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March 24, 2019

Beautifully Intimate Chapel Made of 61 Wood Logs Sits in a Bavarian Forest

Created as a place of respite and reflection, John Pawson‘s wood chapel in southwestern Germany follows a long tradition of wayside structures in the area. This rustic, minimalist piece of architecture rises gently into the landscape, the rough-hewn logs blending into the environment. Pawson was commissioned by the Siegfried and Elfriede Denzel Foundation to create the modern chapel as part of the Sieben Kapellen (Seven Chapels) project, which aims to create these sanctuaries for cyclists to take shelter.

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March 22, 2019

Lake Michigan Is Shattering into Icy Shards as It Melts for Spring

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by ABC News (@abcnews) on Mar 20, 2019 at 12:25pm PDT Spring is here to melt away the winter blues, and that includes thawing the thick layer of ice that covers Lake Michigan. As of March 8, 2019, 56% of the Great Lake was covered in ice, and now it’s slowly breaking into chunks that look like beautiful shards of glass.

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March 22, 2019

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Crush Aluminum Cans Before Recycling Them

Do you crush your cans before tossing them into the recycling bin? If so, you’re not alone. Aiming to save space, many people crumple up their aluminum cans once they’re empty. While this method does offer optimal storage, it actually ends up making it harder to recycle them—and may even land them in the trash. Here’s why: most sorting facilities employ a single-stream recycling system.

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March 21, 2019

This Fun Tool Can Tell You What the Best-Selling Book Was the Year You Were Born

Ever wonder what your mom might have been reading while she was pregnant with you? To celebrate World Book Day, UK-based online bookshop Wordery launched a fun new tool that allows you to discover which book was at the top of the New York Times Bestseller list the year you were born. Simply enter your age and Wordery reveals your birth year’s most popular title, along with how long it spent at the top spot.

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