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This 1980s house was updated with a lot of glass

Duncan Foster Architects have recently completed the transformation of a 1980’s house in London, England, into a contemporary home with lots of glass …

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

National Parks

A small cabin was designed for the volunteer workers in this park

Dutch design firm cc-studio, have designed a small cabin for the volunteer workers at Noorderpark in Utrecht, The Netherlands.<p>Surrounded by lush …

These 17 apps will help you live the dream of traveling around the world while working from wherever you want

That dream might seem too good to be true years ago, but with the growing popularity of working remotely and advances in budget travel options, it has never been easier.<p>Australian app developer David McKinney, for example, converted his van into a mobile office complete with electricity and …

Apps

13 Exceptional Examples Of Bunk Beds To Inspire You

1. This floating bunk bed from a home in Water Mill, New York, designed by Bates Masi Architects.<p>2. These bunk beds from a country home in Quebec, …

Architecture

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

Everyone has their dream bucket list of travel destinations, but what about dream hotels?<p>Since summer is right around the corner and we're dreaming about vacations in far off places, we've come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world.<p>From private overwater bungalow …

Costa Rica

Russia can't afford to pay state employees

The government has also announced plans to cut the number of government officials by 5% to 20%.<p>The measures are part of the government's emergency plan to address collapsing revenues due to the fall in global oil prices and economic sanctions imposed on the country. Crude oil is trading at about …

Four Big Priorities For Implementing Next Generation Big Data Analytics

The world of big data is changing so quickly that we really need to look beyond today’s analytic capabilities and chart where enterprise-grade architectures are headed in the future. Even the vocabulary is changing! “Big data” is turning into a household term, but now we see newer terms like “data …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

Waterfall Jumping Is the Next Cliff Diving

The first leap from the top of a waterfall was horrifying. I’m not used to jumping off the equivalent of a four-story building into a river where the roaring water is frothing below, and my brain kept trying to stop me. But eventually it got easier—and fun!<p>Waterfall jumping is an everyman’s thrill. …

Fortune.com

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The deluge continues: 3 smart home hubs worth checking out

I thought we’d be over hubs by now, but I was wrong. They are still coming hot and heavy, and if the Consumer Electronics Show was any indication, …

Investing in oil can cause pain now but produce profits later

The crash in crude oil prices has led to big shifts in the global economy.<p>As just one example of how widespread the impact is, a recent report from …

Oil & Gas Industry

Snapchat's Snapcash: Is Peer-to-Peer Payment Safe?

<i>By Jessa Barron, NextAdvisor.com</i><p>Do you need to pay a friend back for buying your movie ticket but won't see them for a while? Or maybe you want to send your nephew money for his birthday but fear the check would be lost in the mail? Snapchat has partnered up with Square for a new feature, Snapcash, …

The cost of China’s dependence on coal – 670,000 deaths a year

A new study has revealed the staggering cost of China's dependence on coal to power its economy: 670,000 deaths in one year alone.<p>The study, by …

Quakes Rattle Confidence in Texas Energy Boom

It wasn't the semi-trucks rumbling down country roads, or the dust, or the natural gas wells that popped up around their homes that finally got to residents of Azle and Reno, Texas. It was the earthquakes.<p>These weren't major quakes, magnitude 3.6 was the biggest, but no one in those North Texas …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

This Inflatable Car Seat Blows Up In Just 40 Seconds

But Volvo’s new child seat concept isn’t bulky, and it isn’t hard to fix to the backseat. You can carry it around in a little bag, and you can still …

Transit

Jesolo Lido Pool Villa by JM Architecture

JM Architecture designed the Jesolo Lido Pool Villa, the first in a development of 9 single-family residences in Italy.<p>Project description<p>The Jesolo …

Floating Away: The Science of Sensory Deprivation Therapy - The Crux

By Shelly Fan | April 4, 2014 8:30 am<p>I tried not to panic. I was floating effortlessly in a pitch-black tank filled with salty, skin-temperature …

Jalan Binchang House by A D Lab

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

South-east Asia

4-D Printing Means Building Things That Build Themselves

<i>In our</i> Weekly Innovation series<i>, we pick an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Got an innovation you think we should feature? Fill out our form.</i><p>The advent of 3-D printing brought on a number of innovations worthy of news coverage. Printers have created …

Company says that Hyperloop tube-based travel is no pipe dream

Some companies are taking Tesla CEO Elon Musks’ Hyperloop concept, an idea that aims to provide high-speed travel with the use of tubes, and are …

White Silhouette With An Intricate Geometry in Portugal: Colunata House

A white silhouette with an intricate geometry can be spotted in the town of Lagos, Algarve, Portugal. Colunata House is defined by an edgy …

What Happens When You Just Give Money To Poor People?

<i>For more of our reporting on this story, please see our work in</i> The New York Times Magazine <i>and on</i> This American Life<i>.</i><p>A couple of months ago, we reported on a charity called GiveDirectly that's trying to help poor people in the developing world in an unusual way: by sending them money with no …

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