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Fermented Foods 101: Why You Need To Be Eating Bacteria

Photo: Courtesy of Fage.<p><i>Foodie Underground, a project curated in part by Anna Brones, explores our relationship with the origin of our eats.</i> …

6 Easy Ways To Feel More Energized

Power up your mind—and body—with these easy tips.<p>Sure, it's the New Year, so you want to have that get up and go sensation. But between frigid temperatures, early sunsets and most likely, a sugar and carb-filled holiday, that's not as easy as it sounds. Frank Lipman, MD, an integrative and …

Climate: Cloud Mixing Means Extra Global Warming

Doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide points to the higher end of warming estimates.<p>A decline in ocean cloud cover projected in climate models points to more than 5.6°F (3°C) of global warming coming in this century, on the high end of past global warming estimates, warn climate scientists in a …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

Climate Desk

Energy & TechEnergy & TechIn Alaska, wildlands lose out to roads and drill rigs Krista LangloisBill Clark/Congressional …

5 Sky Events This Week: Zombie Comet, Celestial Canine, and Moon Flirts with Venus

Changing Planet<p>The Little Beehive star cluster is found in the constellation Canis Major and is easy to track down with nothing more than binoculars- even from brighly lit sububs. Credit: Minimum credit line: NOAO/AURA/NSF<p><b>Sky-watchers get a last chance to glimpse the ghost of Comet ISON, watch the</b> …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

Articles about simple division on Dwell.com - Dwell

The dark, primeval mountains and jagged ravines of New Zealand are free of rampaging Orcs, but Middle-earth, 2007, has another...<p>I heralded the beginning of my summer with an excursion along the Maine coast, which landed me in Portland this past weekend.<p>Streamline your home and life with …

Architecture

Articles about 5 midcentury renovations we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's March 2016 issue.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Whether your bookcase spans an entire wall or exists solely on your nightstand, where you …

Design

Articles about 8 reasons love herringbone on Dwell.com - Dwell

By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes creates an eclectic and...<p>The small archipelago in the Pacific Ocean has had a big influence on architects and designers across the globe, from São Paulo...<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of …

São Paulo

How Your Astrological Sign Dictates Your Health

Photo: Courtesy of Elijah Wolfson/The Atlantic.<p>Depending on your birthday, you've been assigned a Zodiac sign. Sure, you may not have days when you …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Worm’s Mysterious Blue Slime Decoded?

Changing Planet<p>A full-body fluorescence image of the parchment tube worm. Photograph courtesy Dimitri Deheyn, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.<p><b>Shooting out glowing blue slime is a pretty cool superpower.</b><p>Parchment tube worms—a common marine animal—have this ability, and Dimitri …

Singapore's Communal Learning Towers Inspired by Beehives

While technology within education has delivered many benefits, some feel it has led to a decrease in socialization among both students and faculty members. With this in mind, architect Thomas Heatherwick has designed the new <i>Learning Hub</i> for Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTUC). The …

Architecture

Rounded Forest Design Plans Revealed for NYC's the High Line

The High Line in New York City has rapidly developed over the years, becoming quite the spot for tourists and locals alike. Just recently, developers announced the final phase of construction for the 1-mile elevated park, which is built on a historic piece of New York railroad. The plans consist of …

New York City

The Bitter And The Sweet: Finding Opportunity in the Life Cycle of Erosion

<i>National Geographic Young Explorer Alizé Carrère is researching an innovative method of agricultural adaptation in the Malagasy highlands that has emerged in the face of severe deforestation. Known to locals as “lavaka”, literally meaning “hole”, they are massive erosional gullies that provide</i> …

Biomimicry: looking to nature to solve human problems

Science alone won't solve global challenges, we need to attune human behaviour with the wider world, writes Giles Hutchins<p>Humans have been gaining inspiration from nature for many thousands of years, yet as a formal concept "biomimicry" – which explores how we can learn from nature to solve human …

Biomimicry

How to Make Biodiesel With a Commercial Kit

With a wide variety of new biodiesel kits, it's easier than ever to turn used fry-oil waste into diesel fuel. Here's how to make clean, high-quality biodiesel for cheap.<p>Senior editor Mike Allen (who used to teach organic chemistry in a previous career) gloves up to pump methanol into the</b> …

"Reading Net" Allows Kids to Learn While Floating in Mid-Air

With this fun design, no longer will parents have to distinguish between play time and reading time. The <i>Reading Net</i>, by creative studio Playoffice, is a lively design that encourages learning through playing. The Madrid-based studio transformed the idea of a formal library into this interactive net …

Kids

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

Architecture

Infographic: How Architecture Can Save Your Life

Architects wield more power than you think over your mental and physical well-being. A new interactive chart reveals just how much.<p>Design doesn’t just impact lives, or enrich lives. It can save them. That is the message the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is trying to emphasize in a new …

Mental Health

Germany Finances Major Push Into Home Battery Storage for Solar

The German government has responded to the next big challenge in its energy transition -- storing the output from the solar boom it has created -- by …