Obsession with material possessions makes you anxious and depressed

Obsession with material possessions makes you anxious and depressed

We've all heard that possessions won't make you happy and now here's the proof:  a new report reveals that those who prioritize possessions experience more negative emotions than…

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Old soap factory home features a

Old soap factory home features a "terrarium" room that opens up to the…

Image ©Albert Vecerka/Esto The circa-1884 landmark building was a former soap warehouse, designed by architect George B. DaCunha in the Romanesque Revival style. Its large timber…

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Energy-efficient Yatsugatake Villa unfolds like an origami fan in Japan’s countryside

Energy-efficient Yatsugatake Villa unfolds like an origami fan in…

Following traditional Japanese design principles, the Yatsugatake Villa design emphasizes a harmonious relationship with the surrounding natural environment. MDS used passive house…

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8 Toilet Designs That Could Save Millions of Lives Around the World

8 Toilet Designs That Could Save Millions of Lives Around the World

Ecological Urinal The Ecological Urinal was created as a solution for places like Uganda's capital, Kampala, where on average, 1,000 people have to share the same toilet. The…

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LED-studded Han Show Theater lights up like a traditional Chinese paper lantern in Wuhan

LED-studded Han Show Theater lights up like a traditional Chinese…

Nicknamed “The Red Lantern,” the 2,000-seat theater in Wuhan was built to house the Franco Dragone-directed acrobatic water show, Han Show. Situated on Wuhan’s Donghu Lake, the…

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MIT researcher links Monsanto's Roundup to autism, predicts HALF of U.S. children will be autistic by 2025

MIT researcher links Monsanto's Roundup to autism, predicts HALF of…

A shocking statistic recently released by MIT scientists predicts that Monsanto's Roundup weed killer will cause one out of every two children born in the United States to be diagnosed…

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Revolutionary recycled cardboard mini batteries can charge your phone in a hurry

Revolutionary recycled cardboard mini batteries can charge your phone…

Need a quick charge on your smartphone? Sick of carrying around cables and bulky chargers? Tired of searching out plugs and waiting for your phone to charge? This award-winning…

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Habitat for Humanity now focusing on renovating rather than building from scratch

Habitat for Humanity now focusing on renovating rather than building…

Known for building new homes for families in need, Habitat for Humanity has been forced to switch gears as land prices soar throughout the United States. Rather than building homes from…

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This solar-powered device keeps fruits and veggies fresh without a fridge

This solar-powered device keeps fruits and veggies fresh without a…

If you’re in the produce business, getting your goods to the market while they're still fresh is imperative. In some countries where the climate is fairly warm, that can be a…

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This Amsterdam park is lit by lanterns made out of shirts

This Amsterdam park is lit by lanterns made out of shirts

Shirt brand BB Chum is zeroing in on the Amsterdam Light Festival with a light installation in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam. Every year Amsterdam celebrates with a stunning festival of…

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Simone de Gale harnessed the golden spiral ratio to design a spherical gallery in London, UK

Simone de Gale harnessed the golden spiral ratio to design a spherical…

Simone de Gale Architects has created the conceptual design for a striking spherical art gallery in the heart of the City of London. Inspired by the concept of "pure geometry", they…

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Edouard Martinet's enchanting metal animal sculptures are made from old bike parts

Edouard Martinet's enchanting metal animal sculptures are made from…

  The French artist created his jolly running ostrich by securing the assorted metal parts with a few screws and opted not to use a welding iron. His pigeon and a very…

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How to avoid colds and the flu with natural immune boosters

How to avoid colds and the flu with natural immune boosters

Flu shot, or not? DNAinfo recently spoke to naturopathic practitioner Nicole Egenberger, who said that it may not be necessary to turn to the syringe if you can augment your daily…

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Researchers find new way to beat antibiotic-resistant infections

Researchers find new way to beat antibiotic-resistant infections

Researchers have discovered a way to test bacteria for drug resistance more rapidly. It's a potentially life-saving method that will enable doctors to find and attack bacterial…

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Menis Architects' Agora Garden is a rock-like residential tower wrapped in vegetation

Menis Architects' Agora Garden is a rock-like residential tower…

Agora Garden creates a symbiosis of volumes and vegetation. It was inspired by the shape of primitive rocks emerging from the earth, and continues the architects' interest in organic…

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Solar and wind power are now cheaper than coal or natural gas in some markets

Solar and wind power are now cheaper than coal or natural gas in some…

While renewable energy has been getting more affordable for residential installations, that has not always been the case on a commercial scale. For years, the solar and wind industries…

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Two teens launch a 100% natural wood watch company in hopes of funding Alzheimer’s research

Two teens launch a 100% natural wood watch company in hopes of funding…

Two teenage brothers—Reed Stephens, 18, and Riley Stephens, 16—have launched a Kickstarter campaign for Ambici, a line of 100% natural wood watches. Made with removable links for…

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Stereotank's Valentine's Day installation will pump loving beats through Times Square

Stereotank's Valentine's Day installation will pump loving beats…

Times Square will be thumping to the sounds of a more literal urban pulse this Valentine's Day thanks to Brooklyn- based, Venezuelan-born design firm Stereotank. The firm's…

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Four generations live under an energy-efficient and bioclimatic roof in France

Four generations live under an energy-efficient and bioclimatic roof…

The 2 in 1 house derives its name from its spatial layout, which splits the building into two separated dwellings that are connected by a series of shared spaces. The communal areas,…

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This guy is building a warp drive - in his garage

This guy is building a warp drive - in his garage

What do you do in your spare time? Watch TV? Play basketball? Knit? If you’re David Pares of Omaha, Nebraska, you work on condensing the fabric of space time - in your garage. Despite…

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Mercedes-Benz teases its new self-driving concept car ahead of CES debut

Mercedes-Benz teases its new self-driving concept car ahead of CES…

It looks like Google isn't the only company developing an autonomous car from the ground up, since Mercedes-Benz has just released a teaser of its new self-driving car. Mercendes-Benz…

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The first ebola victim might have been infected by bats

The first ebola victim might have been infected by bats

The devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa started with bats in a hollow tree, a new study says. A young boy, who died of Ebola in 2013, likely played with the bats in an area very…

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Tesla promises automated robotic snake charger

Tesla promises automated robotic snake charger

Tesla Motors is developing an automated metal ‘snake’ that would emerge from the wall and connect itself to the battery port on Tesla cars. Such an advancement would essentially…

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Pope Francis will urge Catholics to combat climate change

Pope Francis will urge Catholics to combat climate change

In March 2015, Pope Francis plans to deliver an edict urging his followers to take action against climate change. This conservationist call-to-action will be the first of its kind…

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How to find a wolf sanctuary near you and meet some wild wolves!

How to find a wolf sanctuary near you and meet some wild wolves!

Did you know that there are wolves living near you in almost every state in the country? Sadly most of these wolves are not living in the wild, but in wolf sanctuaries, which are…

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The beautiful and ergonomic OneLess Desk nests together to help save precious floor space

The beautiful and ergonomic OneLess Desk nests together to help save…

If your New Year’s resolution this year is to keep a clean and organized home, look no further than Heckler Design’s OneLess Desk, an ergonomic computer desk that can help you stay…

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How to recycle your holiday tree

How to recycle your holiday tree

  As the holidays come to a close, the gifts have been given, the cookies have been eaten, and your holiday tree is more than likely starting to look a little crisp around…

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The tallest building on Earth will host the world's largest LED light show on New Year's Eve

The tallest building on Earth will host the world's largest LED light…

On New Year’s Eve, Downtown Dubai will host an epic celebration, featuring fireworks, lasers, lights, and an illuminated LED screen wrapped around the sides of the world’s tallest…

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Africa's largest wind farm in Morocco will power 1.5 million homes

Africa's largest wind farm in Morocco will power 1.5 million homes

Africa’s largest wind farm, the Tarfaya Energy Project, has finally begun producing green energy off Morocco’s Southern Atlantic Coast. Sprawling over 22,000 acres, the 131 wind…

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Six Scrumptious Eco Cocktails For New Year's Eve

Six Scrumptious Eco Cocktails For New Year's Eve

HOT SPICED WHISKEY CIDER Stay nice and toasty with some hot spiced cider mixed with whiskey. Choose organic apple juice and whiskey or pick your favorite batch made nearby. This recipe…

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Invisible canoe offers full view of the world under the sea

Invisible canoe offers full view of the world under the sea

Move over, glass-bottom boats: this canoe/kayak hybrid is entirely transparent. You might feel like Wonder Woman cruising in her invisible jet as you glide through the waters with a…

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Inhabitat's top 7 news stories of 2014 - vote for the most important!

Inhabitat's top 7 news stories of 2014 - vote for the most important!

2014 was a huge year for environmental news - and Inhabitat kept you posted on all of the highs, lows and breaking developments as they happened. Studies pointed to the collapse of…

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New startup plans to produce a working Hyperloop within the decade

New startup plans to produce a working Hyperloop within the decade

Ever since Elon Musk unveiled open-source plans for the Hyperloop transport system, people have been trying to make it work. The project just got one step closer to reality as the…

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The top 7 Inhabitat stories of 2014!

The top 7 Inhabitat stories of 2014!

2014 was an incredible year for green design - and here's why. We've seen technological breakthroughs ranging from airborne wind turbines to Tesla's first battery-swapping station and a…

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The top 7 Inhabitat videos of 2014 — Which was your favorite to watch?

The top 7 Inhabitat videos of 2014 — Which was your favorite to…

This year we had a blast producing some incredible DIY videos and video interviews, and you all seemed to like them! From an amazing DIY edible water bottle to a tour of a wild wolf…

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Inhabitat's top 6 DIY stories of 2014

Inhabitat's top 6 DIY stories of 2014

DIY stories are so inspiring, aren't they? Seeing a project that someone else put together encourages us to put our own creativity and craftiness to work, whether it's a small project…

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2015 Times Square New Year's Eve ball will dazzle with 32,000+ LED lights

2015 Times Square New Year's Eve ball will dazzle with 32,000+ LED…

The world-famous New Year's ball is twelve feet in diameter and a whopping 11,875 pounds. To achieve its mesmerizing effect, the surface of the geodesic sphere is covered in 2,688…

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Is the Port Authority already looking to sell the World Trade Center?

Is the Port Authority already looking to sell the World Trade Center?

One World Trade Center just opened its doors this fall, but the Port Authority may already be considering selling the entire WTC site. According to an extensive report released this…

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Philadelphia sends old dollar bills up in smoke for energy

Philadelphia sends old dollar bills up in smoke for energy

Old, worn-out paper money still has some value in Philadelphia, where it’s being burned for electricity. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve is making great strides in an effort to keep…

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INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku Founder Elora Hardy on Creating Incredible Green Buildings with Bamboo

INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku Founder Elora Hardy on Creating…

We’ve showcased numerous bamboo designs over the years, from furniture to entire buildings, but when it comes to combining green building and renewable materials, Ibuku’s incredible…

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