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Pop Romance: 11 High/Low Design Ideas to Steal from Hero in Paris<p>by Annie Quigley<p>A Two-Week, $1,000, 500-Square-Foot Rental Overhaul by a Design …

Essential Oils

Quokka's are too happy!

If Africa had a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, this would be its Clarice.

The 50 Coolest Small Businesses In America

These up-and-comers—like a floating island restaurant, a vegan strip club, and a pirate supply shop— are shaking up the food and retail industries.<p>Here's our year-end roundup of the 50 hottest small businesses around the U.S.


National Geographic Travel

The 22 Coolest Small Businesses In Los Angeles

So when it comes to cool businesses, they probably know what they're doing.<p>We found the 22 coolest small businesses in L.A., from a speakeasy-style bubble tea bar to a specialty hot sauce shop.<p><i>Amelia Acosta contributed to this story.</i>

Patton Oswalt

Family Time: Doing the Charleston

South Carolina’s Charleston offers a kid-pleasing combination of history and fun.<p><b>Here’s a look at four ways to enjoy some quality family time in this charming Southern city:</b><p><b>1. The Battery</b><p>This is the cherry on the Charleston sundae of history and architecture, and it’s best experienced early, before …

This is Bella, She fell asleep in my hands

Animal Life on Twitter: "Baby goat"

10 Smart Kitchen and Bath Updates

10 ideas to make a difference.<p>From storing your pots and pans on a wall to upholstering a bathroom chair with terry cloth, these ideas will really make a difference in your home.

Interior Design

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

Interior Design

A Healthy Dose of Vermont: Soaking Up Fall in the Mountains of Stowe

With a beautiful location and rustic charm, a weekend in Stowe, Vermont can cure any life woes…especially during the fall.<p>I was the prodigal son …

The World's 20 Most Beautiful Lakes

Lakes showcase some of water's most alluring qualities, from mesmerizing ripples and mirror-like reflections to crystalline clarity. The world has millions of them, from tiny grass-lined ponds to massive freshwater expanses easily mistaken for oceans, but some lacs, lagos, and lochs simply stand …

The Pioneer Saloon at 100: A Century of Tears, Beers and Blood

It seems like it's in the middle of nowhere, but Goodsprings, Nevada is only a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip. It's a dry, rusted sort of ghost town with a small collection of residents and a number of abandoned and decaying buildings.<p>But if you make the drive you're rewarded with a saloon …

10 Terrifying Bridges You Need to See to Believe

If you suffer from gephyrophobia (fear of bridges), click away now. From bridges so frightening that people will pay someone else to drive their car across to bridges that are just plain dangerous, these 10 bridges are the world's scariest. Are you brave enough to make it to the end of this</b> …

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …


I Heart My City: Ariel’s Portland (Oregon)

<b>Ariel Bloomer</b> was born and raised in Portland but took a hiatus from Stumptown to go college and teach English in Bulgaria. “The travel bug comes as a bit of a curse,” she says. “I’m privileged and doomed to travel around the world knowing the best place I can imagine lies in my wake.” There are …

The 19 Most Beautiful Places In The World Are Hidden In America

Europe is great and Asia is awesome, but the song says <i>America</i> the beautiful.<p>These hidden places prove you don't need to spend big bucks and make a transatlantic trek-- the world's most beautiful wonders have been here all along, right in your American backyard.<p><b>Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone</b> …