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The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Entertainment

Why This Florida City Is Debranding Itself

Gainesville prides itself on using human-centered design. Now it’s applying the same ethos to its brand.<p>Most cities have brands. New York has a blocky typographic logo. Philadelphia’s logo is a graphic of the Liberty Bell, with the slogan “Life, liberty, and you.” But Gainesville, Florida, has gone …

San Francisco

A visually light, heavy-duty tool

The Torq rejects the idea that a powerful product can’t look elegant (ever seen an elegant drill machine?). The Torq explores a simple aesthetic with …

Leslie Jones' Fashion Commentary Is Honestly The Best Thing About The Olympics So Far

Like "Fashion Police," but actually funny.

50 Holiday Cookies

Fill your cookie tins with batches and batches of classic cookies and creative variations.<p>Classic Sugar Cookies (No. 1)<p>Beat 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup …

Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

The former president addresses the greatest challenges facing the world, and what we can do about them<p>During the course of my presidency, I made climate change a top priority, because I believe that, for all the challenges that we face, this is the one that will define the contours of this century …

Agriculture

Sustainable business at a crossroads, again

In 2008, when MIT Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group began their sustainability research program, it was the start of the Great …

'Green' mutual funds bounce back after Trump-induced retreat | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - After U.S. President Donald Trump’s election last November, investors pulled nearly $68 million from so-called “green” mutual funds, reflecting fear that his pro-coal agenda would hurt renewable energy firms.<p>FILE PHOTO - An array of solar panels are seen in Oakland, California, …

Renewable Energy

World's smallest garden is a self-watering pot made from a repurposed glass bottle

<b>BYOB, add water, insert Urban Leaf device, and enjoy growing some of your own food in a small space.</b><p>Forgive me if I'm speaking to the choir a bit …

Gardening

The Original New Yorkers

Author Tom Slater describes gentrification as a “spatial expression of economic inequality.” It is, in short, the process by which middle- and upper-class residents and investors take over a predominantly working and lower-middle-class neighborhood, displacing former residents and altering the …

New York City

Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate | Inc.com

Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher asked a question they could shoot their hand up and be praised for their good …

Education

Ford built a baby bed that feels like it’s driving around the neighborhood

Some babies won’t sleep unless they get a nighttime cruise around the neighborhood, as many parents (my own included) can attest. That’s why Ford’s latest creation isn’t a car at all – it’s a small cot for babies called Max Motor Dreams (via CNET) that simulates a drive using sound and motion, …

LED Lighting

Tiny house packs ‘farmhouse chic’ into 240 square feet

Another stunner from the tiny-house mavens at Handcrafted Movement<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Tiny Getaway, is how it artfully avoids a number of the most trite tiny house design tropes—especially in its living space. Forget awkward fold-down tables and an unfortunate dearth of seats. …

The 3-ingredient Japanese cheesecake that everyone is obsessing over

It may look fancy, and it may taste like it came straight from a 5 star restaurant, but this Japanese cheesecake only requires three ingredients.<p>Youtuber Ochikeron posted a how-to video of the delicious-looking treat a few years back. But over the past few months, the simple recipe has resonated …

AOL

5 Types of Visual Content That Will Optimize Your Conversion Rates

Images and videos are the most direct, cost effective and simple way to engage an audience.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Visual content is just as important for your business as Dr. Watson is for the Sherlock Holmes story. Can Sherlock cope without Watson? For sure. Would the story …

Infographics

Family renovates century-old barn into stunning modern home in Washington state

If barn living never appealed to you before, this renovated farmhouse in Washington may be what it takes to change your mind. Seattle-based MW Works …

Architecture

Huge Barn Transformed Into A Modern Home With An Open Floor Plan

Barns aren’t usually very large. We picture them as cozy little structures made of wood and with those signature doors that we love so much. However, …

5 Money-Saving Lessons I Learned in a Month of Budgeting

How to save some dough without going loco.<p>In January, I went cold turkey—literally. After calculating the alarming amount I spent on groceries and dining out in 2016, I embarked on a food lovers' budget plan to pinch pennies while still eating well. A month in, I've nixed mediocre cafeteria lunches …

Cooking

The $25K Pod That Could Ease L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis

These bright, airy shelters are carefully designed to sidestep red tape.<p>Every night, an estimated 50,000 people sleep on the streets of Los Angeles–a figure that’s skyrocketed by 35% in the last year alone. The problem is so bad that the mayor has declared a state of emergency, and in November, …

Homelessness

When Muslims got blocked at American airports, U.S. veterans rushed to help

Jeffrey Buchalter was reflooring his foyer in Chesapeake Beach, Md., and listening to MSNBC over the weekend when he heard the news: An Iraqi who had worked with American forces as an interpreter had been stopped from entering the U.S. under a new executive order on immigration from President Trump.<p>…

24 Answers to the "What Do I Want for Dinner?" Question

When I ask myself the question (and sometimes, if I'm very hungry and/or not careful, it's aloud, on the subway), "What do I want for dinner?", very rarely does an answer come easy.<p>But then I look at the latest recipe from Alexandra Stafford. A writer, photographer, cook, and mother of four, her …

Trade tensions, dollar danger cloud economic optimism in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - A trade war between the United States and China and a strengthening dollar are among the biggest threats to a brightening global economic outlook, according to leading economists at the World Economic Forum in Davos.<p>As political leaders, businessmen and bankers …

Economy

Patagonia’s Circular Economy Strategy

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario explains the company's environmentally-responsible business model as it wins an award at the World Economic Forum in …

Sustainability

Unexpected & Utterly Gorgeous Tile & Grout Combos

Grout lines aren't exactly known for being fun and beautiful—mostly, they just inspire dread when you pull out an old toothbrush to scrub them clean. …

Home Depot

Top 5 Best Luxury Wilderness Lodges In The World

Continuing our series of the best places to travel in 2017, I am now looking at the top 5 best luxury wilderness lodges and resorts in the world. If …

Top 10 national parks in California

California has an array of incredible national parks from snow-capped mountains to sparkling shorelines, volcanoes to desert there is no end to its …

National Parks

50 Healthy Dessert Recipes Under 250 Calories

When it comes to post-dinner sweets, homemade healthy desserts are where it's at. They're the perfect way to wrap up an evening and satisfy your …

Dessert

Airbnb plans to build community centers in small towns

Airbnb is starting up an experimental design group to work on odd new hospitality projects that could one day become major company initiatives. The group is called Samara, and its first project is to build "community centers" to draw tourists to small, little-traveled towns.<p><i>FastCo Design</i> has a …

Hospitality

The Top 10 Resort Hotels in California

If you’re planning a quintessential getaway to the Golden State, look no further than these winning resorts.<p>The north is on the rise. This year, the …

California