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4 Parks That Are Making Their Cities More Beautiful–And Sustainable

When the landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz designs urban parks, it looks at two things: cultural history and natural ecological systems. By blending the two, the firm creates public spaces that are deeply rooted in a specific place and that help cities become more environmentally …

Track Down

7 foods to boost your mental performance

Research shows that nutrients in food can have a significant positive impact on cognitive performance. Cognitive impairment is increasingly attributed to oxidative stress, a condition that involves excessive harmful molecules called free radicals or oxidants. Since these free radicals can lead to …

Nutrition

6 Iron-Rich Food Combos—No Meat Required

If you’ve been considering cutting out or cutting back on red meat, you may be wondering if you’ll wind up depriving your body of iron. Sure, …

Nutrition

Lake Erie can get extremely violent and these are the photos to prove it

Lake Erie may be the warmest and shallowest of North America's Great Lakes, but it's more beast than beauty. The world's 12th largest lake is notoriously stormy and has been known to pound boats, break walls, and beaches with waves reaching 25 feet.<p>While gusts of wind over 50 miles per hour might …

Lake Erie

What to put in your TFSA if you’re under 50

The tax free savings account (TFSA) is an ace in the hole for those with a long way to go before retirement. No other account can match its potential for tax-exempt growth and flexible, tax-free withdrawals over the long term.<p>Yet fitting a TFSA into an overall portfolio strategy can be a challenge …

Retirement

Money Can't Buy You Self-Esteem (if You're a Woman)

<i>Empowerment</i>, that overused catchphrase of modern feminism, is both a feeling and an economic concept. It’s commonly used to mean confidence or …

Self-esteem

Laurent Kronental's Souvenir d'un Futur photos show Paris' monumental housing estates

<b>Photo essay:</b> French photographer Laurent Kronental has spent four years capturing the "grands ensembles" housing projects in Paris, juxtaposing the …

France

8 DIY Holiday Gifts Your Friends Will Actually Want

Have you ever opened a gift and had to fake a smile despite your severe disappointment? This tragic situation is the ultimate *womp, womp* and we've all sadly been there.<p>This year, be a real pal and don't put your friends through such misery. Great gifts are those that are thoughtful, so why not …

Crafting

25 Clever DIY Projects for the Bedroom

If you want to improve your sleeping space but can't afford to spend a lot of money, or you just love a good project, check out this roundup of …

DIY

5 Big Ideas From The Chicago Architecture Biennial

How design could heal the fractured relationship between people and police and other key takeaways from the Chicago Architecture Biennial.<p>It’s safe to say that architecture and Chicago’s history are inextricably linked. The city was the stomping grounds of Bauhaus great Mies van der Rohe. Frank …

Urbanism

Big Magic: Elizabeth Gilbert on Creative Courage and the Art of Living in a State of Uninterrupted Marvel

“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?”<p><i>“When you’re an artist,”</i> Amanda Palmer wrote in her magnificent manifesto for the creative life, <i>“nobody ever tells you or hits you with the magic wand of legitimacy. You have to hit your own head with your own</i> …

Comfy Fall Trends You’ll Want to Wear Everyday

One of the things that a lot of women look forward to when it comes to changing season is shopping for new clothes, looking out for new trends and, …

7 Natural Foods That Help Cleanse the Body of Mucus - One Green Planet

Just the simple term mucus grosses most of us out, right? Oddly enough, it’s actually a simple result of our body trying to protect itself. Sound …

Alternative Medicine

10 Color Inspiration Secrets Only Designers Know About

<i>“Color: what a deep and mysterious language!”</i>[1] Specific hues can provoke different emotions, associations, and responses that affect how your brand …

Graphic Design

The top 20 Etsy sellers in Toronto by category

Toronto based Etsy sellers have managed to stand out in the crowded craft scene, taking raw materials and spinning them into retail gold through …

Harry Potter

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Breakfast

The 10 Most Underrated Films of All Time According to Science*

*Science = my opinion.<p><b>Empire Records (1995)</b><p>This movie opened to terrible reviews, but has since become a cult classic, so if you haven't seen it, consider this is your wake-up call. Centering around one epic day at a record store (#RexManningDay), each character brings something different to the …

Tom Hanks

How to Throw the Ultimate Backyard Party With Things You Already Have

A memorable and beautiful outdoor soiree doesn't require a trip to the mall...you can pull off a clever, stylish party with pieces you already have (and a little creativity.)<p>A memorable and beautiful outdoor soiree doesn't require a trip to the mall...you can pull off a clever, stylish party with …

Decorations

New York City's Best Home Goods and Furniture Stores

New Yorkers live in teeny tiny apartments with the majority of their possessions on display at all times, which makes decorating decisions — €”from which dish towels to hang from the stove handle to how many shelves can be squeezed into an alcove — all the more important. Fortunately, there's no …

New York City

Minimal Copper Airplant Holders

12 Comments<p>A few weeks ago I made some mini shelves using copper and black marble and I just love them! I've been trying to find some other simple …

Articles about smart tech makes modern home ultra energy efficient on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using a combination of passive design principles and active technologies, LGA Architectural Partners forges a smart,...<p>To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest...<p>Are you looking for some efficient ways to save energy …

Homework

Can You Guess What This Incredible Storefront Is? - Dwell

Mociun White is a wedding salon that hardly looks like one. There’s no frilly white lace, no rose potpourri, and definitely no crocheted pillows with quotes about love. Instead, it’s spare, bright, and modern. Caitlin Mociun, jewelry designer and owner, handled the design of her second Brooklyn …

Weddings

8 movies to stream on international women’s day

on netflix<p>This Sunday is International Women's Day. We like to celebrate women every single day, though, so we're going to observe this holiday by watching (or re-watching) movies. Specifically, movies about strong women, being played by strong women. So fire up your Netflix account, check out one …

Salma Hayek