Samir Patel

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11 Most Romantic Destinations in America to fall in love with

The key to any great romantic getaway travel is a great romantic destination. There are so many gorgeous places to kiss in the rain or under the …

Pick The Swim Drill For Your Weakness

<i>Improve your technique by doing drills catered to your weaknesses in the water.</i><p>Drills are most effective when they target your specific stroke …

How To Give Wood A Distressed, Shabby-Chic Look Using Vaseline

This writer is a New Yorker with wanderlust. She loves good food, music, the beach, and storytelling.<p>Decorating my home to fit my personal style — …

Buy-to-let investing just became a very, very bad idea

The maths has changed. And the Chancellor and the Bank of England could well change it further<p>Take a quick look at the UK buy-to-let market and you might find it tough to understand exactly what it is that makes it so very popular. Dealing with tenants is difficult and boring. House prices have a …

Housing

Wiggle French Revolution Sportive - Sunday 1st July 2018

Sunday 1st July 2018 - Dover Ferry Port - Check in is at: Broadlees Farm, Deal Road, Dover, CT15 5DL<p>Epic<br>• 75 miles<br>• £75<br>• BUY NOW<p>Standard<br>• 60 miles<br>• £75<br>• BUY …

Attack your finances in this order - and save £16,833

Spring clean your finances in this order, and you'll save the maximum cash in the least possible time<p>Everyone knows they can save money by switching and shopping around, but most of us don’t. It takes time, and there’s always something better to do.<p>This definitive guide to revamping your finances …

Make Your Own Solid Perfume with Essential Oils

One of the best things about solid perfume is that you can experiment by layering different fragrances to find your signature scent. It's also easy …

Essential Oils

This life-saving animal blood is bright blue and worth $60,000 a gallon

Fortunately, the former is absolutely not true at all, the latter, on the other hand, is mostly correct.<p>While it's certainly true that spiders have blue liquid in their veins, the reality is a bit more grounded than is sometimes depicted, with the fluid a much more reserved shade of blue-ish …

The WWII-Era Plane Giving the F-35 a Run for Its Money

The war in Afghanistan proved that we can't just rely on new technology, but the Pentagon wouldn't listen—and troops paid the price.<p><b>John Ismay, Adrian Bonenberger, and Damien Spleeters</b><p>On December 5, 2001, an American B-52 flying tens of thousands of feet above the ground mistakenly dropped a …

Military

Wooden Charging Station with Two USB Ports and Integrated Desk Organizer

Same with other charging stations, with integrated USB ports the dock charges your mobile devices, but wooden appearance lets the charging station …

Can Pope Francis clean up God’s bank?

Untraceable cash transfers and a culture of secrecy made the Vatican bank one of the world’s most notorious financial institutions. But Pope Francis’s attempts at reform are meeting ferocious resistance<p>At 6.30 on the morning of 28 June 2013 – just three months into the reign of Pope Francis – …

Fire Glass Fire Pit Guide

Have you ever thought about having fire glass in your fireplace or fire pit? You should! It is beautiful and functional. This tempered glass won’t …

How to Build a Shed on the Cheap

Printable plans and a materials list show you how to build a shed that's dollar-savvy and full of storage.<p>Click the links below to download the …

Woodworking

How to: Build a Pergola in Your Own Backyard

Pergolas are unique in that they really don't protect you from any of the natural elements (no walls and barely a roof), but instead they define an …

A & D

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Privacy

10 Ideas to Steal from English Cottage Gardens

The best cottage gardens look like they planted themselves. They didn’t, of course. But the design principles they follow are simple.<p>The English …

Orchids 101

Basic Orchid Culture<p>Knowing which orchid you are trying to grow is your key to its cultural requirements. Orchids, like all plants, need a balance of …

Gardening

Tips for home A/V cable management

<b>In a nutshell:</b> Your home theater system should be a source of joy — both for sound and appearance. If yours looks like an explosion in a spaghetti …

Build Your Own Outdoor DIY Pizza Oven

Who doesn’t dream of an outdoor pizza oven on the patio during summer? This fantastic tutorial from The Gardener takes you step by step to make your …

Secret London: 14 odd attractions you never knew were there

Ice skating in London

1<p>Things to do, Ice skating<p>Alexandra Palace Ice Rink<p>Ally Pally's lofty and indoor skating arena is open year-round for general skating sessions, …

Skating

Hearst Magazines

TOTD: Will the 2016 Volvo XC90 Shake up the Three-Row Luxury SUV Class?

After months of teasing, the wraps have finally been pulled off the redesigned 2016 Volvo XC90 crossover. The new 2016 Volvo XC90 is the only vehicle in its segment to offer an all-four-cylinder engine lineup, and we want to know if you think it will shake up the three-row luxury SUV class.<p>Two …

Luxury SUV

Kickstarter project turns smartphones into universal IR remote

The dawn of the Internet of Things is upon us. However, even if household appliances and everyday objects are increasingly becoming connected, not all devices are already capable of connecting to the grid via the Internet. Some analog devices like television sets, air conditioners, music players …

Samsung bets on 4K Amazon and Netflix streaming to make UHD TV more tempting

Samsung is doubling down on 4K films and TV. The Korean company is adding 4K Amazon streaming and bringing 4K Netflix to Europe, so you can enjoy eye-scorching detail on your Ultra High Definition television.<p>UHD, also known as 4K, is the next step after high definition, with a resolution of …

Televisions

Amazon's original shows will stream in 4K starting this October

Earlier this year, Amazon said that its 2014 original series lineup would be shot and eventually streamed in 4K to Samsung UltraHD TVs, and now we know when -- sometime this October. It was Samsung that actually revealed the date, saying it would support Amazon's Prime Instant Video UHD streaming …

Woman tackles world's longest triathlon

The first time I spoke to Norma Bastidas, she was having a rough couple of days.<p>Thirty miles into her attempt to set the record for the world's longest triathlon, Bastidas, 47, had to start over due to a GPS malfunction. The saltwater off Cancun, Mexico, was eating away at her gums and throat. Her …

7 Lessons I Learned During My First Triathlon

Nearly two years ago, I put "complete sprint triathlon" at the very top of my fitness bucket list. In December 2012, I told everyone I could that it was my New Year's resolution, thinking the more I talked about it, the more convinced I would become that it was possible. After 2013 came and went, I …

8-Year-Old Boy Finds a Way to Include 6-Year-Old Disabled Brother in Triathlon

Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich proved that anything is possible if he puts his mind to it.<p>When Noah heard about a local youth triathlon, he had an interesting idea. Not only did he want to do it, but he also wanted his six-year-old brother, Lucas, to be able to participate.<p>According to Today.com's A. …

Meet The 8-Year-Old Boy Who Carried His Disabled Brother Through A Triathlon

We overuse the word hero a lot. We use it for people who don’t really inspire us. We use it for things that are not at all heartwarming. Thankfully, we have real heroes like 8-year-old Noah Aldrich, who carried, pushed and pulled his disabled brother through an entire triathlon. His reasoning was …