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Donald Trump: A president swallowed by history

The US has tried and failed to create a capital for another state before. "Israeli" Jerusalem will be the next Saigon.<p>US President Donald Trump is a great impersonator. Not a day goes by without his desperate effort to masquerade as human. Surrounded by faux gold and fawning fools from his earliest …

Running is a Zen koan. To run fast, first run slow

Scientists studying the human body say we’re made to run. Our big toes, springy tendons and sweat glands reveal an evolutionary past when humans outran their prey, and rival carnivores, to secure protein for growing brains.<p>As modern humans, we are still drawn to running, even if most of us are …

Marathons

Your 'Gluten Sensitivity' Could Be Explained by Something Else Found in Wheat

Stop blaming the gluten.<p>If you're one of those people who don't have coeliac disease but still think gluten is causing your gut problems, scientists …

Holistic Medicine

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The end of air-conditioning? T3 Architecture Asia turns to bioclimatic architecture - CNN Style

Written by Kate Springer, CNN<p>Spend five minutes in humid Ho Chi Minh City and you'll probably be running for cover into the nearest air-conditioned refuge.<p>In the Vietnamese city-- and many developing subtropical countries across Asia, such as Indonesia and the Philippines -- air conditioning (AC) …

Ho Chi Minh City

Is This the Most Romantic Restaurant in the World?

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>There are few experiences more memorable (or romantic) than eating a delicious meal while …

Country Lifestyle

Circular garden walkway cuts straight through Japanese timber home

Serious gardeners love to have their green space as close to their home as possible, but one Japanese couple’s love for gardening has literally come …

This $24 head-up display has more features than the HUD in a $100,000 Mercedes

Head-up displays are some of the coolest new features in premium cars from the likes of Mercedes, BMW and Cadillac. Also known as a HUD, this …

Tech Trends

Academy embarrasses itself with 14 ‘La La Land’ nominations

“Titanic.” “All About Eve.” “La La Land”?<p>Proving yet again that Oscar voters are primarily interested in movies that celebrate the industry all Oscar …

California Orange and Olive Oil Cake

Baking with olive oil has been a way of life for Mediterranean cooks, and it is gaining steam in America now. In California, where olive oil is …

Recipes

Meet the Men Making the Most Beautiful Analog Audio Equipment

We’re a very niche-y little company,” admitted Blake Tovin, founder and creative director of Symbol Audio. At the company’s studio in Nyack, New …

Audiophile

Midcentury hilltop jewel box with lake views asks $800K

The Weston, CT home was designed by Edward Lloyd Flood<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Weston, Connecticut<p><b>Price:</b> $799,999<p>This all-white …

Sotheby's

A Big Gallery of Beautiful Scandinavian Style Living Rooms

It's no secret that we love the minimal elegance of Scandinavian style. The hallmarks of the look—white painted walls, pale woods, black accents, …

This $15 Apple Watch stand is clearly the best you can buy, end of discussion

It's called the W3 Stand from mobile accessories company, Elago.<p>Even if you don't own an Apple Watch, this would be a great gift for someone you know who has one. Hell, I'm getting one for my mother right now.<p>Check it out:

Smartwatches

8 Enviable Entryways That Prove You Don't Need a Coat Closet to Stay Organized

Between jackets, purses, mail and an ever-growing mountain of shoes, the entryway is a tough spot to keep under control—and less square footage …

Storage Ideas

Amazing Japanese Architecture That Makes Us Rethink Everything

Japan is the land of the unusual, quirky and revolutionary, a place where you pretty much expect anything, including extraordinary architecture that …

Amazing

Quest House

Located in the English countryside, the Quest House is a spectacular minimalist residence designed by Strom Architects. Built in a picturesque wooded …

Aston Martin

7 Ridiculously French Things You Have To Do At Least Once

Let’s be honest, we’ve all wished we were French at least once in our lives. From their carefree living to their effortless style, the French way of …

The Rev Dr Una Kroll obituary

Doctor, feminist, nun and campaigner who fought for the ordination of women<p>Una Kroll, who has died aged 91, was a doctor, a nun, a feminist campaigner with a prominent role in the movement for the ordination of women, an activist for peace and justice, counsellor to many, and to many others a …

A Scandinavian Design Strategy for Beating the Winter Blues

Typically, at this time of year when the holidays are over but there's still plenty of winter ahead, I start to resort to common coping mechanisms to …

Interior Design

The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

Architecture
Cabins

An Off-the-Grid Prefab that Combines Open Plan Living with Rugged Durability - Dwell

When you think of beach houses, this simple box, clad in vivid orange and red metal panels, probably isn’t what springs to mind. But then, the Tasman Peninsula, a remote region of Tasmania, itself a remote island that dangles 150 miles south of Australia, isn’t typical of the country’s beaches, …

Indigenous Peoples

Small Designer Homes on Odd Lots Offers New Model For Urban Development

A traditional gateway to homeownership, the starter homes of the past offered a simple, mass-produced route to owning property. But in challenging urban markets such as New Orleans, with rising housing prices and a lack of undeveloped land, simple, straightforward and affordable housing can be in …

Wooden Brick House / Jaro Krobot

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is built in Lučatín, a small village in central part of Slovakia. This fragile environment has …

Solar-powered Bush House exemplifies chic eco-friendly living in the Australian outback

If you’re a fan of glamping, you’ll love this eco-friendly passive home nestled in the Australian outback. Archterra Architects designed the Bush …

IKEA-Style Home Can Be Built in 4 Days Using Only a Screwdriver

French architecture firm Multipod Studio has come up with a revolutionary housing prototype – the PopUp House. This unique dwelling comes in the form …

Sustainability

Blissful timber holiday home blends in with France’s countryside woods

Two city-dwelling couples seeking quiet refuge in the countryside have found respite in this Atelier MIMA-designed timber holiday home. Located in …