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The Museum of the Future Is Here

Some things belong in a museum. But at the Smithsonian's recently reopened museum of design, a team has been rethinking what a thing is in the first place.<p>Very soon, every visitor to the Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian’s recently reopened design museum, will receive a giant pen. This pen is not …

Norwegian Recipes: Easy to Make Apple Cake

I love anything apple-cinnamon flavored and with a touch of vanilla ice cream. Apple Cake is heavenly! I actually like to bake, but I am all for the simpler recipes. I don't have the patience if you have to fly through hoops and hassles to get the result. After all, I am in it for the baked goods …

The Best Recipes That Came From Food Bloggers In 2014

If there's one thing the world doesn't need more of, it's food bloggers. The Internet is packed -- stuffed and basically bursting at the seams -- with thousands upon thousands of food blogs. After a while, they all sort of look the same and if you spend too much time browsing, you run the risk of …

French city installs anti-homeless cages around benches

French mayor accused of a shameful lack of Christmas spirit after placing metal cages over public benches to banish homeless from city centre<p>A mayor in south-western <b>France</b> has been accused of a shameful lack of Christmas spirit after banishing homeless people from the city centre by placing metal …

10 National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

These lesser-known locales are just as breathtaking as Yellowstone and Yosemite

My Favorite “Designer as Teacher”: Aaron Draplin Builds A Logo In 10 Minutes - The Fox Is Black

Portland based designer Aaron Draplin is well-known for his straightforward attitude and no-nonsense sense of design. You could even describe him as …

Stunning images taken on Nasa Cassini spacecraft's mission to Saturn - Telegraph

Punishing Kids for Lying Only Makes Them Lie More

Do you punish your children when they’re caught in a lie? That’s what many parents do, but a new study from researchers at McGill University suggests …

Parenting

Top 10 Screenplay Contests

We took a poll of several Hollywood executives to get their perspective on the best screenplay contests for discovering new writers. Below is a list …

Why Google Stopped Trying To Make Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal

In 2007, Google, the internet search giant based in Mountain View, CA, made a media splash by investing big-time dollars in an effort to develop a renewable energy technology that could compete economically with coal.<p>The project was called RE<C and it ended only four years after it began.<p>During its …

castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon

The castAR team has just shipped its first pair of augmented reality glasses, a year after it raised $1 million on Kickstarter. This headset, developed by a group headed by ex-Valve engineers Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, features active shutter glasses, a camera for input and a projector that …

10 Unexpected Airport Amenities You Won’t Believe

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This Shop Is A Walk-In Optical Illusion

The Dutch publication <i>Frame</i> magazine bills itself as the “world’s leading interior design publication.” So you can imagine that an interior design firm tasked with creating a retail store for the magazine has quite a reputation to uphold.<p>Netherlands-based i29 Architects‘ interior for Frame’s newest …

15 Works of Art You Won't Believe Are Edible

Food never looked this good.<p>Sorry Mom and Dad, but we say: Play with your food. Why? Well, just look at the beautiful artwork a 21-year-old Vancouver woman produced when she did just that.<p>A life-long food and art enthusiast, Lauren Purnell, creator of these "culinary canvases," explains how she got …

NomNom: Chocolate and Salted Caramel Mug Cake

So let's continue talking about this weather. For the past couple of days, it's been cold--as in frigid, sniffle-inducing-just-by-staying-outside …

holiday baking: chocolate espresso cookies | Sheri Silver - living a well-tended life... at any age

Chocolate Espresso Cookies<br>adapted from Bon Appetit<p>1 c. flour (4 oz.)<br>½ c . Dutch cocoa (50 g.)*<br>½ t. salt<br>¼ t. baking soda<br>6 T. butter, softened<br>½ c. + 2 …

33 Books You Should Read Now, Based On Your Favourite Films

From Pulp Fiction to pulp fiction.<p>I've only included films on this list that were made from original screenplays, so there's nothing adapted from another medium. Many of the films are taken from the IMDb Top 100. The books I've included on this list are ones that have not yet been made into films …

World's largest solar plant applying for federal grant to pay off federal loan

After already receiving a controversial $1.6 billion construction loan from U.S. taxpayers, the wealthy investors of a California solar power plant now want a $539 million federal grant to pay off their federal loan.<p>"This is an attempt by very large cash generating companies that have billions on …

This Solar-Powered Electric Bike May Be Even Greener Than A Regular Bicycle

Cruising towards the goal of a true zero-emissions vehicle.<p>Compared to cars, electric bikes have a tiny carbon footprint. Still, if you’re charging your bike with coal-powered electricity, it isn’t completely clean transportation. A new solar-powered electric bike called the Dutch Solar Cycle is an …

It's the Franken-Frappuccino! (Get a Frappuccino for $3 after 2 PM Oct. 29 - 31)

Starbucks has come up with a very spooky Frappuccino recipe, just in time for Halloween!! It’s the Frankenstein – oops! I mean “<i>Franken Frappuccino.</i>” …

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Warm, fluffy, weekday-friendly pancakes to cure your fall cravings.</i><p>It’s October, which means that I can pat myself on the back for having waited an appropriate amount …

5 Fall Soups to Warm You Up

Feel that chill in the air? Warm up with these soul-satisfying autumn soups.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you throw everything in a pot, simmer it, purée it and you're done. But …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Architizer

Are tiny houses and micro-apartments the future of urban homes?

New designs for dwelling and fixtures aim to inject efficiency and comfort into ultra-small living spaces for rising urban populations<p>With an eye on urbanization, population growth and efficiency, tiny spaces were a big theme at this summer’s Dwell on Design conference in Los Angeles. Designers …

6 Light-Yet-Satisfying Summer Soups

<b>1. Creamy Zucchini, Walnut and Dill Soup</b><p>This silky puréed soup is surprisingly healthy -- there's no heavy cream or dairy in it, just a handful of toasted walnuts to thicken it up. Serve it warm or cold, depending on the weather and your mood. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chilled Roasted Red Pepper Soup</b><p>This …

The Best Coffee Shop In Every State

We found the best coffee shop in every state by looking at expert reviews and local recommendations.