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We’re eating too much meat and it’s making us sick

While Senate Republicans work to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the future of health insurance in our country remains unknown. But what we do know is that chronic diseases and conditions continue to be the leading cause of disability and death and claim 90 percent of the US health care spending. …

Affordable Care Act

How Designers Are Becoming The Next Generation of CEOs

Design leadership has worked its way up to the CEO position. Here's what CEOs that champion design have to say.<p>For today's forward-thinking companies, user experience (UX) design has become firmly ingrained as a vital component--so much so that design leadership has worked its way up to the CEO …

UX Design

There's lots to learn from these small house plans from the '60s

Every January, as we build up to the big International Builders Show, there are a million stories about model homes and dream house plans, all many …

Freddie Mac

The most spellbinding fashion films of 2016

It’s been a really good year for fashion film. More and more, the industry is mining the medium’s potential to express its ideas to the world. We’ve seen designers and magazines work with acclaimed directors, photographers and filmmakers; draw inspiration from cult cinema; cast cultural icons and …

Jonah Hill

10 Festive Holiday Cocktails

Playing bartender has never been easier. You can whip up a batch of these spirited drinks in two shakes.<p>1. Pomegranate Martinis<p>This pretty red-hued …

Graphic Design

The best architecture and design books of 2016

Calling all design-loving bookworms<p>‘Tis the season for curling up by a roaring fire (or a ten-hour video of a burning Yule log on Netflix, which is a thing). What better hearthside accessory than a good book?<p>We’ve rounded up 17 of the year’s best books about architecture and design—from the …

Books

US homeowners get a huge tax break almost nobody knows about, and it's even part of GDP

But what makes it different than an apartment in, say, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is that in the eyes of Dutch tax collectors, owning that home means the Van de Klunderts became landlords. Their tenant? Well, that's where things get weird. There isn't one.<p>The Van de Klunderts owe taxes on roughly what …

Housing

Home walls design ideas for modern style

Sprucing up a place involves so much more than laying down a nice rug or dusting off those side tables. A lot of the time we focus so much on the …

Waterproofing Failures - Architects, Engineers or Contractors, who is responsible? | Hi-Tech CADD Services

UAE witnessed significant infrastructural damages, after a storm ripped through the country in early march. The GEMS American Academy School in Abu …

The 65 Best Home Decorating Ideas Of All Time

How many do you already know?<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

Home Decorating

10 Steps to Simplify Your Firm's Transition to BIM

So you’re convinced that BIM will be a good addition to your firm. Unlike more conventional CAD, BIM is composed of intelligent 3D models which make …

Engineering

Why NASA Needs Architects And Designers

Human-centered design is important on Earth. It’s even more critical in space.<p>As NASA and the private space industry race to put people on Mars, architects and industrial designers have already begun looking ahead to where humans will live once we get to the Red Planet. For example, last year NASA …

3 months ago I threw everything away — and it's taught me surprising lessons about minimalism

It's been three months since I threw everything out. I've lived in four different places. I haven't paid rent anywhere.<p>I always have benefited from the kindness of others.<p>That doesn't mean I couch surf. But after 20 years of being good to people, I realized I had never let people be good to me. Now …

Minimalism

LEED Platinum-certified New Balance World Headquarters raises the bar for indoor environmental quality

The recently completed New Balance World Headquarters just earned LEED Platinum certification , and it's the first building of its kind in the U.S. …

Sustainability

A Lesson In Minimalism From The Dalai Lama

What does the Dalai Lama keep in his small red bag?<p>My favorite story about the Dalai Lama was from an article in <i>The Globe and Mail</i> in 2002. The Dalai Lama travels the world frequently, teaching people about Buddhism and the plight of the Tibetan people. A man without many possessions, he always …

Dalai Lama

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

The alberghi diffusi model is revitalising dwindling communities across Italy by repurposing their unused buildings into ‘scattered hotels’. Our writer lives like a local in a few of these hamlet gems. Scroll down for more<p>It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, …

Italy

You Can Stay At This Incredible Hostel For Less Than 20 Bucks A Night

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The Best Cheap Eats in Washington, D.C.

<i>Photo: Greg Powers</i><p>There's no daylight between dining well and dining on a budget when you're in Washington, D.C. While the capital city's restaurant scene has been booming in recent years--bringing with it a slew of slick dining rooms--there's also a thriving scene for cheap eats. Beyond the influx …

Simple Wedding Decor Ideas: 7 Ways to Pull Off a Minimalist Wedding

Lots of bling and over the top everything used to be the end all be all of weddings (and in many respects, still is), however we're starting to see a brand new trend take front and center in the wedding world that's inspired by the modern movement in interior design. Think clean lines, less clutter …

AMORE Sulwhasoo Flagship Store / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

<b>The Lantern</b><p>The literal and mythological meaning of the lantern is highly significant throughout Asian history—it leads you through the dark, showing …

Architecture

Is this the friendliest country in Europe?

“Hej!” chirrups the voice at the other end of the line. “You will soon be connected to a random Swede.”<p>A click, a pause and then there he is - our very own unpremeditated local. In this case it’s ‘Lars’, primed to answer any question we might have on his homeland.<p>Sweden is the first country in the …

European Travel

Concrete Writing Tools by 22

22 is a design studio from Taiwan, they create bold and unique products from concrete and steel. They employ concrete for its strength and …

Writing

The active girl’s guide to packing for every destination

Following your wanderlust can take you far and wide—and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to planning vacation. But whether your …

Travel

Beautiful Wallpaper Designs For Bedroom - Quiet Corner

Wallpaper Designs For Bedroom<p>The wallpaper has always been an integral part of interior design. Today, when we meet with different styles of design, …

Interior Design

10 secret places in Paris you would never discover on your own

SECRET TOUR GUIDE and filmmaker Mathieu Stern reveals the top 10 secret places to discover in Paris.<p>1 – Jardin alpin (Map)<br>Nestled in the heart of the …

How to Look Better Naked By Tonight

Expert tips for getting rid of bloat, smoothing skin and toning up in 30 minutes.<p>No matter how great you feel about your naked body, unless you've been following Gisele's workout and meal plan for the last few months, you probably wouldn't turn down a little extra last-minute help in the slimming, …

'Eff your beauty standards': Meet the size 26, tattooed supermodel who is changing the fashion industry

'When I tell people I’m a model, they look at me like I’ve said I’ve murdered someone.’ Tess Holliday is sitting in a studio in midtown Manhattan, eating a lunch of beef and lettuce leaves, sipping a Diet Coke, talking about the reaction she gets when she reveals to strangers what she does for a …

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