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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Scandinavian Design at Austere, Downtown Los Angeles

It was an old auto showroom sitting empty at 9th Avenue and Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles, but as soon as brand consultant Fredrik Carlström—who originally hails from Sweden and now lives in New York—laid his eyes on it, he quickly knew it would become the home for his brand new Scandinavian …

Female 'A+' Students End Up Making As Much As Male 'C' Students

If you want to make more money, it helps to do well in school, but it helps even more to be a white man.<p>The better your grades in high school, the more money you are likely to make later in life, according to a study by researchers at the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University. But …

NASA will use video games to rekindle our love of space travel

The <i>Kerbal Space Program</i> folks teaming with NASA was pretty cool, right? Well, it wasn't an accident. The US aeronautics outfit is embracing the space-travel sim as a means to get the public interested in leaving our planet once again -- much like the televised Apollo launches were for generations …

NASA Unveils the 'Global Selfie' We Made on Earth Day

Science News<p>NASA has taken the wraps off a 3.2-gigapixel "Global Selfie" that was built from 36,422 images shared on social media one month ago, for Earth Day.<p>The space agency says more than 50,000 pictures from 113 countries and regions around the world were posted on or around April 22, using the …

Classy Warsaw Apartment Combines Beautiful Views With Elegant Design

We love spaces and homes that create a fusion between the classic and the modern and infuse a sense of sophistication even while keeping the color …

Space-Saving Hideaway Desks

I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again – <b>I live in a tiny house</b>. You guys, I even lovingly call it my dollhouse! I love it, though, and wouldn’t change …

The 10 Dead-Simple Rules for Eating While You Exercise

A few rules for eating from the chef of the Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling TeamPart of our dead-simple fitness program<p><b>Powering your workouts</b> involves more than just eating before and after.Your entire day of food should focus on preparing for and recovering from exercise. Reduce your calorie consumption …

12 Human Foods You Didn't Know Could Kill Your Dog

As long as you stick to a pretty decent doggy diet, everything should be gravy, right? Wrong.<p>The most important thing with pet care is knowing what you can and can't feed your dog. That and capitalizing on your puppy for hilarious memes. As long as you stick to a pretty decent doggy diet, …

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7 of the Best Grilled Side Dishes Ever

Here are seven easy, crowd-pleasing sides to make on the grill this weekend.<p>Here are seven easy, crowd-pleasing sides to make on the grill this …

10 Garage Conversion Ideas To Improve Your Home

A simple garage has more potential than you can ever imagine. With a little effort and imagination, you can turn a cold and sober place in a …

The Modern Motorcycle Diaries | Around the World in 360° Degrees

<b>Around the World in 360° Degrees</b><p><i>A film that took 3 years of filming to bring you an amazing summary of some of the most epic sights, places and</i> …

10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

Why Libraries Matter

Growing up, the Venice Public Library was my special place. It's where I went every day after school, it's where I learned on my own, and it was my …

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first described 80 years ago by two physicists who later worked on the first atomic bomb. At the time they considered the …

Is Your Porch Ready for Entertaining?

A few homey touches transform a ho-hum patio into a hub for anytime get-togethers. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.<p>This before-and-after from the fab lifestyle blog A Beautiful Mess is such a perfect illustration of the difference that a few strategic purchases can make. The …

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4 Ways To Beat Allergies — Naturally

Photo Courtesy Of Bragg.<p>Springtime has arrived, and with it comes warmer weather, beautiful flowers, new fruits and vegetables — and seasonal …

Want to Cook Up a Storm While Camping? Here Are the Tools You’ll Need

No eating out of a can of beans for BA staffers. From a wok to a fish spatula, here's what we bring while camping<p>After a long day of hiking, there’s nothing <i>BA</i> Test Kitchen manager and resident adventurer <b>Brad Leone</b> likes more than sitting around the fire, making a meal for friends. <b>This is his mobile</b> …

5 Digital Cameras Redefining Photography

The writing on the wall is digital cameras are falling by the wayside in the era of smartphones fitted with increasingly capable cameras. Though the …

10 Amazing Ways People Are Using The Oculus Rift Today

Now, two years and a $2 billion acquisition later, the device is being used for much more than video games.<p>The Oculus Rift, created by Oculus VR, is a virtual reality 3-D headset that uses 360-degree head tracking to make it feel like you're inside a different world.<p>For example, looking to the left …

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A Tour of Casper’s Mod, Minimal Flatiron Headquarters<p>by Remodelista Team<p>10 Easy Pieces: Best Eco-Friendly Paints<p>by Janet Hall<p>Exotica at Work: 13 …

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This Plastic Bottle Upcycle is Totally Upscale

We’re all trying to cut down on those pesky, yet totally convenient plastic bottles. When we do use them, we recycle them. But one artist has us rethinking that last move with his upcycled hanging lamp creations with these gorgeous PET Lamps.<p>Barcelona-based designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón first …

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A Question Of Biggitude: What's The Largest Creature On Earth?

What's the biggest living thing on Earth? I can think of two. I'm not sure which is biggest, but neither of them is a blue whale. These are weirder. Much, much weirder.<p>One is a tree. The other eats trees.<p>This is the tree.<p>Now, I know this looks like more than one tree. If you were counting, it looks …

How to Throw the Ultimate Bagel Brunch

Throw the ultimate bagel brunch with these tips from Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen. Remember: salmon breath is a sign of a good time<p>You can substitute whitefish or hot-smoked salmon for the trout.<p>2.[#image: /photos/57d8299a6520aa8f7013c974]||||||<p>Horseradish-Dill Schmear<p>Throw this spread together a …

King of the Castle: Drip-Dried Sculptures That Put Your Cookie-Cutter Sand Castles to Shame

Forget your fancy sandcastle building tools. Your molded buckets may ensure a perfectly formed turret, but where's the fun in that? The artist behind …

LELO Celebrates Sexuality in Design

For 11 years now, Swedish design brand LELO has envisioned and created toys for pleasure that take into account sexual stimulation as much as exquisite design sensibilities. Their products are objects of which to be proud—not shy about—and the ultimate reward is fulfillment. Noticing a shift toward …

From the Super Adorable Science Files: Videos by Kurzgesagt

Time for adorable learning? It sure is!* Like most sane people, I think the Earth is a pretty amazing place. The solar system too. If you don't …

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