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5 rad things architects built for their moms

The best kind of payback<p>We know architects can design some pretty awesome homes for themselves, but every so often, they also give back to the people who <i>really</i> gave them their starts: their mothers. Below, take a look at a handful of charming dwellings architects have designed for their moms, from …

This Secret Garden House in Singapore is full of elegant surprises

This home in Singapore is surely the envy of the neighborhood, with a protected garden and reflecting pool situated just so on a deeply pitched plot …

Architecture

Why You Should Be Using a Foam Roller — and Which One to Buy

Right up there with kettlebells and battle ropes, foam rollers are ubiquitous at gyms but nevertheless require a bit of explanation if you want to …

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee

<i>Here’s how to make cold brew coffee. All you need is the right ratio of coffee grounds to water and a little patience. This homemade version works in</i> …

Scrambled Egg Curry

From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2016<p>This mildly spiced Indian scrambled egg recipe makes a great light lunch or light dinner. Tuck the …

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DIY Bee Hotel for a Better Garden - Genius!

Flowers can be finicky—and sometimes, more watering and sunlight don't do the trick. For a healthier garden this season (and the next!), make this …

16 Tips to Start Habits You Want and Stop Ones You Don't

You know successful habits create success. The challenge is doing them. Here are tips from someone who hasn't missed his daily habits in over five years.<p>In January 2011 I started writing on my blog daily. I haven't missed a day since, meaning over 2,200 posts. It's part of why I'm writing here.<p>In …

It’s Settled, This Is the Tastiest Trail Mix You’ll Ever Eat

Gorp or trail mix — whatever you call it, some variation of the nuts, fruits and oats mixture has been a mainstay in daypacks and thru-hiking packs …

Breakfast

‘Pornburger’, a Book for the Shamelessly Health-Unconscious

Yes, it’s as uncompromising as it sounds. The cookbook <i>Pornburger</i>, by chef, food stylist and self-professed “burger pervert” Mathew Ramsey, creator of …

Sous-vide Cooking

How to Make the Only Steak Sauce You’ll Ever Need

There’s something profound, maybe even a little magical, about a good steak sauce. And few places are as celebrated for its steak, and its sauce, as …

Recipes

This keyboard lets you search Google images without the need for a browser

For all those moments when text, punctuation <i>and</i> emoji aren’t enough for communicating, there’s now a keyboard with a built-in search feature that allows you to pull results directly from Google Images and paste them into your message.<p>Image Search Keyboard, available for free on iOS was developed by …

Apps

Opera brings free and unlimited VPN to iPhone and iPad

Paying for VPN services for your iPhone and iPad just became a thing of the past, thanks to Opera.<p>The company is today launching the first free and unlimited VPN for iOS, allowing you to browse the web anonymously, access content that’s blocked in your country, and more — without coughing up a …

How To Brew Coffee You'll Actually Want To Drink At Home

Kick that Starbucks habit for good.<p>Mmmmm, coffee. With its captivating aroma, health benefits and ability to make Mondays a bit more bearable, it's no wonder the average American drinks more than two a day. But with that caffeine buzz comes a pretty hefty price tag if you're not willing to make it …

This Smartphone Microscope Can Diagnose Diseases For $1 Per Patient

A team at the University of California Berkeley is developing a smartphone-based video microscope–the CellScope Loa–which can identify the telltale …

Medicine

The Food Lab: 15-Minute Ultra-Gooey Stovetop Mac and Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, which is apparently now a <i>New York Times</i> best-seller. Wow!<p>I hope you enjoy the excerpt (and the mac and cheese!), which …

Cooking

Bone conduction headphones let me ditch the boombox, but still cycle safely

Long bike rides are an easy way to burn calories without terrorizing your knees, but it helps to have some tunes to keep things fun. My rides usually take me through bustling urban streets and isolated stretches of waterfront, so pumping out a soundtrack using a Bluetooth speaker is usually a …

Articles about sliding shelves transform tiny home countless configurations on Dwell.com - Dwell

Madrid-based firm PKMN dreamed up this flexible concept for a client with a tiny home north of the city.<p>RE/MAX and Henry Ford College in Michigan are taking bids on this student-designed home from July 26-28, with all proceeds...<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>After a complete revamp, a …

Mad Men

Enter The Matrix! This iPad App Lets You “See” Wi-Fi Signals

A new exhibition by Richard Vijgen reveals the invisible architecture of radio waves, all around us.<p>The invisible world around us pulses with radio waves, an electromagnetic tide that washes over everything. If you could see it, everything around us would ripple with information, like dropping a …

Mirror your Android device on your Mac or PC with Vysor

There are plenty of ways to mirror your smartphone onto your desktop, but none are as apparently easy (or snappy) as this one. Vysor has been cooked-up by AllCast creator Koush as a seamless way to mirror your Android device's display onto a Windows, Linux or Mac computer. All you'll need to do is …

Slate-clad Fontanile Pool frames views of the Italian countryside from the garden of an old villa

Slate-covered walls frame this swimming pool created by architecture studio LAD in the grounds of an Italian villa, which offers swimmers views of …

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Living the high life

THERE is a fascinating story in <i>Rolling Stone</i> this month. It is the tale of Ben Schlappig, a professional air-mile collector. Mr Schlapping spends his …

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Lexdray London Garment Bag

The London Garment Bag is a versatile travel bag by Lexdray, that eliminates the hassle of fully unpacking. Essentially just unzip it, hang it up and …

Eye Candy: 10 Droolworthy Porches And Patios

I'm in the midst of outfitting my patio with furniture and accents, so I've been drooling over beautiful images of outdoor spaces. And although my …

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O’Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

Eva Solo Grill Basting Brush & Beaker

With the official start of summer just around the corner, it's the perfect time to get outside, scrape off the grill, and start cooking outdoors. But …