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LivingHomes sustainable prefab houses are judged by their own standard

The C6 was created in partnership with the non-proft Make It Right organization and architect William McDonough with the aim of being as healthy for …

Sustainability

The parasite made me do it: How a common infection could manipulate our behavior

<b>(pogonici, via Shutterstock)</b><p>Startling new research suggests certain parasites may be subtly tweaking our health and even our personalities<p>Gustavo Arrizabalaga • Bill Sullivan<p>March 27, 2015 4:15pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Imagine a world without fear. It …

Biology

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I "Dated" a Guy For Six Years Who Kept Our Relationship Secret

The sting of a heartbreak can cause your judgement to slip. It can drive us to make decisions without looking down the road to the accidents they will create.<p>That’s where I was when I met him.<p>Fresh out of a heartbreak and fearful of another relationship disaster, I made a perfectly awful choice …

7 Reasons Why We Choose the Wrong Partner

The constant dissatisfaction, the rush, the way how we try to make everything happen fast -- these are just some of the things that force us into making decisions that would be better not to make sometimes. We say yes to things that with a clear mind we would never do so, but then and there it …

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Tiny apartments: a small solution to a big sustainability issue

For decades now, the residents of Tokyo have been coming up with novel ways to save space – tiny apartments, skyscrapers stuffed with miniature living quarters and hotels where rooms contain little more than a pull-out shelf with a bed. Now, the rest of the world’s big cities may need to start …

A Heroin Dealer Tells the Silk Road Jury What It Was Like to Sell Drugs Online

For its two and a half years online, thousands of drug dealers sold every kind of narcotic imaginable on the anonymous online marketplace known as …

Silk Road

How to detox your life: beat anxiety through meditation

Mindfulness and meditation tips to improve your mental health<p><i>Andy Puddicombe is a former Buddhist monk and the co-founder of the meditation app Headspace. He explains how meditation can transform your wellbeing and mental health, and act as a valuable stress management tool.</i><p><b>Take 10 mindful minutes.</b> …

Futuristic Paris Smart City is filled with flourishing green skyscrapers

Inhabitat favorite Vincent Callebaut unveiled plans to transform Paris into a futuristic “smart” city that looks more like a macrostudy of a …

Color Me Well - MyCoocoon

Written 4 years ago <i>by</i> Alex Winston<p>With the creation of the Mycoocoon color immersion pod, design enthusiasts <b>Lanzavecchia + Wai</b> and <b>Marine Peyre</b> have …

Alternative Medicine