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How to start a ... coffee shop

Focus on the quality of your product, face up to the big chains and don’t assume that high margins mean easy money, say our experts<p>Almost two billion cups of coffee are sold in the UK every year – and the market shows no sign of slowing down, with 85% of us visiting a coffee shop at least once a …

Coffee

5 Things You Need to Know About Coffee the Wonder-Beverage

• In terms of what we desire throughout the average day we wish for coffee slightly less than sex and a bit more than alcohol. Regular drinkers don’t …

Coffee

Innovative Coffee Maker is a Triple Treat for Caffeine Addicts

Maybe you’re a coffee drinker and you live with one or more other coffee drinkers. Maybe no one can decide whether drip, air press, or cold brew …

Coffee

16 mind-blowing nature and science documentaries you can watch on Netflix

There are only so many times you can re-watch <i>Bob’s Burgers</i> before you feel your brain start to ooze out your ears.<p>Thankfully, Netflix has an …

Artists Transform Coffee Spills Into Masterpieces

Ever splashed yourself with coffee or sat a dripping cup down on a white tablecloth? Then you're well aware of the beverage's staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.<p>For artist Maria Aristidou, it all started with a latte. "I was working on another commission …

Aerial Photographs Reveal The Gorgeous Geometry Of L.A. And NYC

Seeking order from above chaotic cities.<p>When he was a teenager, photographer Jeffrey Milstein swept out hangars at the Santa Monica airport in exchange for the chance to fly a Cessna 150 around Los Angeles. Today, he rents helicopters to capture aerial shots of the urban landscape. His meticulously …

Los Angeles

Photos: Stunning images of California’s 21 wildfires show nature’s terrible beauty in action

When California governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency this weekend (Aug. 1), he said that severe drought and recent extreme weather have turned the state into a “tinderbox.” There are 21 wildfires raging throughout California today (Aug. 3), with many of them sparked by lightning …

California

Winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The winners of the 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced. Winning first prize, Anuar Patjane Floriuk of Tehuacán, Mexico, will receive an eight-day photo expedition for two to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for a photograph of divers swimming near a …

Nature

A look inside the world's superhouses – in pictures

A new book and exhibition looks at some of the world’s most extraordinary houses, including a transformed cement factory outside Barcelona, a prefabricated house in the Netherlands, a restored 12th-century castle in England, and a futuristic seaside escape on the coast of Victoria.<p>• McCartney’s …

Architecture

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Streams from Flying Lotus, Disclosure, DJ Snake and more<p>There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing live. Still, …

Carnivorous Glowworms Turn Caves Into Stunning Starscapes

Go spelunking in some of New Zealand's limestone caves and you can leave your headlamp behind. Thousands of <i>Arachnocampa luminosa</i>, or New Zealand …

25 Things You Should Know About Washington, D.C.

Named for George Washington and Christopher Columbus, Washington, D.C. was never supposed to be a city. The founders envisioned the area as a place …

Summertime Update About Retail MagicBands and Accessories at Walt Disney World Resort

As the “Coolest Summer Ever” continues at Walt Disney World Resort, I wanted to give you an update about several new retail MagicBands and …

Walt Disney Company

Alice in Wonderland: Which places inspired Lewis Carroll's classic?

<b>Numerous towns claim some connection to Lewis Carroll's classic children's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which is 150 years old this year. But how legitimate are their links?</b><p>Oxford<p>Oxford is the undisputed home of Wonderland, says David Gibb of the city's Story Museum.<p>"Wonderland's …

Literature

Articles about 6 camouflaged houses blend land on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are …

Logging

How Revamping Payphones Could Put A Check On Police Brutality

On the anniversary of Eric Garner’s death, WNYC and SHoP Architects turn a payphone into an on-the-ground reporting tool.<p>On Staten Island, you might see people talking into a kitted-out pay phone, but you won’t hear an ordinary conversation. It’s part of New York City’s public radio station WNYC‘s …

Staten Island

5 tips for writing a blog that people actually want to read

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p>What are Oliver Emberton's tips for running a blog?<p><b>Answer below by Quora user Oliver Emberton, Founder of</b> …

See the Original Concept Art for Frozen

Entertainment<p>Search<p>viralTrump Trolled in Craigslist Ad Seeking Attorney for 'Difficult Client' at White House<p>Trump AdministrationPresident Trump Is …

Trump Administration

Why Scientists Wear Animal Costumes—It's Not Just for Halloween

From whooping cranes to pandas, people masquerade as animals to get closer to their research subjects.<p><b>It's Halloween year-round for some wildlife researchers, who don costumes to get closer to the animals they're working to save.</b><p>From giant pandas to whooping cranes to even crocodiles, many …

The future of books is on your phone, not your tablet

An interview with Oyster co-founder Willem Van Lancker<p>Subscription book app Oyster has come a long way since launching just over a year ago. The service has more than quadrupled its library of books to 500,000, landed big publishers like Disney, and released apps on several new platforms like the …

Woman Sues Disney for Stealing 'Frozen' From Her Life

Well, this is something of a stretch... A New Jersey-based author named Isabella Tanikumi has filed a lawsuit against Disney claiming that their animated blockbuster "Frozen" incorporated elements from her books, "Living My Truth" and "Yearning of My Heart," both of which are autobiographical. …

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Denzel Washington On the Obamas

ABC’s distinctive late-night talk show features a diverse lineup of guests, including celebrities, athletes, comedians, politicians and human …