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#50 Les Trois Mousquetaires Porter Baltique from The World’s 50 Best Beers for 2018 Ranking

iStock<p>The World’s 50 Best Beers for 2018<p>Benjamin Franklin may have never actually uttered the phrase “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to …

Beer

This solar-powered cabin is a dreamy green getaway in the Colorado Mountains

Perched on a rocky cliff at 10,000 feet, this pair of solar-powered cabins offer unique views of Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo mountains, the …

What Is Time? A Simple Explanation

Time is familiar to everyone, yet hard to define and understand. Science, philosophy, religion, and the arts have different definitions of time, but …

Backpacking Gear Philosophy

Gear for my two month hiking trip to Peru and Bolvia in August/September, 2017.<p>I view backpacking equipment as a means to an end. And that end is to …

5 most impressive prefab homes from 2017

From a dwelling designed by algorithms to a pop-out house<p>From tiny houses to shipping container homes, alternative housing options have never been more exciting. Prefab homes, made of pre-manufactured parts assembled on site, are also in the mix and have stretched our imaginations of what housing …

Renovated 1960s A-frame cabin proves that clever design triumphs over square footage

This 1960s A-frame cabin went through a massive rehabilitation that took it from a rundown shack into a beautiful home tailored to the needs of its …

The uncomfortable secret to creative success is “disequilibrium”

It’s a Wednesday morning in the IDEO San Francisco studio. Bright sunshine reflects off the Bay and through the floor-to-ceiling windows. But in the project space, the mood is darker.<p>The team is on week five of their project. They’ve been conducting tons of human-centered interviews and broad …

Creativity

This solar-powered net-zero home is a modern take on the farmhouse

Missouri S&T’s entry into the biennial Solar Decathlon competition<p>The SILO house was conceived as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s biennial competition Solar Decathlon, which challenges collegiate teams to design and build solar-powered houses.<p>Designed for empty nesters by students of the …

Backpackers, You Will Completely Lose It Over These Custom-Made Backpacks

A few days ago, I was deep in the underbelly of the internet, digging through some niche backpacking forum, when I came across a name I’d never seen …

Backpacking

How houses were cooled before air conditioning

It’s too darn hot<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>On these sweltering midsummer days, it’s natural to want nothing more than to sit in front of an air …

Solar-powered Cloverdale house is made of reclaimed wood from a 1970s kit home

This solar-powered home in Cloverdale, California was built using reclaimed wood from an existing 1970s kit log home. Turnbull Griffin Haesloop …

Grilled Mexican-Style Street Corn

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet celebrates the joy and possibilities of al fresco cooking<p>Once the coals on the grill have burned down to strong embers, …

Cooking

So You Want to Read Dying Earth Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Dying Earth fiction is set in a distant future in which the Earth — or maybe the universe itself — is dying. Humanity’s golden age was long ago, and …

No Twee Here: A Tiny Home For the Pickiest Modern Design Fan

A lot of the tiny houses out there are very, very <i>cute</i>—sweet little peaked roof, petite double-hung windows, teeny tiny front porch. So what if you're …

Mirrored prefab houses by ÖÖD install in 8 hours

Now you see it...<p>Prefab goes in disguise with these sleek tiny dwellings from Estonian companyÖÖD. With mirrored glass facades—reminiscent of Portuguese prefabs inspired by minimalist artists—ÖÖD homes blend into their surroundings, appearing especially sublime in rural or natural landscapes.<p>Born …

Live from DC: Craft Brewers Conference Delivers State of the Industry

This week the 2017 Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America are taking place in Washington, D.C. (April 10–13, 2017). Held by the Brewers …

A Green, Prefabricated Home With A Living Room And Water Views

Waterfront properties are rarely not impressive. No matter how small or simple a house is, if it has great views than a unique perspective can be …

Apollo astronaut: 'You go to heaven when you are born'

It seems like the world has caught a case of moon fever.<p>On February 27, tech entrepreneur Elon Musk announced that two unnamed people are paying his rocket company, SpaceX, to send them on an auto-piloted trip around the moon in 2018. Later The Washington Post revealed that Amazon.com founder Jeff …

Space Science

Very Surprising Tiny House by Mizuishi Architects Atelier

This cottage, built near to a river, in a small triangular space, is brilliantly organized inside, proving an incredible sense of proportions and …

Architecture

'Substantial evidence' the universe is a hologram

International team of researchers carry out observational tests of holographic cosmology.<p>Scientists have found 'evidence' that the universe is a …

Physics

10 Steps to Starting a Side Business While Working a Full-Time Job

We are living at a time of unlimited potential. Never before have we experienced such a rapid growth in the number of young entrepreneurs who’ve …

9 compelling reasons to consider a Roth IRA

Get tax-free growth potential, tax-free withdrawals, no required distributions, and more.<p>Do you want to help lower your taxes and increase your …

Download Free NASA Posters From the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA is taking a swipe at the void once filled by Oprah Winfrey by giving away free space-inspired posterrrrrs! There are 14 designs available for …

The Surprising Benefits of Hating Everything

Essayist Mark Greif's new book 'Against Everything' doesn't tell you how to live, but it does encourag<p>Intellectuals get a bad rap. Long gone are the days when you could call up your favorite poet/theorist for a night of discussing German philosophy over absinthe and indoor cigarettes. In 2016, …

Republican Party

Responsible Travel Guide: Burlington, Vermont

The problem with Burlington, Vermont is that there are too many sustainable options for dining, lodging, and things to do. Okay, it’s not a <i>problem</i> so …

Platform Bed Minimalist Design For Urban Living and A Great Nights Sleep

2 min read<p>Minimalist Platform Bed Design<p>.<p>You can enjoy lugging around this modern platform bed design as a result of a living condition change. Why …

Furniture

A Tent With a View: Meet Yakima’s New Roof Top Option

Coming in the spring of 2017, the new SkyRise roof top tent could set a new standard for comfort and convenience while on the go.

Washington State

How to Book a Tiny House Vacation

Harvard-alum startup Getaway rents custom-designed small-living units (aka 'tiny houses') two hours outside Boston and NYC.<p>Harvard alum Jon Staff is no stranger to living in unconventional spaces—he grew up on a boat, lived in an airstream trailer, shacked up in the basement of a shop in college, …

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Designer Uses Mesmerizing Water Technique to Create Marbled Multicolor Floors

Textile designer Penille Snedker Hansen of Snedker Studio turns wood floors into technicolor tiles using a newly imagined combination of classic techniques. The process for her <i>Marbelous Wood</i> series draws from a Japanese practice called suminagashi, as well as a Western marbling method, with a bit …

Modern Art