Vanessa Balchen

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The Genius Reason You Should Put Tape on All Your Hardware

Painter's tape is a modern miracle isn't it? I mean, sure, the Great Pyramids are cooler, but when it comes right down to it, there isn't much the …

Storage Ideas

50 Books | 50 Covers

<b>Add your book design to the competition: get noticed and be remembered. Final deadline February 28th! Enter today!</b><p><b>TITLE:</b> 100 Buildings <b><br>AUTHOR:</b> Thom …

Books

'Don't ignore the itch': Facebook post may have saved pregnant mom's baby

Sometimes, a friend's Facebook comment can save a life.<p>After Christina DePino complained in a Facebook post about itching during her pregnancy, friends cautioned that she may have cholestasis — a hormonal condition that affects the mother's gallbladder and can cause babies to die in utero if left …

Pregnancy

A $0 Simple and Impressive Design Trick for Any Room

I'm not an interior designer. I don't have an eye for pulling together the perfect curtain and rug combination, or mixing prints on sofa pillows. But I appreciate good design, and I could (and often do) lose myself poring over design magazines and Instagram accounts of beautifully put-together …

Dazzling ‘Fireworks’ Jellyfish Captured by Deep Sea Camera

Researchers onboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus recently captured rare images of a jellyfish that looks like exploding fireworks when it’s …

Fireworks

Pippa Middleton Has Declared War on Pancakes

Since her royal-adjacent wedding to British man James Matthews in May, we haven’t seen much of Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister. So …

Breakfast

Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6

Chrome-only sites are a problem<p>Chrome is now the most popular browser across all devices, thanks to Android’s popularity and the rise of Chrome on Windows PCs and Mac computers. As Google continues to dominate our access to the web, information through its search engine, and services like Gmail or …

Software

A Month-by-Month Guide for the Best Time to Buy Everything in 2018

Plan your shopping with this calendar of bargains.<p>In 2018, you may resolve to save more, spend less or budget better. Whatever your money goal, the …

Shopping

10 Simple Ways to Actually Enjoy Running

A few easy tweaks and handy tools can shift your entire attitude toward your workouts.<p>Though he’s now a pro trail runner—a two-time national …

Team USA

The 19-Year-Old Who Shot Spy Camera Street Photos in the 1890s

Carl Størmer was a Norwegian mathematician and physicist who’s best known for number theory and studying auroras. Aside from his intellectual …

Street Photography

The "Bitten Biscuits" Puzzle: Can You Figure Out How to Arrange These Three Pieces to Form a Symmetrical Shape?

As designers we're supposed to be good with geometry, so let's see if you can figure this out. From puzzle designer Jin-hoo Ahn comes this …

Biscuits

I’ve been sharing my photography for free on Unsplash for the past 4 years, here’s what I found.

What is Unsplash?<p>It’s a website where photographers can share high resolution images, make them publicly available for everyone for free even for …

iPhone 5

Gorgeous timber home was designed for aging in place

The 2,900-square-foot home takes up a single level with no steps.<p>This gorgeous Japanese-inspired abode in upstate New York is more than a tasteful, eco-friendly timber home. It’s part of the next generation of senior housing. Over the next two decades, older Americans are poised to dramatically …

Architecture

Layering 101: The Essentials You Need To Bundle Up

Layering can either go very right, or very, very wrong. It's actually impressive what a fine line it is to walk — some pairings work wonders (with a …

Clothing

The Craziest Details From Michael Wolff’s New Book About the Trump White House

Michael Wolff’s new book <i>Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House</i>won’t be published until January 9 — but new excerpts (including in the upcoming …

Donald Trump