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10 Things You Certainly Need in Your New Kitchen 6

10 Things You Certainly Need in Your New Kitchen 6<p>When renovating a kitchen, make sure to complete a good deep thoroughly clean just before …

21 Awesome Sunroom Design Ideas

Sunrooms or solariums are a great way to make use of the natural light available in a warm, comfortable patio. Sunrooms are also an extension of the …

Interior Design

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

This Mind-Blowing Theory About Dark Matter Will Make You See Space Differently

Dark matter and the nature of black holes are two of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics, and now a new theory has linked the two together: Dark …

16 Tips To Make Your Next Long-Ass Flight So Much Easier

Travelling is great...15-hour flights are not.

How to Install Beautiful & Inexpensive Wood Floors

In a past life I had thought of the idea of buying solid oak plywood, cutting it into strips and using it as inexpensive solid oak flooring. I was …

Woodworking

DIY Floors that Look Like a Million Bucks

Flooring is one of the things that has the biggest impact on the look of a room — but beautiful floors can also be really expensive. But the good …

Rental Housing

How to dress when you're a tall girl

At an above-average height of 5’9”, I am often exasperated by the poor offerings of ‘tall’ clothing on the high street. It seems to me that if you’re in the taller lady category, you’re also supposedly frumpy, wide and have little-to-no taste in clothing (which is just not true). There is, however, …

Clothing

Here Are Your Candidates for Song of the Summer

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Uncover a lost moment of NYC’s queer history

Nostalgia for 1970s New York is nothing new. It seems we are forever looking back on those halcyon days of unbridled creativity stemming from the small community of artists, photographers and writers in the city during that time. With Andy Warhol’s Factory as the then-epicentre, the names of those …

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.

Landscaping

4 DIY Makeovers That Will Make You Want to Paint All Your Wood Gray

The bloggers from the One Room Challenge prove it's a trend to follow closely.<p>Hello, paint brushes and hammers. The third week of the One Room Challenge is all about tackling the DIY tasks for your room makeover — whether that's giving walls a brand new color, giving an old piece of furniture a …

4 Prince Videos You Should Watch Right Now

Prince, the iconic gender- and genre-busting musician, died on Thursday.<p>We've covered the news here. But there's also no better way to remember the star than through his performances. Here are four that you should watch right now.<p>1. 'When Doves Cry'<p>Prince's biggest hit was released in 1984, as the …

Billboard Charts

200 years after Darwin, this is how the iconic Galapagos finches are still evolving

When Darwin watched his famous finches flit about the craggy cliffs and lush forests of the Galapagos, he observed that something essential was at work in this remote part of the Pacific — some force of nature that, over the course of millennia, pushed each type of bird to become perfectly suited …

Biology

50% Of The Great Barrier Reef Is Now Dead Or Dying, 93% Is Bleached

Plants and Animals Photo credit: A bleached coral sits next to one that has died. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Global Change Institute, University of …

Great Barrier Reef

You Can Transform a Room in Minutes With Carpet Tiles

Installing carpet tiles is an easy DIY project that anyone can do, and can give your room an instant face lift without the commitment of carpet.<p>Replacing an entire carpet is a job often best left to the pros, but carpet tiles can be installed by homeowners and DIYers of any skill level and can …

The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

<b>Interview with author Craig Pearson</b><p><i>"There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... Life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being."</i> -- Albert Einstein<p>An ongoing theme in human culture is the …

10 Unbelievable Spring Cleaning Transformations

The scene: A few messy rooms. The players: A few daring lifestyle bloggers. The results: So tidy!<p>When you think about spring cleaning, where does your mind go? If you're like us, it pivots straight to the messiest corner in your home — the dust mountain under your bed, a grimy stovetop, that …

Housekeeping

Why Your Cast-Iron Skillet is a Must-Have Grilling Tool

Get ready for grilling season!<p>Cast-iron skillets are great for all-year-long cooking on the stovetop, but their ability to take serious heat means …

Cooking

Eco-Conscious Summer House in Maine Elevates Simple Materials

Pine and fiber-cement clapboard combine to magical effect<p>Summer homes on the Design Internet seem to come in two flavors—covetably luxurious or realistically aspirational enough to fool us into thinking we could one day have one of our own.<p>This 1,600-square-foot, three-bedroom house in Freeport, …

Rock Music

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Hell in These Pics of an Abandoned Wizard of Oz Park

Lions and tigers and tortured spirits, oh my!<p>For one day every year, fans of the 1939 movie <i>The Wizard of Oz</i> and the L. Frank Baum novel it's based on flock to an amusement park in North Carolina inspired by the fantasy story.<p>And, for the rest of the year, the park lies completely …

North Carolina

45+ Creative Uses Of PVC Pipes In Your Home And Garden

PVC pipe is one of those ordinary construction materials that is cheap to buy, readily available and easy to work with. You can cut it, paint it, …

DIY

Stuff We Love: Tools & Products for the Great Outdoors

Do you spend as much time outdoors as possible? If so, these tools and products will make your outdoor time even more enjoyable. Whether you're …

Gardening

7 Red Wine-Friendly Vegetarian Dishes

You don't need steak to break out the Cabernet.<p>Just because you’ve gone vegetarian doesn’t mean you have to give up red wine with dinner. Meat-free …

Cooking

Does climate change make it immoral to have kids?

Bringing children into a disintegrating environment used to be a theoretical fear. Now it’s a very real one<p>The decision whether or not to have a child is one of the bigger ones a person will make in life – often the biggest.<p>I needed some strong convincing from my wife when it came time for us to …

Climate Change

Pete Townshend Joins Grateful Dead In Germany In 1981

Back in March of 1981 the <b>Grateful Dead</b> headed across the Atlantic Ocean to perform four shows at the Rainbow Theater in London, England and one show …

10 Simple Household Repairs Every Frugal Person Should Master

Whether you're a homeowner or a renter, sooner or later, something is going to break. And when that time comes, you'll have two options: fix it …

Vegan Meal Plan: A Week of Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

When Kenji launched this year's Vegan Experience, reader Double_J left a comment requesting a little help mapping out what a week of vegan eating looks like. Well, Double_J, your wish is our command. Below, you'll find a meal plan for each day, including hearty breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and …

Healthy Eating

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement