Kerry Lenahan

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What teens wish their parents knew about social media

When teens were asked, recently, if they believe their parents know “a little” or “nothing” about what they do or say online, or even what social-media apps and sites they use, more than a quarter of them agreed.<p>After visiting schools around the country, it seems to me they’re likely giving their …

Social Media

Your Definitive Guide to an Icelandic Quickie

Steamy geothermal geysers, otherworldly glaciers streaked with volcanic ash and promises of puffins on black sand beaches: Yes, like many who’ve …

Travel

7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Remodel a Kitchen | Investopedia

There’s no denying it – a kitchen remodel is an assault on your wallet. In a survey of more than 4,800 kitchen remodels, HomeAdvisor found that the …

Google's Classroom is open to anyone with an urge to teach

Forget those pesky teaching qualifications, because Google has now found a way to make educators out of us all. Starting today, any Google Classroom user will be able to create their own classes. Working as an app or via desktop, what started as merely a service to organize coursework now lets …

Shipping container pool sets up in minutes

It even comes with a window<p>We’ve seen shipping containers converted to urban farms, off-the-grid getaways, and even gorgeous modern prefabs. Especially in places where resources are scarce and containers are in abundance, shipping containers can be an eco-friendly alternative to traditional …

Cosgriff House

Annandale, New South Wales, Australia<p>A modern addition in Annandale strengthens a home's connection to the outdoors and enhances natural light.<p>How to unobtrusively add space and flexibility to a modest, single-story home perched atop a steeply sloping site? These were the questions architect …

Architecture

The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Health 2017

The health care industry is transforming rapidly, in large part due to an influx of new technologies and innovative business models. These 10 companies are creating solutions to some of the sector’s most pressing problems—and they have the outcomes data to show for it.<p>Click on a company to learn …

Technological Change

The Top 15 Blogs All Startup Managers Should be Reading | Inc.com

Being a manager within a startup often means feeling unappreciated. CEOs are the idea guys - you're the glue holding everything together while translating their visions into executable actions.<p>These blogs have your back, and they're packed full of great advice on everything from running an …

Startups

The pickiest of kids ate dozens of new foods after a two-week training devised by a psychologist

If a child is a fussy eater, there’s probably not one single reason why. It could be genes. It could be the subtle hints the child—or small baby—has learned by watching their family at the table. It could be the psychological connections that their parents have helped forge between certain foods …

Food (UK)
George W. Bush

9 overrated classics and what you should read instead

I still have nightmares about trying to read "Moby Dick" for a college literature class. Seriously, that book is my great whale.<p>Despite many (many!) attempts to read it, I still haven't been able to get through it all. Consequently, I believe it is one of the most overrated classic books I have …

Literature

Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - Images from day 1

by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com on 4 Feb 2017<p><b>Sail-World was on the water for the opening day of the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta, staged at</b> …

Sailing

Overhauling one high-school subject is our best hope for the future of democracy

Home economics used to teach millions of high schoolers the basics of nutrition and how to balance a checkbook. For the sake of American democracy, tomorrow’s kids must get an education in fake-news detection and online citizenship.<p>Preparing young people to be responsible citizens is one of the …

Education

Russia Is Already Winning

If you understand what the Kremlin is up to, the news is grim. But it also gives us a clear path to fight back.<p>The whirlwind of Russian spy news over the past few weeks has forced Americans to confront questions that previously would only have seemed possible in fiction: Did a foreign power …

Russia

Education for Death: The Making of Nazi–Walt Disney’s 1943 Propaganda Film Shows How Fascists Are Made

During World War II, Walt Disney entered into a contract with the US government to develop 32 animated shorts. Nearly bankrupted by <i>Fantasia</i> (1940), …

18 of the hottest under-the-radar startups to watch in 2017

Founders, venture capitalists, and tech employees flock to the Bay Area and New York City to launch and build startups, fund new ideas, and simply just live among their tech-obsessed brethren.<p>But there's a new wave of companies eschewing the Valley/Alley life in favor of building their startups in …

Startups

How to Get Through a Miserable Winter With the Danish Concept of Hygge

For some, the winter is a magical time of year. For others like me, it’s a gloomy, cold, darkness you just have to wait out. But there’s a better way …

Happiness

Civic Superblocks: Barcelona’s Urban Redesign Returns Streets to Residents

A series of “superblocks” underpin a forward-thinking and pedestrian-oriented urban design strategy being deployed in Barcelona. These innovative …

Urban Design

5 easy tricks to make your iPhone storage last longer

With its non-expandable memory, one of the major bugbears for iPhone owners is the storage capacity. Whether you've got a 16 or 64GBer, you just know …

Mobile Photography

The new buildings that will shape 2017 - CNN Style

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Cookies

The Best of Sketching in 2016

From traditional to digital and everything in between<p>We noticed a popularity in sketching articles this year, ranging from traditional pen and paper …

What Went into Designing the Headquarters of Tencent, Asia’s Most Valuable Company

AD discussed the design process with NBBJ, the architecture firm tasked with creating a futuristic home for one of the most profitable companies in the world<p>Fortune 500 companies spend billions to ensure the proper image of their brand—which is why they often spare no expense when it comes to …

19 Amazing Hostels That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust

BRB, need to go travel the entire world.

European Travel

How Garrison Keillor United America

The host of A Prairie Home Companion used storytelling to bridge the gap between red and blue states.<p>On Saturday, Garrison Keillor will sign off as the host of <i>A Prairie Home Companion</i> for the final time, ending a four-decade run as the public radio show’s writer and voice. This fall, the program …

Garrison Keillor

Petworth Rising: Five New Bars and Restaurants to Try

2016 has generally been a good year for restaurants in Petworth. Though the losses of Crane & Turtle and Domku were blows, several new options have debuted in the Northwest D.C. neighborhood, many of which just happened in the past month or so. Here are five to put on the radar:<p>Slim’s Diner<p>Paul …

Texas

Come November: 5 Books to Understand the Modern World

It’s summer, which means beach books, blockbuster movies, and putting our brains in airplane mode for three months, right? Maybe so, but remember, fall will be here sooner than we’d like, and with it an election that promises to be historic regardless who is victorious at the ballot box. Now that …

These Flower Portraits Will Leave You Breathless

Prepare yourself to be awestruck by Vicki Rawlins's flower portraits; using rose petals for lips and twigs for cheekbones, the Chicago-based artist collects pieces of mother nature in a bag and then painstakingly lays them out in her studio to create masterpieces. "Nothing taped, nothing glued, …

Framing

Vibrant Color Palette Combos Take Colors From the World to Inspire Creativity

With its vast collections of images, photo filters, free icon and shape elements, and fonts, Canva allows users around the globe to create sleek graphics and presentations through its online app—no design degree required. The company's Senior Graphic Designer, Poppie Pack, shares a variety of savvy …

Home Decorating

Take the Ultimate Spanish Road Trip from Barcelona

PHOTO BY Albert Torelló/Flickr<p>Els Encantats<p>Medieval villages, back roads, and the Wild Pyrenees<p>Leave behind the beaches of Barcelona and drive …

Barcelona