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Meet Kasita: The Micro-Housing Start-Up That's About To Revolutionize Real Estate

You can tell immediately that Jeff Wilson, the 42-year old founder of Kasita, an Austin-based micro-housing start-up, has been courting venture capital. He has his sales pitch nailed—which is pretty impressive for a former university dean and professor who used to live in a dumpster.<p>When I ask …

Real Estate

Solar shelter shines a light on refugee integration

One of the problems that can arise when providing housing for asylum seekers is that communities can see a burden involved, but not necessarily a …

Prototypes

11 essentials to take with you the next time you go hiking

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Summer is in full swing, giving us the opportunity to plan day trips out in the sun, enjoying the warm weather while it lasts. For many …

Backpacking

11 Brilliant Sex Tips From Yoga Instructors

Go with the ~*~flow~*~ to have more fun in bed.<p>Like cheerleaders and gymnasts, yoga instructors often have to field the innuendo-laced question, "How flexible are you?" Yes, they're usually pretty flexible. But — because you know this is what the asker was implying — that's not the only reason …

4 essential home office productivity hacks

The home office is a blessing and a curse.<p>I love working from home as much as the next person — free snacks, zero commute, awesome lunch options in the area. Sometimes I stroll through the park on the way back from lunch, just because I can.<p>Coworking spaces and trendy startup offices offer a …

Productivity

Mirage House disappears with a flat roof on the hills of Greece by Kois Associated Architects

<b>A perfect and pure flat roof covers the hills of Tinos Island of Greece, proposed by Greece-based architecture firm</b> <b>Kois Associated Architects</b><b>.</b> Called</b> …

Aegean Sea

Don't Just Sit There

We all seek out meditation in order to relieve pain of one kind or another. If we weren’t at least vaguely dissatisfied, we wouldn’t try it.<p>Many of …

10 beautiful British walks that end in a pub

Fall Asleep In Minutes With This Bedtime Yoga Sequence

<i>Ellen Vora, M.D., is a holistic psychiatrist practicing with Frank Lipman, M.D., at the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in NYC. This week, we're</i> …

Yoga

Floating solar is a win-win energy solution for drought-stricken US lakes

Sunbaked southwest US is a prime spot for floatovoltaic projects, where they could produce clean energy and prevent evaporation in major man-made reservoirs, reports Environment 360<p>The Colorado River’s two great reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, are in retreat. Multi-year droughts and chronic …

Renewable Energy

5 Steps to an Enlightened Life

There are unquestionable benefits to living in this Age of Information; the sharing of new ideas and advancements can now be accomplished in the …

A new self-driving monorail will chop 2-hour commutes down to 10 minutes

That's the idea behind SkyTran, a self-driving monorail designed to hover 20 feet above roads and travel up to 155 mph. The system would turn a two-hour car commute into a 10-minute trip, SkyTran CEO Jerry Sanders tells Tech Insider.<p>The first SkyTran system will be in Lagos, Nigeria by 2020. The …

Transportation

10 essential books on personal growth to boost your self-belief

Although it might sound cheesy, self-confidence comes from within. But sometimes we all need a little boost. So to help give you a nudge in the right …

9 weird psychological reasons why someone might fall in love with you

There's a lot we don't understand — and a lot that's idiosyncratic to individual people and couples.<p>That's why a lot of research into why we mate is bizarre to the point of incoherence — cultural norms as well as oddities in research methods can create a lot of noise.<p>Yet it turns out that there is …

Psychology

5 Powerful Morning Practices Guaranteed to Transform Your Life

We are living in one of the most prosperous and advanced times in human history. There are more opportunities and resources available to us then ever …

Use the 'Goldilocks rule' to stay motivated instead of getting discouraged

Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.<p>Within a year, he had transitioned to Disney's magic shop where he learned tricks from the older employees.<p>He experimented with jokes and tried out simple magic routines on the …

Motivation

Photo of Depressed Polar Bear Shows Us Exactly How We’ve Harmed the Planet and its Animals

As humans, we have the incredible ability to influence and mould our environment to our liking. For centuries we’ve constructed homes and buildings …

These solar powered, floating homes could be the future of housing

A staggering 4.2 million Americans could be displaced by rising sea levels in the next 100 years, according to a Nature Climate Change study.<p>But a floating home could help you continue living safely along a coastline.<p>California-based Terry & Terry Architecture has designed floating concepts that it …

Architecture

This Summer, Head to This Chic Island Where the French Go to Escape

Europeans have long known the natural beauty of Corsica. When the Greeks first saw the mountainous island amid sparkling blue seas, they called it <i>Kallisté</i>: the most beautiful. Henri Matisse responded to the French island’s loveliness as a painter, where “all is color, all is light.”<p>While the French …

This Floating Screen Could Be the Best New Way to Clean Plastic From the Ocean

The impressive 300-foot-long prototype was launched today, with future plans to clean up the Pacific.<p>Every year approximately eight million metric tons of plastic wind up up in the ocean. Today, a Netherlands based nonprofit is attempting to clean up some of that plastic with its floating barrier …

The Rainforest House

The Rainforest House (Casa Na Mata) is a stunning retreat nestled in the dense vegetation of the Brazilian rainforest. Located on the coast of the …

These Radical Ideas Show How Nature Can Inform Sustainable Design

The latest Biomimicry Global Design Challenge winners take their inspiration from the original innovation master.<p>Before humans ever conceived of sustainable design, nature was doing a good job. Plants and animals have evolved to use energy efficiently, to be multi-functional yet balanced, and to …

7 Phrases Smart Leaders Always Use to Inspire Teamwork

Smart leaders know it takes a team of motivated people -- all working together as one -- to accomplish great things.<p>Smart leaders know that they can't accomplish the goals of their organization--or their own goals, for that matter--all by themselves. It takes a team of motivated people who are …

Science Says This Daily Habit Will Make You 25 Percent Happier

Little changes can make a big difference in your quality of life.<p>From diet dos to relationship don'ts, you're likely bombarded with the latest self-improvement tips every day. Magazine articles, news stories, and websites provide endless suggestions for improving your mental, spiritual and physical …

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and <i>Finding Nemo</i>. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each …

Your favourite US national parks – and how to visit them

This week's winning entry<p>A taste of the Old West in Big Bend<p>Big Bend National Park in Texas is well off the tourist trail, unheard-of by many Americans and miles from the nearest settlement. It is a green desert landscape, dotted with exotic vegetation that thrives in a dry climate. Century plants …

Awesome Gallery Of Interesting Small Backyard Ideas

If you plan on planting and arrangement of the private courtyard or of the infield on a small local area in the city, then the next design projects …

Landscaping

Why Greece needs to be part of your travel plan this year

Far from the madding crowd (read: Mumbai) in a land far, far away (okay, not that far. It took us around 10 hours by Qatar Airways with a …

Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free

A guided tour of this pernicious prison of the psyche, honest and assuring in its honesty.<p>Kierkegaard called anxiety “the dizziness of freedom” and believed that it serves to power rather than hinder creativity. For Darwin, it was a paralyzing lifelong struggle — he accomplished his breakthroughs …