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Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …

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100 Photography Tips for Beginners

Downtown LA, 2015Dear friend,If you’re new to photography, it can be quite daunting. There is so much information on the internet about photography, …

How to Incorporate Art Into Your Home Décor

A guide to weaving art into your living room, bedroom, and even—especially!—your bathroom.<p><b>Your Best Year Ever continues into 2016! Take the intimidation factor out of building your own contemporary collection by following our expert tips from Affordable Art Fair director Cristina Salmastrelli all</b> …

Home Decorating

HOUSE TOUR: A Minimalist Loft Brings Masculine And Feminine Together In Perfect Harmony

Decorating with her partner taught INDELUST creative director, Sana Rezwan, one thing: Classic modernism will never go out of style.<p>Sana Rezwan grew up surrounded by things -- lots of things. "My parents loved traveling, and would always buy one artifact from wherever they visited -- Africa, …

Reclaiming Wood For Today’s Modern Homes

If the term “reclaimed wood” conjures up images of rustic cabins and country charm it’s time you took another look at this material. Modern designers …

You'll Never Guess Which Funnyman Is Selling This Stylish Apartment

Honestly, we're kind of surprised he didn't list it for "one billion dollars."<p>Mike Myers may be best known for his comedic talent and outrageous characters, including Austin Powers, Dr. Evil and Wayne Campbell, but if his recent listing is any indication, he also has impeccable taste in real …

Real Estate

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

HOUSE TOUR: Inside A Stylishly Neutral New York City Apartment

San Francisco-based designer Douglas Durkin crafts his Manhattan pied-à-terre with a rigorous eye and scrupulous attention to detail<p>San Francisco-based designer Douglas Durkin crafts his Manhattan pied-à-terre with a rigorous eye and scrupulous attention to detail

Interior Design

Lovely Small Apartment in Paris Mixing Contemporary and Classic Details

Envisioned by French designer <b>Tatiana Nicol</b>, this lovely small apartment in Paris cleverly mixes contemporary and classical details, resulting in a …

Scandinavian Styling in a Swedish Homestead

Scandinavian style, to me, has always meant strictly Scandinavian furniture design, white walls and minimal accessories — almost textbook. I’ve …

Interior Design

Twin Mirror Houses Reflecting the South Tyrolean Dolomites in Italy

The <b>Mirror Houses</b> developed by <b>Peter Pichler Architecture</b> in South Tyrol, Italy are two interesting holiday villas embedded in an exceptional …

Architecture

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Tea

Light & Bright: A Gallery of All White Bedrooms

(Image credit: Kinfolk)<p>Last week we featured a gallery of dark bedrooms, moody, cocoonlike spaces full of fluffy blankets and somber hues. This week, …

The Ultimate Manhattan Apartment for a 20-Something

Inside a client's first grown-up space.<p>For a woman in her 20s, Lilly Bunn designs a sophisticated New York apartment with glamorous color and details. Get 5 essential tips for your first apartment.

ArchDaily

ArchDaily added a new photo — with Đặng Hà Thiên and Mirtha Bermúdez Palomino in Mexico City, Mexico.

Adorable & Stylish At-Home Coffee Stations

<b>A cup of coffee in the morning</b> before work or one on a Sunday evening hanging out with your gal pals, if you’re a lover of coffee then the set-up …

Interior Design

Tag: Design Travel

Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>A Room at the Inn: At the Chapel in Somerset<p>by Julie …

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

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6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

4 Desk Makeovers, 1 Common Thread: Super Productivity!

Several REDBOOK staffers had desks that were a few papers shy of a Hoarders-style intervention.<p>Several REDBOOK staffers had desks a few papers shy of a <i>Hoarders</i>-style intervention. Enter organizational guru and founder of the aptly named O.C.D. Experience Justin Klosky, who helped them fill two …

Minimalism

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/09/05/cozy-apartment-in-mokotow-by-soma-architekci/ Cozy Apartment in Mokotów by Soma Architekci

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A renovation of a classic home gone modern in Villennes-sur-Seine, France (loving the deck overlooking the stream)…A bright, neutral stunner of a …

Scandinavian Design: a Lovely Maisonette in Gothenburg

This bright and colorful maisonette is located in Gothenburg, Sweden.<p>With its stark white walls, the interior makes use of color, rich wood floors, …