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50 Stunning Wedding Tablescapes For Fall And Beyond

Give your reception dinner the chic treatment.<p>When it comes to dinner, the wedding decor is going to have to go past the traditional centerpiece. Flip through for the ultimate inspo on how to trim the tabletops for when you tie the knot.

Decorations

Antarctic sea ice is actually growing — and scientists may have figured out why

Even as sea ice was disappearing globally at an average rate of 13,500 square miles, or about an area the size of Maryland, every year, Antarctic sea ice went on a record streak beginning in 2012, expanding annually until reaching a new record high extent of 7.78 million square miles in fall of …

9 of the World's Skinniest Houses

Architecture

5 travel experts reveal the best places they've ever visited

These are the people we count on to tell us what places are worth a trip and what places aren't, along with other essential travel tips.<p>We asked five of these experienced travelers what their favorite destinations are.<p>Here's what they said:<p>Anne Banas, executive editor of Smarter Travel: The Azores, …

Articles about playful materials refresh dated hollywood home on Dwell.com - Dwell

To avoid major reconstruction, JAC Interiors employed bright colors and eclectic textures to create a fresh, vibrant atmosphere...<p>Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser has all he needs in his compact, 580-square-foot Hollywood abode.<p>This architect thinks of everything for his summer escape, pizza oven …

Articles about finally-office-furniture-laptop-workforce on Dwell.com - Dwell

Good Mod, a Portland, Oregon, studio and retailer, develops an inventive furniture model for the 21st-century office.<p>Dutch designers Makkink & Bey prove that flexible furnishings can increase efficiency in the modern workplace.<p>The original Slingbox was one of those rare devices that did one thing, …

Scenic day-long hikes: walking in New Zealand

New Zealand may be justifiably famous for its Great Walks and other multi-day hiking trails, but don’t break out the cooking stove and sleeping bag just yet. Much of the same wilderness can be explored on day hikes, which means less gear, less effort, and quite possibly more fun.<p>1. Twilight–Te …

Top 5 Reasons to Go to Puerto Rico - RIGHT NOW

I'll admit it: I was a little late to the Puerto Rico game. Thankfully, due to Snowmageddon this year, I finally cottoned on to our cousin in the Caribbean. Now that I've drunk the Kool-Aid, I'm bound and determined to get everyone there -- if only so that when people ask me, "Where should I go for …

The Week in Travel Startup Funding: HomeAway Takes Stake in CanadaStays

Each week we create a roundup of travel startups that have received or announced funding that week. The total amount raised this week was $47.2 …

Venture Capital

19 Organizing Tricks That Take 5 Minutes or Less

A tidy space is just a few mini projects away.<p><b>1. Donate unused mugs.</b> <br>Unless you're a true mug aficionado, you probably have more than you need. Separate your favorites and donate the rest.<p><b>2. Sort your food containers.</b> <br>Double-check that there's a lid for every container, get rid of loners, and stack …

Minimalism

California Imposes Unprecedented Statewide Water Restrictions

In a historic move, California is ordering water use to be slashed by 25 percent across the state to deal with a drought that just won’t quit.<p>With more than 98 percent of the state suffering from a drought that has stretched into its fourth year, Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order from …

4 Neighborhoods Where You Can Experience Singapore's Art Like The Locals Do

Singapore earned the number one spot on Lonely Planet's list of the top ten countries to visit in 2015. Alongside this victory, Singapore is also emerging as a force to be reckoned with in the world of art. Identified as one of the "Art Cities of the Future," Singapore has pursued various public …

Nearly Half Of U.S. Smartphone Users Say They Can't Live Without Their Phones

Americans are getting attached to their smartphones.<p>The Pew Research Center released a new study on Wednesday laying out how Americans use and feel about their phones. Nearly half of all U.S. smartphone users claimed they couldn't live without their phones. And they declared overwhelmingly that …

Egyptian Artifacts Salvaged From Raided Tomb in Israel

In an underground cave in Israel, archaeologists have unearthed 3,000-year-old Egyptian artifacts that had been spared by tomb robbers.<p>Inspectors with the Israel Antiquities Authority's Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery say they found pickaxes and other signs of looting in a cave near …

Archaeology

12 Brilliant Things to Do With Your Non-Working Fireplace

Who needs a roaring fire? These are just as show-stopping.<p>Who needs a roaring fire? These are just as show-stopping.

Interior Design

Top 10 Places Spring is in Bloom

Spring is in the air, finally! Some may wonder if we'll see a spring this year, as they battle through the last bit of a winter that refuses to leave. Rest assured, though. Spring is here. And, if you need a little extra dose of it this month (or next), we've got just the list for you. …

5 Airlines That Fly to Europe for Cheap (for Real)

No-frills carrier Ryanair made the news this year by announcing the launch of transatlantic flights starting at just $15. It's a deal that sounds much too good to be true, and indeed, that $15 price tag fails to factor in the passenger taxes ($200 or so) and other fees like luggage and seat …

The Secret to Making Friends in a New City

Your landlord has given you the keys. You've driven or flown or sailed or ski-doo'ed triumphantly into this new city that you'll be calling home. Your moving boxes are brimming with your most essential belongings. You've brought along clothes, furniture, books, photos, friends...<p>Shoot.<p>You didn't …

California Farmers Near 'Survival Mode' as Drought Drags On

For farmers in parched California, it's water allocation time. An annual rite of spring, the state's water authority monitors winter storm runoff and sets water deliveries for customers. Those regional water allotments are cut into chunks and trickle down to small farmers like Mike DeWit, a …

Global Icons Go Dark for Earth Hour

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