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You can now book incredibly cheap flights with a new app that lets you bid on unsold airline seats

If, like 24 per cent of Britons, you are a chronic procrastinator - we may have found the perfect travel app for you.<p>Air Ticket Arena is a new UK-based start-up which launched on February 1 and gives you the opportunity to bid for last-minute plane tickets.<p>All you need to do is download the app and …

Startups

These Log Cabin Kit Homes From Finland Are Surprisingly Sleek

Helsinki-based company Pluspuu offers 11 customizable models of modern log homes and sauna cabins that start at $18,000.<p>To avoid settling, the centermost lamellas of the spruce or pine logs are laid vertically.<p>Working with a non-settling log structures allows Pluspuu to incorporate advanced …

Architecture

The enduring appeal of conspiracy theories

While some conspiracy theories are largely harmless, others have damaging ripple-effects. With new insights, researchers are getting closer to understanding why so many people believe things which are not true.<p>In certain pockets of America, measles diagnoses have been spreading at previously …

Psychology

Time with grandparents may impact how kids view the elderly

(Reuters Health) - - Children and teens who spend a lot of time with their grandparents may be less likely than peers who don’t to have negative and stereotypical ideas about the elderly, a recent study suggests.<p>Researchers in Belgium asked 1,151 youth ranging in age from 7 to 16 years about the …

Dell Advanced 4K Laser Projector is the 100-inch TV You’ve Always Wanted

Dell 4K Laser Projector was announced sometime in June this year, and we think it’s the perfect alternative to the 100-inch smart TV you can’t …

Gear & Gadgets

Why am I not losing weight?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Weight loss is still incredibly challenging for most people, as evidenced by the growing global obesity epidemic.<p>According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics, more than two in three US adults are considered overweight (defined as a body-mass index over 25), …

CNN

Why Incompetent People Think They're Amazing

We've posted enough about the Dunning-Kruger effect that you know the basics: incompetent people don't recognize how incompetent they are because …

Psychology

Sick of Feeling Full and Bloated? Make This Light, Detoxifying Soup ASAP

The day after an indulgent Thanksgiving weekend calls for a bona fide detox meal—and we're drooling over this turkey soup recipe from The Modern …

6 Tiny Outdoor Pavilions Inspired by Japanese Tearooms

A "chashitsu," which literally means “tearoom” in Japanese, is a freestanding, pavilion-like structure that was used for tea ceremonies, contemplation, and meditation in ancient Japan.

Architecture

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy to be around. You just like them.<p>But scientists generally aren't satisfied with answers like that, and they've spent years trying to pinpoint the exact factors that draw one person to …

Psychology

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

AA315 Single Family House

The AA315 single family house is located in the west of Mexico City and is part of a third generation of architectural interventions in a residential neighborhood created in the 1930s. When the client acquired the plot, a house from the 50's occupied the center of the site. After evaluating …

Crushing an egg into your coffee sounds disgusting — but it makes an amazing-tasting drink

Crushing an egg (shell and all), whisking it with freshly ground coffee, and boiling the mixture sounds gross. The result looks terrifying, too — like a hideous swamp creature gurgling in your pot.<p>However, the umber-red-colored drink that results, called "egg coffee," is almost free of bitter …

Coffee

Mastering the Architectural Art of Traditional Japanese Charred Timber

<i>In line with our new content direction, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is wood siding. If you’re looking for the perfect wood siding for your next project, search for it on Architizer’s new network marketplace for building-products.</i> …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

10 Kettlebell Tabata Workouts | JLFITNESSMIAMI

Kettlebell Tabata Workouts<p>Good news and bad news.<p>Good news is that the following kettebell tabatas are short, only four minutes to complete. As in a …

Sculpture marks Choctaw generosity to Irish famine victims

<b>Native American Choctaw leaders have arrived in Ireland to unveil a sculpture celebrating the financial contribution made by the tribe to starving Irish people in 1847.</b><p>At the height of Ireland's Great Famine, Choctaws in southern states of the USA sent a donation of $170 (£111).<p>An extraordinary …

Ireland

33 Cardio-Based Bodyweight Exercises

When we say "daily cardio exercise," odds are you immediately think about logging miles on a treadmill or elliptical. But it doesn't have to be that …

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

The 10 Most Important Mobility & Flexibility Exercises

YouTube

Go vegan, save the planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> As public attention focuses on the impact of policy changes on the climate, we may overlook an important contributor to the climate crisis: our food systems and the daily food choices we make. It may sound hyperbolic that our roast beef sandwich is contributing to environmental degradation …

CNN

The microbes in your body that you couldn't live without

For a healthy body full of ‘good’ bacteria, you may need to do a lot more than eat a probiotic yoghurt, as Adam Rutherford discovered when he took a rather uncomfortable test.<p>It began with what can only be described as an ingenious invention. It’s a fold-out sheet, with sticky tabs at the front and …

Microbiology

A Science-Backed 7-Minute Workout That Hits All the Muscles You Forget About

Don't get us wrong—we're all about bodyweight exercises. And quick, high-intensity routines like the scientific 7-minute workout (plus the research …

Cancer

Muscle memory speeds up recovery after training breaks

Krista DuChene was already the second-fastest female marathoner in Canadian history when she fractured her thigh bone, a few hundred metres from the finish line of the 2014 Canadian Half-Marathon Championships in Montreal.<p>After hobbling to the finish, she was rushed to hospital for emergency …

Do probiotics really work?

Globally, each year we spend more than $39 billion on probiotics. But is popping pills and powders or eating yoghurt really going to help with weight …

Australian consortium launches world-first digital energy marketplace for rooftop solar

Pilot program will allow homeowners to tap into a network of ‘virtual’ power stations made up of smart grids of rooftop solar and batteries<p>Australian homeowners with solar panels and batteries could soon trade their electricity in a digital marketplace developed by a consortium of electricity …

Renovated cave ruin makes for a surprisingly cozy modern home

Courtyards, arches, and a light tunnel<p>Over in the Loess Plateau in Shanxi, China, the traditional cave dwelling got a modern makeover courtesy of Chinese architecture studio hyperSity Architects. The striking home takes over a barrel-vaulted recess in the earth, and comprises a combination of new …

3 Health Benefits Of Getting Naked In Public

Nude beaches, cruises, and bike rides are just among some of the places where we can bare it all. Taking off our clothes in public and letting it all …