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8 Ways Travelers Waste Money

You won’t believe how much you may be tossing away on vacation.

Money

Our favourite places to see snowdrops in the UK

<i>Nothing heralds the end of winter quite like a snowdrop. Bursting from the muddy soil they have an almost other-worldly delicacy. Often found in</i> …

Tips for styling indoor plants

City living often means navigating a concrete jungle. Ever-increasing housing density means our homes are becoming smaller and smaller, and many of …

Plants

10 Combinations for Shade

When it comes to gardening, shade is a lot like a rainstorm at a picnic: It isn’t in your ideal plan, but you have to make the best of the …

Extreme Sports

The Definitive Guide To Every Type Of Tie Knot

A complete guide on how to tie a tie. From the Full Windsor and Four-in-Hand to the Granchester and Bow Tie, mastering these 8 popular tie knots will …

Men's Fashion

Everything You Need to Know About Lavender (Plus 5 Kinds to Grow)

Everything you need to know about lavender is a lot. Remember the <i>Encyclopedia Britannica</i>? The final hardcover edition—with 32 alphabetized volumes …

Northern California

Home Automation: Looking At The Weather

I'm looking at various home automation and smart home solutions at the moment, experimenting with what works and doesn't work so well in my home. …

Home Automation

Design Trend: A Touch of Velvet

<b>Velvet</b> is definitely having a moment! If you caught our recent post on design trends for 2018, you know that this lush fabric is a true standout. Not …

Home Decorating

27 Things From Overstock To Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Tufted ottomans, mid-century modern furniture, velvet chairs, and other gorgeous staples for your home — at prices that might surprise you.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are</b> …

18 Healthy Travel Snacks to Keep You Fueled on the Road or in the Skies

Healthy Eating

Fun Foodie Things to do in Paris

Paris is one of those destinations that everyone wants to go to at least once in their lifetime. It’s a perennial favorite, and there are many …

Apps

Don’t Miss These 24 Restaurants on the Oregon Coast, Mapped

It wasn’t all that long ago that dining along the coast was an exercise in frustration, but that’s changed. Today, up and down the coastline, you’ll find old-school haunts with stiff drinks and world-class fish and chips, as well as progressive dishes plated by the hands of rising-star chefs. And …

Oregon

The 11 best botanical gardens in the United States

Beat the heat in these urban paradises<p>Summer is in full swing, which means there’s no better time to play outdoors. But even diehard city lovers sometimes tire of the incessant urban annoyances in the summer months: the long commutes, the endless pavement, and the oppressive heat.<p>Luckily, nearly …

Botanical Gardens

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Step 1<p>Place cabbage in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt. Firmly and vigorously massage cabbage until it wilts, some liquid has pooled in bottom of …

Food Preservation

10 Reliable Weather Apps for iOS and Android

Don't get caught without an umbrella again — these apps will let you know exactly what's coming your way.<p>Every smartphone comes equipped with a stock weather app, but its functionality is often a tad too basic. We've rounded up 10 third-party options for iOS and Android that will help you keep …

7 travel apps for making your summer vacation plans

As National Lampoon can attest, summer travel rarely goes according to plan.<p>The list of things that can go wrong on a summer trip is endless: running …