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The world’s best airport has a horticulture team, a butterfly garden, and 500,000 plants

In March, Skytrax declared Singapore Changi Airport the world’s best overall (for the third straight year), and the best for leisure amenities. One reason global travelers consistently cite Changi as their favorite: its gardens.<p>Changi introduced its first garden in the early 1980s, and over the …

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The Pioneer Woman's Best Tomato Soup Ever — Most Popular Pin of the Week

Not just for warming winter meals, Ree's hearty soup recipe is a go-to make-and-take lunch choice.<p>It's no surprise that The Pioneer Woman's tomato …

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28 DIYs You Need for Your First Apartment

May is here and that means it’s time for graduation, moving on and possibly moving into your first apartment. As a recent grad (congrats, Huskies 2015!), I picked up my stuff, moved across the country and started a job at Brit + Co (ahem, we are hiring!). It was a bit intimidating but also …

This Tiny Hawaiian Treehouse Is All Your Dreams Come True (And It's On AirBnB)

AirBnB has a lot of great hidden gems, but this tiny tropical treehouse has to be one of our favorites.<p>The one-bedroom, one-bathroom treehouse on the Big Island of Hawaii sits on stilts 15 feet above the ground.<p>It only has 230 square feet of usable floorspace, but its wrap-around lanai offers a …

M&Ms candy maker says: Don't eat too many

One of the biggest candy companies in the world wants you to lay off the sugar.<p>Mars, which makes M&Ms, Snickers and Twix, said Friday that it supports government recommendations to limit sugar intake and label sweets with the amount of added sugar they contain.<p>It's surprising, coming from a candy …

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See Every Look from the 2015 Met Gala

It was a *doozy*.<p>The Met Gala is always an epic parade of chic look after chic look, but with this year's theme—<i>Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion</i>—as a jumping-off point, it was *definitely* one to remember. Here, a look at what just might be fashion's wildest night yet.

16 Loft Beds to Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

While small living can be cozy, it can also be inconvenient. And when it’s your turn to host the party, the bed becomes a major seating area because that’s what takes up the most space. The solution: Get that huge piece of bedroom furniture off the floor with a loft bed. Whether you’re looking to …

Here's why everyone wants to go to Milan this year

Flights to Milan from the US are regularly cheaper than they are to other European cities.<p>And with the euro near an all-time low, US visitors can take advantage of the shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer.<p>Bottom line — if you see a great deal on a flight to Milan, book it. There's …

23 Recipes That Make Eating Breakfast for Dinner Easy

With all the great breakfast recipes out there, it can be difficult to try each one on any given Sunday. And since brekkie is pretty much our favorite meal <i>and</i> we have a huge back log of delicious recipes on our Pinterest boards, we decided that it is time to start eating breakfast for dinner! From …

Meet The Woman Whose Brain Tumor Was Really Her Evil Twin

A 26-year-old woman with a brain tumor has discovered that what was living deep inside her head wasn’t a disease — it was an evil twin that was trying to kill her. Sound like an episode of <i>The Twilight Zone</i>? Well, for Yamini Karanam this weird tale is just too real.<p>Karanam says that her twin has …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Create Zones in a Large Room?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is about creating zones in a room.<p><b>"How do I create zones and decorate in a room with an open-floor plan?" —Christine E.</b><p>Christine, …

Sandra Bullock Is PEOPLE's 2015 World's Most Beautiful Woman!

<i>PEOPLE’s 2015 World’s Most Beautiful Woman, Sandra Bullock, opens up in her most revealing interview ever. Subscribe now for instant access to this</i> …

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32 Perfect Books To Kick Off Your Book Club

"Guaranteed to give you the feels."

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Disney's New Way Of Working That Saved 'Big Hero 6' And 'Frozen'

There’s a scene in Walt Disney’s <i>Big Hero 6</i> movie where Baymax the robot is introduced to robotics prodigy Hiro at an exhibition. Don’t remember it? Here’s why. It’s on the cutting room floor. In its place was spliced a scene where the duo hook up together with Hiro’s elder brother Tadashi.<p>For what …

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Countless Coconut Oil Uses and Health Benefits

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Coconut oil has been a dietary and beauty staple for millennia. It's a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to …

How to Lose Ten Pounds in Thirty Days

I probably shouldn't have been surprised. Get a couple thousand people in a room and at least half will say they'd like to lose some weight.<p>Get a …

15 Easy Crock Pot Meals You Can Prep in 20 Minutes or Less

There’s nothing like the slow cooker to make cooking easy, but during the week it can still be rough to get a home-cooked meal on the table. Happily, with only 20 minutes of prep required (or less!), these 15 recipes make crock pot cooking practically effortless. Whether you’re looking for …

18 of the Most Charming Small Towns Across America

Small town America is alive and well.<p>Our friends at CountryLiving.com asked their Facebook fans to share their favorite small towns in America. Here are some of the nominations, all with populations of under 13,000.

15 Foods You Should Never Eat

The foods to eliminate from your diet now.<p>We know we should stay clear of hard-and-fast food but some foods can seriously mess with your health.<p>"It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once," says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental …

10 Meals To Make When You're Broke, Without Beelining To The Ramen Aisle

Sometimes we like to go on insane shopping benders and end up emptying out our bank accounts save for a few $20 bills. Other times, our cars break …

Articles about most impressive green homes chicago on Dwell.com - Dwell

By opening up the atrium of a historic residence in Chicago, an architect shows it may take more than a first (or second) draft...<p>Chicago bills a one-and-a-half-mile-long stretch of Cermak Road as "the greenest street in America," a surprising...<p>In 1892, when John Muir founded the Sierra Club, the …

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This Tiny Apartment Has A Bathtub In The Kitchen (& We Kinda Love It)

A loft bed is a great way to maximize floor space, and the one you'll find in this bohemian studio apartment in Camden, London will probably make you …

16 matcha recipes for anyone green to the latest culinary craze

Matcha is the latest food craze you might not know about, but one taste and you'll be hooked.<p>This ancient, finely milled green powder has been a …

A Hanging Garden That Floats Through Space to Meet Your Nose

Gardens are beautiful and all but they're almost always inconveniently located on the ground. Instead of stooping to smell the roses, this garden …

8 of the Coolest Bunk Beds We've Ever Seen

Designs kids and adults will love.<p>Who didn't want a bunk bed when they were growing up? Kids will love these designs — and maybe even adults, too!

6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.<p><b>1. Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot …

15 Easy Japanese Party Recipes

One of common questions I receive from readers is what Japanese people cook for a party. Majority of people in Japan live in smaller homes and …

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At Under 100 Calories, You'll Want 2 Servings of This Flourless Chocolate Cake

The dessert course does not have to end with you licking the cake stand clean. Full of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, this recipe for flourless chocolate cake can be made using individual-sized ramekins, making for a perfectly portioned 100-calorie dessert. Flour is subbed with vitamin-A-rich …

Spaghetti and Meatballs for Less Than 350 Calories

1 lb lean ground turkey<br>1 cup cooked farro<br>1 cup spinach leaves<br>4 egg whites<br>4 Tbsp chopped onion<br>1 tsp oregano<br>1 tsp turmeric<br>Pinch of salt and pepper<br>4 sweet potatoes<br>4 Tbsp grated Asiago cheese<p>1. Preheat oven to 350F. To make meatballs, mix together the first eight ingredients by hand, then roll into 16 …