Elizabeth Abitanto

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10 Reasons to Spend August in Phoenix

Ever wonder what 114 degrees feels like? Phoenicians can tell you -- in fact, they just felt it the other day. Yep, August in the Valley of the Sun is, well, sunny. At a certain point, all the dryness in the world can't distract from this kind of heat.<p>Here's the thing, though. Summer in Arizona can …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

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The 12 Best Pools In The World

Dive in for a swim you won't forget in one of the world's best pools.<p>Dive in for a swim you won't forget in one of the world's best pools. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

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Buffalo, New York: 20 Surprising Reasons Culture Vultures and Foodies Should Visit Now

Coach bus tours routinely make two stops out in the northwestern region of New York State -- Niagara Falls and the Corning Glass Museum -- avoiding Buffalo, once the wealthiest city in the country with the most innovative architecture, entirely. These grand buildings stood steadfast, having missed …

Where to Find the World's Least Expensive Luxury Hotels

We know that a luxury hotel can set you back a pretty penny. But not everywhere -- if you know where to look. We recently set out to find the 15 countries where staying a night at a luxury hotel is in general the most expensive. Now we are peering through the other end of the telescope -- to find …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

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Predictive tech is getting smarter and more pervasive — but more controversial, too

We’re seeing the biggest change in how we interact with computers in years. And it’ll mean much less input from you.<p>Apps like Google Now, Tempo AI, and others represent the first wave of “predictive technology.” These are apps and services that are smart enough to fetch information for you — before …

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FORTUNE — Tens of thousands of viewers who tried to tune in for Sunday’s season finale of the HBO (TWX) hit crime drama <i>True Detective</i> may have been left without a resolution to the complex plotline.<p>It wasn’t because of a cable outage. It wasn’t because of a blackout sparked by a cable services feud …

Toyota Is Recalling More Than 800,000 Cars Because of Spiders

It started with webs, and ended with spontaneously inflating airbags.<p>Toyota has announced that it is recalling 870,000 of its vehicles, among them Camrys, Venzas, Avalons, and hybrids with owners spread across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and 16 other countries. Airbags, it seems, have been …

The 5 Types Of Traveler You Don't Want To Be... Or Be With

Ever traveled with someone who could use a vacation personality overhaul? Do you (gasp!) <i>need</i> a vacation personality overhaul?<p>Use this handy symptom checker to diagnose travel ailments, and learn to deal before they taint your next trip.<p><b>The Timekeeper</b><p><b>Symptoms:</b> To the Timekeeper, a trip is like a …

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

Maybe U.S. public schools don't stink

The drumbeat is hard to miss: Our schools are failing. Public education is in crisis. Our students are falling further and further behind.<p>The rhetoric comes from the left and right, from educators and politicians and lobbyists and CEOs and even Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The deep dysfunction …

6 Easy Styling Tips to Refresh a Room

Instantly refresh your room.<p>A home makeover doesn't have to require new furniture, a trip to the hardware store, or a big budget. Here's how to style a space for an instant refresh.

Home Decorating

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

The Secret Ingredient to Make Windows Shine Bright Like a Diamond

When it comes to cleaning my home, I like to take as natural an approach as possible. In my ideal world, the process of making my own cleaning …

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Ambitious Women Face More Obstacles than Just Work-Life Balance

For the past year and change, the American conversation about women and leadership has revolved around challenges of work-life balance — which most of the time actually means “work-family balance.”<p>The women we’re hearing from — Anne-Marie Slaughter, Sheryl Sandberg, and the rest — aren’t jetting …

Wild at heart: best animal adventures

Set your pulse racing with the wildest animal adventures around the world. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Get close to giant pandas near Xi'an, China<p>Pandas by Chi King. CC BY 2.0.<p>These black-and-white beauties are battling extinction but you can help them out – …

Amazing Photos of Places You Need To Visit

You've thought of Paris, the Great Wall of China and the Amazon rainforest. We've thought of the not-so-typical yet completely remarkable places to …

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

The Spring 2014 Hair Trend Report

The season's most relevant hair trendsedited for us all.<p>Feathered headdresses. Spray-painted ponytails. Gold-flecked updos. If you're the type that yearns for the artistic and the bold this season delivered. But if you look to the runway for real life inspiration, there were plenty of chic ideas …

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Fall Preview: Jackets

Your outerwear is just as important as your clothes, so look for bold colors and a tailored shape when choosing a new jacket.<p>Your outerwear is just as important as your clothes, so look for bold colors and a tailored shape when choosing a new jacket for fall.

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Fall 2013 Hair Trend Report

See the top 12 hair trends of the season.<p>As is so often the case in fashion, the fall runways were a study in contrasts. There was riotous volume at Marc by Marc Jacobs, punk pin-curls at Givenchy and princessy plaits at Rodarte. Real women were simultaneously reassured by the simple elegance of …

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A Drinking Glass That Can Prevent Sexual Assault

Three years ago Michael Abramson was at a nightclub in Boston. Shortly after taking a sip of his drink, he knew something was wrong. It was his first …

Articles about 5 home design solutions japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

There are many materials used today in and around the home, but one of the most frequently used and requested materials by...<p>Commercial Concrete Planters And Landscape Architecture...<p>A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>On a daily basis, …

13 Places You Should Visit In 2013

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2013.<p>There are vast untouched landscapes that offer incredible outdoor experiences, cities that are experiencing a cultural rebirth, and up-and-coming destinations that …

5 Exciting Tech Companies You've Probably Never Heard Of

One of the most interesting aspects of digital technology is its ability to disrupt. These days, scale is no match for innovation and speed.<p>Still, the new technologies that we usually hear about are from tech giants like Apple and Amazon, Facebook and Google, Microsoft, IBM and the like. On any …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Where To Eat, Drink, Party, And Shop In Berlin

Like the proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes, Berlin keeps adding new feathers to its cap, from ghetto gourmet dinner clubs to romantic cuddle bars that rarely make it into the tourist guidebooks. To lift the veils that shroud these hidden delights, find one of those decadent hotels in Berlin …