Nature-inspired family retreat crowned 2020 Shed of the Year

Following the Cuprinol Shed of the Year competition a few months ago, an overall winner has now been announced. This year's top sheddie is officially Daniel Holloway, who won with his nature-inspired Bedouin Tree Shed in London, England.

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Portable hammock incorporates its own carrying case

We've seen quite a few portable, free-standing hammocks lately, but Pondell's QNUX distinguishes itself in a rather interesting way. The whole thing packs down into a tube-like carrying case, which also serves as part of the hammock.

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Supertall skyscraper combines classic looks and modern sustainability

KPF drew inspiration from iconic towers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building while designing One Vanderbilt, which stands 1,401 feet above Midtown Manhattan as the fifth-tallest skyscraper in the United States.

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Foster + Partners hospital puts nature at the heart of healing process

Construction has begun a new heart hospital in Egypt by Foster + Partners. The Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre is designed to help speed up the healing process by offering patients a lush landscape to recover in.

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Metastudy finds PTSD can double the risk of dementia

Researchers have conducted the world’s first meta-analysis of the relationship between PTSD and dementia. Encompassing over a million subjects the study found PTSD can double a person’s risk of developing dementia in their senior years.

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Disney World McDonald’s offers fast food a with side of sustainability

Visitors to McDonald's new restaurant in Walt Disney World Resort will find themselves ordering their Big Mac in an impressively green building that generates its own power. It also features green wall areas and natural ventilation.

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How 10-minute massages can boost the body’s stress-fighting system

The idea alone of a massage might do wonders for some people’s stress levels, but a new study has delved into the physiological details of how these short and sweet treatments can kick the body’s relaxation systems into gear.

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CDC study suggests restaurants are high-risk COVID-19 infection hotspots

A new CDC study has found restaurant dining to be the most commonly shared activity amongst a number of adults with COVID-19. The CDC study suggests eating at a restaurant is an especially high-risk activity during this ongoing pandemic.

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Tiny house saves tired knees and sore backs with single-level layout

Stowable ladders and storage-integrated staircases are almost ubiquitous in tiny houses, but not everyone's cut out for climbing into bed every night. The Dark Horse is all on one level and has some nice optional extras like off-grid functionality.

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Greenery-covered high-rise will have more trees than a nearby park

With over 1,000 trees and 20,000 plants, the Urban Forest is hailed as one of the world's most densely-forested greenery-covered buildings by Koichi Takada Architects. It will include sustainable technology like solar power and rainwater collection.

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