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15 Christmas Features We WON’T Be Writing This Year

You've probably guessed this already being the savvy online sort who reads more than the headlines, but what happens on a lot of internet sites is that some features at this time of year are written in advance, then scheduled to automatically post around Christmas time so the staff can have a rest. Because this is really hard, you know? I've only had nine tea breaks in the last two hours. Read More >>

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These Futuristic Villas Would Produce More Energy Than They Consume

It's sort of an environmentalist's dream. Forty-five gorgeous villas built on a wasteland that are so impossibly eco-friendly that they produce more energy than they consume in a given year. Ideal as it sounds, Vincent Callebaut has designed just that. Read More >>

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7 of the World’s Most Awesome Alternative Christmas Trees

Nothing will ever be able to replace the simple beauty of a real, live Christmas tree, and don't even get us started on the smell. But no matter how much we may cherish this piney holiday tradition, the reality remains: They're bulky, messy, and a pain in the arse to toss out once they're dead. But fake Christmas trees are tacky, right? That's where you're wrong—welcome to the wide and exciting world of Christmas trees alternatives, where the best are anything but. Read More >>

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This Hanging Hotel Made of Recycled Materials Is Definitely Weird, and Maybe Wonderful

AirHotel, a sustainable and mobile hanging hotel designed by a group of Belgian artists, is actually a collection of six unique pod-like rooms, each with its own theme. May 10 -- June 2, AirHotel will be set up at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival in the UK, where a stay in one of its wacky rooms will begin at about £35 per occupant. Read More >>