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How the Tudors invented breakfast

In the Middle Ages, the nation that was to give the world the full English widely skipped breakfast. Yet, by 1600, a culinary non-entity had become a …

Articles about brewing coffee bed and other reasons americans want smart homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Energy-monitoring and smart technologies have set up shop in the home, transforming machines for living into veritable living...<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the …

Home Tours

What Muslims around the world eat to break their fast during Ramadan

Iftar—a fast-breaking meal— is a daily ritual during the holy month of Ramadan.<p>A traditional Iftar menu comprises fruits, juice, milk, dates and water. The belief is that Prophet Mohammad ate three dates when he broke his fast.<p>However, meals tend to vary from one place to another. For instance, in …

Islam

The "Forgotten" Architect Behind the South's Grandest Homes

Henry Howard may not be a household name, but his designs look as fabulous today as they did in the 19th century.<p>Unless you're an architect or have spent time studying Louisiana's architectural history, you've probably never heard of Henry Howard. But when the prolific architect died in 1884, the …

How to Cook Great Ribs on the Grill

While I would never discourage anyone from investing in any outdoor cooking device, the truth is a separate smoker is not necessary for cooking a …

BBQ

How A Renovated Madrid Duplex Retained Its Former Glory

By combining two apartments in a historic Art Deco building in Madrid, Lorenzo Castillo not only preserves but also amplifies their decorative richness.<p>A reputation as a wunderkind antiques dealer has its advantages for an interior designer—especially one in a country with as rich and colorful a …

Quick Charge 2.0 is coming to USB charging stations

Isn't it annoying when some smartphones boast Quick Charge 2.0 but only come with a regular USB charger? Given the option, we'd rather spend the money on something more practical, like a multi-port USB charging station that supports Quick Charge. And yes, we managed to stumble upon one at Computex, …

This Refined Home Was Once Owned by a Member Of Metallica

Located in a posh neighborhood, the property offers a quieter take on the rock star life.<p>San Francisco neighborhood Pacific Heights is home to many a celeb, from Gold Coast heirs to romance novelists to rock stars. And though the area, with its stately manses reclining on generous lots, doesn't …

Pac Heights mansion, once home to Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, rocks the MLS

Pacific Heights is home to many a local celeb, from Gold Coast heirs to romance novelists to rock stars. And though the neighborhood, with its stately manses reclining on generous lots, doesn’t exactly scream “metal,” it was, for well over a decade, the locale of Metallica’s own Kirk …

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

I Make English-Language Propaganda for the Chinese Communist Party

An insider's account of the bizarre world of the Chinese state-run English-language media.<p>Every morning, my workday begins with a selection of stories. "Human Rights Advancing in China" is a typical headline. "Building Prosperity in Tibet" or "A Step Up for Chinese Democracy" are other …

China

Tortoise Fitted with LEGO Wheelchair to Help Him Move Around

Thanks to the ingenuity of a veterinarian and some spare LEGO bricks, this tiny tortoise is now able to roll around on his own little wheelchair. Blade's owner, Iris Peste, took the tortoise to the vet after she noticed that he was struggling to move around. The vet, Dr. Carsten Plischke, …

Lego

Photography Archives

April 24, 2018<p>Amazing Aerial Photos of a Finnish Island Across Four Seasons<p>Photographer Jani Ylinampa has the good fortune to live in one of the world's most scenic areas—Finnish Lapland. And he takes full advantage of his surroundings, photographing the colorful Northern Lights and all the beauty …

Boston Marathon

Don't Buy A DSLR

Just getting into photography? Great! When you're looking for a camera, keep on walking past those DSLRs--as of now, their moment is over.<p>You want to get more into photography. You've got somewhere between a few and several hundred dollars to spend on a camera. You want to learn a little bit about …

18-Year-Old Artist's Amazingly Realistic Drawings of Celebrities

Although these images may look like snapshots of celebrities, they're actually the handiwork of Jack Ede, an 18-year-old artist who creates amazingly photorealistic portraits. Using graphite, colored pencils, and rubber erasers for blending, the UK-based teen crafts extraordinarily lifelike …

Morgan Freeman

The 19 best drone photos of 2014

The sky is the limit when it comes to creative uses of drones for photography — see for example Dronestagram or the <i>National Geographic</i> magazine …

Catherine Zeta-Jones Just Bought The Colonial Mansion Of Our Dreams

The actress and husband Michael Douglas recently purchased a 13 acre, 19th-century Colonial estate in Bedford, NY.<p><i>Michael Loccisano/Getty / Luxury Portfolio International</i><p>It looks like Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas's fourteen-year marriage is back on the right track: Just days after …

The 2014 Kitchen of the Year

For the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Steven Miller created a dramatic space for entertaining.<p>For the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Steven Miller created a dramatic space for entertaining.

3 Surprises (Out of Millions) About What the World Eats

For a fresh view of the world and its food, swipe and click through a new interactive graphic.<p>Looking for a way to celebrate World Food Day quietly, without leaving your desk and without busting your diet? Of course you are. Do you think great data, artfully presented, can be as stirring as great …

Self-Taught Photographer Travels the US Capturing Extraordinary Photos of Steam Locomotives

There’s something grandiose about the sight of a steam locomotive rumbling down the tracks, massive white plumes billowing in its wake as the …

Sultan of scalp: one doctor peels back the skin to find a better cure for baldness

Dr. Carlos Wesley cues up some Carole King on his laptop and positions a head squarely in front of him. It’s been thawing for 24 hours, ever since arriving by UPS from a cadaver lab in Arizona that sells bodies donated to science. It’s now tender and looks frostbitten, with hair buzzed to a gray …

Smithsonian

The best small camera you can buy is getting even better

Sony's RX100M3 may be the best point-and-shoot it's ever made<p>The world's best pocketable camera just got better. After delivering the goods with last year's RX100M2, Sony is back today to announce the RX100M3. And like its predecessor, the goal here is to refine and push forward a camera that's …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Nutrition

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Samsung's Tizen Phone is Like the Galaxy S5 and That's a Good Thing

After years of setbacks and delays, Samsung finally unveiled the Samsung Z, its long-awaited Tizen smartphone. Tizen is a Linux-based operating …

ICE xPC Pocket Desktop Computer Unveiled

The development team over at ICE Computer have been developing prototype pocket desktop computers for some time but as yet has not brought anything …

Gear & Gadgets

Ruby-tailed Wasp