Elisa Parker

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Upside Down and Backward: Unusual Home With Airy Features

Designing a house that is both upside down and back-to-front is quite the engineering feat, but Carter Williamson Architects did just that, and quite …

15 Sparkling Drinks for Spring Entertaining

Warmer days mean the start of spring entertaining season: lazy days outdoors with friends, cozy dinner parties with fresh produce, and Memorial Day …

Brilliant Furniture is Flipping Easy to Turn into Beds

Anyone who has spent the night on a pull-out sofa bed, a futon, or a transforming chair-to-bed can attest, this type of furniture is typically the …

How Gardening Can Make You Healthier (Really!)

There are some major benefits to getting a little dirt under your nails. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>We know you're obsessed with gardening, and frankly, that's a good thing. That summertime hobby can actually improve your mental and physical wellbeing. Here's how:<p><b>1. Burns</b> …

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17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

21 Inspiring Photos of Marilyn Monroe

21 inspiring vintage photos of the icon.<p>In honor of what would've been Marilyn Monroe's 90th birthday, we've rounded up rare and inspiring photos of the icon. Here, Monroe in pictures worth lingering over.

How To Convert Your Room Into a Giant Camera Obscura

We heard how dangerous it could get outdoors with all of the traffic-crossings, pollen, UV rays and so on, and so we decided to stay inside and paint …

How to Travel With Your Camera

Getting away was supposed to be a way to relax and recuperate, time away from the stresses of modern day living. The problem is, that whilst the end …

Retrovolution: mining the past to make the future

Anders Warming doesn’t like the word “retro.” Ever since taking over as Mini’s chief of design in 2010, Warming has had to wrestle with the term’s meaning and its application to his company’s cars. Because it stems from “retrospective,” says the Danish designer, “it means you’re looking in the …

Kintsugi: The Centuries-Old Art of Repairing Broken Pottery with Gold

Translated to <i></i>“golden joinery,” <i>Kintsugi</i> (or <i>Kintsukuroi</i>, which means “golden repair”) is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with a special lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Beautiful seams of gold glint in the cracks of ceramic ware, giving a unique …

Stunningly Intricate Mud Paintings Cover Classroom Walls

Japanese artist Yusuke Asai decorated the walls and ceiling of this classroom with a sprawling, intricate mural painted with mud. Sweeping curves, patterns, and shapes form abstract depictions of people, plants, and animals in this magnificent painting. For those lucky enough to see it in person, …

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This Nigerian College Student Built a Wind- And Solar-Powered Car From Scraps

There’s little question as to why Oyeyiola, who is taking his finals in the next two weeks, would devote so much of his extra-curricular time and …

Samsung will reportedly announce ‘Gear Glass’ in September

Samsung is working on a competitor for Google Glass that will be announced in September during IFA in Berlin, according to Business Korea. Aptly referred to as “Gear Glass,” the unannounced wearable is expected to be revealed alongside the Galaxy Note 4 and it’s rumored to run the Tizen operating …

BLOCKS Smartwatch Totally Customizable To Your Needs, Features Detachable Modules (video)

Having the option to create anything yourself is always good. Whether you’re creating your own hamburgers at a burger shop or creating your own …

Mysterious Ancient Indian Metal Works Surpass Modern Technology

What is amazing about the Iron Pillar of Delhi is that, in spite of being at least 1,500 years old and possibly much older, it is so impenetrable to …

Comet LINEAR 2014: New Meteor Shower Predicted on May 24

Comet LINEAR is going to bring a new meteor shower in May 2014, according to meteor experts.<p>The comet will bring the shower on May 24, according to …

How Big is the Universe? How Small Are We in It?

What our present science understands about the size of the universe already shows us a vast and immense realm—yet it may still only be a tiny drop in …

Super-Earths: Planets Likely Have Stable Climate Similar to Earth's

Super-Earths, massive planets that have been discovered both in and outside the Milky Way, have been found to have a climate more like Earth’s than …

100 Years Of Smoking Studies In Popular Science

Fifty years ago, the U.S. surgeon general first declared that smoking tobacco causes lung cancer. Popular Science readers could have known that was coming.<p>Fifty years ago tomorrow, then-U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry held a press conference announcing that, among other ills, smoking caused lung …

Starwatch: The night sky in 2014

Our Starwatch preview of the coming year begins with a chart of the looping motions of Mars and Saturn over the coming months. Both planets lie in our lower S sky before dawn at present, but rotate the chart slightly counter-clockwise (N pointing up) for a better orientation.<p>Mars's easterly motion …

Coffee may boost brain's ability to store long-term memories, study claims

A cup or two of coffee could boost the brain's ability to store long-term memories, researchers in the US claim. People who had a shot of caffeine after looking at a series of pictures were better at distinguishing them from similar images in tests the next day, the scientists found.<p>The task gives …