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The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

OVD 919 House in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

OVD 919 is a new property designed by the team of SAOTA in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.<p>The team of Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects …

A Jewel Box Townhouse Garden

The typical city lot in San Francisco is 25 feet wide by 100 feet deep. Put a townhouse on this. How much space is left for a garden?<p>“You have to …

The Ultimate Anti-Material: Fran Silvestre on the Creation of Modern Stucco Masterpieces

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

Swimming Pools

World's Best Honeymoon Destinations for 2015

Romance means different things to different couples, leading to a diverse range of honeymoon offerings, so it's important to choose the right destination. After all, that's the best way to keep the afterglow of a lovely wedding alive. This year there are a slew of newlywed-friendly getaways that …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Top 10

What Makes A Home More Valuable – 25 Tips To Increase The Value Before Selling

There are certain things everyone is looking for when house hunting. They make a home more valuable and, as a result, they also increase the price. …

Home Improvement

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/07/17/the-memory-house-by-a-cero/ The Memory House by A-cero

Imposing Concrete House Offering Stunning Panoramic Views in the Exotic Cachagua, Chile

Framed with vegetation, the imposing Valacco Cordova House represents a lovely summer escape, a getaway home, filled with light, brightness and …

The US Is By Far The Best Place In The World To Be An Entrepreneur

The U.S. is the home of Silicon Valley, countless startups, and the world's most celebrated culture of entrepreneurship. It's no surprise that it was ranked as having the top environment for entrepreneurs among the world's 20 largest economies in Ernst and Young's annual survey.<p>The U.S. ranked as …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks

Struggling with distractions in the workplace? Here is how 13 tech entrepreneurs get the most out of their workday.

Productivity

20 Aerial Views Of Some Of The Most Amazing Maldives Resorts

A vacation in the Maldives is like a trip to heaven. The atmosphere here is just stunning. Island resorts are, of course, the most wonderful. They …

Boating

If You Insulted a Dolphin 20 Years Ago, He's Probably Still Bitter About It

A bottlenose has exhibited "the most durable social memory ever recorded for a non-human."<p>Say that, in 1993, you were at a bar having some beers with a dolphin. Say that the dolphin said, "I've got the tab," and you said, "Okay, thanks -- I've got the next one." Say that you proceeded to forget …

Electric avenue: Korean buses now wirelessly charge as they drive

Wireless charging hasn't quite yet made an impact in the smartphone market but that hasn't stopped scientists in South Korea from using a similar technology to develop the world's first road-powered electric vehicle network. Located in Gumi city, the 15-mile network uses specially adapted roads …

Historical Fragments Meet Modern Design: The Country Zash Boutique Hotel in Sicily

There are places where time stops for a while, allowing you to breathe and enjoy the little things in life. Those places that seem blessed and …

What You Can Learn About Leadership From A Tough Guy Who Doesn't Say Much

There is one advantage that quiet people have over those of us who like to hear the sounds of our own voices. They are good observers.<p>This is a point that actor Liev Schreiber made about the title character he plays on Showtime’s <i>Ray Donovan</i>. During an interview on NPR’s <i>Fresh Air</i>, Schreiber says …

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/05/28/apartment-in-nowe-powisle-by-republika-architektury/ Apartment in Nowe Powiśle by Republika Architektury

Five Fun Ways to Convert to a Caribbean Styled Room

There are times in life when you have to count the cost. When you have to weigh the benefits to the disadvantages and vice versa. As summer and it’s …

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http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/05/27/stone-house-in-anavissos- by-whitebox-architects/ Stone House in Anavissos by Whitebox Architects