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Pure Genius DIY Storage Hacks You Gotta Know

I know I have too much stuff. I have a garage sale every summer but still it grows. Sometimes I even have two sales! There doesn’t seem to be enough …

20 Genius DIY Gifts Found on Pinterest

Instead of baking another batch of cookies, fuel your creative fire with these easy homemade gift ideas—no cooking required<p>As much as we love the …

In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki

The city and its suburbs are growing, but so is its vision for dense, walkable neighborhoods and car-free transit. It’s a model for the future of urban smart growth.<p>Helsinki already ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities, but by 2050, it may top the list, especially as other cities …

Urban Design

Meet The Photographer Who Travels Across Asia Searching For Authentic Street Style

Street style used to be fun. In the early days of The Sartorialist -- granddaddy of street style blogs -- photographer Scott Schuman snapped natty New York City pedestrians as he found them, on the grounds of a perfectly tied scarf, a breathtaking print, or some certain sartorial instinct.<p>Today, …

Last-Minute Gift Guide: 13 Non-Boring Gift Cards + Subscriptions

It’s time to wrap it up, people. Your holiday shopping, that is. Maybe (like us) you had <i>all</i> the time in the world, but you left it to the last minute… again. To help you finish making your list and checking it twice, we’ve found 13 of the easiest last-minute gifts that are sure to please — glorious …

What The Hell Is Umami, Anyway?

Most of us were taught as children that there are four kinds of tastes: sweet (which we love), sour, salty and bitter. But there has been a gaping hole in all of our educations. One of the most important and most glorious flavors we experience daily -- the one that makes brothy soups so …

12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples

It really is the little things.<p>Getty Images<p>You know those couples who are so darn cute all the time? Those people who are so in love and just seem to have it all figured out? <i>What</i> is their secret? Well, it might be simpler than you think. We asked real women and relationship experts to share some of …

Detailed insect illustrations by Alex Konahin

Put the Borough of Queens, New York on Your Must Visit Bucket List for 2015

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The headline news: travel guide company Lonely Planet has named Queens, New York as the top place to visit in the U.S. in …

4 Things All Wealthy Women Know

<b>Rich Chicks Have a Vision</b><br>Having a goal can help you set your eyes on the prize, but to steer through tough times, you need a vision—a detailed picture of what the result of your hard work will look like. Visions remind you of the purpose behind your goals, says Richard Sheridan, author of <i>Joy, Inc</i>. …

This self-taught Singaporean artist makes his drawings come alive on wooden boards

Caribbean Adventures Worth Leaving Your All-Inclusive For

Sometimes you need an adventure that gets your heart thumping, a thrill to remind you that deep down inside you're still as fun and gutsy as you were when you were 20. These Caribbean adventures are the adrenaline-awakening experience you're looking for. They'll have you sweating through your …

Green Tea Benefits: Drinking Green Tea for Weight Loss

Sip Up, Slim Down: The Right Way to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss<p>Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>I'll admit it: I had a mini …

Microsoft Employee Pens The Worst/Best Corporate Blog Post Of All Time

Recently a Microsoft employee published a blog post on the company’s Office blog. The missive, under the name of Tim Carroll, a “senior product manager on the Office 365 team,” is perhaps the worst and best corporate blog post of all time. A Microsoft spokesperson informed TechCrunch that “the blog …

Mitutoyo Digital Micrometer

When you need to measure something with the utmost accuracy, a simple ruler or tape measure won't do. What you need is a tool like the Mitutoyo …

Grow Fresh Herbs in Style with the Ecofarm Aquaponics Starter Kit

Growing fresh herbs at home is a popular way to bring greenery indoors, but what if you could turn that spot of gardening into an educational …

Aquaponics

Gorgeous Solar Geodesic Dome Crowns Cob House in the Arctic Circle

Fans of the Northern Lights will drool over the Nature House, a gorgeous geodesic dome home located on the Sandhornøya island of northern Norway. …

Winter Snow Essentials for Women

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is here to stay (at least for the next few months) and while it may seem grim, it also means getting back to all your favorite cold weather activities. For many who are drawn to the mountains, skiing and snowboarding are two of the most enjoyable, …

Weather

New London cafe sells 60 different types of cereal from all over the world

Homeless Parisian man is a bodybuilder, so now there really is no excuse to not exercise!

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can’t explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you <i>appear</i> to …

Time I

A Luxury Hotel Inside A Walled Medieval City: Hôtel De La Cité

<i>Photo: Adam Morganstern</i><p>The walled city of Carcassonne has survived Romans, Visigoths and Crusaders — now it’s ready to handle your vacation. Located in France’s Languedoc region, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is living history, complete with a castle to explore, medieval streets to roam and two …

An Open Letter to My Daughter's Stepmom

To my daughter's stepmom:<p>I never wanted you here. You simply were never part of the plan. Growing up and dreaming of my family I never included you. I didn't want help from another woman to raise my child. The plan was for my family to include me, daddy and our children, not you. I doubt you ever …

Artist Walks For Hours In Snowshoes To Create Sublime Snow Drawings

Sonja Hinrichsen is a snow artist. It's not her official title -- she conducts a lot of art interventions in nature, and pursues photography and good ol' fashioned ink drawings. But her snow drawings are nestled rightfully at the top of her artist website, revealing what happens when a professional …

How To Really Let Go Of Stress On Vacation, From Someone Who Does It For A Living

Travel Channel personality Samantha Brown has made a career doing what most can only dream of: exploring the world and experiencing just about everything that travel has to offer. She has spent the last 14 years out of a suitcase in airports and hotels, taking viewers on journeys to discover the …

45 Color Photos Of Manhattan In The 1940s

His works have been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>They give a great impression of what Chinatown, the Financial District, and Midtown looked like 70 …

7 Travel Websites Saving You Money While You Sleep

We all want to save money when we travel, but who has time to monitor the constant ups and downs of airfares, hotel rates and car rental prices? You can easily spend more time booking and modifying your travel plans than actually enjoying your vacation. Fortunately, there are a few websites that …

The Surprising Way to Keep Avocados Fresh That Will Blow Your Mind

No saran wrap or plastic bags necessary<p>Avocadoes are packed with healthy fats and potassium—but who hasn't put an unused avocado half in the fridge, only to find the fruit turned a totally unappetizing brown the next day? It's one of the most frustrating things about loading up on avocadoes—but …

Canadian Dr.’s reply to companies requiring medical note after sick day