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Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie NY: FDR and Beyond

You've come up to Hyde Park, NY to see the Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site. You've spent the day touring his boyhood home, a bit shocked to see the actual bed on which Sarah Roosevelt gave birth to him, and spent hours learning about our only US President to have been elected four …

Great Depression

New Apps and Websites That Will Change the Way You Travel in 2014

<i>By Karen Dion</i><p>There are so many new apps and websites to help us micromanage every aspect of our travel. In compiling a best-of list, we wondered where to even begin! We tried to keep it simple: Here are some of our favorites from the last year that will save you money and/or stress when planning …

Apps

The Strange Arrows That Point the Way Across America

Ever wandered across a giant concrete arrow in the desert? You’re not hallucinating. In the early days of airmail, a system of coast-to-coast arrows …

Santa Claus: The Many Faces Behind the Beard

In our <i>Rick Steves' European Christmas</i> book (a companion book to the public television show), we outlined the history and many European variations on Santa Claus. Here's an excerpt:<p>Our American Santa Claus -- a plump, jolly old fellow dressed in red -- is just one of many gift-giving characters who …

Father Christmas

Anjelica Huston’s 5 Favorite Things About L.A.

Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston is no stranger to traveling. The actress has spent plenty of years living in Ireland, England, and New York, …

Travel

The 10 Commandments for Girls with Long-term Travel Plans - Vagabondish

Packing for a two-week beach holiday is easy as pie. Packing for a six- or twelve-month trip, fitting it all into a backpack that suddenly seems too …

Halle Berry

Carnival's New CEO Trying Fundamental Change In Culture At the Troubled Cruise Line

Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald is pushing for a “fundamental change in culture” at the struggling cruise behemoth.<p>With its portfolio of 10 brands …

13 Big Questions on the Future of Travel

Nowadays, there are more travelers on the road than ever before, visiting places that were once off-limits and sharing their experiences in ways the Baby Boomer generation could have never imagined.<p>In a world that’s constantly evolving, it’s important to ask big questions about the future of travel …

5 Good Photography Habits You Want to Start Today

5 Good Photography Habits to Start Today - shoot daily, take notes, look at photos, back up, and more! Take your photography up a level with these …

Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge to Breathe New Life into Old Super 8 Film Cameras

A lot of film people have deep connections to Super 8 cameras, once the medium of choice for everyone from film school students to porn directors. …

Krampus: Saint Nicholas' Dark Companion

While Saint Nicholas may bring gifts to good boys and girls, ancient folklore in Europe's Alpine region also tells of Krampus, a frightening beast-like creature who emerges during the Yule season, looking for naughty children to punish in horrible ways -- or possibly to drag back to his lair in a …

Don't You Dare Call Me A Hipster! I, Sir, Am A 'Hep Cat'

Aside from racial and ethnic slurs, there aren't many words that prompt a more immediate and visceral response than "hipster." Many associate the term with craft beer, smugness and, of course, Brooklyn. Modern-day hipsters have inspired a huge number of Tumblrs, memes and trend pieces in the …

Women Before And During The Civil War- 

<b>Women Before And During The Civil War-</b><p><b>“The Cult Of Domesticity”</b><p>There was a great contrast between the goals, as well as the societal roles, of women before and during the Civil War. Pre-war society’s common attitudes about women were hinged on such ideas as piety, purity and submissiveness. This “Cult of Domesticity” stressed that a woman’s role in life was a subservient one, and her place was in the home.<p>Women were not supposed to take any active role in the support of their family, even if …

10 dangerous things in Victorian/Edwardian homes

<b>The late Victorians and the Edwardians lived through a domestic revolution. Theirs was a bold and exciting age of innovation, groundbreaking discoveries and dramatic scientific changes, many of which altered life at home in profound ways - including some that were terrible and unforeseen, writes</b> …

Environmental Health

Jane Austen portrait fetches £164,500

<b>A painting described as the "most famous image" of Jane Austen has sold at auction for £164,500.</b><p>The James Andrews watercolour was commissioned by the novelist's nephew in 1869 and a version will appear on the new £10 note from 2017.<p>Dr Gabriel Heaton of auction house Sotheby's said the painting had …

Art

Happy Dewey Decimal Day!

<b>Happy Dewey Decimal Day!</b><p><b>December 10, 1851</b> is the birthday of Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification.<p>Mildred C. Crabtree, a civilian librarian, selects books in the library for distribution to the wards at Kenner Army Hospital, 07/07/1976

21 Songs You've Totally Heard, But Never Knew The Names Of

You've probably heard these tunes on TV or at a ball game, but you never knew what they were called. UNTIL NOW. (Inspired by this Reddit thread.)

Mary Poppins

Sondre Lerche scored a new film, on a Norwegian stamp, lists his favorite music of 2013, playing NYC in February

<i>Officially first class: Sondre Lerche</i><p><b>Sondre Lerche</b> is still working on his new album, but he does have music coming out before that. He collaborated …

Top Live Acts of 2013

Theatricality reigned supreme in 2013. It was a year in which the strongest performers let their personas shine above all else. Between the friendly …

31 Excellent Records You Might Have Missed In 2013

It’s almost impossible to keep up with everything that comes out, but you should try — or revisit — these fantastic albums.

5 Daily Exercises to Become a Better Photographer

Photography is fun because it is all about learning and advancing your skills. Self-improvement brings happiness and a sense of pride as we see our …

Photography

How to Save Dreary Weather Photographs With HDR

We want you to close your eyes for a moment and imagine the following scenario. You've been saving for the last two years to go on your dream …

How to Snipe Out Your Best Photographs Ever

You load ammo into your camera, aim at your subject, and <i>fire</i>. You are a shooter. Strangely, the way most photographers shoot is vastly different than …

U.S. Marines

Stunning Time-lapse of the American West

We don’t feature time-lapse videos super often because as beautiful as many of them are, once you have seen a couple they all start to look the same. …

Time-lapse Photography