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Why Porto, Portugal, Is Europe’s Next Hot Spot

A European tiled-roof seaside locale isn’t exactly a difficult sell. But Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, is finally getting a little more (long deserved) attention. Steeped in history, Lisbon’s little sister is a now a haven for the design and food obsessed. You should absolutely stop by the …

European Travel

Introducing The Romper 2.0

You may not have believe rompers would make their way into your wardrobe when they first hit the scene, but here we are: The one-piece is your summer …

The Best Airbnbs In Cuba That You Can Rent Right Now

It's been one year since Airbnb first expanded into Cuba.<p>Since then, there have been more than 13,000 Airbnb bookings there, making it the site's …

The Most Romantic Restaurants in Paris

While touring Paris arm in arm, the city brims with adventures—a morning looking at the Monets at the Musée d'Orsay, an afternoon climbing Montmartre with a picnic basket. But because there are few things so romantic as a decent cheese course, it is a joy to make a few good reservations. In …

Feng Shui for Your Bedside Table: 12 Relaxing Essentials

What do you keep on your nightstand? It’s a space that is so revealing of a person’s true character and habits, yet often overlooked. The nightstand in its many forms (stool, table, chest of drawers) is probably the last thing you see when falling asleep and the first you reach for upon waking. So …

8 of the Coolest New Boutique Hotels to Know For 2016

For travelers looking for more than just a place to sleep, boutique hotels dedicated to capturing a specific aesthetic character or experience promise a feast for the eyes and then some. The following <b>design-minded</b> establishments, all opened within the last year, offer delightful doses of everything …

The Best Hotels for Your Next Staycation, from New York City to Los Angeles

It’s Monday night at 11:00 p.m. and you’re scrolling through Instagram. One person is jumping off a yacht into the crystal-clear waters of Greece, another has taken a tide-fall selfie at McWay Falls in Big Sur. FOMO hits. But the thought of going through the motions required to book a vacation are …

10 Easy Ways to Feng-Shui Your Bedroom

You can scrub your bedroom clean for spring, or you can harmonize it the feng shui way. While cleanliness is certainly a virtue, the latter method offers an opportunity to invest in new sheets, scented candles, and wall art. Retail therapy that results in harmony? We’re in.

Home Decorating

The 23 Sexiest James Bond Movie Interiors of All Time

James Bond has done some of his best work in the bedroom. No, not <i>that</i> kind of work—at least, that is only part of it. But it is fair to say that some of the most memorable scenes from the franchise’s history have taken place inside of some pretty well-designed bedrooms. But of course there are also …

Easy, Fast Way to Carve a Halloween Pumpkin

After examining endless short, tall, lumpy, skinny, and funny-looking specimens, you finally picked out that perfect pumpkin and are now ready to …

How To Fit a Pool into a Small Backyard

You don't have to have a big backyard to fit in a pool—and if you do have a big backyard, the pool doesn't have to take up the entire thing. We've …

Hop a Ferry to Your Dream Lunch on the Waters of Italy's Stunning San Fruttuoso

Hop a ferry to your dream lunch in Italy's San Fruttuoso.<p>Some food-centric types chart their European vacations by referring to a constellation of Michelin stars and San Pellegrino 50 Best rankings. When I’m lucky enough to jet across the Atlantic, I try to get away from all that. And one can’t get …

How to Make Perfect Easter Eggs

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Knowing how to properly hard-boil an egg is a life skill you should always keep in your back pocket, especially this time of year when you need to make perfectly un-crackled Easter eggs.<p>As Kenji noted in this Food Lab column …

Natural Easter Egg Colors to Dye For

This is a fun, family-friendly project that requires you to be equal parts cook and chemist. I tested a total of 14 ingredients, and the selections below are my picks for generating the most vibrant colors. The process can be lengthy (I let my eggs soak overnight), so be sure to allocate at least a …

TSA's PreCheck enrolls 1 million travelers; here's how you can apply

Still disgruntled with long wait times at airport security checkpoints? Apparently thousands of you have done something about it.<p>The Transportation Security Administration reports that more than 1 million travelers have enrolled in PreCheck, which allows faster screening at the airport. The agency …

How To Naturally Unclog The Bathroom Sink

A clogged or slow-draining bathroom sink is a common problem in most homes. It shouldn't happen too often, but when it does, be sure to use this …

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Beyond The Bed: 12 Tips For A Great Guest Room

When it comes to dressing up your home, the guest bedroom can sometimes get the short end of the stick. While all the other rooms get tended to, the …

7 Things You Should Never Store in Your Basement or Attic

Don't make these spaces your catch-all dumping ground. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>During a big move or organizing project, it's tempting to stash boxes in out-of-the-way spots. But if you want your stuff to survive, you need to be careful about what you place in these …

10 books that every creative must read

to get their s**t together<p>Self-help books, for the most part, are cheesy. Sitting down with a book does not your problems solve. Yet that doesn't mean that books don't provide endless inspiration and encouragement, and that the self-help section of a bookstore should be written off entirely. In …