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The Best Houseplants for Every Room in Your Home

<i>The Sill’s mission is to empower all people to be plant people, so we’re kicking off a new series committed to growing your green thumb. Follow along in the months of April and May for all the gardening tips, hacks, and inspo you need. Happy planting!</i><p>Not only can indoor plants transform a room’s …

Plants

4 Questions You Should Always Ask That Will Tell You Who Your Best Employees Are

Top performers usually check off all these boxes.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Greg Skloot, founder of</b> …

Mentoring

Vans x The North Face

Vans are on fire, after teaming up with Finisterre for a limited edition collection, the iconic footwear brand has unveiled the perfect winter …

Shoes

Edgevale Cast Iron Utility Pants

The Cast Iron Utility Pants by Edgevale are the ultimate hard wearing, everyday outdoor pant. Made with the brand´s proprietary duck cotton (4 times …

Clothing

Uuni Pro Pizza Oven

The company behind the award-winning Uuni portable pizza wood-fired oven, have gone a step further and created the Uuni Pro, the worlds first quad …

Bread

2017 Stocking Stuffers

We’ve all heard the old saying that the best things come in small packages. Just because something´s inexpensive doesn´t mean it can´t be memorable. …

Shopping

50 Things To Do With A Penknife

With more than 200 illustrations and 50 projects, this practical guide brings back the time-honored camp pastime of whittling. 50 Things To Do With A …

Woodworking

Messograf Pen

The Messograf Pen combines high quality German craftsmanship and the handiness of a multipurpose pen that will enable you to take multiple …

Multi-tools

The North Face Summit Hoodie

The Summit L3 Down Hoodie by The North Face is the ultimate alpine mid layer, a lightweight, 800-fill responsibly-sourced goose down jacket that …

Clothing

Vans Made For The Makers

Vans have released the "Made For The Makers” collection, in tribute to hardworking creatives. Whether youre an artist, surfboard shaper, barber, or …

Shoes

Bison Rolling Grill

The Bison Rolling Grill is a dream come true for backpacking campers and outdoor enthusiasts, a portable grill that weighs just 1.2lb and can be …

An Angular Mountain Retreat in Colorado Captures Breathtaking Views

A vacation home for two siblings and their families is all about strengthening connections—to each other, and to the land.<p>Rather than allow themselves to be limited by these constraints, the architects anchored the structure into the landforms and made visual connections to the landscape—including …

Readyman Survival Cards

You don't need to explain how you got into this mess — you just need to get out of it, and quickly. Since you're tied up and handcuffed (but not in …

This New Urban Cabin May Be Our Best Solution for City Living

Design duo Oke Hauser and Corinna Natter tell us the story of how they built a flexible, tiny cabin that has the power to transform communities.<p>Oke Hauser, creative lead for MINI LIVING, has many happy childhood memories of living in small spaces. As a kid, he experienced van life before it became …

Vintage Bicycles

There's an art to restoring vintage bicycles. That creativity and expertise translate to the pages of <i>Vintage Bicycles: How to Find and Restore Old</i> …

Classic Cars

Online dating apps like Tinder are linked to sharp increases in interracial marriage, study finds

Online dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid have become the second-most common way straight couples meet, and researchers think it could be …

Relationships

Google’s most-searched “how-to” questions capture all the magic and struggle of being human

My younger sister always gives me very good advice.<p>Once, for instance, she told me, “You need to stop asking Google questions about your life.” And she was right: Treating an Internet search engine as an advice column isn’t necessarily the best way to navigate life. When you ask Google, “How to …

nonnative Takes on the Timberland 6" Boot

With GORE-TEX lining and a rugged Vibram sole unit.<p>Timberland‘s iconic 6” Boot is back and better than ever this season as nonnative has taken the classic piece of rugged footwear and put its own spin on the design for Fall/Winter 2017. Intended to withstand the harshest weather conditions, the …

Retro Futuristic Vehicles

Rarely does nostalgia and futurism blend as well as they do in these Retro Futuristic Vehicles concepts from Brazilian designer Jomar Machado. Mixing …

Panobook Notebook

Your desk is most likely wider than it is deep. So why is your notebook deeper than it is wide? Studio Neat's Panobook is designed specifically for …

Mockups

Infiniti Prototype 9 Race Car

It's not a "prototype" in the truest sense of the word — it's not a test run for a later production car. Instead, the Infiniti Prototype 9 Race Car …

Prototypes

Canal House

Styled after the Adobe missions of southern Arizona, the Canal House pays homage to its southwestern roots in a contemporary fashion. The home is …

Architecture

Sherman Residence

Surrounded by mature oak and sycamore trees, the Sherman Residence uses glazed panels to display the untouched landscape. The home takes on a …

Architecture

Vargo Dig Dig Tool

When you're backpacking or camping, space is king — so any tool that can do multiple jobs is welcome. The Vargo Dig Dig Tool is a perfect example. …

Camping

Seiko Fieldmaster Lowercase Watch

Created in collaboration with the Japanese design firm, the Seiko Fieldmaster Lowercase Watch gives a rugged feel to a classic silhouette. Each of …

Watches

How We Spend $3,400,000,000,000

Why more than half of America's healthcare spending goes to five percent of patients<p>Last year, America’s total medical costs hit a new record of $3.4 trillion, according to the federal government. That’s about 18 percent of the country’s total GDP, meaning that one out of every six dollars we spent …

Health Care

How Google Took Over the Classroom

CHICAGO — The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill.<p>In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop. They opened Google Classroom, an app where teachers make assignments. Then …

Education
Success

Why U.S. Criminal Courts Are So Dependent on Plea Bargaining

Side effects include inordinately powerful prosecutors and infrequent access to jury trials.<p>Shondel Church was arrested in Kansas City, Missouri, last July, accused of stealing a generator and a tool box from his stepmother. He sat in Lafayette County Jail for six weeks before his first …

University of Chicago

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

Asia Travel