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Netflix now testing ‘Privacy Mode’ to rid your recommendations of bad films

Did you sit down to watch the umpteenth episode of <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> last night, thinking it’d be ironically “so good it’s bad,” only to find it was just plain bad? Hate to be reminded of that unfortunate viewing choice upon waking the next morning? Netflix has a fix for your pain.<p>The …

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4 Smart Designs For New Cities That Can Withstand Any Storm

Without serious preparation, most cities will be overwhelmed by rising waters. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, from protective wetlands to shipping container reefs.<p>Since most cities are built next to water, the risk of floods threatens more people than any other natural …

Staten Island

Articles about 11 amazing prefabs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Today, architecture and design in Australia is more vibrant and exciting than ever.<p>2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban’s body of work is a showcase of spatial and material innovation.<p>From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.<p>The allure …

Prefab Homes

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

Apps

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Photographer Digitally Adds Herself to Childhood Photos of Her in Double Self-Portrait Series

In the photo series “Imagine Finding Me,” photographer Chino Otsuka revisits her childhood by digitally inserting herself in old photos of her as a …

Photography

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 11 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

Top 10

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

Cooking

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."<p>That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of …

Roadmap

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

<b>Listen · 8:54</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>It was a rainy night in October when my nephew Lewis passed the Frankenstein statue standing in front of a toy store. The 2 1/2-year-old boy didn't see the monster at first, and when he turned around, he was only inches from Frankenstein's green …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

Why Curved Glass Will Change Gadget Design Forever

At CES this week, Corning announced a new type of glass that will make curved iPhones and iWatches possible. And that’s just to start.<p>The smartphones in our hands, the tablets on our laps, the computers on our desks and the televisions on our walls. We live in a blocky world of glowing glass …

Gear & Gadgets

Education Can Take Some Innovation Lessons From the Music Business

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Rob Wrubel, the chief innovation officer of Apollo Education Group, Inc.</i><p>Music, travel, transportation, and other industries have embraced technological innovation to massively transform in recent decades. Music labels were forced to give up complete control to …

Tumblr experienced extended outage

Yahoo's blogging network said it had trouble with "intermittent errors" for several hours.<p>Yahoo-owned Tumblr experienced errors affecting the entire blogging network for more than three hours, the company revealed Monday.<p>The company first alerted its members to the issue on Twitter at 12:02 p.m. …

Internet

Video messaging app Wordeo turns plain text into audiovisual poetry

Six-second Vine clips are all well and good, but the best ones involve significant amounts of creative energy and pre-planning. A new video messaging app called Wordeo, on the other hand, tries to simplify things by asking you to write a text message first, and then automatically providing short …

YouTube streamlines comment management system

<b>YouTube has unveiled a new feature that lets users see, respond to and moderate comments all in one place.</b><p>The move comes after changes that were announced in November last year to alter the way users could comment on clips proved to be unpopular among users.<p>The changes took away a feature that had …

Internet

'I Haven't Been Able To Cook Anything' — A Huge Chemical Spill Has Paralyzed West Virginia's Capital

Life is increasingly difficult for many of the 300,000 West Virginia residents who have gone three days without clean tap water, the Associated Press reports.<p>"I haven't been able to cook anything at home and was hoping they were open," Bill Rogers, 52, said outside a closed market near the capital …

Tap Water

France brokers partial truce in CAR capital Bangui

<b>Rival militiamen have embraced each other in a district of the Central African Republic capital Bangui after the French military brokered a truce.</b><p>Gunmen laid down arms in the city's southern district of Bimbo after days of bitter fighting there between Muslim and Christian groups.<p>The …

Africa

Associated Press News

School violence lands more than 90,000 a year in the ER, study finds

Despite all the lip service given to battling bullying, many kids are still being seriously hurt while on school grounds, a new study shows. Each year more than 90,000 school children suffer “intentional” injuries severe enough to land them in the emergency room, according to the study published in …

Research

Associated Press News

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

"El Vicentillo" being presented to the media in Mexico City on March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle …

Mexico

Syria’s Deadly ‘Barrel Bombs’: Assad Regime Uses Devastating, Makeshift Weapon

As the Syrian opposition tears itself apart in the country’s rebel-dominated north, the regime of President Bashar Assad is wasting no time pushing …

Luxembourg Is the Most Generous Country in the World (for Foreign Aid)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Sorry Sweden, Luxembourg is now the most generous country in the world.<p>That’s according to a recent …

Side Effect Of Legal Pot: Police Budgets Take A Hit

Some U.S. states are viewing the legalization of marijuana as a chance to gain new sources of tax revenue. Several states allow its use for medical reasons; Colorado has approved its recreational use, and Washington will follow suit this year.<p>But the decriminalization of pot also stands to remove a …