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How to Soundproof a Room, According to a Professional Soundproofer

In New York City, it’s all too common to be living in close quarters surrounded by noise: If you live on a busy street, you’ve probably experienced …

Home Improvement

The world's most romantic museums

Get On Board Ireland's New Luxury Sleeper Train

The first ever luxury rail experience of it's kind in Ireland, the Belmond Grand Hibernian offers travelers an exceptional way to see the country in …

Ireland

Great American First Class Fares From Atlanta To Hawaii

American has just published some great first class fares to from Atlanta to Hawaii for travel over the next year. It’s not unusual for airlines to …

Vegetable Charcuterie Is the Latest Way to Eat Your Greens

Move over, salad. There's a new creative way to eat your veggies, and it's beautiful.<p>With the arrival of spring and the farmers' market bounty that …

Food Preservation

Dysfunctional air ducts: Money wasters and safety hazards

How many times have you thought about the air ducts in your home? Probably not very often. Even though these hidden tubes in your home don't get much love, they are important to your health, safety and utility bill.<p>If your ducts have holes, clogs and leaks, you are losing 20 percent of your AC's …

In Puerto Escondido, great food, low prices, super surf. What's not to love? (Maybe a few things, but just a few)

Not long ago I began looking for a place where I could spend a few months relaxing while spending very little money. My destination would have to offer a leisurely lifestyle, great weather, even better food and — to reiterate — as a writer, an affordable price tag.<p>Last summer I settled on Mexico, …

Castle hotels: 15 of the best places to stay around the world | CNN Travel

(CNN) — You don't have to be royalty to vacation like a king or queen.<p>Turreted spires, moats, drawbridges and centuries-old charm are all within reach -- and more affordable than you might think.<p>Here, we've handpicked 15 of the world's best castle stays, where your very own "Beauty and the Beast" …

European Travel

Ask the Expert: An Insider’s Guide to Swimming Pool Design from Scott Lewis

“A well-designed pool can be a restful, soothing, and sophisticated water element in a landscape,” says Scott Lewis of Scott Lewis Landscape …

The 11 best design and furniture stores in Atlanta - Curbed Atlanta

From Chamblee to Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard and the farthest reaches of Decatur, ITP Atlanta is loaded with unique (and intriguing chain-store) destinations for interior design enthusiasts in search of pieces small and large.<p>Here, we've mapped out a variety of our anti-IKEA favorites, where …

Performing Arts

Architects’ 8 Favorite Warm Gray Paints

When it comes to choosing gray paint, looks can be deceiving: Often grays that look fine on a swatch end up being too blue-toned on a wall, making …

Home Decorating

Does the Classic Paris Meal Still Exist?

It happened in MontMartre.
 One quiet afternoon, on a cobblestone street where Toulouse-Lautrec, Utrillo, and Picasso once trod, an oil painting …

Collection

A First Look<p>Collection Highlights<p>Browse collection highlights selected by curators from the Museum's 17 curatorial departments.<p>Open Access …

Aviation Gin Cocktail | Platings + Pairings

The Aviation Gin Cocktail combines crème de violette, maraschino cherry liqueur and a bit of lemon juice for a perfectly sweet and tart cocktail …

How to Repair Your Gut After Taking Antibiotics

"My doctor wants me to take another antibiotic for this cold that won't quit, but I've read antibiotics damage the gut and even can make me fat," a …

Microbiology

This Enchanting English B&B Has Been Crowned the Best in the World

Take a look at what makes it so special.<p>Beating competition from across the globe, five English guest houses have emerged victorious in the World's Best Bread and Breakfast category at TripAdvisor's 2017 Travellers' Choice awards.<p>The number one spot went to Bindon Bottom B&B in the village of West …

72 Hours in Edinburgh, Scotland

A long time ago, the city of Edinburgh was known as “Auld Reekie.” This was back in the days of peat fire smog, overpopulation, and a lack of modern …

Ask Jean: A Detox Bath—Really?

<i>Dear Jean, I take plenty of showers—do I really need to be taking baths? What’s the difference?—Christy K.</i><p>Dear Christy, Showers are decidedly more …

Garden Design Trends for 2017

With Christmas well and truly out of the way and spring soon to be approaching now is a great time to start planning your garden so that you will be …

Landscaping

Cocktail of the week: pear and lavender bellini

A wintry take on the bellini, from the drinks maestro at Tonkotsu and Anzu<p>Everyone loves a bellini, but who wants an out-of-season peach? This takes advantage of a great British fruit that is available in winter. The base keeps in the fridge for a few days, and makes enough for about 10 drinks. …

Cocktails

See 31 Incredible Luxury Hotels Opening Around the World This Year

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills<p>The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will spread across 12 floors and offer unobstructed views from its 170 rooms. The …

Hospitality

The 6 Best Small Towns in France Photos

Those heading to France for an upcoming vacation will likely have their sights set on the country’s big-name cities: Paris, Nice, Bordeaux, Marseille. While taking in the history and sights of these well-trodden destinations is undoubtedly a richly satisfying way to spend that PTO, there’s a lot to …

17 Life-Changing Things Everyone Must Do In Scotland In 2017

You need to add "hang out with baby seals" and "swim with basking sharks in the Hebrides" to your bucket list right now.

6 of the Best Beaux Arts Buildings in Paris Photos

By the 19th century, Paris was already a city rich in architectural history. And like many cities in the Western world, Paris continued to look toward its past to inform its new architecture. Revivals of old movements were par for the course in Europe. At the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, however, …

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Good luck finding luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Hermès or even Tesla on sale

The holiday sales season may be a shopaholic’s favorite time of the year, but some upscale brands just don’t want their customers to catch a break. …

eCommerce

11 changes to make right now to fight Alzheimer's disease | NOLA.com

For many, the holiday season means time spent with family and friends --- some of whom we see only occasionally. While it's time we treasure, this …

Dementia

The 5 Biggest Beauty Breakthroughs of 2016

Smoother skin, fuller lips, and the quickest tattoo-removal ever.<p><i>What previously required a scalpel and surgery can now be done in just minutes, which means that results are quicker, more natural-looking, and less painful. 2016 beauty breakthroughs converge on the points of speed and authenticity,</i> …

Best of 2016: San Francisco Bartenders Favorite Cocktails of the Year

The end of the year, along with the holidays, brings a welcome sense of closure and reflection. And, as musing about cocktails is just as great as …

How the World's Best Bar Makes the Perfect Irish Coffee

When you’re relaxing at home, there’s nothing quite like an Irish coffee to get your day started. Here’s how the recently-awarded best bar in the …