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Asia

Protecting Forests Is a Global Issue and a Local Challenge

<i>By Paul Conway, Cargill</i><p>As world leaders prepare to meet in New York this month for the United Nations General Assembly, they’ll have a whole host of issues on the table with the Sustainable Development Goals, a series of 17 broad goals aimed at tackling some of the biggest challenges facing the …

How to Season and Maintain a Wooden Cutting Board

When it comes to selecting the right cutting board, you've got a few options for materials. The worst are made of glass or marble. That sound your knife makes when you rock it back and forth on a metal cutting board? That's the sound of your knife dying a thousand tiny but painful deaths as the …

5 Card Games to Know (and Snacks to Eat While Playing)

<i>Play your cards right:</i> <i>5 games to learn—and 20 snacks—for your next night in.</i><p>It's safe to say that Food52 staffers like a little healthy competition: We're on soccer teams and bowling teams; we run races and shake cocktails against one another (cooking is a sport too, right?). <b>And, we're card game</b> …

Don't You Dare Make These Breaded Cutlet Common Mistakes

There's nothing more disappointing than a sub-par breaded and fried cutlet. Don't make these common mistakes when dredging, breading, and frying at home.<p>Is there anything better than a crispy, golden-brown, breaded and fried cutlet? We'll answer that for you: No.<p>Get it right, and you're blessed …

The 15 Best Blogging Platforms on the Web Today

Want the latest blog recommendations? Read our <b>2015 guide to The 18 best blogging and publishing platforms on the internet today.</b><p><b>Updated June 2014</b><p>Reading the signs a couple of years ago it was easy to assume that the art of blogging was set to die a painful death at the hands of social networks like …

The 10 Best Writing Apps on the iPad

Writing apps for iPad<p>As we gradually get faster at typing on touchscreens, extended writing sessions on the iPad have become much more viable. Meanwhile, developers of writing apps have made significant improvements to their offerings. Here are our picks for the 10 best apps for getting some …

National Geographic Travel

A Simple Red Clip Turns Park Benches Into Public Libraries

Amsterdam gets a citywide book exchange, courtesy of a local creative agency.<p>On the subway in most European cities, it’s a passenger habit to leave behind the morning’s newspaper. They aren’t littering (like a New Yorker would be); it’s simply a courtesy for other commuters who might want to soak …

Libraries

Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Sculptures Mimic Patterns Found in Nature

These intricate designs are incredibly complex <i>Paper Sculptures</i> by artist Rogan Brown. Inspired by nature, Brown creates work that is an exploration of the world. In each piece, the geometric patterns and branch-like shapes reflect the elaborate designs seen all around us, from microscopic cells to …

Art

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.

Articles about 10 ways deck out wooden beach house on Dwell.com - Dwell

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 the week with these abodes from around the world.<p>From clever materials to coastal living, here's what caught …

Architecture

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Articles about 5 open plan homes sweden canada on Dwell.com - Dwell

It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s...<p>In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a...<p>The modern bedroom is a personal place that reflects …

Architecture

Pop-Up Hotels: From Tulum To Mykonos, Design Hotels Pushes A New Model Of Curated Luxury

Over the past decade the concept of luxury has gone through a dramatic transformation as globalization has made what was once unique available to more and more people<b>.</b> Curation, or the concept of tailoring specific experiences to the customer, rather than developing the most encompassing, yet high …

Beautiful Houses: South Coast Residence

This week we will show you the beautiful South Coast Residence, a project by INDYK Architects. We couldn't get details about the project or its …

Architecture

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Creative Commons Attribution

Pop Music’s Biggest Moments, Illustrated In Pictograms

Can you identify all the songs in these posters?<p>John Lennon once said that Bob Dylan could “get away with murder” with his notoriously obtuse–and critically adored–lyrics. He was right. Who among us can tell us what “Ballad of a Thin Man” is really about?<p>But as it turns out, their evocative imagery …

Graphic Design

Two Hulls House: Seaside Residence Inspired by Ships

Two wood-clad cantilevered appendages stretch out over rocky cliffs to take in views of the ocean in this Nova Scotia residence inspired by ships. …

Articles about 6 iconic modernist residences on Dwell.com - Dwell

On view all summer, a new exhibition at Philip Johnson's Glass House provides the first survey to explore the relationship...<p>Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as...<p>Josef Frank: Against Design, which runs …

Architecture

Patio-House In Gracia / Carles Enrich

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The conversion of an old dry-cleaning shop between party walls in the Gracia district court into a …

Architecture

Heavybit Industries / IwamotoScott Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Heavybit Industries is a new community workspace designed for early stage companies making cloud …

Make Your Own Batch of Real Peanut Butter

Peanut butter pissed me off the other day. I’m in the supermarket, scanning brands, and noticed something on the labels of several varieties that read something similar to: “Peanut spread contains 60% peanuts.” Wait, what? Sixty percent? I spin the jar around and there are peanuts, listed as the …

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

European Travel

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Buenos Aires

The Most Counterintuitive Advice From Famous Entrepreneurs

Funnily enough, some of the advice I've come across through reading interviews and articles from famous entrepreneurs is often <b>counterintuitive to what I would expect them to say</b>. I thought it would be interesting to gather some of this advice into one place, so here are ten of the most …

Entrepreneurship

12 Ways To Spot A High-Achiever

As part of my day job, I run a company that trains recruiters and hiring managers on how to attract, assess and hire top performers using Performance-based Hiring. To overcome the impact of first impressions - the primary cause of most hiring errors - we suggest using the first 20-30 minutes of the …

Employment

Simple Springtime Dishes

Man Booker prize 2013: The longlist in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2013/jul/23/man-booker-international-prize-2013-booker-prize<p>720<p>Many of the 13 books in the running for this …