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How To Quick Pickle Any Vegetable — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Cool, briny pickles straight from the fridge are one of the simplest pleasures of summer. Quick pickling is also a brilliant solution for preserving …

Recipes

10 Stunning Greenhouse Conservatories Around the World Photos

Found in magnificent gardens around the world, glass conservatories are both practical and beautiful. Though the words conservatory and greenhouse are often used interchangeably, greenhouses are simple structures that function mainly to grow delicate plants and fruit trees. A greenhouse …

What Is the Evidence to Support the Use of Therapeutic Gardens for the Elderly?

1. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2010 Revision [CD-ROM] NY: United …

Explore Rio de Janeiro’s amazing street art in 50 Instagrams

They are everywhere<p>As the world turns to Rio for the 2016 Olympics, which officially kicks off tonight, there’s been quite a bit of not-so-pretty talk about how ill-prepared the Brazilian city is in seemingly every way. But there <i>is</i> one thing that Rio has most definitely got on lock: incredible …

Street Art

An Interview With the World's Funniest Woodworker

Nick Offerman tells all in the newest issue of Popular Mechanics.<p><b>On how becoming proficient with tools has taught him a way of living:</b> "…Because of the way I was brought up, I've always been surrounded by skills. When something is broken or there is some sort of deficit, I don't think, Who am I …

These Are the Hidden Buildings You Won't See in Amsterdam

Our architecture writer, Mark Minkjan, was sick in bed for a day and decided to search for hidden buildings and stories in Google Earth.<p>Recently I was sick and homebound for a while, so I decided to go for a digital adventure in my city of Amsterdam. I set out on a trip in Google Earth, spending …

Why Midcentury-Modern Architecture Endures

A new book on the masterful architect William Krisel documents the golden age of midcentury-modern design.<p>The midcentury-modern houses of Palm Springs, California, are unmistakable. With their strong geometric lines, post-and-beam construction, open-plan interiors, and floor-to-ceiling windows, …

Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson – review

They were rivals who shaped American architecture, but to call them an ‘odd couple’ overstates their relationship<p>Frank Lloyd Wright was a true original – creator of buildings both flawed and brilliant, a devout believer in his own genius, nature-loving, midwestern, New-York-hating – who sought to …

Can Urban Highways Solve Problems Instead Of Causing Them?

A vision of transportation infrastructure that adds to a city instead of filling it with noise and pollution.<p>Los Angeles is known for its freeways, and that’s not a good thing. But while some cities are starting to tear sections of highway down–reconnecting neighborhoods and rebuilding pedestrian …

4 Ways Your Office Is Crushing Your Creativity

Two-thirds of employees believe that they work in spaces that stifle creativity and innovation, a Gensler survey finds.<p>Is your office stifling your creativity? A recent survey, conducted by the global architecture firm Gensler, suggests as much. The good news: You can do something about it.<p>The …

The best hiking trail in every state

Whether you're looking for rugged mountain climbs or casual strolls within city limits, city-guide app Foursquare has you covered, as they've compiled the best place to hike in every state.<p>So fill up a water bottle, tie your shoes, and take a hike! There might even be some unsuspecting Pokémon on …

National Parks

10 Image Bookmarking Sites for Visual Inspiration

Image Spark allows its users to upload and collect images. Their Community section features popular images and moodboards bookmarked and created by …

Graphic Design

57 Impressive Luxury Custom Bathroom Designs Which Will Inspire You To Bathroom Renovation

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Interior Design

Unbelievable Shots Of A Photographic Exhibition Under The Sea

“Andreas Frank” Austrian photographer to set up his exhibition, like the legendary Atlantis underwater world created to see to it must be equipped …

Photography

Landscape Architect Visit: A West Texas River Ranch with a Worldly View

When Austin, Texas-based architect Hugh Jefferson Randolph sat down with his clients, Bill and Gina O’Hara, to imagine what their dream house could …

World's First Off-Grid ReGen Village Will Be Completely Self-Sufficient Producing Its Own Power and Food

ReGen Villages, a completely self-sufficient village that can power and feed itself, is rising across Europe—and hopefully, one day, around the world.<p>…

The 20 Most Impressive Wooden Structures in the World

One Simple, Cheap Trick To Make Cities Better: Plant More Trees

Working off data from California, a new paper tallies up all these benefits and reaches some very large numbers. It says the state’s 9.1 million …

San Francisco

N.C. Whitewater Park Closes After Deadly Amoeba Kills Teen

A popular North Carolina water park suspended part of its operation Friday after health officials found evidence of a brain-destroying amoeba in the water there.<p>An Ohio teenager died earlier this week after visiting the U.S. National Whitewater Center near Charlotte. Now officials say they’ve found …

25 Simple Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Need backyard ideas? Try these fixes for a sloped, shady or boring backyard. Subtle Terracing in Backyard and Garden Idea This backyard benefits from …

Landscaping

So Long, Corporate World. Hello, Start-Up!

EACH MORNING, AS HOMES IN THE DALLAS SUBURB of McKinney empty out and residents head off to work and school, the Rasmussen residence transforms from a comfortable home into the headquarters of a thriving young business. A handful of employees of the Rasmussens' company, freshbenies, arrive and …

5 useful things you can do with your Android phone and Chrome on your computer

You could even argue that it's better than Apple's Mac/iPhone combo because you can use these features with both Macs or Windows computers and almost any Android phone.<p>Some of these features even work with iPhones!<p>Essentially, all you need to do is activate Google Now on your Android phone, and you …

Android Phones

How to Draw Trees

Trees seem like one of the few things that are easy to draw. However, if you know nothing about drawing, you may either go too simple...<p>... or too …

36 DIY Ideas You Need For Your Garage

Have a garage that needs to have some order put on the chaos? When I realized how much wasted space I had in my garage and how disorganized it was …

The Unofficial Design Portfolio Handbook

<i>by Martijn van den Broeck, all opinions my own.</i><p><b>Download your free copy of The Unofficial Design Portfolio Handbook.</b><p>Table of Contents<p><b>Before your</b> …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Personal Finance

20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest