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10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Astronomers Find "Mega-Earth," Most Massive Rocky Planet Yet

Rocky world could be the first of an entirely new class of planet.<p>Astronomers have discovered the heaviest planet yet that's predominantly rocky, a hefty body 17 times more massive than Earth. Called Kepler-10c, the planet orbits a star that is similar to the sun, though nearly twice as old, and …

Epic 360-degree selfie will give you wanderlust

By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie that spans more than 36 countries. In it, he features himself around an impressive list of exotic sites, including the Taj Mahal and the Maya Pyramids of Chichen …

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How To Start A One-Acre, Self-Sustaining Homestead

<i>Illustration by: Dorling Kindersley</i><br>Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising …

Google’s Eric Schmidt On Critics Who Say College Isn’t Worth It: “They’re Just Wrong”

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt took a not-so-subtle swipe at tech critics who say that college is overrated. “There are various people who run around and make claims that higher education is not a good use of your time: they’re just wrong,” he told the audience at the SXSW conference, where he was on …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

iPhone case makes Star Trek's tricorder a reality

An iPhone case which monitors your blood pressure, heart rate and lung function - just by holding your phone with both hands for a few seconds - will go on sale in the UK this summer<p>An iPhone case designed to help you keep track of your health by monitoring blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen …

10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

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Automated texts to your girlfriend? There’s an app for that

BroApp allows users to 'outsource their relationships' and spend more time with 'the bros' by sending automated romantic texts to a girlfriend’s phone<p>An app which sends “sweet texts” to the user’s girlfriend in order to give him more time to spend with “the bros” has gone on sale in the <b>Android Play</b> …

Raw Vegan Lasagna | Raw Vegan Lasagne | The Blender Girl

Delicious fresh food, my favorite peeps and Jane Austen. Does life get any better? This was certainly our motto last night, as five of my closest …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 16 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

How to be a smarter reader | Oliver Burkeman

There's plenty of advice out there to help you read more – but what about how to get more from what you read? Here's how

How to Make Organic Pesticide

Aphids, spider mites, and other pests can cause serious damage to flowers, fruits, and vegetables. These creatures attack your garden in swarms, …

Make an All Purpose Organic Pesticide From Vegetables

Welding Plastics: Instructables Robot Nightlight<p>DIY Baby Gate<p>Pocket Zen Garden<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>will this work on slugs?<p>I'd hope that you …

Time Warner reveals how much money HBO makes, and why it's not splitting from cable yet

Wondering why you still need a cable TV package to subscribe to HBO in the US? Because HBO is making truckloads of cash keeping things the way they are -- even though that might not last forever. Its parent company Time Warner (which spun off Time Warner Cable in 2009) announced financial results …

Black Desert House Contrasts Nicely in the Mojave Desert

<i>The Black Desert House</i> is a minimalist getaway designed by creative director Marc Atlan in collaboration with architecture firm Oller & Pejic and interior design company Moderne Builders. Located just thirty minutes outside of Palm Springs, the incredible landscape boasts the untouched environment …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

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45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

10 Charming American Bed & Breakfasts Around The US

Today is National Country Inn/Bed & Breakfast Day.<p>To honor the holiday, our friends at Hotels.com put together a list of the best-rated Bed & Breakfasts in 10 American cities and towns that are famous for their charming B&Bs.<p>Pamper yourself and book a room at one of these 10 charming properties. …

5 Resorts in Colombia for Broke and Fancy Travelers

Treat yourself to a hint of luxury, without shelling out the big bucks, at these five backpacker resorts in Colombia.<p>Design/Photo Editing: Nick Ross<p>Even the strongest backpacker renegades need to put down the pack, throw back a few cold ones, and stretch those weary legs now and then. F*ck Sandals …

10 Extraordinary Islands

What is it about islands that makes them so intriguing? Whether it's a tropical speck in the midst of a vast ocean, or a tree-shrouded hummock in the …

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What to Pack: Safari

Kids may have Disney‘s Animal Kingdom, but for adults, few trips-of-a-lifetime can top the majesty of an African safari. From the bush camps of the …

Dublin, Travel Secrets From a Local

<i>Global Yodel sent Lorcan Finnegan out with a DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland to get his perspective on what it means to use a travel guide in his hometown. He sent back this amazing locals guide and a beautiful photo series of the streets of Dublin.</i><p><b>Global Yodel: Place you live?</b><p>Lorcan Finnegan: …

Photo Tip: The Benefits of Traveling Light

One of the greatest things about photography is that it rewards time spent taking pictures more than it rewards money spent on camera gear.<p>I often fantasize about heading out the door with just one camera hanging around my neck. But when I go on the road to take pictures for <i>Traveler</i> that’s not …

10 More Safari Surprises: Ngorongoro Edition

In my first article on <b>Safari Surprises</b>, I showed you ten images from 48 hours in Serengeti National Park -- animal behaviors you could never predict you'd actually see before setting out on a full day of safari. Here we go again!<p>The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, located between the Kilimanjaro …

How people party in Reykjavik (and why you can’t hang)

If you’ve ever lived in a college town, the drinking norms and social practices of going out in Reykjavik will seem familiar. For one, all of your …

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A Most Illegal Adventure with New York City’s Wildest Underground Event Planners

The Wanderlust Projects duo are building bars in water towers and romantic getaways in abandoned resorts. They’re shaking up the underground …

The Hobbit's Ultimate Guide to New Zealand

Two hundred sixty-six days, 500 people, 115 truck drivers, 263 beards, and more than 140,000 cups of coffee.<p>These are a few of the astounding statistics behind the logistics of filming the latest in The Hobbit trilogy. Though the majority of the movies were filmed in a Wellington studio, nine weeks …

8 Amazing Places Made Famous by Lawrence of Arabia

As film lovers the world over mourn the passing of Peter O'Toole, many of us are taking the time to revisit one of the legendary actor's greatest works: <i>Lawrence of Arabia</i>, a film whose adventurous spirit and exotic locales also inspired scores of travelers to seek out their own life-changing …