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This Zero-Energy Home Is Run By Machines And Costs A Lot Less Than A Regular House

Can the Axiom House create a new model for how we design houses–and how we build them?<p>A net-zero house–one that creates as much energy as it uses–is usually a pricey custom design. The cost is one reason that there are only around 600 of the homes in the U.S. today.<p>But a new startup wants to make a …

The Best Pillsbury Hacks You Can Make Right Now

<i>By: Perry Santanachote</i><p><i>Credit: Drew Swantak/Thrillist</i><p>Pillsbury doughs are the Sorcerer's Stone for lazy cooks: they won't make you live forever, but they will make you feel unnaturally powerful because you're able to whip up incredible caramelized-on-the-outside, warm-and-soft on-the-inside cinnamon …

Sea levels will rise, experts warn, and 'it's not going to stop'

Here's one trend California is behind on: rising sea levels.<p>For the last 23 years, ocean levels around the world have climbed by about 3 inches on average, and NASA scientists say the sea will continue to rise as warming temperatures cause ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica to melt.<p>But …

5 Underwater Restaurants And Bars Around The World

<i>by Lauren Kilberg, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy of Anatara Kihavah Villas<p>These five incredible spots offer the unreal experience of dining and drinking underwater -- no scuba gear necessary.<p><b>1. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant</b><p>Ithaa boasts the title of the world's first all-glass undersea restaurant, located …

The Ingredient You Didn't Know You Should Be Adding to Your Steak

<i>by Matt Duckor, Epicurious</i><p>PHOTO BY TARA DONNE<p>So you're ready for summer grilling. You've purchased the perfect grill, and you've procured the latest, greatest cuts of steak.<p>Cut to you throwing that glorious piece of meat onto a blazing hot grill, all of your loved ones looking on in anticipation. A …

So You Flunked A Racism Test. Now What?

You're probably at least a little bit racist and sexist and homophobic. Most of us are.<p>Before you get all indignant, try taking one of the popular implicit-association tests. Created by social psychologists at Harvard, the University of Washington, and the University of Virginia, they measure …

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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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40 Hawaiian Adventures To Add To Your Travel Bucket List

Somewhere over the rainbow, the most beautiful places await you.

The Dessert Your Next Dinner Party Needs

Photographer and blogger Katie Quinn Davies shares a sweet treat for warmer days.<p>"This is my take on the classic English '4, 4, 4, and 2' Victoria sponge cake recipe that my mom used to make. Strawberries pair very well with lemon, and this recipe uses the Italian lemon liqueur limoncello, which …

9 Picnic-Perfect Recipes

What better way to celebrate spring than with an outdoor feast? Think outside the lunchbox and try one of these delicious, easy-to-transport dishes for your next picnic.<p><b>1. Couscous Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette</b><p>This is the perfect side dish for a picnic: it's wonderfully light, takes mere minutes …

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5 Free Infographic Tools You Didn't know Existed

Create infographics from scratch might be not as easy as it looks. Next to great story, facts, data and statistics you need tools, which would allow …

7 Delectable Desserts That Inspire 'Oohs' and 'Aahs'

We eat first with our eyes, so these impressive-looking desserts will get people talking.<p><b>1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie</b><p>Just mention chocolate and peanut butter and people will swoon. This tart -- with a chocolate crust, creamy peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache topping -- lives up to the …

10 of the most gorgeous national parks you've likely never heard about

If someone asked the average American to name a few national parks, chances are they'd mention the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and maybe Yosemite or …

4 Skin Geniuses Reveal Their Holy Grail Products

The top skin-care pros share their secrets and favorite products.<p>In our 10th annual celebration of the world's top makeup, hair, and skin-care pros, we share their secrets—from the season's most flattering lipstick shade to the one easy trick for bombshell hair—no appointment required. Today: skin.</b> …

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Where to Stay, Eat and Drink During the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

The 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., is currently underway. Each year, locals and visitors celebrate friendship between the United States and Japan during this four-week spring festival.<p>The history of the festival dates back to 1912, when Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gifted 3,000 …

39 Places to Have a Great Long Weekend

Master the three-day weekend getaway in one of these vibrant adventure towns across the United States. With the advice of a trusted local, discover the best spots to hike, bike, paddle, eat, drink, and sleep.

Fluffy Carrot Cake

Whip up a delicious treat this Easter.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>4 eggs<p>1/2 cup vegetable oil<p>1/2 cup applesauce<p>2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract<p>1 cup granulated sugar<p>1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>1/2 teaspoon salt<p>1/4 teaspoon ground …

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The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

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13 Problems Easily Solved With Tension Rods

Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, theyre super helpful around the house.<p>Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, they're super helpful around the house.

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

You Won't Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

At Oyster, we're known for our honest, undoctored hotel photography, and in our Photo Fakeout series we've shown just how different from reality some marketing images can be. But we've also encountered plenty of hotels that were truly as beautiful as advertised. These photos we took at various …

How to Cover Any Blemish Anywhere, Courtesy of the People Who Do Victoria's Secret Angels' Body Makeup

In VS we trust.<p>As spring draws near, we're contemplating (fearfully) the idea of exposing our long-covered bodies to the world in all their dull, dry, acned glory. And while we're experts at concealing spots and blemishes on our faces, the <i>rest</i> of our skin real estate is a different story.<p>We've …

By the Numbers: Will You Need Long-Term Care?

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5 Things to Do Outside Paris With Kids

<i>Château de Fontainebleau (Courtesy Château de Fontainebleau)</i><p>There's plenty to do in Paris, but sometimes it's nice to get out of the city and explore a little further afield. We've picked five day trips the kids will love, from a fabulous zoo and a unique aerospace museum to the must-visit …

Solo Travel As A Woman: Safety Tips And The Most Dangerous Places In The World For Women Revealed

You only have to look at the travel blogs on HuffPost UK Lifestyle to see that solo travel is becoming more and more popular among women.<p>But while …

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5 Tips for Raising Your Distracted Child: How to Parent a Child With Focus Issues | Reflections from a Children's Therapist

Parenting can be a very enjoyable process. Parenting can provide you with so much joy as you watch your children grow up. However, as any parent …