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This Sofa Converts to a Bunk Bed and Reddit Is Loving It

Along with our collective obsession with tiny homes, man caves, and she-sheds, bunk beds are having a moment — as a way to maximize small space …

The Greatest, Weirdest Way to Break In Raw Denim

How Fluent Forever became the most funded app in Kickstarter history

Self-taught polyglot Gabriel Wyner is promising fluency to thousands<p>Did you study a language for multiple years in high school or college? Did you learn a language while studying abroad? Now ask yourself if you could hold a basic conversation in that language if somebody fluent were to come up to …

The 31 Best Affordable Kitchen Faucets

Because a nice-looking water spout shouldn't cost half your paycheck<p>A faucet seems like such a simple accoutrement to buy in the grand scheme of your kitchen makeover—until you go to your nearest kitchen and bath store to take a look around. If the vast kitchen faucet selection isn't enough to make …

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You Need to Revamp This Kitchen Feature, Stat

Pots and pans shouldn't rain down on you every time you reach for the colander<p>We spend so much time obsessing over the look of new kitchen cabinets—<i>Is that shade of navy</i> too <i>blue? Do I even like Shaker-style fronts? Oh God, what about the knobs?!</i>—but the interiors are just as, if not more, …

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Revolutionary 'Air Breathing' Battery Can Store Electricity For Months At A Fraction Of The Cost

There is no downside here.<p>A team at MIT have developed a radical new “air breathing” battery that can store energy for months on end, comes at a …

Natural Gas

It’s the end of the university as we know it

<i>This is the last in</i> The Vanishing University, <i>a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Here are parts one, two, and three.</i><p>“Not enough people are innovating enough in higher education,” gripes Larry Summers, the economist who served for five years as …

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​A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Prep

This template makes it easy to stick to your healthy eating plan<p>What’s the difference between guys who eat healthy occasionally and guys who eat healthy by default? It’s simple. Those who eat healthy on the regular prep their meals ahead of time.<p>It’s harder to say no to unhealthy convenience …

Slow Cookers

Great Businesses Scale Their Learning, Not Just Their Operations

Ronald Coase nailed it back in 1937 when he identified scalable efficiency as the key driver of the growth of large institutions. It’s far easier and cheaper to coordinate the activities of a large number of people if they’re within one institution rather than spread out across many independent …

“Personal kanban”: a life-changing time-management system that explodes the myth of multitasking

Multitasking is probably the single most overrated skill in modern life. It drains your brain of oxygenated glucose that could be put toward paying more focused attention, makes it difficult for a person to switch between tasks, and is generally an illusion anyway. Only 3% of the population are …

Five weak words you should avoid—and what to use instead

When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were filled with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them I was sabotaging myself and my writing.<p>Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime—and when they do, they destroy the power of our …

You May Be Holding Your Daughter Back With This Common Practice. Here's How to Raise a Confident Leader

It may not be the easiest thing to do now, but she'll thank you for it later. So will we.<p>A while ago, I saw a little girl wearing a cheeky shirt that said <i>"Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go places."</i><p>It made me smile. I liked the thought of this little girl being a rebel (or at least being …

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

The ink-less pen that writes forever!

This pen is literally timeless. In the sense that it will run forever, that too without a single drop of ink. Coming from the one company that knows …

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The pickiest of kids ate dozens of new foods after a two-week training devised by a psychologist

If a child is a fussy eater, there’s probably not one single reason why. It could be genes. It could be the subtle hints the child—or small baby—has learned by watching their family at the table. It could be the psychological connections that their parents have helped forge between certain foods …

Here are 250 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

The 8 Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the U.S. News and World Report 2017 national …

The Best All-Natural Sunscreens

Bare Republic Clear Screen Gel SPF30<p>Don’t like the feel of lotion? Try this lightweight gel; all the protection without the grease. While a lot of …

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Elon Musk’s latest venture, The Boring Company, looks like an underground rollercoaster for your car

When Elon Musk has an idea, he likes to get started. Tunneling, an obsession inspired in part by Los Angeles’ horrendous traffic, is no exception. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX tweeted his intentions to start “The Boring Company” last December and by Jan. 17, he had news. “Exciting progress on the …

​"I Haven't Washed My Hair Since I Was 12. Here's Why."

​One expert barber explains why shampoo is a delusion<p>I haven't washed my hair since I was 12, and I have great hair. I say this all the time to guys who come into my shop, Tribe Barber in Boston's South End, and it gets all kinds of reactions. But what most guys think about shampoo is wrong—it's …

Why you should always choose a wooden cutting board

<b>No other work surface compares when it comes to cleanliness, knife maintenance, and - let's be honest - attractiveness.</b><p>Ask a chef what their most …

The World’s Most Comfortable Business Pants

No one can seem to come to a consensus on what the term “business casual” actually means. But there’s one thing they do agree on: It definitely …

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11 Fire Pits For Epic Backyard Burns

Approximately a million years ago, the first human engineer dug a hole, lined it with rocks, and created the first backyard fire pit. Today the …

Fall travel already?! - Southwest flights from $39

It seems that the new normal over at Southwest is to have a sale every week or so. If prices are always this low–does that really count as a sale? …

Tempaper: The Self-Adhesive, Removable Wallpaper Transforming Our Homes

Easy On, Easy Off:<br>Tempaper Removable Wallpaper!<p>We've been aching for a splash of color, an eye-catching pattern, <i>something</i> to jazz up our living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Found it! <b>Tempaper's wallpaper is self-adhesive and removable</b>—no expensive installations, no worrying about your landlord's …

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Great Idea: Building better suburbs through retrofit

<i>In celebration of the upcoming CNU 25.Seattle,</i> Public Square <i>is running the series 25 Great Ideas of the New Urbanism. These ideas have been shaped by</i> …

An economic theory developed in 1817 can help you cut your to-do list in half

Most mornings, while I drink my coffee, I jot down a to-do list. “Call bank,” I write. “Respond to one zillion emails. Clean kitchen. Prepare for meeting. Write article. Read friend’s cover letter. Go for jog.” This is not a list of things that I will actually do. It’s more a list of things to …

Best Facilities in the Country Coming Soon

<b>NORMAN ��</b>After more than two years of construction, renovations at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium are coming down the home stretch.<p>While …

RSP Film Room NO.94: RB Joe Mixon, Extended Look

A deeper look at Mixon’s footwork and on-field decision-making. My business is about the evaluation of NFL talent at the […]