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Preparing for an International Trip: Tools & Tips from a DIY Traveler

I'm a travel junkie and love researching new destinations. Nothing makes me happier than pulling up a fresh map of a place I've never been, and …

Michael Palin

A Design Lover's Guide to Rome

I like to imagine that the expression "when in Rome" was coined by someone very eager to partake of the Roman lifestyle: great food, rich culture and …

Italy

5 Tips & Tricks to Remain Productive While Flying

<b>Do Your Homework</b>. This is going to sound incredibly nerdy, but researching the seat pitch (the indication of legroom and workspace) before booking a …

Time Management

Stunning wire birds mounted in frames against paper with shadows @ Nomade Hotel NYC

Ancient Chinese Murals Saved From Tomb Robbers

A colorful, well-preserved "mural tomb," where a military commander and his wife were likely buried nearly 1,500 years ago, has been uncovered in …

Archaeology

Hemingway revealed as failed KGB spy

Up till now, this has been a notably cheerful year for admirers of Ernest Hemingway – a surprisingly diverse set of people who range from Michael …

Ernest Hemingway

Nazi war crimes suspect aged 98 charged in Hungary

Hungarian prosecutors have charged a 98-year-old top Nazi war crimes suspect over his brutal role in organising the deportation of some 12,000 Jews to Second World War death camps.<p>Laszlo Lajos Csatari, who has been under house arrest in Budapest for a year, was "actively involved in and assisted …

Don’t you just love a Sumerian cone mosaic? I know I do. This one is in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin

<i>Don’t you just love a Sumerian cone mosaic? I know I do. This one is in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.</i>

Herophilus and Erasistratus: The ‘Butchers’ of Alexandria

During the third century BCE, the city of Alexandria was home to a remarkable event in the development of ancient medicine as two physicians, named …

Mes Aynak: Afghanistan's Buddhist buried treasure faces destruction

In the spring of 1963, a French geologist set out from Kabul to carry out a survey in Logar province in eastern Afghanistan. His destination was the …

Back to bedlam: abandoned American asylums – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/jun/03/abandoned-us-asylums-in-pictures<p>720<p>Jeremy Harris's photographs of desolate, shadowy …

Mental Health

The City Of San Francisco Constructed From Jelly

When you think of art and landscapes, you might have visions of expansive paintings, time-lapse videos or sweeping panoramic photographs - you're …

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical.<p>You’ll spot sharks, coral, and fish of the likes we’ve never seen before.

Airplane Art II

We've had a look before at some of the adornments airmen gave to their planes during World War Two; however, these photographs, whether taken by …

Set Up A Mojito Bar - Celebrations at Home

Shares 363<p>Do you have big plans for the holiday weekend ahead? Don’t forget to serve a signature drink! I found this very cool <b>“Make your own Mojito”</b> …

How-To: Strawberry Margarita Jell-o Shots

If you’re the kind of person who likes your strawberries with Jell-O, tequila, limes, and salt, then this is the tutorial for you (or if you’re the kind of person who just likes your Jell-O shots in sweet, little, edible vessels, then this tutorial is also for you).<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Caramel Apple …

Recipes

Craft Paper Covered Books

DIY Wood Plank Wall

Swiss Army Key Ring | Instructables

As soon as I saw this DIY it made me think of my dad who hates bulky key rings. Like, I think he has about three keys on a single fob. So I saw this and was like, this would be <b>perfect</b> for him! Father’s day is coming up and I like to make things for dad (and he prefers handmade things) so I think I’m going to try and attempt to make this!

Photos of Modern Day Locations Blended with Shots of Major Historical Events

In 2010, photographer Seth Taras created a series of photographs for a worldwide marketing campaign for the History Channel with the message “Know …

Ancient tomb may have been repurposed temple

The so-called Elephant’s Tomb in the Roman necropolis of Carmona (Seville, Spain) was not always used for burials. The original structure of the …

Underwater archaeologists survey sunken 18th century warships

“You are not seeing a lot of structure above the sea bed,” he said Wednesday morning, after the five-person team returned to the wharf in Louisbourg. …

Title: Medici Olive Oil Jar

<b>Title:</b> <i>Medici Olive Oil Jar</i><p><b>Medium:</b> Majolica Pottery<p><b>Dates:</b> c. 17th Century<p><b>Culture:</b> Italian<p>Staten Island Museum