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Innovating through design: Part II

Technology, manufacturing ecosystems and an open-minded customer create an ideal scenario for design to reduce the negative fallouts of consumerism …

Design

pencil+ sharpens, extends and transports your favorite tool

apr 20, 2018<p>seven monolithic and monochrome 'houses' offer visitors an immersive experience – a dip in color to discover the Hermès home …

Design

The 16 Best Summer Bachelorette Party Destinations in the US

Your BFF is getting married and it’s time to plan her dream bachelorette party to celebrate. What better time of the year than summertime? It’s sunny, vibrant and filled with anything-is-possible vibes. But figuring out the perfect summer bachelorette party destination is not always a walk in the …

Some Space Saving Interior Design Ideas For Modern Apartments

Space saving interior design ideas offer clever and original solutions for those who can afford the expensive services and for those who want to …

Interior Design

Hasan Minhaj Of ‘The Daily Show’ Eviscerates Capitol Hill Over Gun Control

The annual Radio and Television Correspondents Associate Dinner will air (in its entirety) Saturday on C-SPAN. The actual event happened on Wednesday night with John Kasich delivering a keynote address, but comedian Hasan Minhaj stole the show. <i>The Daily Show</i> correspondent was scheduled to deliver a …

Falling: Love and Marriage in a Conservative Indian Family

<i>Debie Thomas | River Teeth | Summer 2013 | 17 minutes (4,194 words)</i><p>River TeethFor this week’s Longreads Member Pick, we are thrilled to share an …

10 Chocolate Chip Cookies to Travel For

The chocolate chip cookie is about as American as it gets.<p>Surprisingly, the cookie as we know it today didn’t exist until the 1930s, when a happy accident led Ruth Wakefield to create the recipe as she was preparing homemade goods for her guests at the Toll House Inn — the legacy of which lives on …

9 Ways to FINALLY Lose That Stubborn Belly Fat

Peace out, pooch!<p><i>This article was written by Hallie Levine and provided by our partners at Prevention.</i><p>Belly fat can make your jeans feel extra snug, but really there's something way worse about the stuff: When white fat expands in your abdomen nestling deep among your organs, it sets you up for …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.<p>writer

Hiking

Watch Kevin Spacey Perform 'Piano Man' With Billy Joel

Billy Joel was honored with the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in a star-studded celebration that aired Friday night on PBS, …

Music

6 Things You’ll Have to Give Up if You Want to Lose Weight FOR GOOD

<i>Find out how almonds can help you lose weight:</i><p><b>Skimping on Sleep</b><p>If you’ve ever felt bleary-eyed at your desk and inhaled an entire croissant without even paying any attention to what you were doing, you know that your sleep affects your eating habits. “Sleep loss is the number-one culprit that can …

What To Do With The Most Boring Wall In Your House

Interior designers have long been entranced by the 18th-century French technique of curating a salon wall. How can you achieve the look? It's supremely simple: Pick a blank wall and map out a collage of framed artwork or objects. As you can see below, there is no right or wrong combination.<p>Interior …

Final Sunset of 2014

10 Amazing Room Before-and-Afters

Before and after photos with amazing results.<p>We've gathered our most dramatic before and after pictures, including dining room, bathroom, and kitchen makeovers.

10 essential apps for your tablet

The thing that makes tablets really useful is the apps. Unfortunately, there are literally millions of apps available. Fear not! I've done the research for you, and am bringing you the apps that every tablet owner needs to install. By the way, these apps are also great for your smartphone.<p><b>1. Don't</b> …

2 Moves That Torch 350 Calories

According to the study authors, this new research provides the first evidence that a continuous kettlebell workout can produce the same metabolic cost of moderate intensity treadmill walking (four miles per hour) with a four percent grade. It can also potentially have a positive effect on the …

30 People Share The Most Creative Punishment They Have Ever Received

I used to get hit with a belt and that was enough for me. Some parents thought of clever ways (or they didn’t think it through at all) to punish …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

15 Bad Weather Wedding Photos That Are Beautifully Backlit

Wedding photography has become breathtakingly beautiful, especially for those couples that don't mind getting a little wet. More and more, brides and grooms along with their daring photographers have stepped out into the snow or rain to capture stunning wedding photos. The use of natural or …

Weddings

These 20 companies achieved $1B+ valuations in 2014 (updated)

<i>Update 12/29: We’ve added AdYen.</i><p><i>Update 12/30: We’ve added IronSource.</i><p><i>Update 1/6/2015: We’ve added Credit Karma.</i><p>It is really, really difficult to create a company and grow it to the point where investors believe it is worth $1 billion or more. That milestone is so difficult to achieve, in fact, that …

The 10 Hottest Maseratis Of All Time

100 years ago this week, the four Maserati brothers opened a small automotive repair shop in the heart of Bologna, Italy.<p>In the decades since, the Maserati brand has experienced its fair share of trials and tribulations, ranging from War to bankruptcy, from incompetent ownership to quality control …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Photographer Michel Rajkovic Captures the Magic of Landscapes with Long Exposures

Michel Rajkovic is a fine art photographer based in Asnieres, France. He travels the world and captures photos of time passing through landscapes by …

23 Of The Best New Photo and Video Apps Launched in 2014

The year 2014 saw a literal explosion of photo and video apps for iOS, Android and even for the desktop — many with their own unique niche or angle. Some are easy to learn and use while others focused on complex maneuvers best accomplished with a quality camera and a learning curve.<p>Here some of the …

2 Easy Ways to Capture Brilliant Starbursts in Your Photographs

Have you ever wondered how photographers are able to depict lights with a star effect along piers, boardwalks or a sunrise with trailing rays peering …

ArchDaily's 50 Best Houses of 2014

For another year, in 2014 ArchDaily has featured hundreds of houses from designers around the globe, with homes that appear to float above ground, …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …