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10 Indian Thinkers and Why You Should Know Them.

<i>The flag of Jainism, each stripe represents a divinity as well as an ethical command. Source</i><p>The first teacher of Jainism to be generally recognized …

The Best Workout You Can Do When You Can't Hit the Gym

You won't need a single piece of equipment<p>This workout from Bobby Maximus, trainer and author of the <i>Maximus Body</i> from <i>Men's Health</i>, is proof that you don't need a gym, heavy-duty equipment—or even basic equipment—to get in a heart-pumping, fat-melting workout.<p>"The 10 to 1 is one of my go-to …

MAD completes Chaoyang Park Plaza, dubbed as “Beijing's Central Park”

MAD Architects looked to classic Chinese landscape paintings in designing the new Chaoyang Park Plaza, built within Beijing's central business …

Flat pack three-room house that takes six hours to build on offer for £24,000

Welcome to the future of affordable-chic living.<p>With housing crises plaguing countries around the world, architects have taken it upon themselves to …

Botanical Magic: In the Studio with Dutch Artist Anne ten Donkelaar

To see the botanical collage work of Dutch artist Anne ten Donkelaar is to marvel; to see her collages in person is to be transported to another …

“Dandelion Light” by Artist Duy Anh Nhan Duc – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Ho Chi Minh-born, Paris-based artist Duy Anh Nhan Duc highlights the delicacy of the dandelion puff with a luminous sculpture made with glass globes …

This Fairytale-Like Tiny House is Completely Off the Grid

The little house that Diana and Michael Lorence built for themselves in the woods of Northern California is like something out of a fairy tale. …

Paresthesia: Why Your Body Parts Tingle and Fall Asleep

What's happening when you're watching TV or reading in your favorite chair, leg slung over the chair's arm as you relax after a long day, and your …

This is the new 'giant sucking sound' you hear. It's changing the economy and disrupting politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> To understand two of the most volatile currents in modern politics, the best place to start is with a fundamental shift in the geography of economic opportunity.<p>Reversing the pervasive urban decline of 20th century's final decades, opportunity is once again flowing into the urban cores of …

Income Inequality

Walter Isaacson Goes Inside the Most Creative Mind in History: Leonardo da Vinci

The award-winning author explains what drew him to Leonardo da Vinci, and what we can all learn from this self-made Renaissance man.<p>Midway through …

Art History

A Compact Home in Moscow Built on the Lowest Possible Budget

A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.<p>"Our challenge was finding a balance between different functions inside the house, and how much room was needed for each," architect Sergey Kolchin says. His team designed a simple rectangular volume with a one-sided, sharply sloped …

Storage Ideas

How many days a week should you be running?

If you’re training for a marathon or half, you likely have a fairly specific fitness schedule that details how many days a week to run. If an event …

How to Download Videos on Your Mac with Ease - Technabob

Downloading videos from the Internet can be tricky, depending on the website you’re using. But with MovieSherlock Pro Video Downloader for Mac, you …

How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Cai Guo-Qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang was born in 1957 in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China, and lives and works in New York. He studied stage design at the Shanghai …

This Week in Art 8.21-8.27: Kara Walker’s New Artist Statement Makes Headlines

<b>K</b>ara Walker’s artist statement for her upcoming solo exhibition at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. made the news after its release last week by the gallery. …

How Learning Art Alters Brain Structure

The notion that “you either have it or you don't” in the art world may be exaggerated. Certainly, some may be drawn to take up the brush more than …

Humanity

It’s Not Your Imagination: American Cities Are Getting Less Livable

New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have become less livable over the past decade.<p>It’s getting harder to live in America’s largest cities.<p>Recently, the <i>Economist</i> published a series of graphics showing how the quality of life in American cities has fallen over the past 10 years. The graphics use …

Who Is Really Making ‘Chihuly Art’?

SEATTLE — More than 40 years later, Jeffrey Beers still vividly remembers what it felt like to have Dale Chihuly call up to convene a pre-dawn glassblowing session. You felt flattered and inspired, he said, jazzed by Mr. Chihuly’s caffeinated freight train of energy and the idea of making art with …

10 Small Apartments by a Hong Kong Design Studio That Are Less Than 1,000 Square Feet

A pragmatic Hong Kong-based design studio finds solutions to the challenges that come with small space living.

Hong Kong

The Material That Could Change Everything: Transparent Wood

<i>In line with our</i> <i>new content direction</i><i>, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is windows. If you’re looking for the perfect windows for your next project, search for them on Architizer’s new network marketplace for building-products. Click</i> …

Art21 News Roundup: Theaster Gates Expands the Role of the Artist

<b>W</b>e’re gearing up for a big summer here at Art21. We’ll be bringing on a new group of artists for our digital series <i>New York Close Up</i>, we’ll soon be …

Modern African Art Is Being Gentrified

Sotheby’s held its first auction of modern and contemporary African art on Tuesday, where 83 pieces by artists from Cameroon to South Africa sold for a total of nearly $4 million. The star of the sale was the Ghanaian artist El Anatsui’s sculpture made from discarded aluminum bottle caps and copper …

How to Clean Up and Optimize Your Sluggish Mac

GIF<p>Your Mac is running a little slow these days. It takes forever to boot up. You have to delete something just to download that file attachment from …

Art21 News Roundup: Sarah Sze Transforms Your Commute

<b>A</b>s the significance of art continues to be politicized and questioned, we at Art21 have only been strengthening our commitment to what we do: sharing …

How to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad

Stop! Don’t download that PDF converter app for iOS. You don’t need it. What if I told you iPhones have come with a built-in PDF-conversion tool since iOS 10?<p>Once you know where this iOS PDF converter is buried, you can quickly and easily turn anything into a handy PDF on your iPhone or iPad.<p>On the …

Meet Clara Tice, The Erotic Illustrator Who Scandalized 20th-Century New York

<b>Warning: This article contains erotic illustrations that might not be appropriate for your workplace.</b><p>Clara Tice was an illustrator with an eye for the erotic.<p>Her drawings and etchings conjure explicit fantasies from the vantage point of a woman ― complete with nude bodies, lavish settings and …

Artists

A Tiny Show-Stopping Cabin Two Architects Built for $15,000

When a father/son architect team got together to design a tiny, sustainable shelter in the Wisconsin woods, the design they came up with wasn't just …

Lake Superior

Bannon’s Worldview: Dissecting the Message of ‘The Fourth Turning’

WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon has great admiration for a provocative but disputed theory of history that argues that the United States is nearing a crisis that could be just as disruptive and catastrophic as the most seminal global turning points of the last 250 years.<p>This prophecy, which is laid …

China’s Already Tested CRISPR on A Human, and the U.S. Is Next

You probably know about CRISPR-Cas9. It’s the recently developed method for genetic engineering that’s brought costs down by 99%, and the time it …