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23 of the most beautiful words in the world

1. Spookasem (Afrikaans)<p>It’s cotton candy, but it sounds <i>so much cooler</i> than cotton candy.<p>2. Eudaimonia (Greek)<p>It’s a hard word to translate: some …

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Why does Tinder work? A biological anthropologist explains…

Users of the dating app assess potential partners <b>in much the same way as neanderthals did</b>, according to anthropologist <b>Dr. Helen Fisher</b>, a biological …

11 Futuristic Kitchen Gadgets That Will Change The Way You Cook

These tools may not be on the market yet, but someday they'll change your life.<p>These tools may not be on the market yet, but someday they'll change your life.

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So, Your Current Home Isn't Your "Dream" Home?

So the place you're living in currently isn't the "dream" home you fantasize about from time to time. But that's okay. Even if you aren't living in …

Solar Power Towers Are 'Vaporizing' Birds

But they aren't the deadliest energy source for our feathered friends<p>The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada is set to come online in March. Once completed, it will use thousands of mirrors to focus sunlight on a tower, melting millions of pounds of salt contained inside. The molten salt …

How young Vancouver buyers are crashing the real estate party

Matthew Kennedy is a young man many people would consider to be the equivalent of a unicorn in Vancouver. This is, after all, the city renowned in popular mythology as a place with such astronomical house prices that its young will be forced to live in basement suites forever.<p>Mr. Kennedy bought his …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.<p>Why is it that when we behold the oldest living trees in the world, primeval awe runs down our spine? We are entwined with trees in an elemental embrace, both …

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Why the Felino Cars' CB7 is Worth Watching (video)

Canadian based car maker, Felino Cars, has spent four years developing a supercar, the CB7, and it looks like it has brought back from the …

Leatherman Hail Carabiner is Airplane Allowed

Leatherman undeniably makes great tools. But sometimes, you don’t really need a set of pliers or a pair of scissors, but rather a place to store your …

In1 Multitool iPhone 5S Case Covers All Your Tool Needs

Multitools and iPhone cases wouldn’t seem to go together, but that hasn’t stopped fans of both from trying and largely succeeding. But if you want a …

Non-Electric ROK Espresso Is Environmentally Friendly

An espresso maker that makes delicious java and is good for the earth…sign us up! The non-electric, manual ROK espresso maker is ideal for those …

Articles about eco friendly compact cabin washington on Dwell.com - Dwell

Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where...<p>I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding season, a handful of Save-the-Dates arrived in my email inbox...<p>To kick off the new schedule, we thought …

Paulo Coelho: 'I had an enormous amount of fun being a hippy'

<b>Writing means sharing.</b> It's part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions. I discovered very early in life that the best way for me to communicate is through my writing, but it took me years to realise that it's what I needed to do full time.<p><b>I remember the moments</b> …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

AUDIO: Why do some see autism as a disability? One Canadian company is proving it's an advantage. Meticulon Consulting is marketing autistic Canadians to employers for their exceptional intellectual gifts. CBC Radio's the World at Six explores that fascinating story: https://soundcloud.com/cbc-radio-one/the-world-at-six-ioanna-1 (Photo: CBC News)

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 0 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

What Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Will Look Like in 2026

The <i>Sagrada Famlia</i>, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaud, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaud took his time …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

When they built the Great Wall, I bet they didn’t expect someone to break it down like this

MARQUESE “NONSTOP” SCOTT is part man, part machine, and all badass. Some of his other videos have pulled up to 53 million views and brought him a …

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