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How Much Does It Cost to Build a Green Home?

Building green is no longer <i>just</i> an environmentally responsible approach. It is now a cost-effective approach too. This is a critical point in the …

Home Improvement

The 20 best countries to live in around the world

Switzerland is the best country in the world for the second year running, according to the third annual ranking of the world's nations released by U.S. News & World Report.<p>The list compiles the results of surveys from 21,000 people around the world who scored their homelands based on 65 attributes …

Cost of Living

Antony Gibbon's minimalist wooden Jutt House appears to float above the earth

UK-based architect Antony Gibbon just shared his latest nature-inspired design with Inhabitat – and it’s a stunner. The Jutt House is minimalist …

Architecture

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Al Gore

3 Things You Need to Solve a Really Tough Problem

Innovation is never about individual nodes. It's always about networks.<p>By the early 20th century, the world's great mathematicians knew they had a big problem. The very foundations of logic, held sacred since the time of Aristotle, were under siege after the discovery of troubling paradoxes by …

Alan Turing

Passive income: 15 ways to let the money flow in

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might collect passive income streams.<p>For many people, toiling for a living isn't fun.<p>There can be lengthy commutes, dress codes, annoying coworkers, unreasonable …

Personal Finance

A man who retired at 34 shares a spreadsheet that helped him get there

On August 1, 2016, Brandon officially retired.<p>The 34-year-old software developer and blogger behind the Mad Fientist -- who doesn't use his last name …

10 Unexpected Things You Haven't Thought to Frame as Art

Creating gallery walls or clustering posters together always packs a punch, but what if you're tired of doing the same-old, same-old? Lucky for you, …

James Bond-style chalet in a top French ski resort – in pictures

Social climbers will love this seven-bedroomed property featuring an indoor rockface and swimming pool

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity—regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live …

7 Ways to Launch Your Own Anti-Plastics Movement

By Bibi Farber<p>We have a whole world of plastic that needs to be replaced with other biodegradable materials. We have come to rely on this …

IDEO.org has designed cards to 'spark creativity and collaboration'

IDEO.org, the nonprofit sister branch of global design firm IDEO, has created a pack of 32 cards to "spark creativity and collaboration."<p>The deck is …

10 books Richard Branson thinks everyone should read

Over the years he has offered up dozens of titles that have kept his attention and helped him grow as a businessman.<p>We can't guarantee you'll follow in the entrepreneur's footsteps, but the books could certainly set you in the right direction.

Books

30 innovations that improved the world in 2017

2017 may have been a rough year, but there were plenty of inventions, innovations, and gadgets that made the world just a slightly better place.<p>From …

Female Genital Mutilation

I'm 29 and Manage $100 Million — Here Are the 7 Best Pieces of Advice I Can Give You About Investing

No. 6: Do not fall in love with your investments.<p>At 29 years old, I manage $100 million in assets.<p>Some may think I’m on the young side to be managing …

Trips in Europe everyone should take according to the world's top travel experts

The Ice Hotel, Finland.Flickr/bjaglin<p>No matter how many countries you've been to, there's always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so many cultures, countries, and landscapes to explore, it's hard to prioritise one dream destination over another.<p>Business Insider UK asked top travel bloggers and …

European Travel

23 dreamy A-frame cabins we love

You may not own an A-frame, but you can dream<p>An architectural icon from 1950 to about 1975, the A-frame is one of the most beloved vacation homes of the past, a triangle-design built for lounging on outdoor decks and staring at nature. A-frames can come in any size, and in today’s …

'Well, there's no limit on it': Ohio student makes a fortune buying Canadian-invented ether cryptocurrency

Eddy Zillan, 18, has made over $500K betting on the virtual currency<p>Eddy Zillan is an 18-year-old high school senior in Cleveland. He loves going to …

18 Ways You Can Make Money Right Now

Much is possible with a smartphone and a fast internet connection.<p>Looking for ways you can make money right now? If things are tight and your back is up against the wall, there's a path forward. In fact, there are many. Especially when it comes to generating that income online. The best part? We're …

This construction unfolds into a home in just hours, and only costs around $33,400

Designed by Renato Vidal and manufactured by Area Legno in Italy, this modular living unit can unfold into a fully functional home within six to …

Architecture

10 of the best winter sun destinations for 2018

Shake off the winter blues with the promise of sun, sea and palm-fringed sands. Writers based in hotspots around the world recommend their favourite beaches for kicking back and relaxing<p>Rincón de Guayabitos, Mexico<p>As the sun was setting on my first day in Rincón de Guayabitos, I was surprised to …

At least 40% of the world's power will come from renewable sources by 2040 — here are the companies leading the charge

The explosive growth of renewable energy has shaken up the energy industry over the last decade.<p>As the costs of solar and wind continue to fall and bottlenecks like storage capacity are diminished, the International Energy Agency predicts that renewable energy will comprise 40% of global power …

Renewable Energy

Skyli Trekking Cabin

Set along the trails of Iceland, the Skyli Trekking Cabin is a refuge for hikers from the harsh elements. The structure is comprised of four gabled …

Cabins

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

Travel

It Took Elon Musk Just 3 Minutes to Give the Best Business Advice You'll Hear Today

This short interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk is packed with valuable lessons.<p>Elon Musk has emerged as one of the world's most popular entrepreneurs. As the guiding force behind Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI (among a host of other companies), he's confronting some of the world's biggest challenges …

Google’s most innovative gadget yet?

It’s 2017. Desktops are pretty much dead. Laptop sales are slowing down incredibly, and tablet sales have seen quite a slump too. What has gained …

Low-impact Living Vehicle built to go off-grid for weeks at a time

Several years ago, Californian architect Matthew Hofmann moved out of a big house into a vintage Airstream trailer that he converted into a stunning, …

Off-grid

Airstream's Newly Launched Globetrotter May Inspire Wanderlust

We're thrilled to share the news that Airstream has just launched a new member of its iconic fleet dubbed The Globetrotter. The Globetrotter debuts …

RVs

Snøhetta designs Europe's first underwater restaurant

<b>In Norwegian, the word "under" also means "wonder."</b><p>We're fans of Snøhetta, the Norwegian architecture firm that has designed some of the greenest …

Architecture

Tide X Otter: Beautiful, Sustainably Designed Surfboard

We were lusting after this beautiful surfboard at first sight and then we discovered the wood was sourced from sustainable woodlands and we fell in …

Product Design