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27 Books That High School Teachers are Reading Right Now

I manage a high school Library and am always trying to spread the joy of reading to the students. I love to find great books for the teens, it’s a …

Summer Reading | Book Pulse

Summer readings list are starting to appear. Janet Maslin picks 17 page-turners for <i>The New York Times</i>. The <i>L.A. Times</i>has an interview with Elena …

20 Breathtaking Camping Spots in the World

Camping is one of the best ways to make your vacation the most memorable one. So, if you are planning a getaway this summer vacation, then camping is …

30 Most Breathtaking Hiking Trails in the world You Must Visit

If you are an adventurous person, then hiking is the best thing to make your vacation an extremely adventurous one. Hiking can be the most thrilling …

Avoid These 12 Common Vegetable Gardening Mistakes

Growing vegetables is an exciting and rewarding experience. The taste of fresh vegetables picked moments before, and the satisfaction of walking …

The One Thing I Wish I Knew Before DIY-ing My Landscaping

Revamping your landscape can be a daunting proposition, especially when you want to go about it in DIY fashion. There’s one helpful thing to know …

21 famous books you don't have to read (and recommendations for better books)

Advice from the editors of GQ: Don't read the "totally silly" <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>. Instead, read <i>Olivia</i>, "the story of a British teenage girl who is …

Books

100 Beautiful Living Rooms to Nurture Your Home’s Tranquility

As you decorate your home, it’s important to take into account what each room will provide for you and your family. Kitchens are gathering spaces for …

Southerners Know This is The Secret Ingredient for Amazing Chocolate Cake

Whether you’re a fan of Duke’s, Blue Plate, or Hellman’s, there’s no question that mayonnaise is an essential pantry staple in the South. It’s a key …

Chair: 500 Designs That Matter brings a comprehensive look at the furniture staple

650+ pages of mid-century staples to the chairs of today.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>If you obsess with details of interior design and worship at the …

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Powerful Photos Reveal The Complex Truth About An Island Ruled By Cats

It's known as "cat heaven," but reality is a little more complicated.<p>Animal photographer Andrew Marttila says when he first heard about Japan’s “cat islands,” he knew he had to go.<p>He’s best known for his portraits of felines and his partner, Hannah Shaw, founded the cat rescue group Kitten Lady, so …

Burned kitten renamed Hugh Jackman since his recovery is on par with the actor's on-screen super-healing

A badly burned kitten found three weeks ago in Brooklyn has rebounded so impressively that his caretakers have scratched his initial name, Gene, and …

11 plant combos you should grow side-by-side

Nasturtium + Cucumber<p>'For me, companion planting is about bringing pollinators and beneficial insects to your garden to improve biodiversity,' says …

Gardening

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Ireland

From the point of view of a plant, Ireland is heaven. Humans may as well abandon their instinct for neatness and symmetry; plants grow too well here. …

10 Homemade Veggie Fries That Will Put Your Fast Food Favorite to Shame

As much as we love French fries, the greasy favorite can get a little boring (yeah, we said it) from time to time. So much so that sometimes it feels …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

12 Bulgogi Recipes for When You Can’t Be Bothered to Leave the House

Gone are the days when pizza was the first thing you thought of when ordering takeout. Now your palate is much more accustomed to the flavors of Korean food, whether you’re digging into a big bibimbap bowl or snacking on kimchi. But sometimes you just can’t be bothered to get your shoes on and head …

Japanese Artist Spends 3+ Years Drawing Massive, Incredibly Detailed Tsunami

Three years, three months, and 12 days later, Manabu Ikeda's 'Rebirth,' is nothing short of epic.<p>Standing 10 feet tall and 13 feet wide, a great wave crashes into an ornate cherry blossom tree rendered in exquisite pen-and-ink lines in Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda's latest epic drawing, <i>Rebirth</i>. …

22 Valentine's Day Crafts to Pretty Up Your Home

These elegant DIYS are bright, bold, and bursting with love.<p>These gorgeous, totally grown-up crafts can be used up on the 14th — or saved as a special keepsake ever after.

Looking to Purify Your Home? These Are the Best Indoor Plants

Aloe vera is a pretty magical little plant, and its medicinal properties are well known for treating minor cuts and burns. But there's another …

6 mistakes to avoid in home decor

When we are decorating and designing our home, there is a certain excitement which may tempt us into going slightly overboard. Accordingly, there are …

These kittens and their Christmas love are cheering up people on Twitter

For some, it's been a pretty tough year. Many are also facing the November blues, which is why it's lovely James, from Florida, has shared his story about his in-love kittens with us.<p>They are called Louie and Luna, and have been pictured by his Christmas tree, nuzzling each other.<p>The picture, …

The 21 best gifts for cats and the people who love them

These are some purrfect gifts.<p>The holidays are about spending time with, celebrating, and spoiling the ones we love. And for the cat lovers among us, that includes our feline family members.<p>Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for a cat lady (or cat guy), or a stocking stuffer for your …

This 4-year-old's glow-in-the-dark bedroom ceiling is otherworldly

Well, it finally happened: A 4-year-old is giving us some serious room decor envy.<p>Some loving parents enlisted the help of their artist friend …

21 Purrrfect Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Anyone Who Loves Cats

If you're trying to buy a Valentine's Day gift for someone who has a cat, you probably know the way to their heart is through their furry friend. We …

Six houses designed as playgrounds for cats

Any cat owner knows their pet is the true ruler of the household. That's particularly so in these six homes with feline-friendly features – including …

Incredible Fungi Timelapse from Planet Earth II | Colossal

<p>This stunning timelapse footage from the new Planet Earth II series on BBC One captures a wide variety of unusual fungi as it blooms at night. The …

Construct Adorable Cardboard Habitats for Your Cat With This Book

Felines are a finicky bunch. Their taste in food, toys, and beds can be infuriatingly nonsensical, and they're known to ignore elaborate (and …

Pets