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14 Brilliant Pieces of Literature You Can Read in the Time it Takes to Eat Lunch

It's mighty easy to feel like you don't have time to read — especially quality literature. Life is hectic, jobs are busy and it's much easier to …

Books

The 50 best podcasts of 2018

<b>2 Dope Queens</b><br>Comedy panel hit<p>Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams’s podcast is a perfect storm of comedy and representation, with the two US comedians hanging out with their mostly female, often non-white and LGBT guests to chat “race, gender, sex, and other less serious topics”. Recorded in front …

Comedy

Photographer Explores the Rainbow-Colored Neighborhoods of Istanbul

Most Istanbul photos depict ancient Turkish architecture such as ornate mosques, traditional stone houses, or even mystical market streets. However, there’s also a surprising modern side to city that many people don't know about. Architect and photographer Yener Torun has been capturing the …

Istanbul

The 10 Most Incredible Hiking Trails in the World

<b>1. Tour du Mont Blanc</b> <b><br>Location: France, Italy and Switzerland</b> <br>Like photos ripped out of a storybook, the scenes at this spectacular 104-mile hike …

Hiking

The Mind-Expanding Ideas of Andy Clark

The tools we use to help us think—from language to smartphones—may be part of thought itself.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Where does the mind end and the world begin? Is the mind locked inside its skull, sealed in with skin, or …

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Affordable A-frame house can be built by just two people

More like A+ frame!<p>Whether it’s a beachside retreat or a cabin in the woods, the A-frame is a special type of building. You might recall the quirky triangle structures from vacations of yore, complete with avocado kitchens and shag carpets. But thanks to Instagram, nostalgia, and the allure of a …

20 Modern American Farmhouses That Update Tradition

With a strong connection to the land and a nostalgic silhouette, there's something special about farmhouses that recalls a bygone era.<p>But that doesn't mean they have to be stuck in the olden days. In fact, many architects have created new homes that are inspired by the classic structure, while …

Architecture

Human Intelligence: The Bell Curve

The Bell Curve<p>Originally prepared by: Brian Beatty <br>Revised:<p>The Bell Curve, published in 1994, was written by Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray as …

Dwell's Top 10 Upcycled Shipping Containers of 2017

We can barely contain our excitement over this year's awe-inspiring projects.<p>Bad puns aside, 2017 showed us that when it comes to shipping containers, the possibilities for adaptive reuse are near endless. The most arresting projects of the year, rounded up below, run the gamut from a surfers' …

Top 10

DIY Energy Generation Projects: 7 Amazing Ideas

The ultimate goal of every respectable prepper is to get off the grid completely and live a free, happy and fulfilling life, enjoying nature and the …

Renewable Energy

75 Insanely Clever DIYs Every Parent Will Wish They Knew About Sooner

It's 99% guaranteed you will find something in here your family will love.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook

This Fairytale-Like Tiny House is Completely Off the Grid

(Image credit: Innermost House)<p>The little house that Diana and Michael Lorence built for themselves in the woods of Northern California is like …

Off-grid tiny house keeps toes toasty in the coldest climes

The Laurier measures 32 ft (9.7 m)-long and has a light-colored cedar exterior with metal accenting and not very much glazing. It serves as a …

After Interviewing Hundreds of Job Candidates, I've Learned to Look for These 4 Things

After conducting hundreds of interviews, I've learned just how much these things matter.<p>Rapidly scaling your business can involve going on what might feel like a hiring spree.<p>Every entrepreneur dreams of launching something that gets an instant, positive response from the market. But being a …

Employment

The gorgeous Roadhaus RV soaks up sunlight with a glass-enclosed roof

From the Wyoming-based company Wheelhaus comes the amazing Roadhaus – a tiny house/RV hybrid that measures 10.5 feet wide and 38 feet long, but feels …

France ran out of money this month — and within days, so will the rest of Europe

At first glance, not a lot was going on last Tuesday. Priti Patel was desperately trying to hang onto her job, unsuccessfully as it turned out. …

Since When Do You Have to Be Stylish on the Trail?

<i>Net nuzhdy</i> — “there is no need.” That’s what two former Russian soldiers said when I asked if they needed to borrow socks to wear with their old …

Tiny house owners can find land to park on with Try It Tiny

A new resource for tiny home lovers<p>One of the biggest qualms folks have about tiny houses is where to park them—after all, zoning regulations differ state by state and aren’t always tiny home-friendly. Enter Try It Tiny, a new online community that hopes to connect tiny house owners with landowners …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

Beat The System With This List Of 40 Free Educational Websites

According to www.webometrics.info, there are more than 17 000 universities in the world, but getting a degree in many of them is quite costly. Many …

15 Minutes and a Kettlebell Are All you Need for a Great Workout

Sometimes we just don’t have the time or resources for a complete workout. But it’s easy to make the most out of an ill-equipped gym space or being …

7 Ways Managers Motivate And Demotivate Employees

Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale.<p>Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale.<p>Demotivated employees underperform and then walk out the door at the first opportunity.<p>The scariest thing is how prevalent this lack of motivation is. Gallup …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

Mission Impossible

These are the science concepts you need to know to understand political life in 2017

It’s early days of 2017 still, but already it’s become apparent that this year science will play a larger role in public discourse than it has in the past, at least in the US. The scientific community has found itself at odds with the new White House administration in countless ways, and is gearing …

EPA

6 Boxing-Inspired Exercises for a Total-Body Workout

Boxing workouts are not for the faint of heart—but they are for anyone who wants to get stronger, burn some calories, and let out some frustrations. …

Workouts

NEW IRONSTRENGTH WORKOUT DVD

Start The New IronStrength Workout today. That six pack will unveil itself before you know it.<p>Two 30-minute circuits:<p>Torch fat at a blistering pace, strengthen your entire body, and skyrocket your fitness.<p>Three 20-minute circuits:<p>Don’t think of these as short; consider them all-out sprints for …

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12 Ways to Identify the Future Leaders of Your Company Right Now

You don't have to have a big HR budget, or even an HR team, to make this happen.<p>Let's face it: At the core of every successful company is a team of good leaders making good decisions.<p>When you set out to identify future leaders to move your company forward, do you know what to look for? Could you …

Management

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The Tiny-House Revolution Goes Huge

Remember not too long ago, maybe 2012, the slew of blogs and Tumblrs and films that heralded not just a new type of house but a movement, a post-collapse quest for simplicity and freedom, a rejection of waste and “stuff” and, just like Thoreau in his cabin of yore, a crusade to chomp life’s essence …

HGTV loves a Tiny house; you do too, but in the communities that need them most they’re outlawed

<b>(SunshineVector via Shutterstock)</b><p>Society is moving faster than the law in housing; tiny is affordable, and darn cute, but you probably can’t have it<p>Maegan Carberry<p>January 7, 2017 9:30pm (UTC)<p>While America might be known for its philosophy of expansion, a growing number of citizens are diligently …