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Ikea has created the kitchen of 2025 — and there's no stove or refrigerator

The Concept Kitchen 2025, a pop-up exhibit featured at EXPO Milano 2015, isn't about your kitchen and its appliances doing all the work for you; it's about helping you make thoughtful decisions about food and waste.<p>Innovations are everywhere. And much conventional thinking about what a kitchen …

Kitchens

Why America is Falling Behind the Rest of the World

America is declining, in large and important measures, yet policymakers aren’t paying attention. So argues a new academic paper, pulling together …

A restaurant critic says one type of restaurant is never worth the money

He's eaten 500 restaurant meals a year over the past 12 years, by his estimation.<p>So he knows where you can get the most for your money.<p>In Washingtonian, he explains his simple rule: "go low and go high."<p>In other words, stick to high-end, fine dining restaurants and cheap, hole-in-the-wall dives. …

Bistros

Why Eric Garner’s Widow Was Right to Reject a $5 Million Settlement

UPDATE: Despite earlier reports indicating the Garner family hadn’t reached a settlement, the <i>New York Times</i> is now reporting that the family has …

Big Court Defeat For Marijuana Despite Record Tax Harvests

Should marijuana businesses pay tax on <i>gross</i> profits or <i>net</i> profits? It sounds like a silly question. Virtually every business in every country pays tax only on net profits, after expenses. But the topsy-turvy rules for marijuana seem to defy logic. And taxes are clearly a big topic these days under …

Man Who Killed Entire Family Says He '100%' Welcomes Death Penalty

Alan Hruby, the 20-year-old who confessed to murdering his wealthy parents and sister last October, says in a letter that he welcomes capital …

Comcast Debuts Stream, A Cable TV-Like Streaming Service For Cord Cutters

Comcast has now become the latest pay TV provider to launch its own alternative to big cable TV packages with the debut of its own internet-based streaming cable service it’s simply calling Stream. The service, which is preparing to go into beta in limited markets this summer, will offer live TV, …

Sling TV

Hidden reasons for your overeating

<i>Cynthia Sass is a registered dietitian and Health's contributing nutrition editor. She privately counsels clients in New York, Los Angeles, and long distance, and is the sports nutrition consultant to the New York Rangers NHL team and the New York Yankees MLB team.</i><p>Overeating is tricky. First, you …

Meet the dreadlocked hippie who’s an encryption guru and has the NSA freaking out

While encryption and secured messaging has long been a topic of interest in tech circles, the issue became a mainstream and hot-button issue in 2013 …

Nasdaq is experimenting with the revolutionary technology behind bitcoin

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Nasdaq is experimenting with blockchain technology in a pilot project, a move that could — if successful — transform the financial industry.<p>So what is the blockchain?<p>First of all, bitcoin is a decentralised currency — there is no central bank, no mint …

Blockchain

Gone Girl: An Interview With An American In ISIS

Why would an American college student run away to Syria and join ISIS? Meet Hoda, a 20-year-old woman from Alabama — and the devastated father she left behind.<p>HOOVER, Alabama — In her first tweet from Syria, “Umm Jihad” uploaded a picture of four passports — American, Canadian, U.K., and Australian …

We need a middle-class president

<b>(CNN) —</b> There seem to be two prerequisites for the modern U.S. presidency.<p>1. Being fabulously rich.<p>2. Successfully pretending you're not.<p>U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz tried his hand at No. 2 last week as he announced his bid for the White House. With his back awkwardly turned to the TV cameras, and a …

The 5-Minute Workout Finisher That Will Melt Stubborn Belly Fat

Accelerate your weight loss with this bodyweight afterburner<p>A fast-paced, explosive finisher at the end of your workout is a fantastic way to fire up your fat burners.<p>“But you don’t always need to jump around and do high-intensity exercises to rev your metabolism,” says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., …

Cable Companies Won't Let Cord Cutters Go Without A Fight

Your options for how to watch TV continue to grow, but cable companies could make you pay dearly if you want to “cut the cord.”<p>Sony and Dish have recently launched services that allow you to watch live TV streamed over the Internet without subscribing to a cable or satellite package, and Apple is …

We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, because all human life depends on it | George Monbiot

War, pestilence, even climate change, are trifles by comparison. Destroy the soil and we all starve<p>Imagine a wonderful world, a planet on which there was no threat of climate breakdown, no loss of freshwater, no antibiotic resistance, no obesity crisis, no terrorism, no war. Surely, then, we would …

Skier hit by plane in French Alps

Polish woman suffers "near amputation" after being hit by propellor of aeroplane that failed to take off from snowy high-altitude runway<p>A Polish skier was seriously injured on Thursday when she was hit by a light aircraft careering down the slopes of a resort in the <b>French</b> Alps.<p>The ski-equipped …

Powdered alcohol is now legal in America - again

America has legalised the sale of a brand of powdered alcohol called Palcohol<p>Make up your mind America: do you want powdered alcohol or not?<p>Last year a patent was <b>granted for the legal sale</b> of powdered alcohol, though it was quickly revoked after regulators branded the decision an "error".<p>Earlier …

6 worthless foods to cut from your diet

Any guy who cares about his health already knows to purge the cupboard of refined carbohydrates and added sugars—your white breads, your Tropicanas.<p>And yet many of us live with a rising dread that we are accidentally ingesting terrible things that we don't even know are terrible, or that are more …

What If You Gave Every Attractive Single Woman You Saw Your Phone Number?

In a dating scene where everybody hides behind phones, he decided to be bold and risk rejection—with every woman he met<p>It's a Friday night. I'm shooting pool in a crowded bar when a blonde walks in, triggering that most primal of instincts: Me. Want. Her.<p>Typically I'd suppress the urge to approach. …

These 20 Regrets From People On Their Deathbeds Will Change Your Life

Kyle B. Hart<p>Read full profile<p><b>You’re going to die someday.</b><p>Perhaps the 5 most powerful words ever spoken to me. No matter how immortal we feel waltzing …

Self-improvement

17 Animal Photos That Will Make You Do A Double Take

"Wait, what the ... ?"<p>You're glancing around, mid-thought, when suddenly you see something that your brain doesn't quite understand. Wires are getting crossed, and BOOM, your head jerks back to get another look. It's the classic double take.<p>Here are some crazy photos of animals (and some of their …

Animals

15 TV Shows You Should Totally Be Watching But Probably Aren't

We know your DVR is already full of conflicts, but these underappreciated series are worth your attention.

17 Things To Actually Try This Year (Instead Of Just Talking About Them)

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/NHUOPj<p>1. Tell someone how you really feel, whether it’s good, bad, unpopular or ugly. Be polite, be …

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

Eva Green

'Paint-Your-Own Granite' Is A Thing, And Apparently It Actually Works

We love a good granite countertop -- while its popularity may be quieting down, it's hard to deny the polished look you'll get with one of kitchen decorating's biggest staples.<p>But we NEVER knew you could paint your own granite.<p>The average granite countertop costs between $3,000 and $5,000 to …

Teen Unknowingly Helps Banksy, is Rewarded with Painting Worth $30,000

A teenage boy who helped a stranger on a train in Cumbria, northwest England, was handsomely rewarded by the man, who claimed to be celebrated street …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

By Michael Beck, DETAILS<p>It sounds like a bad infomercial: Get ripped in less time! We're conditioned to believe that jaw-dropping, body-transforming results are achieved only by putting in the hours. But if you've been adhering to the muscle-isolating back-and-bi, chest-and-tri gospel, the truth …

Workouts

Health Tips For 2015

In fitness and health circles, the words “simple” and “easy” are often used interchangeably. But don’t mistake any of these five simple tips as easy. Successful long-term health improvements — whether fitness, diet, or lifestyle related — are born out of a few simple habit changes that are repeated …

In ageing Japanese village, dolls take place of dwindling population

Photograph: Elaine Kurtenbach/AP<p>A school classroom in Nagoro.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/7/1420636489059/c6b883b2-d682-46cf-b8de-a7bb61480d0b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Elaine Kurtenbach/AP<p>A school classroom in …