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Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

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How To Find Out Which Foods Are Making You Sick

Although food <i>allergies</i> are still rare (affecting about five percent of the population), food intolerances are quite common. I see patients for food …

The Gorgeously Green Workspace for Two

Some home offices don't make you feel like you're trapped indoors, but rather have an open, breezy atmosphere, thanks to lighting, light wall color, …

Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian magazine</i> have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

14 Things You Might Not Know About Ben & Jerry's

Last month, I went on a press trip to Ben & Jerry's in Vermont for two days of activities like hanging out with the staff at the company headquarters in South Burlington, creating a new flavor with the flavor gurus, visiting the St Albans dairy co-op, touring the factory in Waterbury, sampling the …

The Most Fabulous Houses Of 2014

Every year, the American Institute of Architects honors the best residential design in the U.S., recognizing, as the organization puts it, “good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.”<p>Today, the organization announced its 2014 AIA Housing …

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

Elke Vogelsang's dog portraiture

The Best Lobster Rolls in NYC

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Having spent time out of nearly every summer of my life driving up and down the New England coast in search of the next great seafood shack, along with a stint as an oyster-shucker and lobster roll-stuffer in Boston, I'm pretty …

4 Ways to Book a "Round the World" Ticket for Cheaper Than You Thought

Have you ever dreamed about flying Around the World? Picking a dozen countries you'd like to see before you die, and hitting them all by airplane so it doesn't take three years, like Magellen used to do it back in the day? But you've probably never gone much beyond the dreaming stage, because a …

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Most of these creative people didn’t work 9-5 [infographic]

ONE OF THE advantages that comes with working from home, is a flexible work/social routine. I find that I am most productive between the hours of …

27 Jaw Dropping Works Of Street Art So Big They Will Never Fit In A Gallery

Sydney-based artist Fintan Magee is redefining street art.

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev

Transforming Micro Apartment

Living in New York City often times means trading square footage for convenience. Not so with the Transforming Micro Apartment. This unique dwelling …

DIY Shower Cleaner Spray Makes Future Scrubbings Easy

Cleaning the shower is one of those tasks that you know you should be doing more often than you are. The Prairie Homestead has come up with a DIY …

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GOP - Hashtag Awesomesauce: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Masculine Details Stylishly Displayed in New York Penthouse

Designed for nocturnal entertaining, this New York penthouse apartment on the 13th street in the city’s East Village was imagined by Jane Kim Design …

A Shower Like You've Never Seen Before

Indoor-outdoor living is taken to the next level.<p>Feel like showering indoors, or out? In this amazing Los Angeles, California, bathroom, the choice is yours anytime. John De Bastiani takes indoor-outdoor living to the next level.

Modern Home Surrounded By Mountains Takes Full Advantage Of The Outdoors

Finding the perfect place to call home is not easy and it often takes more than you expect but it’s worth the wait when you finally find what you …

10 Things Only Lousy Managers Say

God bless the bad managers we’ve struggled under, the toads and zombies who’ve taught us so many valuable leadership lessons (all lessons of the <i>How Not to Lead</i> variety). We still remember those managers years later, with their tempers, idiosyncracies and neuroses.<p>Sometimes it takes years to …

10 signs you’re a mountain girl

<b>1. You think a pair of black thermal leggings is formal wear.</b> Why bother with dress pants, corduroy skirts, and fancy nylons when all you need to …

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Starbucks' Oprah-Branded Tea; NYC's Macaron Day

<b>EVERYWHERE</b>— Ubiquitous queen of media <b>Oprah Winfrey</b> will soon have her very own tea blend at <b>Starbucks</b>. At an annual shareholder's meeting, Starbucks CEO <b>Howard Schultz</b> revealed the collaboration, which will bring <b>Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea</b> to Starbucks and Teavana stores in late April. According to a …