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The 22 most beautiful buildings in the world, according to architects

We asked architects to tell us the one building that's a game-changer for building design, inspired them to become architects, or that they simply find stunning.<p>Here are 22 of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to people who build them for a living.

Architecture

Apple included wild new hidden wallpapers in its latest software updates

The Apple TV got 24 new nifty flyover screensavers, from cities like Los Angeles and Dubai, and landscapes in China and Greenland. iDownloadBlog did the work categorizing the new flyovers and extracting direct download links.<p>And because Apple's new MacBooks have screens with better color display, …

Los Angeles

These Tinkertoys For Architects Simulate How Buildings Really Work

To laymen, architectural principles are rather abstract. Buildings seem to stay up based upon nothing but sturdiness, when in actuality, even the simplest buildings stay erect based upon a combination of structural principles, many of which are extremely hard to explain in words–the way that things …

Why Philadelphia is a perpetual underdog

PHILADELPHIA — This city is more complicated, more beautiful and verdant, more interesting, more <i>more</i> than outsiders believe it is. Philadelphia — where the Democratic National Convention is about to convene — is a secret of a big city, one that often acts like a small one. It’s perpetually …

Democratic National Convention

This map shows how much the one percent earns in each county

To be considered in a top 1% earner in the United States, the magic number that must be reached is $521,411 per household.<p>However, it turns out that on a county level, the income of the Top 1% varies wildly based on location. For example, if you want to be in the "1% Club" in New York City, you're …

New York City

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

NEW YORK'S SUPER-SLENDERS

Image credit: The Skyscraper Museum<p>"Slenderness" is an engineering definition. Structural engineers generally consider skyscrapers with a minimum …

Skyscrapers

Rem Koolhaas: “Architecture Has A Serious Problem Today”

At the 2016 AIA convention, the legendary architect gave the profession an honest appraisal of its failures.<p>Rem Koolhaas, the Pritzker Prize-winning Dutch architect, theorist, and provocateur, spoke with Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, in the closing keynote for the …

After the Fact

In the history of truth, a new chapter begins.<p>Ted Cruz’s campaign autobiography is called “A Time for Truth.” “This guy’s a liar,” Donald Trump said at a recent G.O.P. debate, pointing at Cruz. Trump thinks a lot of people are liars, especially politicians (Jeb Bush: “Lying on campaign trail!”) and …

Hillary Clinton

Is Evangelical Morality Still Acceptable in America?

People who disagree with same-sex marriage and birth-control use have been met with accusations of bigotry. Are some Christians being unfairly shamed out of the public sphere?<p>Is evangelical Christian morality still viable in American public life? This is the question lurking in recent debates over …

March Madness Gets Heavy Dose Of Catholic Colleges In Competition

(RNS) Clerical types might know Villanova or Dayton for their theology programs.<p>Aspiring priests might study at St. Louis University.<p>Ask Pope Francis about Gonzaga or Creighton, and he’d probably recognize them as schools founded by his spiritual order, the Society of Jesus, better known as the …

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The Secrets Of Networking For Introvert Entrepreneurs

Just as it helps you overcome a fear of rejection by exposing you to it on an almost daily basis, being an entrepreneur also demands that those of us who identify as introverts find ways to balance our natural reticence with the need to meet and network with potential clients and and collaborators. …

Design An Anti-Poaching Drone And Win $25,000

Can you and four friends figure out how to catch poachers on the cheap?<p>Poachers tend to operate in places that are difficult to reach and far from law enforcement. For countries that want to protect their indigenous wildlife, especially the rare and endangered rhinos whose horns can sell for up to …

Drones

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …