Lauren Gonzales

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23+ Small Pool Ideas to Turn Backyards into Relaxing Retreats

We always believed size is relative; what might be a lavish, generous home for some ,might seem like a modest, mundane affair to others. A backyard …

Landscaping

Apple Watch Sold Out in Less Than 6 Hours as Shipping Times Slip on All Models

Apple has officially sold out of Apple Watch stock to be delivered within the April 24 launch day timeframe, as shipping times for all models have slipped to 4-6 weeks or later less than 6 hours after pre-orders started at 12:01 AM Pacific today. Apple Watch Sport models were the first to sell out, …

Hiking in Spain | spain.info in english

©<p>Juan carlos Poveda<p>Hiking in the natural monument of Cerro del Hierro. Seville.<p>©<p>Eduardo Barrachina<p>Rainbow. Hiking in the Hoces del Cabriel.<p>©<p>Eduardo …

Sticking to Mediterranean diet nearly halves heart disease risk

It's hardly a surprise anymore to read that consuming a diet rich in fish and chicken, fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, olive oil and legumes - a Mediterranean diet - is a healthy lifestyle choice.<p>But a new study makes clear that whatever one's age, gender or health status, sticking with …

Can a Red State Turn Green? Arizona Says Yes

Travel is about breaking down stereotypes, questioning prejudices and exploring new concepts. At least that's my advice to fellow travelers, which of course is meant exclusively for them and not me. When it comes to my views and opinions, I am already an enlightened globetrotter. Or so I …

San Francisco Tops List As 'Worst City For Saving Money'

People are not only leaving their hearts in San Francisco, but apparently all of their money, too.<p>As someone who lived in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County, I can certainly understand why someone would want to consider moving out of California if they're interested in a less expensive …

San Francisco

London's First Happy Café, The Canvas, Aims To Improve Wellbeing And Self-Esteem In The Capital

Forget expensive spas and luxury holidays, stressed-out Londoners may now have a new way to unwind - London's first happy café launches on …

Artist Creates the Illusion of an Upside Down Car Stuck to a Wave of Road

Artist Alex Chinneck is a master of illusions. He first made us believe that a brick house's facade was sliding off and then he made us do a double take with the Covent Garden's floating building. Chinneck is back and this time he's teamed up with Vauxhall Motors to suspend a new Vauxhall Corsa 15 …

Swedish woman who 'kept daughters captive for over a decade' arrested

A Swedish woman who allegedly kept her daughters captive indoors for several years has been arrested.<p>Police officers suspected that the 59-year-old “restricted her children’s freedom ... for quite a few years”.<p>One of the now adult children managed to briefly leave the apartment in the small …

Marshmallow Science

In honor of my official addiction to City Bakery's Hot Chocolate Festival this month, I set out on a culinary quest: to make the ideal, healthy, homemade marshmallow. After all, the classic Jet-Puffed pack of white Styrofoam puffs just wouldn't do the trick for my daily fills of Vietnamese Cinnamon …

Dessert

The Impossibles: amazing bodily feats from the past – in pictures

A man stuck in an elephant’s mouth, an upside-down surfer, and a car parked on a stuntman’s stomach ... meet the daredevils who stretched the limits of human endurance with these mind-boggling acts

The Weirdest Museums in the World

What qualifies a museum as weird? Take a pinch of strange, mix it with morbid, and add a dash of mystery. All of these museums are one-of-a-kind and speak to the curious and will leave you smiling, shuddering or bewildered. Or, all of the above.<p><b>Schwarzenegger Museum</b><p><i>Image via Design You Trust</i><p>Opening …

J. Crew Bridal Does Shorts For Spring 2015! See the "Beach-Themed" Collection

J. Crew has come a long way from its preppy catalog days, reaching far beyond the walls of its mall-situated brick-and-morter store. These days, the …

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

Walt Disney Company

Costume design series 'Return to Oz' to screen at Bing Theater

"Return to Oz: Costuming the Big Adventures of 1985," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' new screening series at LACMA's Bing Theater, features the work of such designers as Richard La Motte ("The Goonies"), Aggie Guerard Rodgers ("Pee-wee's Big Adventure") and Deborah L. Scott ("Back …

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

Hiking

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

Psychology

Inside ravaged Kobani: months of fighting have left a town in ruins – in pictures

Kurdish fighters claimed to have pushed Islamic State militants out of the Syrian border town of Kobani after months of fighting, but much of Kobani has been reduced to rubble

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

Eva Green

Is American Horror Story “Radically Reinventing” Itself So Jessica Lange Will Return?

The one thing we can consistently rely on when it comes to <i>American Horror Story</i> is change. Each season the show changes everything from cast members to location to time period. So just how big must next season’s changes be to inspire FX president John Landgraf to call them “unusually large?” We’re …

Top 10 Urban Escapes

Some American cities are lucky enough to have units of the National Park System right on their doorsteps, offering recreation and natural beauty within easy reach of millions.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Most people, even dedicated urbanites, need a break …

Remarkable Latte Art Featuring Photorealistic Cats Looks Too Impressive to Sip

Japan seems to be on the cutting edge of the quirky genre known as latte art; the latest trend features sepia-toned, photorealistic drawings of cats that are captured in the foam of an espresso beverage. Twitter user @dongurinekobei is responsible for these extremely-detailed creations that …

Art

Lab-Grown Penises May Show Up Way Sooner Than You Thought

Laboratory-grown penises might sound like something from bad science fiction, but scientists are working to make them a reality. In fact, human trials of lab-grown penises may be coming soon, thanks in part to new funding from the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine.<p>"The goal is to …

Sense Of Touch Recreated For Amputees In Their Prosthetics

How gentle electric buzzes can give a man sensations in a hand he's lost<p>Years after they had lost parts of their arms in industrial accidents, Igor Spetic and Keith Vonderhuevel once again felt sensations -- such as the fuzz of a cotton ball, or a trickle of water -- seemingly on the backs of their …

Prosthetics