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Meet the Obama White House's 'Smurfettes'

Most people think of the Obama White House as a boy’s club. But towards the end of his first term, and into his second, the women of the White House …

This guy spent 6 years working for Steve Jobs — now he's trying to do for laundry what Tesla did for cars

Now with his new startup, Marathon Laundry, Reid says he's "sprinkling Silicon Valley magic dust" onto a problem close to home with a very Apple-like approach: Dirty clothes.<p>No, seriously. With its forthcoming Marathon Internet-connected combination washer/dryer, Reid boasts that Marathon Laundry …

Washing Machines

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

Trees that can walk up to 20m per year

Like the Ents from JRR Tolkien’s epic Lord of the Rings saga, these trees actually move. But can they walk fast enough to escape the chainsaw and machetes that threaten them?<p>It takes a whole day to travel from Ecuador’s capital, Quito, to the heart of the Unesco Sumaco Biosphere Reserve, some 100km …

Microsoft ends the year with a bonanza of sales

For Microsoft, this year was fairly special, as it coincided with the huge release of Windows 10 across multiple platforms. The year also saw …

Live off the grid in this solar-powered pod

The ecocapsule may look like a giant ostrich egg, but it comes with enough high-tech features to support you living entirely off the grid for up to a year.<p>The ecocapsule is both solar-powered and wind-powered. It fits up to two people and comes with enough amenities to live comfortably from just …

Off-grid

9 Stealth Travel Masks for a Facial at 35,000 Feet

Whether you find yourself headed over the river and through the woods or jetting to a tropical oasis this weekend, the effect is often the same: Planes, trains, and automobiles tend to make even the most seasoned travelers look a little lackluster. In recent years, turning a long-haul flight into …

Beyond the Grand Ole Opry: Henry Horenstein on His Photographs of Country Legends in ’70s Nashville

The 20 best drawing apps for the iPad Pro

Although nothing can truly replace a traditional piece of paper or sheet of canvas, the iPad Pro comes incredibly close to bringing digital art up to …

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

12 Superfoods That Warm You Up

As the temperature drops, don’t be tempted to warm your belly with rich macaroni and cheese and creamy soup. Instead, get that toasty feeling from …

Nutrition

Burt Reynolds Isn’t Broke, but He’s Got a Few Regrets

After an auction of many of his most iconic belongings, the Hollywood legend is back with a memoir about the famous people he worked with and loved. Ned Zeman tracks the Bandit down at his Florida mansion for a discussion about his career, his breakups (including that one with Sally Field), and …

4 Reasons to Go Back and Re-Process Older Raw Files

As photographers, we eagerly plan mornings, weekends, day trips and vacations around being out in the field. When we get back to our computers, many …

iPad Pro Diary: The iOS ecosystem is much deeper than I knew

<b>iPad Pro Diary, Day 2:</b> I have a shameful confession to make. Even though I’ve been using an iPad and iPhone for years, I haven’t really been <i>using</i> them.<p>I do a few things that haven’t changed for donkeys. I read on the iPad all the time and send the odd email. I play songs on Sonos. I played Kingdom …

Best Types of Weeping Trees for Landscaping Photos & Id

0<p>348<p>6<p>Types of Weeping Trees<p>Weeping plants can be the very best trees for a yard, no matter what size property you have. You can search through our …

Paper Pots - Fact Sheets - Gardening Australia - GARDENING AUSTRALIA

Jane Edmanson<p>JANE EDMANSON: If you like growing your own seeds and cuttings by propagation, here's a nifty little trick. It's fun, it's biodegradable …

Italy's Donnie Brasco Finds the Government Can't Protect Him from The Mafia

Gianfranco Franciosi is one of the best motorboat mechanics in Europe and could fit a couple of engines onto a boat and make it travel at 90 miles …

‘Meyou Paris’, Sophisticated Cat Furniture for the Most Discerning of Felines and Humans Alike

Meyou Paris is a line of unobtrusive sophisticated cat furniture that is simply crafted from wood and wool felt and comes in a variety of colors and …

Furniture

Hydrangeas flower year after year with proper care, placement, feeding

For those lucky enough to coax flowers from their hydrangeas, the pretty blooms are all fading to green, soft pink or brown, depending on variety, as …

27 iPhone Tricks You Should Know About

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W Bogota Hotel Situated in the upmarket Santa...

Situated in the upmarket Santa Barbara neighborhood, W Bogota features 168 modern rooms teeming with color, quirky touches, and high-tech …

The Goring Hotel - London, England Known as...

Known as London’s last family-owned luxury hotel, The Goring is located in Belgravia, right across the street from Buckingham Palace and boasts …

10 Non-Models Try "Sexy" Halloween Costumes

And they look freaking great!<p>Cosmopolitan.com asked 10 women to try on "sexy" Halloween costumes and strike their best "sexy" Halloween costume modeling poses. The results were, in a word, amazing. Sexy costumes, it turns out, look great on absolutely everyone.<p>1. Alie — Sexy Jellyfish<p>"I found the …

Staying Busy as a Photographer, Even When Busy

It’s been a busy past couple of months for me, full of photo experiments and metadata blunders. But even when I’m busy with assignments, I’m still …

TwitiKa.com

Articles about actor bryan cranstons green beach house renovation on Dwell.com - Dwell

The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.<p>In North Vancouver, Canadian architects Scott & Scott have breathed new life into an aging mid-century home.<p>For their lakeside retreat in northwestern Michigan, Keith and Mary …

Architecture

Breathtaking Photographs Inspired by the Nightmares of Children

For his 1960s project on children’s dreams, legendary photographer Arthur Tress visualizes the subconscious fears of the innocent mind. While working …

Here Are Some Weird Facts About Pooping in Space

Everybody poops. In space, it's pretty difficult and requires a lot of planning.<p>Gemini 5 was NASA’s first real long-duration mission. In August of 1965, Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad spent eight days in orbit testing their spacecraft’s fuel cells to make sure this new technology was up for the …

Space Exploration

5 Genius Editor Tricks for Creating the Perfect Cat Eyes

A scenario I am all too familiar with: I'm 99% ready to go out (outfit, heels, hair—check) but decide to throw in the towel and stay in (and text …