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Patio Furniture Materials Guide

Design: {1} Connie Long Interiors{/1}<p>From poolside chaise lounges to picnic tables perfect for summer barbeques, outdoor furniture is made to …

88,000-Year-Old Middle Finger Discovery Could Change Early Human History

As researchers continue to make new discoveries about the evolution and migration of early man, a new study gives evidence that humans may have migrated out of Africa much earlier than previously believed. Archaeologists working in Saudi Arabia's Nefud Desert have discovered the fossil of a human …

Evolution

The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right

It’s beyond strange that so many humans are clueless about how they should feed themselves. Every wild species on the planet knows how to do it; …

Nutrition

Tourists make easy marks — here are 9 of the most common scams to watch out for on your travels

Tourists are often a scammer's favorite targets — they're likely to be unfamiliar with the area and ignorant of the local customs, and they're probably holding a lot of cash.<p>Even the savviest travelers can wind up victims of a scam, so it's important to know which types of scams exist around the …

Identity Theft

The Internet Is Obsessed With This Epic Tribute To Hieronymus Bosch's Masterpiece Painting

At first glance, this image looks like a photo of a girl with a massive back tattoo featuring the iconic 15th-century painting “The Garden of Earthly …

Art

Nicholas Nixon on 40 Years of Portraits, Seducing Your Subject, and a Good Death

They are direct, sometimes confrontational, occasionally aggressive—but also, at times, vulnerable, wounded, uncertain. In Nicholas Nixon’s series “The Brown Sisters,” the same four figures (the eponymous sisters) stand in the same order for 42 sequential photographs, taken over a period of 42 …

Street Photography

The problem with 'Latin American photography'

<b>(CNN) —</b> "There is no other expression or discipline which can express reality as directly as photography," said Cuban photographer and cinematographer Mario García Joya during the second Colloquium of Latin American Photography in Mexico City in 1980, an ambitious event which had brought together …

Latin America

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

Startups

6 Tips To Win A Bidding War On A Home

Arm yourself for a bidding war<p>The bidding war is back. While not every local real estate market is experiencing bidding wars, some homebuyers find …

This Company Wants To Pay You To Finally Take That Dream Road Trip

From the scenery and sunsets to the thrill of the unknown, there’s little in life that’s more satisfying than setting out on the open road. Unless, …

This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like

Many seniors are stuck with lives of never-ending work—a fate that could befall millions in the coming decades.<p>CORONA, Calif.—Roberta Gordon never thought she’d still be alive at age 76. She definitely didn’t think she’d still be working. But every Saturday, she goes down to the local grocery store …

Retirement

‘People think the deer are lovely. Then they learn more about it’: the deer cull dilemma

The Scottish Highlands have a deer problem. Is shooting tens of thousands of them the only solution? By Cal Flyn<p>When we arrive at the cottage, they are already there, watching us from high on the crags overlooking the water. The five of us are still tasting the chill, stale air of the empty …

Hunting

Swedish Glogg Recipe

"Authentic Swedish spiced wine. The recipe is from Great-Aunt Freda, brought from Sweden in the early 1900's."<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups water<p>12 cardamom seeds<p>…

Brandy

China’s great leap forward in science

Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west?<p>I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of …

China

The world's richest people are abandoning London, Rome, and Paris for an unexpected destination

Kenya is often recognized as one of the best and most beautiful travel destinations for African safari in the world.<p>Kenya's 19 game reserves and vast Indian Ocean coastline drew more than 1.4 million tourists to the country last year, many of whom were visiting from other parts of Africa.<p>But some …

National Parks

Is Humanity Ready for the Discovery of Alien Life?

Most Americans would probably be thrilled to learn extraterrestrials (intelligent or not) exist. Other nationalities beg to differ

Psychology

A Mexican Village Where Aztec-Era Agriculture Remains

“We could solve the subsistence problem ourselves without asking anything of the government...” says an owner of 12 chinampas. “If things continue like this the chinampa economy will have disappeared completely in 20 years.”<p>As twilight hits the southern edge of Mexico City, campesinos (peasant …

The Surprising Anti-Aging Benefits of Fiber

F iber gets a lot of well-deserved credit for keeping the digestive system in good working order—but it does plenty more. In fact, it’s a major …

Hummus isn't meant to be a dip

Maybe you’ve had this sandwich: A thick layer of garlicky chickpeas, smooshed to the consistency of mashed potatoes cemented cucumbers, sprouts, tomatoes and havarti cheese between two slices of wheaty, seedy bread, avocado optional. When I was in college in the 1990s it was my lunchtime go-to. The …

Chickpeas

11 Reasons Why You Should Visit Mexico City Immediately

Mexico City has now become a major player on quite a few places-to-visit lists. International guidebooks, the most prestigious travel newsletters, chefs and designers have set their sights on this great city. Residents of Mexico City, also known as <i>Chilangos,</i> who simultaneously love and hate it, …

Artist Spends Hours Arranging Natural Objects Into Stunning Mandalas, Leaves Them For You To Find

Artist Spends Hours Arranging Natural Objects Into Stunning Mandalas, Leaves Them For You To Find

Fewer visitors to our galleries? Great, now I can see the art

Chasing audiences led to some institutions losing sight of their original purpose – to bring pleasure<p>In 1824, when London’s National Gallery was founded, many other European cities already had an art collection. But unlike the Louvre in Paris, which once belonged to the king before he was executed …

National Portrait Gallery

Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup {Vegan}

Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>50 mins<p>Total time<p>1 hour<p>Yellow pea soup is traditionally served every Thursday night in Sweden. …

Breakfast

Breakfast Blender Brownies {V, GF, Flourless, Awesome}

<i>Delectable, fudgy brownies, made in the blender and designed for breakfast on the go! Made with oats, carrots, seeds/nuts, and cocoa, these moist,</i> …

Dessert

A Lifetime of Making Art, but New to Selling It Online

Suzanne Massion has been making art her whole life.<p>Ms. Massion, now 72 and living outside Chicago, said she couldn’t remember a time when she didn’t paint or draw — including her young adult years, which she spent on a dairy farm, and her time selling annuities for a savings and loan. For the last …

The Arts

One Minute Art History: Centuries of Artistic Styles Get Packed Into a Short Experimental Animation

From Cao Shu, a new media artist at the China Academy of Art, comes an experimental animation called "One Minute Art History." This work has been …

Astronomers Are Not Convinced Elon Musk's 'Starman' Will Reach the Asteroid Belt

Elon Musk's SpaceX company launched a Tesla Roadster into orbit around the Sun on Tuesday afternoon, so now there's a spacesuit-clad mannequin driver …

The Best Times to Go to Costa Rica for Every Type of Vacation

Over the last few years, the small Central American nation of Costa Rica has earned a reputation for its easy going, <i>pura vida</i> sensibility.<p>It's a …