Laura Martin

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Ask Emily: Why Do I Keep Falling for Toxic Relationships?

<i>Dear Emily,</i><p><i>I just got out of a relationship with a guy that had a lot of ups and downs. In the beginning we were inseparable, and it totally felt like we were falling in love. Then, about a month in, he went cold fish. He only returned my calls every couple of days and kind of started ghosting me.</i> …

Relationships

This tiny hostel nestles into a historic alley in Beijing

Zhang Ke and his firm Zao/Standardarchitecture designed this dynamic 30-square-meter space<p>Chinese architect Zhang Ke and his firm, the multidisciplinary studio Zao/Standardarchitecture that won an Aga Khan Award for Architecture last year, have designed a 30-square-meter (approximately 323 square …

Architecture

Among the Orchids: Designer Rose Uniacke at Home in London

Famous for her glamorously minimalist interiors, London designer Rose Uniacke rescued an unloved indoor gallery at her 19th-century mansion, creating …

New tiny house is a calming blank slate

The latest from the tiny house masters at Escape<p>Wisconsin-based purveyor of covetable tiny homes, Escape, has released another one of its mobile units, and this time, raw wood interiors and an exterior of Shou Sugi Ban, the Japanese technique of charred siding, take center stage.<p>Called, simply, …

Architect Transforms Abandoned Cement Factory into a Surreal Home

In 1973, Spanish Architect Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a derelict cement factory located just outside of Barcelona that dated back to the first …

16 non-boring salad recipes to whip up this spring

As warmer weather and fresher produce start sprouting up, so do salad cravings. Tempting greens and veggies at the farmers market may once again make …

Shocker: Some cats like people more than food or toys

How cats became our pets is still a bit mysterious, but the general idea is that it was their decision. Cats figured out that early farmers’ grain stores drew rodents and started hanging around for easy meals. People found these extermination services useful, and some found the furry little felines …

Before Cars Come In, Bikes Accompany Bison In Yellowstone

This weekend bicycles are ruling the road in Yellowstone National Park. Most park roads are closed until later this month, but every spring Yellowstone opens about 50 miles of its main thoroughfares to bikes only.<p>After riding about two miles into the park I pull over for a minute and leave my bike …

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

<i>This content originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>You’ve heard the myths: Tuesday is the best day to book airfare. Wednesday is the best day to …

Travel

Odd Yet Beautiful Houseplants You May Not Have Heard Of

Indoor plants add some life and color to your interior spaces, and contrary to popular belief they don't just sit around doing nothing all day …

Plants

14 Soak-Worthy Hot Springs to Chase

The hot bath has long been used as treatment for releasing stress and promoting better health. This isn't an old wives' tale, especially when it …

Hot Springs

Why happy music makes you do bad things

There may be a surprising dark side to easy-listening and feel-good tracks.<p>From the distinctive opening “Whooah” to the recurring funky brass riff that follows each line of lyrics, James Brown’s hit song I Got You (I Feel Good) is a recipe for happiness.<p>The iconic track is arguably one of the most …

Psychology

Fuzzy Mice Breed with Butterflies in Uncanny Photorealistic Paintings

Lisa Ericson empties a natural history exhibit in her lifelike portraits of animals.<p>Marrying the critters of the Natural History Museum with the inhabitants of a butterfly conservatory, artist Lisa Ericson creates hyperrealistic paintings that give an element of majesty to the smallest, daintiest …

Man Died Alone In An Old Age Home. What He Left Behind Brought Tears To Everyone’s Eyes

It seemed like a usual nursing home with usual patients. However, in that dull space somewhere there was a man who was beautifully scripting about …

Where Pope Francis Sees Hitler Rising Today

The pontiff confided his fears about populism to a pair of Spanish journalists—but when asked about Trump, he counseled patience.<p>ROME — On Jan. 20, …

The latest from Oregon: Yoga — with goats

Lainey Morse didn’t mean to invent a new wellness activity.<p>She certainly didn’t mean to start a vacation trend for city-dwellers seeking an escape from the bustle of modern life, but as of early Thursday morning, her “goat yoga” practice has a waiting list of 1,200 people.<p>They’re waiting to take a …

9 Terrific Sights That Every American Must See In London

You’ve booked the flights, grabbed your umbrella and already started to practice your ‘ello’ guvnor’ to proudly announce your arrival…Yup, you’re on …

Here's What The Lettuce In Your Salad Actually Does For Your Body

Are you choosing the right greens?<p>We all know that salads are great for us ― they aid in digestion (thanks to fiber) and they’re full of antioxidants ― but it’s a good idea to make sure you’re building that salad with the best greens.<p>There’s a reason kale salads have taken off in popularity; …

Screaming From The Golden Cage: Heal Anxiety, Depression And Addiction By Embracing The Truth

Dr. Bruce Alexander, professor emeritus of psychology, performed an experiment in the 1970s. His team built two cages for laboratory rats. In one cage a rat was alone and isolated. It couldn't see or touch other rats and had nothing to do. In the other cage called Rat Park, they had good food and …

The head of National Museum of the American Indian on what we should all know

Kevin Gover, 61, is the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. A member of the Pawnee tribe, he was born in Oklahoma. He and his wife, Anne Marie, live in Northern Virginia.<p><b>Do you prefer being called Native American or American Indian?</b><p>I’m indifferent. [Laughs.] As a …