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Stripe House: A beautiful, efficient live/work townhouse in the Netherlands

Stripe House: A beautiful, efficient live/work townhouse in the Netherlands | Líäfstylé | Scoop.it

The Stripe House is an energy efficient and naturally daylit home in Leiden, The Netherlands and was designed by local firm, GAAGA. Encased in a handmade plaster facade and brightly daylit from a host of windows, the compact home doubles as an office and is very energy efficient by design.

 

Sited on a corner lot near a park, the home does its best to make the best of the compact plot. Three stories tall, the home creates space with vertical floor area, but still retains a small garden space from which to enjoy the exterior and the neighborhood, also providing a soft transition from public to private space as well as distance from the neighboring houses.

The ground floor is used as an office, while the first and second floors are for the family. The first floor living space has an open living/kitchen floor plan, and two bedrooms and a bath are located on the top floor. A void between the living space and the bedrooms creates a connection via operable shutters.

Large windows on the the three open sides of the home are oriented towards interesting views and fill the bright white interior with natural daylight. The exterior is very tactile with a beautiful handcrafted plaster facade created with linear molds.

Beyond daylighting, the Stripe house is also a very sustainable house that scores well in several energy performance and environmental index calculations and labels- making it an efficient and beautiful example of innovative green design.

 


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Líäfstylé: Foods to keep you Young

Líäfstylé: Foods to keep you Young | Líäfstylé | Scoop.it

Foods to keep you Young

You can add years to your life simply by making the right food choices. Of course, leading a healthy lifestyle and staying active would help but for delaying the aging process, nothing beats having a nutrient-packed diet rich in antioxidants. The antioxidants destroy cell damaging free radicals of your body and prevent many diseases. This results in delaying the decaying process of the body. Include the following foods in your diet to stay younger for longer.

Olive Oil

It has high content of polyphenols, powerful antioxidant which help to prevent diseases related to age. The monosaturated fats found in olive oil were responsible for low rates of heart disease and less occurrence of cancer on a Greek island known as Crete. There was study called Seven Country Study 40 years ago which concluded that it was due to the good health impact of olive oil.

Organic Milk

If you start taking organic milk instead of regular pasteurised one, it would be much more conducive to have good health. This is because the antioxidants are more in those cows that have been fed on grass or other organic food items. The milk of these cows show 40 to 50 percent more antioxidants compared to conventionally bred cows. Regardless of whether the grains fed to cows are supplemented or not, the cows raised on grass have much more health benefits.

Yoghurt

Having 1 cup of yoghurt gives you as much riboflavin as you find in a cup of boiled spinach. Riboflaving (also called vitamin B) is essential for acting as a catalyst of antioxidant activity. Without its initiation, the glutathione antioxidant is not able to destroy free radicals in the body. It is important that you replenish the body’s need for riboflavin daily because it is water soluble and stays in the body for only a few hours. Yoghurt is just the right food for it.

Natural Sweeteners

If you remove excess sweeteners from your diet and include natural ones such as brown sugar, maple syrup, honey and molasses, it can help you satisfy your sweet tooth without harming your health. The antioxidant content of molasses in particular was found to be very high by researchers of the Virginia Tech University.

Nuts

These are rich in unsaturated fats and have benefits similar to those of olive oil. Apart from that, they also contain vitamins, minerals and other phytochemicals which bring down the aging process.

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Líäfstylé: Top 10 Super Sex Treats To Give Him

Líäfstylé: Top 10 Super Sex Treats To Give Him | Líäfstylé | Scoop.it

1. When he leans in for a kiss, pull the back of his head closer to you with your hands. Lightly tug on his hair as you kiss to reinforce the message that you can't get enough of his mouth on yours.

2. Just before you go down on him, lick your lips and whisper in his ear that you can't wait to taste him.

3. As you're hanging out in bed doing your normal thing-maybe watching a movie or reading-suddenly roll over, lie on top of him, and writhe your entire body against his through your clothes.

4. Pin his hands above his head, and use only your breasts to give his chest a sexy rubdown. Put a dab of lotion on your nipples to enhance the skin-on-skin sensation.

5. Give him a real-life wet dream: invite him to join you in the shower, and then surprise him by getting on your knees and taking his penis into your mouth. The warm stream of water against his back combined with the warmth of your mouth will feel so good, he'll need to brace himself against the shower bar to stay standing.

6. While you're making out, take two of his fingers and press them against the outside of your underwear so he knows just how wet he's getting you.

7. As he's giving you oral, rock your hips in rhythm to his movements, and lift your lower half toward him to show just how into it you are.

8. Push your guy down on the bed with his arms by his sides and straddle him so that your knees lightly pin his forearms against his body. Tantalise him by showing peeks of skin for a few seconds while simultaneously circling your hips like you're riding him cowboy-style.

9. Sneak up behind your guy while he's on the phone and reach around to grab his penis. Use a firmer, underhand grip to re-create the way he touches himself while giving him warm, breathy kisses from just below the earlobe to that ultra-sensitive spot where the bottom of his neck meets the top of his back.

10. Give him an F-me-now kiss: stroke the back of his neck with one hand, grab his butt with the other, and press your boobs into his chest and your pelvis against his.

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Líäfstylé: What Makes a Woman Fall in Love?

Líäfstylé: What Makes a Woman Fall in Love? | Líäfstylé | Scoop.it

 

Most men ends up frustrated while trying to win a woman. But making a woman fall in love with you is easier than you ever imagined. Most of the women look for emotional bonding which they explain as connection between the two.  



Attraction The very first thing that makes a women fall in love is a sense of attraction. The attraction is not always physical in nature but include the other aspects such as personality, sense of humour and intelligence of the person. In absence of attraction your chances of being one also goes down, that is when she will start looking for the other ‘right man’.

Compliments   Compliment don’t only mean praise but there is more to it. By complimenting you are giving a silent message that she is being notice and you are interested in her. Remember that compliments are effective when they are sincere and well timed. Even though women love to get compliments but make sure that you don’t overdo it.   Try to know her and give deeper compliments, for instance appreciate her thoughtfulness and generosity. Tell her how witty you find her, how her gentle nature and intelligence amuse you.   Trust
Mostly all women consider trust to be important component in love.  So bring the element of trust in to your relation and make her fall in love with you. Support and respect her when she isopening up emotionally and in turn talk to her about your feelings.
Most of women need to feel secure before entering into a relationship and ones they sense the security and commitment in relation, they are all yours.   Mature man   Mature man can easily make a women fall in love. Women are mostly seen attracted to guys who are responsible and deal with the situations with ‘maturity’. For instance, men who can think rationally even in unfavourable situations. Women mostly complaint about how immature the guys behave. Remember with your maturity can help your relationship by bringing her closer to you.



Emotional bond

Emotional bond is an essential ingredient for making a women fall in love.  Try to get her at the deep emotional level. Make her realise that you are emotionally bonded to her and lookingforward for the same.    
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Líäfstylé: Pillow Talk as Important as Sex

Líäfstylé: Pillow Talk as Important as Sex | Líäfstylé | Scoop.it

Men, please note -- pillow talk after a passionate night does matter to ladies. In fact, it's as important for a healthy relationship as sex.

Researchers at the University of Michigan have carried out the study and found that women whose partners nod off to sleep after being intimate are actually left feeling insecure and wanting attention.

The study has found that cuddling and talking after sex is a crucial way for a couple to express their commitment to each other, the 'Daily Mail' newspaper reported.

The researchers have based their findings on an analysis of 456 people who were surveyed for the study.

Lead researcher Dr Daniel Kruger said that the study of couples' sleeping patterns found men often fell asleep first.

Dr Kruger said: "When their partner feel asleep first, they craved that bonding time, for expressions of affection and endearment, and felt it was lacking. "A woman could be pregnant. Although with contraception that may not be the case anymore, we still have this psychology, and the post-coital time is when the couple makes promises to each other and establish commitment. "The time couples spend together after sex might be as important as what happens before it in terms of building the relationship yet it has rarely been studied."

The researchers claim that men may have developed a tendency to fall asleep first to avoid any conversations about commitment.

"For men, in evolutionary terms there's more of an incentive to have other sexual partners to advance their reproductive success whereas for women there is more incentive to secure the relationship," he said.

The findings have been published in the 'Journal of Social, Evolutionary and Cultural Psychology'.

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Líäfstylé (Lifestyle) is a composite of Motivations, Needs, Wants and is influenced by factors such as Culture, Family, Reference groups and Social class. Líäfstylé (Lifestyle) is a unique destination offering inspiration for home, family and life. Blogging Líäfstylé (Lifestyle) the latest Topics like - Health & Fitness and Beauty & Fashion Tips and Trends along with Diet & Nutrition, Love & Relationships, Life & Work, People and Self-Improvement Ideas & More.

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