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Made-in-NYC Wedding Rings for Under $1,000

Weddings are pricey enough between booking the perfect picturesque venue and finding a wedding dress that you can’t help but say yes to, but one unexpected place where you can save is with the engagement ring. We’ve rounded up eight designers who create beautiful, unique rings that will won’t break …

The best hidden gems and secret spots in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city that can excite you forever — it's one of those wonderfully dynamic places that's always ready to surprise. It's why, despite the rising costs and million other complaints, the city sticks with you.<p>But even the most beloved places can get a little worn. You've been to the …

San Francisco

All the relationships questions I have because I literally have no idea how to be in one anymore

I’ve been single for far more years than I’ve been coupled off. That is a cold hard fact. Obviously no dude I’ve ever dated out there has stuck, …

The 10 Most Deserted National Parks in America

There's more attention than ever to national parks, and travelers everywhere are reserving campsites and plotting adventurous itineraries to these …

New Scandinavian Flatpack Furniture Line Offers Glam Ikea Alternative

Gorgeous, clean-lines and plush upholstery, some assembly required<p>Though Ikea may have the flatpack furniture game locked down, another Scandinavian company is jumping into the action on that front: At Milan Design Week earlier this month, Danish brand Normann Copenhagen announced a new line of …

Board Games That Are Super Fun to Play Solo

There’s something about the sound of dice rolling, the feeling of moving pieces around a board, and the feel of cards in your hand that make board …

Duchess Kate Wore A $72 Dress To Sit On The Floor And Color In India

She finished the day off in stunning seafoam green Temperley.<p>In the three short days since she began a royal tour of India and Bhutan, the Duchess of Cambridge -- you may remember her as Kate Middleton -- has reached epic levels of sartorial greatness in looks by both Indian and British …

15 Colorful Scandinavian Decor Ideas for a Minimalist Spring Vibe

It’s no secret that Scandinavian decor is trending in the interior design world. From its minimalist vibes to the clean lines and uber-modern look, everything about it is simply stylish. If you’ve been meaning to add a touch of Scandinavian style to your home, this spring is the perfect time to …

Watch: Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ‘Amélie’ Depends on Symmetry for Its Curious Power

Watch: Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 'Amélie' Depends on Symmetry for Its Curious Power<p>Interestingly enough, restraint may be the defining characteristic of …

9 Simple Tips to Keep Your Mood Up (Even When Everything Goes Wrong)

Photoclub-65174116<p>Have you ever had everything in your life spin out of control?<p>Nothing you do works out the way you want. Everything goes wrong. And the whole world seems to be conspiring against you.<p>Keeping your happy demeanor up during those times is hard, isn't it?<p>And you wish you could wave a …

12 of the Best Gift Ideas for Animal Lovers

Whether they have an affinity for dapper dogs on Instagram, cat yoga classes or all animals under the sun, animal lovers have one thing in common: big hearts that extend to furry creatures. Whether it’s a housewarming gift, a birthday gift or just something to help them up their selfie game with …

Vegan Pasta Recipes That Taste Anything But

It's hard to imagine a creamy pasta dish without butter, cheese, and milk, but these vegan recipes prove you don't need dairy to make a silky smooth …

The secret that makes Japanese and Swedish design look so similar—and so good

Two of the world’s design superpowers are coming together in a quiet, cheerful explosion: MUJI, the lifestyle brand and veritable design ambassador of Japanese culture, has launched a line of Swedish goods.<p>Their roughly 40-item MUJI Sweden catalogue includes Swedish melamine tableware, a special …

Furniture

The Best Destinations for Traveling Vegetarians and Vegans

Experiencing a new place through food is one of the great joys of traveling. But if you’re a vegan or vegetarian, you know it can also be a great …

The 5 best places to go camping year-round

Turn off your cell phone, take a deep breath of fresh air, and plan an off-season excursion to one of these year-round campgrounds.

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In Defense of Wearing Plain Old Sweats at the Gym

Why do people keep shaming women who wear baggy clothing rather than tight designer duds to work out?<p>But I never imagined that one day I'd be the person in need of a makeover. After all, I didn't wear socks with Birkenstocks, cutoffs with Uggs, or mom jeans (that is, until they became cool …

Clothing

13 Super Charming European Cities Well Worth a Day Trip

Perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of Mozart (as well as the setting for <i>The Sound of Music</i>), Salzburg lies just on the border with Germany. …

Men think they need to eat meat to be manly—and it’s making them sick

Shortly after I became engaged, my family members began to worry aloud about the health of my future husband. You see, my fiancé Ray is a man—and he’s about to marry a pescatarian.<p>While it’s true that I don’t eat meat, I also have no plans to throw myself in Ray’s path if he wants to fix himself a …

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5 Cute Japanese Origami Ideas For Beginners

Origami, or the art of paper folding, originated in China around 100 BC and migrated to Japan several hundred years later. The word “origami” is in …

Elegant Metallic Jewelry Uses 3D Printing to Evoke a Handcrafted Aesthetic

Collected Edition combines a love of nature and vintage iconography with modern production techniques to create jewelry that's a fusion of the two worlds. Petals, branches, and arrows are at the core of the Brooklyn-based shop, which is spearheaded by former bridal designer Kasia Wisniewski. Her …

There's a Town in Japan That Looks Exactly Like Sweden

Tucked up in the hills about 30 km (19 miles) away from Sapporo City, Japan, there is a small village called Sweden Hills. Stepping foot into this distinct Swedish-style town located in Tōbetsu, on Hokkaido Island, one is transported out of Japan and straight into another country. The town …

Japan

10 Simple Tofu Recipes for Beginner Vegetarians

Don't fear tofu!<p>So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and go vegetarian. Here's some advice: Don't be scared of tofu! Though you might be used to …

10 Budget Weddings Under $10,000

Planning a wedding can bring about conflicting emotions. On the one hand, your romantic side finds warmth in the idea of being surrounded by the …

Quirky Illustrations Reveal Why Couples Truly Love Their Partners

Artist Landysh Akhmetzyanova and her colleague Asia (a duo better known as Lingvistov) were chatting in a cafe about past loves when they realized something: most relationships are a series of comically relatable moments. With Valentine's Day on the horizon, Lingvistov was inspired to create 21 …

New line of skirts promises to give you the slim waist and long legs of an anime heroine 【Photos】

<b>Clever cues from 2-D fashion</b> help turn heads in the 3-D world.<p>While Japan’s <b>Village Vanguard</b> bills itself first and foremost as a bookstore, the chain …

Anime

This Family Traded Mattresses for Monkey Bars

They have no TV, no chairs — and no hang-ups about their unconventional (ergonomic!) home.<p>Katy Bowman doesn't believe in plopping down on a couch — or anywhere. "Most people drive to the gym to exercise," says Katy, a biomechanist and the author of <i>Don't Just Sit There</i>, a work-life wellness guide. …

8 Bumps On Your Skin That You Should NEVER Try To Pop

No matter what you’ve seen on YouTube.<p>When you check your makeup in the mirror, only to spot a giant <i>you-have-no-idea-what</i> lump staring back at you, it’s absolutely tempting to go HAM on your face. But experts agree that when it comes to most skin bumps and blemishes, a hands-off approach is most …

Skin Care

Lovable Shiba Inu Always Falls Asleep in Same Position as His Look-Alike Stuffed Animal

Animal lovers know just how cute pets can be, and how they're always finding new ways to make us all squee with delight, but there's something especially adorable about our furry little friends when they're snoozing in awkward positions. Shinjiro Ono's Shiba Inu named Maru serves as the perfect …

Pets

Photographer Documents the Amusing Ways His Girlfriend Tries to Hide from the Camera

Some people are naturally camera shy and prefer to live their lives off-film. This, however, is a challenge when your significant other is a photographer. Mikaël Theimer tried many times to take a picture of his girlfriend, Marion, but she would always attempt to dodge his lens. Instead of giving …

Photography