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Litchfield National Park

It may not be as well known as Kakadu, but many Territory locals rate Litchfield even higher. Our response? Why not visit both? The rock formations and the rock pools in cliff shadow here are simply stunning and Litchfield is smaller and more manageable than Kakadu. The 1500-sq-km national park …

National Parks

Wacky Weekend: Rain Forest Animals

Lots of different animals live in our world’s rain forests, which are areas with warm weather, tall trees, and—you guessed it—plenty of rain! Check out these photos of the wacky animals that call this diverse habitat home.<p>When startled, the green basilisk lizard of Central America can run across …

Nature

Strange-Looking Animals You Had No Idea Existed

If there's one thing we know about nature, it's that it's really weird. Here are 38 animals you might not know about - but won't soon forget.<p>Tibetan …

"Best of the World" Story and Pictures

Story ?<p>Best of the World<p>Published <b>Oct 10, 2015</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>15 Contributors</b><p><b>15 photos</b> selected by<p><i>Editor in Chief, National Geographic Traveler Magazine</i><p><i>Acting Design Director, Traveler Magazine</i><p><i>Acting Director of Photography, Traveler Magazine</i><p>View Slideshow<p><b>Editors'</b> …

22 Table Decor Hacks for a Festive Friendsgiving

It’s T-Day crunch time, y’all. And with all the rushing around looking for pie recipes and the best dishes for your Friendsgiving, there is barely enough time left over to think about decor. Believe it or not, five-minute decor for Thanksgiving is *not* a dream. These decorations are the answer to …

Student gets top marks for 'perfect' answer to critical thinking question

You don’t always get what you want in life<p>A young student with a strong sense of realism has won plaudits online for a brilliant answer to a question on critical thinking.<p>“Suppose you want to build a house on this land and still protect its natural resources. What could you do? How would it protect …

Optimize Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

See how a few simple tweaks could turn your bedroom into an oasis of restful sleep and sweet dreams.<p>Did you know that your bedroom can affect your quality of rest? From temperature to light and more, scientific studies and sleep researchers have found that our environments have real and measurable …

Hitler’s Final Days Revealed: Eyewitnesses Recount the Nazi’s Death in Unearthed Footage

The doc The Day Hitler Died, airing Nov. 16 on the Smithsonian Channel, reveals taped interviews with Hitler’s surviving staff that have never been …

What a Little Paint Can Do: 11 DIY Home Decor Projects That'll Brighten Up Any Room

Faux painting is an easy way to upcycle most home accessories. Give an inexpensive wooden tray an elegant feel with this marbling technique using craft paint!

​photographer yana toyber reconnects nudes and nature

Yana Toyber peels away the preconceptions that come with photographing the naked body in her series This Time.<p>Ex-ballerina and graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, Yana Toyber shows us the human body and nature's vast and varied landscapes through rose and blue tinted filters. Taken …

A Major Kitchen Design Makeover with an Updated Sense of Tradition

This home in Maplewood, New Jersey, built in 1843, had a kitchen that looked as if it didn't belong -- having been renovated in the '90s, it was too contemporary. It didn't honor the history or Greek Revival style of the home.

Before & After: Ray's Clean White & Curtained Bedroom

My room makeover::<p>The room felt very small and dingy, even after all of the stuff was out, so I started by painting everything a bright, clean white. …

8 Better Ways to Display Art in Every Room of Your Home

It's time to create an Instagram-perfect wall.<p>In her new book <i>Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating</i>, designer Lauren Liess shares her favorite, not-always-conventional ideas for livening up any space with art.

28 Mantel Decorating Ideas for a Fresh Fireplace

A tastefully designed mantel is one of the most important design aspects of a living space. It’s often the first thing the eye is drawn to when …

Home Decorating

10 Rule-Breaking Decor Moves that Worked

(Image credit: Inside Closet)<p>Whether we're aware of them or not, we all make certain assumptions about how our homes should look, and how they should …

11 Festive Decor Trends from Restoration Hardware’s Holiday Line

Many people seem to have definite ideas about when it is appropriate to start decorating for the holidays. If you’re trying hard to wait, you might not be able to once you’ve seen Restoration Hardware’s dreamy new holiday line — it’s a real beauty. From metallic accents to faux fur and sparking …

Decorations

The 3 Things Your Home's Decor Should Always Reflect

Ok, honesty time: Do you feel like your home just <i>isn't working</i>? Chances are, you're missing one or more of these three very important elements. Let …

Real-Home Makeover: Bathroom on a Budget

1 of 10<p>Cheap Chic<p>With a budget of $1, 600 and just two weeks, this upstate New York bathroom went from dreary to dreamy. To stay on budget, the …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>The rising star dishes on fame and wears the 5 freshest summer style swerves you should try.<p>By Samuel Hine4 days agoView More<p>Boxing<p>Combat …

13 Minimalist Fall Decor Ideas for the Lazy Decorator

The transition into fall gives you the perfect excuse to update your place with lots of new autumnal décor and accessories. Or you can just scroll through Pinterest and decide that it’s all too much work and go back to eating leftover Halloween candy. Just kidding. Fall is way too much fun to skip, …

15 Must-Have Holiday Decor Pieces from H&M’s New Line

While all the fashionistas love H&M for fast fashion and hysteria-inducing collaborations, all you homemakers should know that its home offerings and seasonal decor are just as enticing. As you’d expect, the styles are on-trend but at crazy affordable prices that make decorating for the holidays …

Decorations

10 unique decor websites that will make your apartment feel like home

Finding unique decor for your home doesn't have to be difficult.<p>The websites listed below are a curation of hidden gems and vintage treasures that …

The Nazca Lines of Peru: An ancient riddle etched in the earth makes for a perfect family adventure

You look at the massive collection of lengthy grooves and geoglyphs in the bone-dry desert of southern Peru, and you know immediately they are one of the great unsolved mysteries of this Earth.<p>Why are they here? What message are these 300 geometric figures and 70 plant and animal images supposed to …

Arches National Park Photos

Beautiful Paintings on Fallen Tree Logs Mirror Their Natural Origins

Artist Alison Moritsugu captures the essence of Mother Nature in her <i>log paintings</i>. These environmental pieces utilize trees as both the subject and the canvas. The fragmented nature of the trees allow the designer to paint directly onto the rustic wood. Once her realistic work is complete, what …

Tanzania's Amani Nature Reserve | CNN Travel

26 Nature Photos You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photoshopped

How are these real?!