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Home Decoration: 11 clever ways to use mirrors

Mirrors are often disregarded as functional elements that are added to a space simply because you want to be able to see what you look like …

Interior Design

Automated furniture app transforms tiny apartments into mini mansions

Most people don't live in tiny <i>Fifth Element</i> style apartments. But since some of the most popular cities are beginning to feel the squeeze, an idea …

13 Ideas For Creating A More Manly Masculine Bathroom

Although men typically don’t spend as much time as women do in the bathroom, it doesn’t mean that the bathroom shouldn’t cater to their design needs …

Articles about 5 creatively stacked modular buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular...<p>In most cases, areas in a home are designated by their use and separated into different rooms accordingly.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's …

Prefab Homes

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Fringe Everything to Get You Excited for Fall

If there's one trend you want to make sure has a place in your fall wardrobe, it's fringe. The look is having a well-deserved moment as it fits so …

Forget The "To-Do" List, You Need A 'Stop Doing' List

It's interesting to think about the things you want to accomplish in life and work towards those goals.<p>This is, after all, what we've been taught to …

Time Management

Articles about smaller texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

In a far-flung desert destination, designer Barbara Hill does it again.<p>Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping...<p>A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect …

New York Times

Articles about green approach on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Robert Swatt, designer of the GreenCity Lofts condo complex on the border of Oakland and Emeryville, California, makes...<p>Typography guru Erik Spiekermann and his wife, designer Susanna Dulkinys, hate clutter.<p>Utterly dynamic, this house on an urban peninsula in Sydney is rich with …

San Mateo

4 Crazy Predictions For The Future Of Health Care: Human Augmentation, Hacked DNA, And More

In the next 20 years, we’ll see groundbreaking research, from bionic exoskeletons to smartphones that diagnose cancer, start to change our lives.<p>Look across all the research and innovation taking place in biology and medicine now, and you can only imagine what health care could be like in 20 years. …

Medical Technology

Supermassive Black Holes at the Edge of Space and Time

Astronomers have known about these objects for decades, but in the depths of cosmic time, it's hard to understand how they can grow so quickly -- or maybe not!<p>Thanks to the painstaking research conducted by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope in the 1990s, the consensus is that virtually …

Winners and losers: A breakdown of the net neutrality vote

We're hours away from the Federal Communications Commission's vote on major changes to how the regulator handles broadband Internet and the companies …

Is testosterone the best anti-ageing drug?

The best reads from around the web, including whether the male hormone is the best drug to combat ageing, how Twitter is making millions and the real reason women freeze their eggs.<p><b>Internet</b> | How Twitter found its money mojo<p>Twitter hasn’t got the hoped-for billion users yet, but it does have the …

David Pogue

8 apps to help you actually keep your 2015 New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions are tough.<p>Though we may start the year with the best of intentions, old habits die hard and too often we're back to our old …

Apps

Major brain pathway rediscovered

A massive white matter tract at the back of the brain, overlooked for the past century, might be crucial for skills such as reading.<p>A team of neuroscientists in America say they have rediscovered an important neural pathway that was first described in the late nineteenth century but then …

What Are the Top 5 Books You Must Read?

I post about a *lot* of books. Most people don’t have the time to read them all but a number of readers have requested a post where I break down my …

Writing 201: Intros and Hooks

Your opening lines are your first chance to hook readers — or to lose them. This week, learn to use your piece’s angle to craft an engaging, …

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Creative Writing

10 Great Quotes from Writers about Life

What is life? The following ten quotes are our pick of the best from various writers. The quotes sum up our attitudes to life – mysterious, …

10 Google Spreadsheet Tricks & Tips You Probably Didn't Know

Google Docs has been the free alternative to Microsoft Office for the longest time now. This is due in part to how the Google document suite allows …

Software

Dark snow: from the Arctic to the Himalayas, the phenomenon that is accelerating glacier melting

Industrial dust and soil, blown thousands of miles, settle on ice sheets and add to rising sea level threat<p>When American geologist Ulyana Horodyskyj set up a mini weather station at 5,800m on Mount Himlung, on the Nepal-Tibet border, she looked east towards Everest and was shocked. The world's …

Don't Go Clubbing if You're Not Gonna Dance, Dickhead – The VICE Guide to Berlin

Here's how to avoid getting spat on by the locals in the German capital.<p><i>Return to The VICE Guide to Europe 2014 homepage</i><p>The German capital is one of the planet's great party cities, where your every dream and darkest desire has been turned into a three-story nightclub with a merciless door policy. …

Germany

This column will change your life: how to think about writing

'The idea is to help readers discern something you know they'd be able to see, if only they were looking in the right place'<p>What's the secret to writing well? As I've said previously here, an awful lot of people seem to think they know, yet their "rules for writers" are almost always (pardon the …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Swingers Resorts

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>All images by Adult Vacation Parties</i><p>Admittedly, we've taken you on some pretty weird nakations in the past, from nude beaches and nude resorts, to the world's kinkiest festivals, naughty ski trips, and erotic vacations, but even we had to stop for a second upon discovering …

Game of Thrones

Freud on Creative Writing and Daydreaming

<i>“Writing is a little door,”</i> Susan Sontag wrote in her diary. <i>“Some fantasies, like big pieces of furniture, won’t come through.”</i> <b>Sigmund Freud</b> (May 6, 1856–September 23, 1939) — a key figure in the making of consumer culture, deft architect of his own myth, modern plaything — set out to peek through …

Ray Bradbury Gives 12 Pieces of Writing Advice to Young Authors (2001)

Like fellow genre icon Stephen King, Ray Bradbury has reached far beyond his established audience by offering writing advice to anyone who puts pen …

Creative Writing

Writing Tips: How to Come Up With 50 Topic Ideas in 30 Minutes

Entrepreneur and Online Marketing Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The core issue for many content marketers is this: How do I come up with article topics? Without topics, you have no articles, no content, and therefore no content marketing. It’s obvious that we …

TED Talks

The Immigrant Who Conquered Porn and Became One of the Most Powerful Gay Men in New York

Michael Lucas is a Zionist, a neocon, and an award-winning porn star.<p><i>Photo by Matthew Leifheit</i><p>If you believe the conventional wisdom about the porn industry—that it's falling apart, that there's no money in it, that the studios that once made high-quality films are being supplanted by unwashed …

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