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Art

These images of the star-smeared sky aren't what you think (pictures)

Starlight?<p>Star bright<p>Ribbons of light<p>Next stop

Painting

The Murky Law on Free-Range Kids

Why location matters for parents who choose to let children explore neighborhoods on their own.<p>On April 12, it happened again: Rafi and Dvora Meitiv, the “free-range kids” of Silver Spring, Maryland, were picked up and detained by police. The siblings, aged 10 and six, were playing unsupervised in …

The real best souvenirs to bring home from 19 countries around the world

Travelers always want to bring home something that will remind them of their trip — but many often get stuck buying cheap knick knacks from tourist traps.<p>To avoid getting something you'll only throw away in a few months, we've rounded up a list of some authentic items you should buy when …

Northern Ireland

Pop art meets coffee with #sleevebucks

You'll never look at the Starbucks mermaid the same way again.<p>An amazing Tumblr artist is using Starbucks sleeves to recreate pop culture icons. …

10 Mistakes You Make When Booking Airfare

If you're wondering why you never manage to bag a flight for quite as cheap as the next guy, or you're pining for a getaway but really need to keep the cost down, or you're simply super-interested in all the intricacies of airfare pricing (OK, well, at Hopper, we are!), then this list of 10 …

Air Travel

Città della Scienza Masterplan Predicts Future of Self-Sustaining Cities

Developed for an international planning and architectural competition, this proposed masterplan for the Città della Scienza by Vincent Callebaut …

More than Words: The Illustrated Love Letters, Thank-You Notes, and Travelogues of Great Artists, from Kahlo to Calder to Saint-Exupéry

“Letter writing is probably the most beautiful manifestation in human relations, in fact, it is its finest residue.”<p>Virginia Woolf aptly called letter writing “the humane art.” But what amplifies the humanity and immediacy of words is the addition of art itself — how instantly alive Van Gogh’s …

What You Need To Know About Booking Your Flight

(Photo: Ticking Clock/Shutterstock)<p>For at least two decades, industry experts have been speculating about basic timing factors in finding the lowest airfares. The big question: When is the best time to buy plane tickets? So far, nobody has been able to come up with definitive answers that stand the …

Flying

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

Are Mini-Grids The Next Big Opportunity Beyond The Grid?

Photo courtesy of Devergy<p>Beyond the grid solar start-up Devergy believes the time has come for the next evolution in clean energy access markets: mini-grids.<p>The mini-grid systems Devergy deploys are essentially many solar home systems connected to a battery back-up and charge controllers …

Profit

Top Travel Tips - Packing Light

If there's one tip I have for a first time backpacker, it is this: pack light.<p>It sounds obvious, but almost no one does it. Trust me, when you're out …

Backpacking

The Deadliest Animal in the World

The Deadliest Animal in the World is an infographic posted by Bill Gates on his blog as part of Mosquito Week.<p><i>What would you say is the most</i> …

Diabetes

6 Books To Give Your Best Friend

<i>Slide these in her bag. Send these to her by snail mail. Read these with her — and discover (once again) why the two of you always have so much to talk about.</i><p>By Michele Filgate

Strife in the Fast Lane

As tension between cyclists and drivers increases, bike lanes provide more than safe and speedy passage—they are a critical link to a bicycle-friendly future. It's time for all of us to embrace them.<p>One of the ultimate expressions of bike-riding skill is maneuvering in traffic. There's art and …

Los Angeles County

How to Turn Data Into Stunning Visual Content

I don’t read nearly as much as I used to. With Tumblr, Feedly and countless other snackable content channels, I just don’t have the same attention …

5 Ways to Present Your Online Design Portfolio

<b>Special Advertising Note:</b><i> The following sponsored content is brought to you courtesy of Squarespace, one of HOW’s trusted partners.</i>As a burgeoning …

Web Design

How to Choose Best Hiking Boots ? - Hikings.net - Guide For Memorable Hiking

Image:commons.wikimedia<p>Planning for an adventurous hiking in Grand Canyon or Yosemite National Park? You must purchase <b>best quality hiking boots</b> to …

5 Chrome Apps to Maximize Your Productivity

In this busy day and age, it’s good to know there are many productivity apps that can help us become more efficient. Most apps on this list are …

Solid Wood: The Rise of Mass Timber Architecture

<i>Largely overlooked in the development of Modernism, timber architecture is making a comeback in the 21st century with the success of designers such</i> …

Architecture
Typography

On Packing, and Repacking

I read a lot of travel packing lists before we left. Lists from solo female travelers, lists from cycle tourists, lists from minimalists. So. Many. …

Backpacking

What Singapore Can Teach All Cities About Using Urban Green Infrastructure To Mitigate Megadroughts | Smart Cities Dive

<i>Nanyang Technical University, Singapore.</i><p>NASA's new report on the likelihood of megadrought in the Central and Western United States is a harsh yet …

São Paulo

The Future Of Agriculture? Smart Farming

The agricultural sector is going to face enormous challenges in order to feed the 9.6 billion people that the FAO predicts are going to inhabit the planet by 2050: food production must increase by 70% by 2050, and this has to be achieved in spite of the limited availability of arable lands, the …

Farming

9 Ideas For Your Next Volunteer Travel Experience

A few years back, my wife and I took a six-month trip with our two teenage children where we volunteered our way around the world. Not only was this a much cheaper way to travel, it was far more meaningful and transformative than any hotel-restaurant-museum trip I've ever been on. Working with …

Travel Guides

Packing Tips From Travel Experts

<i>By Shoko Wanger, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Whether it's a scent, a special snack, or a specific pair of shoes, everyone has something they're always sure to bring with them on a trip. Here, seven frequent travelers (and expert packers) share what they'd never leave home without.<p>Photo by Tahiti</b> …

MacBook Air

Could Graphic Design Help People Better Relate To Each Other?

Inspired by the pictorial language of signs, Values is a deck of cards that aims to help people better understand themselves and others.<p>We all prioritize different things in our lives. That’s what makes us unique, but it can also make us feel as if we’re more different from one another than we …

Graphic Design