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The Best Way to Tour the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland Is by Boat

The newest small ship from Crystal River Cruises has rainfall showers, market-fresh cuisine, and even a swimming pool.<p>I touched down in in Amsterdam …

Swimming Pools

The most expensive city in the world may build 100-square foot 'tube homes' to alleviate its escalating housing crisis

Hong Kong has one of the worst housing crises in the world, with property prices so high that a single parking spot sold for $664,000 last year and all but the wealthiest are stuck renting tiny apartments with an ever-proliferating range of colorful names: micro-flats, nano apartments, coffin …

Hong Kong

12 Foods That Contain Natural Digestive Enzymes

Many organs work together to make up your digestive system (1).<p>These organs take the food and liquids you eat and break them down into simpler forms, …

Nutrition

Top 10 Santorini Hotels with Infinity Pools

With marvelous sea, sunset, and caldera views in every direction, Santorini is a treasure trove of splendid accommodations, whose glistening pools …

Top 10

Rammed Earth Construction: 15 Exemplary Projects

This week, we're highlighting a selection of the best images of projects built using rammed earth. These 15 works show the attractive aesthetic …

Architecture

Cyprus’s Golden Visa is Attracting International Buyers Looking for Second Homes

The country’s accessibility to beaches and skiing are draws, too<p>With 340 days of sunshine a year, mountains for skiing located a short drive from the …

Real Estate

The 25 best countries to buy rental property and make money on the side

Buying a rental property is a wise way to earn passive income.<p>As a landlord, you're getting paid to own something, rather than paying to own it. The mortgage is often covered by rental income from tenants, and if you play your cards right you'll profit after covering insurance, taxes, and …

Real Estate

I've Had Bad Posture My Entire Life. Here's What Finally Helped Me Stand Up Straight

In an early act of defiance, every time my mom told me to sit up straight, I did the exact opposite. I slumped farther down in the car and at the …

Yoga

natura futura's 'the house of prayer' has a permeable façade made of wooden mesh

may 06, 2018<p>the dwelling is composed of a succession of longitudinal and transverse beams that together generate a single structure that hovers …

Architecture

Natural Wonders Seen Through Glass

Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to opt for the next best thing: seeing the natural world through a wall or bubble of glass that protects you from the elements. It’s a …

San Francisco

Mexican Houses That Show the Many Ways to Use Bricks

This week we present a selection of the best images of brick houses published on our site. These 11 Mexican projects reveal the diversity of …

Rory

Casa H

Anchored to a hillside on the coast of Chile, Casa H sets a contemporary concrete dwelling amongst the rugged landscape. The exterior is made …

Architecture

40 Life Lessons on Happiness That I Want My Daughter to Learn

If you had told me 10 years ago that I would create a company called Happier and dedicate my life to helping people realize their greatest potential by cultivating more joy and meaning and boosting their emotional immune systems, I wouldn't have believed you. I never expected that it would take me …

Happiness

As a doctor, I didn’t think much of acupuncture. Then the opioid crisis arrived

In 1986, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new visual guide for pain management known as the “pain ladder.” Each rung on the ladder represented a different set of pain medications. On the bottom rung were over-the-counter medications like Tylenol, while opioids like morphine appeared …

Acupuncture

35 trips every couple should take in their lifetime

There's nothing quite like travel to put any relationship to the test, no matter whether you and your SO are adventure-seekers, lovers of luxury, or …

Costa Rica

20 Low-Light Houseplants That Are Easy to Maintain and (Nearly) Impossible to Kill

It is important that the home is not just a place where we survive, but where we live. People don’t just like their home to be functional—some really …

Plants

Incredible concrete-and-glass home with undulating walls is up for sale

Planchonella House is located in the rainforests of Queensland, Australia<p>An incredible modern house that earns the distinction of “undulating” is up for sale in Australia. Designed by husband-and-wife duo Jesse Bennett and Anne-Marie Campagnolo and completed in 2015, Planchonella House rises among …

Architecture

These 9 Hotels Have the Best Views in Santorini

Santorini’s greatest charms are its sublime sunsets, epic caldera panoramas, and quintessential Cycladic architecture. And what better way to enjoy …

Luxury Lifestyle

Striking mountain home frames stunning views of the Himalayas

Located in the village of Satkhol in India<p>This striking wood-framed home rises against a majestic backdrop of the Himalayas on a flat site some 2,000 meters above sea level. Located in the village of Satkhol in India’s Nainital district, the so-called Woodhouse was designed by New Delhi-based Matra …

Architecture

Casa Bruma

Consisting of nine individual units, the Casa Bruma weaves around the natural landscape. The residence sits on the outskirts of Mexico City. A …

Mexico City

These Are the Biggest Travel Trends of 2018, According to Pinterest

If you’re like us, you’re probably dreaming of your next beach vacation the moment you step off the plane from your last one.<p>And where do we go when …

10 Low-Maintenance Outdoor Plants That Will Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

At this time of year, many of us are starting to spruce up our homes for the season, both inside and out. Besides bringing flowers and fresh foliage …

Curb Appeal

An IIT grad’s big bang idea: Furniture for all your Kama Sutra sex moves

Has the <i>Kama Sutra</i>, the ancient Indian treatise on love-making, often left you perplexed with its dozens of seemingly impossible sexual positions? Well, help may be at hand.<p>As a traditionally conservative India slowly gets comfortable with talking about and indulging in sex without being prudish …

Uttar Pradesh

Seven best Indian street foods and their origins

With a huge diversity in cultures, climates and traditions, India has become the hub of food and a vast variety can be seen on the menu. Travellers …

31-year-old self-made millionaire reveals the simple formula to his success

According to self-made millionaire Timothy Kim, you don't need to be intelligent in order to be wealthy. Instead, he says you just need to learn what …

Success

A House In India Built As A Stone Monolith

In order for a house to truly feel rooted to its location there has to be a special connection on some level between the building and its …

Architecture

It Took Steve Jobs Less Than 60 Seconds to Share the Best Leadership Advice You'll Hear Today

Resist the urge to fix all your team's problems, and do this instead<p>Back in the spring of 1992, Steve Jobs was invited to speak to a group of students at the MIT Sloan School of Management. (According to MIT, the lecture was a bit of a surprise, the result of the efforts of a Sloan student whose …

The Top TED Talks of 2018 So Far -- and What You Can Learn From Them

Check out seven compelling speeches that offer key takeaways.<p>Inspiration can take many forms, but oftentimes, we find it through other people. That spark can be lit by a colleague, a friend, an acquaintance or even a complete stranger, and that last one is what TED -- a nonprofit with a mission to …

5 Passive Wealth-Building Strategies to Add Three Days to Your Weekend

Buy back your time and invest like the super-rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people associate work with punching the clock, the 9-to-5 slog and saving for retirement. The trouble is, an hourly rate alone will never make you wealthy and drains your most …

9 Inspiring Culinary Tours You Can Take in 2018

Is food your passion? If you don’t feel like you’ve truly experienced a new place until you’ve tasted every flavor it has to offer, then these 2018 …