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The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors

“Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. <b>The Top Ten: Writers</b> …

The Right Way to Contour for Your Face Shape

The differences in these contouring maps will blow your mind.<p>Contouring and highlighting are like chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream: best together. First, let's review these makeup techniques before getting into the mind-blowing contouring maps that follow.<p><i>Contouring</i> is when you use a matte …

Makeup

Your Complete Guide to Makeup Brushes and How to Use Them

Perusing an aisle filled with makeup brushes can conjure up some very confusing feelings. Most of the brushes look so cool and are uniquely beautiful …

12 Makeup Brushes You Actually Need and Exactly How to Use Them

They come in different shapes and sizes for a reason!<p>Unless you're a trained makeup artist or have watched more than a few YouTube beauty tutorials in your spare time, makeup brushes can be a bit tricky to decode. Not only do they come in a wide range of sizes, but also different bristle shapes, …

10 Effortless 1-Min Beauty Hacks Your 50-Year Old Self Will Be Thankful For

<b>Time is running out</b><p>Don’t forget to apply sunblock or you’ll get wrinkles! Don’t rub your eyes or your eyelids will become droopy! Drink more water! …

Skin Care

10 Golden Rules You Should Live By When Combining Fonts: Tips From a Designer – Learn

<i>A photography instructor once told me that “You have to know the rules before you can break them.”</i><p>That’s the (simultaneously frustrating and freeing) …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Ireland’s land of fertile rock

In north County Clare, the pubs are lively, the music is rich – and the food? It’s delightfully delicious.<p>I'll admit, I was sceptical. Over the last decade or so, publications such as Food & Wine and the New York Times have expounded on Ireland's exciting new food scene, revelling in the capital’s …

Ireland

The Allure of an Ad-Free Internet

Software promises a better experience for readers, but at what cost?<p>Well, that happened fast. After 36 hours as the No. 1 paid app in the App store, the programmer Marco Arment is pulling his ad-blocker, Peace, from the market.<p>“Even though I’m ‘winning,’ I’ve enjoyed none of it,” Arment wrote in a …

Digital Advertising

Welcome to hell: Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook and the slow death of the web

So let's talk about ad blocking.<p>You might think the conversation about ad blocking is about the user experience of news, but what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley. And titanic battles between large companies with lots of money and power tend to have a lot of …

Digital Advertising

16 New Books to Read This September

September is all about fresh starts, and if you’re looking for life advice, this month’s book picks are full of it. Whether you want it with a dose of humor (Mindy Kaling), from someone who is living the dream (Elizabeth Gilbert) or from a fictional character who totally gets you, there’s at least …

Books

adidas Unveils "Spark in the Night" Third Kits for the 2015/16 Season

adidas unveils new third kits for some of its most popular clubs.<p>Today adidas unveiled brand new third kits for six of the most storied clubs in European football: Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus and AC Milan. Dubbed “Spark in the Night,” the new third kits act as a …

27 Art Destinations Around The World To Visit Before You Die

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Shelving Systems

The advantages to wall-mounted, modular shelving systems are myriad: They can be engineered to fit any space, and unlike built-ins, they can be …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

From our beginning in 1985 Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects (formerly Stelle Architects) have maintained a vision of high quality sustainable …

Discovering Tiffany Blue Paint in 20 Beautiful Ways

Everyone knows what a classic shade of Tiffany blue looks like. It evokes a sense of girlish charm and luxury. But it’s also quite versatile when …

Interior Design

Modern Apartment Situated on the 18th Floor of Moscow Skyscraper

Located on the 18th floor of an apartment building in Moscow, this contemporary home was envisioned by architect Alexandra Fyodorova. You probably …

Interior Design

Floating Villas Designed with Underwater Bedrooms to Sleep Among Fishes

For those wanting to live comfortably on the sea, BMT Asia Pacific has conceptualized a series of villas that will float like pontoons. Known as <i>SeaScape</i>, this project offers an alternative in luxury housing on the sea, to compete with the yachts that dominate the current market. The standalone …

Solar Panels

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

Articles about 8 space saving hacks small kitchens on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small-space decorating can be a challenge—few people know this better than Manhattanites.<p>Five ways to open up a space to give yourself some breathing room.<p>Designed specifically for compact living, Bosch's line of 24" appliances fits seamlessly into the modern kitchen and laundry room.<p>As we wrap up …

Small Spaces

Print Your Photos or Risk Losing Them to the Digital Dark Age, Internet Pioneer Warns

Want to make sure a photograph survives your lifetime? Print it out. That’s the warning Internet pioneer Vint Cerf gave at a talk recently, saying …

Scientists say all the world’s data can fit on a DNA hard drive the size of a teaspoon

Even though it’s looking increasingly likely that humanity will find a way to wipe itself off the face of the Earth, there’s a chance that our creative output may live on. Servers, hard drives, flash drives, and disks will degrade (as will our libraries of paper books, of course), but a group of …

Genetics

B-Tourist Gadget Finally Makes It Possible To Avoid Every Single Human On A Plane

It's a rare breed of human who gets chatty on a plane -- most of the time, we're so peeved by fellow passengers that all we can think of is finding a little space for ourselves.<p>Enter the B-tourist. This brilliant fabric band expands into its very own in-flight suite, lovingly encasing users in …

Sleep

How To Shop Lingerie: Your Definitive Guide (Seriously, This Is Everything You Need To Know)

If you think that what lies underneath doesn't matter, you are mistaken. Lingerie is having a stylish moment right now, and from the sexiest control …

Clothing

The Fanatic Feminist Who Created ‘Monopoly’

The famous boardgame has an equally famous origin myth—poor Depression dad creates game for family—but it turns out the truth is more tortured, and …

Board Games

Maria Sharapova nails dignified denial after new Serena Williams rout

Russian magnanimous and resigned after 17th successive defeat by American in the Australian Open final<p>It was raining on Maria Sharapova’s parade, as it has done for a decade, and on Melbourne, the scene of her latest public humiliation by Serena Williams. Yet, as she strode past into the wet and …

Serena Williams

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

Advertising

31 Of The Most Delicious Things You Can Do To Eggs

Eggcellent ideas, you guys.

Breakfast

Jordan: Trip of a Lifetime

Sometimes, the name on the map is only part of the story. In the case of Jordan, it is barely a fragment. True, this intriguing country has only been painted on to the global atlas since 1921, emerging as the Emirate of Transjordan in the wake of the First World War before achieving full …