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19 Stylish Holiday Cards To Celebrate The Season

These beautiful options are perfect to send to friends and family this holiday season.<p>These beautiful options are perfect to send to friends and family this holiday season. From the editors of housebeautiful.com

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37 Surprisingly Chic Gifts Under $25

Don't show a soul your receipts because these finds look très expensive.<p>It doesn't take bells and whistles to show your loved ones how well you know them. These thoughtful gift ideas are guaranteed to be some of the best birthday, anniversary, or just because gifts they've ever gotten.

7 Ways To Make Your Home A Greener Place

Want to go green, but don't have the time or budget for a complete renovation? Easily make your home more eco-friendly with these seven simple DIY projects.<p>"Living a greener life" seems like a tall order, especially if you're renting or can't afford to renovate your home using eco-friendly …

You Can Call This Tricked-Out Airplane Home for a Night

Airbnb is teaming up with KLM Airlines for a new contest.<p>We've seen a lot of outrageous and unique listings on Airbnb, but this one tops the list. As part of its "Night At" campaign, the accommodation site is teaming up with Dutch airlines KLM to offer one lucky winner a chance to spend the night …

10 Home Decorating Mistakes Everybody Makes

From the editors of ELLEDecor.com, the most common interior design mistakes to avoid.<p><b>1) The Looks-Great, Feels-Uncomfortable Piece Of Furniture</b><br>The decor world equivalent of the Stiletto heel: Beautiful, but oh-so-impractical. It ultimately taught you that no matter how good-looking something is, if …

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10 Cheap Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

Little details go a long way.<p>1. Update hardware.<p>Hardware can completely change the look of a piece of furniture and it can do the same for your cabinets. Replace drawer and cabinet pulls for an new unique look that instantly updates your entire space.<p>2. Use lighter colors.<p>A light color on the walls …

How to transform your tiny flat into a five-bed pad

Microapartments make living in a big city semi-affordable, but tiny, featureless boxes can hardly be called homes. When Madrid-based graphic designer …

13 Enviable Closets From Pinterest

While you may not have the real estate yet, there's no harm in taking wardrobe organization inspiration from these 14 enviable walk-insall spotted on Pinterest.<p>A perfectly-organized, designer-filled walk-in closet: the universal object of desire for every fashionable woman. While you may not have …

Scientists Analyze Skeletal Remains From Vampire Graveyard

Lab scientists are trying to understand why some corpses buried in northwestern Poland were singled out for special anti-vampire treatments, such as putting a sickle around the neck.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>There is another holiday better suited to talk about vampires, but we sort of can't …

Crescent moon

Tuesday’s crescent moon sets behind a small cabin. Photo by Göran Strand.<p>If you’ve been watching the early evening sky, you know the moon has …

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Does eating turkey make you sleepy?

Many believe that turkey is high in tryptophan, which causes that drowsiness you feel after a big Thanksgiving meal. True?<p>Ah, Thanksgiving Day. You …

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The medieval bishop who helped to unweave the rainbow

A 13th century bishop and his 21st century collaborators are up for a research award on Thursday night for their work on the science of light<p>Last week I found myself in the strange position of doing science experiments as part of the Festival of Humanities. Even more unlikely was the setting: the …

Polar Bears Use Scent as a Trail of Bread Crumbs

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>A new study confirms polar bears leave signals for mates with every step they take. (Photograph by Mike Lockhart)<p>National Geographic<p>Imagine you’ve drawn a line across a jigsaw puzzle, and you’re following that line from beginning to end. Suddenly the puzzle breaks apart and …

Time to see Mira the Wonderful

Mira, in Cetus the Whale, varies in brightness over about 11 months. In late December 2017, it might be near its peak brightness, easily bright …

Astronomy

How To Cure Garlic Breath

Thank you, science.<p>Counter to most vampire lore, there is no magic to the pungent odor of garlic. The stench is the result of four major sulfur-containing compounds, which, when ingested, move into the bloodstream and then out through the lungs and sweat glands. But that doesn’t make it any less …

Alternative Medicine

The Charles Darwin Foundation saved the giant Galápagos tortoises. Now it must save itself.

The Charles Darwin Foundation may shutter after 50 years of conservation work<p>The Charles Darwin Foundation, a 50-year-old conservation organization on the Galápagos Islands, faces an uncertain future. Though the Ecuadorean government calls the foundation "essential," the government hasn't provided …

Spacewatch: The hunt for Philae

The landing of Philae on the nucleus of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko did not go to plan, but it returned a bonanza of valuable data before the loss of its battery power sent it into hibernation.<p>Its controllers remain ecstatic about its success, and even expect that we will hear more from it next …

'Eye of Sauron' Opens Galactic Vistas to Astronomers

Gigantic black holes provide a new cosmic yardstick for charting far-off stars.<p>Monster black holes lurking within the core of galaxies offer a new way to measure how far many objects in the universe are from Earth, astronomers report on Wednesday—and with much better accuracy than ever before.<p>The …

Good morning!

November morning sky at Old Scituate Light in Scituate, Massachusetts, USA.<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an …

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Plantwatch: Dazzling leaf colours brewed over a long autumn

Autumn colours: readers’ pictures<p>It’s been an extraordinary autumn. Despite the battering from wind and rain in October and November, the leaves of many trees are still hanging on. It has really only been this week that most of the country has had cold frosty nights. The chill will help shed the …

New books party: Books that arrived recently

Today, I share my first impressions of books about how human use of toxic chemicals is affecting evolution, how modern humans came into being after the human-chimp split, and the ethics of everyday life.<p><i>Unnatural Selection: How We are Changing Life, Gene by Gene</i> by Emily Monosson [Island Press, …

Is it true that Jupiter protects Earth?

Jupiter’s gravity slings long-period comets out of harm’s way, while nudging some asteroids closer to Earth. And, in 1770, Jupiter took aim on Earth …

Hidden Cameras Reveal the Secret Life of the Serengeti

Many hands, or in this case, many eyes, make light work. It’s a saying that scientists studying wildlife on the Serengeti recently put to the test.<p>Dr. Craig Packer, founder of the Serengeti Lion Project, and one of his graduate students, Ali Swanson, wanted to understand how so many species were …

Unsettled by Global Warming

<i>"Blue rain from a blue sky. Our world a cube of sunlight- but to the south the violet admonition of thunder."</i> -- Alistair Te Ariki Campbell<p>I moved from Chile to New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa in 2011. I thought I'd stay a few months before moving on. It's almost 2015 and still, I'm here. …

To Ski Or Not To Ski?

For many folks, a winter holiday simply isn't complete without a trip to the slopes. But waking up at dawn to catch the first lift, frozen hands and numb toes aren't everyone's cup of tea.<p>That's why hotel search trivago.com has found 8 resorts that offer those much-loved snow-covered slopes as well …

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Which Expensive Countries Are Getting More Affordable?

Good news for travelers: The U.S. dollar has increased in value over the last year, rising nearly 10 percent against the euro since January. More good news (at least for Americans): Currencies in many typically expensive places are getting weaker.<p>While currencies always fluctuate, the drop in the …

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Finding Solitude and Wilderness in the Canadian Yukon

Photo: Bruno Augsburger<p>Ever since Swiss photographer Bruno Augsburger discovered the Canadian Yukon Territory in 2000, he's made it his goal to spend as much time there as possible. Augsburger will spend weeks alone in the wilderness, relying on bushcraft skills to survive. His new book, <i>Out There</i>, …

Hiking

6 Reasons to Travel With a Group

To travel solo or with a group is an age-old debate. While we might be biased, we think there are a number of reasons why traveling with a group is a great idea, whether it's for comfort, flexibility or the people you'll meet. Don't believe us? Check out these six reasons why group travel takes the …

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