gorgeous designer homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Two families in Padua, Italy, combine forces—and resources—to build a pair of matching houses.<p>It’s easy to spend hours gazing at images of architectural dream homes, thinking “what if…?” But what if you could actually stay...<p>Go inside L.A. designer Stephen Kenn's new furniture collection with an …

Jersey City

Heartwarming Video of a Lioness Excitedly Hugging the Man Who Rescued Her

On a recent visit to the Modisa Wildlife Project near Maun, Botswana, traveller John Hawkins captured this heartwarming footage that shows the incredible bond between a lioness and her rescuer. In the video, Sirga can be seen eagerly pacing back and forth behind a fence as the man, Valentin …

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What life with autism feels like

Rosie Barnes was lying on the grass, looking up at the sky with her 18-month-old son when a 747 flew overhead. “Tiny plane,” said Stanley, an early and often eloquent speaker. Though Rosie did not know it at the time, the comment – an accurate description of what the little boy could see – …

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Articles about 8 decks spectacular views on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Check out this list of furnishings and accoutrements for the beach, backyard, campground, and beyond.<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the …

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Articles about bright renovation 1970s home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible.<p>The first scenes of Woody Allen's Manhattan capture it: ambitious dreams and New York are synonymous, and buildings are the...<p>Even before construction was complete, the Stump House was turning …

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Articles about tech savvy homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Building for a client with specific desires can be difficult, but designing for one with few programming preferences can often be...<p>Looking to make your home just a little smarter? While still in its infancy, the number of smart home products—devices that let...<p>Through her company littleBits, …

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Articles about small london flat light filled interiors on Dwell.com - Dwell

Formerly a schoolhouse property, this rundown London warehouse breathes new life as a modern two-bedroom abode after a complex...<p>Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most …

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Articles about compact light filled prefab on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating …

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Articles about tiny house fits family 196 square feet on Dwell.com - Dwell

A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical efficiency of his 350-square-foot apartment in New York.<p>The stacked but flexible scheme is modern, urban, and …

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