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The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

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Sleek Wood Furniture Gently Curves to Fit the Body for Hours of Comfortable Seating

During his time in the furniture business, designer Adam Friedman has learned that people have a love/hate relationship with upholstered furniture. They enjoy the softness of its seating but have concerns about damage to the fabric and the longevity of style. Friedman, under the name Sitskie …

Furniture

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 cheapest days to fly

Contrary to popular belief, there is no right day to buy a plane ticket.<p>A flight to New York is not going to be much cheaper on Tuesday than it will be on Wednesday.<p>According to Scott Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap …

Flying

How to Use Social Media at Work Without Losing Focus

Social media has become a cornerstone of consumer life. The Pew Center points out that as of January 2014, 74 percent of American adults use social networking sites.<p>The trend makes sense, as platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest make it extremely easy for online audiences to …

Alliance glass collection encourages drinkers to match wine with water

Design Academy Eindhoven students Florence Louisy and Léo Schlumberger have developed a collection of glassware to coax users into drinking a glass …

Tesla mines gold in Silver State

Nevada's economic incentives for<p>Tesla Motorswon the state a coveted battery factory and an estimated 6,500 jobs, but at one of the highest costs a state has ever paid to lure a company — nearly $1.3 billion.<p>The lavish dowry reaffirms Tesla chief<p>Elon Musk's reputation as a maestro of public …

PRINT ISN'T DEAD Magazine

Bright and beautiful, PRINT ISN’T DEAD is a brand new magazine dedicated to and honoring those who still work on paper. Inside, interviews and features are bolstered by smaller articles, art and a thorough directory. An extension of People of Print—a design site recognizing the same—the print …

Design

Best Made Co. Gfeller Document Case

by Chantel Tattoli<p>For years now, New York’s Best Made Company has been a go-to for hardy, purpose-built apparel, accessories and tools associated with living a considered life in and out of the city. Their recent cast iron initiative offered re-conditioned pans as a compliment to the brand's …

MacBook Air

Love Is All You Need: Insights from the Grant Study | The Art of Manliness

Why do two men from very similar socioeconomic and educational backgrounds sometimes take very different life paths?<p>Is nature or nurture more …

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Weekly Recap: Volvo's $11-billion gamble

Plus: Notes On The 2015 Ford Mustang, Elon Musk And The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata<p>It's ambitious, but Volvo is spending money on core products built on qualities that have made the brand successful in the past.<p>Just how much does it take to revive an iconic premium brand? How does $11 billion sound? …

Why Your Voice Sounds Different Inside Your Head

The voice in your head is a lie. What you hear when you open your mouth is distinctly less velvety than what everyone around hears—and it's your …

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3 Apps That Improve Access To The Justice System

A hackathon reveals three ways that technology can open up the legal system to people who lack easy access to lawyers.<p>The legal system is designed for lawyers to argue with lawyers, often for large fees. People without money are automatically at a disadvantage; they’re forced to rely on legal aid, …

AoM Podcast #78: The Myth of Following Your Passion | The Art of Manliness

<b>Brett McKay</b>: Brett McKay here, and welcome to another edition of the Art of Manliness podcast.<p>Well, I am excited about today’s guest because I am …

Pack Your Dopp Kit Like a Pro

Traveling is great. Packing is not. Especially bothersome, though, is the dopp kit. Unless you’re Ryan Bingham, there’s a good chance you don’t …

A Few Helpful Tips on Driving Much, Much Too Fast

High-performance racing instructor Ingrid Steffensen offers a few pointers on taking on the track like a pro.<p>(Photo Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images)<p><b>Here is what I do on weekends: I put on a crash helmet</b> and climb into fast cars with strangers and teach them how to drive on a racetrack. I am a …

5 Storage Hacks That Will Give You Zen

Your home will be clutter-free. So will your mind.<p><b>If you're anything like us</b>, the only bad thing about buying new stuff is the space it takes up. Sure, it's nice to pick up that pair of Italian leather brogues, but where the hell are you going to store them when you've already got gym shoes, dress …

Hacking

Yamaha XJ650 by Ad Hoc

The sign of a truly skilled custom motorcycle builder is the ability to create something beautiful from inauspicious beginnings. I’m not saying that the shaft-drive Yamaha XJ650 is a sow’s ear, but it’s certainly not in the same aesthetic league as a Moto Guzzi Le Mans or BMW R100, say.<p>Yamaha’s …

Motorcycles

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The 15 Best Dopp Kits for Any Style and Budget

<i>Last Updated September, 2017.</i><p>A Dopp kit is both a statement of personal style and an immensely practical item. It contains the tools one uses to …

Jason Mraz: Yes!

"Fall out of bed and catch a fading star/Fancy I woke up before my alarm," Jason Mraz sings over bouncy strumming on "Hello, You Beautiful Thing." …

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How to Escape Being Too Busy to Get Anything Done

These days, you’re too busy to meet a friend for lunch, go to the gym, launch that side project or take that class that has always looked …

Interior Design Styles Defined - Everything You Need To Know

<b>Interior design styles are kind of like Kardashians. It feels like new ones keep popping up with no end in sight, and the average guy has no idea how</b> …

The Beautifully Intuitive Case

The man behind the design of the iPhone and super genius, Jony Ive is known to believe that – There is beauty when something works and it works …

Is Your Open Office Actually A Twisted Experiment? It Happened To These Workers

From a zen garden to a pet rabbit, at first, no silly luxury was spared for a co-working space set up by two Dutch designers. But soon, things started suspiciously changing, until the office was something out of 1984.<p>What part of your office makes you feel like you’re being experimented on? Let us …

Lousy Non-Industrial-Designers Eating Our ID Lunch. To Hell With Your Affordable, Cleverly-Designed Standing Desk

David Yamnitsky and Isabella Tromba are grad students at MIT, with degrees and degrees-to-be in the unchallenging, trifling fields of Cryptography, …

Standing Desks

Self-Driving Cars Will Transform Cities, But Could They Make Things Worse?

For those dreaming of a world filled with self-driving cars, the future looks great — but it may not be great enough.<p>The biggest shift that may result from self-driving cars is an end to widespread auto ownership, with taxis taking their place. The idea is that a driver's wages are what make taxis …