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a cat thing designs feline-related products using a minimal system made of modules

<b>a cat thing is a series of products made especially for cats and their people.</b> it was founded in 2016 by a young architect couple considering they …

Product Design

3 podcasts that could make you better with money

"Your personal finance is so much more than what's in your bank account — it's what you feel about money," says Meghaan Lurtz, president-elect of the Financial Therapy Association.<p>Some podcasts may help listeners feel more confident with their money, which can enable them to make smart, proactive …

Personal Finance

Two photographers are sailing through Europe in amazing handbuilt houseboats

Collaborative artists Claudius Schulze and Maciej Markowicz are sailing through Europe in two self-built tiny homes. The 2BOATS (Übermut) will serve …

Amazing

This Tiny House is the Perfect Place to Escape from It All

In my dreams, I retreat to a cabin somewhere remote, perhaps the Welsh countryside. My cabin is austere yet beautiful, spare yet luxurious in its …

Cabins

Co-working offices are built out of shipping containers inside old bakery

Co-working companies like WeWork are eating up office space around the world. There are many advantages, from food to ping-pong tables, but most …

Startups

If you only have time for three meals in Flagstaff, Ariz., make sure they’re here

Don’t just push through Flagstaff, Ariz., and on to the Grand Canyon, a 90-minute drive away. Grand Canyon National Park might be one of the seven wonders of the natural world, but its culinary options are about as limited as water along its South Kaibab Trail. In Flagstaff though, a college and …

National Parks

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

Map of France

Consult this detailed map of France, which is ideal for planning your trips throughout France between the major French cities. The map displays …

France

An evolutionary psychologist explains what happens inside our brain when we meditate and how that changes over time

Evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright explains what happens inside your brain when you sit to meditate and how it can change your perception of the outside world. Wright is the author of "Why Buddhism is True." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Robert Wright:</b> In real mindfulness meditation, …

Mindfulness

Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain

<b>A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can "reset" the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest.</b><p>The small study gave 19 patients a single dose of the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin.<p>Half of patients ceased to be depressed and experienced …

Depression

Tell Us Your Phoenix, AZ Hacks

Arizona’s capital and the fifth-biggest city in the country, Phoenix boomed after World War II as air conditioning made the city tolerable for more …

Pasta with Creamy Walnut Sauce Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe is a simplified version of the traditional Ligurian Walnut Sauce …

Recipes

Here's the age you peak at everything throughout life

What are you the best at RIGHT NOW? These are the ages when you peak at everything.<p>From 7 - 8, Learning a new language is easiest. From 9-10, you're least likely to die. At 18, your brain works the fastest.<p>At 22, women are most attractive to men. At 23, People have the highest satisfaction with …

Demographics

The End Of Capitalism Is Already Starting–If You Know Where To Look

One of America’s foremost Marxist economists has never felt so optimistic in his 50-year career.<p>These days, Richard Wolff is feeling pretty glad he stuck around teaching this long. Now in his 70s and lecturing at the New School University and having become, over the course of his nearly …

Don’t Be Scared About The End Of Capitalism—Be Excited To Build What Comes Next

Instead of fixating on a fight between capitalism and socialism, imagine innovating a future economy that transcends old binaries.<p><i>This story reflects the views of these authors, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast Company.<p>These are fast-changing times. Old certainties are collapsing …

Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, And Other Scientists On God: The Existence And Mind Of God [Opinion]

Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku both speak of God. So did Albert Einstein. Kaku is a believer in intelligent design, but Hawking doesn’t resonate …

Let Light in: 17 Projects Using Polycarbonate

Thanks to its strength, lightness, and easy installation, polycarbonate is fast becoming our generation's everyman material. Used to let light in …

A Road Trip With Room for Everyone

A quick trip to Arizona means everyone’s happy.<p>Your neighbor’s incessant Instagram posting from his epic family vaca in Zimbabwe might make you feel like you have to plan a brag worthy, other-side-of-the world, museum-packed marathon trip with your brood. But chances are, when it’s time for a week …

The One-Skillet Steak Dinner That Readers Are Obsessed With

One dish. Under 30 minutes. Bright green colors. What's not to love?<p>When you think of "steak dinner" you probably don't think "weeknight meal," but this one-skillet steak and spring veg with spicy mustard may change your mind. This easy, super-springy dish <b>comes together in less than 30 minutes</b>, and …

Cooking

Caponata

A hyper-local dish, you don't ever want to engage a Sicilian in a debate over whose mother makes the best caponata. Gary Portuesi lends us his recipe.<p>…

Italian Food

Robo-cycling: Bringing the Power of Automation to Recycling

Matanya Horowitz is using his AMP Robotics system to shape the future of recycling for the better<p><i>This article is part of the Design for Impact</i> …

France's 'Secret Venice' On the Mediterranean

By Barbara Diggs, InternationalLiving.com<p>Grand Canal, Sete, France<p>Of the handful of canal towns that fancy themselves the "Venice of France," the port town of Sète, in the Languedoc region on France's Mediterranean coast, comes closest to deserving that title. Its blue-green canals are stunning, …

France's 20 most beautiful villages

Paragliding off Mexico’s Highest Peak

14 Lessons Learned Traveling

Over the last few years in particular I've been lucky enough to travel to some pretty amazing locations.<p>Meeting a partner that has the travel bug (and has awoken it in me) means that travel is a priority in our life. The more we do, the more we want to do.<p>Traveling always gives me time to reflect …

The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

The Very Easy Way to Live and Work Abroad Instantly

All it takes is 30 minutes to fill out a form online. Seriously. Cross my heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye. Okay, I don't really want to stick a needle in my eye.<p>Several years ago, when I was desperately searching for opportunities to work abroad, I missed the whole concept of working …

17 Spots That Make Mexico One Of The Prettiest Places On Earth

Yes, there's the stereotype of partying spring breakers. But let's not forget that Mexico is truly a beautiful place.<p>The country boasts 67 national parks and 41 biosphere reserves. Among Mexico's deserts, rivers and mountains, you'll find more than 5,000 miles of coastline and one of the world's …

Compact House Made from Affordable Materials

• 1 |<p>The exterior the home is raw concrete, which is both simple and modern.<p>2 |<p>This creative deck features opens completely for sun and fresh air …

Interior Design