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How to Construct the Perfect Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are all the rage these days for good reason. They're an excellent way to get your recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables, very filling, and can be fun to drink. The key to craving a green smoothie daily is to make sure it doesn't taste like a blended salad. (Eew!)<p>While …

Healthy Eating

Insightful Tipi Modular Shelving System Evoking the Spirit of Traveling

Designer <b>Assaf Israel</b> envisioned a lovely modular shelving system for studio <b>Joynout</b>. Tipi was born following a year-long round the world trip. It …

A perfect day in Buenos Aires

Long called the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is exactly that, and yet so, so much more besides. Granted, this is a city of wide boulevards and French-styled palaces, but it is one too of wildly exciting innovations and new styles. From the opening of state-of-the-art museums like the MALBA, …

Northern Lights hotels: 19 amazing places to watch the aurora borealis

Northern Lights

How to create a successful sales process

So, how do you create a successful sales process that is designed around your customer’s needs? <b>Richard Edwards, director of Quatreus Ltd designs</b> …

Customers

12 Tips for Surviving Personal Crisis

<b>Coping With and Surviving Personal Crisis</b><p>"The journey of our lives is not just about the destinations we have reached. Our wisdom, education and personal growth come from the people we meet, the paths we choose to follow and the lessons we have learned along the way." -- Unknown<p>Personal crisis came …

No Assembly Required: Ikea To Sell Solar Panels In U.K.

Ikea Corp., the Swedish housewares giant, says it will begin selling solar panels to its customers in Britain as it aims to tap into a growing market for renewable energy fueled partly by the U.K.'s solar subsidies.<p>The retailer has already gone green to power its own stores, with the goal of using …

The 10 best pasta sauce recipes Give your pasta a break from the bolognese and broaden your repertoire with these refreshing new recipe ideas, from purple pesto to miso and oranges http://t.gu.com/oQlnn Photography: Yuki Sugiura for the Guardian

Uplifting Urban House in Cancún Displaying a Contemporary-Elegant Style

Located in Cancún, México, the Cereza House is an uplifting urban house, that looks magnificent on the inside (due to the contemporary-elegant style …

SolTech's Beautiful Glass Roof Tiles Heat Your Home With Solar Energy

SolTech Energy, a Swedish company selling solutions for clean solar power, has developed a unique home heating system contained within roofing tiles …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

Summer holidays in Europe's mountains: readers' tips

Winning tip: Multi Pass, Portes du Soleil, France<p>For €1 a day, you can use the Multi Pass in all 12 resorts of the Portes du Soleil in the Alps. This gives free use of chairlifts and gondolas, so you can walk without the uphill slog. Swimming pools and lakes are included, as are tennis courts, ice …

This 'Smart Home' Makes More Power Than It Consumes

In Utah’s dry, arid desert climate, a new house yesterday was turned “on.” The builders of this house claim it will be the first of its kind for this climate: a smart home that produces more energy than it consumes—and at a price comparable to traditional homes.<p>Named the “Zero Home,” it comes …

Global Water Shortages Grow Worse but Nations Have Few Answers

Image credit: José Manuel Suárez/Flickr<p>As we have been hearing, global water shortages are poised to exacerbate regional conflict and hobble economic …

Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Some foods have been promoted as "healthy" when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples. Here's an expansion on his observations:<p><b>1. Canned Tomatoes</b><p>Many canned foods contain BPA, a toxic chemical linked to reproductive and neurological abnormalities, such …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

Natural Remedies: Eat This, Cure That!

Your pantry is full of powerful healers. Try these food cures before popping a pill<p>Food is good natural medicine, and not just in the self-medicating-with-chocolate way. "Not only are whole foods rich in vitamins and minerals, but they're also loaded with phytonutrients that support the immune …

Compact and Colourful Small Apartment Neatly Decorated by Alan Chu

This 36 square meters apartment is a fine example that even small apartments can offer you pretty much comfort, as long as they are smartly designed. …

DIY: Homemade Insect Repellent Sprays and Lotions

‘Tis the season for camping trips and beach parties, barbecues and patio drinks, and you can bet that insects of all shapes and sizes are rubbing …

Eucalyptus

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

8 Most Beautiful Water Landscapes in the World

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

National Parks

What's it take to make what many consider the best rap album of the decade? Kendrick Lamar unpacked a bit of the origin of his miraculous good kid, m.A.A.d City: he grew up in Compton, the California city that cradled gangster rap and serves as his inspiration. "There are so many thoughts of being scared of failure when you're trying something there," he said. "And that's what holds a lot of people back--when you're stuck in this position, when you're constantly seeing negative things and you want to do something positive but you're scared that it might not work. I believed I could make an example for those around me--once I did and I started seeing some type of results, it made me believe I could represent the whole city." 5 habits of the most creative people: http://trib.al/YaBMy0L

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