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11 Make-Ahead Snacks for Planes, Trains, and Really Long Car Rides

Travel snacks are not known for their elegance. They are sturdy, stoic, and dependable foods that rarely surpass anything more than sheer sustenance. But we all know a miniature bag of peanuts is not enough to get you through that 6-hour flight to your parents' place. Nor should gas station pork …

Your Chance of Getting Mosquito Bites Could Be Genetic

If you’re always getting mosquito bites, you may be able to blame your genes, a new study suggests.<p>To understand whether the traits that make a …

23 Apple Watch apps that want to change the way you travel

Travel apps were featured prominently during the reveal of the Apple Watch. And it makes sense — what better use of a smartwatch than portable …

Apple Watch

72 Hours Inside the Eye-Popping World of Cardistry

The kids lost it for the Danes. Like, jump-out-of-your-seat incredulity, involuntary burbles of whoas muffled by hands over mouths. These kids (nine-year-olds to twentysomethings) were watching a slick three-minute video titled “Pacemaker” accompanied by a propulsive drum-and-bass soundtrack. In …

The best islands in the world (according to travelers)

If you love the feel of the ocean — or maybe the taste of champagne — this is the destination list for you.<p>TripAdvisor this week released its list of …

Key West

Carrying the world on their back: The human 'mules' of Morocco

CEUTA, Spain — Three armed and uniformed men stand watch outside a warehouse in North Africa. Behind them, a throng of veiled women are pushing in …

At home with the world's last male northern white rhinoceros

With rhino numbers collapsed due to poaching for their horns, a lot rides on one pampered animal in the Kenyan savannah doing his best to further the species<p>Mohamed Doyo seems to have a dream job. Every evening, he patrols the Kenyan savannah, glimpsing lions chasing down darting Thomson’s …

Extinction

Bodyprint could let you unlock your phone with your ear print

You may one day be able to unlock your smartphone by holding it against your ear instead of your finger.<p>That is the goal of Bodyprint, an authentication system created by Yahoo Labs that turns a smartphone's capacitive touchscreen into a biometric scanner. But because the scanning device is much …

Mobile Devices

The Coming Problem of Our iPhones Being More Intelligent Than We Are

Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing power and storage capacity of a human brain. He also predicted that Moore's law, which postulates that the processing capability of a computer doubles every 18 …

Would animals swim differently on an alien planet?

If finned swimming animals evolved in an ocean on an alien world, what would they look like? Quite possibly a lot like the ones on Earth, a team of researchers says.<p>A new study that examined certain swimming species' motion in the ocean found a surprising and elegant ratio embedded in the way they …

Time on your side: how your brain 'encodes' your personal sense of time

Those split second decisions, made almost without thinking. When to put your foot on the pedal when you’re at the red light. When to check how those sausages are doing. Remembering to grab your lunch from the fridge seconds before you leave the house. Or – too often – 20 minutes after. And those …

Neuroscience

How Indonesia's Migrant Workers Helped Save the Life of Mary Jane Veloso

Some minutes after the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, eight men walked to the execution ground on the Indonesian island of Nusakambangan. The …

The World’s Most Beautiful Train Stations

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How to Be as Happy as a Swiss Person Without Moving Across the Globe | Inc.com

The latest World Happiness Report is out and the country I call home, Switzerland, is number one for happiness. I didn't get a chance to read it the day it came out because I was too busy yodeling, eating chocolate and skiing down the alps to have time to read.<p>Okay, I was eating chocolate, but I …

Periscope Pirates Of The Future Are Here And They Want To Talk

Live-streaming services provide a new way to get content for free. But maybe that's not the only reason so many people were watching.<p>On Saturday night, Periscope had a moment. The live-streaming app from Twitter went behind the scenes of the Mayweather–Pacquiao fight, but that's not why people were …

The 10 biggest health food misconceptions, according to nutritionists

Eating healthy has never been so confusing. Low-fat, sugar-free, all natural — what's the deal?<p>Fancy packaging and convincing advertising makes it …

The Weird Thing That Packs on Calories—And Pounds

A quick trip down the frozen-food aisle at the supermarket can be anxiety-ridden. Given the sheer range of options for everything from popcorn to …

15 Satisfying Low-Carb Breakfasts That Go Beyond Eggs

Eggs are great and all, but when it comes to low-carb breakfast choices a little variety is goes a long way. These 15 satisfying selections go beyond the usual scramble to infuse mornings with a little more excitement. You can enjoy knowing that these muffins, pancakes, breads and more won’t spike …

Breakfast

The iPhone SE potential

Update: See iPhone SE<p>That Apple is continuing to make iPhones isn't particuarly interesting. (If they were to shut the place down and go into the hot …

Mobile Technology

Ten Ways to Declutter Your Home

<b>How to Keep Your House Clutter-Free</b><p>Tackle messes one room at a time.<p>When you buy something new, practice the "in-out rule:" For every one new item, …

19 Creative Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

1 of 20<p>Clear Off the Floor<p>Clutter is a constant in small spaces, and the more storage solutions you can find, the cleaner and calmer your rooms will …

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

Cleaning

11 Organizing Tips We Learned In 2014

Is "getting organized" your New Year's resolution? For inspiration, we've rounded up our 11 favorite organizing tips of the year.<p><i>Simon Watson</i><p><b>1. Get a dual-level coffee table.</b> It doubles your display area, meaning you'll spend less time swapping out decor and have two times the room for storage, all …

Minimalism

Small Bathroom Ideas: 5 Effective Decluttering Tips for a Tidier Space

If you always feel like your small bathroom is drowning in toiletries, cleaning supplies and hair products, it's time to get serious about creating a …

The 40 Hanger Closet | Minimalist Living

BIG NEWS!<p><b>A fresh new version of the Living Well Planner® will be arriving soon—join our waitlist now to be first in line to get a sneak peek of the</b> …

Articles about 5 bedroom storage ideas we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's March 2016 issue.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Whether your bookcase spans an entire wall or exists solely on your nightstand, where you …

What Your Junk Drawer Reveals About You

Spring is finally here, and in the coming weeks many of us may find ourselves infected with a fever to clean. It's time to weed out your wardrobe, vacuum behind the couch, and maybe even dig into the depths of your pantry and chuck those decade-old granola bars.<p>But there's one place that might get …

Minimalism

A Journey To Minimalism: How This Woman Downsized From A 2-BR Condo To 1 Room

Going minimal is an extreme sport these days. Betsy and Warren Talbot went from living in a 1,000-square-foot town home with a car to living out of two backpacks to travel the world. Julie Philips and Geoffrey Szuszkiewicz stopped buying items, including services like haircuts and bus rides, for a …

The Guilt-Free Guide to Parting Ways with Your Sentimental Items

When you're trying to declutter your home, sentimental items pose a difficult challenge. They take up valuable space, but you feel guilty when you …

Minimalism