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This New $35 Computer Is Absolutely Mind-Blowing

Coders, engineers, and makers of all stripes have made some pretty amazing things with the Raspberry Pi, a powerful-yet-inexpensive microcomputer. …

Top 10 Best Exercises to Do at Home with No Equipment

While weight training is perfect to get whatever fitness results you want – losing fat, gaining muscle or keeping fit – the required equipment isn’t …

Workouts

Off the Beaten Path in Tokyo

Last August, my girlfriend and I went on a nine day-long trip to Japan. Although we made excursions to Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, and Hakone, we mainly spent our time in Japan's capital. Since this was my first visit to Japan, once we booked our plane tickets I hopped online to identify Tokyo's best …

Japan

Ten of the coolest Airbnb rentals in Japan

We won't lie, sometimes we like to browse Airbnb just to see what kinds of apartments are out there. And lately, thanks to an influx of tourists (and …

Japan

The 4-Week Beginner's Guide to Building a Stronger, More Muscular Physique

On the heels of interviewing strength coach Mark Rippetoe, now we’re bringing you more of coach “Rip” and his popular <i>Starting Strength: Basic Barbell</i> …

Fitness

7 reasons you should add HIIT to your workout

Total-body workouts built around high-intensity interval training—which includes both resistance and cardio—are highly effective for building muscle, …

Exercise

The Possibilities and Problems of Fabricated Sculpture

Xu Zhen, <i>Eternity</i>, 2013-4<p>Glass fiber-reinforced concrete, marble grains, sandstone grains, limestone grains, chalk, steel and mineral pigments<p>1522.5 (L) x 93 (D) x 460 (H) cm (pedestal included)<p>Produced by MadeIn Company<p>Shanghai-based artist Xu Zhen is interested in the theme of aesthetic collisions …

3D Printing

France plans to install 621 miles of solar-paneled roads by 2020

The French government has just announced that it will pave 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) of road with durable, photovoltaic panels, which will provide solar energy to 5 million people across the republic, according to Global Construction Review.<p>This project, which will take five years to complete, …

See IKEA's storage-maximizing makeover of a 300-sq-ft studio apartment in the Bronx

1/18<p>See IKEA's smart makeover of this 300-sq-ft Bronx studio apartment<p>With a wedding to pay for next year, engaged couple Delvon and Will have been …

Small Spaces

How To Pack For An RTW Trip (And The 11 Things I'll Never Leave Behind Again)

Photo credit: Anthony Spino<p>I am not a packing expert. I don't own zip-off convertible pants or Tevas or carry my own towel when I travel.<p>I backpacked through Europe in college and will never again hoist a heavy pack onto my delicate trunk. Which is why, HOW THE HELL DID YOU PACK?? is the question …

These 18 Universal Symbols Will Make It Way Easier To Travel In Japan

In preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the country is updating its map icons and street sign symbols to be more tourist-friendly.<p>If you’re a foreigner trying to navigate cities in Japan, you won’t find street signs and map icons particularly helpful. Take hospitals. Instead of the traditional …

Wally's Kindred Spirit

In 1953, Wally Byam shipped his Airstream to Europe. He made arrangements to have a Volkswagen van ready as his tow vehicle. First and foremost, he …

Catching the night train to the Scottish Highlands

Bored by the four walls of his local in south London, Julian Coman caught the overnight train to Knoydart to enjoy spectacular scenery and a pint in one of Britain’s most remote pubs<p>Sometimes you have to get out. Leave. Exit. Dulled by routine, the spirit yearns for a quick escape. The four walls …

Scotland

How to Create Your Best Year Ever

How many times have you done this? You start a new year by creating new goals because you're about to have the BEST. YEAR. EVER.<p>And then a week or two into the new year, it starts.<p><i>You've fallen off your carefully laid out diet/exercise plan.</i><p>You've fallen behind on your business goals and the plan …

One Designer Reimagines Swiss Style For The Age Of CSS

From iOS to Material Design, the legacy of International Typographic Style is everywhere in digital design. That’s pretty impressive, considering the fact that the 1950s-era Swiss design trend was never meant to be animated–let alone adapted to modern devices. It was for static posters, book …

Cape Horn Illustration Creates Detailed Ink Drawings of Chicago Residences

For the past two years, artist Phil Thompson of Cape Horn Illustration has been creating pen and ink drawings of Chicago's homes and residential …

Drawing

A Legendary Japanese Architect’s Unusual Alternative To Lego

Most kids get their first exposure to architecture through building blocks, whether they’re Lego bricks or simple wooden cubes. But in architecture, squares and rectangles aren’t the strongest, simplest, or most stable of shapes: triangles are. Instead of giving our kids bricks, then, shouldn’t we …

The Purpose Of Meditation — It's Not What You Think

Nico is the son of a friend of mine. We’ve only recently gotten acquainted, but I find his background fascinating.<p>We sit with our coffees in a garden …

Meditation

10 Places Every 20-Something Should Travel To Before Turning 30

Whether or not you studied abroad in college, the wanderlust bug is sure to bite when you hit your 20s. One trip and you’ll realize that—as cliché as it may sound—you truly haven’t lived until you’ve traveled. See what the world has to offer, experience different cultures, weave your way through a …

The best solo trips you can take in 2016

Now more than ever, solo travel is gaining popularity, as the travel industry has seen a steady increase in single travelers in recent years. According to a study by Visa, one in five travelers set out on their most recent vacation alone.<p>Not only do these types of trips enable travelers to meet new …

In Japan’s Zero-Waste Town, Recycling Requires Zen-Like Patience

If you thought sorting out your recycling every week was a bit tedious, spare a thought for the residents of Kamikatsu, a village in Japan. They have to spend a lot more time cleaning cartons, flattening boxes, and finding the right place to dump their bottles and cans. Kamikatsu, which aims to go …

Sustainability

The First Mile Always Sucks. Let It Go.

It’s not just you. The first mile of a run (or about the first ten minutes of any exercise) sucks for everybody. Go easy on yourself in that first …

Marathons

Headspace app generates buzz as meditation turns ultra-trendy

Andy Puddicombe, a trained Buddhist monk, wants to spread health and happiness by teaching our technology-addled minds to slow down and live in the moment.<p>Naturally, he's doing it through an app.<p>In just a few short minutes a day, users can listen to meditation guides for topics as varied as anxiety …

Meditation

Einstein on Buddhism

Dear friends around the world, I came across this interesting article recently and thought that it’d be nice to share it on my blog. People would …

Spirituality

Industrial Design Moves to the Suburbs

No longer limited to former factories and warehouses, industrial design is finding fans even outside city limits. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports on …

Wall Street

Seaside Home Uses Japanese Design to Foster Grandiose Space from 538 Square Feet

Nestled within the treetops on the New Zealand coastline sits the <i>Island Bay House</i>, a small dwelling that features incredible interior beauty beyond its unassuming corrugated metal exterior. Andrew Simpson of WireDog Architecture designed the structure using Japanese-inspired principles, which gives …

Architecture

7 Tips To Stay Fit In The Winter Without Going To The Gym

<b>Guys, who feels like going to the gym in the winter?</b> Seriously. It's cold, it's slippery, and it's a whole lot easier to curl up in front of<p>the …

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents. Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

The Ultimate Hotel Room Workout: 7 Body-Sculpting Moves With Model Irina Shayk

It’s Monday afternoon at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, where, in a seventh-floor studio with slick concrete floors, Irina Shayk is busy stretching. “This will be fun!” she says, a towel grasped firmly between her hands, as she performs an extended, angular twist toward the Manhattan …