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Articles about 6 space saving solutions japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

Five ways to open up a space to give yourself some breathing room.<p>Put your corridors to work as storage, seating, or gallery space with these ideas.<p>The Splitback Sofa series from Innovation USA expertly pairs design and functionality.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has …

Pacific Ocean

Stephen Hawking Says New Technologies Could Threaten Human Survival

Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that new technologies will likely bring about "new ways things can go wrong" for human survival.<p>When asked how the world will end — "naturally" or whether man would destroy it first — Hawking said that increasingly, most of the threats humanity faces come from …

Singularity

Why I Choose Optimism Over Despair: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

"We can be pessimistic, give up and help ensure that the worst will happen," says Noam Chomsky. "Or we can be optimistic, grasp the opportunities …

Computer Science

Kintsugi, the Art of Broken Pieces, Reminds Us to Appreciate Our Imperfections

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken ceramics with a special lacquer containing expensive gold. The video above by The School of Life …

Art

The 9 Personalities Which Are Changing The World

1) THE INITIATOR<p>Regardless of the initiative, these are the doers of our world. Being the number of ‘new’ in which all manifestation begins, they …

The New Scientific Reality Of Higher Impersonal Intelligence

The scientific validation of “Oneness” or an immensely intelligent reality or consciousness in which order unfolds can help to inspire all of us to …

Bernadette Russell’s top 10 philosophical questions children should ask

I’m a big fan of taking action, with less talking and more doing, so my books tend to be about exploring fun ways to do stuff to make the world a better place. What motivates me is what I call “my little book of wisdom.” If I feel lost, worried, or in need of a confidence boost, I refer to this …

Books

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Oxford University

Your Brain Is Hardwired to Snap

The same group of neurons could make you a hero—or a rage-filled aggressor.<p>We’ve all been there: Some jerk cuts you off on the highway. You lean on the horn, scream abuse. You want to get out the car and kick the @#$% out of the bozo’s SUV.<p>Road rage is just one example of what neurobiologist …

Penguin Random House

13 Money-Saving Hacks for Visiting London

When you think of London, "cheap" is a word that very rarely springs to mind. Beer can cost over £5 a pint, coffee is regularly £3 or more, and a night in a decent hotel will run upwards of £150. Basically, London is not on the top of the budget traveler's list. But like any city, there are ways to …

England

The Joy of Writing

In an exclusive interview with Authorlink, Sara Gruen, author of <i>Water for Elephants</i> and <i>At the Water’s Edge</i>, talks about research in fiction, story …

3 science ideas you’ll be hearing more about in 2016

Who said scientists can’t be world-famous celebrities? On Sunday, nearly $22 million in Breakthrough Prizes were handed out to the world’s top researchers in physics, the life sciences, and mathematics. The $3 million Breakthrough Prizes, at twice the dollar amount of the Nobel Prize, are the …

Genetics

Travel buffs, lean in. Croatia is fast-becoming the kind of travel destination that should find its way to the top of your bucket list.<p>From …

European Travel

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column originally published on</i> …

How to improve willpower? Feed it.

Bridging the gap between who we are and who we want to be is often exhausting. To become fitter, we need to keep from blowing off the gym. And to do that, we need willpower.<p>Children who have the self-control to resist a marshmallow now in order to receive two later generally have better SAT scores …

Will Power

Is It Harmful to Use Music as a Coping Mechanism?

Putting on headphones to regulate emotions may not always be beneficial.<p>Listening to music is aform of emotional self-care that many of us turn to every day, without much conscious thought. The streaming service Spotify, well aware of this, offers a collection of “Mood” playlists, from “Anthems of …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

New Zealand

The Strength In Letting Go

I remember when I was still in it.<p>I sat quietly on the couch. Fidgeting, shifting, and flushed. Trying to make myself appear comfortable, trying to convince my therapist that I was okay, trying to consider the implication of her accusation -- her diagnosis.<p><i>Eating Disorder.</i><p>I almost felt like …

Positive Thinking

5 Foolproof Muffins to Kick Off Baking Season

Break out the apron (and the jeggings): baking season is upon us! You don't even need to be a "baker" to whip up these easy fall muffins. The recipes have all been fine tuned in my kitchen, so they come out perfect for you every time.<p><b>1. Oat Muffins with Pecan Streusel Topping</b><p>These muffins are …

15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

17 food faux pas to avoid so that you don't embarrass yourself while traveling

It's important to understand the dining rules of each country you visit so that you can avoid insulting others or embarrassing yourself.<p>Luckily, we're here to help — here's a list of table manners you should be aware of when visiting 17 different countries around the world.

Loneliness

William Sutcliffe: 'The idea of the state paying parents to drug children struck me as something out of science fiction'

The Carnegie-shortlisted author of The Wall talks to site member Patrick about his new novel Concentr8, writing an authentic teenage voice, researching about ADHD, and what’s coming next<p><b>There are very few YA books out there that deal with ADHD; why did you choose to address it in Concentr8?</b><p>There …

Books

The traveller's classic rites of passage

Travel: how was it for you? Did you ‘find yourself’ halfway up a mountain and come down a different person? Did you meet the love of your life in the lower bunk of a hostel dorm? Did you reach a destiny-defining decision in the back of a chicken bus?<p>Perhaps your experiences seem less melodramatic …

Doorhandle

9 Talks That Are a Great Introduction to TED

Since I started My Year of TED in 2011, I've found myself explaining TED quite a lot. Last week I had to do this again, and I was reminded of a blog post I did in 2012. I thought I'd share it with you here -- noting that there have been hundreds of new talks since this time, but I think these still …

The 10 Best Countries In The World For Living Abroad

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality. Whether it's for a job, a better quality of life, or for love, there are plenty of …

A brief history of female authors with male pen names

Female authors have a tough time being themselves.<p>Historically, they've had to hide their identities, adopting male names in order to combat sexism …

12 Truths We Wish We'd Known When We Were Young

Dear 16-Year-Old Me,<p>Just you wait.<p>Oh how I cringe when I hear those three words.<p>I cringe because what is inferred is this: you don't have a clue, you haven't seen anything yet, all because the life you have led thus far doesn't measure up to what someone else has experienced.<p>Truth is, I don't want …

Positive Thinking

22 Habits That Will Make Your Life a Little More Peaceful Each Day

<b>1. Throw out, sell or donate everything you don't need.</b> Use this guide to minimalism to help you decide what you're keeping in excess. If there's anything that will immediately release your anxiety and put you at ease, it's making the choice only to keep the physical things that either serve a …