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Lyme disease is spreading faster than ever and humans are partly to blame

Avril Lavigne is the latest celebrity to reveal being felled by Lyme disease. After months of withering fatigue, the Canadian singer-songwriter was finally diagnosed with the tick-borne illness and now expects a full recovery. Those who take longer to be diagnosed are often less fortunate. …

Disease

8 Destinations That Totally Own Spring

<i>By Laura Pearson for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>By winter's end (or, let's be honest, well before), we get that nature-starved feeling and start looking everywhere for signs of spring. And in these eight spots in the U.S. and abroad, you won't have to look far: Mother nature pulls out all the stops, …

Here's the World’s Brightest Fabergé Egg

The giant 3D egg is so bright that it's visible even in daylight.<p>Thanks to Fabergé, the future of jeweled eggs has never looked so bright. For their pre-Easter campaign at Harrods, the iconic jewelry firm enlisted the JUSTSO creative agency and Projection Artworks to design an interactive, virtual …

This Oakland Sculpture Changes Color to Suit the Weather

Its chameleon surface is reportedly similar to currency's anticounterfeiting paint.<p>Stroll by Oakland's newest public art twice, and you might feel like you've seen two different things. That's because the swirling, landscape-looking sculpture at the 19th Street BART is coated with "flip-flop …

8 Wedding Destinations That Are Positively Swoon-Worthy

Weddings are fun. But, destination weddings, with their built-in vacation status, are even better. As a bride, though, you want to make sure you’re …

Weddings

36 Ways to Eat Sandwiches for Every Meal

There's a sandwich in here with your name on it.<p>Whether you like your sandwiches hot or cold, savory or sweet, these recipes will have you rollin' in bread from breakfast to dessert.

Cooking

Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

Splurge or Save: 10 Living Room Essentials for Your New Home

Moving into a new home can be incredibly exciting (hello, housewarming soiree!), but it also comes with its fair share of planning, budgeting and to-do lists. It’s a good rule of thumb to live in your new space for at least two months before making any major purchases. Once you have a feel for your …

Home Decorating

Light Up The Room With Your Dance Moves In These LED Shoes

Time for a little dancing in the dark? A new shoe design by Tokyo-based studio No New Folk takes light-up soles from mid-’90s kids’ wear to hip accessory for the 21st century. Almost 100 LED lights wrap around the sole of the all-white shoes. The colors and patterns can be adjusted with a …

Photos: Inside China’s unknown mega-city

Tim Franco, a Paris-born photographer now based in Shanghai, has spent the past five-plus years documenting the intense change that urbanization has brought to the Chinese mega-city of Chongqing.<p>Until 1997, Chongqing was a neglected city in the poor Sichuan province. It is two hours by plane to any …

The Universal Pleasures of 7 PM

At that time of day all over the world, most people are experiencing a "largely pleasant social interaction."<p>If there's a time when you'd seem least likely to be doing the same thing as someone else, a good guess might be about 7 p.m. Late at night, most of us are sleeping. During the day, most of …

The Romantic Sub-Plot - Six Uncommon Romantic Love Interests

I recently wrote a post about the six sub-plots writers use most often in their stories.<br>The most common sub-plot is the love interest. As I said, a …

17 Romantic Love Quotes for Him

Since Valentine’s Day is almost here, you should start planning for the day. If you are a girl and want to do something unique for your lover this …

Relationships

What Is Love? (No, Really. What Is It?)

There is little dispute among most people that love is an emotion. Social psychologist Phillip Shaver and colleagues asked students how confident …

How your eyes give away if you are in love or just lusting

According to the study published in <i>Psychological Science</i>, where your blind date looks at you could indicate what exactly the other person is really thinking about when it comes to the future.<p>Since little is known about the science of love, a research team, led by Stephanie Cacioppo, decided to dig …

Self-Love Before Romantic Love

Love is such a complex thing. It doesn’t even have a specific definition, yet it is something that can induce an array of emotions within one. It is …