Tim Lopez

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10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

6 One-Pot Comfort Food Recipes by David Tanis

One big pot for one big night. Bring all your friends together for a relaxed evening of refined comfort food, with recipes from celebrated chef and author David Tanis.

The Downsides of Being a Dad

Your stress levels will spike. Your career prospects might suffer. You'll get sicker, busier, and possibly even lonelier than ever. But, hey: anything for our kids, right?<p><i>"</i><i>All of them told us their stories, and behind each of these stories looms the shadow of that formidable father, a stern,</i> …

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The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of technologies might be “out there,” but they show off key …

'Titanfall' Is The Most Addictive Game Ever

Here's why<p>On March 11, Electronic Arts will release <i>Titanfall</i> (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC; $60), an online first-person shooter that promises to reinvent shooting-your-friends-in-the-face technology. Developed by Respawn Entertainment, it comes with a notable pedigree. Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella …

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Superhero Bits: Ant-Man, Fantastic Four, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Preacher – /Film

How is <b>Robert Downey Jr.</b> training for <b>Avengers: Age of Ultron</b>? Want to see some new images from <b>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</b>? How long is <b>Rhino</b> in the film …

How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

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Gorgeous Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Skiing

As a devotee of winter sports, both as a lifelong practitioner and an Olympic spectator, and lover of vintage graphic design, especially mid-century travel posters, I was delighted to chance upon <b>The Art of Skiing: Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Winter Sport</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a remarkable …

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Have you considered copper penny tiles for your next project?

<i>The fate of the American One Cent piece is yet to be determined. Will we follow Canada's lead, discontinuing the faithful penny? Well, keep saving</i> …

diy project: vintage suitcase charging station

I love repurposed vintage, especially when it’s combined with new technology. The sleek, monochromatic look of contemporary gadgets meshes perfectly …

How to: Make an Easy DIY Wood Slice Serving Board

Sometimes, the best DIY projects are also the simplest. This rustic cheese board takes less than an hour to whip up, and costs less than $10.00 in …

Decked Out: 6 Simple Backyard Upgrades

Transforming your backyard deck from dull to dreamy is easier—and less expensive—than you might think. Here are six add-on details that can enhance the overall look and usefulness of virtually any new or existing deck.<p>Transforming your backyard deck from dull to dreamy is easier—and less …

DIY Fire Pit

Enjoy a crackling wood fire in your own backyard. Learn how to build a DIY fire pit<p>Doug Montzka, of Montkza Concrete & Masonry in St. Paul, Minn., …

Hidden Bookcase Doors to Secret Lair

DIY Sandblasting Cabinet and Etching Glass<p>Friendship Clock Build<p>Shiplap Wood Sign<p>PVC Class<p>Niiice! This is one of the simpler secret door/room …

One Ingredient, Many Ways: Basil

Credit: Helen Rosner<p>SWEET<p><b>Basil Gelato</b><br>Sweets like a creamy gelato bring out basil's floral notes.<p><b>Food 52: Wild Berry Basil Panna Cotta</b><br>This creamy, …

A World Map of Flavors – 36 Regions, 36 Herb and Spice Combinations

Inspired by The 4-Hour Chef, the friendly folks over at the startup Maptia (launching soon) have created this fun typographic map of flavors from …

These 10 Spices Will Instantly Make You A Better Cook

If your spice cabinet is made up of nothing more than salt, garlic powder and onion flakes, you need to read this.<p>For all of you out there who think you just can't cook, we have something to tell you: yes, you can. Julia Child wasn't lying when she said anyone can cook. She may have been talking …

xoFood: 5 Spices I'm Obsessed With, and Why

I'm a bit obsessed with spices. It could be because vegan food is stereotypically bland, and I'm hyper-concious about this stigma. Or it could be because many spices have amazing health benefits, and sprinkling them into things seems like a simple source for preventative medicine. Health care for …

Spice Spice Baby: 17 Ways to Organize Your Spices

You like your meatballs a-spicy. Your lamb kebabs? Seasoned with skill. And you wouldn’t think of putting a bland salad anywhere near your dinner guests. Forget being a spice cadet. You’re a lieutenant of tang. And with your spice selection working so hard, it deserves a proper home that’s prettier …

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A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

Simplest digital instrument turns touch into sound

In Memoriam Tribute from the 86th Academy Awards

The dangerous, beautiful life of a Lego minifig photographer

Original Legend of Zelda, Now in 3D

When I first saw <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> for the NES, it seemed unbelievably <i>big</i>—an immersive world of mazes, mysteries, and wooden swords. Of course, that …