Mike Torres

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An Incredible Vacation Villa in the Balinese Jungle That’s Part Chameleon

Villa Chameleon is a camouflaged vacation home near Buwit, a village in the lush, forested region of southwest coastal Bali between Canggu and Tanah Lot.<p>Constructed on a steep hill that overlooks the dense forest and a river below, Villa Chameleon features breathtaking views from every angle. The …

Solar Panels

Tip: The Forward Head Posture Fix

This posture issue will lead to lifting injuries and recurring headaches. Here's how to straighten it up.<p>Neck Posture and Tension Headaches<p>You're …

Cary Grant: how 100 acid trips in Tinseltown 'changed my life'

In the late 1950s, at the height of his fame, Cary Grant set off on a trip in search of his true self, unpicking the myth he had spent three decades perfecting. He tried hypnosis and yoga and felt that they both came up short. So he began dropping acid and claimed to have found inner peace. “During …

Cary Grant

How I Earn $200,000+a Year from Photography

It’s kind of a crazy thing: I believe you can stay true to your roots, values, and ethics, and also get rich. In this post, I’ll share some of the …

How to Make a Rental Apartment Feel Like Home

I’ve lived in a lot of rentals, so I’ve had to get good at making temporary customizations to apartments to make them feel a little more like they’re …

Dreaming of the expat life? Here's a cost-of-living calculator that can help make it happen

Dreaming about living in another country is easy, but creating a budget to make it happen is hard. Here's help.<p><b>Name:</b> theearthawaits.com<p><b>What it does</b>: The Earth Awaits website helps you get a financial picture for what the amount of money it would take to live abroad. Indicate your monthly budget, …

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Thought Your Mind Was Blown by Arrival? Wait Until You See the Clues You Missed

Production designer Patrice Vermette and set decorator Paul Hotte take us behind the scenes.<p><i>With voting open for this year’s Oscars, we’re taking a closer look at some of the craftspeople nominated for the year’s best films—from the people who re-created the Golden Age of Hollywood for the Coen</i> …

Time I

Why Street Photography Matters in 2017

“Street photography is dead”, declare forum threads and thinkpieces far and wide. The Internet and phone cameras have watered the quality down. The …

The San Francisco and Oakland bars where you might find Pliny the Younger

It's early February, which means there's an important item at the top of some local beer-lovers' to do lists: find Pliny.<p>Now in its 14th season, Russian River Brewing Company's elusive Pliny the Younger triple IPA only ships out to a handful of select beer pubs the first week of February. This …

Sonoma weeHouse, a Beautiful ultra-minimal home

If you are interested in the ultra-minimal home idea, you've come to the right place. What is an ultra-minimal home? Well, take a look at this …

LSD Doc 'Sunshine Makers': What We Learned

New film details how Nick Sand and Tim Scully tried to change San Francisco – and the world – with psychedelics<p>When you hear the letters "LSD," you …

Lsd

5 Whiskey Cocktails That Will Never Let You Down

Much like with fashion, or tech, trends in cocktail culture come and go. But some drinks never change. From the Old Fashioned to the mint julep, here …

Made in America

25 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

50 Profound Buddha Quotes That Will Crack Your Idea of Reality Wide Open

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.<p>I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out …

‘Craftsman’ tiny house goes big on details

Lots of ideas here<p>Since the beginning of the tiny house phenomenon, an enduring appeal has been how cleverly designers and builders stuff—or rather, painstakingly arrange—all sorts of nifty features into a few hundred square feet. Years have passed, tiny houses have matured, and we’ve come to …

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This Tiny House Has A Retractable Bed To Save Space

Lara and Andrew, two graduate architects in Australia, teamed up with builder Greg Thornton of Greg Thornton Constructions to form The Tiny House …

This 150-Square-Foot Apartment Is So Glamorous, It's Going Viral

"This was the first place I found on Craigslist that wasn't a scam."<p>If HGTV has taught me anything, it's that you can do a lot with a small amount of space — but it's safe to say actor Anthony Triolo has truly taken that concept to the next level.<p>As any New Yorker knows, Manhattan is the capital of …

This Tiny House Has More Charm Than Most Mansions

Let's just say, it spares no details.<p>Tiny house dwellers usually have to make some sacrifices, like giving up a cozy Saturday morning in front of a fireplace or a Sunday night bathtub soak. But not in the "Urban Craftsman." This small abode was built by Handcrafted Movement in a craftsman style and …

What to eat before, during and after a workout

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have long known that what you eat before, during and after you exercise can make or break a workout and possibly affect your fitness results.<p>So what do nutritionists recommend to munch on? It turns out that quality carbohydrates are important pre-workout and lean proteins …

Nutrition

You Only Need 3 Months To Become A Brand New You (With This Self-Improvement Approach)

You’re sitting in your living room watching a new Tony Robbins motivational documentary about changing yourself. By the end, you’re so excited about …

Trip Out on These DMT-Inspired 3D GIF Artworks

You'll fall (into a trance) for Mike Vos Kakis, a.k.a., UON's digital art.<p><i>Images courtesy the artist</i><p>In some ways, animated, 3D GIF artworks are pure eye candy, like the Wachowskis' <i>Speed Racer</i>, but one 3D artist hopes to change this. Mike Vos Kakis, a.k.a., UON, creates hypercolored 3D shapes and …

7 Gorgeous Airbnbs in Kauai, Hawaii

And what to do when you get there.<p>You look like you need a tropical escape, preferably one that doesn't require a passport. Ideally, one without doe-eyed honeymooners. It's your lucky day. Kauai, Hawaii's oldest island, offers the ideal balance between adventure and relaxation, sans love-sick …

Hawaii

The Trippy Life of the LSD Manufacturer Who ‘Helped Create the 60s’

Augustus Owsley Stanley III was the LSD chemist and audio maestro who not only created the Grateful Dead's "Wall of Sound" and inspired the band's dancing bear iconography, but also created the drugs that sparked the "spirit of that era."<p>Though not a household name, Augustus Owsley Stanley III, …

The Evolution of the Perfect Studio Apartment Layout, Illustrated

Emily Schildt, co-founder of Thing of Wonder, lives in 400 square feet in Brooklyn. But beyond the challenge of living in a small space, she also has …

Interior Design

Basic Strength and Muscle Weight Training Program

This is one in a series of regular weight training programs. Each program is optimized for a specific outcome including general fitness, weight loss, …

Formula E

How a 29-year-old created her monthly budget

Read this article to learn how a 29-year-old used a monthly budget to pay over $100,000 in debt.<p>Since graduating from college in 2009, Jessica …

Personal Finance

Legendary Bartender Sasha Petraske’s Home Cocktail Party Advice

A posthumous essay from the late pioneering and talented bar owner Sasha Petraske.<p>It is usually pretty easy to spot a bar that Sasha Petraske had a …

West Village

Manic And Depressed, 'I Didn't Like Who I Was,' Says Comic Chris Gethard

Comic Chris Gethard knows what it's like to feel hopeless and alone. He tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that he has experienced depression so severe that it led to suicidal thoughts. "I didn't like who I was," he says. "I spent a lot of my life regretting who I was, which is a sad thing to …

Broad City

Before & After: An Airstream Trailer In Seattle Gets a Complete Makeover

Living an in alternative home might not be for everyone, but for Natasha Lawyer and Brett Bashaw, renovating and living in a 1972 31-foot Airstream …

RVs