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It's going to be a hot one - Niwa

Sticky, hot weather is on the cards this summer - which means more people will be flocking to the beach.<p>The National Institute of Water and …

The 'big dry': Soaring temperatures expected

Cromwell has hit its hottest spring temperature on record today, a sweltering 33.3 degrees, and the summer temperatures continue through the …

Weather

Slice of Heaven - Choices

It’s obvious that immigration has changed New Zealand in the past. But how will it change us in the future? In the final episode of Slice of Heaven, …

The real reason you can’t focus at work

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

DIY: 5 All-Natural Insect Traps and Deterrents You Can Make at Home

Summertime brings a wealth of fun to the world, doesn’t it? The days are long and warm, flowers perfume the air with their luscious scents, and …

Arduino Vs. Raspberry Pi: Which Is The Right DIY Platform For You?

If you’re at all familiar with do-it-yourself (DIY) electronics, you’ve probably heard about the comparable merits of Arduino and Raspberry Pi. You may have even, like I did, assumed they were competing hardware platforms solving similar problems.<p>Actually, Arduino and Raspberry Pi are quite …

Piketty nutzt Honoré de Balzac, um Renten und Erbschaften zu erklären

Pikettys Werk ist, gemessen an anderen ökonomischen Fachbüchern, leicht zu lesen. Es ist in kurze Kapitel gegliedert, die aufeinander aufbauen und …

Why The Digital Revolution Is Really Just Getting Started

Has digital technology really made us better off? While there are lots of impressive gadgets, the impact on our actual well-being is surprisingly mild. In fact, by many measures, we’ve become worse off since personal computing took hold.<p>Productivity growth since 1980 has been significantly lower …

On Ukraine, Obama's Munich Moment

Last Friday, Vladimir Putin called Barack Obama to discuss Ukraine, although what was said is different from what was heard. Analyzing the …

Barely Legal: 30 Nearly Pornographic Mainstream Films

Full-frontal nudity, steamy threesomes, one-for-the-money shots — these movies pushed the envelope and still played multiplexes<p>NOW PLAYING<p>Barely …

Helen Mirren

The 'Brain App' That's Better Than Spritz

We all have so much to read these days. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could read it <i>faster</i>? The possibility that this fond wish could actually be granted …

How To Make Friends Easily And Strengthen The Friendships You Have

<b>Friendship is a good thing. That’s hardly front-page news — but somehow we all forget how important it is.</b><p>We take friends for granted. As we raise …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Articles about 5 small and narrow modern houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dishwashers don’t seem to hold the same cache as some of the more lust-worthy kitchen appliances (looking at you, gas ranges).<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.<p>During this past week, I’ve stumbled upon quite a …

Yukon Territory

Articles about modern storage solutions 5 smart built ins and closets on Dwell.com - Dwell

We're throwing open the doors and shedding some light on 10 modern walk-in closets.<p>For a Toronto couple with a love of minimalist Japanese architecture, a sleek, storage-packed kitchen was the first priority in...<p>Dishwashers don’t seem to hold the same cache as some of the more lust-worthy kitchen …

Homemade

Articles about 6 small kitchens big style on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.<p>It doesn’t always take a full-scale renovation to make a classic kitchen feel more modern.<p>Performer Adam Kantor shares how transforming pieces by Resource Furniture allow him to live large, even in 350 square feet.<p>A …

New York Times

Flying Possum To The Rescue: A Smarter Tarp Saves Lives

How one small marsupial inspired an omnivorous designer’s glide into international disaster relief.<p>Greg McEvilly was watching news coverage of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 when he got the idea to design the Glider–a rainwater-catching tarp that mimics the sleek form of a sugar glider (a possum) …

12 Reasons to Stop Multitasking

We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner. In today's society, doing just one …

Time Management

3 Reasons Why Digital Detox Is So Enticing

<i>Guest author Sam Hailes is a freelance journalist from the UK.</i><p><i>“What does this button do?”</i> That was the cryptic yet clever final tweet from John Mayer in 2010 when he abandoned his 3.7 million followers.<p><i>5% off your food bill.</i> That was the offer that LA restaurant Eva gave to customers who …

Tiny Off-Grid Cabin in Maine is Completely Self-Sustaining

A project 30 years in the making, this tiny off-grid retreat on a coastal island in Maine is almost entirely self-sufficient. Designed and built by …

Off-grid

First-Time Dutch Home Buyers Can Build Their Own IbbN Flat-Packed Prefab Houses for Under $150k

First time home buyers in Nijmegen, The Netherlands now have the opportunity to build their very own affordable home. A program called 'Ik bouw …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The world got a little closer to the first floating city when the Seasteading Institute signed a memorandum of...<p>We all know how much havoc plastic …