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This Elegant Californian Prefab Minimizes Site Disturbance

Thanks to its modular construction, a modern retreat treads lightly on the pristine landscape.<p>When Clive McCarthy and his wife, Tricia Bell, were on the hunt for an escape from San Francisco, they found the perfect spot for their second home three hours north of the Bay Area on a 64-acre site in …

Architecture

The British countryside is being killed by herbicides and insecticides – can anything save it?

In June 2011 I took a long drive up the A1, the Great North Road. At Scotch Corner I turned for Barnard Castle. The villages were well kept, the countryside was green, the fields dotted with sheep. Everything was normal. Or so I thought.<p>Beyond Barnard Castle I took a narrow lane into part of Upper …

EPA

Here are the 5 books you need to read this summer, according to Bill Gates

With summer fast approaching, it's time to start compiling your vacation reading list. And fortunately, Bill Gates is here to help.<p>On Monday, the …

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

People can't stop talking about this 'brilliant' National Geographic cover

<i>National Geographic</i> has its fair share of affecting, enduring covers, like 1985's "Afghan Girl," arguably the publication's most famous image.<p>For its …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

How much the average person in 40 different countries takes home after taxes

The salary you negotiate isn't the amount you end up receiving in your paychecks. The primary reason: taxes.<p>It is well known that every country has a different corporate tax rate, but each one also has different tax rates for individuals. CapRelo published a study on tax rates and take home …

8 reasons you should buy Apple's most basic iPad instead of an iPad Pro

Apple sells four iPad models: the iPad Mini 4, the iPad, and two versions of the iPad Pro.<p>Unless you're into the "mini" form factor though, most people will probably choose between the 9.7-inch iPad and the two iPad Pro models.<p><b>Here are eight reasons you should buy the most basic iPad instead of an</b> …

11 Surprising Signs That You May Be Way Smarter Than Most People

For one thing, if you're a musician, you're already ahead of the game.<p>If you've been called smart or intelligent your whole life, it may be for any of the reasons listed below. That's according to science, of course.<p>And if the verdict is still out on whether you're truly smart or not, this may just …

Siblings

21 Books You Don’t Have to Read

And 21 you should read instead (technically 20 books—Adventures of Huckleberry Finn did not fare well).<p>We've been told all our lives that we can only call ourselves well-read once we've read the Great Books. We tried. We got halfway through <i>Infinite Jest</i> and halfway through the SparkNotes on</i> …

Literature

Photos of KFC Fried Chicken as Fiery Explosions

Here’s something that’s strange yet creative. KFC Hong Kong wanted to promote its Hot & Spicy fried chicken, so the ad agency Ogilvy & Mather Hong …

Move Over, Le Creuset: These *Much* Cheaper Dutch Ovens Are Breaking the Internet

Don’t get us wrong: We love the cult-favorite ceramic cookware brand Le Creuset as much as the next self-proclaimed chef, but they ain’t cheap. (Uh, …

Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd

<b>Competition in the</b> employment market can be tough. Thanks to this list of 17 free résumé templates by Creative Bloq, you can choose from a variety of …

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

5 Google search tricks that will give you so much more in the world of web

Most of us spend huge chunks of our time surfing the WWW, but very few of us know the tricks that make searching easier – speed up your browsing with these nifty search bar hacks<p>1. Search within a specific website<p>Whether you’re an uber fan of a publication like the Telegraph or you recently read …

Google Search

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

OK Go explains the incredible math behind their "The One Moment" music video

As brilliant as OK Go's "The One Moment" music video is from their <i>Hungry Ghosts</i> album, the math that went behind it is even more genius. Using …

Music Videos

These Incredible Drawings Look Like They're Jumping Off The Page

It's impossible to imagine how these drawings could possibly be flat until you watch the videos of how they're created.<p>Nikola Čuljić is a Serbian artist who uses forced perspective to make his pencil and pastel drawings jump right off the page.<p>Incorporating characters from Disney and Marvel, as …

Art

Novice Photographers: Absurdly Clear Explanation On Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>If you’re just starting out in photography, the basics of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO could leave …

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

A Determined Cat Slips and Slides Across a Frozen Pond Trying to Catch a Fish Swimming Under the Ice

A rather determined black and white cat hilariously slipped and slid across a frozen pond in pursuit of the fish who were swimming beneath the frozen …

Fish

Energy storage breakthrough could boost EV range and slash charge time

Electric cars could soon have as much range as petrol and diesel cars -- and recharge in a matter of minutes -- thanks to what researchers are calling a "breakthrough" in energy storage technology. Teams from Bristol University and Surrey University have created a new material for supercapacitors, …

Clean Energy

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Insects

Incredible 3D Drawings Pop Off the Page and Sink Into the Ground

Hungarian anamorphic artist Sandor Vamos creates incredible trick-of-the-eye 3D drawings that seem to jump from the page. With an integral understanding of angles and a knack for perspective, Vamos uses clever shading, line work, and perspectives to create his hand-drawn 3D optical illusions. From …

Art

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

Netball: The sport which is seeing a big boom in England

<b>It is a sport that has never featured at the Olympics but is on the rise across England, with record numbers of participants playing the game.</b><p>"Netball is thriving, a lot of girls live and breathe netball," says England Netball development officer Pauline Knight.<p>So what has caused the boom in the …

Can you solve it? Do your nut with the squirrel puzzle

Happy New Year guzzlers!<p>Today’s first problem concerns squirrels. Have a nibble - it’s not too hard a nut to crack.<p><i>The Squirrel King has buried the Golden Acorn beneath one of the squares in this 6x6 grid.</i> <i>Three squirrels - Black, Grey and Red - are each standing on a square in the grid, as</i> …

Squirrels

This 1 Habit Will Make You More Creative and Happier (if You Can Stand It) | Inc.com

What if there was one simple thing you could do that cost nothing and took no extra time, that would make you much more creative than you are now? What if it would also make you sleep better, and perhaps happier in general. Would you do it?<p>Well here it is: Put away your smartphone. Not all the …

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