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How to make killer espresso at home

Get your equipment ready<p>Heat up your espresso machine and run some water through the group head.<p>Fill up your grinder with fresh coffee.<p>Let’s grind: …

A More Than Decent Espresso Machine: the John Buckman Interview

A More Than Decent Espresso Machine: the John Buckman Interview by MichaelFor all the talk from coffee professionals about how coffee is a science, …

What is Low-Key Monochrome Photography?

With all the amazing new cameras and lenses creating outstanding color, most of us are flooded with saturated images all over social media. But, a …

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

The next recession could be worse than the Great Depression

When will the next recession start?<p>In search of the answer, I kept asking speakers on-stage and off-stage at the Strategic Investment Conference 2018. I also asked really smart people that are well-versed in economics and economic cycles.<p>Their consensus seemed to be 2019 or possibly as late as …

The simple trick to making veggies deliciously flavorful

Gaz Oakley worked in professional kitchens for years before giving up meat. “I went vegan overnight after watching a speech by an activist called …

Paint Your House This Color and It Could Sell for Almost $5,000 More

Originally published by Real Simple<p>It’s true that it’s a seller’s market out there, especially with reports that this year is one of the most …

Selling

Here’s Over A Millennium Of Art Styles Crammed Into A One-Minute Video

<b>What:</b> <i>One Minute Art History</i><p><b>Who:</b> Cao Shu<p><b>Why we care:</b> Whether or not art history was your jam in college, Cao Shu’s short film is undeniably fascinating. Cao, a filmmaker and teacher at China Academy of Art, seamlessly stitches together millenniums worth of art styles, from ancient Egyptian …

13 Ways to Cook Jackfruit, the Glorious Meat Substitute That Tastes Just Like Pork

It’s one of the year’s most popular new food trends, and it’s popping up on menus all over the U.S. Introducing jackfruit, a tasty, nutritious meat …

Ice Cream

Teaching evolution in schools: what science explains and what explains science

<b>By Chaitanya Charan Das</b><p>An Indian Union Minister of State recently triggered a furor by stating that evolution is unproven scientifically and …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion. <b></b>Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Incredible net-zero floating home cleans the water around it

What if a home could improve the environment around it? That’s the question architect Michelle Lanker of Lanker Design LLC and her husband Bill …

Behind Closed Doors – The Secrets Of A Modern Kitchen

Kitchens have many secrets which are cleverly hidden behind doors. We love the mystery and we also like the fact that doors make kitchens look neat …

Want A Nice House Without Breaking The Bank? Call An Architect

In his original article in the Arquia Foundation Architecture Blog, the author Alberto Campo Baeza talked about how important an architect is in the …

15-Minute Full-Body Exercise-Ball Workout

Tone up and slim down with these six easy moves.<p>1 of 8<p>The Routine<p>Go ahead—have an (inflatable) ball. When it comes to fitness equipment, there’s …

Workouts

Back-Button Focus: What It Is and Why You Should Be Using It

If you spend any time surfing photography forums and Facebook groups, you will undoubtedly see a constant flow of questions asking for the best way …

Cameras

Marda Loop Residence

Calgary, Alberta, Canada<p>In this stunning inner city Calgary home, interior designer Shaun Ford perfectly tailors the environment and creates an experience of beauty.

Millennials Put a Choke Hold on the Fossil Fuel Industry

The fossil fuel industry is fighting for its survival. Though it may not look like it—especially with Donald Trump in power—it is starting to lose.<p>At …

Fossil Fuels

One-Pot Bountiful Bean Stew

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1½ tablespoons olive oil<br>• 1½ cups chopped onion<br>• 2 cups cubed peeled butternut squash*<br>• 2 cups chopped red or yellow or orange bell peppers (or mixture), about 2 large bell peppers<br>• 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans or about 1/2 can, drained and rinsed*<br>• 1 cup cooked white beans (Great Northern, Navy or …

LG InstaView LFXC24796S refrigerator review

The LG InstaView Door-in-Door Counter-Depth refrigerator offers something other consumer home models don’t: a glance at what’s in the fridge — well, …

Consort Debuts Upholstered Furniture with Verellen

The collection encompasses a slew of styles<p>Though the term can often sound trite, "California cool" may be the best way to describe Los Angeles–based Consort Design. Founders Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone have attracted a devoted following (clients include celebs like Jessica Alba, Jimmy …

In Praise of Tracing

I’ve been tracing for fun, to better understand the mind of other artists.<p>Do you remember as a kid, we would trade to learn art? I’ve been doing that …

Science Knows the 2-Step Process for Breaking the Bad Habits Holding You Back

Bad habits are terribly persistent, until you learn where the weak links are.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bad habits can be like weeds in the garden, you get rid of them for a while, but they come right back. In order to successfully break a bad habit, you need to …

God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism

After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy – but its promises of immortality and spiritual transcendence soon seemed unsettlingly familiar<p>I first read Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Age of Spiritual …

Ray Kurzweil

The Threat to Science No One Talks About

The 21st Century has its own Library of Alexandria and global warming is threatening to burn it down. This is probably the greatest threat to science …

Japan Is at Odds With Elon Musk Over Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Elon Musk may think hydrogen-powered vehicles are rubbish, but Toyota Motor Corp. and a cadre of Japan’s leading manufacturers are betting otherwise …

Step Inside This Sunny Bahamas Retreat

Welcome to Harbour Island, one of the Bahamas’ Out Islands, which boasts sparkling sea views and a long stretch of soft sand beaches—and rows of …

Living Rooms

A lush curtain of greenery provides privacy for this sprawling home in Vietnam

A curtain of lush greenery flows along the main hallway of this gorgeous residence in Vietnam. MIA Design Studio designed the Drawer House for a …

5 Affordable Home Upgrades for Your Starter House

Pretend Your Left Hand Doesn't Exist, and Other Etiquette Tips to Follow in Thailand

If you don’t want to completely embarrass yourself when travelling in Thailand, familiarizing yourself with proper Thai etiquette is critical. Though …