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I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

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The Real Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Dough Recipe

"I have it on good authority that this is the real deep dish pizza dough that's used in Chicago. The real thing is nothing like bread, or even pizza, …

Cornmeal Hoecakes

Makes 2 Servings<p>Bob’s Red Mill makes a coarse cornmeal that’s perfect for these, but don’t stress if you can’t find it. A finer grind will just have less crunch.<p>February 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>⅔ cup coarse-grind cornmeal<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>¼ teaspoon baking …

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Google: We have proof that our quantum computer really works

Google announced a breakthrough in the field of quantum computing Wednesday. The company thinks it's found a quantum algorithm that solves problems 100 million times faster than conventional processes. If confirmed, this discovery could not only lead to iRobot-style artificial intelligence but also …

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Midori vs Fauxdori

There is a lot of (in my opinion, unnecessary) debate regarding Midori vs fauxdoris. Before I delve into the actual argument, let me first define the …

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September 2015 Planner Setup

I love September because of what it brings with it: the beginning of the school year introduces our routine back into our lives, and, of course, the …

Customizing a Midori Traveler Notebook - The Well-Appointed Desk

Since unboxing my new Midori Traveler Notebook (MTN) last week, I’ve been on the hunt for accessories and ways to customize it. There seems to be a …

The Best Places For Afternoon Tea In London

In the run up to the festive season, what could be better than a spot of afternoon tea? Here's our pick of the top eight in the capital.<p><b>The …

15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

As the new year approaches, many of us will resolve to transform our bodies -- but what about our minds?<p>Giving ourselves a mental makeover could be just as important as giving ourselves a physical one. But accomplishing that doesn't just lie in changing our thoughts -- it's also dependent on …

Study Says Making Art Is Good For Your Brain, And We Say You Should Listen

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life," so Pablo Picasso once famously proclaimed. Though we expect the pompous Cubist was being his usual haughty self when he uttered the well known quote, his belief in art's <i>transcendent</i> qualities might not be too far from the scientific …

Articles about clever concept tackles movement toward smaller kitchens on Dwell.com - Dwell

A modular culinary concept addresses the mass movement toward small-space living.<p>Manifesto: Robert Venturi, “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture”...<p>Manifestos: Le Corbusier, “Towards a New Architecture” (1923)Walter Gropius, “The Theory and Organization of the Bauhaus”...<p>Manifesto: F.T. …

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9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Caramelized Peach Pancakes

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Have some sunny, peachy pancakes for breakfast this morning.</i><p>Are you a recipe procrastinator? I am. I …

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Seasonal and simple: Giada shares easy-to-make summer dishes

Giada De Laurentiis shows how you can take advantage of fresh ingredients with easy-to-make summertime dishes, including a kid-friendly "pirate" pasta and a Mediterranean salad with couscous and veggies.<p><b>Pirate pasta</b><p>Serves 4 to 6<p>Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the …

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Let's Bring Back the Blueberry Buckle

<i>Rochelle Bilow, photo by Randy Harris</i><p>It’s not that we’re sick of blueberry pie, muffins, and ice cream. It’s just that with a custard-like texture and a crunchy sugar topping, we want to get to know the blueberry buckle a little bit better. We think you will, too.<p><b>SEE MORE: Egregious Summer Cookout</b> …

Why you really should keep a journal, no matter how cheesy that sounds

If you've spent any significant time reading books or articles on the "science of happiness", you'll have encountered what I've long thought of as the Cheesiness Problem. It's an inescapable fact that some of the most thoroughly evidence-backed techniques for enhancing one's mood are also the most …

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Do You Have These 7 Essential Habits?

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.<p>My current writing project is a book that will be called <i>Before and After</i>, about the most fascinating subject ever: the …

intensely chocolate sables

Although I would hardly say that having a kid has made me wiser — there have been just too many incidents like the one this morning, when not a …

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …

This Tiny Scanner Will Tell You Exactly What Is In Your Food

The scanner harnesses the power of physics and chemistry to figure out everything from the sugar content of a given apple to whether or not that drink you left on the bar has been drugged.<p>The device, called SCiO, actually uses a technology similar to the one that helps astronomers figure out the …

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What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

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10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

Mini-Cornish Pasty

I'm continuing my autumn pie-mania with a savory turn today: the Cornish pasty. I know, I know, it's past unofficial pie season and we're now in …