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DIY - How to Build a Pergola - Quiet Corner

Here’s a structure that won’t provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? …

You can be this hot by working out 1 hour a week

If Joe Wicks has his way, we will be ditching our scales and feasting on carbohydrates and healthy fats — and instead of a growing waistline, we’ll …

BBQ 101: How to Grill Mussels

<b>Grilling Mussels:</b><p>First, fire up the grill until medium-high to high heat (This can be determined by holding your hand over the cooking grate for …

BBQ

A Solar Power Plant vs. A Natural Gas Power Plant: Capital Cost – Apples to Apples

<b>Guest essay by Philip Dowd</b><p>Here is a simple example that illustrates why current solar technology will be hard-pressed to replace existing …

This Super-Efficient Building High in the Rocky Mountains Has No Central Heat

The quest to build the world’s most energy-efficient buildings largely plays out in temperate regions or in big, heat-generating cities. That’s what …

The Slow-Carb Diet

Cut Calories with Low-GI Foods<p>You've eaten your weight in grapefruit, counted your share of fat grams, and sworn off bread, pasta, and every other …

You Can Make Dinner For A Week With $25

This goes out to all the broke, hungry college kids out there.<p>We college kids seriously don't have the time (or the money) to splurge on expensive meals. Luckily for y'all, we've created a recipe series that is fast, easy, and cheap, and it takes the guesswork out of cooking to give you a week's …

Healthy Eating

How to Design a Curbless Walk-in Shower

A potential client (she is in her early seventies) recently shared with me that her contractor would not hear of a curbless walk-in shower. He talked her out of it. As DIY Ally, I would like to make a case for it. It's quite doable and is certainly worth the effort.<p>The most important feature of a …

These 13 Hacks Will Significantly Improve Your BBQ Game

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BBQ

House Tour: A Colorful Craftsman House in Seattle

<b>Apartment Therapy Survey:</b><p><b>My Style:</b> I love a mix of different styles and looks and have decided that all my various tastes will live side by side in …

Living Rooms

Inside-Out Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

"In my humble opinion, this crispy, crunchy, cheesy masterpiece is the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich. Make sure you follow some basic rules for …

You can cook pasta in a small amount of cold water

"I recommend cooking a pound of pasta in a quart-and-a-half of cold water in a frying pan," says Harold McGee, author of <i>Keys to Good Cooking</i>. "It …

32 Healthy High-Fiber Breakfast Ideas That Will Keep You Full

By now it’s not news that breakfast does a body good, replenishing energy, kick-starting your insulin response, and even preventing heart disease.<p>But …

Healthy Eating

The Best Upper-Body Exercises When You Can't Do a Pull-Up (Yet!)

It takes more than strong arms to do a pull-up. And if you regularly crush your strength workouts or HIIT routines but still can't seem to get your …

Workouts

How to Lose Weight With Oatmeal

There are some big reasons that oatmeal is such a power player: Not only is it packed with fiber, a nutrient that's been shown to improve health and …

Breakfast

Industrial Design Moves to the Suburbs

No longer limited to former factories and warehouses, industrial design is finding fans even outside city limits. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports on …

Deck Construction: Best Practices

Deck building looks pretty simple at a glance, but constructing a safe and durable deck requires good planning, careful material choices, and …

Brooklyn’s Gotham Greens builds world’s largest urban rooftop farm

Growing green roofs is now mandatory for new buildings being built in Canada and France. Middle Eastern countries facing dire food and water …

Urban Agriculture

Six Christmas feast recipes

In Denmark we have the feast, the tree, and the presents on Christmas Eve. The 25th and 26th are times for Christmas lunch, and that is a big deal in my family. One of my earliest memories of Christmas lunch was in the house of my grandparents, <i>mormor</i> and <i>morfar</i> (mother’s mother and mother’s father). …

Christmas Eve

10 'Dump Recipes' For Slow Cookers That Make Cooking Stupid Easy

Basically, these are the easiest slow cooker recipes in the world.<p>The slow cooker is heralded for making dinner a breeze, but sometimes the recipes are not as easy as they seem. We want slow cooker meals so we don’t have to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen, so in our minds, recipes that …

Cooking

Case study: The Carbon Positive House

When you think of building your dream home, what do you imagine? For me, it’s creating a warm, open space filled with natural light, that is energy …

The Sex Questions You Need to Ask Before You Get Married

It's true that married sex is the best sex. "Marriage is a bright new beginning that often heralds a deeper dimension of a couple's sexual relationship," says Madeleine Castellanos, M.D, sex therapist and author of <i>Wanting to Want: What Kills Your Sex Life and How to Keep It Alive</i>. "But it would be …

3 Genetically Skinny Guys Tell You How They Packed On Huge Amounts Of Muscle

Their methods may just work for you—genes be damned<p>Scientists have recently made some outstanding discoveries—like a black hole that’s 12 billion times bigger than our sun and a brand-new species of human ancestor that lived more than 2.5 million years ago.<p>But skinny guys everywhere are still …

Fitness

Is This the Best Recipe for Beef Stew Ever? | Men's Health

And making beef bourguignon is easy. Or, at least this recipe from Chef Daniel Davey makes it so.<p>You take a hearty portion of beef and combine it with onions, mushrooms, carrots, and red wine. Then you slow-cook everything until the meat turns incredibly tender.<p>Davey’s version is so straightforward …

World's first Passive House Premium building generates five times more energy than it uses

The new Passive House Premium building class was launched earlier this year, along with the Passive House Plus class. They have been developed to …

Mace Training

20 Best-Ever Fat-Burning Soups

Theoretically, having more choices is a good thing.<p>But when ordering a coffee at Starbucks is like doing a mini dissertation in some vaguely Romantic …

Cooking

The Ultimate Solution To Keep From Tearing Up When Cutting Onions

My best friend Chloe hates chopping onions so much, she firmly believes that, if there's a God and He has a Dantean taste for customized punishments, she will be damned to an eternity of onion chopping in the afterlife. She also doesn't care for the taste of onions. So she never willingly chops …