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Noted: How Are Your Table Manners?

As more children grow up in a drive-thru context, sitting up straight and chewing with one’s mouth closed is quickly becoming a societal relic.

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Animal Architecture: Creature-Inspired Craft and Design

The study of Earth’s non-human inhabitants provides limitless inspiration for art, craft and the design of extraordinary structures.

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Noted: When Food Gets Disgusting

The culinary treasures of one country often completely revolt another, resulting in an ingrained emotion that defines not just palates, but cultures.

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What’s Your Favorite Museum Exhibit?

In response to this evocative question, the readers at Boing Boing share photos of the most unbelievable displays at their favorite institutions.

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Noted: How We Save Our Food

Artist Jihyun Ryou invites communities to gather oral traditions about preservation and storage for optimal freshness.

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The Problem With Nude

Join Tara Raines in her crusade against companies who forget that “flesh tone” and “skin” are not objective descriptions of color.

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Noted: Cooking Behind Bars

With a simple warming pot as their only tool, the women of a Texas prison remind us of the universal comfort found in preparing food.

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Noted: Creating a Zero-Waste Garment

In a challenge to maximize every inch of a single piece of fabric, a group of students discover the benefits of limitations.

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Billboards: The Next Green Home?

A Thai design studio is proposing the next big thing in subsidized housing, and it comes with really great views.

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Noted: Brown Is the New Green

Color is the latest tool in the battle to attract eco-conscious shoppers. Are we better off with mocha-hued toilet paper?

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Noted: The Incredible Hotel Built in 15 Days

China’s efficient architectural strategy may be poised to solve the housing drought, but can this foundation stand the test of time?

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Museum on the Mend: Saving the South Street Seaport

Financially troubled, the bastion of this historic site in New York City hold its breath and hopes that its latest makeover will do the trick.

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The Power of Retro Packaging

Your childhood memories at the breakfast table are now the most powerful tool in an advertiser’s arsenal.

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Noted: The Depaving Movement

Grab your pickaxe and sledgehammer and join the fight to free the soil trapped under our abandoned parking lots.

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Noted: Is Miss America Still Relevant?

The beauty pageant of today is a far cry from yesteryear, when full-figured women reached for the crown as a means to their academic dreams.