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DIY Idea: Make a Balanced Bookshelf

My friend Jaime recently shared this super cool decor installation piece from Cush Design Studio on her always excellent site, Design Milk. Entitled …

HomeMade Modern EP29 Hanging Garden

This DIY vertical garden is an easy-to-make project that can turn a window into a beautiful and productive herb garden.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>4" to 5" Terra Cotta …

Woodworking

Tutorial: Make a reversible spring mini skirt from two t-shirts

Andrea from Little Did You Know shows how she refashioned two thrifted t-shirts into a cute new reversible mini for spring. The elastic waistband is …

DIY | Wooden Base Desk Lamp

14 Comments<p>Contributor post by Caitlin of The Merrythought<p>Lately I have been working on creating a work space in my apartment that is inspiring and …

The Woman Who Has Spent Almost a Year of Her Life Underwater

Scientist and explorer Sylvia Earle warns that the oceans are “not too big to fail.” But she also says that just maybe, we’re growing wise enough to save them.<p>Sylvia Earle hasn’t quite spent a year under water—yet. At age 78, she’s at over 7,000 hours, which translates to about 292 days.<p>But she’s …

Our Planet Is Exploding With Ocean Dead Zones

Dead zones are human-caused. They occur when crop fertilizer and cow poop, containing high levels of nitrogen and phosphorous, get washed into streams and rivers and out to the ocean.<p>The nutrient-rich farm runoff triggers huge algae blooms. When the algae dies, it sinks down to the bottom of the …

Tips to Fight the Spread of Lionfish

<b>TIPS FOR SAVING INDIGENOUS MARINE LIFE FROM LIONFISH</b><p>1) Never release non-native fish or other pets into local waters.<p>2) Take part in a lionfish …

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Explorers

Rising levels of acids in seas may endanger marine life, says study

Rapidly rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are causing a potential catastrophe in our oceans as they become more acidic, scientists have warned.<p>Hans Poertner, professor of marine biology at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany, and co-author of a new study of the phenomenon, told the …

Marine photography remains the domain of the professionals

Cellphone cameras and cheap apps have turned millions of amateurs into artists. Everything, it seems, can be Instagrammed into a vacuous, self-aggrandising square. Blech.<p>One of the spaces that's remained largely unsullied by the spreading plague of crappy digipix is the ocean. Salt water and …

How to travel if you enjoy reading books more than actually traveling

I would never have become a traveler if I hadn’t been a reader first. We traveled a lot as kids, but I wasn’t as interested in looking out the window …

Best in Travel: Tokyo in 3 Days, 21st Century Packing and Surviving Manila

Every Wednesday, we round up the best of the online travel media and feature it here on <i>Best in Travel</i>.<p>To join in the fun, follow us on on Twitter</b> …

Travel

Beyond Scrapbooks: Cool DIY Travel Crafts

So, you’re back from vacation.<p>Maybe you’ve unpacked.<p>Maybe your suitcase will sit open on your bedroom floor for weeks, until you’ve slowly removed …

Andrea Bocelli on Travel

Italian tenor <b>Andrea Bocelli</b> lives and travels the way he sings — with deep passion and introspection. Blind since childhood, the onetime piano-bar singer from Tuscany gracefully maneuvers across cultural boundaries and musical styles as a star of both opera halls and pop charts.<p>History’s …

Travel trivia: What airport has the worst delays? - TODAY.com

Which airport are you likeliest to get stuck at? Which airline did Leonardo Di Caprio’s character fly in “Catch Me If You Can”? Jeanenne Tornatore from Orbitz joins TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and guest co-host Carson Daly to quiz Fourth Hour fans a quiz about air travel.<p><b>More:</b> Money Travel On the show

10 situations when it’s okay to ditch your travel partner

Does your travel partner need to spend every waking moment with you? Do they freak out if you want some alone time? Do they hover over your shoulder …

Coffee Shops

Raise a Kid Who Loves to Travel

The benefits of travel are countless -- breathtaking landscapes, savory flavors, eye-opening experiences, and tightened family bonds, to name a few. As a parent, it's easy to cultivate a passion for travel in your children. Chart your path by starting with these five steps.<p>The travel experience …

9 Futuristic Suitcases to Improve Your Travel

9 Fantastic Suitcases of the Future<p>1. Powerbag Briefcases<p>2. Airbus Bag2Go<p>3. Briggs & Riley Cases with CX Compression Packing Technology<p>4. Hop! The …

This Man Wants You to Travel the World

Has a song had a profound effect on your life? Social entrepreneur Kenji Summers can say it has.<p>Back in 2008, Summers heard the song "Paris Tokyo …

Female Solo Travel Tips for South East Asia

<i>‘Be careful’,</i> <i>‘Oh don’t go to Thailand, you’ll be put in jail’,</i> and <i>‘Are you sure it’s safe to go to Asia alone?’.</i><p>These were the responses that I heard …

The 7 fundamentals of documenting your travels

One of the biggest mistakes in travel is assuming you’ll “never forget” a particular moment or feeling. From launching out of a plane for a skydive, …

Living Rooms

DIY Travel Crafts: Before, During and After Your Trip

Fall is here, and the cooler weather and changing leaves always put me in an especially crafty mood. I find myself wanting to break out the sewing …

Top travel sites: Globalhelpswap.com

"Got a spare few thousand pounds? You too can work for free!" This might as well be the tagline for many companies offering volunteering placements abroad. One site trying to do things differently is Globalhelpswap.com. The volunteering opportunities on its site are all either free or low cost, and …

Why Women Should Travel Alone

In my short time as a traveler and backpacker I’ve often come across criticism from friends, family, and strangers about why I travel alone. Usually …

Skift Trends: 6 Characteristics of Independent Chinese Travelers

Earlier this month we launched our Skift Trends Report subscription service, and as part of that, the first report “<b>Rise of the Chinese Independent</b> …

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Hawaii

HuffPost's newest addition, HuffPost Hawaii, was launched earlier this month. As September comes to a close, we're celebrating Hawaii as this week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i>. Of the 50th state, HuffPost Hawaii Editor Chloe Fox says:<p>Hawaii is physically stunning -- that’s no surprise. But the most …

Bad Advice: Five Common Travel Tips That Are Wrong

There’s no shortage of advice given every day on the Internet, from what foods to eat to how to raise your kids. Travel of course is not immune to …

What to Pack to Look Chic While Travelling

Aureta Thomollari, entrepreneur, blogger and luxury consultant, makes me want to be more glamorous; more put together; more elegant. She makes me want to dress up every day. She is a visual expression of my belief in how dressing up is about how you present yourself to the world, and hence how you …

How to get f*cked up on your travels

FOR SOME PEOPLE THERE’S NO REAL CHALLENGE to getting fucked up. They don’t have to divide themselves. They just flow with the rest of the hostel …