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Want To Retire In Your 30s And Travel The World? This Woman Did

Most people think you need to wait until the retirement age of 65 to stop working and escape the 9-to-5 grind. Ever thought about what it would be like to retire early and travel the world? Anita Dhake, a former Chicago-based lawyer, had that fantasy — and she was so driven that she quit her job …

University of Chicago

Chrome will soon load pages faster and consume less data

Google’s Chrome browser will soon load pages more quickly and use less data to do so, thanks to the introduction of the company’s Brotli compression algorithm.<p>Brotli was introduced last September; Google claimed that it could reduce file sizes by up to 26 percent more than its three-year old …

16 Emma Watson-Approved Books to Add to Your Reading List

Because who better to get a rec from than Belle/Hermione?<p>As we all know by now, Emma Watson is playing Belle in the live-action remake of <i>Beauty in the Beast</i>. As we also know (from our<p>childhoodlifelong obsession with Disney princesses), Belle is the ultimate bookworm. Therefore, by the transitive …

Books

Grilled, Barbecued Meat Linked to Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

A Chinese Consortium Is Building A High-Speed Rail Between California And Vegas

That's so 1989<p>Everyone is positively electrified by the news that a Chinese company is planning to build a high-speed train that will connect Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Californians will be able to bypass gridlock and airport hassles and make it to Vegas in just 80 minutes. It's a thrilling idea, …

Northern Rivers Beach House By refresh*design

refresh*design have sent us photos of the Northern Rivers Beach House they designed, located in South Golden Beach, Australia.<p>The designer’s …

World's best benches: in pictures

Top 10

Converted Industrial Spaces Becomes Gorgeous and Spacious Apartments

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Algimantas Raubiška<p>The first space has turned its supports into design elements, using a column style that speaks to elegance rather …

See Inside The Santa Barbara Mansion Steve Martin Is Selling

The actor/author/comedian is asking nearly $11 million for the modern concrete home.<p>Beloved funnyman Steve Martin recently listed the 7,377-square-foot mansion he has called home for over two decades, according to Zillow. The four-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom stunner was designed by Roland E. …

Santa Barbara

8 Shipping Containers Make Up a Stunning 2-Story Home

Casa Incubo is an earth friendly prefabricated home that employs a variety of sustainable features – including 8 shipping containers that form its …

Living Rooms

Photographer Shoots a Portrait of Every Book Reader Spotted on the Subway

“The Last Book” is an interesting series of images collected by Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen, who spent 13 weeks over 3 years scouring the …

Photography

Several dead as wedding boat sinks near Bali

Nineteen people have been confirmed dead after a boat carrying 49 people, including a groom and his wedding guests, sunk on its way to the Indonesian island of Bali earlier this week.<p>Rescuers found two bodies on Thursday, taking the death toll to 19, including three children, said Asnawi, the head …

20 Colorful Entryways

Contemporary House With a “Ready to Fly” Sensation in El Salvador

Jose Roberto Paredes and his team of architects at cincopatasalgato, an architecture-interior-furniture design company in El Salvador, designed this …

Our Favorite Green Products from NeoCon 2013

Marking its 45th year, NeoCon returned to Chicago this week as North America’s largest contract furnishings trade show. Filling sixteen floors of the …

New Quirky Photos of Couples Switching Clothes

<i>Switcheroo</i> is a playful series by Canadian photographer Hana Pesut (aka sincerelyhana) that juxtaposes a simple photo of a couple with a similar portrait of the same two people, except each member of the duo is wearing the other's clothes for round two. We first discovered Pesut's series over three …

Beautiful Houses: South Coast Residence

This week we will show you the beautiful South Coast Residence, a project by INDYK Architects. We couldn't get details about the project or its …

The Nest Residence by a21studio

A warm-climate home for an architectural reporter on a budget, <b>The Nest Residence by a21studio</b>, on the outskirts of new city Thuận An, Vietnam, blends …

The Sleepless Elite

Why Some People Can Run on Little Sleep and Get So Much Done<p>For a small group of people—perhaps just 1% to 3% of the population—sleep is a waste of time.<p>Natural "short sleepers," as they're officially known, are night owls and early birds simultaneously. They typically turn in well after midnight, …

Sleep