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12 Mindfulness Hacks You Can Use in 24 Hours

Immediately reduce stress and anxiety with these tricks.<p>Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. A new study from the University of Oxford even found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is as …

Mindfulness

9 Surprising Ways Your Body Can Influence Your Mind

Psychologist Alice Haddon explores the intriguing relationship between our minds and our muscles.<p>Most of us are aware that a positive attitude can improve health and speed recovery from illness, but does this also work the other way around?<p>'Embodied cognition' is a term used by psychologists to …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

Men's Fashion

A beginner's guide to drills and bits

<b>Steve Hoefer</b> returns with another guide to some of the things that make civilized life possible.<p>There are a dizzying number of ways to put a hole in …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Welding 101: Yes, You Can Learn How to Weld. Here's How.

If you're never welded before, today's easy-to-use wire-feed units speed up the learning process. Time to spark your creativity.<p>If you're never welded before, today's easy-to-use wire-feed units speed up the learning process. Time to spark your creativity.

Woodworking

2015 Subaru WRX STI First Look

Improving the Evolution<p>Now that the performance of the all-new WRX has sunk in, Subaru has hit us again with the new WRX STI.<p>Per expectations, the STI takes the already improved WRX formula and adds extra power and grip. The 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer four-cylinder engine carries over with 305 hp …

2015 Subaru WRX STI From The 2014 Detroit Auto Show

It's Got Active Torque Vectoring And Super Quick-Ratio Hydraulic Steering<p>“The Subaru WRX STI will have the best power-to-weight ratio in its class. It will drive like nothing else, I promise you,” said Subaru of America president and COO.<p>Sounds like all good stuff, but when you think about it, what …

How I made sure all 12 of my kids could pay for college themselves

My wife and I had 12 children over the course of 15 1/2 years. Today, our oldest is 37 and our youngest is 22. I have always had a very prosperous job and enough money to give my kids almost anything. But my wife and I decided not to.<p>I will share with you the things that we did, but first let me …

Kids

Debut collection by Herman Cph includes oak tables with spindly steel legs

The first products from new Danish design brand Herman Cph include a series of side tables with oak tops and slender steel legs (+ slideshow).<p>Danish …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

The Eco-Friendly Cresta Residence by Architect Jonathan Segal

The 5,300 square foot Cresta Residence by architect Jonathan Segal FAIA was built entirely out of cast-in-place concrete with an open floor plan, …

Subaru Forester

Get Smart: Fuel-Efficient, Capable, and Fun to Drive? Our Choice is a No-Brainer<p>Subaru has a knack for making the right size vehicles for the marketplace, with just the right level of capability people want. As the SUV landscape has changed and traditional body-on-frame SUVs have been overtaken by …

Uplifting New Design Enhancing the Feeling of Space: Westgate Residence, Brentwood

The <b>Westgate Residence</b> is a 1948 house located in Brentwood (California), recently renovated by Kurt Krueger Architect, a design centered …

Unusual Layout Defining a 58 Sqm Open Studio Apartment in Ukraine

<b>Dan Vakhramieiev</b>, creative director at FILD, designed and developed an inviting studio apartment in Kiev, Ukraine. The project is a conversion of a …

2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Contenders - Motor Trend

Rugged Individuals: Sport and Utility Still Matter Most<p>What makes an SUV? Ask 10 people and you’ll get 11 answers, as no doubt some will change their minds midway through the explanation. There are of course hardcore purists/Luddites who scoff at anything without solid axles, a transfer case, …

Subaru Forester named Motor Trend 2014 SUV of the Year [w/video]

Each year, <i>Motor Trend</i> hands out its coveted Golden Calipers to its Car, Truck and SUV of the Year, and in the latter category, this year's bragging rights belong to the redesigned Subaru Forester. In the 14-year history of the SUV award category, Subaru is the only automaker to win three times …

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Playing With Volumes: The Black and White Connaught Residence in Montreal

Connaught Residence, located in Notre Dame de Grâce, Montréal, was a dull, concrete house built in the ’50s that needed an substantial upgrade. The …

How to Paint a Car

A DIY car paint job could save you thousands of dollars.<p>If your car's paint is looking dingy and faded or you're just looking for a change of color, a DIY car paint job could save you thousands of dollars. Good prep work and being systematic in your approach will have your car looking like new in …

Home Improvement

Winners of 2013 RIBA Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize

Sep 30, '13 5:16 PM EST<p><i>Also presented with institute honors that night were two projects which represent the UK's most excellent small projects: the</i> …

Architecture

12 Tips for Perfect Fried Chicken, Plus a Master Recipe

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

The Ridiculous Motorcycle Racing Tech of MotoGP

The MotoGP racing series features some of the best riders and most innovative motorcycle tech in the world.

Valentino Rossi

Rediscovering the Outdoors: The Gorgeous Warehaus in Australia

<b>Warhaus</b> is an ambitious residential project designed by Residential Attitudes in Perth, Australia, to emphasise the need of man to rediscover the …

Feature

In the automotive realm, things were pretty stable there for about, oh, 100 years or so. By now it should be clear that this century will be different. Everything's in flux, from powertrain technology to the entire nature of driving. This is the right moment to take stock of all that change, as …

Engineering

The Well-Equipped Garage: Tips and Tricks for a Versatile Space – Feature

The Rules<p>In your garage, as in the projects it is sure to spawn, planning is crucial. Remember that the goal is to make tasks easier and more efficient. Here are a few pointers to get you into the right mind-set.<p>No. 1<p><b>Know thyself.</b> A garage is a place where hobbies happen—enable them. Whether you're …

Woodworking

Hyping Hypercars: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari vs. 2014 McLaren P1, Lamborghini Veneno – Comparison Test

Geneva is a quiet Swiss city of enormous but restrained wealth. The Palexpo center, where the auto show is held every gray March, is modestly sized, and the automaker stands are, by regulation, relatively small. The scene is pretty chill.<p>If you wandered to the front of the Lamborghini sanctum this …

Sports Cars

Cars, SUVs & Crossovers

FIVE MAZDAS. FIVE TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS RATINGS<p>Our engineers work tirelessly with the goal of creating the most eye-catching, exhilarating and safe …