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25 Gorgeous DIY Rugs

Rugs can be prohibitively expensive, and it’s often difficult to find one with the perfect colors for your room. So why not make your own? There are …

Crafting

10 Over-the-Top Airbnb Rentals to Stay at on Your Next Vacation

You won't ever want to book a hotel after you see these listings.<p>From private islands to haunted mansions, these Airbnb picks are anything but boring.

Build This Beautiful Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

The Neuroscience Of Why Running Clears the Mind

Fans of running claim itis great for the mind as well as the body. Recent research agrees.<p>Sure, running is a good way to stay fit and healthy, but many fans of the activity claim to be hooked not just because of its physical effects, but also because of it's mental ones.<p>Some say it builds …

25 thoughtful DIY gift ideas that every mom will love

For the woman who carried you for nine months and withstood grueling hours of labor to bring you into the world, do you really want to give her …

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s

Your future self will thank you

Fitness

How To House-Sit Your Way Around The World

The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Education

21 Insanely Cute And Simple Dollar Store Halloween Costumes That Are Gifts From God

It doesn't take a lot of money to look this expensive.

Costumes

5 Super-Intimate Sex Moves

Because the closer you two are, the hotter—and better—your orgasm will be<p>There are a lot of things that can bring you and your S.O. closer together: apps designed specifically for couples, vacations for two, candle-lit dinners. But nothing does the trick quite like a long, sensual romp between the …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

London on a budget

This doesn’t mean budget-minded travelers should avoid London. There are lots of ways to save money while still having a great time in one of the …

England

10 of the Best Colors to Pair with Brown!

Brown can be easily be dull and boring in a variety of settings from interior design to fashion. But, the right shade of brown can also be inspiring, …

Interior Design

9 Sex Moves that Make It Way Easier to Orgasm

<b>1. Girl On Top—With Toys</b><br>Even though cowgirl isn’t anything new, it provides easy access for clitoral stimulation (and who doesn’t want that?). Have your partner use a vibrator on you while you’re on top, or you can take the reins and apply a little electronic stimulation yourself, suggests Ian …

11 Surprising Uses for Kitchen Sponges

These sink-side staples are helpful all over the house. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sponges might be the best at cleaning spills and soaping up dishes, but if you confine them to your kitchen, you're missing out on their other hidden skills. These clever uses will have …

Washington school district deems swings dangerous

A school district in Washington state is pulling out the swings at all schools because of pressure from insurance companies over liability, according to KEPR-TV.<p>Richland School District has already torn out swings at some schools and they’re fast-tracking an effort to remove them all.<p>“As schools …

A road trip through Scotland's intoxicating Isle of Skye

Like the finest single malt whisky, the Isle of Skye is an intoxicating distillation of all that is great about Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Its dramatic landscape embraces everything from bleak, wind-scoured mountains to sheer sea cliffs and edge-of-the-world, seashell-strewn beaches. Throw …

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored.<p>Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative coast.<p>…

10 Things to Love About San Francisco

I’m always able to breathe deeply when I’m in San Francisco. It’s one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and also one of the most restful–a place where the breeze floats through the hills, bringing with it an invigorating sense of calm.<p>On a recent visit, I was fortunate to have Nat Geo …

Groupon Launches Tonight-Only Hotels in Its Mobile Apps

Ten months after acquiring Madrid-based same-day hotel app Blink, Groupon launched a last-minute and mostly tonight-only hotel-booking feature in its …

Live Like Indiana Jones: 5 Greatest Unsolved Archaeological Mysteries - Vagabondish

The <i>Indiana Jones</i> movies did the impossible: depicting the dusty, grimy profession of archaeology as the stuff of action heroes. And while Indy may …

Archaeology

The Perfect Day in Dublin

I’ve been to <b>Dublin</b> several times before, and have always found it to be a relaxing, almost effortless, city to visit with its eminently walkable city center bisected by the River Liffey into neighborhoods north and south. But this time, I was exploring the Irish capital with celebrated National …

America's best small towns, according to Fodor's - CNN.com

8 Items You Never Pack... But Should!

Budget Travel

PHOTOS: Driving California's Big Sur Coast

From the Monterey Bay down to Hearst Castle, California's central coast has been enchanting visitors for decades. Warning: you may never go home …

Top Day Hikes in America’s National Parks

The best day hikes have an element of quest, or mission, which is why so many of them climb to the top of a mountain or a landmark. Such is the case with many of the hikes presented below. But there’s no serious mountain trekking here—the point of each hike is the experience of getting there—and …

How to Survive a Road Trip

Planning for a road trip can be overwhelming. It’s hard to anticipate what you’ll need along the way — and what will slow you down.<p>When you don’t have to pay fifty bucks to check your luggage, it’s tempting to just throw it all in the car. But, after a few trips, I learned that going this route …

Modern Hostels -- They Do Exist! -- For the Low-Budget, High-Style Traveler

Forget no-frills lodging; today's new brand of hostels offers cool decor and plenty of perks. Sounds too good to be true? Well, we've got the scoop on hostels that pack a wow factor with upscale amenities, contemporary comforts, prime locations, and good food. Plus, with fun social scenes and …