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Zan Romanoff for Dyson
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You may not know it, but you live in a power house. That is, your home and the gadgets in it are producing a ton of energy throughout the day in ways you might not even notice. We sometimes take for granted how high-tech modern appliances, utilities and tools are, so here are some ways of thinking about all the sheer

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Rachelle Dragani for Dyson
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It doesn’t take a radical disruptor to know that the senior smart tech market is ripe with opportunity. Silicon Valley’s innovator class isn’t generally known for catering to the silver-haired crowd, but as the baby boomer population starts to experience the aggravations of aging, the benefits that smart technology

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Rachel Sugar for Dyson
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I love a good grocery list; it helps me imagine that I am the type of person who is fully in control of her life. A grocery list says, Sure, I may have coffee running down the front of my blouse, but at least I never forget to buy diced tomatoes!

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Miranda Popkey for Dyson
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A non-exhaustive list of things I’ve lost over the course of my thirty odd years alive on this earth: countless socks; every decent hair-tie I’ve ever owned; approximately four hundred bobby pins; money at poker and blackjack and airport slot machines; an iPad Mini; a single pearl earring; an entire suitcase (full);

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Miranda Popkey for Dyson
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During the six years I lived in New York, I became a regular at exactly two places. Neither of these was a restaurant or a bar: I was not recognized at my neighborhood café, the food truck near the park, the bakery near my subway stop. No, the two places at which I was a regular were, one, the deli beneath the office

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Cinnamon Janzer for Dyson
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Home security systems used to be reserved for massive mansions, loaded with treasures and jewels ripe for the taking, Home Alone-style. Not anymore. Technological innovation has touched the home security frontier as well, transforming home security systems from behemoths reserved for the wealthy to tiny, customizable

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It’s not just the grueling workout ahead of you that makes getting to the gym a chore — it’s all of the little hassles between home and the gym. First, there’s the planning. If you’re going straight from the office, you have to schlep your gym bag around all day. Then there’s making sure you arrive during a time when

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Zan Romanoff for Dyson
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Andrea Lim is a Design Engineer at Dyson, which means she’s part of a team of innovators tasked with imagining how users will interact with their product — and then building something that can stand up both to that fantasy, and to all the ways people will find to mess up. For example, Lim was on the team that helped

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Natalie Pattillo for Dyson
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At a dinner party, I’m definitely not one of those people who proudly proclaims, “oh, we don’t have TV” and go on a well-meaning diatribe about how it’s the root of all social degradation. I’m steadfastly loyal to Grey’s Anatomy, Empire, and Queer Eye — the holy trinity of must-watch TV in my book. I’ve gone to all

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Working from home seems like a dream. When you’re a freelancer, the entire day is yours. Every minute is spent just how you want, without anyone telling you what to do or where to be, all while wrapped up in the comfort of your home (and probably pajamas).

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There are few better experiences than whipping up some made-from-scratch pesto, or garnishing a homemade pizza with a few basil leaves. The only downside is that unless you use all of the $4 basil bunch you bought, it’s going to turn brown and die a slow, sad death in your fridge within a few days.

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Alana Massey for Dyson
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It took only a few nights in an Kiev AirBnB to figure out why I’d spent so many years unable to keep my bedroom neat. The apartment was in the Podil district, spacious and well-appointed; its master bedroom featured a queen mattress on a simple platform positioned directly in the center of the room. The bed left just

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