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Nest Hello review: The smartest doorbell

In retrospect, I should have seen this coming long ago. The idea of a video doorbell isn't all that novel. It's just a basic button, camera, speaker …

Top 10 Cities in British Columbia

The biggest British Columbia cities tend to be huddled around the southwest region, with Vancouver being the most populous. At two and a half million …

This Is the Most Popular Sweet Potato Recipe on Pinterest

It was sometime last year that I became deeply enamored of sweet potatoes. I don't do anything particularly special with them or anything — I simply …

Sweet Potatoes

New Service in Japan Will Deliver Your Luggage Wherever You Need on the Cheap

Explore the beauty of Japan without having to worry about your luggage.<p>Starting in January, those visiting Japan will be able to travel luggage-free …

Japan

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

Tokyo Guide - Roads & Kingdoms

$$<p>Hotel New Otani Tokyo<p>Built for the 1964 Olympics, it has since hosted heads of state on its astonishing lot with a 400-yr-old Japanese garden on …

A Japanese island has been named top destination to visit by TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor has released its annual list of “destinations on the rise” and the winner is somewhere you’ve quite possibly never heard of.<p>The top gong …

Japan

Off the beaten path in Japan: overlooked towns worthy of a road trip | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Japan’s Golden Route is well-known and extremely well-worn. So although Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka undeniably have attractions to suit every taste, …

4 Places to Visit in Japan Before Everyone Else Does

Japan is in the middle of a travel boom. Political instability across much of the world has given it the appeal of a safe haven, and before the 2020 …

Japan

5 Secret-Ingredient Soups

It’s easy to mix up a soup, but achieving robust results can often take a lot of time. That’s why each of these soups is made with a few flavor bombs …

The 10 keys to happiness that are scientifically proven

January doesn't have to be blue.<p>To create a happy January, we linked up with nonprofit, Action for Happiness, who do incredible work spreading the …

Happiness

Do's and Don'ts for One Week in Japan

Make the most of your time in the Land of the Rising Sun<p>From ancient castles and temples, manicured gardens and parks, to busy, modern cities, …

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Recipe

"This is so incredibly easy, and I have made it numerous times. I love making this for freezer meals and passing it along to my friends with new …

A Marble-and-Brass Laundry Room in Small, Medium, and Large

What would it be like to apply luxe kitchen materials and storage to the laundry room? The design team at Fisher & Paykel, the New Zealand-based …

GE's latest smart lighting includes Alexa and HomeKit options

Creating a smart home can be a complicated affair, with myriad options for adding voice control and automation to your lights, window coverings, thermostats and more. GE wants to simplify your options (with its own branded products, of course) with some new smart ceiling fixtures, wall switches, …

The Tie-Free Father’s Day Gift Guide — 20 Perfect Things For Dad

GrowlerWerks UKeg 64 Oz.<p><b>For the Craft-Brew Dad</b><p>Beer keeps cold and fresh for weeks in this stainless steel vessel. Function and form are held at its …

An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright

Get to know the architect’s signature buildings<p>Believer in suburban utopia. Father of organic architecture. Doghouse designer. Cape-wearing dandy. Purported target of grave-robbing. Bootlegging apprentice. Speed demon. Homewrecker. Survivor. Attention-hungry celebrity. Mystery guest. Teacher. …

Architecture 101: 10 Architectural Styles That Define Western Society

Throughout history, architecture has been used as a creative, functional outlet that often heralds the cultural depth of society. In fact, a scroll through the basics of important architectural movements is a window into art and culture during any given time period.<p>Often, architectural styles build …

27 Ways To Decorate Your Home Like A Grown-Ass Adult

Everything you need to know, and buy, so that everyone thinks you're a grown-ass adult (without actually having to be one).

A Guide to Visiting the Hawaiian Islands

It's not just about the white sand beaches and luaus.<p>Few places on Earth more clearly embody the spirit of paradise than Hawaii, which is famous for …

Pacific Ocean

Eckhaus Latta's Spring 2017 Campaign Features Real Couples Having Sex

Well, that's one way to showcase a spring collection.<p>Always one to push the envelope, Eckhaus Latta is taking fashion to a new level of NSFW with its Spring 2017 campaign.<p>The brand unveiled its racy new ads, photographed by Heji Shin, featuring real-life couples engaging in a variety of sex acts. …

40 Philosophy Tips For Living Everyday Life

Practical philosophical tips on living:<p>1. What are ethics?<p>Ethics: a code of values which guide your choice and actions in your life.<p>Ethics— they will …

Best Steak Recipes

These delicious recipes include grilled skirt steak with salsa verde and classic steak au poivre.

9 Rules for the Best Homemade Pizza OF YOUR LIFE

The mastermind behind Pizzeria Beddia lets us in on his homemade pizza guidelines.<p>I didn’t start out as some formally trained chef guy. I brewed beer for a living until I was almost 30. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? While I was working at a brewery outside Mito in Japan, I happened to eat the …

Italian Food

10 Ways to Bring a Little “Hygge” Into Your Home

Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is a Danish cultural concept which has recently taken the world by storm.<p>Loosely translated as "coziness," hygge is a warm and comfortable feeling—like what you experience when you share a hearty meal with good friends or cozy up to the fireplace with a good book. Hygge …

Interior Design

Zoë Kravitz's Minimalist but Cozy Bedroom

You don't need much to create a similar sanctuary in your own home<p>Zoë Kravitz is starring in the new television series <i>Big Little Lies,</i> but we're here to tell the truth: The actress's bedroom is a minimalist's dream. Golden rays of sunlight are decorations in their own right, casting a glow on the …

This Website Has the Best Flight Deals 99% of the Time, Says a Travel Pro

While the purpose of a vacation is to relax and unwind, the lead-up to a trip can have the opposite effect. Between trawling flight websites, finding …

American Airlines

How to make your own sourdough starter

By nurturing a culture of naturally occurring bacteria and yeast, a healthy sourdough starter will leaven bread while also lending it the trademark …

Baking

17 Garden Design Trends for 2017

Gardens matter. Are you looking for a way to make a difference this year? Support local wildlife. Buy well-made tools. Plant your supper.<p>Here are 17 …

This super precise handwriting robot is so satisfying to watch

AxiDraw V3 could be the unlikely savior of the art of penmanship. Created by Evil Mad Scientist, it's a pen-plotting robot that serves as a “personal …