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Natural wonders that will blow your mind

For all our obsession with man-made wonders, technological advances and increasing urbanisation, nothing compares to the creations of Mother Nature.<p>Vast cave systems, wild desert landscapes and breathtaking waterfalls all remind us of our small place in earth’s story. And even with our …

Long Exposure Photography Tips You Don't Want to Miss

One look at a long exposure landscape photo like the one above, and I'm sure you're salivating at the thought of creating something so beautiful.I …

Leaky cottage retrofitted with straw bale sees 80% energy reduction

One of the world’s oldest insulation materials has breathed new life into a leaky cottage in Ontario’s Lake of Bays. Architecture firm Stone’s Throw …

This 355-square-foot Stockholm studio has it all

Smeg refrigerator, farmhouse sink, marble countertops<p>For micro-apartment-living inspiration with a Scandinavian twist, look no further than this 33-square-meter (that’s approximately 355 square feet) studio apartment in Stockholm, Sweden.<p>The apartment is essentially one room that has been expertly …

Interior Design

How to Track Airfare Prices and Get a Good Deal on Tickets

We all want to buy airfare when the prices are at their lowest, but timing that exactly right can fall somewhere between lucky guess to very …

20 holiday destinations the experts say not to miss | CNN Travel

How to ride the last remaining sleeper trains

Is there a rail traveller alive who doesn’t love the romance of a night train? The very idea of gliding out of one great European city in the warm glow of an evening to wake up in the cool morning light of another is, even in the prosaic surroundings of modern standard sleeper berths, simply …

How to Book the Cheapest Flights (Based on Recent Travel Trends)

There’s a lot of conflicting travel advice online for finding the cheapest flights, and a lot of advice which is repeated so often it’s now general …

12 of the Best Bars in Amsterdam

Quench your thirst in the city that invented Heineken.<p>Hop on a bike in Amsterdam and pedal in any direction, and you’ll probably wind up at a bar. There are over a thousand of them, tucked into cozy streets, floating on canals, and overflowing into alleyways, each one serving your favorite adult …

European Travel

Pottery Barn's Clever New Furniture Collection Will Save You Tons of Space

Random clutter has finally met its match.<p>Even the tiny house-obsessed have to admit it: Small space living is <i>hard</i>. Where do your coats go? Your dishes? Heck, it's even hard to fit multiple people. Luckily, Pottery Barn wants to solve your square-footage woes with its brand-new collection, and all …

Pottery

You Can Fly to Europe for $69 Thanks to This Amazing Deal

Iceland-based budget carrier WOW Air has a major sale going on right now.<p>If a trip to Europe has always seemed too expensive because of the airfare, you're in for some good news, thanks to budget carrier WOW Air.<p>According to <i>USA TODAY</i>, the Iceland-based airline announced $69 (nice) flights to Europe …

12 trips everyone should take in Europe in 2017

Europe is always a good idea.<p>However, some places might be a better idea than others next year.<p>We've put together the ultimate European bucket list …

European Travel

Pre-suasion: How to influence people to give you a job, according to a psychologist

Whether you’re trying to score a new job or give the hard sell in a business meeting, the key to persuasion is as much about timing as the message …

Employment

How To Enjoy Dessert The Healthy Way (Low Sugar Or No Sugar)

Dessert. There are not many people who can say in all honesty that they are not fussed. Desserts taste great. They are the crowning glory of a meal; …

This DIY Grout Cleaner Will Make Your House Sparkly Clean

No more yuck between your tiles!<p>View this post on Facebook<p>1/2 cup baking soda<p>1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide<p>1 tsp dish soap<p>Bowl<p>Cleaning sponge<p>1. Combine ½ cup of baking soda, ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide, 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap, and stir well.<p>2. Use sponge to rub mixture into grout between tiles.<p>3. …

This Cheap $20 Toolkit Can Open 99 Percent of Your Gadgets

Were the electronics makers of the world to have their way, every time one of your gadgets broke, you’d simply buy a new one. But most gadgets can be …

Homepolish’s new online shop solves the mid-priced furniture dilemma

The interior design service has a go at multi-brand retail<p>Homepolish, the interior design service launched by Noa Santos in 2012, has opened its own furniture and decor e-shop, and it’s stocking a really decent range of statement pieces that don’t feel tired. H Marketplace, as it’s called, plans to …

Furniture

How I Became a Morning Person in Just Five Days

It only took a full work week and three alarms (but who's counting?).<p>I've never been a morning person. So when my husband Nathan and I got a dog several years ago, I had it all worked out: Lexie would wake us at 6:30 every morning, eager to hit the dog run, and I'd hop out of bed, ready to start …

A quick recipe for Italian soft almond biscuits from Rachel Roddy

A friend of mine makes something called “coat-on sauce”. You may well know the recipe – it is Marcella Hazan’s. A big tin of plum tomatoes, a peeled onion cut in two, a thick slice of butter and salt put in a pan with the lid ajar, then left to blip and burp for 45 minutes, in which time everything …

Dessert

15 borderline genius home cleaning hacks you need

Cleaning hacks are popular for a reason, mostly because they make life a whole lot easier and who doesn’t want that? You don’t want to be scrubbing …

23 Companies That Help You Travel The World For Free (And Might Pay You, Too)

Think you can’t afford to go on vacation? Think again.<p>A Wisconsin-based teacher and author with a passion for Spain, Abbey Algiers looks for inexpensive ways to take trips on her summer holidays. So when she discovered Diverbo, she couldn’t believe it. Diverbo offers free vacations for English …

Human Rights

France's 20 most beautiful villages

The Most Amazing Airbnb Rentals In Every State

We're talking about some of the best prices and most spectacular locations ever.<p>You could go down the rabbit hole of endless listings, or you could start with the top pick in your destination of choice. These highly-rated getaways won't disappoint.

The west end’s best new breweries

These neighbourhoods are experiencing a beer boom

How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …

Sofa

The top 5 quarries and swimming holes near Toronto

The top quarries and swimming holes near Toronto offer the ultimate summer cool-down experience. A day at the beach is great, but the novelty of …

Get the Real “Montreal Experience” at These 5 Can’t-Miss Restaurants

It’s a common misconception: North of the border in French-speaking Montreal is all white tablecloths and candlelight of the Parisian fine-dining variety. While French food is naturally a common influence in the majority of Montreal cuisines, take a summer stroll through any of the 19 boroughs and …

French Food

Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe

"A great roasted potato side dish made with olive oil and herbs."<p>Ingredients<p>1/8 cup olive oil<p>1 tablespoon minced garlic<p>1/2 teaspoon dried basil<p>1/2 …

25 Chicken Breast Recipes That Are Anything but Boring

Chicken breast gets a bad rap as the beige of meats. It's versatile but bland; the practical, diet-friendly choice, too often stripped of the flavor and juiciness that make a piece of dark meat so satisfying. But when it's cooked right, it can be just as tasty as any other part of the bird. Cooked …

Cooking