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Tesla Announced the Cost of Its Solar Roof

Just under six months after announcing its Solar Roof, Tesla has finally put a price tag on those eco-friendly solar tiles that look like the real …

The Desjardins Residence

Shefford, Québec, Canada<p>An active, retired couple who love the great outdoors designed a home with astonishing views of the valley and surrounding forest. Built with one main floor and a walkout basement, the home’s high ceilings, and expansive living space have been designed with simple, …

Small House With A Wavy Roof And Gorgeous Bay Views

Situated 550 meters above the sea level, this little house makes the most of its location and especially the views. The house was not actually built …

Architecture

Offered at $674K, This Hybrid Prefab Is in Tune With the Californian Desert

Swipe for Next<p>Combining a prefab steel super-structure with concrete walls and insulated metal panels, Anthrazit House in Santa Barbara was designed by architects Pamela and Hector Magnus and built in collaboration with EcoSteel.<p>Favorite<p>Save<p>Swipe for Next<p>Manufactured with up to 70 percent recycled …

Avocado Acres House

Influenced by LA's Case Study homes and the work of Joseph Eichler, the Avocado Acres House is an environmentally-friendly mid-century throwback …

Snøhetta Designs The Ultimate Vacation Cabin

Snøhetta’s three-bedroom prefab is designed to make its landscape the star.<p>To Anne Cecilie Haug, a senior architect and project manager at Snøhetta, an ideal vacation cabin is about everything except the cabin itself.<p>“It should let you experience your surroundings with shifting seasons and …

The Science Behind Effortless Weight Loss | Heleo

“People who are overweight are given the idea that, ‘It’s your fault you’re fat. This is about willpower.’ And it’s not.”<p><b>Dr. Mark Hyman</b> is a …

Study: Mindfulness may only work for women

Practicing mindfulness — a main tenet of meditation and yoga — may improve mood in women, but not men, a new study has found. Authors from Brown …

Mindfulness

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

These are Chicago's essential Mexican restaurants

If you've followed along this month as we've covered Mexican food in Chicago, you've hopefully recognized the wealth of wonderful Mexican dishes currently available in our city. While host to our fair share of excellent tacos and tortas, our scene goes deeper than that, as the food of Mexico …

Tyler Florence Shares His Genius Trick for Cooking Mashed Potatoes

You're definitely going to want to steal this one.<p>We're always ready to take any cooking advice <i>Food Network</i> star Tyler Florence has to offer, and his simple method of making this classic side dish is a total game-changer.<p>The chef, who recently shared his favorite mashed potato recipe with PopSugar, …

Cooking

You Need to Join the Cult of Pennsylvania’s Potato Pizza

For a little known but booming regional food culture, the craziest time of year is about to begin: gloriously cheesy pierogi pizza is returning to …

Yes, There Is A Type Of Pot That Helps You Lose Weight

One of the key characteristics of consuming marijuana is the increased desire to eat, commonly referred to as the munchies. But what if there was a marijuana that could help you lose weight?<p>The increased appetite symptom of cannabis consumption is what make the product great for people suffering …

Cannabis

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

These 5 Hormones Control Weight and Mood—Here's How an Expert Balances Them

When you hear the word "hormones," PMS, puberty, and menopause most likely come to mind. But these so-called "chemical messengers" do more than guide …

Wellness

Tortilla Quinoa Salad With Lime Cilantro Dressing Recipe

Tortilla Quinoa Salad With Lime Cilantro Dressing Recipe from Food Republic• 6 corn tortillas<br>• olive oil spray<br>• 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce<br>• 2 cups cooked …

America's Test Kitchen on the simplicity of sourdough starters

Photo: America's Test Kitchen<p>Step into the home kitchen of Bridget Lancaster from America's Test Kitchen for a lesson on sourdough starters. In this …

Curl Up With a Cup of JFK's Favorite Chowder This Winter

It doesn't get more New England than this.<p>Even before our current 24-hour news cycle, the public was fascinated by the First Family's daily routine. According to the <i>Boston Globe</i>, a young women with disabilities wrote to JFK asking what he liked to eat. "Please reply to her," Kennedy's secretary …

Recipes

Rich red wines go great with beefy sloppy Joes

It may have "sloppy" in the name, but that doesn't mean you have to slum it when thinking of wine pairings. Think of this recipe as sloppy Joes with an Italian accent, an updated take that skips a packet of seasoning for fresher, bolder flavors. Lush with ripe fruit flavors and darker notes of …

Recipes

A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits

If you hate the monotony of running on the treadmill, but drag yourself to the cardio room daily, believing self-torture will eventually become a habit—that’s not heroic; it’s bad design.<p>According to B.J. Fogg, a psychologist and researcher at Stanford University who has studied behavior change for …

21 Potato Recipes That Will Ruin You For Anything Else

Potato my gosh.

WaPo Food’s top 20 recipes of 2016 (Warning: Scrolling through will make you hungry.)

Readers vote via clicks of a mouse; to us, the annual list of most-viewed WaPo Food recipes online provides a valuable snapshot of what folks are really cooking. Happy New Year, and keep up the good work.<p>1. Fruit Slab Pie. What a way to kick off Cathy Barrow’s new Bring It! column in 2016. Fit for …

Frank Sinatra's Fettuccine Recipe Is the Perfect Dinner Dish

We'd expect nothing less from the Italian-American crooner.<p>Before you commit to the latest diet trend and swear off carbs entirely in 2017, you'll want to give Frank Sinatra's famous fettuccine recipe a try. Originally published in <i>The Sinatra Celebrity Cookbook: Barbara, Frank, and Friends</i> …

Almond Flour Bread That Beats Regular Bread Any Day

If you’ve been looking to cut down on highly processed breads and starches, you'll love this recipe. On my new TV show <i>Elizabeth Eats</i> I teach you how …

A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home

Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by solar panels and a geothermal heat pump that draws energy from the ground itself, 300 feet underground.<p>On the border between Austria and the Czech Republic, where the …

Happy Challah-days: How to Master the Ultimate Braided Loaf

With its stretchy, fluffy, yolk-yellow crumb and its stylish braid, challah is a fundamentally luxurious bread. Whether you're making the perfect chicken salad sandwich, whipping up some French toast, or commemorating the history of your people with a loaf imbued with extravagant symbolism, chances …

Cure For Alzheimer's Found? Walnuts May Delay, Reduce And Prevent Disease

An international team of researchers in India may have discovered a simple-yet-effective way to combat Alzheimer’s disease, a healthcare burden …