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There's a strange forest in Poland that's filled with crooked trees — and no one can explain how it got that way

Deep in the woods of the West Pomerania region of Poland, an entire section of trees bends at sharp angles near their bases, forming an odd and entrancing phenomenon known as "The Crooked Forest."<p>Why do the trees bend like this? No one is quite sure.<p>Some have theorized that harsh weather conditions …

Landscape Photography

33 Ways to Make a Long Flight More Comfortable

These tips and tricks will keep you sane on even the most grueling of journeys.<p>The amount of time spent in the air for somebody traveling from—oh, …

Jet Lag

The Art of Shining Shoes: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

× The Art of Shining Shoes All you need is a soft cloth, a can of shoe polish, and good shoe brush. Remove any dirt/mud/salt with brush or damp rag. …

Building a Minimal Wardrobe | The Art of Manliness

Redefining Washing

Designed for the single folks and those with a space crunch, the 3 in 1 Washer is an innovation that we could do with. It integrates the functions of …

Articles about homes floor ceiling windows on Dwell.com - Dwell

These airy abodes utilize immense windows to usher the outdoors in. Take a peek at our editor's favorite picks from the Dwell...<p>As a bridge between indoors and outdoors, floor-to-ceiling windows introduce light, views, and a contemporary touch to homes of...<p>When it comes to creating an …

Architecture

5 Beard Oils To Try Now

If we believe Homer, the war-bound Odysseus told his wife Penelope to remarry should he not return when their newborn son Telemachus became an adult …

How to lower the odds of getting ticketed during a traffic stop

We all get pulled over. What you do next may save you from getting a summons.<p>Ever since I was in high school, police officers of various jurisdictions have made a hobby of pulling me over. "Do you know why I pulled you over?" Of course I do. But since I became an attorney 23 years ago, I've …

THE SELECTS: More from the History of Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

The World's 10 Best Castles

Formidable stone bulwarks and soaring medieval keeps, romantic palaces and regal mansion homes that ooze with opulence from every nook and cranny; the castles of the world are so varied in their appearance and character that finding the best ones can be a daunting task for any traveler. Amidst the …

European Travel

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

The 25 Best Burgers in the U.S.

The burger, America’s quintessential comfort food, can now be enjoyed in an impossibly endless number of ways. There are round-the-clock burgers at …

Stunning Swimming Sculpture is Carved From a Single Piece of Wood

It may be hard to believe, but this stunning sculpture was carved from a single piece of wood. Artist Stefanie Rocknak, who you may remember as the creator of that ghostly Edgar Allan Poe sculpture, is behind this fascinating figurative work. Slightly larger than life-size, the sculpture, called <i>The</i> …

Art

How to order a beer in Spain

I don’t want you to be another lost and confused foreigner when you come to Spain, so let me explain here and now: Spaniards don’t usually ask for a …

Pump up the Testosterone -- 12 Ultimate Guy Getaways

Skift Trend for 2014: The Rise of Smart Design in Travel

Early this year we released our big report, “<b>14 Global Trends That Will Define Travel in 2014</b>,” outlining the major trends that will define travel …

7 iconic American road trip routes to hit this summer

THERE ARE OVER 160,000 MILES of highway in the United States. When you’re setting out on your road trip this summer, you could certainly just pick a …

Charged: Afterguard

Racing out on the ocean, the wind can whip mercilessly and consistently, throwing an endless barrage of sea-spray and hurtling your craft faster than its sails and keel can handle. Other times, a swirling gust changes directions without notice or reason. Sometimes it fails to blow at all. The wind …

Wearable Tech

Top 20 most expensive cities in the world to live…and why

When trying to figure out where in the world to live — or visit — it can be helpful to consult a cost of living index like Expatistan. A collection …

European Travel

Apple understands the difference between a pocket watch and a wrist watch

Once upon a time (around the 17th century), gentlemen wore pocket watches. Stylish, rounded, and no sharp corners. It showed the time, sometimes even the date, and that was all there was to it.<p>It wasn’t until much later that men started wearing “arm watches.” The switch came at the end of the 19th …

Northern Lights dazzle the skies and light up social media

A solar flare earlier this month created the perfect conditions for the Aurora Borealis last night over Britain and Ireland. And many photographers captured the shared the beauty of the occurrence that is rare so far south.

Forget Passwords, Soon Your Heartbeat May Open Your E-mail

Forget passwords, your heartbeat can unlock your laptop, phone and even your car. Passwords are considered to be not as secure as some would like for …

Exquisite Illustrations by Mads Berg

Now these are super exquisite! The work of Danish designer Mads Bergs is so beautiful that it looks like it was taken out from those old, classic …

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

Golden Globes 2014: See the Most-Memorable Beauty Looks Ever!

The Golden Globes are on Sunday! Will you be watching? We're eager to see the stunning looks that will line the carpet, and if the past is any …

Celebrating FHK Henrion, One Of Britain’s Best Graphic Designers

A new monograph chronicles the life of a multidisciplinary designer in over 500 lavishly illustrated pages.<p>There are few designers in British history who have equaled FHK Henrion in talent, innovation, and accomplishment. <i>FHK Henrion: The Complete Designer</i> (Unit Editions), the first comprehensive …

Graphic Design

Zenith Premium Travel Kits – Graphic Design by Veronica Cordero

Zenith Premium Travel Kits – Student Graphic Design Project.<p>This is another amazing graphic design project by Veronica Cordero. The entire design …