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Oceanfront modern house cascades down a rocky hill

Each “box” has a green roof<p>How do you build a house on a steep and rocky coastline? A couple who lives on an island outside of Seattle got an unconventional answer from Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects, who designed the home to mimic the terrain’s cascading form. The resulting house steps down …

This Glowing Glass Haven Beckons the Outside In

Inspired by the idea of a glowing lantern tucked into the hillside, the owner of this Woodland Dune house worked with her architect to create a unique, functional, and inviting home.<p>When Kate Bensen set out to build her family’s vacation home on the dunes surrounding Lake Michigan, she had a vision …

Architecture

This Little Apartment in New York Unleashes the Power of Pegs

New storage, clever furniture, and lots of pegboards help a New York attorney get organized.<p>When Dan Franklin purchased a one-bedroom, 710-square-foot apartment conveniently situated on the southeast corner of Manhattan’s Union Square, he knew right away that he wanted to renovate. "This is the …

Insiders Swear By This Google Hack Every Time They Travel

Travelling to a new city can be exhilarating, but coordinating the logistics can be a pain if you're not prepared. Bustling airports, unfamiliar …

Maps

These 18 Unreal National Parks Need to Go on Your Bucket List ASAP

They don't call it "America the beautiful" for nothing. The US has some seriously incredible national parks, so if you're thinking of planning a vacation, consider doing it in a nature-filled setting. We rounded up the best national parks our country has to offer — see if you agree with the …

Making use of every inch: 21 wardrobe ideas you cannot miss

Are you looking for a new wardrobe? Choosing one that matches the bedroom while fulfilling your own taste is difficult, especially when houses …

Google Assistant routines: Everything you need to know

The dream of living in a futuristic smart home where you can control everything with just your voice within reach, thanks to Google Assistant and …

4 Garage Hacks that Will Save You Space You Forgot You Had

Get your garage in order.<p>Your garage is a mess. Despite best intentions to turn a blank concrete space into a dream workshop, half-finished projects …

A Homeowner Uses Smart Technology to Manage His Napa Property from Anywhere

In Napa, a custom menu of apps helps a frequent traveler keep track of security—and his garden—from afar.<p>Charles Willson travels from his home in Napa, California, to San Francisco and New York City every week for work, but in a way he never really leaves. When he’s across the country or even in …

Prefab Homes

QR Codes are on the Rise: Internet Marketing Firm, fishbat, Discusses What Facebook's New QR Code Option Means for Marketers

NEW YORK, May 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Internet marketing firm, fishbat, talks about Facebook's new QR code, providing suggestions on how to …

Should I move half of my savings into an annuity?

<i>I'm 64 and recently met with a financial adviser who wants me to invest $400,000 of my $800,000 portfolio in an annuity. I read some nasty reviews of this annuity, but the adviser says it's the best annuity out there. What do you suggest I do?—Anonymous</i><p>Whenever an adviser suggests moving a big …

Retirement

These smashing backyard ideas are hot and happening!

Blessed with extra outdoor space at the rear end of your home? You can convert it into your choice of recreational zone with a little bit of …

How To Write A Provisional Patent Application That Has Value

I think inventors should try writing their own provisional patent applications, even if they end up hiring a patent attorney to write the final version. Why? Because committing your thoughts to paper will help clarify your thinking about your invention. Creating drawings and a prototype will help …

Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits'

Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity among people looking to shed extra kilograms and maintain a healthy weight. Researchers argue that …

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending April 13:Fiction1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, narrated by Wil Wheaton (Random House Audio)2. Deep …

Books

Sell While You Sleep With These 5 Proven Strategies for Getting Customer Reviews That Close Sales

You can't afford to not get reviews from every client you serve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no secret reviews are the lifeblood of getting more business. Reviews and ratings have been instrumental to me and my career for years.<p>Everyone knows reviews are …

Customers

3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Innovation Curve

Innovations can seem less like an opportunity and more like an onslaught. Here's how to brace for the impact.<p>Technology has been innovating at a rapid pace, disrupting industries by doing everything from scaling connected car services to implementing facial recognition. Businesses and leaders have …

IDC: ‘Apple suddenly finds itself on top of the wearables market’

Apple Watch shipments grew 57% year over year, according to IDC.<p>From Global Wearables Market Grows 7.7% in 4Q17 and 10.3% in 2017 as Apple Seizes the …

Apple Watch

How to avoid losing your mind to Alzheimer's or dementia

We have all become so obsessed with our bodies that we have forgotten to take care of our brains. (File photo)<p>The most disturbing thing I heard …

A New Study Shows Meditation Has Long-Term Benefits of Up to 7 Years

Whether meditation is your thing or not, you can't deny all the benefits associated with the practice: better sleep, cognitive improvement, antianxiety aid, stress relief, and more. And now, a recent study that came out of the University of California, Davis further confirms the notion that …

More than half your body is not human

<b>More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.</b><p>Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.<p>Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.<p>The …

Microbiology

DesignRail® Aluminum Railing Kits from Feeney

<b>Feeney DesignRail® Aluminum Railing Kits</b> are a great solution for customers looking for a fast and easy way to install high quality exterior or …

Saltwater

Telomeres Are the New Cholesterol. Now What?

“I am a bit concerned about your telomeres,” the doctor told me, evenly. Telomeres are the caplike segments at the ends of the strands of DNA that …

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Smart Garage 101: Your guide to garage door gadgets

Ketone Ester: A "Superfuel" For the Elite and a Weird Trip for Everyone Else

The 'fourth nutrient' was created for soldiers, but I drank it anyway.<p>In November, the biohacking company HVMN revealed HVMN Ketone, a clear liquid …

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

An indestructible umbrella is the life upgrade you need

Wind won't knock down this umbrella: Its 38-inch canopy is held up by fortified fiberglass ribs to help prevent any harsh gusts from turning it …

Everything You Need to Know Before Trying the Cyclical Ketogenic Diet

By now you've probably heard a friend, family member, or perhaps even a celebrity touting the benefits of the popular ketogenic diet, which cuts …

How to Use Storytelling to Sell Your Brand and Vision

People remember how you make them feel, not the information you give them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reason why the Bible is the bestselling book every year is because it delivers its lessons as a series of stories. And if you don't want to use the Bible as an …