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The 6 Best Road Trips to Take in Europe

Its open roads might not share the same pop culture status as some of the iconic U.S. highways, but Europe is home to some incredible drives that …

European Travel

Sea Scallop Risotto

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat chicken stock in a saucepan over medium-high until steaming but not boiling; reduce heat to low to keep warm.<p>Step 2<p>Heat 2 …

Seafood

This Eco-Minded Home in São Paulo Raises the Bar For Prefab

Made of 100-percent recyclable materials and equipped with smart home technology, SysHaus is a new model by a Brazilian construction and engineering start-up.<p>SysHaus, designed by São Paulo studio Arthur Casas Design, marries sustainable engineering solutions, state-of-the-art technology, and smart …

São Paulo

Street Photography and the Law: What You Need to Know

As the name implies, “Street Photography” usually is done in a public place such as a street, sidewalk or park involving candid images of people …

Street Photography

A High Desert Home Slides Open Like a Swiss Army Knife

Set amidst the scenic scrubland of Oregon’s high desert, this elegant home has interior sliding panels that can be manipulated to conceal or reveal spaces.<p>With an abundance of outdoor activities and a laid-back culture that celebrates great food, the small city of Bend and its high desert landscape …

Architecture

Going Through This Exercise Will Land You Amazing Images of the Night Sky

For an outdoor photographer, images of the night sky or milky way are a bit of a panacea. It's easy to get average images, but those exceptional …

Landscape Photography

What Is a Trust? A Guide to the Types of Trusts and Their Uses

The Business Dictionary defines a trust as a "legal entity created by a party (the trustor) through which a second party (the trustee) holds the …

3 Days in Prague What To See & Do

Given that there are beautiful places one can visit throughout the world, 3 days in Prague is an exceptional choice.It is a beautifully made city …

This Elegant Californian Prefab Minimizes Site Disturbance

Thanks to its modular construction, a modern retreat treads lightly on the pristine landscape.<p>When Clive McCarthy and his wife, Tricia Bell, were on the hunt for an escape from San Francisco, they found the perfect spot for their second home three hours north of the Bay Area on a 64-acre site in …

Architecture

3 Ways to Benefit from a Roth IRA Under New Tax Law, Including a ‘Mega Backdoor Roth’

The tax benefits to Roth IRAs have always been enticing, but now they're even more attractive. Even if you think you make too much to take advantage, …

Retirement

This Couple Discovered a Simple Way to Save Tens of Thousands of Dollars a Year When They Retire

The recent tax cuts make this move even more appealing.<p>Clark Hurst first discovered Clear Creek Tahoe, a golf community near Lake Tahoe, a few years …

How to Shoot Your Best Milky Way Image

In this video, photographer Saurav Sinha shares how to capture stunning Milky Way images. Astrophotography can be a lot of fun, but it comes with its …

Comparing The New IHG & Marriott Credit Cards

In the past couple of months we’ve seen Chase introduce two new co-branded hotel credit cards. Specifically, I’m talking about the <b>IHG® Rewards Club</b> …

Five Ways to Make Your Aperture Work for You

Of the basic settings that our cameras have, potentially the easiest to get creative with is the aperture of your lens. Today, let’s take a look at …

15 Things You Should Know Before Pressing the Shutter Button to Take a Photograph

Taking a photograph isn't merely about pressing the shutter button. Aside from the technical considerations like exposure, there are things like …

Grilled Hoisin Beef Recipe

"The (underrated) hoisin sauce is a thickened, fermented soy-sauce-like substance, flavored with chilies, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and, of course, …

How much the average person in 40 different countries takes home after taxes

The salary you negotiate isn't the amount you end up receiving in your paychecks. The primary reason: taxes.<p>It is well known that every country has a different corporate tax rate, but each one also has different tax rates for individuals. CapRelo published a study on tax rates and take home …

Salaries & Wages

How To Use Histograms

As photographers, we rely so much on our eyes that it’s almost second nature to decide whether a picture is too bright, too dark or just right simply …

The Definitive Guide: How to Value a Stock

Investors need to have several tools in their toolbox when it comes to properly valuing stocks.<p>Investors who want to sport market-beating returns …

These Are the 25 Most Breathtaking Hikes in US National Parks

From hikes across ancient glaciers to lush rainforest treks, these are the 25 most beautiful U.S. national park hikes.<p>Sure, with 60 National Parks …

Want Big, Cheap Prints? Try Printing Your Photos on Fabric

You've used your inkjet to print edge-to-edge A4s and A3s, then wanted to upsize, so you went to an online printer for a canvas or a poster. They get …

Joanna Gaines Wishes You Would Cut Back on This One Ingredient in Chocolate Chip Cookies

When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, we are a big fan of Joanna Gaines' sage wisdom: "Depending on what you’re in the mood for, you can add ½ cup …

The Best Chest Workout in Under 10 Minutes

This 10-minute chest workout is perfect for gaining power, strength, and muscle size. Created by Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S., the founder of TS Fitness in …

Workouts

8 Things to Consider When Choosing Retractable Glass Walls

When done right, a gorgeous glass wall system can transform a room into a spectacular focal point with a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience.<p>Bringing the outside in with moving walls of glass can lead to a healthier, happier lifestyle—not to mention the power of full-height glazing in …

Home Improvement

18 Modern Fireplaces and Fire Pits to Inspire Outdoor Living

Warm nights spent sitting outside with friends are just around the corner—so sit back, relax, and get inspired by these charming outdoor fireplaces and fire pits.<p>1. A Vacation Home With Sweeping Ocean Views in Big Sur, California<p>2. Serene Prefab Cabins on Vashon Island, Washington<p>3. A Renovated …

Architecture

Tidewater

Gloucester, Virginia<p>A serene, modern retreat in Tidewater Virginia forges a seamless connection to its riverfront setting.<p>Facing the Mobjack Bay.

Gloucester

40 Modern Bathtubs That Soak In the View

Nothing makes a bath more relaxing than a breathtaking view.<p>Engulfed by natural views, these envy-inducing tubs will inspire you to create your own at-home oasis.

Swimming Pools

Union Bay Residence

Seattle, Washington<p>This waterfront home is both a practical family home and an elegant oasis of space and light. It is also a return to roots, as the new house rests on the site of the owner’s childhood home. Defined by architectural concrete walls and sheltered by substantial wood and steel beams, …

Dining Rooms

A Family Lives Harmoniously Together in This Captivating Multi-Generational Home

In Sangolquí, Ecuador, architects create a striking Z-shaped home to accommodate two generations.<p>When Raul Ortega wanted to build a home that would accommodate his wife and children, as well as his elderly parents, he turned to Quito–based architecture firm Estudio A0 for help. After much strategic …

Architecture

A First-Time Visitor’s Guide to Singapore

You’d think a tiny nation the size of an average American city would be easy to know at a glance, but Singapore specializes in defying …