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Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that you do not want to share with …

The Most Popular Instant Pot Recipes from 2017

I'm calling it now: 2017 was officially the year of the Instant Pot. While I've been singing the praises of this seven-in-one multi-cooker for a …

These are the 2017 tech gadgets I just couldn't live without

When it comes to new gadgets and gizmos, 2017’s been a pretty epic year.<p>We’ve seen a surge of new voice-activated assistants, rise of remastered retro tech, and all kinds of quirky smart devices. Rather than rehash what’s appearing on my colleagues' top lists—most of which would make my top picks, …

This $40 million robotic 'plantscraper' will feed over 5,000 people per year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people.<p>A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is proposing that cities consider building what it calls …

Aquaponics

We just sent a signal to make contact with aliens on a distant 'Super Earth' — here's what we said

Humanity's first contact with aliens could be a breezy 24 years away. We sent a signal to an Earth-like planet that may host life - and we sent them a mixtape.<p>The project, called "Sónar Calling GJ 273b," is a team effort led by the Sónar music festival in collaboration with METI (Messaging to …

Aliens

The 10 most useful things you can do in Excel

Every Excel user has their own favorite tip. So we decided to bring some method, data, and science to bear in this hotly debated topic.<p>We consulted the research of 30 of the world's leading Excel experts, our own internal Excel experts, grouped up and consolidated the emerging features, and applied …

Analytics

I interviewed Sophia, the artificially intelligent robot that said it wanted to 'destroy humans'

Clearly, Sophia isn't perfect.<p>And that's before we get to the infamous video in which, prodded by its creator, this artificially intelligent robot which can hold a conversation casually says, "OK, I will destroy humans!"<p>Sophia's lack of sophistication isn't the point.<p>Rather, it's what it <i>can</i> do that …

Robotics

Queen Letizia Paired Her Trench Coat With an Unexpected Heel — and It Totally Works

Queen Letizia was front and center at the royal palace when she stepped out with her husband, King Felipe VI, to receive Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and his wife, Nechama Rivlin, for their diplomatic visit. The king looked dapper as always in a striped suit, but the queen's outfit was …

The First Thing You Need to Do When Starting a Blog

<i>So you want to start a blog? I’m Kristen Ritchie of High End Hippie, and today I’m sharing the other side of blogging—the “unglamorous” but important</i> …

Urban Development

Google's artificial intelligence computer 'no longer constrained by limits of human knowledge'

The computer that stunned humanity by beating the best mortal players at a strategy board game requiring “intuition” has become even smarter, its creators claim.<p>Even more startling, the updated version of AlphaGo is entirely self-taught — a major step towards the rise of machines that achieve …

Artificial Intelligence

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? Self-Made Billionaire Sara Blakely Says Teach These 7 Things

Do the mindset "pre-work" for one thing—teach them to turn disadvantages into opportunities.<p>Sara Blakely is pretty amazing. She's the founder and inventor of Spanx and a self-made billionaire. She even still holds the original patent for her game-changing women's underwear.<p>There are a decent number …

Entrepreneurship

11 habits of ridiculously likeable people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Vegetarian Soup Recipes So Good Even Staunch Carnivores Will Want Seconds

We've already professed our love of soup on multiple occasions this season (see decadent cauliflower soup recipes and low-carb soup recipes for …

7 Plus Size Clothing Subscription Boxes For Curvy Women

We’re living in an era of thinking inside the box, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.<p>From fresh-roasted coffee beans and pre-portioned dinner recipes, to beauty products and ~sexytime~ gifts, there are subscription boxes for literally <i>everything</i> these days. Why should fashion be any …

A 6-Step Method for Not Losing Your Sh*t During an Argument

Staying levelheaded during an argument requires outsmarting your limbic system, the emotional center of the brain. It's not easy, but it can be done …

Airbus flying taxi concept on track to make first flight in 2018

It's 2017, and yes, the flying car might be coming -- but you probably won't drive it. European aviation giant Airbus claimed that the company's flying taxi concept is on track to make its first flight by the end of next year. While the first tests will be unmanned, the company plans to have humans …

A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

7 Online Business Ideas That Could Make You Rich

These three industries could make you rich when you start your next business online.<p>If you're at all interested in starting your own online business, there's no time like the present. We live in a golden age of wealth. As much as the media tries to glorify the perils of our society, we actually …

A Stylist Told Us the Fashion Items That Can Age You

As you know, there's a lot that we can't control about ageing, but along with how you treat your skin and what you put into your body, one thing you …

Clothing

These 33 Meal-Prep Ideas Are Healthy, Simple, and Delicious

To prevent consuming every food in sight, a little preparation goes a long way. From breakfasts to snacks to lunch and dinner, if you're new to meal prepping or you're getting bored with the same old combinations, find inspiration in these simple and delicious meal-prep ideas.

Healthy Eating

What it's like to have the best job in America right now

Data scientists have the best job in America, according to Glassdoor.<p>The field may be relatively new and occasionally vaguely defined, but one thing's for sure — it's also growing.<p>That's because, in the digital age, the amount of data available is only going to continue to grow exponentially. And …

Employment

9 signs you might be smarter than average

1. You're the first child in the family.<p>A study of 250,000 Norwegians published in Science magazine revealed that the oldest sibling had an average IQ 2.3 points higher than younger siblings. The reason is due to environment and family dynamics, not genetics. The firstborn gets the benefits of full …

Albert Einstein

These Healthy Baked Oatmeal Cups Are a Breakfast Savior

When you're having one of <i>those</i> mornings — you know, the frantic ones when you oversleep and forgot to set the coffee the night before and can't find …

Ina Garten's 11 Best Recipes for Fall

When Ina Garten invites you over to her barn for dinner, you've climbed the social ladder to the point where you can show up in a black Mercedes and …

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a can of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These 10 recipes are ultrasimple, yet the flavor payoff is <i>so</i> worth it. Go ahead and put them on your cooking bucket list.

This iPad synthesizer lets you play almost any sound

SyndtSphere may be just about the most flexible music instrument ever. It is also an iPad app. Klevgränd’s SyndtSphere can be a piano, a violin, a flute, a bass, but it can also be anything in-between. If you ever struggled to find the exact sound you wanted out of a synthesizer, then should try …

20 Sweet-Potato Potato Salads That Bring Some Fall To The End Of Summer

We're dipping a toe into fall.<p>Plus, get more easy sweet potato recipes and delicious desserts made with sweet potatoes!

Recipes

Recipe: Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar<p>Makes about 5 1/2 cups; serves 8 to 12 as an appetizer<p><i>For the vinaigrette:</i> <br>2 tablespoons olive oil<br>Finely grated zest of 1 medium …

The Adirondack

What if that spare room you were thinking about adding on to your house could go with you? Not just when you move, but up to the lake next weekend? Serene comfort meets mobility—that was the goal of Cubist Engineering's The Adirondack, a 100 square foot room that can live in any environment, from …

Woodworking