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Natural materials "create warmth and psychological wellbeing" at Claesson Koivisto Rune's Xiang Jiang house

Timber panels lining the walls of this house in Beijing by Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune create a datum that unites the different spaces and …

Architecture

A 70s Condo Becomes a Modern NYC Apartment with a Sleeping Loft

This second floor apartment began as a dated 1970s condo stuck in time before STADT Architecture were hired to renovate it for a young professional. …

Manhattan

Want to Learn Almost Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever? Here's How

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

Al-Jawad Pike uses pale, exposed materials to extend west London home

Pale brickwork, oak furnishings and terrazzo flooring combine in this light-filled extension to a Victorian house in London's Shepherd's Bush, …

Architecture

You Won't Recognize This Dated Suburban Kitchen After Its Renovation

The style of the home was my biggest influence with this kitchen renovation. It's a mid-century residence built in 1955, and it was my goal to honor …

Flood Damaged Remodel

This home was heavily damaged by a landslide during the Boulder flood in 2013. Mud and rock destroyed much of the interior and even flowed down the stairs to the rooms below. The emphasis of the remodel was to redesign the living room and kitchen. The windows and doors were replaced with much …

Home Improvement

Gjovik House

Situated on a snowy hillside overlooking Mjosa Lake, the Gjovik House is a Scandinavian as the landscape that surrounds it. The structure is …

Brick Bungalow in Canada Becomes Modern ‘Flipped House’

<b>Flipped House</b> is a two-story residence with a modern, turnkey design located in a neighborhood dominated by more traditional architecture. The team …

Design

A Bodyweight Core Workout That Hits Way More Than Your Midsection

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

The Four Best Moves For a Stronger Core

Carving washboard abs to rival Chris Hemsworth or David Beckham is certainly one reason to work your core, but it’s far from the most important …

Black Box II

Black Box II achieves a subtle balance between the old and new, preserving authentic, iconic details while integrating a bold new design. Architect Natalie Donne spearheaded the dramatic renovation of the semi-detached brick townhouse located in the Notre Dame de Grace neighborhood of Montreal, …

Architecture

The Farina Home

Mari Woods Kitchen Bath Home designed the kitchen and 2.5 bathrooms for an artist in York, ME. The home looks like a gallery--sparsely decorated with only the essentials: modern furniture, lush fabrics, sculptures, and a few paintings on the walls. The single story home boasts walls of windows with …

Interior Design

Here Is How Millennials Can Get Rich From Exchange Traded Funds

Millennials have one advantage when it comes to investing: a long time horizon.<p>A longer time horizon means investments are amplified from compounding …

Want a Better Body? Don't Ignore This Body Part

Three exercises that will literally sculpt a better body.

Health

I Put a Giant Red Light on My Balls to Triple My Testosterone Levels

I tried red light therapy, a radical (and expensive) alternative treatment, on my testicles— and honestly, I've never felt better<p>I’m not really a nudist kind of guy. The last nudist beach I visited primarily featured lots of curly hair, very unattractive gonads, and a disturbing volleyball game …

Conquer the Dreaded Burpee With These 4 Moves

Shred fat and build muscle with this quick and easy workout<p>Let's be honest: no one likes doing burpees. It’s one of the most demanding bodyweight exercises a guy can do, involving a lot of quick movements that challenge your whole body. So we were both anxious and excited when we learned how to do …

This 3-Part Stretch Will Help You Fix Your Terrible Posture

Stretching is not the sexiest part of your workout, but it's arguably one of the most important<p>Poor posture is a huge issue in the American workplace. According to the American Chiropractic Association, lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide—and much of it is due to how we are …

Carry Your Way to a Stronger Upper-Body With These Simple Moves

Dumbbell and kettlebell carries are two of the best exercises to improve your strength<p>Dumbbell or kettlebell carries are probably one of the most transferable exercises to everyday life. It's definitely the best way to ensure you only need one trip to carry all of your groceries from your car to …

Design thinking, explained

Solve any business problem with this approach.<p>By Rebecca Linke | September 14, 2017<p>Graphic design by Mimi Phan<p>Why It Matters<p>Coming up with an idea is …

A day in the life of Tony Robbins, who sleeps 3 hours a night before waking up to an 'adrenal support cocktail' and a plunge into freezing water

The energy you see on stage with Tony Robbins isn't an act — he brings it to all aspects of his life.<p>In a typical year, the life coach will travel the world for 60 events ranging from a few hours to several days, go on media tours for his latest project, monitor the 33 companies he has invested in, …

Tony Robbins

How would ETFs fare in a market downturn?

Ask Twitter’s cohort of private investors how they feel about exchange traded funds (ETFs) and many are ambivalent. “Less fun than the crack cocaine …

This Workout Will Delay Aging (Science Says So)

According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, high-intensity interval training, or HIIT workouts, was the most effective in keeping adults …

UX design guidelines for fintech platforms

A few weeks ago, we outlined foundational guidelines for on-demand apps, a genre of mobile platform well-established in the digital landscape. In …

UX Design

These 6 Mountain Climbers Are Guaranteed to Shred Your Core

New York City trainer Jess Sims shows you how to get your heart racing<p>Mountain climbers will work up more than just a serious sweat: you'll also target your abs, hip flexors, and shoulders in the process. They not only strengthen your core, they also promote the fat loss necessary to unveil the abs …

A high-school dropout is making hundreds of thousands of dollars trading cryptocurrency derivatives

Jay Smith believes a cryptocurrency crash is inevitable, but right now he's the No. 1 trader of digital coins on online brokerage eToro, amassing thousands of followers who are copying his trades, according to Bloomberg's Edward Robinson.<p>Smith, who lives in a London suburb, makes speculative bets …

Cryptocurrency

Architecture: House Yorii located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

It's been a little while since our last article about architecture, how about a minimal house located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. At less than 30km …

Get Your Full-Body Workout In 15 Minutes Or Less With This Circuit

No need to count reps. Just set your timer and get to work<p>As much as most of us probably prefer weekends over weekdays, the workweek does have one thing going for it—it makes it a whole lot easier to stay locked into a fitness routine.<p>How often does this happen to you? You go five business days …

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Toilet Paper Holders That Are Actually Quite Beautiful

I don't think anyone would use the words 'glamorous' or 'exciting' to describe toilet paper. Toilet paper is deeply utilitarian, and its intended use …

BG Apartment / Francesc Rifé

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This dwelling is located at a key point of the city of Seville: next to La Maestranza bull ring and the …