Elizabeth Bettis

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10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

The myth of religious violence

The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple<p>As we watch the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis) rampaging …

How ISIS Became The Richest Terrorist Group In The World

“They are looking towards a long-term economic model."<p>IRBIL, Iraq — Muhammed Jamal can understand why many want to join ISIS.<p>"You get paid the most, you have the most weapons, you are with the most powerful group," said Jamal, who as a Sunni Iraqi would have little trouble joining up with the …

An Oral History of Burning Man, the Biggest, Weirdest, Most Clothing-Optional Desert Carnival on the Planet | Events

<i>"This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words. And indeed in thought." —T.E. Lawrence,</i> The Seven Pillars of Wisdom<p>It took some convincing to get me to Burning Man, even though—or because—friends couldn’t shut up about it. Their pictures were intriguing, sure, but the camp back then …

The Evolution of Hollywood’s Red Carpet, from the Golden Age to the GlamCam360

<i>“The plot of the [red carpet] is always the same. People get out of a car. They stop and take pictures. They go inside. The question is: How do you make the wheel a little bit different?”</i><p>So say <b>Joan and Melissa Rivers</b>, the inimitable mother-daughter duo who were hired by E! in the 90s to snarkily …

15 Spring-Inspired Tablescapes

Beautiful displays from the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala.<p>New York City's Lenox Hill Neighborhood House hosted their annual spring gala benefit earlier this week. Following the theme <i>A Spring Affair</i>, Oscar de la Renta, Alessandra Branca and Nina Campbell were among the renowned designers who …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

How To Turn A Spare Bedroom Into Your Dream Closet

Lucky enough to have an under-used guest bedroom in your house? Consider converting it into the ultimate dressing room.<p>Interior design by Brooke Davenport. Photography by Victoria Pearson.<p><b>1.</b> Buy a garment rack (you can do so on amazon.com or etsy.com).<p><b>2.</b> Move a chic bench, sofa, or chair into the …

55+ Pretty Flower Arrangements to Cheer Up Any Room

A few bright blooms make all the difference.<p>Learn to how to make beautiful floral centerpieces to impress guests and decorate your home. Wherever you place your flowers, these designer ideas and tricks will have 'em looking better and lasting longer than ever.

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8 Flower Arrangement Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you get them from a florist or the grocery store, give your blooms the attention they deserve.<p>Fresh flowers are a speedy way to brighten any space in your home. But take the time to avoid the mistakes that diminish your bouquet's staying power.<p><b>1. Going overboard choosing blooms</b>We're all for …

Iris Apfel's Spring Cleaning Spree Results In An Epic Decor Sale

On the eve of her 93rd birthday, the living legend, who admits she just discovered how to access the Internet, decides to sell a lifetime worth of treasures on One Kings Lane.<p>Iris Apfel at One Kings Lane's NYC offices, 2014. <i>One Kings Lane/Ryan Dixon.</i><p>One look at Iris Apfel and you can tell she's …

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6 Easy Steps for Growing a Romantic Rose Garden

Ever dreamed of starting your own rose garden? Here's how.<p>Interior Design by Chris Barrett. Photo by Victoria Pearson.<p>Now that spring is upon us, we are in full-on gardening mode. So when Hometalk, a home and garden online community, shared their tips for creating a flourishing rose garden, we …

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Before & After: An 1860s Farmhouse Gets a Modern Update

19 Romantic Tablescape Ideas for Valentine's Day Dinner

Who needs to sit elbow-to-elbow with other couples at a restaurant?<p>Creating a romantic table is easy, whether you want something bold and dramatic or subtle and modern. Whatever your choice, we think your sweetheart will feel pretty darn loved.

Americans shrug off worries over aging population

A Pew Research Center report looks at the challenges of aging in 21 countries.<p>Americans are less worried than people in other countries about the challenges posed by an increasingly aging population, according to a new report.<p>The report by the Pew Research Center, released today, combines survey …

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The Wolf of Wall Street: why its accuracy muzzles its bite

<b>The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)<br>Director: Martin Scorsese<br>Entertainment grade: D<br>History grade: A–</b><p>The Wolf of Wall Street was originally the title of a 1929 Hollywood drama about financial-district wheeler dealers. About 60 years later, New York stock trader Jordan Belfort adopted it as his nickname …

Carnival Time in Rio

<i>Cidade Maravilhosa</i> -- Wonderful City. This is the name the <i>Cariocas</i> (residents of Rio) fondly call their town -- and with good reason. A city of six million inhabitants, Rio de Janeiro has a special vibe all its own -- a Samba vibe, to be sure, and it all begins when we deplane at Tom Jobim, an …

Boban’s Skopje

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>An engineer by day, Skopje native <b>Boban Talevski</b>, a professed “foodie who never sleeps,” shares his insider insights on <b>Spotted By Locals</b> in his spare time. He loves that the Macedonian capital has “the buzz of some big metropolis, but in essence is still a very small city.” …

U.S. Icebreaker Polar Star: Explaining the Ship in Antarctic Rescue

Though past its expected life span, the overhauled 38-year-old cutter is still very powerful.<p>The U.S. Coast Guard cutter <i>Polar Star</i>, perhaps the most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker in the world, is steaming toward Antarctica to bring a key missing element—power—to the rescue effort around the …

Afghani domestic violence against women rises

Setara, who had her nose and lips chopped off and was repeatedly stabbed, is an example of the increasing number of Afghani women who face domestic violence.<p>The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said that in 2013 they saw a 26% increase in report from women saying they had been …

China destroys ivory stockpile in 'significant symbolic step towards saving Africa's elephants'

China has conducted its first, large-scale destruction of illegal, stockpiled ivory in a move described by conservationists as "a significant symbolic step towards saving Africa's elephants"<p>More than six metric tons of tusks, ivory ornaments and carvings were fed into crushing machines by forestry …

A Festive, Chinoiserie-Inspired Tablescape

A lush centerpiece, warm accents, hints of chinoiserie — that's how this food blogger and consummate hostess sets a festive feast. See how Heather Christo created this colorful table.<p><i>Photo: John Granen</i><p>"I often take one color and delve into it in different ways. A super-saturated color pops so …

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New Year's Eve Hair Idea: A Soft Chignon Like Elizabeth Banks!

If you're going out for New Year's Eve, a hairstyle that looks fabulous and holds up throughout the entire night is key. Take Elizabeth Banks' …

New Year's Eve Outfit Ideas For A Fabulous Night Out

If there is ever a time to splurge on a dress, New Year's Eve is the time to do it. But with a fancy schmancy frock, you need the works. Shoes, makeup, nails and hair... why not go all out?<p>Even though New Year's Eve falls right in the middle of a work week, we're excited to dress up. And that means …