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5 Fruits and Veggies You've Been Eating Wrong

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>If you're anything like us, you would eat a lot more beets, pomegranates, and kiwis if you could just figure out an easy way to prep them. Luckily, some of our favorite food blogs have come up with pretty ingenious ways to simplify the process. Take a look, then try …

Jyrobike: First auto-balancing bicycle unveiled

A team of engineers has developed an auto-balancing bicycle which they say can teach people to cycle in an afternoon.<p>The "Jyrobike" contains a patented control hub in the front wheel that uses gyroscopic technology to keep riders upright, even when they tip or wobble.<p>The technology is aimed at 3-8 …

Cycling

Photographer Captures the Vast Beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge

Photographer Ali Ertrk has been capturing the striking beauty of a variety of landmarks since 2006. Based in San Francisco, the talented artist has specifically focused much of his attention on the Golden Gate Bridge, the massive, bright red suspension bridge in California that spans almost two …

Photography

Why Retirement Risks Are Best Shared

It’s been a tough few years for the Dutch pension system, long praised as the best in the world. Most Dutch pensioners have seen their payouts trail the rate of inflation since 2008. Earlier this year, 66 pension funds (out of 415 total) had to cut benefits outright. The average reduction was 1.7%, …

Downsizing in retirement turns less into more

For empty-nesters and retirees who still have a mortgage and a house to maintain, downsizing can reduce one of their biggest fixed expenses, help stretch their retirement budget at a crucial time and ensure they don’t outlive their savings.<p>According to a recent survey by the Demand Institute, more …

Retirement

Organic Castile Hand Soap

Keep Hands Soft With Organic Castile Hand Soap<p>The older I get, the more conscious I am about making my home chemical-free. One of the ways I do this …

without surgery

I will be 40 in 18 months. When I was a child, this landmark birthday meant the start of life with a white cauliflower hairdo and sensible shoes …

10 Ways To Save Money Once You Retire

The financial experts are right, in principle. We do need a lot of money to retire, generally in the form of Social Security, plus pensions, 401(k) plans and IRA balances, as well as the value of the help we get from family and friends. But maybe we don't need quite as much as the experts would …

Personal Finance

5 Things You Can Do Today to Make Yourself More Creative, And Productive, Tomorrow

From Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People report: Simon Rich, one of the most productive writers we know, outlines 5 steps to upping your own creativity quotient.<p>As we’ve noted here before, Simon Rich is a mind-bogglingly prolific creative force. At 29, he’s built a body of work that includes …

Giving It Away : TED Radio Hour : NPR

Breaking ground

NAMES, wedding dates and declarations of love cover the Luchtsingel, a new pedestrian walkway straddling a busy main road in central Rotterdam, a …

Why Buy When You Can DIY? This Startup Lets You Do Both

Craft magazines, websites, and TV shows inspire the imagination – big box craft retailers, not so much. Go to an art supply store and the endless sea …

App taps phone and personal clues to your happiness

The app aims to combine phone data with perceived emotions<p><b>Researchers at Cambridge University have developed an app that tries to track happiness by combining smartphone data with users' perception of mood.</b><p>EmotionSense collects information about where users are, how noisy the environment is and …

Cambridge University

Teenage girl creates tiny device that could charge a smartphone in 20 seconds - ExtremeTech

By on May 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When you’re out all day, it’s a huge …

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DIY: How to Make a Wallet Out of an Old Cowboy Boot!

14 Comments<p>We are thrilled today to share with you another lovely tutorial from the talented Alicia Jepsen of Jepsen LeatherGoods LLC. Last month she …

Lonely Planet's Guide To Travel Photography - Lonely Planet Online Shop - Lonely Planet US

Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography<p>5th Edition Jul 2016<p>The fifth edition of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography shows readers how to develop their photographic skills and avoid common mistakes.<p>This ultimate step-by-step guide to taking better travel photographs is full of practical …

The Big Picture photography competition: round 255

Know Before You Go: Paris

If Paris is a croissant, crafted with immeasurable pride, kneaded by the hands of many, some visitors only get a taste of the flaky exterior. Whether you’re traveling for a long weekend or coming back for more, here’s a quick primer on getting to, from, and around this iconic city with ease.<p><b>Know</b> …

World's Rarest Birds Photo Competition Garners Breathtaking Images

A unique competition to photograph some of the world's rarest birds has produced incredible pictures.<p>The effort, sponsored by BirdLife International's Preventing Extinctions Program, asked amateur photographers to submit images of some of the most threatened species around the globe, both …

Our Top 10 Most-Pinned Spring Blooms

Give an organic feel to your arrangement with a log vase. To make your own, simply drill a hole in a log and add a jar full of your favorite spring blooms.

Top 10

The Mesmerizing Skyscrapers Of Hong Kong In Eerily Beautiful Close-up

For four years, photographer Michael Wolf explored life in Hong Kong by studying the exterior of its apartment towers. When cropped and textualized, facades of residential buildings become something other than architecture, but grids of information, charts, data, colorful patterns.<p>He writes in an …

Articles about world’s most impressive bridges on Dwell.com - Dwell

The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library contains 4.8 million books, 4.1 million microforms, and 740,000...<p>Hulking on the edge of the trendy Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam, the Lloyd Hotel is a storied mammoth.<p>In San Antonio, Morgan’s Inspiration Island opens for its second …

University of Toronto

The World's Most Colorful Cities (PHOTOS)

The word pretty isn't often associated with the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro. But gazing across the hills toward the notorious Santa Maria favela, you might be pleasantly surprised by the burst of colors --the result of a recent social art project launched by Dutch design duo Haas&Hahn.<p>"We chose …

South Beach

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling for in 2013

There's nothing quite like visiting a place when it's in the middle of a party -- especially if it's the kind of celebration that doesn't happen every year. In addition to the many festivals and events that occur annually around the world, there are some that are on a far less frequent schedule -- …

Festivals