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4 VCs were asked what the hottest area of fintech is right now — all they could talk about was insurance

At the Economist Finance Disrupted conference in London this week, three out of the four VCs on the panel "Unicorns vs. Unicorpses" named insurance specifically when asked what was of most interest to them as an area for investment.<p>The sector was name-checked by: Yann Ranchere, a Geneva-based …

The Best Type of Fire to Build in Your Grill for What You're Cooking

If you’re a grilling newbie, you probably use the “toss in charcoal, lighter fluid, light it up” method, but better grilling comes with learning to …

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Green Home

When <b>building a green home</b> one chooses to do so to reduce the harmful impact on the environment. Careful thought and consideration must be placed on …

Articles about 10 smart small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective (or...<p>This time …

Outdoor Spaces

Articles about tiny house swoon on Dwell.com - Dwell

At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows you to design the tiny house of your dreams.<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>12 Tiny House Companies That Can Make Your Micro-Living Dreams …

Mad Men

10 Reasons You Should Use Sustainable Building Materials

Do you really know the true definition of sustainability? It is a trendy word that is often tossed about, but the real definition may be lost at …

This Solar Home In England Costs Just $2 A Month To Run

The future is not just green, it's cheap, apparently.<p>For those skeptics who think alternative energy is a waste of time and that going green is for the excessively rich, this home in West Kirby, England should give you something to think about.<p>Designed by Colin Usher, director of UK-based John …

Articles about small wisconsin cabin filled multifunctional furniture on Dwell.com - Dwell

A father-son architectural duo experiment with a compact, modular home with flexible furniture arrangements.<p>To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of...<p>Inside Candlewood Cabins' one-of-a-kind Ocooch …

Prefab Homes

Articles about prefab cabin norway on Dwell.com - Dwell

A small prefab cabin in Norway is offering an alternative view on the concept of luxury.<p>A lakeside prefab in Norway is a study in idyllic seclusion.<p>Adventure calls on this Norwegian island that hosts cantilevered glass cabins and endless possibilities for the explorer at heart.<p>Architect Håkon Matre …

Architecture

Repurposed Container Homes : recycled shipping container

The RDP House is an environmentally friendly project put together by architect Daniel Moreno Flores that utilizes recycled shipping containers to …

Prefab Homes of the Future: North Carolina's Deltec Amps Up Its Sustainability Push

A green builder founded in the '60s is still chasing the prefab dream<p>So, like many a great businesses, the brothers made an key pivot, betting instead on the prefabricated round house. They purchased plans from Rondesics, a local company that was already producing simple round homes, and Robert, …

Stilted Solar Homes : solar home

The ZED Pod is a truly innovative solar home, designed by the British architecture firm ZED Factory, that can be raised on stilts, making it possible …

Wolf – Caribou Detente? Clues Hidden on Lake Superior Islands

Wildlife<p>A woodland caribou peers through spruce trees on Lake Superior’s Slate Islands. (Photograph: Andrew Silver)<p><i>Qalipu,</i> it’s called by Canada’s Mi’kmaq people. To others, it’s the elusive gray ghost of the far northern forest. Most know it simply as caribou.<p>Woodland caribou are medium-sized …

Wildlife

4 DIY Makeovers That Will Make You Want to Paint All Your Wood Gray

The bloggers from the One Room Challenge prove it's a trend to follow closely.<p>Hello, paint brushes and hammers. The third week of the One Room Challenge is all about tackling the DIY tasks for your room makeover — whether that's giving walls a brand new color, giving an old piece of furniture a …

8 Must-Make Carrot Recipes For Spring

Sweet and crunchy, carrots are a delicious sign of spring. They're also one of the most versatile veggies in the kitchen: you can snack on them raw, roast them for a side dish, purée them into a soup, shred them into a salad or bake them into muffins and cake.<p><b>1. French Grated Carrot Salad with</b> …

The Cocktails You’ll Drink This Spring

With the sun out, and people daring to wear shirts with no heavy jackets, it is the perfect time for a Paloma, Highball, or Spritz.<p>Spring’s longer …

Brush Up Your Vietnamese-Style Cooking Chops With This Banh Mi Meatball Sandwich

Chop it up!<p><b>For the pickled Carrot and Daikon:</b><br>1 1/2 cups of daikon radish<p>1 1/2 cups of carrots<p>2 jalapeños<p>2 Tbsp. of sugar<p>1/2 tsp of salt<p>2 tsp of sesame oil<p>3 Tbsp. of rice vinegar<p><b>For the meatballs:</b><br>1 lb of ground pork<p>2 tbsp of chopped cilantro, basil or parsley<p>1 scallion, chopped<p>3 cloves of garlic, …

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7 Exercises For Poor Body Posture

If you're hunching over your phone a lot the chances are your posture is suffering. Try these 7 simple exercises to improve posture and reduce back …

How to: Make the Pabst Blue Reuben

What started as a series of drunken emails between two food blogs birthed a sandwich that sounds almost too good to be true. As a non-ironic fan of …

Cooking

35 Outstanding Podcast Picks From Entrepreneurs Like You | Inc.com

I thought it would be fun to create a list of popular podcasts, but download numbers can be skewed so who's to say what's popular? With that in mind I reached out to my list of peers, clients, and social media connections and received a wonderful response. From marketing, to politics, to religion, …

Self-improvement

Did Psychedelic Mushrooms and Group Sex Play a Role in Human Evolution?

Psychedelic drugs “expand” one’s mind: this is how many people describe the changes in sensory experiences elicited by psychotropic drugs. A …

Anthropology

Make This DIY Camping Grill Using Just a Log

This makeshift camping grill is called a Swedish Torch, and will burn at an even temperature long enough to cook your meal.<p>Cooking while camping typically requires a burner and grill, but if you've forgotten your gas grill or just don't want to pack it, you have an alternative to cooking over the …

Operation Iraqi Truth: New Documentary Reveals Why War Is Hell

"I had a couple before, to settle myself," says Michael Ware, sipping a beer at an Irish pub in Manhattan. It's just after 3 p.m. on a Friday and the …

Jennifer Aniston

Joel Salatin: The Promise Of Regenerative Farming

Front man for the sustainable/regenerative farming movement, Joel Salatin, returns to the podcast this week.Next month on April 23rd, he'll be …

Northern California

Construction company selling tiny houses for $10,500

Construction company 84 Lumber have a new range of tiny houses that start at $10500 for the DIY version.<p>A new company is selling homes for just …

Selling

DIY Colonial Homes & Hunting Cottages – Easy To Build Home And Cabin Kits For The DIY'er

Our DIY home building kits are among the most popular and easy to assemble on the market today. All of the materials in our home kits, right down to …

Charming wood teardrop trailer is perfect for off-grid eco adventures

Want to go on an off-grid adventure? If so, Homegrown Trailers’ charming handcrafted travel trailer will be right up your alley. Clad in …

Off-grid

Jeep Just Unveiled 7 Concepts. All Are Freakin' Badass

Every year, Jeep unveils a slew of wicked concept vehicles for the Easter Jeep Safari. This year, thanks to the 50th anniversary of the Safari and …

Hickory Smoked Chicken

<b>How to Smoke a Hickory Chicken</b> <br>Hickory wood is a dense and hard wood that promotes a bold flavor. Since some people think hickory by itself can be …

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