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7 Books That Will Make You Smarter In a Single Plane Ride

Spend your plane ride getting smarter.<p>Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internet — unless you pay for it — and turn your mind off …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

ScienceAlert Deal: 4 Essential Coding Languages You Should Know in 2018

Which is the best for you?<p>Coding is becoming a more and more essential and valued skill in a range of industries. Even if it isn't the core of your …

Programming

The 10 best free graphic design courses online

Want to learn new skills, or refresh the fundamentals of your graphic design knowledge? We’ve previously brought you some great graphic design …

Graphic Design

Architecture Books You Can Borrow (For Free) From The Internet's Largest Library

Have you registered for your <b>free</b> library card? If you haven't, you're missing out on some serious perks! The Internet Archive has a lending feature …

Libraries

How to remove brown stains from sheet pans — with stuff you already own

No matter how hard you scrub, there are some stains that just won't come out with soap and water. Case in point: the eternally-dirty sheet pan that always seems to have brown, burnt-on residue coating the sides.<p>But we don't have to resign ourselves to this fate — there's a simple two-ingredient …

12 Apps That Help You Stay Connected to Remote Teams

As more companies build remote teams, finding the right software to keep your team in sync is critical to production and growth. We asked 12 founders …

Project Management

Optical lens can transfer digital information without loss

(Phys.org)—Researchers have designed an optical lens that exhibits two properties that so far have not been demonstrated together: self-focusing and …

Quantum Mechanics

Design Freebies - Fonts, Mockups and Icons

It's time for that beloved time of the month when we bring to you some sweet design freebies! It's always great to keep your resources updated with …

The Complete Programming Language Bootcamp

<b>Learn By Example: Scala</b><p>Master This Highly Scalable General-Purpose Language with 65 Examples<p>The best way to learn is by example, and in this course …

Programming

How I Made $1,254.93 in Four Months by Selling Stock Photos on EyeEm

My name is Michael Zwahlen, and I’m a photographer based in Germany. I want to share how I earn money through EyeEm. In the first four months of 2017 …

10 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles for Outdoor Dining

<b>10. Gracias Madre</b><br>Located near the end (or beginning) of Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, Mexican vegan restaurant Gracias Madre is a gorgeous space. …

Food & Dining

Beyond Lyme: New Tick-Borne Diseases On The Rise In U.S.

It all started in the shower. Tucker Lane looked down, and there they were.<p>"Two ticks, on my right hip, directly next to each other," he says.<p>At the time, Lane didn't think much about it. He grew up on Cape Cod. Ticks are everywhere there in the summer. "Just another tick bite. Not a big deal," he …

Disease

What To Do When Visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico

As part of our five week epic road trip around New Mexico, we spent a few days exploring Santa Fe, the state capital. Located about an hour’s drive …

Travel

Bringing Mobile Apps to Life Through Motion

If you look ten years back, the use of animation and motion in user interfaces was considered a crime rather than a best practice. It was associated …

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font without a second thought, the …

Typography

Because National Governments Won’t, Cities Are Pushing Zero-Energy Buildings

Zero net emissions buildings are finding lots of support from city governments, who see them as ways to save costs–as well as the planet.<p>There is a movement happening all across America that few people are talking about. And while it may not be sexy, it is serious and substantial. The building …

1700s Swedish Home Beautifully Mixes Historic Details With a Modern Touch

Featuring amazing traditional Swedish fireplaces<p>Located in Råcksta, a suburb northwest of Stockholm, this circa-1700s three-bedroom Scandi dream home is a sublime combination of intricate historic details and polished modern design. First off, notice the gorgeous tiled fireplaces throughout the …

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

Study: Los Angeles Neighborhoods Are Re-Segregating

LA is still the most integrated of the US's four biggest cities, but it's getting less integrated over time<p>Are neighborhoods in Los Angeles becoming more or less racially mixed? The answer has all kinds of consequences in the ongoing debates around gentrification, environmental justice, and police …

Urban Design

Photographer Captures Nature Reclaiming Australia's Abandoned Buildings

Brett Patman's photographs of power plants, hospitals, and slaughterhouses prove that nature always finds a way.<p>Mold creeps down from the ceiling of the decaying control room of the White Bay Power Station in New South Wales, yet a bright white light streams through the window. The scene is bleak …

New South Wales

Orphans of time: Photographer captures the beauty of abandoned buildings - Telegraph

Restaurant Designer Glen Coben’s 7 Tips for Designing a Great Kitchen - Vox Creative

This feature was produced in collaboration between Vox Creative and FIAT USA. Vox Media editorial staff was not involved in the creation or production of this content.<p>  <p>1. Go with a pro<p>If you can, work with an architect or designer. DIY is great for small projects, but contrary to what reality …

Kitchens

10 Best Korean Barbecue Restaurants in Los Angeles

<b>10. BBQ Crown</b><br>BBQ Crown, originally called Well-Q, quietly opened three years ago in tiny hut in a strip mall. The signage and menu are intentionally …

BBQ

4 Digital Blending Techniques in Photoshop

Digital blending is a set of techniques that allow you to combine different versions of the same image (or different images) into one. The final …

Tutorials

40 free things to do in Los Angeles

1. Abbot Kinney First Friday Art Walk<p>It’s easy to get lost in the sidewalk chalk, reflective statues, and kinetic sculptures. Best part? Snagging …

What Would Happen If We Burned Up All Of Earth's Fossil Fuels?

Scientists today laid out a truly worst-case scenario for global warming — what would happen if we burned the Earth's entire supply of fossil fuels.<p>Virtually all of Antarctica's ice would melt, leading to a 160- to 200-foot sea level rise.<p>"If we burn it all, we're going to melt it all," says Ken …

Climate Change

Just How Sweet Is The Taste Of Victory?

Ah, the sweet taste of victory. And now there's scientific evidence to back that up. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to researcher Robin Dando at Cornell, who used hockey fans to test his theory.<p>Transcript<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:<p>The sweet taste of victory, how sweet it is. Well, exactly how sweet is …

Ice Cream

At a Gorgeous New Silver Lake Bar, You Can Party Inside a Polish Art Film

Tenants of the Trees<p>Donald Norris<p>Tenants of the Trees, the main bar (with its entrance in the alley), is a larger space with indoor-outdoor flow …

3 Overnight Products That Help You Wake Up with Better Skin

While you're drifting off to sleep, your skin is kicking into high gear. “At night skin repairs itself and has the opportunity to replenish moisture …

Skin Care