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Marine Layer Clothing

When Mike Natenshon’s girlfriend accidentally threw out his favorite T-shirt—perfectly soft from years of wash and wear—he underwent a long series of experiments to replicate that worn-in comfiness right off the rack. And, while the former investment banking analyst says it took "a year and $40,000 …

Articles about 10 tips clutter free bathrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.<p>Alene Workman is an interior designer nationally recognized for her luxury residential and corporate interiors, a Fellow of the...<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective …

Vector Scouts by Ryan Putnam

Vector Scouts is a really cool project by Ryan Putnam ranging from illustration and logo design, to icons, packaging and collateral design. The style …

Give Your Career a Lift as a CAD/Mechanical Designer with Crown Equipment Corporation

Crown Equipment Corporation designs, manufactures, distributes, services and supports material handling products that provide customers with superior …

A’ Design Award and Competition 2014 – Winners

It’s time again to announce the winners of A’ Design Award & Competition, with more than 12,000 entries in more than 100 categories from 208 …

Spectacular Aerial Photos Reveal Intricate Beauty of Our World

<b>Flamingos in Rosolina, Italy</b><p>The best part about sitting in the window seat of an airplane is the view. As it makes its final descent, you have a breath-taking vantage point where everything appears miniaturized and almost unreal. Photographer and licensed pilot Alex MacLean has spent years …

World's Largest Artificial Reef Project to Boost Florida Tourism

There’s The Sheriff, The Kid, Sparky Lee Hole, Annie’s Reef and Houla Dog.<p>Those are among the artificial reefs in Collier County, Florida, waters …

Fermi Data Tantalize With New Clues To Dark Matter

A new study makes the strongest case to date that some gamma-ray light from our galaxy's center may come from dark matter.

Could This Be The Signal Of Dark Matter? Unsure Scientists Checking This Out

Sometimes a strange signal comes from the dark and it takes a while to figure out what that signal means. In this case, scientists analyzing …

TOKYO REVERSE - EXTRACTS #01

These 3-D Printed Covers Make Prosthetics Stylish

Making prosthetics something to show off to the world, not something to hide.<p>A typical prosthetic leg looks pretty utilitarian–a thin metal or carbon fiber pylon rod that, unsurprisingly, many amputees would rather hide under clothing than show off. But why shouldn’t prosthetics look as good as any …

Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark the launch of a new exhibit about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the Science …

Why You Should Visit America's National Parks in 2014

<i>By Tommy Burson</i><p>The United States maintains more than 6,000 federally-protected sites, spanning over 1 million square miles and totaling roughly 27 percent of the U.S.'s entire land area. Attracting millions of visitors worldwide, the U.S. National Park System offers tourists incredible variety, …

10 Strangest Sex Laws in the USA

If you're contemplating sex with a rodeo clown in Massachusetts, watch out: The long arm of the law may be coming for you. Mustachioed men, it's probably best if you just avoid Indiana altogether. And ladies, you don't have to put up with your lover's bad breath anymore -- in Minnesota, you are …

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

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Tourist Scams: What You Need to Know

Few things are going to cause you stress on a trip abroad, like getting cheated, duped, taken advantage of or just plain screwed over. When we travel, we often let our guard down, because we're curious about people in our host country, we want to be liked, and we want to believe that we'll be …

Oh, the Places Nat Geo Goes

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>When you work at National Geographic, one of the first questions people ask is if you get to travel. The answer is often yes, but one of the best parts of the job is being surrounded by sharp, globe-trotting people, and getting to hear their stories.<p>That’s why we asked folks …

Oops! How Not to Embarrass Yourself in a Foreign Country

<i>Photo courtesy of Racorn/Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>Some of these local customs may strike outsiders as downright weird. But learning a bit of cultural etiquette, important phrases, and the absolute no-no's of any country you visit can save you not only …

Voluntourism: Crystal Cruises Offers Philanthropic Shore Excursions

Sometimes the best way to get to know a destination is to delve into the community and learn about its greatest needs. Crystal Cruises is paving the …

10 Photos That Will Make You Absolutely Hate Tourist Visas

You've booked your dirt-cheap flight on a cheapo airline, and you've shoved all four T-shirts into a tiny carry-on so you won't have to check bags.<p>Then comes a cost you may never have calculated: the visa. Many countries require a tourist visa for American visitors, and prices can range from $15 …

The Impact of Climate Change on Small Island Nations and Their Tourism Future

Yesterday we started a series on the impact of climate change on tourism businesses and regions around the world, based on the just released report …

Turning High-End Luxury Vacation Rentals Into the Next Great Corporate Retreat

Inspirato launched in 2011 as a membership-based global collection of luxury rental villas designed for upscale family vacations.<p>In 2013, the company …

Deaths Caused by Plane Crashes Fell Almost 50 Percent in 2013

Fatalities from jetliner crashes fell by almost 50 percent last year, buoyed by an improved record in Africa that made the region safer than the CIS …

14 Aussie Phrases Americans Should Start Using

Linguistic convenience at its finest.<p><b>1. "Can't Be Bothered"</b><p>There is no easy American phrase that explains that "I could do that, but no, no I don't think I will do that, just because I don't feel like it." <i>Can't Be Bothered</i> uses minimal effort to express minimal effort.<p><b>2. "My Shout"</b><p>Meaning: "I've …

5 things you learn about yourself living on a boat

When your friend asks you to spend a winter with him, living on his 27ft Bristol and sailing through the Grenadine Islands in the Southern Caribbean, …