Beth Collins

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Three Questions to Ask Before Starting a Shade Garden

There’s no reason a gorgeous yard can’t be made in the shade -- as long as you're not in the dark.<p>When it comes to creating a beautiful outdoor space, your yard isn’t likely to change -- but your tactics can. Many plants thrive in shady environments, but pinpointing the right ones for your …

Gardening

Red, White, and Blue Style

Pass your deviled eggs with flair on this 18-inch laminated birchwood tray by Donna Wilson. $45, Horne.

Eggs

18 Long Hairstyles To Consider

Play with braids, bangs, and buns—or let your long hair hang loose. Don't have long hair? We've got suggestions for short and midlength styles too!

Monday, Wednesday, and Every Other Weekend by Karen Stanton

Five More Things You Should Do in the Caribbean Before You Die

Bring back more than a tan from your next Caribbean vacay. Try one of these uniquely Caribbean experiences (plus these five I wrote about earlier), and make memories that will last a lifetime.<p>1. <b>Straddle the Tropic of Cancer Line in the Bahamas</b><p>It's not every day that you get to straddle a line of …

Yes or no: If you keep living the life you’re living, will you be happy in 10 years?

Yes or no: In ten years’ time, if you have made no changes to your current life, do you think it will have taken you in a direction that will be …

Avant-garde

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

Amsterdam's most unique bars

While Amsterdam's pulsating Red Light District and party hubs like Leidseplein need no introduction, the Dutch capital has some wonderfully diverse bars away from the raucous stag parties and tourist crowds.<p>Many offer dining too, although just stopping by for a drink is fine. Here are 10 of the …

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

Riding Ecuador’s 'railway in the sky' in style

Anyone for the Avenue of the Volcanoes? How about traversing the Devil's Nose? They might sound intimidating, if not downright risky, but Ecuador’s <i>Tren Crucero</i>, or 'Cruise Train', passes both as it winds its way from Quito high in the Andes to Guayaquil down on the Pacific coast. Since the service …

Beautiful roads around the World (23 pictures)

There are certain roads around the world that go above and beyond average. They’re so sceni that traveling them is a true adventure.<p><b>Like it? Share it!</b>

Whimsical City Silhouettes by Jasper James

<i>0</i><p>Everything is possible, that means, you could also make a 360 degrees panorama picture like that one. Good examples were shared by a group of …

Photography

Articles about world’s most impressive bridges on Dwell.com - Dwell

The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library contains 4.8 million books, 4.1 million microforms, and 740,000...<p>Hulking on the edge of the trendy Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam, the Lloyd Hotel is a storied mammoth.<p>You could call it the next frontier of architecture and design, but …

Chinese New Year

The World's Most Colorful Cities (PHOTOS)

The word pretty isn't often associated with the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro. But gazing across the hills toward the notorious Santa Maria favela, you might be pleasantly surprised by the burst of colors --the result of a recent social art project launched by Dutch design duo Haas&Hahn.<p>"We chose …

Shigeru Miyamoto Shares Nintendo Secrets

Nintendo visionary Shigeru Miyamoto, known as the "Godfather of Video Games," is one of the most influential entertainment figures of all time. He's …

Retrogaming

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling for in 2013

There's nothing quite like visiting a place when it's in the middle of a party -- especially if it's the kind of celebration that doesn't happen every year. In addition to the many festivals and events that occur annually around the world, there are some that are on a far less frequent schedule -- …

The 45 Best Photos From The Department Of Interior's Instagram

Amazing photos.

RVs

Being a Foreign Service Officer Became Much, Much Harder After 9/11

The recent death of Anne Smedinghoff revealed the challenges diplomats face as they aim to rebuild countries where militants are actively trying to kill them.<p>Anne Smedinghoff, the 25-year-old diplomat killed in Afghanistan over the weekend, joined the Foreign Service straight out of college and …

How Convenient: 'Accidental Racist' Just Disappeared from YouTube

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Less than 24 hours after the, shall we say, misguided Brad Paisley and LL Cool J song "Accidental …

Couple who allegedly abducted children return from Cuba

A couple accused of abducting their two young sons from their grandmother in Florida sailed with them to Cuba before being flown back to the U.S. early Wednesday.<p>Cuban authorities confirmed that Joshua Hakken, 35, and Sharyn Hakken, 34, arrived in the island nation in their sailboat the Salty Paw …

North Korea Warns Foreigners In South Korea To Evacuate, But Many Are Staying Put

North Korea has intensified threats of conflict against South Korea yet again by telling foreigners to evacuate the South as war is …

After 30 Years Off The Market, A Morning Sickness Drug Is Making A Comeback

Nauseous pregnant women in the U.S. can finally have access to the morning sickness drug Canadians have been using for years.<p>More than 30 years after it was removed from the U.S. market, a morning sickness drug originally sold under the name Bendectin has been approved by the FDA.<p>In the early …

Queen Will Attend Thatcher's Funeral

The Queen will attend the funeral of Margaret Thatcher next Wednesday, the first time that she has attended a prime minister’s funeral since the …