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Early "Nature" Highlights in the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer Contest

The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is well underway and, so far, the search for the most powerful travel experiences to be caught on camera has yielded some amazing results. National Geographic has kindly allowed us to share these stunning submissions, which happen …

Travel Photography

6 Ways to Revive a Nearly Dead Houseplant

Don't give up hope just yet!<p>Nothing livens up a room more than the green leaves and colorful petals of a houseplant. But anyone who's owned one also knows that it's seriously depressing watching said plant shrink, turn brown, and die a slow painful death. Before you give up, try these tricks that …

Mallows Bay: The 'ghost fleet' graveyard where nature has risen from the dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> They were built to sail across the Atlantic Ocean to aid the allied effort in World War I, but wound up unused, abandoned, stripped and finally scuttled.<p>Almost a century on, the "ghost fleet" of Mallows Bay in the Potomac River, 30 miles south of Washington D.C., is positively brimming with …

Great Depression

This $30K Home Is Made of Two Shipping Containers

The Reeses utility bill total: zero.<p>Steve and Shirley Rees are at home in the ground. The couple spent about $30,000 building a house out of two shipping containers they buried in a California hillside, with the goal of using the earth to regulate their home's temperature and keep costs low. On the …

It's a 2-acre farm, packed into a shipping container that doubles as a farm building

<b>The Farm From A Box system is designed to feed 150 people per year, and includes drip irrigation, all of the tools, and its own renewable energy</b> …


Old and young get along famously at Big Daddy's Antiques

Forget teacups and doilies — Big Daddy's Antiques has been redefining what's cool, collectible and vintage for 15 years.<p>Even though the Culver City store sells old stuff, it appeals to a high-profile young clientele: Bruno Mars, Harry Styles and Kourtney and<p>Khloe Kardashianare customers, as well as …

Vintage And Industrial Loft Design With Much Personality

We are admiring this beautiful Paris loft, the work of interior designer Miriam Gassmann for an artist client. The interiors are done in minimalist …

Interior Design

Olympia de la Macorra Is the Queen of Mexico City Vintage

23-year-old Olympia de la Macorra has become an It girl of the moment in Mexico City for her love of the past. Founder and owner of the popular high-end vintage boutique Void, she's been traveling the world to collect rare pieces for her customers since November of 2015. Her own collection includes …

Mexico City

Alien landscapes? No, just otherworldly places here on Earth | CNN Travel


How to Make Black Drawing Salve Recipe

Black drawing salve is a natural remedy I first heard about when visiting a local Amish community to pick up produce and eggs. I saw one of the …

Alternative Medicine

Timberleaf Camping Trailer

Weighing in at under 1,200 pounds yet still offering everything you need for a short stay in the wilderness, the Timberleaf Camping Trailer is a …

10 DIY Outdoor Swings That'll Make Warm Nights Even Better

Boho Chic

A $1,000 garden igloo promises to transform your backyard into a year-round paradise

The all-weather dome can act as a Jacuzzi cover, greenhouse, play space, garden shed, or a gazebo.<p>The stylish pop-up style igloo features a transparent, cold-resistant cover that is made from recyclable PVC plastic tubing. It's also super easy to assemble.<p>For sale by a Germany-based design company, …


10 Reasons to Retire to a Tiny House

Shrinking your home's footprint has its perks.<p>Retirees often opt to downsize to smaller houses. However, some of today’s seniors are taking this …


20 Of The Dreamiest Guest Rooms We've Ever Seen

These stunners put hotels to shame.<p>The perfect way to welcome guests? With a space that is both stylishly appointed <i>and</i> features all the comforts of home.

Interior Design

21 Fresh Ways to Incorporate Barn Doors Into Your Home

This is one feature every country home needs.<p>This is one feature every country home needs.

Build a Deck for Less Than $900

A low-level deck beautifies your outdoor space and can increase the value of your home. And it might not be as difficult to DIY as you might …

Home Depot

A Home Inspector Reveals the 6 Signs Your House is in Trouble

We don't mean to scare you … well, actually we do. Recently, we sat down with a longtime home inspector, and he told us some tales and shared some …

Home Improvement

Small Kitchen Organizing Ideas

Small house, small kitchen…they pretty much go hand in hand. (Unless you are one of those very lucky few, in which case pour yourself a glass of wine …

11 foods that can make you look younger

However, the foods you eat can help you age better, both inside and out.<p>Here are 11 foods that can help you look younger.


11 Pro Grilling Tips That Will Intensify Your Flavor Profiles

Grilling is the world's most delicious science. Make your grilling even more delicious with expertly crafted flavors from Weber Sauces & seasonings.

11 Genius Storage Ideas for Your Backsplash

Clear counter space, coming right up.<p>Crazy-smart tricks to store knives, towels, and even fresh produce!

15 National Parks That Should Be On Your Bucket List

America the beautiful.

Store Tour: Exploring Dutch Culture

Jump into the mind of Liz Muller – design extraordanaire, visionary, and coffee enthusiast.<p>I’ve enjoyed designing Starbucks® stores all over the …

Five Delicious Dishes You Didn't Know You Could Make in Cast Iron

A cast iron skillet is one of the most useful pans you can have in your kitchen. They’re unmatched for getting a good, flavorful sear on a steaks and …

55 Cool And Practical Home Décor Hacks You Should Try

Life hacks are cool and useful and they can be organized in multiple categories. A lot of them are referring to home décor, showing how you can make …

Home Decorating

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …


12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

<i>BY BON APPÉTIT</i><p>Credit: Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.</i><p>What's the difference between us and a professional chef tossing food …