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This Is What It’s Like To Wear Smart Spandex During A Workout

By building EMG sensors into compression gear, Athos wants to put a high-tech fitness lab in your pocket.<p>“Before you go change, just remember one thing,” says Athos cofounder Dhananja “DJ” Jayalath, handing me a pair of used spandex shorts. “All the sensors have to touch your skin.”<p>We’re inside a …

The 30 Ultimate Rules of Air Travel

Check in early. Stay hydrated. Bring hand sanitizer. Consolidate credit card and hotel points. Thanks, Condé Nast or <i>USA Today</i>; should I be taking notes? The only thing missing are the words "life hack."<p>Simply put, there's nothing glamorous or exciting about commercial air travel, especially …

Articles about 8-modern-chandeliers on Dwell.com - Dwell

At ICFF last month, jGoodDesign debuted several new products from their collection of hand-blown glass lighting.<p>Jaime Hayon's new vessel for Fritz Hansen reimagines an ancient flower-arranging technique.<p>A Denver family lives in a Victorian home built in 1890, with its classical charm and …

Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck to Release Debut Album

The family that picks together sticks together.<p>Related<p>PHOTOS: 17 Country Songs That Would Make Great Movies<p>From Billie Joe to Jolene, country's …

Performing Arts

Coca-Cola takes a big gulp of Monster

Coca-Cola is getting an extra-big dose of caffeine.<p>The company announced Thursday it is buying a 17% stake in Monster, the energy drink company, and that the two will swap ownership of some brands.<p>The $2.15 billion deal will allow each company to focus on its core strengths.<p>For example, Coca-Cola …

Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup

Samsung is making a big push into being the center of the smart home today with its acquisition of SmartThings, which allows people to sync up their connected gadgets onto a single smartphone app and hardware hub.<p>The company isn’t releasing the acquisition price, but TechCrunch reported a $200 …

Tesla Goes Big, Not Home

Last week Elon Musk, the iconoclastic CEO of Tesla Motors declared that Tesla would effectively allow any competitor to use its patents portfolio. Shortly after, BMW and Nissan announced that they wanted to cooperate with Tesla on technology and standards. Between them, these three carmakers own …

Pictures of the Week 1.24.14

Star-Studded Timelapse Video From Chile’s High-Desert

<b>When stargazers dream of the ultimate destination for looking up at the heavens, the high-altitude Atacama Desert in northern Chile likely stands at the top of the list.</b><p>Nature videographer Nicholas Buer recently shot this stunning film, taken over 12 days while he camped out in the San Pedro de …

Roy Finamore's Broccoli Cooked Forever Recipe on Food52

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Articles about 8 light filled rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan …

Toyota and Jaguar lead charge to six-year high

UK car manufacturing hit a six-year high in 2013, driven by sharp increases in production at Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota and despite a fall in the number of cars built in December. Car production rose 3.1% last year to 1.51m vehicles – the highest level since 2007 – driven by strong domestic …

This Video Of Stormtroopers Twerking Is Going Totally Viral

Like Darth Vader said, "The Empire has a legion of loyal soldiers that are in endless supply."<p>They've also got killer dance moves.<p>There's an incredible music video of "Star Wars" Stormtroopers twerking in the streets — an impressive feat considering those stifling suits — that's going viral on …

7 Reasons You Won't Ever Be Successful

Dear Business Owner,<p>I’m sorry I have to be the one to tell you.<p>It would have been better coming from one of your close friends, but since they didn’t do it, I guess it falls on me.<p>You see, you have a number of nasty habits that are keeping you from being the successful business owner you always …

How To Make Your Clothes Last Longer

But if you take those bargain finds home and neglect to treat them with care, you'll likely have to replace them again in no time flat. However, if you properly care for your clothes, they'll last longer, and that'll save you even more money in the long run.<p>Taking care of your clothes can give them …

Photog Captures the Elegant Movements of Dancers in Stunning Long Exposure Series

Former ballet dancer and professional photographer Jesús Chapa-Malacara has two great passions in life: yep, you guessed right, they’re dance and …

December car sales: Time to reassess 2014

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …

Our Most Anticipated Movies of 2014

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>With 2013's movies all released (at least in the major markets—sorry, Real America, you'll have to …

top 10 countries

These 10 countries are destined for an epic year, whether they’re hosting festivals, cutting the ribbon on new attractions or simply raising their game for travellers. Feast your eyes on 2014's most unmissable destinations.<p>1. Brazil<p><b>All eyes on the pitch for 2014’s World Cup</b><p>A game of beach football …

Cellphone, Destroyer of Relationships

Seth and Patrice had a rule, common these days among families: No cellphone-checking at the dinner table. The idea, of course, was to fill the hour …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Bra Politics

Recently, I worked with a client who didn't own a bra. OK, to be fair, she owned several soft, relatively shapeless sports bras, none of which gave her breasts any support or shape. Her goal for the consult was to look more polished and professional, and when I saw how her clothes looked minus …

How Tesla batteries are powering an energy revolution

Those Tesla Motors lithium-ion battery packs aren’t just powering electric luxury sports sedans for the 1% any more.<p>They’ve started appearing in a small number of California homes to store electricity generated by rooftop solar panels, and beginning today SolarCity, the Silicon Valley solar …

The ALEC Documents Exposed

<i>The Guardian</i> -- which, of course, we should all ignore because people don't like Glenn Greenwald and will not have him over for dinner any time soon -- has gotten its hands on a whole trove of documents from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and is doing god's work with them. The …

Your Occasional Pope

(Optional Video AccompanimentTo This Post)<p><b>The returns are in</b>. He is now the most interesting pope ever.<p><i>Although the pope admitted to his bouncer background, he said it was his later work as a literature and psychology teacher that gave him the key to drawing people back into the church, according</i> …

The Music You Need to Hear This Week

The National, Hanukkah twerking, and more<p>Song of the Week:<p><b>Chris Goss & the Forest Rangers</b><p>"Sitting on Top of the World"<p><i>Songs of Anarchy Vol. 3</i><p>First, if you've never heard Masters of Reality's 1989 self-titled debut — a set literally a quarter-century ahead of its time — stop here and come back in 45 …

The Beer Tree I'd Like for Christmas

Thy bottles are e'ry day changing<p><b>Do you see</b> this incredible thing?! It's filled with beers, one new one from one new brewery for every damn day until Christmas. Here's why Reddit user Yssej is a genius for making it, and why our own significant others should take note:<p><b>1.</b> It's a daily (and …

Things In Politico That Make Me Want To Guzzle Antifreeze, Part The Infinity

<i>Tiger Beat On The Potomac --</i> beset at the moment by allegationsthat one of its Founding Geniuses has been for lease by the hour, and also beset by extraordinarily lame alibis for same by the other Founding Genius -- has decided to go all counterintuituveon the topic of its most recent mancrush, …