Helmut Siepmann

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This tiny cabin on the Greece-Turkey border generates 100% of its own energy

Istanbul-based studio SO? Architecture & Ideas has completed a tiny off-grid cabin perfect for reconnecting with the outdoors. Located in a village …

Architecture

Need a Quick Cardio and Strength Workout? Try This Trainer's HIIT Routine For Abs and Arms

We're all about workouts that are quick, effective, and target multiple areas at once. Online fitness coach Mila of trainwithmila shared her Miracle HIIT Abs and Arms Workout on Instagram, and it looks killer. The best part is that it doesn't require any equipment, which makes it easy to do …

Go From Push-up Zero to Push-up Hero

Doing a simple push-up can work out your chest, shoulders, arms, core, glutes, and legs, so why aren't you doing them?<p>A friend of mine confessed to …

This 25-Minute Cardio Workout Video Proves Strength Training Doesn't Have to Be Slow

This 25-minute total-body circuit will leave your lungs and muscles equally burned.<p>A common misconception with exercise—and lifting weights, …

One type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have — and new research suggests intense workouts aren't the only option

To walk, or to run? That is often the question.<p>In other words, if you're looking to improve your health, is it better to commit to an occasional all-out sweat fest, or incorporate more walking and moving into your day?<p>A new study suggests there's an answer to this years-old conundrum: It doesn't …

Marathons

I Actually Drank The Recommended Amount Of Water Daily — And It Pretty Much Changed Everything

I like to think I’m a relatively healthy person. I exercise regularly, eat healthy (most of the time), and understand the importance of living a …

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But is this really the most effective way to work towards a toned midsection? The answer is no.<p>"When most …

Workouts

VW's iconic microbus is making a comeback in 2022 — and it's getting a big update

Once a symbol of American counterculture during the 1960s and '70s, Volkswagen's microbus was discontinued in 2013 due to safety concerns.<p>But in 2017, Volkswagen revealed a concept for a new, fully-electric microbus and confirmed it would go into production and reach dealerships by 2022.<p>Here's what …

A personal trainer explains why you should always do weight training before cardio at the gym

The idea that cardio should be done at the beginning of a workout is apparently a myth.<p>That is, according to Max Lowery, a personal trainer and founder of the 2 Meal Day intermittent fasting plan, who is adamant that people should be doing the opposite.<p>"It's a huge mistake doing your cardio and …

Exercise

MUJI’s $26k prefab huts are finally available for sale

The wait is over—MUJI’s microhomes are now officially on sale to the public. Ever since MUJI debuted their line of tiny prefabricated homes in 2015, …

Prefab Homes

Amazon Will Now Deliver a Tiny House Directly to Your Door

No longer content to just deliver everything under the sun <i>to</i> your house, Amazon will now deliver you an actual house. A shipping container house to …

Escher Tiny Home

Big design in a small package is the philosophy behind New Frontier, and their Escher Tiny Home is no different. Sitting on a flat-bed trailer, the …

Students build a low-cost yet high-quality sustainable home from recycled materials

Affordable and sustainable housing is possible—and Studio 804’s many projects are proof. Working together with University of Kansas architecture …

Stunning Lake Michigan home is built from dying ash reclaimed onsite

This stunning timber home embraces the Midwestern landscape with its design and use of local, reclaimed materials. Designed by Desai Chia Architects …

Copenhagen Wheel review: a bike that makes you feel like a superhero

A great option for commuters, unless you have to lift it<p>I ride my bike into work several days a week. The trip is just under four miles, with a lot of traffic lights, and a decent incline up one half of the Brooklyn Bridge. Google Maps estimates it should take 23 minutes on a bicycle, and on an …

Honda "Riding Assist-e" self-balancing electric motorcycle for beginners

Dubbed the Honda <i>Riding Assist-e</i>, the bike is an electric vehicle with a low center-of-gravity and a very low seat height, but its most interesting …

Motorcycles

Omar Gandhi creates low-lying home along rugged Nova Scotia coastline

Canadian studio Omar Gandhi Architect has taken cues from local design traditions while conceiving this remote, cedar-clad holiday residence for an …

9 Stunning Examples of Homes Built on and Around Cliffs

Although not for the faint of heart, a cliffside home can offer the excitement of living on the edge, as well as unparalleled panoramic views.<p>However, hillside or clifftop properties can also present building challenges that require creative problem solving and the help of professionals. Take a …

British Columbia

Breaking bad: how to give up drinking, smoking, nail-biting and other unwanted habits

With Stoptober and Sober October starting soon, we asked readers to tell us how they broke bad habits - and how this changed their life. Here’s what you said<p>Sunday is the start of October, which means that people across the country will be attempting to give up bad habits; some will try to give up …

Time I

The Best Workout for Fat Loss and Why No One is Talking About it

Here’s what you need to know:<p>Working out more frequently is key to burning fat. 3x per week is not enough.<br>• Gaining muscle will burn fat by increasing your metabolism over time<br>• Make sure that you’re not <i>under recovering,</i> especially if you have a stressful life.<p>The Best Workout for Fat Loss<p>When you go …

BMW i3 batteries power all-electric Hinckley Dasher luxury yacht

The powertrain from the BMW i3 is proving incredibly versatile. Along with their work in cars, the lithium-ion batteries from the little city …

Feel Your Strongest From This 45-Minute Flat-Belly Running and Strength Workout

Let's get down to business because you don't have a lot of time! This workout takes 45 minutes from start to finish, and because it incorporates both …

Jaguar unveils new all-electric Formula E race car

The Panasonic Jaguar Racing team unveiled the latest version of their all-electric Formula E race car for the upcoming season of the racing championship today and confirmed that Mitch Evans and former Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr. will drive the vehicles.<p>The Formula E teams are still …

Prefab ‘Surf Shack’ offers nature getaway, flatpack-style

<i>Swoon</i><p>Fell in love with this gorgeous New Zealand backcountry hut-inspired home and want your own? You’re in luck. Backcountry Hut Company, a Canadian maker of prefab eco-shelters, has a new design out that offers many of the same features, including the simple shed roof and fabulous indoor-outdoor …

How to do the “rainbow”—the exercise that keeps Adriana Lima’s butt toned

Adriana Lima is known for her ridiculously-toned physique: She <i>has</i> walked down the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway since 1999, after all. Now …

Infiniti prototype melds a 1940s race car with EV power

As a rule, electric car concepts embrace the future. Even those with a retro flavor are clearly products of the 21st century. Don't tell that to Infiniti, however -- it's going deep into the past. Nissan's luxury badge has unveiled the Prototype 9, an EV whose design unabashedly recalls 1940s race …

Incredible Church in Acapulco Hills

On top of Acapulco Hills, the Sunset Chapel overlooks the bay. This strange church with eye-catching geometric shapes is the work of the Mexican …

This solar-powered car might be better for the planet than a Tesla

You can keep your measly <i>normal</i> electric cars, Elon Musk — the real future of automotive power will be fully powered by the sun.<p>That's the vision a …

Crestline

Santa Barbara, California<p>A young couple with discerning taste and excellent design sensibilities approached the firm with an outdated 1960's home and a modest budget. We transformed the home into an ultramodern, minimalist home featuring sophisticated design. While we maintained the hipped roofs of …

Living Rooms

Fit Chick's 10 Minute Fat-Frying Workout

​Kick start your metabolism and melt fat in just ten minutes<p>No time? Use these dynamic exercises to put all your muscles in motion, raise your heart rate, improve power, and make some muscle to burn fat and stay fit. By activating nearly every muscle in your body and keeping your heart rate …