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The first ever travel photographs are up for auction — and they offer a...

One of the world's first set of travel photographs is up for auction and it's expected to fetch up to $20,000 (£15,096). The images — which are widely considered to mark the birth of travel...

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September is the best month

It's time to put this argument to rest once and for all: September is the best month of the year.  First, let's run down the definitive ranking of months from best to worst: September October November...

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An architect found a brilliant way to make his family's home bigger by...

Architect and artist Adam Kalkin has an expansive imagination, and he wanted to extend this creativity when building his family home to make it feel bigger.  After purchasing a historic 1880s...

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This assisted living facility is designed to look like the 1940s so...

Though people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia may forget pieces of their recent past, they tend to remember the bulk of their earlier years. For many, that's the 1940s — when today's...

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10 iconic buildings from the architect behind America's most stunning...

Documentary filmmaker Peter Rosen studied architecture in college, but he says he wasn't taught anything about Eero Saarinen.  The Finnish-American architect designed some of America’s most...

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The last weekend of summer is here — spend it reading a novel

Labor Day weekend, the last weekend of the summer, is here.  And you should spend it reading a novel.  A 2011 post from the now-defunct Interloper Investing blog found its way into my Twitter feed...

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This Facebook executive says fasting for 15 hours a day changed his life

When Dan Zigmond, director of analytics at Facebook, rolls into his office at 1 Hacker Way, he grabs a bowl of oatmeal topped with Greek yogurt and dried cranberries. Later, he gets lunch from the...

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Take a look inside the multimillion-dollar home built by the guy who started...

The house designed for Chipotle founder and CEO Steve Ells is back on the market.  The Denver four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is priced at $3.8 million, according to a listing in LIV Sotheby's. The...

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5 beautiful homes from the 'Airbnb for the rich' that will bring a serious...

Take a look on Airbnb, and you'll find a free-for-all market spanning from cheap bunk beds to lifestyle magazine-ready loft apartments. On rival home-sharing service Onefinestay, you'll find that the...

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There's now a $75 million private jet for your inner Texas oil tycoon (ERJ)

There's flying, and then there's flying. Brazilian private-jet maker Embraer prefers that its customers experience the finer side of aviation. Earlier this year, the Sao Paulo-based company dazzled...

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This stunning 'hotel room' in the Swiss Alps has no walls

From a lodge sculpted from ice to one made from metal sheets, there are an infinite number of offbeat hotels that re-think the traditional B&B. One open-air hotel, called Null Stern, eliminates...

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14 ways to perform your best in high-pressure situations

Let's get this out of the way right now: Nobody performs well under pressure. A lot of us think we do, but we don't, or, at least, we don't perform as well as we could perform. We may feel more...

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Meet the man behind the on-demand helicopter startup that the 1% use to get...

As the cofounder and CEO of on-demand helicopter startup Blade, Rob Wiesenthal is a pretty busy guy.  A former Sony and Warner Music Group exec, Wiesenthal comes from a long line of entertainment...

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An architect figured out how to build houses from plastic waste

This one innovation could help resolve two of the world's biggest issues: homelessness and pollution. Oscar Andres Mendez and his team at Conceptos Plásticos have created a way to take discarded...

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17 expensive products that cost way more than they should

Mylan Pharmaceuticals recently raised the price of a two-pack of EpiPens. The crazy price hike, due to largely to the fact there's little generic competition, is outrageous but also not unique to the...

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The absolute best thing to wear if you travel often for work

Travel is fun. Business travel is not. But it can be made somewhat less miserable with the right outfit. By being prepared for the ordeals you already know you're likely to endure, you can lessen any...

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Scientists figured out how the month you are born in is linked to your health

Being born in certain months could make you more or less likely to experience certain illnesses. Crazy as that might sound, there are reasonable explanations for these differences. Kids born in some...

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The price of pot is tumbling in Colorado

Colorado's weed is getting much cheaper. In October, the cost of a wholesale pound of cannabis was around $2,400 to $2,600. That price has almost been cut in half to between $1,400 and $1,600 last...

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25 classic British foods that foreigners find gross

Many countries have special delicacies that anyone who isn't a local might find disgusting. The UK is no exception, with a number of national dishes that are unappealing to the rest of the world....

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A man who's been traveling for 10 years explains how to take luxury...

After quitting his job during a trip to Thailand in 2005 and continuing on to travel the world for over 10 years, Matt Kepnes — better known as Nomadic Matt — has learned how to travel on a budget...

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