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22 Healthy Soup Recipes to Warm You Over

Whether it's cold weather, the flu, or a lousy mood, there's nothing like the pick-me-up that a bowl of soup can provide. Instead of feasting on calorie-laden, cream-based soups, make one of these healthy recipes instead. Whether you're a meat eater, vegan, or vegetarian, you'll find the perfect …

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

Pine Forest Cabin achieves beautiful modern design on a budget

Building on a budget doesn’t have to mean sacrificing aesthetics, as evidenced by Washington-based Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects’ Pine Forest …

Different Design Approaches to the Transforming Library Chair

Which is the best, and can you do better?<p>You've undoubtedly seen one of these before. It's a chair that's cleverly designed to turn into a …

Home Depot

A unique semi-underground home in an artificial mountain!

Today we bring to you a stunningly innovative creation by the architects at <i>KRFT</i>, which was nominated for several awards. Baptized “Dutch Mountain”, …

50 Impressive Details Using Wood

Over the course of history the unique characteristics of wood, which are dependent upon the species of the tree and the location in which it has …

Focus on Focal Points

When plants compete for attention, the resulting landscape can be distracting and complicated. By establishing a focal point, however, you're in …

Good Green Design Doesn't Have To Be Expensive: The M&M; House

All photos via 100Khouse<p>I have not paid nearly enough attention to the work of Postgreen, the Philadelphia developers of economical and very …

Net-zero Arc House shows how arches make tiny spaces feel bigger

The surprisingly spacious net-zero Arc House demonstrates how arches can make a small space feel much larger. Designed in collaboration between Green …

Forest Cabin With A Playful Geometry And Layout

A pointy house like this one is quite the unexpected sight in the middle of a forest although the design and selection of colors does help create a …

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

Build A Bamboo Bike In Under 5 Hours

Dream of owning a rickshaw? Build-it-yourself with Bamboobee<p>Do you remember Bamboobee? The regrettably-named company first released a jig and bamboo …

Bicycles

WhatsApp just launched a desktop app to let you chat at your computer — here's how to get it

WhatsApp has released an official desktop app, letting you use its wildly popular messaging service on your computer.<p>It's pretty handy if you're stuck staring at a screen all day and don't want to have to glance down at your smartphone's tiny display to check your messages.<p>It's available for …

60+ free awesome resources for Architects and Designers

<b>Design is hard</b>. We all know that. But the design process could be less painful by <b>sharing resources with each other</b>! So over at Pitcrit we have …

Fallen tree branches transformed into elegant furniture

Whether they are the tallest organism in the world, or the oldest, or show up in our buildings, trees are wonderful and yet sometimes …

Furniture

Edible Agroforestry: Designing Your Own Food Forest

Backyard Abundance, an environmental education non-profit organization, has released an open-source document on how to create your own “food forest” …

SCOTUS Hears Case That Could Kill College Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court appears torn over the use of race in college admissions and may not be ready to make a decision without more information.<p>Several justices on Wednesday asked about the value of ordering more hearings in a case from Texas that they've now heard twice. Additional evidence might …

Inside the Mind of an Architect: What It Takes to Be the Best

Ah, architects. No one can know how these creative, sometimes-eccentric minds envision their next great design, but there are some basic truths that …

Architecture

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

Modular Staircase Attaches to Any Tree for Easy Access to Top

Whether you're building a treehouse or looking for a way up to a large branch, <i>CanopyStair</i> will get you there. Designers Robert McIntyre and Thor ter Kulve created the modular system of steps that can be attached without using tools or hammering into the tree. They form a spiral path around the …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Pie

Marine Le Pen's dramatic defeat in French local elections

Front National may come third in France's regional elections, according to exit polls, in an unexpected loss for Marine Le Pen and triumph for Nicolas Sarkozy<p>The Front National fell short on Sunday night in its bid to come top in <b>French</b> local elections, with estimations putting the far-Right party …

3 places better than Craigslist to buy and sell used items

When you want to buy or sell something used online, your first thought might be to use Craigslist. After all, it's the site that brought the newspaper classifieds into the digital world and today has nearly 40 million new listings every month.<p>Of course, using Craigslist does have valid concerns. …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Tag: Landscaping 101

Landscape Ideas: Garden Design for a Swimming Pool Area<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Swimming Pools: 11 Best Landscape Plants for Water’s Edge<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Lost …

Landscaping

10 Totally Unexpected Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

Put down the pie and pick up the waffles: This nutritional powerhouse and quintessential fall and winter ingredient can be a star at breakfast, …

The Best New Android Apps From August 2014

From subscription-based book summarizing platforms, to human search engines, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in August. Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best Google Play newcomers from the past month.<p>WeTransfer<p>WeTransfer, the popular online …

4 Home Security Systems to Try Now

Cheap microprocessors, easy communications, and ubiquitous smartphones make the “home of the future” a reality today.<p>Since the invention of the door lock (which allowed only certain people inside your house), homeowners have been eager to control their dwellings. The home automation market seems to …