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Brilliant Organizing Ideas to Steal From 5 Real-Life Tiny Homes

These one-size-fits-all organizing ideas maximize every square foot of space.<p>You don't have to live in a tiny home to admire their remarkably …

Lifestyle

Norway Has A Radical Approach To Plastic Pollution, And It’s Working

So why isn't the U.S. following suit?<p>While other industrialized nations grapple with dangerously problematic plastic consumption, Norway stands out, recycling up to 97 percent of its plastic bottles thanks to a nationwide bottle deposit scheme.<p>Ingrained in the Norwegian model is the idea that the …

The World’s Top Nonfiction Authors Are Reading These Six Books

A new season of reading from the Next Big Idea Club has officially arrived.<p>The Next Big Idea Club has kicked off its third season of bringing …

Plastic-eating bacteria discovered by student could help solve global pollution crisis

A student may have found a solution to one of the world’s most urgent environmental crises – breeding bacteria capable of “eating” plastic and …

Polyethyleneterephthalate

How to Take the Ultimate California Road Trip

Here's what it's really like to live the #vanlife.<p>This spring, inspired by a mix of real longing and Instagram-fueled nostalgia, I found myself …

Are captive dolphins 'happy'?

Scientists working with dolphins at a French marine park have tried to measure how the mammals feel about aspects of their lives in captivity.<p>In what researchers say is the first project to examine captivity "from the animals' perspective", the team assessed what activities dolphins looked forward …

12 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk has said that reading a variety of books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to his …

Artificial Intelligence

RANKED: The 18 cheapest beach holiday destinations in Europe

If you're looking for a cheap beach holiday this summer, you should head to Bulgaria and Turkey, according to the 12th annual Post Office Travel Money Holiday Costs Barometer.<p>The ranking looked at the price of nine typical holiday items - a cup of coffee, a bottle of local beer, a Coca-Cola, a …

Coca-Cola

20 great lake and mountain holidays in Europe

<b>Trail running,</b> <b>Dolomites, Italy</b><p><b>Stay</b> Mountain huts<b><br>Suits</b> Hardened runners<br>It sounds easy: “Cruising over rocky passes and through lush meadows.” But runners on this holiday in the Dolomites will have to concentrate hard on their footwork: the scenery of this limestone wonderland is so beautiful it …

El Paso

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

6 places you can collect your own crystals

Crystals are so ubiquitous here in Los Angeles that I’m beginning to feel like a gem hoarder—everywhere I go, it seems like someone hands me a small …

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

This London bench absorbs as much pollution as 275 trees

London has got a new ally in the fight against its air pollution crisis: hedge 2.0.<p>The CityTree is a strange mix of bench and hedge, but is very …

Pollution

Extraordinary Caves You Can Snorkel, Dive, and Hike in Around the World

Underground (or underwater) adventures to add to your to-do list.<p>The captain of the 14-passenger speed boat expertly navigated the choppy Caribbean …

20 Luxury Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

Just because you’re not a member of the one percent, it doesn’t mean you can’t travel like it. Whether it’s booking a safari adventure or vacationing …

7 International Cities Where You Could Live in Luxury Without Breaking the Bank

The idea of picking up and transporting your life to another part of the world can be daunting. But if you can summon all your strength, language …

South America

15 destinations to cross off your bucket list before they disappear forever

If you have a long list of places around the world that you'd like to see, you might need to start prioritising.<p>There are a whole host of sites that …

National Parks

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Instagram

Remember when gardens were outdoors instead of on Instagram? Maybe we can compromise. I spent a couple of hours on the sofa flipping through photos …

Landscaping

Energy Storage Wars: 3 Products Going Head to Head With Tesla's Powerwall

Three of the biggest residential solar companies in the U.S. are adding energy storage to the mix.<p>When <b>Tesla</b>'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Powerwall was introduced …

Seeing The World's Greatest Waterfall--Closer Than You Dared Imagine

Niagara Falls thunders down, and is an iconic spot for honeymooners. Victoria Falls is so powerful at flood time that it’s often obscured by the mist it creates.<p>And then, there’s Iguazu Falls, the most extraordinary–a panorama of water and cliffs and noise and beauty.<p>I had seen Niagara Falls many …

This Hawaiian Hillside Hideaway Was Built for Entertaining

<i>This story was originally published on Domino.</i><p>Greg Warner and Marion Philpotts are experts when it comes to taking advantage of Hawaii’s rich landscape and deep-rooted agricultural history in their personal aesthetics. After all, the architect and interior designer both grew up in Hawaii, and their …

Nano gardening is on the rise – and this is why

"Home ownership is having knock-on effects on the way we garden."<p>What is nano gardening and why is it one of this year's biggest garden trends?<p>The …

Gardening

10 of the Best National Parks to Visit During Winter

Ken Burns was one of the many who’ve said it: The National Parks were America’s best idea. It seems like the rest of the US populace would agree. In …

National Parks

8 European Hiking Tours to Conquer this Spring

Spring is just barely starting to sprout. The holidays have passed and February treks on. This makes it the perfect season for hiking tours as the …

Hiking

Learn Python and you could put yourself on track to make a six-figure salary

If you’re interested in giving up Netflix binge watching in order to pick up a new, perhaps more beneficial hobby then let us make a suggestion. …

Web Applications

Want Sustainable Clothing? It's Time to Meet Regenerative Fiber

By Valerie Vande Panne<p>Do you know where your clothes came from?<p>No, not the store, the label or the brand. Or China, India or Vietnam.<p>I mean, do you …

Sustainability

23 dreamy A-frame cabins we love

You may not own an A-frame, but you can dream<p>An architectural icon from 1950 to about 1975, the A-frame is one of the most beloved vacation homes of the past, a triangle-design built for lounging on outdoor decks and staring at nature. A-frames can come in any size, and in today’s …

Christmas Trees

79 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind (Not Your Budget)

There are holiday rentals, and then there are holiday rentals so unique, they’ll make you laugh and squeal with excitement. And, while Airbnb has …

Travel

42 Best cabin getaways

When you're looking to unplug from the world and be with family and friends, a relaxing trip into nature can be just what you need.<p>Not everyone is up to the task of roughing it outdoors à la Bear Grylls, however. Some travellers want pampering via a warm and cozy lodge, others like the feel of a …