Jay Lowder

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When the Road's Your Office, This Is the Gear You Need

The office worker tethered to a landline and desktop is giving way to new breed of desk jockey—someone who works on the road at co-working spaces in adventure towns across the country or halfway around the world. For those who’ve been de-cubicled, we’ve rounded up the essentials to make your mobile …

How to Get Your iPhone Battery Replaced

A week ago, after fielding complaints about its decision to intentionally slow some iPhone models with worn-out batteries, Apple cut its battery …

How to Keep Your Devices From Joining a Zombie Botnet Army

Last Friday's massive cyberattack, which disrupted access to dozens of popular websites, probably wasn't carried out by internet-connected devices in …

Come November: 5 Books to Understand the Modern World

It’s summer, which means beach books, blockbuster movies, and putting our brains in airplane mode for three months, right? Maybe so, but remember, fall will be here sooner than we’d like, and with it an election that promises to be historic regardless who is victorious at the ballot box. Now that …

Why Would Anyone Hike the Pacific Crest Trail?

“Why are you hiking the Pacific Crest Trail?” was a question I got asked a lot leading up to my departure on April 19, 2016 from the trail’s southern end in Campo, California, right by the Mexican border. But, since starting the trail, fewer people ask.<p>For the estimated 2,500 people departing from …

Traveling the World—and Raising Two Kids—in a 2003 Land Rover Defender

Photo: Graeme and Luisa Bell<p>Many of us dream about buying a Land Rover and seeing the world. Graeme and Luisa Bell, along with their two kids, Keelan, 16, and Jessica, 11, actually did it. Since 2009, the family, originally from South Africa, has driven more than 100,000 miles in their 2003 Land …

Building Out a Bitchin’ Sprinter Van

Cy Sutton has had his hands in so many cool things, it was probably only a matter of time until he turned his creative energies to pimping out a …

Small-Space Living: A Low-Cost Cabin Kitchen for a Family of Five

When designer/blogger Carmella Rayone McCafferty’s family of five left Port St. Lucie, Florida, for rural Wyoming three years ago, they needed to …

The Tragedy of the American Military

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win.<p>In mid-September, while President Obama was fending …

Clug Bike Rack

We are suckers for a simple functional design, and we love CLUG, the perfect way to hold your bike. The tiny minimal clip is the cheapest, easiest to …

This 18-Month DIY Kitchen Makeover Will Make You Jealous

Black and white, who knew we could love you even more?<p>Black and white, who knew we could love you even more? Wait until you see how the classic combination works wonders...

Living Rooms

8 Things You Should Actually Be Afraid Of

Forget freaking out over football—there are more important things to worry about<p>You worry your favorite team will crap the bed on Sunday, or that you’ll never meet your dream girl. But if you think about it, those are pretty silly things to stress about: Only one team ends up on top every year, and …

What’s Worse Than Ebola in West Africa? Almost Everything

Ebola’s getting the world’s attention right now, but long-standing programs against diseases like malaria and HIV/AIDS are being neglected and …

Make The Most Of Your Open Floor Plan With Ikea Room Dividers

Whether you want to gain some privacy for your living room work station, to separate the seating area from the bedroom or to put a wall between the …

The Ivy League, Mental Illness, and the Meaning of Life

William Deresiewicz explains how an elite education can lead to a cycle of grandiosity and depression.<p>The former Yale English professor William Deresiewicz stirred up quite a storm earlier this month with his <i>New Republic</i> essay “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League”—a damning critique of the …

The Future of College?

A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent higher education by stripping it down to its essence, eliminating lectures and tenure along with football games, ivy-covered buildings, and research libraries. What if he's right?<p>On a Friday morning in April, I strapped on a headset, leaned into a …

The Law-School Scam

For-profit law schools are a capitalist dream of privatized profits and socialized losses. But for their debt-saddled, no-job-prospect graduates, they can be a nightmare.<p>David Frakt isn’t easily intimidated by public-speaking assignments. A lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve and a defense …

10 Most Popular Kitchen Countertops

<b>Kitchens</b> are a critical part of a home, both in living in a home and selling/buying. What is more, the design of the <b>kitchen countertops</b> plays a huge …

Why Do Other Rich Nations Spend So Much Less on Healthcare?

The U.S. delivers roughly three times as many mammograms, two-and-a-half times as many MRI scans, and a third more C-sections per capita than the average OECD country.<p>Despite the news last week that America's healthcare spending will not be rising at the sky-high rate that was once predicted, the …

Rehab Diary: LA Living, Venice Style

Drawn to the industrial loft look but concerned it might be too rough and open for you? See how LA’s Simo Design helped their client remodel an …

25 Rooms Transformed Beyond Belief

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

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Why Smart People Are Dumb Patients

Anti-vaxxers, cancer treatment rejecters, herbal remedy enthusiasts—why do otherwise brilliant minds ignore science and reject modern medicine?<p>People …

Sliding Door Made from Old Pallets

Who doesn’t love turning trash into treasure?<p>Pallets are typically found in warehouses for the compact-support and easy transport of goods. Anyone can pick up pallets possibly for free or less than a dollar. A family from Malaysia had the idea of connecting two pallets to create an interior sliding …

15 Uses For Pipe Shelving Around The House

Pipe shelves are great if you want to add an industrial-chic touch to your home. They are very versatile and can be used in any room. There are tons …

Easy DIY Patio Furniture Projects You Should Already Start Planning

Before starting your own <b>DIY patio furniture projects</b>, there are a few things you should consider. First of all, don’t let yourself get overwhelmed by …

Revolution Road: A Ground-Breaking Kitchen in London

The National Trust has yet to come calling, but we wouldn’t be surprised if someday Alastair Hendy’s kitchen is declared a landmark. Located in the …