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16 people who are living the dream without spending a fortune

Circa 4 p.m., pretty much anything sounds better than staring at your office computer screen.<p>For instance, traveling the world — working when you feel like it, how you feel like it, and with a view to rival any Instagrammer's best shot. Or maybe even putting your job on hold (or leaving it …

19 Of Hawaii's Most Epic Photo Ops

Do it for the 'gram.<p>Hawaii is undeniably photogenic, but even in the Aloha state, some photo ops are better than others.<p>Vacations, after all, are as much about sharing your adventures with the folks back home as they are rest and relaxation.<p>Whether you’re a professional photographer, a selfie …

Articles about tiny warsaw studio instantly changes office playroom on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using multifunctional furniture, an apartment in Warsaw rearranges at a moment's notice.<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British...<p>In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children …

Architecture

How I Quit My 9-5 to Do What I Love and Travel the World (Whenever I Want)

<i>This article was originally published on Making Sense of Cents</i><p>When I was 18, I remember thinking that if I only I could make $15/hour, I'd be set.<p>At the time, I had just started my first year of college, and was working full-time to pay for it. I was making $12/hour all in, including commission, my …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

The 21 best places to retire in the world

If you're looking to settle down soon, you may want to reconsider sunny Florida, serene Cape Cod, or any other retirement hot spot in the US.<p>For the third year in a row, the US barely made it into the top 20 of the global retirement index rankings put together by Natixis.<p>Northern European nations, …

Stop Google from tracking you on Google Maps

Learn how to disable Location History for your Google account and also how to delete some or all of your whereabouts from Your Timeline.<p>Google Maps is rolling out a new feature to Android and desktop users called Your Timeline. With it, you can see all the places you've been. Google is quick to …

Google

9 incredible natural landmarks that were inadvertently made by man

Mining has led to the accidental creation of stunning geysers in destinations like Nevada and Madagascar and the building of dams has led to lakes in unexpected places like the Egyptian desert and in the remote corners of the United Arab Emirates.<p>From the Door to Hell, whose continuous burning is …

Natural Gas

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

Five Money Saving Travel Tips

<b>Flexible travel date airfare search</b><p>Some airlines and sites have very useful flexible travel date tools. Among airlines, JetBlue, United, Southwest; for third party sites, Kayak and Google Flights are best. On United.com check the "my dates are flexible" box and choose a length of stay. On Kayak, …

12 Important Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

Designers reveal what you must consider before making this major purchase.<p>When it comes to furniture, a sofa is likely to be one of the biggest investments you'll make. Yet, with so many options, it's so easy to go wrong. We spoke with our favorite designers to find out the secrets to making a …

America's Most Romantic Train Trips

If you've been thinking about sallying forth with a companion, consider a train trip to discover Wes-Anderson-film-levels of nostalgia and beauty. From the Napa Valley to Maine, riding the rails has never been so romantic.<p><i>-- By Max Grinnell</i><p>See All of America's Most Romantic Train Trips<p><i>More from</i> …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

The 7 Biggest Decor Mistakes That Drive Designers Crazy

Pros reveal what they always want to change when walking into a room.<p>Pros reveal what they always want to change when walking into a room.

Underwater robot reveals the mysteries of Antarctic ice

An underwater robot has been used to produce the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.<p>When it comes to inhospitable environments, the Antarctic is about as harsh as it gets. For that reason, it has been extremely difficult to survey. Thanks to an underwater robot, though, …

Antarctica

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

Dirty chicken scandal: food expert calls for boycott of chicken

Levels of campylobacter ‘scandalous’, says Professor Tim Lang, after tests show up 1o 8 out of 10 chickens contaminated<p>Tim Lang: public should stop buying poultry<p>Food poisoning scandal: how chicken spreads campylobacter<p>A leading food expert and adviser to successive governments has called for a …

Marked Up Photographs Show How Iconic Prints Were Edited in the Darkroom

Want to see what kind of work goes into turning a masterful photograph into an iconic print? Pablo Inirio, the master darkroom printer who works at …

11 Unexpected Uses For Coffee Filters

These inexpensive staples can do a lot more than make coffee.<p><i>Marcus Guhl / Getty</i><p><b>1. Protect delicate dishes and cookware</b><p>Use a flattened coffee filter to separate stacked plates or cooking pans in your cupboard. This way, your finest china will be protected from errant scratches or nicks while …

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

Researchers have created a mirror that not only reflects 97% of light but also radiates heat into the cold depths of the universe<p>A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

Disrupting Auto Finance

Last year, I woke up to the sleeping giant of auto finance. Over the last decade, we’ve witnessed an explosion of startups building software that dramatically cuts inefficiencies in the exchange of information, goods, and services – disrupting industry incumbents in the process. In the last year, …

6 Things You Should Never Ever Store in the Garage

Protect your belongings and yourself with these safe rules for storage.<p><i>This story originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.</i><p>We're guessing your decluttering strategy is something like this: No place for it inside? Put it in the garage.<p>But the truth is, your garage isn't a great catch-all storage …

15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

What To Do (And How To Find Out) If Your Car Is Being Recalled--Updated

Recalls are without doubt the biggest story in the auto industry this year, with about 52 million models – that’s roughly one out of every five vehicles in the nation – being called back by their manufacturers for safety-related defects. This total has already blown away the previous all-time high …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier