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Peek Inside This Cheerful 260-Square-Foot Home

This house will make you believe in love at first sight.<p>If there was an award for "Happiest Tiny House," then this home might take the prize. Though it clocks in at just 260-square-feet, this cottage's bright and colorful design exudes a cheery atmosphere from all corners.<p>Designed by Richardson …

Northern California

11 Questions That Will Make Your Child Happier

Are you naturally carefree and happy? If so, it's likely a mix of your genetics (identical twins reared apart are usually the same level of happy) and your personal choices about how to live your life. The field of positive psychology centers on the idea that people can make themselves happy just …

5 Studies to Fire Up Your Diet

Here's what you need to know...<p>Those who are overweight and see their condition as a disease are less likely to reverse it.<br>• A junk food diet is …

Why trees shed their leaves

Something to think about while raking.<p>In temperate forests across the Northern Hemisphere, trees shed their leaves during autumn as cold weather …

Experts Skeptical Of Lockheed Martin's 'Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough'

Ships, aircraft, and even entire cities may become fusion-powered a lot sooner than you might have imagined.<p>That's the word from aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, which announced Wednesday that a research team in its Skunk Works division has found a way to make a nuclear fusion reactor that's 10 …

Dog named 'Lazarus' survives euthanasia attempt

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — Animal control officer Wanda Snell knows what she saw: A veterinarian inserted a needle into the black-and-brown mutt and injected …

The big “middle class” rip-off: How a short sale taught me rich people’s ethics

<b>(Andy Dean Photography via Shutterstock)</b><p>So many of us are clueless about business and finance. Here’s why that’s just the way the investment class likes it<p>Edwin Lyngar<p>September 29, 2014 9:35pm (UTC)<p>“Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.” – Honoré de Balzac.<p>The closest I ever came to acting …

9 Quick Fixes For Annoying Renovation Problems

You may not be able to control the larger problems when making over your home, but these little annoyances are easily solved.<p><b>1. Problem:</b> That stubborn layer of wallpaper adhesive that won't come off your wall.<p><b>Fix:</b> You've spent hours peeling away wallpaper but there are still those few spots of glue …

Quit Turning Your Food Rules Up to 11

You're in the car. Let's say you're heading out on a road trip. You've got your snacks, you've got your dog, you've got your beaded seat cover. Now you just need music.<p>You pop in your favorite CD (why yes, I am stuck in 1997, thank you for asking!) and crank up the tunes. But, whoa! That is way too …

Coffee got its buzz by a different route than tea

Caffeine's buzz is so nice it evolved twice. The coffee genome has now been published, and it reveals that the coffee plant makes caffeine using a …

Coffee

Has Science Fully Explained Sunshine?

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

No Bake But Loads of Taste: 7 Twists on the Classic Icebox Cake

Swap out the traditional chocolate wafers for chocolate chip cookies that you build into a tall confection with a mixture of mascarpone and cream. If you're feeling extra daring, add a tablespoon of whiskey to the cream mixture to put this cake over the top.

Dessert

The Chemistry Behind Making the Best Jello Shots

Almost everyone I know has at least one Jello Shot story. Though most of these tales don’t have happy endings, the slurp-able alcoholic gelatinous …

Particles

The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …

Sixth-Grader's Science Project Catches Ecologists' Attention

<i>(July 24, 2014: See the editor's note at the bottom of this page for an explanation of the story's new headline.)</i><p>When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while …

Forget The Traditional Look – Modern Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

Need a little more curb appeal to make a statement with your home? Perhaps a manicured front yard can do the trick. Make an outstanding first …

Landscaping

Articles about 10 sun filled small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective (or...<p>This time …

Small Spaces

Table of Contents: Summer Bunkhouse

Got a tent? Well, how about a teepee? We can definitely help you with that. We’re ready to sleep outdoors anywhere there’s a breeze. Join us this …

12 Tips For Creating The Ultimate Homework Station

Creating a stylish and streamlined space for your kids.<p>Help kids concentrate on their homework by creating a stylish and streamlined space for all their studying needs.

Before & After: A Cottage Where Small Changes Make a Big Impact

My Happy Life In 160 Square Feet

Brittany Yunker dreamed big by thinking small, building her cozy Washington state abode from the ground up.<p>Brittany Yunker dreamed big by thinking small, building her cozy Washington state abode from the ground up.

Washington State

The Best Bookshelves Have This In Common

Give your bookshelves depth and glamour.<p>Deep blue, pale blue, denim blue...whatever the shade, it gives bookshelves depth and glamour. See the rooms that do it so right.

8 of the Coziest Nooks We've Ever Seen (and How to Recreate Them at Home)

Spaces to be snuggled into.<p>Even in the grandest houses, we're inevitably drawn to the smallest rooms: they're the coziest. In big rooms, guess where we head? To the coziest spots, the nooks and niches that are like rooms within rooms — their own intimate little worlds. Look around: There's bound to …

Outrageous Entries From The Beard & Moustache Championships

These days, beards are the international symbol of the hipster.<p>Growing in their kilometres, these wiry rugs of goodness hang off men (and some …

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Better Know a Plague: Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is in the news again, in part because you’re more likely to get the illness in the summertime. But what is it?<p>Lyme disease is caused by the bacterial spirochete <i>Borrelia burgdorferi</i>, which is related to the <i>Treponema pallidum</i> bacterium that causes syphilis. Most <i>B. burgdorferi</i> are …

'Browning' White Fat May Be New Way To Burn Calories, Scientists Say

What if you could trick your body into thinking you were racing on a treadmill—and burning off calories at a rapid clip—while simply walking down the street? Changing our rate of energy expenditure is still far into the future, but work in mice explores how this might happen. Two teams of …