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A More Than Decent Espresso Machine: the John Buckman Interview

For all the talk from coffee professionals about how coffee is a science, there’s not a lot of hard research, especially when it comes to espresso. …

Coffee

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 …

Photography

'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 …

Happiness

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 …

Economics

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 …

Cooking

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 …

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 …

Art

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 …

Hare Krishnas

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.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 …

Living Rooms

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

The Routine<p>Go ahead—have an (inflatable) ball. When it comes to fitness equipment, there’s little that works your whole body better. To stay on the …

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 …

Marda Loop Residence

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

Chloe Maxmin and other Millennials pushing the Divest campaign are swiftly convincing Wall Street that investing in coal, oil, or natural gas is a …

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 …

Slow Cookers

LG InstaView LFXC24796S refrigerator review

LG’s InstaView fridge has its fair share of flair, but it’s the thoughtful design that really impresses.<p>LG’s InstaView fridge has its fair share of …

Home Improvement

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 …

Los Angeles

In Praise of Tracing

BASQUIAT REMIX by ERIC KIMI’ve been tracing for fun, to better understand the mind of other artists.Untitled BasquiatDo you remember as a kid, we …

Street Photography

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 …

Social Media

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 …

Singularity

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 …

Fuel Cell

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 …

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

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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 …

Thailand

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen Pulls Back the Mask

Culture Viet Thanh Nguyen Pulitzer Prize<p>Viet Thanh Nguyen was an outsider among the rich white kids at his elite San Jose, California, high school. …