Stephen Richmond

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Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

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The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

These images show just how differently cats and humans see the world

Cats and humans have very different perspectives on the world, both literally and figuratively. Indeed, as these visualizations beautifully …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

Three Modern Travel Writing Classics

While I’ve met a few modern-day nomads in my travels, most of us can’t be on the road all the time. So how can we keep our wanderlust satiated in those stretches between journeys? We can escape into a really good book that brings a far-off place to us.<p>Here are three extraordinary travel narratives …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Artistic Mom Turns Meals into Masterpieces

When Lee Samantha was pregnant with her second child, she began making food art in an effort to encourage her elder daughter to eat independently. If …

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Winding History<p>Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Heart-shaped boxes: The 10 greatest vans

Major cities will hit climate 'tipping point' by 2047, study shows

Climate change is poised to usher in "a new normal" where average annual temperatures are concerned — and that normal is going to be a hot one. That's according to new research published in this week's <i>Nature</i>, which warns that regions around the world will soon see temperature increases that have no …

The problem with education? Children aren't feral enough

What is the best way to knacker a child’s education? Force him or her to spend too long in the classroom. An overview of research into outdoor education by King’s College London found that children who spend time learning in natural environments “perform better in reading, mathematics, science and …

10 Jobs That Are Impossible To Explain To Your Parents

These 19 Insanely Successful College Dropouts Prove You Don't Need A Degree

College still pays off in the long run, but as tuition prices continue to climb, debt loads are higher than ever. And the first years out of school are extremely tough.<p>Some, like PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel, claim that college just isn't worth it in the age of startups. He's giving 20 bright …

Social Media Demographics: The Surprising Identity Of Each Major Social Network

We explained in a recent report why many brands and businesses need platform-focused social media strategies, rather than a diluted strategy that aims to be everywhere at once.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence, we break down the demographics of each major social media platform to help brands and …

Graphene: 'Super' material will be in your home sooner than you think - CNN.com

HIDE CAPTION<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Just under ten years ago, the Dutch-British physicist Andre Geim stumbled across a substance that would revolutionize the way we understand matter and win him and his colleague Kostya Novoselow the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics. It was graphene -- a one atom thin substance. …

Living on $5,000 a year, on purpose: Meet America's 'intentional poor'

<i>By Nona Willis Aronowitz, NBC News contributor</i><p>More than two decades ago, then-33-year-old Dan Price had a wife, two small children, a high-interest mortgage, and a stressful job as a photojournalist in Kentucky. He worried daily about money and the workaday grind.<p>“I told myself, ‘buck up and pay …

'12 Years a Slave' Is Best Picture Bait

It's officially Oscar season, and Peter Travers may have found his Best Picture candidate in <i>12 Years a</i> <i>Slave</i>. "Academy Award nominations up and down …

Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Your new go-to birthday cake, bake sale cake, dinner party cake, late night snack cake -- for when the fridge is at its barest and you need chocolate cake now.</i> …