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This Woodland Design Farm Actually Grows Furniture

British tree farmer, artist and designer Gavin Munro talks about the art of “zen 3D printing” with wood.<p>For the last decade, Gavin Munro has been figuring out the perfect way to grow wooden furniture and art like patterned lamps, chairs and tables. More recently, this British tree farmer, artist …

Here's How Much Power You'd Actually Get from Solar Panels on Your Roof

Or from a wind turbine in your backyard.<p>One of the problems with setting up renewable power sources—like solar panels or wind turbines—is that it can be difficult to predict just how much power they will generate once they're built.<p>Say you're considering installing some solar panels on the roof of …

Renewable Energy

5 Korean Novels You Should Read Now

South Korea is becoming a major player on the world’s literary scene, beginning with last year’s London Book Fair, which spotlighted Korean literature. In particular, the country’s literary scene is making a name for itself with dark, transgressive fiction by female writers, some of which might not …

Books

Bullet-proof luxury: The Range Rover Sentinel

The Range Rover Sentinel is built at Land Rover's Oxford Road facility and is based on a standard wheelbase Range Rover Autobiography. In fact, to …

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

Filigree from Orissa, tussar from Jharkhand, or pashmina from Kashmir, this estore takes you places

Investment banker Zuhaib Khan travels frequently. And each time, his friends and family ask him to bring back local specialties. When he visited …

DSLR vs. Mirrorless | Are Mirrorless Cameras Really the Future Of Photography?

One of the most common phrases in photography circles these days is that “mirrorless is the future.” Like many other predictions, we usually tend to …

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

Where in the World Is the Best Place to Be in February?

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: when the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy scruff-bucket town transforms for its once-a-year fabulous fiesta; or when a mass mob of whales gathers at the nearby reef; That's why our book, <i>The</i> …

Infographic: Ultimate limits of nature and humanity

Discover the edges of the possible, from extreme nature to staggering human abilities, in our limit-busting infographic.<p>Everything has a limit – or does it? Tour our infographic of the extremes of nature and human ability to find out.<p>Some maximums will never be surpassed, but as the author Arthur C …

Infographics

Are These the 12 Types of Millennials?

If there's one thing every millennial hates, it's an overly broad generalization about what every millennial thinks.<p>But is it better or worse to try …

People Are Already Finding Amazing Uses For Hyperlapse, Instagram's New Time-Lapse Video App

Hyperlapse allows you to take time-lapse videos, without the need for fancy, expensive equipment. It's really easy to use, and has a beautiful interface. You push one button to record the video, and then speed it up to various degrees using a separate button.<p>You can then upload the video you made …

8 Back-To-School Supplies For Your Most Productive Year Yet

How often do your back-to-school supplies go to waste? Desperate to get organized–this will be the year you get organized!–you stock up on binders and dividers and highlighters galore, only to forget about them a week later, turning your backpack into a de facto paper-shredding machine. The eight …

10 iPhone Tweaks To Make Your Life Easier

<i>Guest author Chris McConnell, a designer, writer and entrepreneur, goes hands-on with the coolest consumer tech products at DailyTekk.</i><p>iPhones are cool. iOS is cool. Apple thinks so, I think so and if you’re reading this you probably do too.<p>The iPhone experience is already amazing, right out of the …

5 Tricks To Mess With Your Own Mind

Let’s face it: There’s more to “reality” than what most people think. I’m not talking about some “woo woo” misunderstanding of quantum physics. On …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

100-Year-Olds Moms Share Insights On What It Means to Be a Mother

This Mother’s Day, why not take some advice from three women who’ve been moms for a very, very long time?<p>In honor of the 100th anniversary of the …

Parenting

Epic 360-degree selfie will give you wanderlust

You've never seen anything quite like this. This incredible around-the-world video selfie took three years to film and is sure to make you want to hop a plane.<p>By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie …

Taj Mahal

Banksy's Street Art Reimagined in LEGO

What would it look like if Banksy's most famous street art pieces were reimagined in LEGO? What would the balloon girl look like and how would the rat on the wire appear? These are the questions photographer Jeff Friesen asked himself when he created his original series <i>Bricksy</i>. As he tells …

Art

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

UN agencies are failing severely malnourished children in Tanzania

Despite efforts from the government and donors, a doctor shares his experiences struggling to save malnourished children<p>For the past year I've been running a children's ward in rural Tanzania. Every day I treat severe acute malnutrition (SAM), a condition responsible for over half a million deaths …

To Create a Real Connection, Show Vulnerability

The hardest part of my business failing was not the loss of the business. It was the loss of the identity that came with being a successful entrepreneur.<p>I had become so attached to this identity that when others asked how the non-existent business was doing, I said, “Great!” The chasm between the …

How Famines Make Future Generations Fat

Mass starvation may change genes in children that lead to obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.<p>Cambodia’s diabetes clinics are overflowing. On its …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

30 Luxe Hotels for Hitting the Slopes

The best ski lodges are idyllic escapes where after a day of hitting the slopes, you come back to cozy fireplaces, gourmet food, and relaxing spa treatments. Even if you’re not a hardcore skier, these winter accessories and stylish boots will ensure you’re the cutest lodge bunny on the hill. …

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

Watch: A Captivating Time-Lapse Of Snowflakes Forming In Midair

What does a snowfall look like? Not as it floats down from a gray sky to land upon an outstretched tongue, but as it grows from a single molecule? It looks like some kind of crystal flower, blossoming from a singularity in space-time.<p>Backed by a soft piano nocturne taken from Aphex Twin, Russian …

Rum Runner takes the stand-up paddle board to pieces

There are at least two things that you can say about stand-up paddleboards, or SUPs: they're popular, and they're big. This means that while a lot of …

Paddleboarding

The New Tesla Convertible: You Heard It First Here, And It's All About Volatility

Just after 3pm today I suggested that Tesla Motors, which issued a $600 million convertible just under a year ago, could and probably should do a bigger one now, with its stock up over 150% from the time of the first deal.<p>Well, what do you know. As soon as the market closed, Tesla announced a $1.6 …