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How to Build a Badass DIY Camper Van

If you have enough money, it’s easy to buy an incredible adventure rig. (Just check out some of our favorites, most of which cost upwards of six figures.)<p>Building a camper van, on the other hand, is trickier but a helluva lot more affordable. You can either go the cheap, bare-bones route or opt for …

Articles about grid prefab combines open plan living rugged durability on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.<p>Dramatically wrapped in dark spruce panels, this self-sustaining tiny home in North Slovakia is the ultimate escape.<p>French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to …

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It’s Only 160 Square Feet But The Inside Is Mind-Blowing!

Elyse is a Senior Writer at LittleThings.com. She enjoys tacos, kickboxing, and naming animals. In fact, she named two of her mother’s six cockatiels …

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Tattoos Elegantly Combine Delicate Natural Subjects with Bold Geometry

Spanish tattoo artist Marla Moon adorns her clients with works that beautifully combine nature and geometry. Although minimalist in their appearance, her permanent body art makes a bold statement using elegant lines and carefully-stippled dots. Together, these two elements depict animals, trees, …

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Is MSG as bad as it’s made out to be?

Monosodium glutamate is blamed for a range of nasty side effects. But is there evidence to back up these claims?<p>It used to be called ‘Chinese Restaurant Syndrome’: a collection of symptoms such as headache, nausea and a strange numbness that certain people seem to suffer after a meal of Chinese …

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Reduction Redux: How to Simmer Your Way to a Silky, Spoonable Sauce

Here's how to go from "braising liquid" to homemade sauce perfection.<p>One of the simplest ways to add flavor—not to mention, a more impressive presentation—to your home cooking repertoire is to reduce braising liquid and pan drippings into lush, thick, spoon-coating sauces. It's a simple technique …

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Just Be Cool: 11 Iced Coffee Recipes to Make All Season Long

When it starts to warm up outside, these iced coffee recipes are all we want to drink.<p><b>It's finally time:</b> Picnics, outdoor movies, and beach trips are all within reach, and so should a tall glass of iced coffee. Hang onto your sunglasses: These recipes (some boozy!) will keep you buzzing straight …

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19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

Oppressed Majority: the film about a world run by women that went viral

Have you seen the film Oppressed Majority (Majorité Opprimée)? In less than a week since its director Eléonore Pourriat uploaded it to YouTube, the version with English subtitles has been watched over 2.3m times – and rising. The 10-minute film tells the story of Pierre, an ordinary guy, on an …

Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

Photographer Lisa Kristine travels the world documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images …

An alternative to female genital mutilation that prevents girls suffering

I was circumcised when I was 13, as is the custom in my culture. I am a Maasai woman, and where I am from, in the Loita Hills of south-west Kenya, nearly all girls are circumcised when they begin menstruating.<p>My procedure involved the removal of my clitoris, my labia minora and the partial removal …

Where are the foodies going in 2014?

<b>#1 destination: Penang, Malaysia</b><p><b>Everyone's talking about it right now because…</b> Malaysian hawker food has spread worldwide via food trucks and pop-ups …

Is the British education system designed to polarise people?

Students,Higher education,Private schools,Schools,University of Oxford,University of Cambridge,Education,Social mobility,Society<p>Young people need to learn to control the richest 1% who dominate Britain, argues Professor Danny Dorling<p>I grew up in Oxford, but left my hometown to study and then worked …

Papua New Guinea: a trek to the village time forgot

There comes a moment in certain types of conversation when someone always reaches for the stone age. It happens with debates on diet, frequently with childcare and diseases, occasionally with sex and reproduction. "Of course," the person will say, with an air of putting an end to all discussion, …

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

Fall in UK living standards over, recovery will be slow - think tank

LONDON (Reuters) - British living standards have probably stopped falling, but there is little chance of a swift recovery to undo the damage from years of low pay growth and high inflation, a leading think-tank said on Thursday.<p>Customers shop for groceries in a supermarket in London October 18, …

Nigel Slater's lamb with spiced parsnip mash recipe

The recipe<p>Peel 800g of parsnips, cut them into large pieces and boil or steam for 15 minutes or until they are soft enough to mash. Put the cooked parsnips in the bowl of a food processor or mixer, add 50g of butter, a little salt and a generous grinding of black pepper, then process or mash to a …

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

White nights and breezy days: summer in St Petersburg

The few brief weeks of the White Nights – those incredible, luminous northern midsummer eves when the high latitudes are bathed in a pearlescent all-night glow – and sun-filled summer days in St Petersburg are an intoxicating time. By day, locals revel in the sun and the outdoor cafes; by night, …

10 of the best free museums in Europe

We like to grumble, but when it comes to museums, we've got it pretty good in the UK, with free entry to many major museums. In London, for example, it's possible to pop into places like the National Gallery, the British Museum or the Tate on your lunch break without making a dent in your sandwich …

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Three days with Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Mexico City

From the 1920s to the 1950s, the lovers were Mexico's more shocking version of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, with an artistic output as well known as their tumultuous relationship.<p>It seems appropriate that Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera – a fascinating couple that painted in extraordinary and …

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