Dorothy Dou

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The 7 Fitness Myths (i.e. Total B.S.) You Need to Know

<b>The fitness industry is full of more lies, myths, and total B.S. than nearly any industry on the planet.</b> Some of these myths are slowly going away, …

Fitness

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Breakfast in Italy

The mainstay of Italian <i>colazione</i> (breakfast) is scalding hot <i>espresso</i>, <i>cappuccino</i> (<i>espresso</i> with a goodly dollop of foamed milk) or <i>caffè latte</i> – the hot, milky espresso beverage Starbucks mistakenly calls a <i>latte</i>, which will get you a glass of milk in Italy. An alternative beverage is <i>orzo</i>, a slightly …

Italy

Backpacking: a guide to classic and new must-do experiences

Australia<p><b>Classic</b> Diving at the Great Barrier Reef; surfing the Gold Coast; Uluru; climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge; coffee shops in Melbourne; sailing …

A Guide to Singapore’s Hawker Food Culture

The spicy broth steamed up my glasses as I pulled the long, golden noodles from the bowl of <i>prawn mee</i> in front of me. If that chili-infused dish didn’t satisfy my hunger, the bowl of savory fish ball soup next to it would, or even the <i>shu mai</i> dumplings next to that.<p>These were a few of the delicacies …

Cirque du Soliel in Downtown Disney

Camera Police<p>I don’t understand why the Cirque du Soliel people are so militant about not letting you take photos. I really don’t get what the big …

The Seedy Part of Tokyo

Correcting the Fisheye Lens<p>I took this photo with the fisheye (see my Nikon 16mm Fisheye Review) and then did the lens correction in post. What do …

Lava in the streets of Tokyo

The original Photoshop<p>I saw this great article on Petapixel about the super-duper-orignal Photoshop!<p>Daily Photo – Lava in the streets of Tokyo<p>I had a …

The Shuttle in Repose

Processing Photos Out-of-Order<p>Many of you know that I process photos in random order. Chronological order seems as arbitrary as any other order, so I …

Breathtaking travel photos from the past seven days – capturing the Tuscan countryside, Kauai’s Na Pali Coast and Borneo’s scenic jungle. http://www.bbc.com/travel/slideshow/20130606-our-favourite-images-of-the-week?OCID=fbtvlimg

Green Gateway

The latest from Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning, this proposal for the Taichung City Cultural Center serves as a cultural hub for …

Space Suit of the Week: Hand Sewn NASA Space Suits - The Fox Is Black

I was a little stressed when Bobby announced that he wanted to do a handmade week. When it comes to aeronautics, handmade is probably the last word …

Ai Weiwei Brings 150 Tons Of Rebar To Venice

The artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has erected a 150-ton landscape of steel at the 2013 Venice Biennale.<p>The 2008 Sichuan earthquake profoundly affected the sensibility of the artist Ai Weiwei. The tragedy, in which nearly 5,200 schoolchildren perished, emboldened Ai to not just speak up but to yell …

Rainy Day Design Flaw: Why Aren't Umbrellas Better Integrated with Cars?

I'm currently in rainy North Carolina, where Tropical Storm Andrea has me scurrying about my rental car with an umbrella—and getting soaked every …

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“Squishy” Chairs by New Colony Furniture

“Squishy” is the best way that I can describe these chairs by Annie Evelyn of Brooklyn-based company New Colony Furniture. We first stumbled on one …

Furniture

Porsche Speedster Type 356A (o) The Porsche Speedster has become one of the most highly collectible sport cars today, and in today’s market could bring as much a $300,000 or more. Production for the Porsche Speedster began in 1954 after Max Hoffman, the sole US importer of Porsche's, advised Porsche that a lower-cost convertible could sell well in the American Market. Based off of the 1948 Porsche Number 1, Type 356, it was the very first Speedster certified for driving on the street. The body of the first Speedster was designed by Erwin Komenda. Erwin worked for Ferdinand Porsche as their designer. This new Porsche design was a design that truly impressed not only European sport car connoisseurs, but also impressed those in the United States. The new Porsche design was very smooth, refined, lightweight, and sexy. One of the most distinguishing features of the Porsche Speedster besides looking like a bathtub on wheels, is its short windshield. This helps prevent less drag as the car moves forward as well as a adding a sporty look. The seats in the Speedster has a clean look with just simple buckets with fixed backrests. The dash has just the bare necessities such as a speedometer, odometer, tachometer, and temperature gauge. During the early years, the Porsche Speedster and the Volkswagen Beetle shared similar components like the chassis, suspension, and drive train. Porsche went away from sharing parts with Volkswagen, because they wanted to focus on performance. This is also why the displacement of the engine started increasing. The 1948 Porsche Number 1, type 356, has a air-cooled flat-4 cylinder engine. Displacement is 1131 cc. After 1948, the engine was moved behind the rear axle to compensate for two additional seats and therefore also reduced production costs. One of the most popular years to collect is the 1955 Porsche Speedster. James Dean purchased a 1955 Porsche Speedster brand new and set it as an American icon. He later sold it for a 1955 Porsche Spyder. By 1955, the Porsche Speedster had a 1600 cc engine with a 4-speed synchromesh transmission. It was the first production Porsche that reached a top speed of 100 MPH! There was also a new body designation due to new details in the body. It was now called the Porsche Speedster 356A.