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10 perfect Greek island holidays

Hydra, Saronic Gulf<p><b>Why?</b> Wealthy Athenians head to charming Hydra for relaxing weekend breaks: cars, motorbikes and high-rise buildings are banned on the island. The architecture is unique for the region, with many art galleries and museums in 18th-century mansions.<p><b>What to do</b> Hydra port is the only …

14 Shape-Up Shortcuts

With that in mind, leverage these shape-up shortcuts—some maximize the precious (and few) workout minutes you've got; others actually shave them away. Now go and make that dream body a reality.<p><b>1. Jump to it</b><br>Rather than plod through a slow (and time-sucking) warm-up jog, kick off your routine with 20 …

PSFK Imagines Home of the Future

In case you missed Dwell's July/August issue, there's another chance to peep technology for the home of the future, thanks to a PSFK exhibition in New York City.<p>PSFK—the creative agency and innovation-focused website—has released another "Future Of" report, this time geared towards the home …

New York City

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2013

The 2013 Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR), which focuses around the theme, 'Time Machine,' is set to take place in the cinemas of …

Box Office

Five Ways to Make Rope Bracelets

It’s summer and it makes sense that we return to a summer camp classic: the friendship bracelet. This time, we’re taking a chic, stacked, and studded approach that we think you’ll love.<p>For all of these, you’ll need to use a lighter to seal the end of the rope after you cut it. So ask for help from …

So Why Aren't There More Gay Superheroes?

Andrew Garfield wondered aloud why Spider-Man couldn't be gay, but the reason could lie within the very pages that first brought the character to life.<p>With those words, <i>The Amazing Spider-Man</i> star Andrew Garfield has launched a long overdue debate over why virtually every single well-known superhero …

Comics

32 Photos Of New York City In 1973

40 years ago the newly constructed World Trade Center loomed large over Lower Manhattan.

World Trade Center

20 Adorable Handmade Stuffed Animals You Need To Hug Right Now

These insanely lovable creatures are even more so because someone took the time to create them from scratch. Squeeeeeeeeee.

Cute

24 Important Pieces Of Life Wisdom From The Ladies Of "Girl Code"

MTV's Girl Code can be hit or miss, but when it's good, it's good! The show has been picked up for a second season so expect to see more of these funny ladies talking about everything under the sun.

Relationships

5 One-Song Workouts

Sometimes you just don't have time to hit the gym.

Macklemore

You've Been Peeling Oranges Wrong Your Whole Life

The YouTube Channel SmallLightInc has stumbled upon an exciting new way to peel oranges. This technique is easiest if you have a mandarin orange or clementine.<p>h/t: Imgur user HolliePocket

Caterpillars

You Can Make Amazing Accessories Out Of Twine

Who knew the world's most basic craft supplies could be so stylish?

Crafting

28 Fruit Desserts Easier Than Pie

Pie who? Let me introduce you to your new, totally low-maintenance fruity friends: betty, buckle, crisp, crumble, grunt, pandowdy, and slump.<p>N.B. Opinions vary infinitely regarding the difference, if there is one, between a <b>crisp</b> and a <b>crumble</b>. One might have oats, but the other might too. According …

Baking

5 Grocery Shopping Apps That Can Save You Time and Money

As a consumer reporter, I'm constantly getting pitches from companies that make grocery shopping apps that they claim are the …

9 Things You Need to Do When Your Email is Hacked

For many people, the first sign that their email has been hacked comes when a friend shoots them a text or an email saying, "Hey there. Uh… I think …

MAPS: A Poll Asked Europeans Which Countries Were Drunkest, Hottest, And Had the Silliest Accents

So the Europe section of Reddit recently celebrated their 30,000th subscriber with an informal poll that sought to figure out what Europeans thought of other Europeans.<p>The results of the "sillier" questions were absolutely hilarious.<p>These maps were compiled and published by user IchBinSisyphos and …

21 Books That Will Teach You Something Important

A mini syllabus for, like, life.

Books

21 Unexpected Ways To Relieve Pain

When you're ailing, you'll try anything — even a nature hack. The worst thing that could happen is you end up reeking of raw garlic.

Alternative Medicine

How to Prepare a Photo File for Printing

The goal of this tutorial is to help photographers prepare digital images either originated by scanned film or digital capture for printing purposes. …

Sleep with a stranger for a half-price room

Solo travellers around the world are being given the opportunity to save money by splitting the cost of a room with a stranger.<p>Easynest.com, based in San Francisco, is encouraging single globetrotters to set up a profile on its website, indicating their intended destinations and travel dates. They …

Three Short Films on Informal Cities

Next City, in collaboration with AIA New York, will be presenting a series of three short films this coming Monday, July 22, about the role of …

How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

Why Your iPhone Addiction Is Snuffing Your Creativity

Having a stimulation fix in your pocket isn’t always the best for you. In praise of the power of boredom.<p><i>Are tweets, statuses, pins, pokes, and pixels dominating your life? This week, as part of our #unplug series, we’re re-posting some of our most popular stories from the archives, with a special</i> …

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …

Articles about material focus concrete on Dwell.com - Dwell

With a history dating back as far as the Roman Empire, concrete sometimes conjures up stark images of Brutalist structures from a...<p>After an unprecedented year of earthquakes, hurricanes, and fires, a bright light has been shed on the benefits of building with...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron …

Furniture Design

Articles about super sydney 5 modern houses down under on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Upside-down houses have been on my mind lately.<p>For many this holiday season will be more about spending quality time with loved ones than about spending loads of money.<p>Refresh your home for …

Outdoors

In Guardian Cook: The 10 best banana recipes Bananas, the nation's favourite raw snack, are endlessly versatile in the kitchen. Mash and fry, slice and curry or unzip and bake whole – see which of these 10 treatments you prefer http://t.gu.com/n8iy3 Photo: Tiny banana tartes tatin. Yuki Sugiura for the Guardian

Kremlin Under Siege By Steven Seagal

When Steven Seagal said recently that he was leaving to go whip some Russian kids into shape, for once it wasn’t a ready-made tough-guy line for one of his movies. Instead, it was part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plan to revitalize physical fitness in Moscow by restoring the Soviet-era …

Russia