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6 Times IKEA Hacks Squeezed in the Perfect Amount of Storage

Most homes have random, awkward areas that aren't serving much purpose—either they're a weird shape or size, or just too small for most furniture. …

Storage Ideas

A Lush Wallcovering Brings the Feeling of Nature Into This Tiny New York Apartment

A Manhattan pied-à-terre provides a homey retreat for Canadians who frequently visit New York.<p>When Vancouver residents Dale Steele and Dan Nguyen began looking for a pied-à-terre in New York, they were intent on finding a home away from home, not just an impersonal stand-in for a hotel room. "Even …

Interior Design

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

An Experts Guide on Male Fat Loss

<b>Trimming down and maintaining a lean and muscular physique is a sure-fire way to increase how well your clothes fit,</b> which can have a huge and …

Health

10 Cauliflower Bites We Can't Get Enough Of — Recipe Roundup

I think it's pretty clear that we're obsessed with cauliflower here at Kitchn. We've turned it into rice, mashed "potatoes," pizza crust, soup, mac …

11 Times IKEA Storage Totally Shocked Us

You may think you know what IKEA storage looks like — but it turns out, IKEA's cabinets, shelves, and vanities are as versatile as all their other …

Living Rooms

The Rise and Fall of the Once Beloved Sunken Living Room

Ulrich Franzen's Dana House, built in 1960, features a sunken living room. Image from Sotheby's, via Curbed.<p>(Image credit: Sotheby's Realty)<p>Let's …

Living Rooms

$300 Later, This Rental Kitchen Is No Longer Recognizable

This is what Tara's kitchen looked like when she moved in this past year. Not too pretty, eh? With her landlord's approval, we did a light reno that …

Take Another Look at Gravel: Chic Ways to Use It

A manicured lawn is a beautiful sight to behold, but it's a feature that isn't without its own problems. There's the cost and time investment for …

Landscaping

Microsoft is replacing Wunderlist with a new To-Do app

Wunderlist is evolving. At least, that's how the Microsoft-bought team is putting the news that the list and task management app is headed for retirement. Not yet, though. In its place, Microsoft is announcing To-Do Preview, its early version of Wunderlist's spiritual successor that's already …

Apps

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

Trading

The Tiny Tweak That Will Help You Make the Most Out of a Push-Up

Have you ever been doing a move for so long you don't realize you're doing it completely wrong? It happens to the best of us. Simple things like squats, planks . . . even standing up straight! Tiny adjustments to our posture and form can yield incredibly positive and powerful results — just as …

These Showers are the New Big Thing in Bathrooms

In most bathrooms, the shower enclosure is a bit of an afterthought, just a practical solution for keeping water from spraying all over the room. But …

Lowe's

Google PhotoScan turns your prints into high-quality digital images

A new app from Google Photos<p>The team behind Google Photos has released a new app for turning your old prints into digital photos, letting you save them to the cloud with a single tap. PhotoScan, which is being made available today on iOS and Android, lets you quickly scan a large number of photos …

Hillary Clinton's Popular Vote Victory Will Likely Keep Growing

The states with the bulk of votes still being counted overwhelmingly favor the Democratic nominee.<p>Hillary Clinton not only won the popular vote in Tuesday’s election. When all the votes are counted, it is likely that she will have won it by a margin larger than two candidates who went on to win the …

Hillary Clinton

Salt & Water’s Portable Tiny House Concept

Serbian design studio Salt & Water has created a tiny house that’s designed to work within any landscape. The Tiny Eco-House is a prefabricated …

DIY Floors that Look Like a Million Bucks

Flooring is one of the things that has the biggest impact on the look of a room — but beautiful floors can also be really expensive. But the good …

Flooring

The Best Kitchen Towels Aren't Actually Kitchen Towels (or Even Towels)

A few years ago, a fellow cooking class instructor and I were setting up for class when the topic of kitchen towels came up. She offhandedly …

Cleaning

Blink wireless security cameras run for two years on a pair of AA batteries

Hands-on with the anywhere (but outside) camera<p>Over the last year or so we’ve seen an uptick in availability of small and relatively cheap wireless security cameras. I mean truly wireless, using Wi-Fi to transmit data and batteries to provide power. That magical combination of features allows this …

Before & After: What a Difference a Coat of Paint Makes

Emma and Matt bought a home in Ipswich for its old world character and its affordability. But most of the time "character" often comes with a huge …

Countertops

8 Ways to Hack the IKEA Rast Dresser

The IKEA Rast dresser seems to be the DIYer's favorite project. And why not? At $35 a pop, the Rast is a small investment that, as you can see, can …

Nightstand

Bill Gates talked Microsoft out of trying to buy $3.8 billion Slack — so now Microsoft is trying to kill it

Gates' argument was that Microsoft would be better served taking Skype, which it bought for $8.5 billion in 2011, and using it as the launchpad for a Slack competitor.<p>Now, it looks like Microsoft took Gates' feedback to heart: Microsoft-focused blog MSPoweruser reports that the tech titan is …

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

Philips Hue gets a $40 motion sensor add-on for hands-free use

Philips is making another investment in smart home lighting. Hue owners can now buy a motion detector that will turn on connected lights around their home.<p>Simply named the Hue motion sensor, the $40 add-on uses two AAA batteries, which Philips says last about two years(!). It affixes to surfaces …

Home Automation

Studio Apartments That Don't Feel like Studios at All

Studio living comes with a lot of perks, like saving money on rent and living closer to a city's urban action. But it comes at a price, too—mainly …

Living Rooms

Cork Floors: Remodeling Resources, Ideas + Materials

Cork flooring isn't nearly as common as say, wood or tile — but once you see how fantastic it looks in these eight spaces, you may be tempted to move …

The Instax Share SP-2 adds just enough modern magic to the instant print renaissance

A physical picture is worth a thousand digital ones.<p>Or at least, in terms of my appreciation of the memories they represent, that’s what it feels like. That’s why I was excited enough about the Fujifilm Share Instax SP-2 to go out and grab one as soon as it showed up in stock at my local camera …

HP made a backpack that can recharge your laptop

The HP Powerup Backpack<p>HP's new Powerup Backpack may look like a standard backpack, but this thing can recharge a full-size laptop thanks to a massive 22,400mAh battery. With that much juice you could recharge your smartphone 10 times. The canvas bag features ventilated pockets and heat sensor …

Chatbooks: Capturing Your Life in a Gorgeous Photo Book

Roughly 15 years ago, I was rummaging through a pile of photo scrapbooks. None were the same size, some had photos sticking out of the top, and they frankly looked unsightly on our family room bookshelf. That’s when I came up with this ahead-of-its-time idea: Someone should start a printing service …

Before & After: A Long Desired Dramatic Accent Wall

<i>From Molly:</i> My obsession with a black accent wall started about a year ago when I saw this house tour right here on Apartment Therapy. I couldn't …

Living Rooms