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An 860-Square-Foot Tiny Home Becomes a Summer Haven For a Family of Five

Nestled near Lake Michigan, a family finds peace and relaxation in the form of an off-grid tiny home.<p>Designer Jorie Burns never forgot her childhood summers in Michigan. Although it's been years since those particular long days—and she now has three kids of her own—Jorie always planned to return to …

Lake Michigan

Crush Every Leg of a Triathlon With This Training Plan

How to Train For the Triathlon Swim<p>Mike Sudal<p>You're probably terrified of navigating open water, drifting off course, or getting kicked in the face by another competitor. And those things might very well happen if you simply throw fitness at the event. But the experts will tell you that a …

Swimming

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

Best Outdoor Furniture for Small Patios and Balconies

Maximize your outdoor time with minimal space.

Greg’s Super Ultra Mega Hyper Light PCT Gear List

The title says it all. It is time for the ever-anticipated post where I gloat over my far lighter and superior gear choices and make you question …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

Paris is a city that a lot of tourists do wrong—here’s how to get it right

There is perhaps no city more idealized, and more written about, than Paris. And yet, for tourists and travelers embarking on their first visit, there is also no city that’s easier to get wrong.<p>The Louvre, Ladurée, Champ de Mars, the Eiffel Tower—newcomers are often torn between all the sights to …

France

Life-Changing Lessons in How to Pack Right for Travel

I feel bad for most people I see in airports. Not only are they carrying larger, heavier bags than I am (or, gasp, <i>checking</i> luggage), but they’re lugging all that extra weight just to bring along clothing and other stuff that’s making them less comfortable. These lessons from the outdoors world will …

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Travel

5 Brilliant Small Space Solutions Inspired by Tiny Homes

Whether you have a small home because you've voluntarily decided to live with less, or because the astronomical rent in your city made the choice for …

Top 20 family summer holidays in Europe

<b>Campervanning,</b> <b>Portugal</b><p><b>Van hire</b> €1,302<b><br>Best for ages</b> 10+<b><br>Type of trip</b> Adventure<br>Road trips always make great adventures, especially with the novelty of sleeping in a campervan and the excitement of plotting a route on the map. The coast of Portugal, from Porto down to Lisbon, makes an ideal route, …

European Travel

The Best Beaches in Mexico You've Never Heard Of

Winter’s got us firmly clutched in her icy death grip with no relief in sight, and flying south to kick back on a beach in Mexico sounds pretty dang …

Mexico

The Genius Small Bedroom Trick That Works for Kids & Adults

Although children may not take up much space with their physical persons, they sure do have a lot of stuff. So storage is a primary consideration …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

How Design Thinking Influences Business Building | Inc.com

Design thinking has evolved as an extremely effective method to not only identify and address customer challenges, but to really impact the overall design of your business. At its core, the methodology focuses on solving complex problems, and when effectively applied to business it can dramatically …

Design

The Four Best Paint Colors For Bedrooms

As a child, decorating our bedrooms was usually a source of enjoyment and creativity. It was the only place where we could reflect our inner selves …

The Smartest Way to Add More Storage to Any Kitchen

(Image credit: The House Diaries)<p>Even the most organized among us — and even those of us who may be lucky enough to have a big kitchen — can always …

Planning a Kitchen Upgrade? Secrets to the Perfect Island

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and the island is the heart of the kitchen. If you're thinking about adding an island to your existing kitchen, …

The best mountain bike pedals

The performance of your mountain bike is only as powerful as your pedals. There are three points of contact between your body and your bike but where …

Blade Runner

Eight Head-to-Toe Looks for Mountain Biking Ladies

<i>E</i>ach year at Interbike, the largest bicycle trade show in North America, we get a fun opportunity to see a lot of new women's apparel from various …

10 Triathlon Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

You've trained and trained. Now don't blow it on race day by making one of these dumb mistakes.<p>We’ve all see that guy starting the run leg of his first triathlon. As he exits transition, he strides purposely forward, wearing both his game face and his bike helmet.<p>Stupid mistakes happen. …

Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together

The ideas of Agile are great. It’s the way it has been codified into rituals and certifications, and rolled out mindlessly that misses the point.When …

Before & After: From Cherry Wood Beast to Absolute Beauty

This unremarkable "cherry wood cave with black plastic counter tops" in the suburbs of Chicago was transformed into a dreamy kitchen, full of …

10 residential spaces designed for reading books

Influenced by Sam Jacob's micro cabin for MINI, we've rounded up homes that contain libraries for this week's Pinterest roundup. Examples range from …

10 Flawless Ways to Lay Out a Living Room

Our living rooms wear a lot of hats: we watch TV, entertain friends, have conversations and spend time reading in them. Sometimes they double as home …

Remodeling 101: Steel Window and Door Fabricators

We feature steel windows and doors so frequently on Remodelista that we shouldn’t be surprised at the number of sourcing requests we receive about …

Home Improvement

The best men's hiking boots you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Steven John/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>When I was sixteen years old, I travelled to Spain with a group of high school students to …

You're Only 7 Rooms Away From Identifying Your Home Décor Style—Here’s How

Tell us your home décor style in three words—a simple question that few people are able to answer with accuracy. While we all might enjoy a little …

Home Decorating

A Living Room Area Designed For Conversation

<b>Name:</b> Ariel and Ruby the dog <b><br>Location:</b> Simsbury, Connecticut <b><br>The basics:</b> 5 months, owned — 1,200 square feet<p>Sometimes what you've been looking for has …

4 Main Causes Of Clutter In Your Home, Plus Genius Ways To Eliminate Them

Minimalist pros offer tips on how to feel more at peace and ditch the oppressive weight of "stuff."<p>If you're getting ready to tackle a room of your …