Carmel Marie Ortiz

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Animal photos of the year 2016

Downing Street

The Best IKEA Closets on the Internet

As fashion girls, we might spend most of our time obsessing over current clothing trends and stalking our favorite accessories online, but we also …

A perfectly seasoned slow-roasted pork tacos recipe

My parents left Tehran for San Diego on the eve of the Iranian revolution, shortly before I was born in 1979. The most delightful aspect of our home culture was the food – it brought us together. Rare were the nights when our extended family didn’t join us at the dinner table, which was always full …

Dessert

The U.S. Virgin Islands Will Give You Money to Visit in 2017

🚨 This is not a drill. 🚨<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the U.S. Virgin Islands will *pay you* to take a vacation …

10 Beautiful Photographs

Nature is beautiful… right? These photo’s show how beautiful nature can be…<p>Coastal Potholes<p>Dunnottar Castle<p>Somewhere In Romania<p>Shifen …

The Best of Sketching in 2016

From traditional to digital and everything in between<p>We noticed a popularity in sketching articles this year, ranging from traditional pen and paper …

Someone Turned 2016 Into a Horror Movie Trailer and It's Terrifying AF

Relive all the horrors 2016 had to offer.<p>Even the scariest horror movies have nothing on 2016. From creepy clowns roaming the streets to the deaths of countless beloved icons, this year has been nothing short of unsettling — and most of us are more than ready for it to be over.<p>But if you need more …

Why Eastern Europe Will be 2017’s Hot Travel Destination

Gazing up at the Eiffel Tower post-baguette, or tossing coins into the Trevi Fountain before devouring bowls of cacio e pepe are dreamy European experiences that will forever inspire flights to Paris and Rome. Beyond such timeless locales, however, curious itinerants are increasingly looking east …

5 Free Graphic Design Tools To Create Your Own Visuals in 2017

Why would you pay a design agency upwards of $5,000 for one graphic design, when you can create your own visuals for next to nothing?<p>Many startups and new entrepreneurs understand the value of using visuals in their marketing strategy, but how many people are actually going to throw five grand at a …

5 Popular Lipstick Colors That Truly Look Awesome on Everyone

As far as lipstick goes, I've seen—and used—them all. If I could have majored in lipstick in college, I would have. (One look at my vanity and you'd get it.) So when someone asks me the ever-important questions "What's your favorite?" or "What color will look good on me?" I'm more than equipped to …

Strip club baron’s abandoned ‘Swingers’ Palace’ will give you nightmares

Take a peek around this abandoned swingers’ pad, where the pool’s all dried up and the party finished a long time ago.<p>The Swingers’ Tiki Palace is …

Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds

Every parent wants their kids to be successful. It is the purest wish a parent can have. Making this wish a reality is an entirely different …

Parenting

Here's Literally 16 Animated DC Movies You Should Just Go Watch Right Now

In the lead-up to the release of The Killing Joke, we take a look at some highlights of the lesser-known DC movies.

Mila Kunis Goes Makeup-Free For ‘Glamour’ Because She Doesn’t Care What You Think

It has been proven time and time again that people think Mila Kunis is a babe. On top of being a talented actress and comedienne, Kunis also manages to balance her career with being a wife and mother, all while avoiding the public eye. To promote her new movie, <i>Bad Moms</i>, Kunis sat down with <i>Glamour</i> …

The 'Running of the Bulls' in 1954 | CNN Travel

CNN

'Largest-ever' Silicon Valley eviction to displace hundreds of tenants

Iris Milano could hardly sleep after she got the news that her family would be kicked out of their two-bedroom apartment in San Jose.<p>“You’re always thinking and worrying. It’s something that is always with me,” said Milano, 47, a skin-care technician who lives with her husband and 14-year-old son …

Housing