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13 Common Household Amenities That New Yorkers Only Dream Of

Wait, people outside New York have bedrooms with windows AND a closet?!<p><b>1. A washer and dryer:</b> Hauling your clothes to the laundromat every time you want to do laundry may not seem like that big of a deal, but just wait until there's a blizzard and all of your work pants are dirty and you're out of …

New York City

Professor highlights gaming's tendency to shame overweight people

Todd Harper is a fat man. He knows this because, pretty much every time he steps out onto the street, some stranger reminds him, or yells a fat insult at him.<p>Harper, visiting professor at the University of Baltimore gave an illuminating and often amusing GDC speech yesterday that addressed how …

World of Warcraft

Fourth-grader says he has the One Ring, school suspends him for terrorist threat, dad says

A fourth-grader in west Texas has been suspended, his father says, because he pretended to have a ring like the One Ring from The Lord of the Rings canon, and said it could make a classmate disappear.<p>Dad Jason Steward said he was told his son's claim amounted to making a terrorist threat.<p>Steward …


National Geographic Travel

14 Things Only the Holiday-Obsessed Understand

The 12 days of Christmas aren't nearly enough for you.<p><i>Photo: Getty Images</i><p><b>1. Forget about Thanksgiving decor — after Halloween, you're unpacking box after box after box of holiday decorations.</b><p><i></i><p><b>2. Your holiday wardrobe is as extravagant as your holiday decor.</b> …


Architect Visit: Olle Lundberg’s Scavenged and Salvaged Cabin

Back in 1996, San Francisco architect Olle Lundberg responded to a classified ad about a property in Cazadero, CA (population: 354). Little did he …


The Secret Language Of Flight Attendants Is Your New Inflight Entertainment

Flight attendants are full of secrets. Not only do they nap in a secret cavern and possess the ultimate cure for jet lag, but as we've recently learned, they have their very own language, too.<p>According to real flight crew members, they use a whole bunch of jargon that regular passengers would never …

25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we can confidently say that this has been an amazing year for wedding photography.<p>We've scoured wedding blogs, Pinterest and reached out to talented photographers across the country and around the world to compile the very best wedding photos of 2014. Below are 25 of our …

6 Enchanting Tiny Victorian Homes Built For Kids

Darling as they may be, they come with quite the price tag. This article originally appeared on<p>Like many kids, you probably spent your childhood dreaming of owning an elaborate Victorian dollhouse, one with tiny furniture, wooden columns, and miniature porches. And perhaps, if …

Alice In Wonderland

25 Thanksgiving Jokes That Will Get You Through Dinner With Your Family

If returning to your hometown, having dinner with your extended family and eating yourself into a food coma aren't your bag, Thanksgiving can be a little uncomfortable. Luckily, these comedians know exactly how you feel.<p>We rounded up 25 of the best musings on Turkey Day so you can crack a smile …

The 2015 Color Trends You NEED to Know Now

Design color trends<p>We asked 11 top designers to predict the design color trends of the upcoming year. From olive greens and bright patterns, to "Monet meets Molly Ringwald," these chic combinations may be the next big thing.

Interior Design

The 50 Hottest Men Of All Time

From James Dean to A$AP Rocky and all that's in-between.<p>From Old Hollywood icons to '90s heartthrobs to the rising stars of today, take a look back at the most beautiful men of the last six decades.

Clint Eastwood

Unexpected Color Combos That Actually Work

Outrageous palettes that aren't for the color-shy.<p>Who said that you can't pair pink with red? Or that purple and orange could look so good? These unique room color schemes and paint ideas aren't for the color-shy, but they sure do make a bold statement.

Interior Design

Weird Animal Question of the Week: What's the Biggest Killer Plant?

Some meat-eating plants are big enough to digest a small mammal.<p>With Halloween around the corner, it's as good a time as any to take a closer look at carnivorous plants.<p>We used author's prerogative to ask our Weird Animal Question of the Week about the coolest facts on meat-eating flora, which …

Before & After: This Victorian Home from 1885 Gets an Unbelievable Transformation

A married couple tackled this challenging project, and the results will blow your mind.<p>When house renovators Jeff Born and Victoria Born-Doody first laid eyes on a historic little house on Watson Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota, they knew that they had found their next big project. The house, which …

Living Rooms

12 Problems Only People With Great Taste Understand

From the editors of, yes, your home looks amazing, but it's not without inconvenience.<p><b>1) You walk into any store—low- or high-end—and your favorite item is always the most expensive one.</b> Who knew that little brass tray would ring up as more than certain pieces of furniture?<p><b>2) You've</b> …

Home Decorating

10 Totally Unexpected Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

Week's Best Space Pictures: Hercules Poses, California Gleams, and a Pulsar Puzzles

Purple robes swath a galaxy, shepherds dance above Saturn's rings, and fishing fleets outshine cities in this week's best space pictures.

10 Picky Eater-Approved Recipes (That You'll Love Too)

The recipes that I get most excited to share are the ones that appeal to my kids as much as they appeal to me -- and let's face it, that's not frequently the case! Here are 10 favorite dinner recipes that have all gotten the thumbs-up from my picky eaters.<p><b>1. Parmesan Crusted Chicken</b><p>This is a great …

24 Ways to Make Doing Your Hair Incredibly Easy

From the editors at, fun and unusual ways to cut down on your styling time.<p><b>1. Make sure your style stays put by flipping the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.</b><p>If you have a hard time keeping your hair in place, try flipping the bobby pin over. The straight side is …


Cook the Ultimate Huevos Rancheros | Men's Health

<b>Huevos Rancheros</b><i><br>Recipe courtesy of Loteria Grill Regional Mexican Cocina and Cantina in California</i><p>What you’ll need:<br>1 ½ lb. roma tomatoes, halved<br>½ small onion, roughly chopped<br>1 garlic clove<br>3 to 4 Serrano peppers, chopped (depending on your heat tolerance)<br>½ cup of water<br>2 Tbsp canola oil, plus 1/3 …

Jim Gaffigan

The 12 Top Bucket List Restaurants in America

Here are a dozen of the best restaurants in the U.S. you absolutely, positively have to experience. You only live once, right?<p>Some tourists are always grabbing a quick bite while taking in the sights. And then there are the rest of us, who are apt to plan entire trips around what we're going to …

10 Cozy Recipes for Cool Fall Days

<b>1. Hot Buttered Cider With Rum</b><p>This warm fall cocktail combines spiked apple cider with hot buttered rum and autumn spices. It's the ideal drink for a crowd because it sits on the stove in a big pot for everyone to help themselves (making your house smell amazing), and you can make most of it ahead …