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10 Cool Trailers and Campervans You Can Rent For Your Next Adventure

Few things capture the spirit of intrepid road-tripping and outdoor adventuring better than trailers and campervans.

RVs

The 50 Best Life-Improving Things for Less Than $10 on Amazon Prime

A perfect list for if you have anywhere between $9.99 and $500 handy.<p>Solutions abound on Amazon. Sure, there are obvious solutions like getting a …

Shopping

Netflix's Altered Carbon Is Some Incredibly Hardcore Sci-Fi

A lot of the science fiction that's appeared on TV over the years isn't exactly what sci-fi fans would call "hardcore," from goofy procedurals with light futuristic elements to animated comedies like Rick and Morty. <i>Altered Carbon</i> doesn't have that problem.<p>Netflix's latest original show throws so …

Forget Machu Picchu: seven newly accessible wonders of the world | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

If visiting the world’s most ancient temples and monuments, such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Machu Picchu in Peru, Chichen Itza in Mexico and Petra in …

South America

WyzeCam brings a motion sensing 1080P security camera for just $26

Security is on everyone’s minds lately, and most would love to add security cameras around their house. The one drawback to adding these security cameras is either price for wireless or experience for wired. Most wireless cameras are quite expensive, like Nest Cam, Netgear’s Arlo, and others. …

Home Security

This Airbnb alternative lets you stay in modern homes by top architects around the world

Architecture aficionados take note – a new Airbnb-inspired platform is offering stays in stunning modernist homes around the world. Started by two …

Architecture

6 Reasons Why 'Mindhunter' Is the Netflix Series You Should Really Be Excited About

Later this month, Netflix is unleashing the second season of "Stranger Things," which you probably already know because the marketing campaign has been churning all year long. And, for sure, you should be excited about "Stranger Things."<p>But it's not the Netflix original series we're most excited …

A Wikipedia For Data Visualizations Is Here

The Data Viz Project has more than 150 types of visualizations.<p>You have one dataset, and countless ways to visualize it. Bar chart? Tree graph? The dreadful pie chart?<p>Now all your options are in one beautifully designed location: the Data Viz Project, which has more than 150 types of data …

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need to Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Rammed Earth Modern

A modest single story hillside home designed for a family wishing to downsize and simplify. The feel of this home is evocative of the mid-century modern homes which once dominated the surrounding area before the McMansion craze of the last decade. Humble, natural materials such as rammed earth …

Architecture

Clever LEGO Ads Encourage Kids to Build Their Futures

Firefighter, astronaut, rock star—three dream professions that almost every child has fantasized about at some point. And now, LEGO has used these fantasies to build a reality in a set of brilliant new ads by Ogilvy Bangkok. Surprising and nostalgic, they perfectly capture the daydreams of our …

An atheist Muslim on what the left and right get wrong about Islam

"The left is wrong on Islam. The right is wrong on Muslims." — author Ali Rizvi<p>“The left is wrong on Islam. The right is wrong on Muslims.”<p>These words were tweeted by Ali Rizvi, author of the new book <i>The Atheist Muslim</i><i>.</i> Rizvi was born in Pakistan in 1975 into what he calls a “moderate to liberal …

Stop dragging kids away from their screens

Every parent thinks it’s healthy for their kids to play outside. I want it for my kids, my parents wanted it for me, and my grandparents wanted the same for my parents. Right now, it’s a hot topic among parents that mobile phones are turning kids into zombies who tune out and do nothing else but …

Kids

Monte Parnaso House

This intervention represented a major creative challenge. Remodeling a house in a small space with previous work. The design concept was to create warm and contemporary atmospheres incorporating different elements, like the client´s collection of Mexican art. The composition on the first floor …

Architecture

Impressive 500-square-foot apartment has everything you need

It’s located in the heart of Kiev<p>It’s always fun to take a peek at how the rest of the world does compact apartments. The latest example comes out of Kiev, Ukraine, designed by local firm Martin Architects.<p>Measuring 45 square meters, or about 484 square feet, the one-bedroom appears to be a …

Avocado mayo is about to become your bread's best friend

Mayo is tasty and all, but is it really worth the nearly 100 calories per tablespoon? If you're ready to swap out the white stuff for something a little more heart-healthy, we have just the solution.<p>Don't let the green hue scare you away: This "mayo" still has the same great creamy flavour, but is …

Healthy Eating

Can You Outsmart Our Elementary School Math Problems?

Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. There are two …

The 11 Best Sci-Fi Novels From the 21st Century You Likely Missed

Great doesn't need to mean old.<p>People tend to look to decades past for examples of great science fiction—the works Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke. But the 21st century is living in its own golden age of sci-fi. Along with film and TV adaptations, novels like <i>Cloud Atlas</i>, <i>The Road</i>,</i> …

Science Fiction

The Absolute Top Ten Best Things to Do in Seattle (The City of the Century)

Prior to moving to Seattle in 1996, I'd lived in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, and had traveled to many of the major cities of the world. By comparison, Seattle seemed beautiful, but small, provincial, and a little isolated...a pre-teen of a city.<p>But, somehow, …

The Anticipation of a Journey

We closed Venrock 8 today. It is a(nother) $450 million fund which feels, for us, a bit like the littlest bear’s bowl of porridge—not too big and not …

Venture Capital

Japanese toilet industry agrees to standardize complex bidet controls

The Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association, a consortium of companies producing plumbing products including Toto, Panasonic, and Toshiba, has agreed to unify the iconography used on the often baffling control panels for Japanese toilets. The decision was made in response to foreign tourists …

Japan

An American Expatriate on Why She’s Not Leaving Istanbul

istanbul<p><i>For nearly a decade, Istanbul had been a magical place for journalist Suzy Hansen—a cosmopolitan refuge and a welcoming home. Then the violence began.</i><p>On the day last March when a man blew himself up in the middle of Istanbul, I was at home. I heard the blast as I sat at my desk; it was …

Bashar al-Assad

4 Ridiculously Underrated Movies From 2016

I'm not one to pass judgment on someone else's taste in movies, because the best thing about art is its subjective beauty and the personal …

Watching This Artist Turn a Blob of Glass Into a Dragon Is Nothing Short of Magic

Working with glass not only requires a lot of artistic talent, it also requires nerves of steel given how fragile the material is. But master gaffer …

Bringing Back The Supersonic Era: Boom’s Planes Are Faster, Cheaper Than The Concorde

Airlines could demand 1,300 of the $200 million 45-seat planes, which are expected to fly from New York to London in less than 3 1/2 hours.<p>If you thought supersonic passenger travel died with the retirement of the Concorde fleet in 2003, get ready for what one company—and Richard Branson—thinks …

The 2016 Election Map

🇺🇸 of Our Great Nation 🇺🇸<p>I’m seeing a lot of election maps on my timeline, celebrating the amount of red as a mandate for governing (or in other …

Europe's hottest startups 2016: Istanbul

• <b>Population</b> 14.6 million• <b><br>Size</b> 1,539km2• <b><br>Global cities index ranking</b> 25<p>Despite political turmoil, early-stage investment in Turkish startups continues to …

A behind-the-scenes look at what actually goes on during an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange

IPOs occur when companies offer their stock, or shares of the firm, to the public for the first time.<p>There are a few exchanges in the US on which stocks are traded, and thus on which IPOs can take place.<p>The New York Stock Exchange is the largest and oldest of these exchanges, starting in 1792, and …

Markets

We Created A Machine That Sorts 1000s Of Random River Stones By Age

Jller is part of an ongoing research project in the fields of industrial automation and historical geology. It is an apparatus, that sorts pebbles …

How This Perfect “Burger Drop” Shot Was Made Completely Without CGI

Ever seen a burger falling in slow motion, its ingredients uniformly suspended as they float through the air before coming to land on top of each …