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Cool Houses Clinging To Cliffs To Take In All The Beauty

Location is key when building a vacation home so naturally, the top of a cliff seems like an extraordinary and hard to refuse option. Up there you …

Architecture

Measure Backward, Not Forward

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>We often measure our progress by looking forward. We set goals. We plan …

The Most Creative Ways to Learn New Sex Tricks

We know that you love anything that'll help you have more hot sex and a good orgasm may be exactly what you're looking for (ahem) but have you ever thought to yourself: "isn't there a more fun way to get my rocks off?"<p>Whether you've loved masturbating with some of our favorite discreet sex toys or …

One Key Thing Writing Teachers Never Told Me and Probably Won't Tell You

I taught at a Michigan State University study abroad program in London this summer and had some superb guest speakers. Val McDermid wowed my writing students for her candor, especially when she told them about the lucky breaks she'd had in her career. "There are writers who are as good as I am," …

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Architect Visit: A Modular Danish Summer House—Ready To Go in Six Months

The Danish architectural firm Lykke + Nielsen has launched a side business called Moenhuset building modular summer cottages. Created from a simple …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Reader Recs: Best Travel Advice Ever

With a new season of travel just around the corner, we asked our Facebook fans to share the best travel advice they’ve ever received. Their responses ranged from practical tips to inspirational musings.<p><b>Here’s what they had to say:</b><p>To kick things off, Ben C. had wise words for those of us with …

Gladiator School Discovery Reveals Hard Lives of Ancient Warriors

Archaeologists have mapped an ancient gladiator school, where the famed warriors lived, trained, and fought.<p>Ancient Rome's gladiators lived and trained in fortress prisons, according to an international team of archaeologists who mapped a school for the famed fighters.<p>Discovered at the site of …

Why you can't travel at the speed of light

Albert Einstein is famous for many things, not least his theories of relativity. The first, the special theory of relativity, was the one that began the physicist's reputation for tearing apart the classical worldview that had come before. Special relativity, a way of relating the motion of objects …

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

If physicists are smarter than social scientists, are religious people dumb?

A recent study in the <i>Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion</i> by Edward Dutton (University of Oulu, Finland) and Richard Lynn (University of Ulster, Northern Ireland) proclaims that physicists are more intelligent than social scientists.<p>Why, you ask? Because, of course, they have higher …

RHS announces top 10 gardening pests of 2013

Slugs and snails are still garden enemy No. 1, says the RHS<p>The Royal Horticultural Society (<b>RHS</b>) has announced its top 10 garden pests for 2013, based on enquiries received by the charity's entomologists. As in 2012, slugs and snails topped the list.<p>The exceptional rainfall in 2012 produced one of …

Gardening

International Garden Photographer of the Year winners

United Kingdom

21 Victorian Slang Terms It's High Time We Revived

Dash my wig, the Victorians had a lovely way with words.<p>Sources: <i>Passing English of the Victorian era, a Dictionary of Heterodox English, Slang and Phrase</i>, by J. Redding Ware; 1909; Routledge, London, <i>The Public Domain Review</i>, SusannaIves.com, Victorian London.

Sausages

Travel Writing That Matters: Part III

Last summer, in the middle of an epic five-week Grand Tour which took me the equivalent of 1.7 times around the globe, I had the great pleasure of speaking at the TBEX blogger gathering inDublin, Ireland.<p>Dublin was just as charming as the hype would have it be–every taxi driver seemed to have a …

Life lessons I learned from 'Sherlock' season 3

Mustaches, mind palaces, and matchmaking: Crave's Bonnie Burton shares what she learned from season 3 of the hit BBC series.<p>The "Great Detective" is more than just a giant brain covered by a mop of brown hair and the occasional deerstalker hat. While it may seem like he's in control of every …

TV

Top 10 plants for a rainy day - Telegraph

Architect Visit: Finnish Sauna by a Lake

The Scandinavian devotion to the sauna is well documented: this Nordic hot house, devised by UK-based Denizen Works for a family in Finland, has the …

Do conifers make soil more acid?

All trees can affect the pH of your soil - but it's not as simple as it sounds, it takes years<p>I'm sometimes asked if conifers can acidify the soil underneath them. The short answer is yes, but as usual the long answer is not quite so simple.<p>Note, first of all, that it's a waste of time just to …

Gardening

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz<p>An ongoing series of photos transforming celebrities into fantastic Disney characters by famed photographer …

An App For Sharing Things You Never Wanted Anyone To Find Out

Secret is a social network for the skeletons in your closet, giving it a sense of vulnerability that you just don’t find on Facebook.<p>For a generation of social media addicts, the only thing you don’t share online is the stuff you don’t want anyone to ever find out. Enter Secret. The brainchild of …

5 Classic London Pubs You Should Visit

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>For centuries, London's pubs have served as meeting places, social spaces, rooms to relax and unwind, places to talk business, to eat and drink, to find comfort for an evening or solace for an hour. These spots have …