Chris J. Politzki

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Everything You Need to Know About Shrubs

Shrubs define a garden. You can rely on them to frame a garden bed, to be the “walls” of an outdoor room, to create curb appeal, or for privacy.<p>Use …

Landscaping

Top 10 Green Home Improvements Plus Their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

In today’s fractured world it is next to impossible to find one thing on which everyone agrees, but Eco-friendly home improvement choices are one of …

8 Clever Hacks to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Having an energy-efficient home isn’t good for just the environment. Because, let’s face it: Earth is going down to the gutter. Between the ozone …

Home Improvement

6 Simple Storage DIYs That Will Instantly Make Your Home More Organized

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Senior Editor for Porch.com</i><p>Are you tired of looking at your messy bathroom or cluttered kitchen? These six storage ideas will keep you organized and help you make the most out of every room in your home. From under the kitchen sink to clearing out your bathroom cabinets, these …

Why We Love Aliens

There is an interesting convergence going on these days, whereby aliens are back as the focus of attention.<p>Stephen Hawking's new series, <i>Genius</i>, airing on PBS, just had an episode titled <i>Are We Alone?</i> Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently revealed that she would be ready to release secret …

Joshua Tree National Park

The 5 Design Secrets It Took to Make This Dark, Drab Bathroom Feel Lik

When it comes to the resale value of a home, renovating your bathroom is arguably one of the most important investments you can make. But there’s another, perhaps ultimately more beneficial, reason to consider upgrading these utilitarian rooms. “I’m a firm believer that the space one inhabits has a …

Interior Design

The Best Hotel Pools

See Mr. & Mrs. Smith's favorite hotel pools from vacation hotspots around the world.<p>Few things conjure summer vacations quite as effectively as a shimmering blue swimming pool. Here, the boutique hotel specialists Mr & Mrs Smith reveal eight of the world's most stylish and sexy places to take a dip.

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

European Travel

Mesmerizing Images Created from Plastic Found on the Beaches of Hong Kong

“Photography is not what we see; it’s what we make others see,” says Leeds-based photographer Mandy Barker.<p>In 2012, Mandy Barker set sail on a yacht …

Photographer visits abandoned places of worship, in pictures

Photography

The $100 Million Hunt for Alien Life

If its first quarter is anything to go by, 2016 may be shaping up historically as the 1491 of space discovery. The month preceding Valentine's Day …

Star Trek

Advanced Science Found on 2,300-Year-Old Babylonian Tablets

Babylonian cuneiform tablets from 350 to 50 B.C. show sophisticated calculations used to locate Jupiter.“The idea of computing a body’s displacement …

Mesopotamia

10 Facts about the Paracas Skulls: Evidence of Ancient Aliens?

Are the Paracas skulls the missing link in the origin of mankind? Do they belong to a species that did not originate on Earth? Or are they just …

Mutations

Rare hieroglyphs showing 'Egyptians with electrical light bulbs are proof of time travel'

YouTubeAncient alien theorists believe these were a huge 4,000 year old electrical light bulb<p>Conspiracists behind a growing theory that our ancient …

Are Mythical Creatures... Ancient Aliens ?

Many were the mythical creatures with strange bodies and even stranger powers. Could some of these legends describe flesh and bone beings? Could they …

Before & After: How One Popular Photographer Edits His Photos

Photographer Peter Stewart is an internationally published photographer who’s also popular on photo sharing sites, boasting tens of thousands of …

Guitar Essentials: How to Cure Your Weak Pinkie in Half an Hour | VIDEO + TAB

0<p>SHARES<p>If you’re like most guitarists, your pinkie is probably the weakest of your digits.<p>But your little finger isn’t going to get strong on its …

Jimi Hendrix: The Five Rules of His Powerful Rhythm Style | TAB + AUDIO

6<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Walter Iooss Jr. | Getty Images</b><p>Before he morphed into a flamboyant Strat-wielding revolutionary, James Marshall Hendrix—a quiet cat …

7 of Europe's most romantic getaways

Whether you're relaxing at a spa on the shores of Lake Como or strolling through Salzburg's cobblestone streets hand-in-hand, the slower pace of life on the Continent is deliciously conducive to couples time.<p>These are the best spots for a romantic getaway in Europe.

10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

10 Ways to Get More Storage Out of Your Coffee Table

Whether you DIY or buy, this piece of furniture is the ultimate multitasker.<p>Whether you DIY or buy, this piece of furniture is the ultimate multitasker.

23 Genius IKEA Hacks That Solve All of Your Storage Problems

And just like that, your home will feel clean around the clock.<p>The internet obsesses over IKEA hacks for a reason. When your home feels packed with <i>stuff,</i> easy and inexpensive storage solutions are always welcome. Work a little DIY magic, and even the biggest messes can disappear.

5 Easy Guitar Mods You Can Pull Off at Home

If you’ve owned your guitar for more than a few months, there’s a good chance you’ve found something you’d like to improve by now. Maybe there’s a …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

16 Holiday Roasts with the Most

The gifts are bought, the holiday cheer is in the air, and now: It's time for dinner. There's nothing that shouts "special occasion" more than a beautiful roast in the center of the holiday table. Here, then, are 9 succulent roasts—beef, pork, lamb, and one handsome turkey—to fit the occasion. Your …

Cooking

Christmas Casseroles

Sometimes, the easiest way to feed a crowd is with a hearty casserole. These dishes can be made ahead of time, and are sure to please even picky …

The best street food to eat in 28 European countries

Taking suggestions from locals and national tourism boards, we've put together a list of the best street foods you can enjoy in the European Union.<p>From crispy french fries dipped in curry ketchup to baked tarts stuffed with egg custard, here are 28 mouthwatering snacks to try while roaming the …

The best place to travel every month of the year

We teamed up with Kayak to find the best international destination to visit each month of the year.<p>Kayak calculated the median monthly airfare and median hotel rates for four-star properties in multiple destinations around the world. Activities and weather were also taken into consideration.<p>Here is …