Becki Sargent

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The Vipp Shelter – The Ultimate Prefab Home Comes Packed With Cool Features

All buildings regardless of their function are usually constructed and planned in relation to their surroundings and the context of their location. …

This fancy device turns your entire room into a screen

Augmented reality for the design-minded<p>Screen fatigue is real. Between phones and laptops and TVs, it seems as if the world is covered in glowing glass boxes.<p>At first glance it might seems as if Lightform, a new projector system that casts light onto any surface, is part of the problem. Then you …

Here are the 7 rules of success

<b>What are the rules of success?</b><p>Rule #1: Define success for yourself … everything else is bullsh-t<p>Plain and simple.<p>The first rule of success is that …

Brilliant New Typeface Combines Touchable Braille With Visible Letters

With an innovation that makes you wonder why no one thought of it earlier, Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi has created a new typeface that allows everyone equal access to information, whether they can see or not. The 24-year-old just released his <b>Braille Neue</b> typefaces, where English and Japanese …

Typography

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

Self-help

Artist Spends Hundreds of Hours Creating Portraits Entirely Out of Hand-Written Text

Sonora-based artist Phil Vance creates incredible typography portraits rendered entirely in hand-written text. Drawn to pattern, texture, and color, the artist describes his process as “cross hatching but with words.” From Einstein to Mark Twain, each portrait from the <i>In Their Own Word</i>s series pays …

Mark Twain

12 Simple Habits That Will Make Your Professional Life and Personal Life Better

Nice guys (and gals) don't finish last.<p>I'd be the first to admit that as a young entrepreneur, I was in it for myself. Credit? Yep, I'll take some. Money? I could always use more of that. Attention? Sure, put the camera on me.<p>It's sad and strange to think about now. Over time, I've been fortunate …

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Sam Walton founded Walmart at age 44; Julia Child published her first cookbook at 60. Your best years may be way ahead of you.<p>It'll depend a lot on …

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

Unusual Furniture Design: These Super-Beds from China Come Loaded With Accessories

Shockingly, most of them are less than USD $500<p>I think the hours we spend sleeping are enough time to spend in a single piece of furniture. But for …

Furniture

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone's camera you never knew until now

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and more dynamic than ever. Even pro photojournalists often turn to their Samsung Galaxy, and entire feature films …

In an Unexpected Move, Amazon Just Made Its Biggest Announcement Since Acquiring Whole Foods

This could be the biggest thing since self-driving cars.<p>There are no cashiers. There aren't even checkout lanes. And there definitely aren't any lines.<p>At Amazon's new grocery store, you just grab stuff off the shelves, bag it yourself and walk out. Everything gets automatically charged to your …

The Titans had no chance, and other thoughts on a Patriots playoff rout

35 thoughts on the Patriots’ 35-14 victory over the Titans Saturday in the AFC divisional playoffs.<p>1. It was a total team effort and a rout at once. …

NFL

Anonymous bitcoin benefactor dumps millions into MDMA research for PTSD victims

An anonymous benefactor has transferred a whopping $4 million into researching the therapeutic effects of MDMA on PTSD sufferers.<p>The anonymous donor …

UCF Knights Conclude Perfect Season With Win Against Auburn for Peach Bowl Victory

The UCF Knights capped off their perfect season on Monday by edging out the Auburn Tigers, 34-27, at this year's Peach Bowl. In the 4th quarter, UCF …

On Jan. 1, California is basically becoming a different state

Protection for undocumented immigrants, tougher gun laws, recreational marijuana: California will welcome 2018 by turning into the US equivalent of a Scandinavian country. Hundreds of new laws of markedly progressive inspiration will go into effect in the Golden State come the new year, affecting …

Los Angeles

9 Habits Unhappy People Have In Common, According To Science

It's easy to fall into the trap of believing you will be unhappy no matter what you do, but how you spend your time can actually change how you feel …

The Best National Park in Every State

From sea to shining sea, our nation is packed with unforgettable, beautiful, and important sites from the National Park Service.<p><i>Originally appeared</i> …

10 Traits of Entrepreneurs Who Built Billion-Dollar Companies

The most successful entrepreneurs are those who held themselves to the highest standards.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to build a billion-dollar company from scratch?<p>Successful entrepreneurs come from every imaginable …

Entrepreneurship

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

This Son Built His Aging Dad a Chic & Sustainable Tiny House

For many seniors, tiny houses provide the most suitable living spaces because they're small, easier to navigate and require less upkeep. Undoubtedly, …

Heating System

Canadian grocery chain orders 25 Tesla electric Semi trucks

Tesla’s Semi is off to a promising start, despite there being no official pricing information available yet: In addition to a Walmart pilot, Canadian grocery giant Loblaw is purchasing 25 of the heavy duty all-electric transport trucks (via Canadian Press), with a $5,000 deposit for each upfront …

Tesla

The number of teens who are depressed is soaring — and all signs point to smartphones

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless - classic symptoms of depression - surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more …

Mental Health

I Stopped Doing These 3 Things, and Now I Sleep Straight Through the Night

Sleeping through the night was probably the biggest topic of discussion when my kids were babies. But it's not just little ones who need a good night of sleep! What about us grown-ups?<p>After recently having a tough time with waking up a lot and not being able to fall back asleep, here are three …

Sleep

Children losing the ability to hold a conversation because of technology, Wimpy Kid author says

Children are losing the ability to hold a conversation because of their use of technology, the best-selling author of the Wimpy Kid series has said.<p>Jeff Kinney, who created the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, warned children are not being "fully socialised".<p>The American author has sold over 150 million …

Books

We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner

It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer.<p>Keep in mind that there are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked.<p>Time is important, too — while some effects are …

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed

Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.<p>More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn the evidence is clear: Current and future human health and wellbeing are at serious risk from climate change, deforestation, loss of access to freshwater, species …

Brazilian Artist Creates Digital Paintings That Leap Off The Page

Get to know the works of Tullius Heuer, a self-taught digital artist from Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil.<p>Tullius mixes images to create his own realities …

These spectacular fan-made NBA jersey concepts should be the actual uniforms

The NBA announced new details of its uniform partnership with Nike on Tuesday, but outside of a photo of the Warriors jersey and photos from the Kings, the full looks of the NBA Nike uniforms are largely unknown.<p>While most teams won’t go through a major uniform overhaul even with the Nike switch, a …

NBA

Forest House

The Forest House is a spectacular family retreat in Northern California. Nestled among tall trees in a forested hill area, the unique house features …

Architecture