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Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

European Travel

The Perfect Day in Amsterdam

<i>Author Russell Shorto was so captivated with Amsterdam during research trips for two best-selling books that he decided to move there permanently.</i> …

European Travel

Dwell

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Home Tours

Out of My Mind

• <b>Author:</b> Sharon M. Draper<p><b>Over 1.5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Out of My Mind and discovered the brilliant mind of Melody Brooks.</b><p><b>Out of My Mind</b> <b>spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list!</b><p><b>“If there’s one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read</b> …

Tuck Everlasting

• <b>Author:</b> Natalie Babbitt<p><b>The classic novel about a young girl who stumbles upon a family's stunning secret</b><p><i>What if you could live forever?</i><p>Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? That is what young Winnie Foster must decide when she discovers a spring on her family’s property whose waters grant …

The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book One)

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she's his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids." What he …

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson—a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy …

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to diabolical. In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as …

Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy managed to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact …

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the …

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess?<p>May 18, 2009 – Percy Jackson s fifth and final adventure begins with a blast and gets …

The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Three)

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they …

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him.<p>May 18, 2009 – Percy …

The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for …

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

• <b>Author:</b> John Grisham<p>In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.<p>But …

A Wrinkle in Time

• <b>Author:</b> Madeleine L'Engle<p>It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.<p>"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I …

The Heroes of Olympus, Book Four: The House of Hades

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way …

The Sneetches and Other Stories: Read & Listen Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Dr. Seuss<p>Dr. Seuss creates another timeless picture-book classic with <i>The Sneetches and Other Stories.</i> Are you a Star-Belly Sneetch or a Plain-Belly Sneetch? This delightful book contains four tales with deliciously subtle takes on how silly it is to be, well, silly. “The Sneetches,” “The …

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Read & Listen Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Dr. Seuss<p>“Every <i>Who</i> down in <i>Who</i>-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of <i>Who</i>-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, …

15 Summer Cabin Escapes

Somewhere between adventure and chilling the heck out, you'll find the perfect secluded cabin. A respite from the daily grind. A private haven that allows you to breathe a little deeper. If you can't escape before the cold sets in, enjoy ogling the perfect rental spots to fuel your …

Hiking

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Indian Spiced Black Bean & Tofu Burgers • Steamy Kitchen Recipes

posted by<p><i>Hi! Here’s another way to incorporate more tofu in your life! I create delicious tofu recipes for Mori-Nu Tofu, made right here in the USA.</i> …

Vegan

Sous Vide Pork Belly Buns With Pork Braise Mayonnaise and Quick-Pickled Cucumbers Recipe

Steamed buns stuffed with pork belly cooked sous-vide in a Japanese-style marinade.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1/2 cup soy sauce1/2 cup mirin1/2 cup granulated sugar2 tablespoons fish sauce2 whole scallions, roughly chopped3 medium cloves garlic, roughly chopped1 (2-inch) chunk ginger, peeled …

Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cupcakes

Every time I opened the refrigerator this week I had leftover pumpkin puree staring me in the face. It wasn't enough to make a pie, and it was too …

Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

Anders Andersson – Sweden Watercolor http://www.airart.se/ http://www.svenskakonstnarer.se/galleri/... Posted by Lara

Drawing mouths:How to Draw a Realistic Lips With Pencil - Fine Art-Tips.

Artist: Claude Monet Title: Chrysanthemums Completion Date: 1897 Style: Impressionism Genre: flower painting Technique: oil Material: canvas Dimensions: 88.5 x 130.1 cm Gallery: Private Collection http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/claude-monet/chrysanthemums-1897 Posted by Lara

Emil Nolde (7 August 1867 – 13 April 1956) was a German painter and printmaker. He was one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brücke, and is considered to be one of the great oil painting and watercolour painters of the 20th century. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emil_Nolde Posted by Lara