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The Passive House in New York. Photo It was less than a decade ago that a building design philosophy from Germany called “passive house” jumped the Atlantic Ocean and quietly took root in .

The Passive House in New York

Now, with a few dozen homes and small projects built or retrofitted to this still exotic standard, passive buildings appear poised to enter ’s housing market in a much bigger way. Large projects delivering hundreds of new passive units to market are in the works, and city officials are watching closely. Passive buildings maintain a comfortable interior climate without active heating and cooling systems — that means no more radiators or air-conditioning units for people who live in environments more temperate than New York’s. This is done using, among other things, an airtight building envelope and a system that exchanges interior and exterior air, usuallly an energy recovery ventilator.

Worldwide, buildings are responsible for about 40 percent of carbon emissions, but in New York City, it’s closer to 71 percent. Mr. Mr. Mr. The Best Beauty Books of All Time - Books Every Beauty Love Should Read. 'Pretty Woman' Is Going to Be a Musical - Pretty Woman Musical. Emmy Noether. Noether was born to a Jewish family in the Bavarian town of Erlangen; her father was mathematician Max Noether.

Emmy Noether

She originally planned to teach French and English after passing the required examinations, but instead studied mathematics at the University of Erlangen, where her father lectured. Women in Sport: Marian Heffernan Talks Cycling, Coaching And Children. News Releases. For Immediate Release: October 24, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS – Push-ups, planks, lunges and squats.

News Releases

If you’ve recently incorporated more body weight exercises into your workout routine, you’re part of a growing trend. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness trend forecast based on survey responses from thousands of fitness professionals. The results were released in the article “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2015: What’s Driving the Market” published today in the November/December issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®. 5 Fast Rules to Be Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger: The World's Smartest Workout. If you want to pack on muscle fast, the old saying is true: You need to train smarter, not harder.

5 Fast Rules to Be Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger: The World's Smartest Workout

Using my five new principles of size, all it takes is 3 exercises, 3 days a week. Monday 1. Bench press 2. Chinup 3. What Happens to Your body if you stop smoking Right now? Contributed byLiz Lewis I think one of the main reasons it’s so hard to quit smoking is because all the benefits of quitting and all the dangers of continuing seem very far away.

What Happens to Your body if you stop smoking Right now?

Well, here’s a little timeline about some of the more immediate effects of quitting smoking and how that will affect your body RIGHT NOW. * In 20 minutes your blood pressure will drop back down to normal. * In 8 hours the carbon monoxide (a toxic gas) levels in your blood stream will drop by half, and oxygen levels will return to normal. * In 48 hours your chance of having a heart attack will have decreased. All nicotine will have left your body. Food For Thought: The ultimate health food guide. Doutzen Kroes Left Victoria's Secret, Suki Waterhouse's Sister Makes Runway Debut.

Jennifer Lawrence Smizes in New Dior Ad, Karlie Kloss Is Indeed Leaving Victoria's Secret - Fashionista. Doutzen Kroes Left Victoria's Secret, Suki Waterhouse's Sister Makes Runway Debut - Fashionista. 'CR Fashion Book' Follows Up Beyoncé Cover With 7 Up-and-Coming Models - Fashionista. Mother's Day Came Early at Dolce & Gabbana's Fall Show - Fashionista. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana celebrated Sicilian grandmothers in their memorable spring 2015 ad campaign, and the designers continued this theme of all things familial for fall with a collection that was simply titled: “Viva la Mama.”

Mother's Day Came Early at Dolce & Gabbana's Fall Show - Fashionista

To honor the woman who’s the heart of the family, Dolce and Gabbana went for an all-out, rose-colored lovefest that had the crowd cheering in their seats — and this editor tearing up a bit. A curtain drew open to reveal 11 model mothers with their own children on a stage at the end of the runway, all of whom took a turn walking down together; those with infants and toddlers held them for the entire length of the 89-look show, which is a pretty impressive feat.

Bianca Balti — the perennial D&G muse who is very pregnant with her second child — came down the runway to roaring applause. As for the clothes, the designers might have taken the theme a bit too literally at times. See the full collection below. IKEA furniture will soon be able to wirelessly charge your mobile device. BARCELONA — You'll soon be able to charge your mobile device directly on various pieces of IKEA furniture, from nightstands and desks to even the base of a lamp.

IKEA furniture will soon be able to wirelessly charge your mobile device

The Swedish furniture giant announced at Mobile World Congress on Sunday that it is incorporating Qi technology into some of its product offerings. That means you'll soon be able to place mobile devices on the surface of some of its furniture to replenish your mobile device's batteries, eliminating charging stations and cable clutter. Qi is a popular wireless power standard from the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) that is available in many hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, airports and other public locations. Many smartphones support Qi charging — 81, in fact; including the newly-announced Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone — as well as 15 car models and too-many-to-count mobile accessories.

A brief history of female authors with male pen names. Female authors have a tough time being themselves.

A brief history of female authors with male pen names

Historically, they've had to hide their identities, adopting male names in order to combat sexism and prejudice. Using a male pen name often helped a female author get her foot in the door, past male publishers who didn't think the literary world was a place for women. For example, when a 20-year-old Charlotte Brontë sent a selection of her poetry to England’s poet laureate Robert Southey, she received the following response: "Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life.

" Thankfully, the future author of Jane Eyre disregarded his advice. 60 DIY Beauty Products You Should Start Making. You can save a bundle on beauty products when you make them on your own at home.

60 DIY Beauty Products You Should Start Making

Some of these recipes show you how to use simple ingredients that are low cost, while others show you how to stretch out high-quality ingredients so they last longer, saving you money that way. 1. Coconut Oil Honey Hair Mask Coconut oil and honey combine to make a mask that your hair won’t soon forget. The richness of the coconut oil, combined with the antibacterial nature of the honey give this a consistency that feels amazing while applying it, and leaves your hair feeling amazing. 8 Bizarre Beauty Tricks - Odd Beauty Routines.

Whether it's for antiaging creams, acne medicine or exfoliating scrubs, American women spend a bundle on maintaining their beauty.

8 Bizarre Beauty Tricks - Odd Beauty Routines

In fact, a 2008 YWCA report found that U.S. women dole out around $7 billion—roughly $100 per month—on cosmetics and beauty products. But there’s a select group who prefer to go the old-fashioned route, choosing cheaper skincare methods that use household goods. From removing makeup with vegetable shortening to dabbing hemorrhoid cream under the eyes, discover eight of the most bizarre ways women bolster their beauty routines.

No Stubble Left Behind Reality TV star Caroline Manzo brought shaving to light on an episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey. Get Basted. The Dark Side of the Beauty Business. This New Instagram Trend Is All About Flaunting Your Curls. 50 Insane Facts About Hair. I think it’s fair to say that today’s society is obsessed with hair. Almost every magazine has a hair trend section chronicling the do’s and dont’s of all hair types. It’s great that magazines list such a variety of hair, because hair can be a great way to reflect your personality. Feeling feisty? Go pixie short like Miley Cyrus. Or you can keep it natural like Solange Knowles. Luckily for you, today’s infographic lists some interesting facts about hair, including facts about: hair biology, hair color, and hair beauty routines.

Share This Infographic. How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch. Let's keep things simple this week. When it comes to personal-care products, we are big believers in streamlining what you use—see "Eight Products You Think You Need But Don't" for a refresher—buying less in general, and getting creative. We have both always loved experimenting in our kitchens and our bathrooms, checking ingredients in products we love, isolating the main ones, and then trying them on their own. Sometimes it works: A favorite hair leave-in contained aloe, for example, so one day we tried aloe alone and found that, lo and behold, it worked just fine on its own. And sometimes it didn't. Over the years we have tried dozens of DIY beauty recipes to find ones we like—and that work.

Simple body scrub Honey face wash We already told you about our new favorite homemade face wash last week but here's the recipe: In the palm of your hand, combine a tablespoon of raw, unfiltered honey with a half a tablespoon of baking soda, mix it together, and apply to damp skin. Laura Jenkinson (@laurajenkinson) Homemade Hair Treatments - At Home DIY Hair Treatments. Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that.

Out of the ordinary Beauty Tips that work. 30 Ways to Use Coconut Oil, the World's Best Cruelty-Free Cure-All. There are hundreds of ways to incorporate coconut oil into your daily cruelty-free routine. A Caviar Warehouse Converted Into A Loft By Andrew Franz Architect. I Dressed Like an Idiot at Fashion Week to See How Easy It Is to Get Street-Snapped. The author having her photo taken at London Fashion Week. Photos by Henry Gorse. Matt Mullenweg on Polyphasic Sleep, Tequila, and Building Billion-Dollar Companies. The Strange Underworld of Fashion Week Scalpers. Newyorker. Core Incubator.

How the mons pubis became the new thigh gap. Sitting will kill you, even if you exercise. Lady Gaga engaged to Taylor Kinney. People Are Animals, Too: The Truth About Animal Intelligence. Sundance Institute. Institute. The 9 Best Films I Saw At The 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The Fascinating New Documentary You Won't Be Able To Shake. 55 Gloriously Feminist Moments From "Agent Carter"

31 Mockumentaries You Need To See Before You Die.