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Everything You Need To Set Up Raspberry Pi Home Automation

Raspberry Pi has for the last several years been a do-it-yourselfer’s dream. The device, which costs just $39 for the Raspberry Pi 3 and even less for older versions, is designed to let you create whatever you can dream up.<p>Raspberry Pis have been used to control computers, create game experiences, …

Raspberry Pi

Nissan Uses 148 Leaf Batteries to Power Amsterdam Stadium

The system uses a mix of new and used batteries from Nissan's electric cars.<p>Jorrit Lousberg—(c)Jorrit Lousberg-Light at Work Photography<p>Stephen …

Energy Storage

4 expert-recommended, introvert-approved tips for making friends when you hate meeting new people

They can also be difficult to make, particularly if you’re an introvert (like me!). If the thought of putting yourself out there to find a new friend …

Personality

New Study: Open Offices Kill Teamwork

People don't like to have serious conversations in public, it turns out.<p>Employees hate open office plans, but at least they help employees collaborate and work together? It saves companies money and it increases teamwork, right? Well, wrong.<p>Ethan Bernstein and Stephen Turban, at Harvard Business …

The Workplace

New Apartment Decorating Ideas to Set Up Your Place from Scratch (And On A Budget)

Moving into your very first apartment is big. So is the to-do list, especially if you’re decorating from scratch — and on a budget. Decorating a new …

Home Decorating

Read This Before You Pick Out Your Kitchen Counters

We run through the pros and cons of some of the most popular picks for the kitchen.<p>The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but it’s the countertop …

Home Improvement

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

Built-in Bath Cabinet

Create the perfect space to keep all your bath products organized and easy to reach<p>This bath cabinet project is a great introduction to basic …

Woodworking

The 8 Best Ways to Get 6-Pack Abs Fast

Whether you’re aiming to achieve your fitness goals or simply want to look good in a swimsuit, acquiring a sculpted set of six-pack abs is a goal …

Nutrition

The Best Abs Workout: The Only 6 Exercises You Need to Get a Six-Pack

Want to look like Cristiano Ronaldo this summer? We asked some of the country's best trainers to share their favorite abs exercises to get there.<p>The recipe for six-pack abs isn’t all <i>that</i> complicated: Crank out an abs workout, eat a nutrient-rich diet, and consume fewer late-night pizzas in a single …

Workouts

How bubble engineer Melody Yang makes mind-blowing bubbles

Blowing bubbles might seem pretty simple, but when you’ve spent a lifetime studying the science and behavior of bubbles, setting world records and …

Experience the Serenity of the Catskills With This Off-Grid Shipping Container Cabin

Located two hours north of New York City, this shipping container cabin boasts sustainable design and cozy glamping comforts.<p>Spending your vacation in a shipping container in the remote woods might seem like an odd choice at first, but one look inside the Container Cabin in the Catskills is all it …

Off-grid

6 Things Successful People do Before 9 a.m.

Doing something useful when you feel least like doing anything almost guarantees a productive day.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do successful people do differently? For one thing, they typically wake up very early. Long before they hit the office, …

Time Management

A Tiny Cabin Boasts Big Views of the New Zealand Countryside

Voted New Zealand's Best Small Home in 2016, this petite retreat has been cleverly designed to sleep up to eight guests.<p>Set amidst the beautiful landscape of Kawarau Falls near Queenstown, New Zealand, this 1,291-square-feet cabin is fully equipped with modern amenities, breathtaking mountain …

New Zealand

teardrop trailer transforms into a large family camper interior - Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

15 Small Camper Trailers With Which To Enjoy The Outdoors ← Back to article<p>15 Small Camper Trailers With Which To Enjoy The Outdoors<p>teardrop trailer …

You'll be More Productive When You Stop Believing These 9 Productivity Myths

There is no shortcut, so just work through that list you should have.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being productive plays a huge role in your success. That’s probably why people spend hours and hours scouring the Internet for top-notch productivity tips, …

Moveable Walls Amplify Sublime Views For This Costa Rican Home

Surrounded by the jungle and overlooking the ocean, this terrace house features unique foldable walls to foster a stronger connection to nature.<p>Located in Santa Teresa, a small, seaside town in Costa Rica’s Puntarenas Province, Ocean Eye has been designed by the award-winning Costa Rican practice …

Why getting up early is the ultimate life hack

Get up early.<p>Right now I’m up writing this at 6:30 AM. I slept in today.<p>A few weeks ago I woke up early by accident. Four-thirty AM my eyes popped …

12 Exercises to Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat

Ridding stubborn belly fat is a high priority on many of our lists, so what exactly does it take to zap an undesirable midsection? The "secret" is actually to strengthen both your upper <i>and</i> lower body, because there's no such thing as spot reduction. But there are specific exercises you can do to …

Workouts

Peaceful, Maintenance-Free House in Amagansett, New York

MB Architecture completed the design of <b>House in the Lanes</b>, a 7,300 square foot contemporary residence with an inspiring layout in Amagansett, NY. The …

Linen: How It’s Made

From seed to fabric: See how linen is pulled, dew-retted, bundled, scutched, heckled, spun, and woven in this excellent video from the Victoria & …

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

8 Surprising Strategies for Unstoppable Focus

Beat distraction for good.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s microwave society—where more data is created in one year than the last 5,000 years—it’s a herculean task to stay focused. Getting distracted may seem innocuous, but the consequences are …

Industrial Design for Nike Electric Skateboard Concept

I am a fan of industrial design projects, especially conceptual ones. Most of the time this projects illustrate quite well the whole of the designer …

Solar is starting to replace the largest coal plant in the western U.S.

On Navajo land in Arizona, a coal plant and coal mine that have devastated the environment are being replaced by solar–with both enormous benefits and local drawbacks that can serve as a lesson for how the rest of the country will need to manage the transition to renewables.<p>In the desert near …

Fossil Fuels

The 15-minute Bodyweight Workout for Busy Guys

The best thing about building your fitness around a bodyweight workout: the more you weight you lose and the leaner you become, the easier they …

How to download music in YouTube Music for offline playback

Keeping some music offline is critical, because networks fail, Wi-Fi gets spotty, and we all get trapped in a car for hours on end at some point, …

Why Weight Loss Routines Stop Working in Your 40s — and 8 Fixes That’ll Help

Most women aren't aware of the real changes that come after 40.<p>It sneaks up on you. You feel like your normal self and then, one day, you notice that …

Women's Health

Sculpt Your Abs in 6 Minutes With This Trainer's Killer Floor Workout

Ready to tone and strengthen your core in just minutes? Fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams shared a quick-but-killer floor workout on Instagram, featuring four ab moves that you can do anywhere. This would be a great one to fit into your morning routine at home or even on a vacation as …

Workouts

This Push-Up Challenge Will Make You So Much Stronger

Finally master the mechanics of this notoriously challenging full-body burner. Then take things up a notch.<p>Build Your Foundation<p>Nailing perfect …

Workouts