Taze Jessee

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The Problem With Rebuilding Detroit

Ford's rumored purchase of vacant Michigan Central Station raises the potentially ugly tradeoff between private cash and public benefit.<p>For the past three decades, Michigan Central Station has stood vacant, an obligatory stop on the ruin-porn tour of Detroit. In recent years the beaux-arts …

This SimCity-Like Tool Lets Urban Planners See The Potential Impact Of Their Ideas

UrbanFootprint makes it easy to run simulations to see how a new plan might change traffic and commute times, the ability of kids to walk to school, access to jobs, energy use, the local economy, health, and carbon emissions.<p>When a state senator in California proposed a bill that would require …

Urban Design

This Is the Most Popular Sweet Potato Recipe on Pinterest

It was sometime last year that I became deeply enamored of sweet potatoes. I don't do anything particularly special with them or anything — I simply …

Here's the salary needed to afford a home in Houston

We know how many hours it takes to pay the rent in Houston, but what sort of salary do you need if you want to buy a house? SmartAsset has the answer …

Real Estate

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

How orgasmic meditation is changing male attitudes to sex

Orgasmic meditation is a slightly out there, slightly taboo, and very feminine-focussed practice which is growing in popularity in Britain. Here's …

Where to Find Great Chinese Food in Austin

Dumplings, roasted duck, mapo tofu, and more<p>Austin's Chinese scene might not be as robust as the city's more well-known cuisines (hello, barbecue and tacos). Despite that, the regional cuisine has grown stronger in the past few years. It’s easy to find noodles, dumplings, mapo tofu, Americanized …

Texas

These 6 Cities Are Smarter Than Portland About Housing

In Portland, housing costs are like the weather: Everybody complains, but nobody does anything about it.<p>Nearly a year ago, Mayor Ted Wheeler and City …

7 Surprising Shelving Ideas For the Creative Organizer

These unusual examples of unique shelving treatments prove that you can successfully marry functional storage with artful design.<p>While most people see furniture as the strongest way to express style, interests, and aesthetics in a space, it's often what you put on the walls—shelving and the objects …

7 Top Books That Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Apple CEO Tim Cook Think You Should Read

Are these on your wish list?<p>There's no question, if you want to get ahead, you must read as many books as you can. As I've written before, Bill Gates reads about 50 books per year and Mark Zuckerberg about 24. But the undisputed king of reading remains Warren Buffett, who spends 80 percent of his …

Tim Cook

​2 Deadlift Variations That Are Safer For Your Back

They'll still light up your glutes and hamstrings—in a good way<p>Deadlifts can be tough to learn and even tougher on the lower back. That's why I recommend single-leg deadlift (or hip hinge) variations for most people, especially if you're over 30. They unload the spine, improve core strength and hip …

The New Gravel Backyard: 10 Inspiring Landscape Designs

We’ve pondered over our neglected backyard for three years now. In other words, our garden deserves more than a weed-filled lawn and a few patches of …

How Self-Driving Cars Are Ushering in the Third Industrial Revolution

In VICE's latest feature-length documentary, 'The Third Industrial Revolution: A Story for Our Human Family,' social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin explains why we must rethink productivity in order to survive.<p><i>On Monday, January 9, VICE joined city officials, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the</i> …

Commercial Buildings Turned Into Homes

Architect David Hill, his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children (from left: Wade, eight, Luke, six, and Breyton,...<p>In the kitchen, the continuous kitchen worktop and table are made of marble from Caledonia Marble.<p>When Jean-Guy Chabauty and Chris Barrie of Atelier Moderno began tackling the …

I've become much less stressed thanks to a simple lesson from a meditation app loved by Wall Streeters and Olympic athletes

For the past eight months, I've been using the guided-meditation app Headspace every day, and it's had a noticeably positive effect on my mood.<p>I first heard about Headspace late last year on Tim Ferriss' podcast. Its proponents include Wall Streeters, Olympic athletes, and celebrity executives like …

Is This Sustainable Village The Future Of Retirement?

Serenbe, a planned sustainable community, is a new village designed to help its residents gracefully age in place.<p>Fifteen years into an unplanned second career as a real-estate developer, Steve Nygren has timed his latest project perfectly. Nygren is the cofounder and developer of Serenbe, a …

Ruin porn: the art world’s awkward obsession with abandoned Soviet architecture

Deserted fairgrounds, disused factories and forgotten military bases may look cool, but are we fetishising the remnants of such a cruel …

How To Get a Cool Vintage Industrial Style Look

This spacious and comfortable house is filled with family treasures, vintage finds and a very cute dog. Justin's East Austin home is a great example …

Hear George Carlin Routine Deemed Too Dark for Release

A never-before-released George Carlin bit, recorded the day before 9/11, found the observational comic casually joking about mass fatalities. The …

Comedy

15 exercises to develop the best glutes in the gym

Glutes are king as far as the hierarchy of your muscles is concerned. “For athletic performance, overall lower body power, strength, speed, and …

Seven Myths of Meditation

Despite the growing popularity of meditation, prevailing misconceptions about the practice are a barrier that prevents many people from trying …

Meditation

Best Rain Shower Heads for Modern Eco Friendly Bathrooms

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Scientists Ponder an Evolutionary Mystery: The Female Orgasm

An eye is for seeing, a nose is for smelling. Many aspects of the human body have obvious purposes.<p>But some defy easy explanation. For biologists, few phenomena are as mysterious as the female orgasm.<p>While orgasms have an important role in a woman’s intimate relationships, the evolutionary roots of …

12 design studios that architects have created for themselves

Dezeen recently moved into a new London office designed by architect Pernilla Ohrstedt, sparking a discussion among readers about what makes a good …

Architecture

Why Austrians Are Taking Their Wackiest Architect Seriously After His Death

Behind the almost child-like designs, Friedensreich Hundertwasser wanted to recover the “dignity of man” which had “been violated in our unnatural and hostile urban grid system.”<p>Friedensreich Hundertwasser gave speeches in the nude. His buildings, towers, and fountains—scattered throughout Europe …

An Italian Architect's Wild American Dream

Renzo Picasso wanted to build seven-layer "superstreets" through American cities.<p>Renzo Picasso shared his last name with legendary Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and his first name with another, more well-known Italian architect: Renzo Piano.<p>But Renzo Giovanni Battista Picasso<b>,</b> born in 1880 in Genoa, …

So That's How the Inside of the Millennium Falcon Is Laid Out

I’m probably not alone in saying I was always curious what else was in the Millennium Falcon. We saw the cockpit, the large hangout area, some …

Viking's Choice: Mizmor, 'v. Bask In The Lingering'

Zdzisław Beksiński, a Polish artist who was brutally murdered in 2005, surreally captured the darkness of humanity with hellish landscapes and nightmarish figures. His work adorns the cover of Mizmor's second album, <i>Yodh</i>: Two grim creatures float over a fading grey horizon, one with mouth agape, as …