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“As an Added Bonus, She Paid for Everything”: My Bright-Lights Misadventure with the Magician of Manhattan

She walked into my life in Gucci sandals and Céline glasses, and showed me a glamorous, frictionless world of hotel living and Le Coucou dinners and infrared saunas and Moroccan vacations. And then she made my $62,000 disappear.<p>According to my closest friends and various suspect Internet sources, …

Hung Up

6 Yoga Poses to Improve Your Sex Life

Not a big fan of yoga? Here are 6 reasons why you should be.<p>Hate yoga? Well, there’s a pretty good reason why you might want to give it a shot: yoga can actually improve your sex life, according to health experts.<p>“Because yoga helps people develop a sense of calmness, strength, stamina, agility, …

Yoga

The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

The chain of core muscles may be complex, but strengthening them doesn't have to be. This trunk-focused routine, created by Equinox coach Michael …

Workouts

A Mirrored Mexican Home Hides Among a Lush Forest

Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, the façade of this Mexican forest retreat reflects the color, light, and movements of its natural surroundings.<p>The dwelling is comprised of two completed volumes positioned diagonally around a curvilinear pool. The larger …

Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier

How the ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump’s ties to Russia.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In January, after a long day at his London office, Christopher Steele, the former spy turned private investigator, was stepping off a …

Russia

Jerry Bruckheimer Asks $11.9M For This Gem Designed by Thornton Abell

Designed by Case Study architect Thornton Abell, the Siskin House in Brentwood, Los Angeles, is an International Style stunner of glass, steel, and concrete.<p><i>12822 Highwood Street, Brentwood is now being offered for $11,900,000.</i><p><b>Know of a home for sale or rent that should be featured on Dwell.com?</b> …

La Mira Ra House

Raw concrete and local stone fuse together to form the base of the La Mira Ra House. Built on a small hillside in the South of France, the materials …

Japan debuts its first drive-thru funerals

Japan is a land of lovely traditions. When the cherry blossoms bloom in spring, all pack elaborate picnics, go drinking in parks, and admire the flowers. Same goes for summer firefly-viewing. Given this attention to seasonal occurrences, you can imagine that a person’s death is a big event, …

Dwell’s Top 10 Prefabs of 2017

Here are the extraordinary prefabs that made the biggest splash this year.<p>10. Southern Californian Prefab by a Pair of Icelandic Designers<p>9. Bright and Open Home Near Paris<p>8. Wheelchair-Accessible Coastal Ranch<p>7. London Prefab Made of 7 Modules<p>6. Cor-Ten Steel House<p>5. Vipp's Prefab Rentals<p>4. SHED …

Zelos Abyss 2 Watch

With the ability to descend down to 3,000 meters, the Zelos Abyss 2 Watch will accompany you the deepest depths of the sea. A double domed sapphire …

‘New Zealand is robbing us of our Swiss pensions’

Swiss expats living in New Zealand want to use Automatic Exchange of Information (AIE) to get a fair distribution of pensions in their adopted …

A Historic Tax Heist

With barely a vote to spare early Saturday morning, the Senate passed a tax bill confirming that the Republican leaders’ primary goal is to enrich the country’s elite at the expense of everybody else, including future generations who will end up bearing the cost. The approval of this looting of the …

Mitch McConnell

Invermark House

Set below Table Mountain in Cape Town, the Invermark House bears the influence of two iconic homes. Architect Gilbert Colyn designed the home for …

Architecture

Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments

John Dalman had been in the waiting room at a Loxahatchee, Fla., dermatology clinic for less than 15 minutes when he turned to his wife and told her they needed to leave. Now.<p>“It was like a fight or flight impulse,” he said.<p>His face numbed for skin-cancer surgery, Mr. Dalman, 69, sat surrounded by …

Cancer

Glasshaus Coconut Grove is expecting to begin construction in January

The boutique condo project is 30 percent sold<p>Glasshaus, a luxury boutique condo project that launched last May in Coconut Grove, is expecting to begin construction in the first quarter of next year while targeting a completion date at the end of 2018, a spokesperson for Fortune International Group …

Skyscrapers

13 Modern Bathroom Vanity Ideas

The bathroom vanity is one of the first places most people head to before beginning the day—so, it's a good idea to give some serious thought to how you want it to look and feel.<p>Repurpose Natural Materials

Pedal-electric bike rides on fresh and salt water

Add / Remove Innovative ways to stay fit have been trending for a while now, with new ideas ranging from a smart stick to gym equipment made from …

An American Tragedy

The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism. Trump’s shocking victory, his ascension to the Presidency, …

An Amazing Tree-Covered Glass House For Sale in the Berkeley Hills

For the first time ever, the personal residence of the late influential architect Donald Olsen is on the market for $1.795 million.<p>Built in 1954, the Donald and Helen Olsen House was designed by Berkeley architect Donald Olsen and is a well-preserved example of International Style. A modern …

World History

5 Miami homes for under $900K

Five homes for sale across Miami-Dade County<p><i>Welcome to Miami’s</i> Curbed Comparisons<i>, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount across various South Florida neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out!</i><p>Last week, we went full-Celebrity mode, …

Real Estate

Landlording Has Never Been Easier Thanks To This Company

Back in 2011, once the economy had recovered a bit from the 2008 housing crisis, many investors returned to the real estate market with the idea of becoming part-time landlords.<p>Ryan Coon and Laurence Jankelow, old time friends since studying together at the University of Illinois, who were both …

Real Estate

A Renovated, Midcentury Glass-and-Steel House in New York Asks $2.45M

Designed by Roy O. Allen, the Woodward Residence in Westchester County, New York, offers the chance to own a restored architectural gem.<p>One of the most striking features of the house is the glass-flanked International Style pavilion, which is the first part of the home that becomes visible upon …

Architecture

The miracle of Picasso in Basel

The greatest artist of the 20th century, a grassroots hippie movement, super-rich chemical industrialists, direct democracy: all the ingredients of a …

Art

Estate Planning: Leaving a Home to Heirs While You’re Still Alive

As baby boomers age and head into retirement, estate planning has become a thriving business. And how best to deal with our homes — often our most valuable asset — is among the most fraught questions that need addressing.<p>Sell and downsize to leave a larger pot of cash for heirs to divide? Deed the …

Retirement

Koda Moveable Home

Most homes — even pre fab dwellings — are meant to stay in one place. The Koda Moveable Home turns that on its head with a design that can go …

Solar Panels

6 Simple Moves to Build Total Body Strength ​ | Men’s Health

​Build Major Total-Body Strength With These 6 Simple Moves<p>You'll burn fat, too<p>getty images<p>You can never go wrong with a total body workout to shred fat, improve flexibility, and build strength all at once.<p>And that's exactly what you're getting here, in this two-circuit, six-exercise workout from …

The Hijacked American Presidency

Every now and then we are going to have to do this: Step back from the daily onslaughts of insanity emanating from Donald Trump’s parasitic presidency and remind ourselves of the obscenity of it all, registering its magnitude in its full, devastating truth.<p>There is something insidious and corrosive …

Donald Trump

Viking Summer House

Repurposed from an existing fishing shack, the Viking Summer House is a minimal beach retreat on the coast of France. Although construction …

Living Rooms

Berkshire House

Resting on a rocky ledge in rural Massachusetts, the Berkshire House puts a loft apartment in amongst the trees. The site's biggest obstacle became …