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Steven Gerrard: I wasted time watching The Office when I could have been coaching

Former Liverpool and England midfielder calls on Football Association to do more to keep high-profile stars in football<p>For someone entering what he expects to be his final year as a player Steven Gerrard does not strike you as being in retirement mode.<p>The former Liverpool and England captain …

Top 10 Cleaning Products You Should Totally DIY

When you make your own detergents and other cleaning solutions, you not only get to control the ingredients you’re using, you could also save a …

Top-Rated Shrimp Recipes

These 100+ healthy shrimp recipes earned sensational reader reviews.<p>1 of 106<p>Seviche-Style Shrimp and Avocado Tacos<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 106<p>Grilled Shrimp …

9 Breathtaking German Castles

Germany, in its many geographical and cultural incarnations, has always been both a crossroads and a political player in Europe. Over the past …

Top 10 things to do in Thailand

Top 10 things no traveller should miss on a trip to this vibrant South-East Asian nation<p>1. The Grand Palace<p>This beautiful gold-tipped series of …

4 Places in South America to Visit Right Now

With so many alluring destinations across South America, it's hard to pick where to travel next. From the rugged beauty of Patagonia to the striking architecture of Colombia, this part of the world offers romance, charm and a myriad of cultural attractions.<p><i>Bruce Tuten/ Flickr</i><p>With so many alluring …

South America

Is Stephen Hawking Right About Hostile Aliens?

E.T. was the perfect extraterrestrial: Cute, smart and — best of all — a perfect pacifist.<p>Unfortunately, scientists aren't so sure that an actual …

Anthropology

Alienware Steam Machine review: A gaming PC for your living room

I laughed when the rumors started back in 2012: "Valve is building a PC-based game console for living rooms." Sure it is, I thought. Imagine my shock when "Steam Machines" turned out to be real. The project promised a bizarre, revolutionary controller, a Linux-based operating system designed …

Kylli Sparre's Self-Portraits are Amazing!

Kylli Sparre spent years training to become a professional ballerina, but then re-focused her creative energy on photography. In her beautiful …

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Abandoned Buildings

The world's most colorful cities have no need for an Instagram filter

Most cities are colorful: They have different districts, interesting people, and unique stories. But let's drop the metaphor and focus on real …

Mexico

Articles about 15 boldly modern japanese houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design.<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a …

Highlights from Artist Tatsuya Tanaka’s Daily Miniature Photo Project | Colossal

<p>Photographer and art director Tatsuya Tanaka has a fascination with all things tiny and has an uncanny ability to repurpose everyday objects as set …

India rail holidays: On board the Deccan Odyssey

"Fifty-nine wagons,” I shout above the roar of wheels on track and a blast of the driver’s horn.<p>“No, Dad, it was 60,” insists Lydia, my nine-year-old daughter, “I’ve never seen such a long train.” The guard on the brake car, a scarf wrapped tightly around his head, waves a red light as the train …

World's top 500 sights revealed in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travelist 2015

The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia top the Ultimate Travelist compiled by Lonely Planet, followed by the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu in Peru.<p>In this first-of-its-kind list from the world’s leading travel authority, Lonely Planet’s globetrotting community of staff and writers have ranked the …

Articles about budget friendly shipping container home costa rica on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Repurposed shipping …

The Rebellious and Revolutionary Life of Galileo, Illustrated

How a college dropout reordered the heavens and forever changed our understanding of our place in the universe.<p>In 1564, <b>Galileo Galilei</b> was born into a world with no clocks, telescopes, or microscopes — a world that was believed to be the center of the universe, orbited by the sun and the moon and …

9 Surreal Places You Need To Visit Before You Die

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

Dine Atop a Waterfall at These 'Kawadoko' Restaurants Hidden in Kyoto's Mountains

Kyoto enchants millions of visitors a year with its unique mix of traditional Japanese shrines and modern hospitality, and its charming sidestreets …

Food & Dining

Meet 12 More “Rejected Princesses” Who Were Too Badass For Disney (But Not This Book)

“Rejected Princesses” has been illustrating stories about princesses who’ll never have movies made about them. (With a book to follow soon!)<p>Although it bears a man’s name in the title, <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> inarguably belongs to a woman. Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa is a brand of hard-charging …

Matty Smith’s Photographs Display Vibrant Life Lurking Just Below Sea Level | Colossal

<p>Appropriately titled <i>Over/Under</i>, Matty Smith‘s series showcases the dual environments that exist just above and below sea level. Smith focuses on …

Abandoned Fishing Village in China Reclaimed by Nature

In the mouth of the Yangtze River off the eastern coast of China, a small island holds a secret haven lost to the forces of time and nature–an abandoned fishing village swallowed by dense layers of ivy slowly creeping over every brick and path. Houtou Wan Village is located on Gouqi Island, which …

How Does This Map Of 'Bloodborne' Stack Up Against The 'Dark Souls' Map?

<i>Spoilers, because maps are spoilers, follow.</i><p>So a reddit user has mapped out all of <i>Bloodborne</i> into one tidy, and very impressive map, showing just how interconnected the world of From Software’s latest PS4 exclusive truly is.<p>Even without a map, you can tell just as you play the game how wonderfully …