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Food Lover’s Guide to Venice, California

When it was first constructed by an eccentric tobacco millionaire in the early 1900s, the canal-streaked hamlet of Venice, California, was billed as …

Coney Island

Taste Beyond The Tongue

5 impressive tiny houses you can order right now

We've seen heaps upon heaps of micro homes crop up with all sorts of eye-popping attributes, whether it'd be glam interiors, wildly low budgets (how …

Method in Modular: 10 Floor Plans Using Shipping Container Architecture

Shipping container architecture has developed its own niche in both design and representation. Colorful or grungy? Economical or gentrified? Either …

“Ro House” Is Designed to Be the Perfect Single Multifunctional Space

The Ro House is a private residence located in Pachuca, Mexico, that underwent a precise design layout due to the particular climate changes of its …

Translucent Ho Chi Minh City office tower infused with greenery helps combat urban pollution

The nature-loving firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects just unveiled their design for a translucent office building in Ho Chi Minh City. The ten-story …

Dreamy cabin is a luxurious escape in the New Zealand bush

Cabin envy is real with this gorgeous Back Country house in New Zealand’s Puhoi bush. Designed by David Maurice of LTD Architectural, this …

Monumental inverted pyramid home in Spain will blow your mind

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all when it comes to home architecture, along comes one of the most imaginative homes yet. This inverted pyramid …

This $25 device will double the internet speed on your computer

If you use a modern home Wi-Fi solution like the Google Wifi or our favorite mesh system, the AmpliFi HD, you’re undoubtedly enjoying lightning fast …

How Much It Costs to Take an Epic 2,400-mile Road Trip on Route 66

"If you ever plan to motor West, take the highway that is best."<p><i>This story originally appeared on Money.com.</i><p>Back in the 1940s, Nat King Cole was …

We may finally have a way to cheaply manufacture pure graphene

Synthesizing Pure Graphene<p>Researchers have been singing the praises of graphene ever since it was first isolated from graphite back in 2004. That’s …

Engineering

10 places Californian residents won’t tell you about

California seems to have it all: a beautiful, accessible and often surfable coastline; intriguing deserts with phenomenal sunsets and moonrises; …

Scientists Have Created a Super-Thin Fabric That Harvests Energy From Our Movements

They call it "twistron".<p>A twisted fibre made of gel-coated carbon nanotubes could be the very thing we need to steal energy from our surroundings …

The Squat Progression Guide

<b>No training program is complete without some squat variation.</b> While articles abound about which variation is best, the reality is that the benefits …

Bodyweight Exercise

Flight Deal: U.S. to Cities Across Europe from $400

It's the mother of all flight deals.<p>It's almost fall, and procrastinating travelers know that it's time to get it in gear if they want to head somewhere in the next few months. But luckily, the fickle world of flight deals is on your side: Thirteen airlines, including Lufthansa, British Airways, …

8 hot springs that are equal parts dreamy and rejuvenating

If your plans of traveling to a total eclipse city have been, well, <i>eclipsed</i> by the sky-high increase in flights costs, don’t worry—there are plenty …

This Containerized Solution Brings Clean Water & Solar Power To Remote Areas

<b>Published on</b> August 17th, 2017 | <i>by Derek Markham</i><p>0<p>August 17th, 2017 by <b>Derek Markham</b><p>Getting electricity and clean water to remote villages and off-grid …

Chicken Parmesan

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.<p>Place the bread in the bowl of a food processor and process until fine crumbs are formed, about 25 to 30 seconds. …

This site lists all the countries you can travel to without a visa

Itching to go on vacation, but don’t know where? One way to narrow down your choice of destination is to figure out which places are easy to travel to – and this new site can help.<p>Tell VisaDB where you’re from and it’ll list all the countries you can travel to without having to apply for a visa. It …

Crua Clan Modular Tent System Hits Kickstarter (video)

Derek O’Sullivan and team have this month taken to Kickstarter to help raise funds to take their new Crua Clan modular tent system into …

Being single will kill you faster than obesity, study says

Loneliness is deadlier than obesity and should be considered a public health risk, experts have warned.<p>Those with bad social connections have a 50 …

Psychology

Hydrogen Fuel Could Become a Viable Energy Alternative Thanks to This Aluminum Alloy

Strange New Alloy<p>If you have seen or read <i>The Martian</i>, you may recall the stranded astronaut converting a hydrogen-based fuel into water. Well, we may …

Easy Crock Pot Pork Chops Recipe - How to Cook Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker

The crock pot is the king of easy weeknight dinners.

Maharashtrian Chicken Curry Recipe

The state of Maharashtra is located in the western region of India, and its capital is Mumbai. The cuisine of Maharashtra spans from mild to spicy, …

Curries

The Mediterranean Diet Only Works If You're Rich, Study Says

But you should be probably be a little skeptical of the findings.<p>Sticking to the Mediterranean diet will keep your heart healthy but only if you're wealthy or highly educated, according to a new analysis from Italian researchers. Though some experts question the nuance of those findings.<p>For years, …

Holistic Medicine

My Favorite Healthy Recipes: McKenzie from Atlanta, Georgia

<i>Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy,"</i> …

Healthy Eating

Meat industry blamed for largest-ever 'dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico

A new report shows toxins from suppliers to companies like Tyson Foods are pouring into waterways, causing marine life to leave or die<p>The global meat industry, already implicated in driving global warming and deforestation, has now been blamed for fueling what is expected to be the worst “dead …

Tip: A Circuit Workout for Fat Loss & Muscle Retention

Need to get ripped in a short amount of time but you're worried about losing muscle? Train like this.<p>If you're a man 12% body fat or under, or a …

Bodyweight Exercise

Here's Exactly How Brad Pitt Got So Insanely Shredded for 'Fight Club'

The first rule of Fight Club? Follow Brad Pitt's grueling fitness and diet regimen...<p>1.7K<p>SHARES<p>Nearly 20 years after the 1999 release of <i>Fight Club</i>, …