Nikki Bates

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The 8 Most Stunning Bookstores In The World

<b>By Elizabeth Stamp for Architectural Digest.</b><p>Tour the most extraordinary bookshops across the globe, from a hidden gem on Santorini to a repurposed church in The Netherlands.<p><b>El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina</b><p><i>(photo: Wim Wiskerke/Alamy</i><p>Architect Fernando Manzone transformed a former …

Photographer Beth Moon Spent 14 Years Hunting for the World’s Most Ancient Trees

“Portraits of Time” is a series of photographs showing the oldest and most majestic trees on the face of the Earth. Photographer Beth Moon traveled …

Digital Age

Why Everyone Needs to Make Their Home Green

It’s time to get back to nature. Can’t you sense that the world is craving it? When we look around it certainly seems that we hunger for a more …

Evernote

“Create an external brain where you write down every idea you have regardless of whether or not you think it's good,” says serial entrepreneur and productivity guru, Ari Meisel. “Clear your mind. My favorite tool? Evernote,” he adds.

Do Better Work by Taking Time Off

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale. Want to read more of his writing? Go to MoreJason.com.</i><p>I can remember it clear as day. The first year of IWearYourShirt was coming to a (fun and profitable) end and people were emailing in to congratulate me on …

Sallie Mae Won't Forgive My Teacher Loan

<b>Huffington Post Reader Question</b><p>Dear Steve,<p>I have been paying on my student loans with Sallie Mae for almost 15 years. I have a perfect payment history, no defaults, no late payments, PERFECT! I took the bare minimum of a loan which is down to $26,000. Before going to graduate school, Sallie Mae …

Are There Other Options Besides Medications for Gout and Osteoarthritis?

Most of my patients in my integrative medicine clinic in San Jose, California know that one of my personal passions is the treatment of rheumatological diseases. It definitely helps that these diseases respond very well to diet and lifestyle changes (3,4), but more importantly, the honor of being …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Creativity

5 Ways Your Friends Make You Happier, Healthier And An All-Around Better Person

Where would we be without our friends?<p>Not only do they lift us up when we're down and celebrate when we're successful, they're essentially an extension of our family (and sometimes they become our <i>actual</i> family). And while we can wax poetic on how our social relationships are crucial to our everyday …

4 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was Parenting Toddlers the First Time Around

This is my crew. My first two are 18 months apart, my second two are 21 months apart. Right now, I'm raising my second round of toddlers. As I'm chasing my current little ones, I often think back to the first time I did this -- balancing one on a public potty while holding the other away from the …

Potter Heads Unite for A New Adventure at Universal Orlando

While the masses of muggles, the non-magicians among us anxiously await any word from the world of wizardry. I too countdown the hours waiting for breaking news and line up in costume for hours at bookstores upon release of anything potteresque , theaters sell out in minutes at mere mention of …

Eradicate Pit Bulls? Not Labrador Retrievers?

When you take up the cause of the so-called pit bull, you make a lot of charming friends. Particularly fetching is the person on Twitter who calls herself "Eradicate Pits." Ms. Eradicate has targeted me, in particular, because I suggested that people like her are -- and I used the word in its …

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …