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Run-Down Row House in Boston Becomes a Quiet Urban Escape with Two Green Roofs

A young architect transforms a small row house into a deceptively roomy family home.<p>Lyle Bradley was in the market for a project and a home, and East Boston was happy to provide both. It was 2005, and Bradley, fresh out of architecture school, found himself standing inside an old row house in a …

Architecture

This Is What College Food Looks Like in Sweden

In the U.S. college campuses offer an array of dining options from all-you-can-eat buffet-style dining halls to trendy fast-food restaurants at the …

Food & Dining

This may become your new favorite way to cook portobello mushrooms

By Joe Yonan<p>, Food and dining editor<p>I love a chef who takes as much care with vegetables as with meat and seafood. And I don't mean he or she can make a mean salad or stir-fry — dishes that, as delicious as they can be, often combine lots of produce into a single mélange. I'm thinking instead of …

Recipes

An Uncluttered Home Begins With This Simple System

It's Monday! We're into week two of our decluttering program and the assignment I have for you today is a doozie—attacking a problem area that I know …

Discussing the Successor Shows

As previously mentioned, Linda and I decided to take some time while on our vacation to make a video discussing the <i>Game of Thrones</i> “successors”—the four (or five) in-development concepts that follow-ups to the show. We’ve now finished the series, deciding that three parts was more than sufficien to …

The terrifying way our universe will end — and when

Our universe is racing toward its destruction as we speak. The end is not going to be especially pleasant, but when that end will happen is still a point of contention amongst cosmologists. Following is a transcript of the video:<p><i>Everything has a beginning and an end — including our universe. But</i> …

Black Holes

Happy Birthday, Dynamite: Interesting Facts About the Explosive Material

Today (May 7), marks the 150th anniversary of one of Alfred Nobel's patents for dynamite, which was first patented in 1867.<p>The explosive forever …

Nobel Prize

Newstead Abbey – Roving through the gardens in the footsteps of Lord Byron

The gardens and grounds of Newstead Abbey are a pleasure to visit, relaxing and romantic as you might expect when you’re walking in the footsteps of …

Poetry

A Tour of Mérida, Mexico’s Most Creative and Affordable City

After spending a few blissed-out days playing house in this cultural lightning rod of the Yucatán, you'll want a fixer-upper of your own. Only here it's actually doable.<p>It's approaching midnight and Genoveva de la Peña, an art teacher turned bee conservationist, is making a toast. "Each of you has …

Mexico

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Japan

It’s no coincidence if Japanese gardens remind you of those scene-in-a-shoebox dioramas you made in grade school.<p>A Japanese garden is a miniature …

Landscaping

Taste Beyond The Tongue

​How Long Should You Keep a Pillow?

A few weeks ago, after waking up with neck pain for the third day in a row, I realized it might finally be time for a new pillow. I wasn't happy …

Washing Machines

The 7 Best Apps For Planning a Room Layout & Design

What a time to be planning room layouts! Lucky for us, we now have access to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps to help us create floor plans and …

Circadian rhythms and the microbiome: Disrupting daily routine of gut microbes can be bad news for whole body

<b>(Getty/azgAr Donmaz)</b><p>This offers one pathway to explain a Pandora’s box of possible adverse health effects from aspects of modern life<p>Richard G. "Bugs" Stevens<p>December 25, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>We’ve known that bacteria …

Medical Research

The 13 best uses of Siri on a Mac

Siri and I have been shacking up together on my MacBook for about two months now. How useful is Apple's digital assistant on a Mac? Let me count the ways.<p>1. Find files<p>Siri offers a quick way to find files you want to return to. You can say, "Show me documents from yesterday" or "Show me …

7 Houseplants That Thrive Near West-Facing Windows

For most indoor plants, the light from a west-facing window is a welcome compromise between the bright but usually weaker light from an east-facing window and the direct and often very bright light let in through a south-facing window. As a result, plants that like a little more light but can’t …

25 Best Seafood Recipes

These delightful treats from the sea are key to a healthy diet. Low in calories, sodium, and cholesterol, protein-packed seafood provides vitamins …

Sweet Macaw - Sweet Macaw

When too much glucose builds up in our bloodstream, the result is the appearance of blood sugar spikes which our body uses […]<p>2 hours ago<p>0<p>The lens, …

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potatoes are a popular ingredient in fall recipe favorites such as sweet potato casserole—a Thanksgiving staple. Unlike a lot of holiday foods, …

Watch the Ancient Technique That Produces Incredibly Intricate Geometrical Designs

The designs look as through they made by machinery, but the craft is so much simpler than that.<p>Looking at some of the designs produced by the Japanese <i>Yosegi-zaiku</i> marquetry technique, you'd be forgiven for assuming they were printed out, or cut by a CNC machine. But as this video shows, this art …

Disneyland peanut butter cookies

A solid peanut butter cookie recipe that makes a cookie that isn't too fragile.<p>When I have a lot of peanut butter on hand, I have to search out a lot …

We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

This Wacky Fried Rice Is Soon Gonna Be a New Staple

There's pastrami. And sauerkraut. But it totally works.<p>You've likely made some version of fried rice before—take a bunch of leftovers, put them in a hot skillet, and there's dinner. We support that method. Heck, we employ that method. But we really want you to try this slightly wackadoo version …

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11 ways to stop procrastinating right now

Every day, you decide that you're going to finally give up procrastinating forever.<p>And then you decide to put if off till tomorrow.<p>Don't worry. There are tips and tricks out there that'll help you kick procrastination to the curb for good.<p>Here are 11 ideas for getting your productivity back on …

Procrastination

5 productivity tips you haven't heard a million times before

When it comes to making each day more productive, you're used to hearing the same tips over and over again. Resist the temptation to continuously check your email. Wake up earlier. Craft a powerful and compelling to-do list.<p>While those tips can definitely make a difference, they're now so …

Productivity

Five of the Biggest Problems in Physics May Have Been Solved at Once

A new theory proposes six new types of particles and could solve some of the biggest problems in physics.<p>A new theory claims to have solved five of the biggest problems in physics all at once.<p>The theory was developed by a group of French physicists at the University of Paris-Saclay, and it …

The 5-Minute Breakfast Recipes That'll Save Your Mornings

There's no reason to skip this meal. Ever.<p>We’ve heard every excuse in the book for skipping breakfast. (By the way, we’ve used them, too.) But eating well is important, and starting the day off on the right foot starts with eating something good.<p>There’s only one solution to making that happen: …

Breakfast

30 Healthy Grilled Cheese Makeovers

Try these decked-out—and totally delicious—riffs on the gooey, cheesy comfort classic.<p>1 of 30<p>Our Favorite Healthy Grilled Cheese …

How to make the ultimate beer-baked mac 'n' cheese recipe

Just when you thought mac 'n' cheese couldn't get any better, something magical happens. The Rackhouse Pub in Denver sent us this recipe a few years ago and it's no wonder it remains a reader favorite. Combine five -- yes, five -- kinds of cheese in a rich base lightened with a cup of amber ale, …

Recipes