Jamie Hoang

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How It Works: The Highest-Efficiency Solar Cell

I'm going to soak up the sun.<p>Solar cells typically convert no more than 20 percent of incoming energy into electricity, in part because they capture only certain wavelengths of light. Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems have developed a solar cell that converts …

Best Ice Cream Sandwich Parlors in the U.S.

Sweet Republic's assortment of ice cream sandwiches in Scottsdale (Photo Credit: Sweet Republic)<p>Ice cream is arguably the one dessert that everybody, adults and kids alike, cannot help but love - maybe it's because not only does it cool you down on hot summer days, it's also very comforting. Or …

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The Hottest Nail Trends For Fall 2014

Although flashbacks to barely-there pinks and nudes were the most popular, other notable (and just as chic) nail huesjewel-toned garnet, varying shades of gray, metallics and even a few pops of graphic art elementswill make you want to get on<p>Although flashbacks to barely-there pinks and nudes were …

9 Hacks For Using Your Phone Abroad Without Racking Up A Giant Phone Bill

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we travel. From staying in touch with folks back home to apps of all sorts, our phones play a big role in 21st-century travel... but they also can be <i>really</i> expensive.<p>But they don't have to be. These nine hacks will save you money and improve your mobile …

10 Luxury Islands That Are Surprisingly Affordable

We've never had such a good excuse to ditch the real world.<p>We always thought our living-on-an-island dreams would stay forever plunked on a Pinterest board, but now, there's reason to believe that actually living on a luxury island is totally possible.<p>The folks at Samujana Retreats and Residences …

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

The Most Insane Wedding Cakes We've Ever Seen

The customary three-tiered wedding cake, blanketed in white and topped with a plastic bride and groom in miniature, is timeless. But, for some …

These Japanese Food Puns Have Melted Our Cynical Hearts

As food writers, we have a soft spot when it comes to puns -- especially food puns. We know they can be bad; we know they are 100 percent played out. But no matter how often we hear "I'm kind of a big dill," we can't help but crack a smile.<p>And Japanese food puns are a whole new territory for us, …

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees

Afro Taino by Gabriel Abreu in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic<p>Great graffiti happens when the artists don't get stumped. Instead, they go out on a …

7 Spectacular Hotel Breakfasts

Breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day. But while its pragmatic benefits aren't lost on most, what of its more indulgent possibilities? Thankfully, the best hotels in the world guarantee morning spreads that are meant to impress as much as sustain.<p>From brioche French toast with …

Ask a Bartender: What's Your Favorite Fall Ingredient?

Fall means sweaters and scarves, pumpkin spice lattes and apple pie—and, for bartenders, an opportunity to rework their cocktail lists. We asked some of our favorite bartenders: What's your favorite cocktail ingredient to work with in the fall? Here's what they had to say.<p>"This fall, my favorite …

The 5 Best Juices to Drink in Seattle Right Now

In the last few months Seattle has taken the plunge toward the fresh-pressed fashion, with star restaurateur Tom Douglas and farmers' market entrepreneur Kari Brunson of Juicebox each stepping up to join the juicing scene, pouring vivid drinks alongside longstanding health-focused juice bars around …

14 Jeff Bezos Quotes That Show Why Amazon's Boss Is A Total Genius

He's building a mysterious 10,000-year clock in a West Texas cave.<p>Earlier this year, he bought the Washington Post for $250 million.<p>You wouldn't want to get on his bad side.<p>Bezos achieved so much success by being incredibly smart and business savvy, and so we rounded up some quotes that show his …

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The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

GIFs of a Captivating Light and Movement Performance

<i>Nuance</i> is a spectacular video by multidisciplinary artist Marc-Antoine Locatelli that features dancer Lucas Boirat combining his gift of movement with captivating beams of light. The interpretative performance presents a push and pull between the human silhouette and a shape-shifting abstract …

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Logo Design Inspiration – Graphics by Daniel Blackman

Creative Logo Designs.<p>A couple of inspiring logo designs and graphics created by Daniel Blackman from the past years for several clients. The Active …

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The Best Fruit, In Order (PHOTOS)

There are few things better than fresh, ripe fruit. From eating summer watermelon on the back porch to crunching into an apple fresh-picked off its tree, some of our best food memories involve fruit. After all, there's no better way to satisfy your sweet tooth while simultaneously staying …

Apple unveils the iPhone 5s, its “most forward-thinking phone yet”

After months of rumors and speculation, Apple(s aapl) on Tuesday took the wraps off of two new smartphones, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. This is …

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …

Clever Negative Space Artworks

I've been thinking about creating an artwork exploring negative space and while looking for some inspiration on Pinterest I came across with some …

Cacoon Hanging Chair

Looking for a cozy spot to lounge in the great outdoors? The Cacoon Hanging Chair was made just for that. Hang it from a tree in your yard or take it …

What’s Left? 40 Albums to Anticipate for the Rest of 2013

This year has already seen new releases from (ahem) David Bowie, Daft Punk, My Bloody Valentine, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Jay Z, Nine Inch …