Alicia Crain

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14 Anthropologie Decor Hacks to DIY in 2016

You decorated your place so perfectly this winter that it basically was an Anthropologie window IRL. Now that all the glitz and garland is packed away though, you’re feeling less inspired about what home decor is setting the tone for home: 2016. When your instinct is to head to your fave home goods …

12 Longreads To Get You Through A Snow Day

Snowed in? Fend off cabin fever with these fascinating stories.<p>If you live in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic, a gigantic winter storm is about to screw up your weekend plans.<p>On the bright side, a snow day is one of the best excuses for finally getting around to tackling your Pocket or Instapaper …

Dying Whales, Horrific Omen

Earth's ailing oceans are witnessing a shocking trend - dying whales.<p><i>Beached sperms whales along Dutch island of Texel in second week of Jan. 2016. Photo credit: washingtonpost.com</i><p>My colleagues at Baylor University, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian Institute perfected a …

David Bowie's 'outsider' worldview struck a global chord

He arrived sometime between the Beatles and Led Zeppelin wearing a space-age metallic cape, singing about spiders from Mars, moon dust trailing out of his flaming orange hair.<p>Even in rock's risk-taking heyday,<p>David Bowiestood out.<p>From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke to the Elephant Man to the …

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80 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create a master list.<p>We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create a master list.

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

There are other books in the sea.<p>George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier …

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The Best Documentaries on Netflix

You've seen the best horror films, comedy series, romantic flicks, films featuring a Strong Female Lead, just the overall best releases, and the best …

7 Prize-Winning Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

<i>So many awards, so many amazing choices. Here are our picks from this year's critically acclaimed honorees, including a few surprises.</i><p><b>Fortune Smiles</b><p>By Adam Johnson<p>320 pages; Random House<p><b>The winner that blows your mind -- and opens your heart</b><p>This story collection -- and winner of the National Book …

Five great books you should think about reading in 2016

We read here. A lot. We're book nerds. Honest. I wore a Powell's hoodie to work recently. And some of us even search antique markets for the perfect reading chair.<p>We love books!<p>So do the correspondents we go to for news around the globe. We wanted to know what books they loved this year.<p>They gave …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

21 Amazing Holiday Books You Need To Read ASAP

What better way to celebrate the holidays than reading a book by a warm fire?

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25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

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7 Must-Do Adventures in Yosemite Valley

Photo: Tiffany Nguyen<p>Written by Tiffany Nguyen, an Explorer for The Outbound Collective.<p>When I'm hitting the drawing board and thinking of places to travel to, one of the first places that comes to mind is Yosemite National Park. This place has it all, from the tallest waterfall in North America to …