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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 …

No-one explained to nature about windows...

This last few weeks there has been little tapping noises going on all over the house.The 'culprit' was my resident Blue Tit, aggrieved to find a …

Birds

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Calligraphic Meditation: The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh

<b>Blue Cliff Monastery</b> and <b>ABC Home</b><br>invite you to <i><br>Calligraphic Meditation: The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh</i><br>at ABC Home, 888 Broadway, New York<p>Launched …

Wall Decoration Made with Origami Technique • Recyclart

The base of the decoration is recycled corrugated cardboard covered with copy and gift wrap paper. The stars are made …

Origami

8 Organizing Trends that are Free!

The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home. Lately, I’ve tried to dedicate more free time to my favorite …

Trends

Outside Edges: The 10 Best Camping Knives | HiConsumption

Survival knives are fine if you’re stuck in the wilderness, naked and afraid. Tactical knives will do the job if you’ve been air dropped behind enemy …

Tweet

About a week into the Purina ONE 28-Day Challenge, you might notice that your dog has more energy. When we talked to dog owners who took the …

23 Snacks That Burn Fat

What you eat between meals matters more than you think. These choices boost metabolism and help you lose weight fast.

Healthy Eating

Camp - Top Ten Most Scenic Campgrounds in the U.S. : Cabela's

The Most Scenic Camping Spots in the United States<p>Our picks for the camping destinations with the most breathtaking views.<p>Across the United States …

National Parks

Daily Vintage Disneyland: Monsanto's House of the Future from 1958 #disney #disneyland #tomorrowland #houseofthefuture

Go Behind the Scenes in a Colorado Ghost Town

<i>By Lauren Walser</i><p><i>Looking south across the ghost town of Animas Forks, Colorado, in the San Juan Mountains.</i><p>We took you to the long-abandoned mining town of Animas Forks, Colorado, in the Spring 2015 issue of <i>Preservation</i> magazine. A hub for hard-rock gold and silver mining, the town was established in …

National Trust

Oprah's 2001 Interview with The Dalai Lama on Happiness, Gratitude, and Meditation

World Religion News<p>Oprah’s 2001 Interview with The Dalai Lama on Happiness, Gratitude, and Meditation<p>Posted by WRN Editorial Staff<p>In a monumental …

The Best Workout Headphones

Headphones

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe

This week's best travel bargains around the globe. Submit travel deals to whatsthedeal@washpost.com. Prices were verified at press time Thursday, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.<p>Land<p>Frontiers International Travel is offering discounts on <b>fishing</b> …

New England

Safe Back Pain Treatment and Prevention

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>An estimated 75 to 85 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some time in their lives, and it's one of the most common …

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, …

Mexico City

National Park Secrets: 10 Fresh Ways to Find Paradise

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary next year, meaning hoopla, poo-bahs, and crowds. If 2014 saw a record 292.8 million park visitors, just imagine the chaos that a centennial year will bring. Even this year, parks are expecting record numbers.<p>But you'll only get hounded by …

National Parks

Tents for Camping: in-Depth View on How to Pick The Best Camp Tent

At first it may seem easy to choose a tent for camping, but when you come face to face with the reality of how many choices you have you actually end …

Small projects: big effect on garden design

It's all in the detail - fences, sheds and raised beds can make a dramatic impact in your garden<p>I am currently designing some stone piers for an entrance to an orchard. The other day I annoyed my family when I held them up in the rain to photograph some rather splendid but simple, slender pillars …

Unseen treasures from the Royal Collection

Ahead of a new exhibition of prints owned – and created by – the Royal Family, Mark Hudson gets a private tour of the Print Room at Windsor Castle<p>"It would have been very easy to have just chucked together a few Rembrandts and Dürers, and maybe some Raphael and Canaletto, the sort of stuff you get …

Buckingham Palace

Oceans Are Losing Oxygen—and Becoming More Hostile to Life

Low-oxygen areas are expanding in deep waters, killing some creatures outright and changing how and where others live. It may get much worse.<p>Marlin and sailfish are the oceans’ perfect athletes. A marlin can outweigh a polar bear, leap through the air, and traverse the sea from Delaware to …

Global Warming

6 Stand-Out National Wildlife Refuges

America’s national parks get plenty of laudatory ink, but what about its wildlife refuges?<p>As the name suggests, these wild sanctuaries were created to safeguard the habitats native animals need to survive and thrive in an ever developing world. Together, they protect 150 million acres of land and …

Give Us All the Green Things: How to Make a Spring Pesto

You can make pesto out of almost anything green and leafy, which makes spring the perfect time to experiment.<p>There's nothing quite like a good pesto: Fresh, vibrant, green, with just enough richness (thanks, cheese and nuts!) to keep things from feeling austere. We slather it on bread, sauce our …

Pesto

How to Build a Self‐Feeding Self‐Watering Garden Bed

1<p><b>Make the bed with copper treated timber sleepers.</b><p>Using 200mm x 75mm sleepers, cut 6 lengths 2700mm long and 6 lengths 1500mm long.<p>Pre-paint the …

26 Make-Ahead Foods Perfect For A Spring Picnic

♫ Going on a picnic, leaving right away. ♫

23 Cheap And Easy Tricks Every Gardener Should Know

Plant that cash back in your wallet.

Gardening