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Articles about modern country on Dwell.com - Dwell

Eric and Melinda purchased a 10-acre plot of land in rural Yelm, Washington, with visions of a new home on the range.<p>Nestled in a rural hamlet in Virginia, this new farmhouse embraces its idyllic surroundings in a tight-knit community.<p>Tour an incredible country estate in Kent, England, that takes …

How to Win an Argument About Nutrition

I've personally stopped getting into arguments about nutrition online, because it is time consuming and frustrating.<p>But I know that a lot of people …

Your Quantified Self data would be a goldmine for scientific researchers – if only they had it

Health researchers are able to access and analyze your electronic health data, insurance claims and other kinds of traditional health information. …

What I learned using only Google products

Mobile technology is like language. You learn it best through total immersion.<p>As a former Windows and current Apple user, I wanted to understand the …

Flipboard for Travelers and Adventure Seekers (Even Just Armchair Ones)

Inside Flipboard / May 20, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

Beet Juice: How Much and When?

A new study explores the dose-response curve of the endurance booster.<p>Beet juice is the big endurance-boosting sensation of the past few years. But how much, exactly, do you need? How much does it help? When should you take it? And how long does it last? We've got questions, and a new paper in the</i> …

What You See in the Toilet Says Something About Your Health

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>When it comes to toileting habits, the topic is not exactly a favorite among Americans – at least for those above the age of four. …

How Can I Recover from My Half or Full Marathon?

Try this "reverse taper" to return to training refreshed and healthy.<p><i>I’m running my third half-marathon this spring and a marathon this fall. Do you have any tips for recovering after the races? Thanks, Breanne</i><p>Good luck in your races this season, Breanne. You are wise to think about recovery, as it …

11 Ways To Eat For More Energy

<i>By Amy O'Connor</i><p>When Health magazine asked what nutrition topic you need help with <i>right now</i>, the response was unanimous: eating for energy! You told us you feel run down and exhausted, and turn to sugar and/or caffeine to bolster flagging energy reserves.<p>Bad idea, says Dina Aronson, RD: "Fatigue …

How Cows Could Green the World's Deserts and Reverse Climate Change

March 5 2013 by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD in Climate change<p>Could millions of cows help save the environment? Yes, says Allan Savory, a grassland …

Lactate In, Lactate Out

A new study explores exactly what's happening at the famous threshold.<p>Berkeley physiologist George Brooks is the man we have to thank for our current understanding of lactate -- for the view that it's a valuable fuel for hard-working muscles rather than just a corrosive waste product. And his group …

Triathlon Training By Heart-rate

28th March 2013 1 Comment<p>How to train for triathlons with a heart-rate monitor to boost your endurance and speed.<p>Heart rate monitors can be your best …

Nine Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Swear Words

Four-letter words have been around since the days of our forebears—and their forebears, too. In <i>Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing</i>, a book out …

This article contains a link that some powerful companies don’t want you to see

First came the takedown notice. Then came the takedown notice for the takedown notice.<p>Not happy with making search engines such as Google stop showing links to websites that carry pirated content, several companies including Microsoft, Warner Bros, Sony Music, NBC and Fox have also been trying to …

Maine Man Arrested After 27 Years Without Human Contact

This is a headline in Maine's <i>Kennebec Journal</i> today: "'North Pond Hermit,' suspect in more than 1,000 Maine burglaries, captured." This is a human …

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Robot Sex Poll Reveals Americans' Attitudes About Robotic Lovers, Servants, Soldiers

A provocative new poll shows that Americans have little trouble imagining a future full of personal service robots -- at least when it comes to robots tasked with cleaning our homes, driving our cars, and even helping fight our wars.<p>But the HuffPost/YouGov poll shows that we're a bit squeamish …

Stanford researchers show how doctors’ notes can spot problem drugs

When it comes to identifying potentially adverse reactions to prescription drugs, you might think doctors would be on the front lines. After all, …

The Princess of Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Last month, a young opposition member of Malaysia’s Parliament, Nurul Izzah Anwar, was scheduled to speak at a university …

12 Free Children's Ebooks You Can Download Right Now

1. <i>Goodnight Goodnight Goodnight Baby Blue</i><p>2. <i>Search for the Pirate's Treasure</i><p>3. <i>Where Are the Dinos?</i><p>4. <i>Storybound</i><p>5. <i>Fergus at the Race</i><p>6. <i>Little Bad Wolf</i> …

Roger Ebert’s Final Cartoon Captions

When I found out late yesterday afternoon that Roger Ebert had passed away, I was saddened but not completely surprised. I knew he had been ill but I had a feeling that he was much sicker than he was letting on. Why? Because he hadn’t entered our most recent Cartoon Caption Contest, No. 375. Ebert …

Not Dying in Alaska: A Profile of the Kilcher Family

Eivin Kilcher doesn’t sit down much. He’s too busy doing the things you can only do in action mode. He’d rather teach his dog how to ride his horse, which he recently did. He’d rather set up a new bolted climbing route through the Kenai Mountains so that if he did sit for a moment, he’d have a …

What Airbnb learned from Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Airbnb cofounder and Chief Product Officer Joe Gebbia is one of a new crop of designer founders who have successfully morphed their design careers …

The Buffy Story: Facebook’s Long Road Home to an Android Phone

No, Facebook has not built its own smartphone. It’s done something potentially more disruptive: The company has developed software designed to let …

The Real Reason The Feds Can't Read Your iMessages

A DEA report obtained by CNet has revealed that law enforcement has been stumped by communications sent over Apple's encrypted iMessage system. It …