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No green thumb needed: 6 drought-tolerant herbs that are almost impossible to kill

If you have dutifully swapped out your lawn and flower gardens for water-miserly cactus and succulents, you can be excused for feeling a tad nostalgic for the lush, the scented, the flowering.<p>"When I just see succulents, it can feel a bit sparse or stark," admits Kelly Fernandez. But she has a …

Gardening

5 of the best art stops in New York, USA

The ‘City That Never Sleeps’ is infamous for countless reasons, from the iconic Statue of Liberty to the indulgent pastrami sandwiches from Katz’s …

Luxury Travel

Hugging the Knees of the Himalayas on a Nepal Tea House Trek

<b>Hugging the Knees of the Himalayas on a Nepal Tea House Trek</b><br>By Tim Leffel<p><i>A five-day tease of a trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal turns out to be</i> …

Mountaineering

10+ Awe-Inspiring Impressionist Masterpieces Painted by Claude Monet

With a one-of-a-kind style and a pioneering approach to painting, Claude Monet is renowned as an influential Impressionist figure. Using distinctively dappled brushstrokes, a characteristically colorful range of tones, and a focus on light, the French artist created compositions that captured the …

This Artist Recycles Typewriters into Guns

Eric Nado joins the history of type with the history of war in his thought provoking series of typewriter-guns.<p>Typewriters revolutionized the way we write and guns changed the wars we fight, yet it can't be denied that both are artifacts of tremendous cultural impact, despite the dramatic …

What's Real; What's Fake? - The Plus Paper

<b>This Deceptive Collage Series Challenges Appearances and Reality</b><p><b>Irina and Silviu Szekely</b> are the artists whose collage and photography work …

165 Street Artists Took Over an Abandoned Building in Berlin, and the Results Are Wild

Part funhouse, part haunted house, and part adult ball pit filled with touchable temporary work: come visit THE HAUS.<p>What happens when 165 street artists take over a single building in Berlin? The result is a five-floor urban art labyrinth boasting the work of creators from over 70 countries. …

Road tripping the Amalfi Coast of Italy

Road tripping the Amalfi Coast of Italy<i>Photo credit: Radu Micu Spiaggia Fornillo Positano Italy via photopin (license)</i>Europe has its fair share of …

Italy

11 Amazing Trips You Need to Take As Soon As You Retire

You've got all the time in the world and all the world to see. Start planning.<p>No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end …

The Easiest (and Cheapest) Way to Update Your Kitchen, According to Joanna Gaines

Use these fast ideas to transform the room in a weekend.<p>When it comes to your kitchen woes, you may think a complete gut job is the only solution, but Joanna Gaines knows there are plenty of less expensive and simpler solutions out there.<p>To transform your kitchen without spending a ton of money, …

7 Things Every Solo Traveler Should Know Before Visiting Marrakech

Cultural, glamorous, and vibrant, Marrakech is a must-visit destination for any intrepid traveler. The striking city incorporates ancient Berber …

Luxury Lifestyle

Cool Greenhouse Made Out of Vintage Windows

It's easier to pull off than you'd think.<p>If you're worried about running out of space for all your gardening projects this spring, this fun DIY is the perfect solution.<p>Using a series of thrifted windows, you can easily construct an inexpensive backyard greenhouse thanks to this handy tutorial from …

11 incredible world cities best explored by water

AS HUMANS, we’re too often confined to the ground. Our endless fascination with rivers and lakes, Ferris wheels and roller coasters, seas and oceans, …

If you have to eat in Times Square, here are the only restaurants worth trying

While most New Yorkers prefer to steer clear of Times Square, it's a popular spot among tourists.<p>But while the area is known for its many big chain restaurants, it's also home to some much smaller, quality eateries.<p>We asked Yelp to help us find the best options. <b>Below are the 13 best restaurants in</b> …

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

Camping

Here's how you can get paid $10k per month to travel and stay in luxury homes

Feeling the urge to quit your job and travel? Lately, companies have been finding cool ways to tempt you into doing just that. The latest, and possibly best organization to offer up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is ThirdHome, a holiday home exchange company oriented towards luxury …

These Must-Visit Botanical Gardens Will Give You Spring Fever

Some of America’s finest gardens are right here in our region, and they’re ready for you to explore

Country Lifestyle

Modern-day mental health: Brain imaging identifies different types of depression

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>Biological markers could enable tailored therapies that target individual differences in symptoms<p>Esther Landhuis<p>February 26, 2017 5:59pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>For much of her life Anne Dalton battled depression. She seldom spoke with …

The 10 Books Every Gardener Should Read

Unless you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by knowledgeable gardeners—whether they are parents, friends, or neighbors—you can often find yourself …

10 best road trips in the world | CNN Travel

Road Trips

Best Indoor Herb Growing Kits Even Die-Hard Plant Killers Can't Mess Up

Herb growing kits make it all look so easy, don't they? Well, that's because they are!<p>Gather 'round, all of you remorseful plant killers: There's …

5 Reasons to Travel to Georgia (the Country) in the Winter

When we decided to travel to Georgia (the country), we hadn’t necessarily planned on traveling there in the winter. However, when I searched Google …

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under a sky full of stars on this train.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, …

New Food Recycling Appliance Will Turn Scraps Into Fertilizer in 24 Hours

A new kitchen appliance aims to turn food waste into "black gold" with the touch of a button. As Curbed reports, the Zera Food Recycler is an …

Sustainability

10 under-the-radar destinations to visit, according to the youngest person to travel to every country in the world

Planning a trip is an opportunity to see something unique, and to discover people, places, cuisines, and scenery you didn't know existed.<p>We asked James Asquith, the youngest person to visit all 196 countries, which places around the world are being overlooked — and which ones people should be …

National Parks

The best thing to eat in every EU country

Traveling through Europe is likely to be at the top of anyone's bucket list — in fact, people probably even have a whole <i>other</i> bucket list for it.<p>But forget the sites for a moment and think of the food, which is as varied as the many different countries themselves.<p>Whether you're high up in the Alps …

David Lynch Explains How Meditation Boosts Our Creativity (Plus Free Resources to Help You Start Meditating)

David Lynch meditates, and he meditates hard. Beginning his practice in earnest after it helped him solve a creative problem during the production of …

12 flight-booking hacks every traveler should know

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• We rounded up the best flight booking hacks from a Quora thread.<br>• Some tips include clearing your cookies before browsing, changing your IP address, booking early morning flights, and embracing layovers.</b><p>Every frequent traveler has their own tricks for booking the best and …

15 Pieces of Inspirational Advice From Artists

Artists have a way of encapsulating the essential truths of life the way those of us without creative genius cannot. Phaidon’s latest book, <i>Art is the</i> …