Riane Yates

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7 Ways Earth Would Change If Our Moon Were Destroyed

For nearly the entire 4.5 billion year history of our Solar System, the Earth hasn’t been alone while we revolve around the Sun. Our giant lunar companion is larger and more massive than any other moon when compared to the planet it orbits. When it’s in its full phase, it brightly illuminates the …

South America's Hidden Gem

Guyana is South America's hidden gem in that it can fulfill the desires of a variety of travelers. It's the perfect vacation for the person looking to disconnect and reconnect with nature.<p>South America is the fourth largest continent and the home of twelve independent countries- Argentina, Bolivia, …

Beyoncé's rep denies she is making a film about freak-show victim Saartjie Baartman

Beyoncé’s representative has reportedly rubbished claims she will star in a self-produced biopic about Saartjie Baartman, a South African cultural icon who was enslaved and forced to work in early 19th-century freak shows in London and Paris.<p>The Sun reported over the weekend that the singer and …

Photos: Grand Canyon's best hikes | CNN Travel

The Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S.

Glaciers, geysers, crystal clear water: What more could you ask for? These 15 American lakes are gorgeous—and worth a visit—any time of year.<p>Caddo Lake, Texas<p>Lake Powell, Utah<p>Lake McDonald, Montana<p>Diablo Lake, Washington<p>Lake Clark, Alaska

Ancient Greek palace unearthed near Sparta dates back to 17th century BC

Archaeologists discover palace with archaic inscriptions built during the Mycenaean period<p>Archaeologists in Greece have discovered the ruins of an ancient palace with important archaic inscriptions dating back to the Mycenaean age, the culture ministry said Tuesday.<p>The palace, likely built around …

Honeymoon dreaming

WEDDING ADDRESS BOOK<p><b>From a palace in India, to a cabin on stilts in the Maldives, a villa deep in the Thai jungle or a bed under the stars in</b> …

Articles about 5 ways use concrete kitchen on Dwell.com - Dwell

This week's top 5 homes focus on the beautiful design element, wood.<p>In light of the Eichler-inspired prefab house from our Dec/Jan Issue, we found five different ways to celebrate, purchase, or...<p>Durable, low maintenance, and always beautiful, Western Red Cedar is showing up in exciting ways, …

Articles about modern open plan california houses architect ray kappe on Dwell.com - Dwell

A video takes a behind-the-scene tour of the Los Angeles architect's family home.<p>Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today.<p>Architects have always dreamed big about city life—these iconic utopian visions bring us back …

Articles about architect lost his sight and kept working thanks breakthrough technologies blind on Dwell.com - Dwell

As one of the few blind practicing architects in the world, Chris Downey occupies a unique place in design.<p>Most deserts are dry and dusty expanses of blue skies, bleached soil, and rulerflat horizons.<p>The original facade of a 1920s house in Estoril, Portugal, is preserved, despite a full interior …

Articles about 9 epic outdoor hangouts on Dwell.com - Dwell

With the official start of summer just around the corner, we decided to put together an easy-to-follow guide to creating the...<p>Lighting circumscribes a space, and therefore how we interpret ourself within that space.<p>The good folks at Epic Software are building a video production studio out of old …

Here are 10 of the Best Sounding Cars of All Time

Prepare your ears.<p>With so many cars piping artificial sound into the cabins these days, it's easy to forget that once upon a time cars were revered for the way their engine notes would make you weak in the knees and make your heart flutter.<p>These cars can still do that, because they sound like cars …

5 Tips For Planning A Budget Beach Trip In Peak Season

Whether you've booked your vacation in advance or at the last minute, there are certain times of the year when everyone wants to be in the same place. For the warmer months that's the beach.<p>Whether you've booked your vacation in advance or at the last minute, there are certain times of the year …

Silverlit’s DigiCam RC Helicopter is a Tiny Camera with Rotors Attached

If you have ever looked at a camera lens and wished you could simply stick helicopter rotors on it and then fly it around the house, you are in luck. …

Want to Shrink Your Pores? These 5 Products Actually Work!

We’ll give it to you straight: No matter what any product promises, no lotion, potion, or cream can make your pores totally disappear. And you …

How Building Information Modeling Saved One University $10 Million

Mo money, mo problems.<p>In most architectural projects, budgets far exceed projections. The eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge notoriously cost $5 billion more than projected and a new transit hub near the World Trade Center in New York is similarly billions over budget. Those are just two …

27 Apps Designers Can’t Live Without

Top designers from Huge, Zappos, ustwo, OKFocus give us the A-Z of which apps they use most, and why.<p>Maybe it’s just Gmail, or maybe it’s something more esoteric like Processing, but there are certain apps we rely on so much that if they suddenly went missing, we’d have a hard time getting by. …

5 Flipboard Magazines for Your Alternative Garden

Who doesn’t love beautiful, bountiful gardens? I know I do, but for those of us living in an apartment, dorm or some other light- and space-challenged place, a lush garden can be an untenable dream. Add the drought in the West and calls to conserve water, and a green patch of your own can feel even …

Nine Green Spaces You Need to Explore in Singapore

From futuristic vertical gardens to lush primary rainforest, find out why Singapore is also named 'the Garden City' by visiting the city-state's most captivating green spaces.<p><b>From futuristic vertical gardens to lush primary rainforest, find out why Singapore is also named 'the Garden City' by</b> …

This Is What Happened When Michelle Obama Interviewed Meryl Streep

So many good things.<p>As if she wasn't busy enough being a brilliant role model, feminist, and First Lady, Michelle Obama has found time to edit an issue of <i>More</i> magazine. As part of her job, she played interviewer, inviting Meryl Streep to the White House for a chat. It's a genius pairing–who …

Articles about run down row house boston becomes quiet urban escape two green roofs on Dwell.com - Dwell

A young architect transforms a small row house into a deceptively roomy family home.<p>Crowned with a glass observatory, this scenic Wisconsin home commands panoramic views of the surrounding grasslands.<p>A teardown renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, comes with a mandate for maximum efficiency.<p>By …

9 Gorgeous Parks in Cities Around the World

Is the world's most gorgeous park in your city?<p>Is the world's most gorgeous park in your city?<p>Whether you're visiting one or living in one, cities can be overwhelming. To escape the skyscrapers, noises and crowds, look no further than these nine green sanctuaries nestled into urban settings across …

5 American habits I had to give up when I traveled for 22 months straight

Freshly 24, I had just spent a year teaching English in the Korean capital.<p>Next stop: Beijing, on the way to Lanzhou, an industrial town in the center of China, where I'd celebrate the Spring Festival with my friend and his family.<p>It was the start of the Big Trip.<p>Though I didn't set out with a firm …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600

Examining Maybach's new land yacht with all our faculties—yes, including taste.<p>From the April 2015 issue<p>Overwhelm the senses or starve them. Connect the driver so completely with the car that he has to duck to avoid the crankshaft throws, or isolate the cabin so absolutely that its occupants feel …