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Transform Your Walls With 22 BIG Wall Art DIYs

Gallery walls are amazing but *kinda* time consuming. If you want to make some serious impact with color and design, then maybe it’s time to steer away from that gallery wall template and opt for one giant piece of art. Big wall art can make a small space seem grander and help your large space feel …

Carole Lalli's Chocolate Bread Pudding

8 Servings<p>Many bakeries sell chocolate bread, but you can always substitute with a marbled type (such as chocolate babka) instead.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 large slices day-old chocolate bread, cut into 1" pieces<p>Unsalted butter (for pan)<p>6 large egg yolks<p>½ cup granulated sugar<p>2 cups heavy cream<p>1 cup whole …

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22 Virginia Small Towns You're Going to LOVE - Virginia's Travel Blog

Virginia’s small towns are treasure troves of great food, warm hospitality, immense history, and Southern charm. Antiquers and outdoor enthusiasts …

The Hidden 'Wild West Town' of Edinburgh, Scotland

<i>(All images by Urban Ghosts)</i><p>Back in 2005, Ulla's Amazing Wee Blog announced that one of the most unusual urban oddities in the Scots capital may not be long for this world. But despite this decade-old warning, Edinburgh's quirky Wild West Town is still very much with us.<p>Located in an alleyway off …

The mathematically proven winning strategy for 14 of the most popular games

From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win (almost) every game in existence, do you ask? …

Mathematics

Help Ease Back Pain With a 10-Minute Yoga Sequence

<i>By Yoga Journal</i><p>Half Knees-to-Chest Pose<p>Ardha Apanasana<p><b>5 rounds, 2 breaths each, 1 minute total</b><p>Lie on your back. On an exhalation, draw your right knee toward your chest and hold your right shin with both hands. In this and the following 4 poses, do not press your lower back to the floor; instead, …

Ideas to Steal: Break Out of Your Painting Rut Like These Fancy Folks

Who says paint has to go on the wall in a boring old square? Not you.<p>We were wowed by Emily's unique take on bright blue plus angles in her Houston …

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Britain’s 10 unmissable stops

Few places pack so much variety into such a tiny space as Britain. The cities tempt with top-class shops and restaurants, and some of the world’s finest museums, while cutting-edge clubs and world-famous theatres provide endless nights to remember. Next day, you’re deep in the countryside, high in …

5 Airlines That Fly to Europe for Cheap (for Real)

No-frills carrier Ryanair made the news this year by announcing the launch of transatlantic flights starting at just $15. It's a deal that sounds much too good to be true, and indeed, that $15 price tag fails to factor in the passenger taxes ($200 or so) and other fees like luggage and seat …

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

Travel Photography

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

Hiking

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

Google Flights

Gear of the Year 2014

Top Gear Innovations for Fall and Winter The brisk days of fall and cold nights of winter bring out the best in gear design and technology. When the mercury goes south with the birds, there’s little leeway for lapses in function and lots of room for flexing new ideas. Sometimes this means embracing …

Top Gear

Stunning Photos of Incredibly Blue Glacier Caves in Iceland

Home to abundant waterfalls, mountains, volcanoes, fields, and glaciers, Iceland is a photographer's dream come true. Mechanical engineer and photographer Skarpi Thrainsson, who was born and raised in Iceland, showcases his love for his motherland's natural beauty in stunning landscape photos. …

Photography

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Table of Contents: Living Small

Living small doesn’t mean you can’t live large. This week we’ll make the most of tiny gardens, with a sneak peek at Ikea’s new summer collection for …

12 Brilliant Meal Prep Ideas to Free Up Your Time

Shares 77.5K<p>When it comes to healthy eating, preparation is the key to success. (Those Boy Scouts are onto something.) In fact, one study published …

A Washington, D.C., Maryland and NoVa adventure guide

There’s more to the nation’s capital than political jurisdiction, and Maryland and Virginia residents often overlook all there is to do and see right …

10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Tucked away in Colorado’s southwestern corner, the sheer scale of this 48-mile-long canyon takes most visitors by surprise. Sculpted by the Gunnison …

National Parks

7 High-Protein Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight

Eat up to slim down.<p>You know that a food's protein content helps determine how satisfying it is—and now a new study published in <i>Nutrition Journal</i> suggests that snacks rich in the nutrient may help decrease hunger levels and cause you to consume fewer calories when you sit down to dinner. …

DIY Hanging Jewelry Organizer

Introduction: DIY Hanging Jewelry Organizer<p>While living in my small studio apartment in NYC, I didn't have a lot of storage space and I had to get …

Now Is The Best Time To Visit Europe. Here's Where To Go.

If continents were dogs, Europe would win Best in Show. The landmass is a seemingly perfect combination of pristine beaches, charming villages, historic cities and stunning nature. There's so much to see that planning a trip can be overwhelming... mostly because it's overwhelmingly expensive.<p>But …

Fix Your Tight Hamstrings without Stretching

Loosen up fast with this cutting-edge technique<p>Sometimes it can be extra hard to get your muscles to loosen—particularly the hamstrings—no matter how much you work to foam roll or stretch them out. Why? Because the problem is actually in your torso, says James Cerbie, C.S.C.S., founder of Rebel …

Yoga

Hardscaping 101: Design Guide for Fences (Height, Styles, and Cost)

Wondering where to start when it comes to fencing? If you’re planning to build, design, or install a fence, start with our Fence Design Guide:<p>We’ve …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly | Women's Health

Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor and place your shins on a stability ball. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels (a). Keeping your back flat, slowly bend your knees toward your chest (b). Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do 15 to 20.<p>Grab a light …