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Customer Experience Is the Future of Design

There was a time when businesses could depend solely on the quality of their products to bring in new business. Success came from a company’s sole …

10 must-see outdoors locations in SF Bay Area

<b>1. Sierra Nevada, Yosemite Valley waterfalls:</b> The major falls are flush, crowned by Yosemite Falls. Even from a mile away on the valley floor, the pounding of the falls can sound like freight train. From Tunnel View, the view of Yosemite Valley again is brought to life by Bridalveil Fall. The Mist …

Hiking

All of the Nutrients Your Body Needs in One Bowl

<i>The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>This flavorful roasted garlic lentil soup tastes like it's been cooking all day, but cooks up in less than an hour.<p>What happened to Spring? Last week I was ready to …

HARRY DENT: Civil unrest is coming to America

I own this property because I see rising chances for civil unrest in the inevitable downturn ahead, especially in the US. I want a place to go if things get really bad, and it looks increasingly likely that they will.<p>The evidence for that is piling up in this year's presidential race.<p>What we have …

3 Stocks to Buy Near 52-Week Lows

Are there any investors who don't love a bargain-priced stock?<p>The trick, of course, comes in separating the stocks that are cheap for legitimate (bad) reasons from the ones that are cheap because the market has overlooked something good. We asked three of our Fool contributors to name their …

Field Watches For Bros: Here Are 5 Field Watches You Should Know About And Why You Should Wear One

Tudor<p>Field watches have their roots in military history. Ideally mechanical rather than battery powered, these rugged, dependable, sleek, and …

50-Calorie Coconut-Covered Chocolate Protein Balls

If you have an obsession with all things chewy, and you also have a love affair with chocolate, then allow me to introduce you to your soul mate — these coconut-covered chocolate almond protein balls.<p>Since they're made with only five ingredients, you can whip these up in 15 minutes or less. And did …

Dessert

8 Ways to Create the Discipline Habit

Contributor<p>Psychologist, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Discipline is the greatest obstacle in preventing most people from achieving the levels of success they desire. Take a moment to process that if you had the discipline to do everything you knew you …

Time Management

Five-dimensional black hole could 'break' general relativity

Researchers have shown how a bizarrely shaped black hole could cause Einstein's general theory of relativity, a foundation of modern physics, to …

Physics

Astronomers think this could be the key to finding alien life

Astronomers presumed that many of the other stars in the night sky had planets too, but this was sheer speculation.<p>We could never know for sure, the thinking went, because such planets were ridiculously small and faint. To ever see or study them seemed a complete impossibility.<p>"Extrasolar planets," …

No, Warren Buffett Didn't Buy Shares of Kinder Morgan for Berkshire Hathaway

On the back of a three-day rally, U.S. stocks are slightly lower in early afternoon trading on Thursday, despite Brent crude -- the global oil benchmark -- breaking $35 per barrel. The <b>S&P 500</b>and the<b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b>are down 0.41% and 0.26%, respectively, at 1:27 p.m. ET. For the Dow,</b> …

Build Furniture With the Push of a Button on a ShopBot CNC Router

The ShopBot Desktop MAX bridges the gap between enthusiastic hobbyist and small manufacturer.<p>The digital fabrication industry continues to grow, and there's no better time to be a maker. Much has been written about 3D printing, but many DIYers have found more practical uses for CNC routers when it …

5 reasons why you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves

A big press conference was held, and physicists around the world celebrated.<p>The discovery was even compared to Galileo looking through a telescope for the first time.<p>So why all the fanfare? Why are gravitational waves such a huge deal?

10 Striking Images of the Rare Yosemite "Firefall" Phenomenon

There's only one word for this striking sight: WOW.<p>For a brief window of time each February, the sun works its magic on Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park to produce what's known as a "firefall." Don't be too alarmed: Nothing catches fire exactly. This phenomenon happens when the sun sets …

It’s 2015 and I just bought a Sony Walkman

As someone who was born when The Beatles were still together (just barely!), I’ve witnessed much of the modern music revolution: From vinyl to …

Audiophile

Forget Resolutions, What’s Your “Beautiful Question” For 2015?

Big questions can lead to big breakthroughs, writes Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question. Here’s how to find yours.<p>With New Year’s comfortably behind us, we’ve all had enough talk of resolutions. But for those still looking for a way to spark change in their lives, I’d like to suggest …

Creativity

Watch Matthew McConaughey Audition for ‘Dazed and Confused’ Two Decades Ago

All it took for film and TV history to be made — i.e. for Matthew McConaughey to be discovered — was for McConaughey to lackadaisically mime driving, …

Matthew McConaughey

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

The death of the artist—and the birth of the creative entrepreneur

Pronounce the word <i>artist</i>, to conjure up the image of a solitary genius. A sacred aura still attaches to the word, a sense of one in contact with the numinous. “He’s an <i>artist</i>,” we’ll say in tones of reverence about an actor or musician or director. “A true artist,” we’ll solemnly proclaim our …

Creativity

These Inventions Are Weirder Than Anything You'll Find at CES This Year

Caption from LIFE. New back brush lets bather see just what she is up to.<br>Allan Grant—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 12<p>This week’s …

Inventions

You Had to Be There

Although 2014 saw the opening of a new generation of camera-ready museums—the Perez, the Aspen Art Museum, and the renovated Cooper Hewitt—the most geotagged institutions of the year on Instagram were of an older school, i.e. the ageless Musée du Louvre and New York’s iconic Museum of Modern Art. …

Art

Dirty car artist leaves masterpieces in the dust

He is an Eagle Scout, a versatile bar-band drummer and a senior GUI designer for a company that creates mobile apps for the health care industry.<p>But Scott Wade is famous for drawing dirty pictures.<p>It’s not the content that raises eyebrows but the canvas on which Wade creates. Present him with a …

7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly

There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a call from 30,000 feet seemed impossible, and the idea of WiFi—let alone on a plane—was completely out of the question. Today? You take those things for granted. You even complain about them if they …

10 Bedrooms With Fireplaces That You Won't Want to Leave Until Spring

Go ahead and laugh at winter from under your down comforter.<p>Go ahead and laugh at winter from under your down comforter. This article originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com.

Interior Design

5 Bright New Main Courses to Get You Out of Your Winter Cooking Rut

In our new entrees, veggies and grains co-star, meat makes a cameo, and the bright flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean take the lead. Chef Sara Kramer of L.A.'s Madcapra shows us how it's done.<p><b>It's time to rethink your entree.</b> We're talking meat in a cameo, veggies and grains as co-stars, and the …

Stunning Drone Video Tours NYC's Five Boroughs From the Sky

Living here we can get caught up in our day-to-day routines, only occasionally venturing to new territory. And many visitors don't see much beyond Manhattan and Brooklyn.<p>But we live in an age of drone cinematography (even if we're still waiting for FAA regulations for drones). We don't have limit …

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

High-Definition

Tag: Landscaping 101

Landscape Ideas: Garden Design for a Swimming Pool Area<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Swimming Pools: 11 Best Landscape Plants for Water’s Edge<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Lost …

Landscaping