Melissa Lee

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9 Homemade Cleaners You Can Make Yourself

The key ingredients you need just might be hiding in your pantry.<p>Some of the items in your pantry (like baking soda and vinegar) are effective cleaners and, even better, inexpensive. So the next time you have guests coming over, but you're out of your favorite cleaning product, don't run to the …

Cleaning

22 Cleaning Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's an essential for grandma's amazing chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda also has the power to freshen and clean seemingly countless spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

Cleaning

2 Days Osaka Itinerary

Osaka is the third largest city in Japan. Many incorporate a visit to Osaka though just for a few days in their Japan Trip. If you only have as short …

The Psychology of Customization

Why everything is "so you" right now<p>That was peak twee 2011; today, sub "bird" for "your name" to face 2016’s cultural equivalent, hyper-custom, hyper-you clothes, jewelry, sneakers, leggings. Yeah, leggings! Activewear brand Alala just rolled out customizable tights ($185) that allow shoppers to …

INTRODUCING DISNEY X COACH

Disney and Coach Team Up as Shanghai Disneyland Opens

Why wear Mickey ears when heading to the new park when you can let your bag do it for you?<p>We’re now just under two days away from Shanghai Disneyland’s grand opening on Thursday, June 16, which will mark both the first new Disney park to open in the last decade and the first to open in mainland …

Fifty Litters! 200+ Kittens! (Part One)

In April of 2007, we took in our very first batch of itty-bitty kitties. Here we are, nine years later, fostering litter number FIFTY, and kittens …

Essential Busan: 10 highlights of South Korea's second city

Busan is one of the great unheralded cities in Asia. Brimming with cobalt oceans, verdant mountains and delectable fare, it’s a city full of surprises and a laid-back vibe that makes it the perfect base from which to explore farther afield in South Korea.<p>With so many choices in this beachy urban …

Busan, South Korea’s ‘city of tomorrow’, is most interesting for its past

<b>An urbanist’s tour of South Korea, day 5:</b> As a rare piece of territory not captured by the North during the Korean War, Busan offers a vibrant contrast to Seoul’s modernity. So why are former residents so dismissive of their home city?<p>Just as Changwon brands itself the ‘Young City’, other Korean …

Shopping in Korea: NAMPODONG 남포동 쇼핑

The Best Diet For Sleep (You Might Lose A Few Pounds Too!)

Two birds with one stone, y'all!<p>If you want to sleep more soundly and possibly drop a few pounds, amp up your fiber intake and forgo the sweets and saturated fats.<p>A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that what we eat has a big impact on our quality of sleep. The …

Columbia University

The Fashion Crowd Can't Get Enough of This New It Shoe

They've had a long run, but Stan Smiths may finally have met their match, thanks to another throwback sneaker. The Nike Cortez was first released in 1972, innovating the running world with a simple body that's as durable as it is comfortable. Now, it's cropping up in fashion — and we're loving it …

13 Vintage Paris Photos That Will Make You Wish for a Time Machine

Ahhhhh, please take us back.<p>Paris, France, has more than a few nicknames. You may know it as the City of Love. It's official nickname is the City of Light because of its role in the Age of Enlightenment. (Though some say it's also because Paris was the first European city to be lit by gas lamps.) …

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A Musician Made a Map of the Entire Universe

Pablo Carlos Budassi details the difficulties of fitting the entire universe into one field of view.<p>Behold, the entire known universe in one field of view. This map, created by musician Pablo Carlos Budassi, has been circulating the internet for the past week and a half, and blowing quite a few …

What Is Aura Photography? All About the Alt-Wellness Trend That's Gripping the Fashion Set

From Reiki crystal healing to burning palo santo wood, alternative spiritual practices in the realm of home, fashion, and design—which seem to come …

Tired Of Small Airline Seats? There's A (Serious) Petition For That

Everyone who is tired of having their airplane neighbor hog the armrest while they bump their knees on the seat in front of them, rejoice. Passenger …

The 15 worst mistakes people make in their 20s

That said, there are some poor choices that have lasting effects, like not starting to save money, that are easily avoidable.<p>We've sorted through a variety of advice from entrepreneurs and writers on Quora and found recurring themes.<p>Here are the worst mistakes 20-somethings would be wise to avoid …

41 amazing public space transformations captured by Google Street View

Cities are built for humans.<p>But if you look at the layout of most of them, it looks like they're made for cars.<p>Especially in the world's most populated places. In São Paulo, Brazil — which boasts over 10 million residents — a third of the people travel by car, another third takes public transit, …

Inside China's Open-Air Marriage Market For "Leftover Women"

Parents sit behind umbrellas bearing ads for their children in Shanghai's People's Park. The park has become an open-air marriage market for parents …

Life After Dov: Meet the Woman Orchestrating American Apparel's Comeback

After founder Dov Charney's ousting, CEO Paula Schneider is trying to bring American Apparel back to its glory days.<p>She's wearing American Apparel, but 57-year-old Schneider is the first to acknowledge she's not the company's key demographic. It's not a problem, she says, because she's not the one …

Potential for anti-obesity drug gets a boost from gene discovery

Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.<p>The work solves a big mystery: Since 2007, researchers have known that a gene called FTO was related …

Some scientists fear legalization will lead to GMO marijuana

For years it has been rumored that Monsanto, a multinational agrochemical corporation, was developing genetically modified cannabis in advance of federal legalization.<p>Supposedly stowed away in secret labs around the U.S., these marijuana GMOs would threaten the diversity of marijuana agriculture …

Cannabis

The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American campsites.<p>Photo by Christin Healey, Explorer for The Outbound …

National Parks

Thai elephant gores handler to death and runs off carrying three tourists

Chinese family had to be rescued by other ‘mahouts’ after animal suddenly turned on its new ‘mahout’ keeper

This Photographer Turns Vintage Photos Into Surreal Works Of Art

Australian photographer and artist Jane Long brings old photos to life in beautifully wild and imaginative ways.<p>Jane Long is a Brisbane-based fine …

22 Struggles That Sum Up What It's Like To Be Lazily Ambitious

CBA levels at 100.

Warner Bros

The future is now: 6 startups bringing science fiction to life

We all get hyped for the gadgets and technologies that could make our lives look like a badass science fiction movie: drones, hoverboards, robotics, VR, AR, self-driving cars or even flying cars (which for some obscure reason still persist as part of our expectations as nobody seems to realize that …

23 Excited, Baffled, And Unimpressed Reactions To Bansky's Dismaland

Bansky's bemusement park is not amusing people.

Banksy

Photographer Finds Her Homeless Father And Documents His Life On The Streets

"It was at that time when she shared that my father had a mental illness and needed to take his medications," she told BuzzFeed News.<p>Kim, who had not known about her father's mental condition, started to gather information with the intent of reconnecting with her father.<p>"His hair was matted," Kim …

Homelessness