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HOW TO: Make A Recycled Glass Terrarium

Children love to watch things grow and they enjoy getting their hands dirty. One of the best ways for them to do both is by helping them build an …

Pulp Fiction

Quentin Tarantino has created a wide variety of fashionable and unforgettable characters, but none as beautiful as Mia Wallace.<p>Check out what other …

It’s Time to Pay Attention to Sleep, the New Health Frontier

After being diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in 2011, Lynn Mitchell, 68, was averaging about an hour of solid sleep a night. Stressed about her …

Sleep

12 of the Most Over-the-Top Flower Arrangements We've Seen This Week

These arrangements from Preston Bailey's Designing with Flowers book are incredible and perfect for any fantasy wedding.<p><b>1. Life-size floral elephant.</b><p><b>2.</b> <b>All white everything.</b><p><b>3. Gigantic peach, purple, and pink centerpieces.</b><p><b>4. An orchid canopy.</b><p><b>5.</b> <b>White roses dripping with crystals.</b><p><b>6.</b> <b>An entire</b> …

The Most Fabulous Houses Of 2014

Every year, the American Institute of Architects honors the best residential design in the U.S., recognizing, as the organization puts it, “good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.”<p>Today, the organization announced its 2014 AIA Housing …

British Columbia

Kilauea's Volatile Beauty Captured At Night (PHOTOS)

Each of the Hawaiian islands are or once were active volcanoes, springing forth from a hotspot in the middle of the Pacific Plate. Kilauea, one of five active volcanoes in Hawaii, has erupted continuously, more or less, since it formed some 300,000 to 600,000 years ago. It might be the world’s most …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Trails

The cutest animal ever: melt at the Power of Sloth - in pictures

What's your favourite animal? Warning, it might be about to change when you see these pictures from Lucy Cooke's new book The Power of Sloth.<p>Prepare to crumble, very slowly, into a heap of happiness as you learn more about a species about which you may know very little

Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters

How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

The world <i>wants</i> us to make Peeps.<p>I discovered this last year on a day that began with reading an article in the local paper in which Marilyn Hagerty called a Ruby Tuesday “one of the stars in the restaurant scene” of my new town. It was a day I almost gave up on food.<p>On top of all of that, I had an …

Impressive 3-Storey Treehouse Built as a Labor of Love

In 2004, Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez purchased Camp Wandawega, his childhood getaway, with the intention of preserving its old buildings and cabins. Surratt's father christened the newly-obtained property by hanging a rope swing on the giant elm located in the center of camp. Sadly, he …

Treehouses

“City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection”: See Some of the Greatest Graffiti Relics from 1980s New York

Artist Martin Wong moved to New York City from San Francisco in the late 1970s, and took a job at Pearl Paint in Chinatown. There, he befriended many of the city’s young graffiti artists and began collecting their works, amassing one of the largest collections of New York City street art. He …

10 Best Dive Sites in North America (Photos)

The weather is warming up and the sun is coming out…it's time to get scuba certified. Explore the treasures under the sea at these amazing dive spots …

Browse the Future of Shopping with Retail Expert Erin Neer

MagMaker / January 9, 2014<p>If you’ve purchased anything at a brick-and-mortar store in the last few years, you know that many of the most important …

Radiant Orchid

MagMaker / January 10, 2014<p>Capping off a long process of meticulous study and design trendspotting, the color gurus at Pantone recently unveiled …

Mangia! Flipboard Magazines for People Who Love Italian Food

MagMaker / February 25, 2014<p>Even if you weren’t born in Italy, you may be the kind of person who becomes Italian at mealtime.<p>Italian chefs spent …

Samsung Designer Denies Apple Influence: "Absolutely Not"

Real-time marketing, Android origins and some directly relevant testimony about "slide-to-unlock" at the Apple-Samsung trial.<p>Did Samsung steal its slide-to-unlock feature from Apple’s smartphone software?<p>“Absolutely not,” said Samsung senior UI designer Youngmi Kim, who has worked on user …

Teardown Shows Samsung's Galaxy S5 Costs About $256 to Build

Samsung's costs are climbing, a report by research firm IHS finds.<p>The Galaxy S5, Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, costs about $256 to build according to a teardown analysis by market research firm IHS that will be published later today.<p>Released over the weekend, and winning praise for features …

Handsome Rob Lowe says good-looking people have it tough. Please.

"Don't hate me because I'm beautiful," the old commercial goes. And generally speaking, that's decent advice: Hate is never a good idea, and there are few things in the world less attractive than envy. That said, actor Rob Lowe's assertion in the New York Times that "there's this unbelievable bias …

13 Comfort Foods That Burn Fat

They’re called “comfort” foods for a reason—they bring back warm memories, tickle your taste buds, and soothe your soul. Though some comfort foods …

Nutrition

Some expired drugs are OK to use - CNN Video

Best Android Phone: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One M8

The decision used to be clear. If you wanted Android, you got the latest Samsung Galaxy. Now, with HTC’s latest release winning critics’ hearts, …

Phones

Genius Invention! Here's Why We No Longer Fear Wearing White Pants

While a pair of white jeans may be a spring must-have and look gorgeous when flawlessly clean, one small misstep—like spilling a few drops of your …

On Trend: Spring Straps and Cutouts

<i>By Katherine Hahn for GalTime.com</i><p>Want to show a little skin this spring? Cutouts and crazy straps are red hot right now. The right design can jazz up even the most basic fabrics. This is a bandwagon we totally encourage hopping on, so take a look at what we found!<p><b>Nasty Gal Urban Outlander Dress</b><p>This …

Clothing

Apps to help travellers beat language barriers

Few activities are more difficult and time-consuming than learning a language. But after working and travelling in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, …

Apps

5 tips for throwing a dinner party (without losing your mind)

You’ve picked out the perfect recipes, bought all the groceries and handpicked the perfect guests for your dinner party.<p>Now comes the hard part: getting all the food on the table at the same time—while somehow managing to shower and dress in the process. We asked entertaining gurus how to keep your …

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