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Charming Gothic-Style Chapel Transformed into a Stunning Holiday Cottage

Located in Forest-in-Teesdale, England is a rustic chapel that's been converted from a Methodist sanctuary into a charming modern home. This transformation was completed by Evolution Design, and they restored the once-vacant space from many years of disrepair. Now, it's a vibrant holiday cottage …

Architecture

Solar-powered floating home in Portugal generates a year's worth of energy in just six months

1/13<p>Floatwing by Friday<p>An off-grid adventure awaits daring couples on the Floatwing, a floating romantic getaway for two. The Portuguese design firm …

Off-grid

This Sexy Bikini Cleans Up the Ocean While You Swim

When we picture our dream tropical vacay, a vision of water so clear you can see the sand twenty feet below is something that immediately comes to mind. Sadly, that usually not the case when we go for a dip in the ocean. Whether it’s the plastic debris that’s wrecking havoc on marine life or the …

The 8 Best Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss

Food that helps you sleep like a baby...without making you bloated in the a.m.<p>Just so you know: While Women's Health editors independently select all products we feature, product links may be from affiliate partners. That means if you buy something, Women's Health gets a portion of the …

This man's factory is turning waste coffee into green energy

WIRED 2015 is our annual two-day celebration of the innovators, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs who are reinventing our world. For more from the …

Generate cheap, green electricity from sunlight with solar roof tiles

Alternative energy has become a lot cheaper than it used to be when the public was presented to it. But still, nowadays solar panels are hardly the …

Clean Energy

10 Energy and Water Saving Gadgets for Your Home

Get smart this Earth Day (and every day) by making your home smarter! There are plenty of little gadgets on the market now that allow you to save …

Top 10

Woodland Fairy Birthday Party

It thrills me to share with you this Woodland Fairy Birthday Party designed by Kate Landers Events, LLC!<p>The party took place in the "enchanted" woods …

How to Throw the Ultimate Backyard Party With Things You Already Have

A memorable and beautiful outdoor soiree doesn't require a trip to the mall...you can pull off a clever, stylish party with pieces you already have (and a little creativity.)<p>A memorable and beautiful outdoor soiree doesn't require a trip to the mall...you can pull off a clever, stylish party with …

14 Genius Storage Ideas for Your Kid's Room

Not-so-average ways to make your life a lot easier.<p>Yes, it is possible to have kids <i>and</i> a clean house — and these clever DIYs are proof. Give your existing walls and furniture an update to help them work harder and keep clutter at bay. Plus get more designer-approved ideas for kids rooms!

A Century-Old Maine Cottage Full of Coastal Charm

For decades, designer Libby Cameron's family has been gathering at this airy seaside escape.<p>For decades, designer Libby Cameron's family has been gathering in a cottage on the coast of Maine. With generations of family furnishings, occasionally brightened by a new slipcover or a coat of paint, …

The 12 Best Paint Colors for a Kids' Rooms

They'll never get tired of these shades.<p>Painting is a total pain. You have to move all your furniture and tape all the molding and only <i>then</i> can you start putting color on the walls. Good thing these subtle shades will grow with your child — from the terrible twos to the trying teens.

10 Family-Friendly Decorating Tips You Didn't Know

Kid-proof your home.<p>Just because you have kids doesn't mean you have to give up your design style. We asked top interior designers for ideas on how they create a space that's both sophisticated <i>and</i> sippy-cup friendly.

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 …

These 16 Adorable Dogs Just Realized That They're Going To The Vet

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25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.

Are these the most beautiful faces in the world?

Scientists have used e-fits to create portraits of the most beautiful man and woman in the world - and say David Gandy and Natalie Portman are the closest real life examples<p>A computer programme usually used to draw up e-fits of wanted criminals has been used to create the faces of the most …

Air pollution is no barrier to exercise - Futurity

If you use your area's air pollution as a reason not to exercise, you might need to find a better excuse.

Before and after cyclone Pam

Views from above, before and after cyclone Pam devastated the island nation of Vanuatu earlier this month.<p>Cyclone Pam was a Category 5 storm when it …

Female embryos more likely to die in pregnancy than males, study claims

Analysis of 140,000 embryos contradicts belief that males are more vulnerable and suggests mortality rate for females is higher overall<p>Female embryos are more likely to die during pregnancy, scientists have claimed, overturning a long-held belief that males are more vulnerable in the first months …

Genetics

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are No Match For Medieval Potion

Recipe from Bald's Leechbook found to be highly effective against MRSA<p>Bloodletting, mercury cures, holes drilled in the head—many ancient medical remedies seem ill-advised based on our modern understanding of medicine. But researchers recently found that a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon treatment …

Microbiology

Brain development in children could be affected by poverty, study shows

Brain scans of children and young adults have revealed that specific brain regions tend to be smaller in those from poorer backgrounds than those born into wealthier families.<p>The effects were most striking among the poorest families who took part in the study, where even modest changes in wages …

The Brain

INFOGRAPHIC: Make your own solar phone charger

The sun is the perfect source for clean, free energy, but sometimes the technology to harvest our nearest star’s power can be a bit expensive. So why …

Solar Charging

Hydrofloor: Disappearing Pool Saves Energy and Space

1/5<p>hydrofloor (4)<p>What if you had a swimming pool that could change shape according to your needs? Enter the Hydrofloor, a multitasking pool floor …

14 Sneaky Mistakes That Can Decrease Your Home's Value

Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.<p>Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.

10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …

8 of the Coolest Bunk Beds We've Ever Seen

Designs kids and adults will love.<p>Who didn't want a bunk bed when they were growing up? Kids will love these designs — and maybe even adults, too!

Designing a Closet That Works for You

Make your closets work for, not against, you with these easy organization solutions.<p>Whether it's a lack of closet space or how the current closets are used, everyone wants to know how to maximize storage space. Here, ideas on how to configure your closets so they work for, not against, you.