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Acre Origin Series B House

With efficiency and design at the forefront, the Acre Origin Series B House offers zero net energy living in a mid-century modern package. The …

New At Photography? Check Out This Helpful Visualization

DSLR cameras are fantastic for taking stunning photographs, but if you don’t understand how to use them, it’s an expensive purchase. There are so …

Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 Planks to Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups at school for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise? That’s actually a simple question. …

These out of the way retreats can only be reached on foot – but the reward for your efforts is a warm welcome and a chance to rest weary legs in spectacular surroundings<p><b>Rifugio Lagazuoi</b><br>Rifugio Lagazuoi is like a sentinel 2,750m above the spires and green valleys of northern Italy, offering not only …

Hiking

Britain's 25 best spring walks

Now that it has finally arrived, the exuberance of spring is impossible to ignore. And for fair-weather walkers, brushing cobwebs off boots and searching out walking poles, it’s like a love affair renewed. Spring walking is a welcome assault on the senses – warmth, light and colour replacing the …

Spring Has Sprung: It’s Time to Plant Your Garden

Here is what you should be growing in the garden this spring.<p><b>Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to spend some time in the garden.</b> Although …

3 Keys for Weight Loss You Need to Know Now

Have you ever wondered what you should prioritize when trying to lose weight? Cardio, strength training and counting your macronutrients (protein, …

See What 11 Popular Films Look Like With and Without Their Visual Effects

Visual effects can often make or break a film. Recognizing the difference between amazing effects and terrible ones is pretty easy, but most people …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

10 great European road trips you must do in your lifetime

Driving need not be the chore that it has become for many of us as we struggle along stop-start commuter routes, or Britain’s overcrowded motorways. It can be a brilliant way to explore a landscape and enjoy the sights en route. To help inspire you, our experts have selected 10 of the best drives …

29 Random Ways That Major Characters Got Written Out of Movie Sequels

The number of factors that are involved in whether a movie character is written out of a subsequent script can be huge. Maybe the actor was a …

Add This 12-Minute Workout to Your Routine For Sculpted Abs

<i>The following post was originally featured on Jill Conyers and written by Jill Conyers, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>Ever have one of those weekends that is exceptional and you hate to see it end? That was my weekend. It was relaxing, productive, fun and with a lot of laughs. See why I …

Workouts

16 Netflix Hacks You Aren't Using (But Should Be)

Even the best things in life have room for improvement. Take Netflix, which has changed culture in so many ways, turning your home into an on-demand …

What Really Happens When an LA Girl Hikes the Inca Trail

I'll admit, I look like I belong at the beach in Malibu rather than in a tent on a mountain in Peru. But crushing challenges and stereotypes just so happens to be one of my favorite things to do, so guess what my brain thought when I heard about the Inca Trail hike? <i>Oh, there's a more difficult way</i> …

Christmas Brunch Recipes You Can Make Ahead Of Time

The secret to an awesome Christmas morning.<p>Christmas is almost upon us and that means there is a lot that has to be done. No matter how joyful the holidays are, there is always a certain amount of stress that goes into hosting Christmas. The presents have to be bought, wrapped and quietly placed …

21-Day Bikini-Body Challenge

Get set for summer with health and fitness tips that help tone, cleanse, and whip you into a beach-ready state of mind

Nutrition

The Best Exercises for Your Lower Abs

If you're like us, there's probably one area you feel like you can't work enough: your abs. More specifically, your lower abs. It seems like no …

Workouts

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Siblings

Wheel of Giants: ‘Stonehenge of the Levant’ Puzzles Archaeologists

In plain sight, but unnoticed for centuries, an unusual megalith near the Sea of Galilee has stumped experts. No one knows who created the enormous …

5 Ways to Lose Weight in a Hurry

5 Ways to Lose Weight in a HurryInstagramBetween around-the-clock work schedules, never-ending to-do lists, and days spent running around like a …

The 20 Fittest Foods

1 of 21<p>Fit Foods<p>It's true. You really are what you eat. And that's why some days you end up feeling more like a cream-filled Twinkie than the lean …

Nutrition

14 books that inspired Steve Jobs

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said.<p>Jobs' lifelong interest in the …

Discover Ireland’s most ancient secrets

Exploring Ireland’s ancient east means choosing your own adventure through 5,000 years of history – with no route, itinerary or list of sites.<p>Ireland is not very big. In fact, you can drive from the east to west coast in less than four hours. But the country’s newest tourism initiative – Ireland’s …

Ireland

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

Behind This Aged Façade Is The World's Most Beautiful Abandoned Castle

Hidden in the hills of Tuscany, this 16th-century estate will take your breath away.<p>Tuscany is known for its incredible rolling hills, Renaissance-era art, and Castello di Sammezzano. If the latter is unfamiliar, photographer Martino Zegwaard is here to change that.<p>Originally built in the 17th …

42 Super Smart Last Minute DIY Halloween Decorations to Realize

It is time to embrace and enjoy the beautiful Halloween. As fall prepares the scenery for this wonderful holiday and our children are getting excited …