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From architecture to cultural life: how would you design a city from scratch?

The government’s plan for 14 garden villages across the country offers a fantastic opportunity to create ideal living spaces. But where do you start? Here, five writers set out their architectural, cultural, transport and political visions<p>Cities define modern life. They make more money than other …

Urban Design

7 Simple Rules for Getting Lean in 2017

Seven rules so you can follow through on that resolution.<p>For 2017, over half of Americans will make New Year's resolutions to do things like lose weight, get fit, and eat healthier. But how many actually make it past January 17? The brutal truth is only eight percent will achieve their goals, which …

Fitness

How WeWork Capitalizes On Aging Architecture

The coworking company is remaking historic and aging buildings across America.<p>“They don’t build ’em like they used to.” It’s an oft-repeated phrase by those who wax nostalgic. But in the case of the Corbin Building–an office building architect Francis H. Kimball designed in 1888–the saying holds …

Learn How To Use A DSLR Camera, With This Nifty Web Tool

Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<p>Date of Publication: 12.06.16.<p>Time of Publication: 5:45 am. 5:45 am<p>Serious photographers know that …

Actually, here's what everybody in San Francisco is REALLY talking about

This morning, Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management and ubiquitous financial-media personality (Twitter handle @ReformedBroker), wrote up his impressions of San Francisco. They're very good, he's mostly right, and you should read them.<p>But when he says everybody's talking about their startup …

Marin County

KQED

It’s been a year since I started living car-free in San Francisco. Left behind are the expenses of gasoline and maintenance, hours spent circling for …

Hiking

Why It's So Hard To Stop A Penalty Kick

So far at the World Cup, teams are 6-6 on scoring a goal when awarded a penalty kick. This is up from 2010 when teams scored just nine goals on 15 penalty kicks awarded. But it shows just how hard it is for a goalkeeper to stop the one-on-one shot from point-blank range.<p>Several years ago, ESPN's …

Neymar

Here Are The Most Liberal And Most Conservative Towns In Each State

The map above shows the most liberal and most conservative towns in each state in the U.S.<p>Political data analytics company Clarity Campaign Labs provided the underlying data to Business Insider. It compiled the information to create an online tool that was released Tuesday and was designed to help …

City Politics

This Simple Question Could Save You Money On Every Shopping Trip

Over on personal finance blog Vosa, founder Brent recently presented a money-saving strategy he's named "The Olive Method," after the example of American Airlines eliminating the mostly uneaten olives from their customers' salads and saving hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.<p>What do …

American Airlines

Your Favorite Songs Become Buildings In Federico Babina's "Archimusic"

Music from the likes of The Beatles, Bjork, and Joy Division is turned into colorful, cartoon architectural forms.<p>In a new series titled <i>Archimusic,</i> Italian illustrator Federico Babina turns music from the likes of The Beatles, Bjork, Joy Division, and more into buildings—similar to his last project …

Jimi Hendrix

The Most Successful College Fraternities In Tech

Sigma Nu has done pretty well with graduating the founders of Clinkle and Instagram, to name a few, but these 14 frats all contribute to the startup world in a significant way.

eLearning

Architects Turned A Tiny 425-Square-Foot Loft Into A Dream Home

The designers at Specht Harpman Architects recently worked wonders on a 425-square-foot loft on the Upper West Side.<p>The space, at the top of a six-story brownstone, has 25 feet of vertical space and even access to a rooftop — giving them plenty to work with.<p>Check out the photos below to see the new …

Architecture

Gorgeous Photos Of Kids Playing Soccer In Brazil's Slums

In Brazil, soccer is a way of life and part of the sport's popularity is that it transcends culture and class.<p>If there is a ball and a little bit of space, there is a good chance there is a soccer game being played, even in the country's slums.<p>Photographers for AP, Reuters, and Getty recently …

Brazil

30 Experiences You Should Have Before You Turn 30

For many it means that you're no longer in the hard-partying, bad decision-making stage of your life, for better or for worse.<p>Before you turn the big 3-0 (or even if you already have), here are 30 things you should do, from adrenaline-pumping activities to experiences that help you grow.<p><i>Did we</i> …

Travel

Nike Releases 5-Minute World Cup Commercial Featuring Animated Ronaldo, Neymar, And Rooney

With just a few days until the start of the 2014 World Cup, build-up to the tournament is crazier than ever. Last week, Beats by Dre released a wild 5-minute commercial featuring a ton of celebrities (Lebron, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne), and pro soccer players preparing for the World Cup in Beats …

Soccer

16 Terms That Will Make You Sound Smart When People Are Talking About The World Cup

Over the next four weeks you may find yourself in a bar or a large group of people, and you may feel the social pressure to say something coherent about the game you are watching.<p>Even if you've never seen a soccer game before, there is hope. Most conversations about sports are an exchange of …

Soccer

You’re Getting Old!, A Fascinating Website That Offers Facts and Statistics About Your Lifetime

You’re Getting Old! is a fascinating website that offers facts and statistics relating to a person’s lifetime once their date of birth is entered. …

FIFA Uses A Horribly Flawed Ranking Formula To Determine The Top Seeds At The World Cup

This points-based ranking system is oversimplified at best, and horribly flawed at worst. Yet it's an incredibly important factor in which teams will make it out of the group stage in Brazil.<p>The 32 teams at the World Cup are divided into eight groups. To keep the best teams from landing in the same …

Nate Silver

10 Conspiracy Theories That Drive Sports Fans Nuts

After the game, it didn't take sports fans long to speculate that the malfunction was actually intentional to give the Spurs an even bigger home court advantage.<p>This is just the latest in a long history of conspiracy theories that many sports fans want to believe.<p>One Redditor recently started a …

Basketball

Banksy's Street Art Reimagined in LEGO

What would it look like if Banksy's most famous street art pieces were reimagined in LEGO? What would the balloon girl look like and how would the rat on the wire appear? These are the questions photographer Jeff Friesen asked himself when he created his original series <i>Bricksy</i>. As he tells …

Streetwear

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

Artful Watercolor Representations of Superheroes

Behind the art brand <b>Blule</b> is a French illustrator and designer living in Sydney, Australia named Clementine, who has worked as a designer for Fila, …

19 Gorgeous Bookcases You'll Drool Over For Days

<i>“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”</i> -</b> …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Artist Blends Humans With Nature In Beautifully-Surreal Portrait Series

Antonio Mora will even turn your image into a dreamy, personalized portrait.<p>Spain-based artist Antonio Mora (aka mylovt) describes his artwork as "cocktails," amalgams of images found on blogs, databases, and magazines, fused seamlessly into the types of imagery that could only come from a serious …

You Can Be A Game Developer In About 5 Minutes

Appy Pie, a cloud-based company that offers tools for building apps, announced today that its Game Builder platform will be available to anyone for free.<p>That means that in just 5 minutes, you could build a mobile game of your very own. Not a particularly good or complicated mobile game, but still. …

Apps

The Fabulous Life Of Microsoft's Other Billionaire Cofounder Paul Allen

But Microsoft's other cofounder, Paul Allen, has only become famous (outside of Seattle) since he published his memoirs in 2011.<p>He, too, is plenty wealthy, the No. 55 richest man in the world, worth $16 billion.<p>With his money, he's invested in a lot of tech companies, real estate, and art. But he's …

Artists

Ikea's New Ad Puts A Twist On The Traditional Family Tree

Ikea's new German ad puts a twist on the traditional family tree.<p>The campaign shows Ikea furniture between generations with the tagline "where family starts," according to AdWeek.<p>The series of advertisements are based on the fact that more than 10% of Europeans are reportedly conceived on Ikea beds.<p>…

Genealogy