Doug Ballard

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8 Reasons you're waking up mid-sleep, and how to fix it

One minute you’re snoozing peacefully, the next you’re wide awake in the dead of night. Sound familiar? Unless you’re blessed enough to conk out like …

Sleep

Millennials are obsessed with raising plants, and one New York-based startup is poised to capitalize

Eliza Blank is in the business of selling plants to novices.<p>The Sill, the direct-to-consumer plant-selling business she founded in 2012 and leads as CEO, simplifies the process of selecting and buying indoor plants by advising customers on which types would be most suitable for their living …

Customers

A drug’s weird side effect lets people control their dreams

Have you ever wanted to fly? A drug that helps people control their dreams could let you try it from the comfort of your own bed.<p>A small number of …

Consciousness

Want to Live Longer? Scientists Say They've Made 'Exciting' Progress in the Quest to 'Reverse Aging'

To summarize: "The ability to reverse aging ... is some way in the future yet, but it’s an exciting start."<p>People have searched for a fountain of youth since the beginning of time. It's always seemed like a quixotic quest--until now.<p>A team of scientists at a British university say their latest …

Silicon Valley

Cozy camper van stands out with custom woodworking

There’s even a Japanese-inspired Shoji screen<p>Camper vans are so popular right now that every week we discover a new van conversion company working to transform cargo haulers into mobile adventure homes. The best part about all of this van eye candy? Watching fellow camper addicts innovate in …

Campervans

DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day

With five designs ranging from a modern cabin to a five-bedroom dwelling, Russian prefab company Dubldom now accepts pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Moscow architect Ivan Ovchinnikov of BIO Architects founded DublDom, a modular house design-and-build company, to create affordable, prefabricated houses that …

Prefab Homes

7 Things It Could Mean For Your Health If You Don't Remember Your Dreams

Though you've likely had some fairly memorable dreams in your life, you probably don't remember each and every minute detail of every dream when you …

Sleep

Sleeping For Longer Than 8 Hours A Night Could Point To A Larger Health Issue

It’s well known that not getting enough sleep can mess with your health in the long run, but new research suggests that getting too much sleep can be …

Sleep

Spotify's Billionaire CEO is Unusually Obsessive About This 1 Thing

The founder of the music streaming service takes time management to the next level.<p>Spotify's CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek started his first business at age 13. He built a homepage for $100. Two decades later, the Swedish entrepreneur and technologist is in the three comma club.<p>How did he get there? …

Charisma

6 Principles for Exceptional Leadership Straight From the Army

I got my hands on the Army's "leadership bible" and dug in so you can dig in on the front lines of powerful leadership.<p>There are plenty of corporate CEO's that have cut their leadership teeth in the Army. And the army is known to produce more skilled leaders than perhaps any corporation.<p>So I …

Leadership

This Founder is Setting the Example for What a High-Growth Female-Led Cannabis Business Looks Like

Brittany Carbone is the founder and CEO of TONIC, a wellness company that develops CBD based topicals and orals from organically grown, hemp-derived CBD.<p>Prior to starting TONIC, Carbone was a professional personal trainer, a devotee to natural wellness remedies, and someone who battled anxiety. …

Cannabis

Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

Creativity

We Found It: The Best Plant for Your Dark Bedroom

It's always good to find plants that tolerate low light and won't wither up in dry, indoor air. Get to know asparagus ferns, one of the hardiest …

Plants

Houseplants 101: How to Propagate Plants

As a garden designer who also loves making homemade gifts, I often propagate my houseplants. Giving away or swapping the plant babies is a rewarding …

Plants

14 Leadership Books To Add To Your HR Reading List

Books can be a great way to gain new insight into leadership and other human resources-related matters. Books can help you think through new problems and discover innovative ways to approach the problems you already see in your organization. This insight can have a significant impact on the way you …

Satya Nadella

Explore Namibia’s Haunting Coast With These Luxe Prefab Cabins

A luxury boutique hotel draws inspiration from the shipwrecks that line Namibia’s treacherous Skeleton Coast to create a thrilling getaway.<p>Set amidst the windswept sand dunes of Namibia’s coastline, Shipwreck Lodge is a low-impact boutique hotel that pays homage to the landscape in more ways than …

Prefab Homes

Illustrator’s Ultra Cool Website Is The Epitome Of Standing Out From The Crowd

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>You might’ve seen your fair share of brilliant web designs and online portfolios, but Mariano …

Batteries

Is design thinking the answer for the next generation of marketing?

Merryn Olifent is a senior consultant at innovation and design thinking firm, G2 Innovation. She is a leader in marketing and communications for …

Customers

A Secluded, Off-Grid Cabin Echoes Stunning Minimalist Design

Tucked away on an island off the coast of Tasmania, this tiny cabin only features two pieces of furniture.<p>According to Dan Devine and Hugh Maguire of Maguire + Devine Architects in Tasmania, their client was born in Taiwan and had grown up surrounded by traditional Japanese architecture. "Out of …

Architecture

11 Things Happy Couples Do Before They Go to Sleep

It’s very important to spend some time with your partner before you go to sleep. It doesn’t matter how much time you have to spend together — an hour …

Sleep

Snoring partner keeping you up? You need to try the QuietOn earbuds

Trying to sleep next to your snoring partner can be almost impossible. These noise-cancelling earbuds offer instant relief.<p><b>Is there a cure for</b> …

Sleep

What To Do If You’ve Had A Terrible Night’s Sleep To Try & Salvage Your Day, According To Experts

From tossing and turning in the sheets after waking up a couple hours before your alarm was originally set, to having bad dreams all night long — …

Sleep

Port-A-Bach: A Globetrotting Shipping Container Micro Home on Wheels!

1/7<p>Atelier Workshop's recycled container home Port-A-Bach<p>If there's two things we love at Inhabitat, it's small-space living and repurposed shipping …

Small Spaces

Before and After: An Uninspired RV Gets a Cheery Refresh For $5K

A couple revamp an outdated travel trailer on a tight budget, infusing modern amenities and farmhouse-inspired vibes.<p>Shortly after selling their first rehabbed trailer, Lauren and Van Jones of The Arrow Anglers set their sights on renovating another secondhand RV—this time a 2004 Keystone …

Home Depot

The 11 foods, backed by science, that will help you sleep better

Yes, there really are foods that can help you sleep better.<p>If you’re prone to tossing and turning, eating foods high in magnesium can help you drift …

Don’t lose sleep over it: Even if you don’t get enough shut-eye, most fixes are easy

<b>(wavebreakmedia via Shutterstock)</b><p>Millions of Americans are sleep-deprived, but stressing over it won’t help<p>Brandon Peters-Mathews<p>August 4, 2018 8:29pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>The serious consequences of sleep deprivation perennially capture society’s …

Sleep

Man converts old ambulance into a traveling tiny home on wheels

Ebay may be filled with trash that many turn into treasure, but one man has taken it a step further by converting an old ambulance into a gorgeous …

Newport Beach

A Stanford neurologist’s nine simple tips for quality sleep

The serious consequences of sleep deprivation perennially capture society’s attention. And, as kids head back to school, sleep and a lack of it are of particular concern.<p>Compared to historical norms, how have our contemporary expectations of sleep changed? What are the effects of inadequate sleep? …

Sleep

How to Make French Press Coffee | The Art of Manliness

Every man should know how to brew a decent cup of coffee. It’s an everyday skill that should be passed down from father to son, like shaving or …

Coffee

My wife and I retired in our 30s and now travel full-time in an Airstream trailer — here's what we spend in a week

There once was a guy from the Southeast who thought life could be broken down into a few simple constructs: get a job, buy stuff, retire, and die.<p>Yep, that guy was me.<p>Early retirement? Not in the cards. 401(k) retirement plan? Sure, but only the minimum. Retirement was the furthest thing from my …

RVs