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10 Bright White Rooms

Rooms in shades of white.<p>From snow-white kitchens that sparkle to ivory hues in the bathroom, the color brightens any room in your house.

Dining Rooms

Could This Be the Most Expensive Apartment in New York?

If you've made it to the top in your career, this 96th floor New York City penthouse apartment is a fitting abode. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p><i>CIM Group</i><p>There's no shortage of fabulous real estate available right now for New York's super rich: there's this $98 million Upper …

New York City

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

7 Secret Spots to Hide Valuables at Home

A friend of mine was recently burglarized. Their place was completely ransacked in the process and several valuables were stolen. Fortunately, a few …

Sinato hides two bedrooms behind an L-shaped wall in Fujigaoka M apartment

Tokyo architecture studio Sinato added a L-shaped wall into the centre of this apartment in Japan to partition off space for two new bedrooms (+ …

9 Secrets Your Flight Attendant May Be Burning To Tell You

We're infatuated with life in the skies -- and all the myth-busting that comes along with it. Who would've guessed that dim lights are meant to prep you for evacuation, or that those airline blankets <i>aren't</i> always freshly washed?<p>Of course, nobody knows these secrets better than flight attendants. So …

10 cities you will love to leave behind

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Canada one of the world’s most popular destinations for job seekers: study

Canada is one of the top spots in the world for job seekers who are setting their sights abroad.<p>The U.S., the U.K. and Canada are the world's most popular country destinations for job seekers, a Boston Consulting Group global survey of more than 200,000 people released Sunday showed. Among cities, …

Road Trip: New Zealand's North Island

Travel<p>Get into the adventure with some of the most varied and rugged landscapes on Earth.<p>Boasting some of the most varied and rugged landscapes on Earth, New Zealand has long been a source of adventure. In addition, its eclectic Polynesian and European heritage makes it a remarkable center of …

New Zealand

Free Things to Do in Tokyo

TravelFree Things to Do<p>With a population that simultaneously embraces unapologetic trendiness and centuries-old traditions, Tokyo presents travelers with paradoxical experiences at every turn. Kimono-clad women amble past contemporary architectural masterpieces. Well-dressed young professionals …

Japan

Photographer Marina Cano Captures Wild Animals in Their Most Unguarded Moments

Spanish photographer Marina Cano has been taking photographs since she was a teenager. Years later, she’s amassed an incredible portfolio and several …

The best free things to do in New York (save your money for the hotel)

Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo, Brooklyn. (Paul Martinka/Corbis)<p>WATERFRONT NYC<p>Walk across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and check out the tree-lined streets and artisanal coffee shops. Say hi to the nice people with woolly hats and artful facial hair. Hit the Brooklyn Flea market. Then stop by Brooklyn …

David Letterman

The 20 Coziest Bedrooms Ever

Cancelling nighttime plans from now until forever.<p>In theory, your bedroom should be the most comfortable room in your house, but it's easy to sacrifice comfort when your design aesthetic comes into play. Form over function literally any day of the week—but that doesn't have to be the case. These …

Bedrooms

This Is Where The Richest Bachelors And Bachelorettes Live

There are a slew of traits people look for in a potential mate: some want tall, dark and handsome, some want a person they can laugh with and other want IQs above 120.<p>Of course, adding a little extra wealth would just be icing on the cake. Money Magazine put together a list of the top cities to …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Travel<p>Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram</i> …

Top 10

How To Make Your Roof Last For Decades

The knowledge that you get to come home to a roof over your head is one of the most rewarding parts of being a homeowner. The knowledge that you’ll …

The 100 greatest travel experiences

Over the years, you've told us your ultimate travel experiences – so here it is, the definitive travel wish list...<p><i>Get your hands on our new 100</i> …

Top 10 London for first-timers

London is huge, fast-paced and packed with things you’ve been told not to miss. It's a great city, but it can be hard for a first-time visitor to know where to start. Here are our recommendations for the top ten places to make a priority.<p>1. Tower of London<p>A world of English eccentricity strikingly …

British Museum

The top 10 places to sneak a nap in Toronto

Life in Toronto would be greatly improved if we seriously considered the siesta as an official thing, but given that it won't happen in our lifetime, …

How to Remove Wrinkles in Photoshop

Tutorials

WD Announces the Ultimate On-Location Hard Drive with WiFi and an SD Slot Built Right In

It’s not often a portable hard drive catches our eye, but the newest offering from Western Digital feels like it was built specifically for …

Toronto is where Hollywood actors go to reinvent themselves

The<p>Toronto International Film Festivalis Hollywood's annual showcase for its most prestigious movies, the ones that might go on to reap Oscars.<p>For many of the big-name actors attending, though, there's a somewhat different agenda: reinvention.<p>The gathering, which runs Thursday to Sept. 14, ‎will …

Health in emerging destinations

It is fun to explore untravelled regions, but how do you prepare when there’s not much information out there and no-one to ask? Will it spook or …

10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography

Have you ever tried shooting food? If you have, then you know how hard this can be. There are so many things you have to think about while making …

Photography

10 Ways to Squeeze Extra Storage Out of a Small Bathroom

Storage is always at a premium in a small space, but nowhere is that more true than in the bathroom. There are so many little odds and ends — makeup, …

Steal the Style: 10 Restaurant Interiors to Inspire Your Kitchen Renovation --> http://on.apttherapy.com/IcXuDb If you're looking for inspiration for your kitchen remodel, what better place to look than to people who cook for a living? Restaurants and bars have to be both functional and stylish, and they're an excellent source of ideas for your kitchen.

23 More eBooks For Photographers That Are Completely Free

The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A …

A House That Proves You Shouldn't Be Afraid of Dark Walls

Decorated with deep, earthy browns and watery colors.<p>Designer Susan Ferrier used deep, earthy browns and watery colors to evoke rustic cabins and endless summer in this Lake Martin, Alabama, house.

Living Rooms

STOP! Before You Clean With Vinegar, Read This

This kitchen staple is handy around the house — just not in these spots.<p>We're huge fans of having vinegar in our cleaning arsenal. It's great at lifting stains, freshening laundry, cleaning windows, and much more. Plus, it's inexpensive and all-natural. But vinegar is also acidic, which means that …

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