Brigita Stavreva

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How Barcelona's "Superblocks" Pedestrian Plan Hopes to Return the Streets to the People

Cars have reshaped cities across the world, largely at the cost of everyone outside of a private vehicle. In recent years the "grid city" of …

Urban Design

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

How a simple honey harvester demonstrates the sweet success of viral crowdfunding campaign

Nearly 18 months ago, we reported on Flow Hive, the wildly successful crowdfunded project with two key benefits: making it easier to harvest honey in …

8 beautiful houses that were very cheap to make

Less is more with these modern home designs, using sustainable architecture and low-cost housing technology to construct your dream home on a small …

Adorable 35-Sq.-Ft. Study Cabin Was Built for $400 Using Recycled and Salvaged Materials

1/7<p>Micro Study Cabin by RelaxShacks<p>The hustle and bustle of city life is invigorating, but there are times when it's not very conducive to quiet …

The science of timeouts: How to make them work for your kids

For centuries, spanking and other forms of corporal punishment were the main disciplinary tools of parents in America. In the 1960s, though, researchers began to turn their attention to a newfangled option: the timeout.<p>Sometimes controversial, the timeout is nevertheless now among the most …

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MIT develops new Wi-Fi that's 330% faster and twice as big as existing tech

The latest development from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) is a breakthrough we can all get excited about. A new …

How to Integrate the 12 Principles of Permaculture to Design a Truly Sustainable Project

<i>The 12 principles published here are explained in detail in the book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, by David …

Centuries-old stable is converted into a self-sustaining dream home

A two-hundred-year-old decrepit stable has been brought back to life as a beautiful and contemporary home in the dreamy Spanish island of Ibiza. …

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

The edge of the universe is closer than scientists previously thought

The visible universe just shrunk by 320 million light-years in all directions, updating a famous calculation that physicists first made 13 years ago.<p>If you're trying to calculate the size of the cosmos, the speed of light — the fastest anything can go — is a tempting place to begin and end. You'd …

3tags.org

18 Hacks For Looking Good From Professional Stylists

Who’d be a stylist? While the clothes horse gets the plaudits, it’s the hands off-camera that pick out what they wear, tweak a jacket to fit …

Supermodel-Approved Pilates Moves You Can Do Anywhere

Between weekend getaways and week-long vacations, sticking to your regular workout routine during the summer months is particularly hard. But that doesn’t mean your body has to be sacrificed.<p>“Plan in time for exercise,” says Jenn Seracuse, 34, the pilates director at Flex Studios in New York …

Police Body Camera Use--Not a Pretty Picture

At a time when police across the U.S. are being watched warily by the citizens they serve, many departments are embracing wearable cameras to …

ISIS Defector Describes Group's Interest in Western Attacks: Report

A German man jailed after joining and later fleeing the terror group ISIS in Syria said an organizer for the group was more focused on planning terror attacks in European cities than his joining the battle in Syria.<p>Harry Sarfo, from Bremen, Germany, told the New York Times in an interview at a …

Mother trees recognize kin and send them "messages of wisdom"

More information continues to surface that trees may be far more connected than we thought. Forest ecologist Suzanne Simard of The University of …

TED Talks

Largest ever map of the universe points to mysterious ‘dark energy’

It is hard to know whether it’s a success or a failure but modern astronomy tells us that almost three quarters of the universe is in the form of an unknown substance called “dark energy”.<p>Add to this the “dark matter” that astronomers are still searching for without success, and we think we live in …

Dark Matter

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2016: The Dreamiest Dresses On The Catwalk

From Chanel, to Versace.<p>Haute Couture Fashion Week 2016 has almost come to a close in Paris and we're already reminiscing over the magical runway …

Good fats can cut risk of death by 27%, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've long known that "bad" fats aren't the healthiest choices in our diets, but the latest news from Harvard is lethal: Eating too much saturated or trans fat can increase your risk of dying.<p>The silver lining? You can reverse some of that risk by making healthier fat choices.<p>"This study is …

Nutrition

‘Amazing’: Scientists crack mystery of Venus’s vanished water

By human standards, a descent onto Venus mirrors a fall through different circles of hell. As visitors approach, they would first pass through a thick haze of sulfuric acid. Further below are heavy metal snows that drift over mountain peaks. Finally, upon touching down, the average surface …

Astronomy

Why your skin goes wrinkly in the bath

Ever wondered why your fingers go wrinkly in water but not other parts of your body? The answer’s in the evolution of your gripping hands…<p>Some parts of human skin, better known as glabrous skin, have a unique response to water. Unlike the rest of the body, the skin of our fingers, palms, and toes, …

This Super Sustainable House Can Be Built in One Day

A Dutch design firm has redefined living by creating a house that doesn't need a foundation, can be built in one day and is three times more …

Off-Grid & Self-Sufficient: ReGen Villages with Vertical Farms

[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ]Presented at the 2016 Venice Architecture Bienalle, these new communities are designed to be …

Astronomers Might Have Just Solved a Key Mystery About the Origin of Life

If a massive solar storm struck the Earth today, it could wipe out our technology and hurl us back to the dark ages. Lucky for us, events like this …

Universe

Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze

The 43-millimeter Black Bay Bronze premiered at this year’s Baselworld and expands the Heritage Black Bay collection of watches.<p>Inspired by the history of Tudor and the dive watch, the watch inherits the design as well as the dial and domed crystal from the very first of the watchmaker’s diving …

Watches

Historian: When Computers and Biology Converge, Organisms Become Algorithms

<i>On May 11, 2016, the Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Center invited Yuval Noah Harari, a professor of history at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and author of the international bestseller "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind," to deliver a talk on "The New Inequalities" at Tsinghua University in</i> …