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The Art of “Creative Sleep”: Stephen King on Writing and Wakeful Dreaming

<i>“Sleep is the greatest creative aphrodisiac,”</i> a wise woman once said. Indeed, we already know that dreaming regulates our negative emotions and “positive constructive daydreaming” enhances our creativity, while a misaligned sleep cycle is enormously mentally crippling. But can a sleep-like state in …

A LOVELY AND EASY DIY PROJECT: WOODEN POLAROIDS | THE STYLE FILES

Such a great, and not too difficult, DIY project! These DIY wooden polaroids are simple and inexpensive. You can personalize them by making them into …

Leather Tool Roll DIY

Make the perfect gift for the handyman in your life. Easy instructions for sewing with leather included.<p>500<p>2396

30 Renter Friendly DIY Ideas | A Beautiful Mess

<b>30 Renter Friendly DIY Ideas</b> | <i>A Beautiful Mess</i><p>I know I have a lot of renter-readers, so I knew y'all would love it! I know some of you get bummed by the fact that you can’t paint or wallpaper your place, but there are a ton of great ideas on how to bring colour and fun into your digs. I think that some bright yellow chairs are in my future…

Mortgage-Free Living in a Hand-Built Tiny Home - Green Homes

An Authentic Life, Doin’ What He Loves<p><i>Just a few years shy of his 80th birthday, Lloyd Kahn is among the most enthusiastic, dedicated, hardworking</i> …

Vegetable Gardens

Voluntary Simplicity: Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich - Nature and Community

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Voluntary Simplicity <i>by Duane Elgin (HarperCollins Publishers, 2010). Hailed by the</i> Wall Street Journal <i>as the “bible”</i> …

Make Your Own Cork Stamps

We collected the cork from the wine bottles that we had during the holidays and turned them into cork stamps!<p>Get the instructions for ––> Make Your …

Weathered Door Bar

Posted by Amy Hadley on Aug 1, 2013 in Build Furniture | Comments Off on Weathered Door Bar<p>Would this not be the coolest outdoor party station? A …

15 Simple DIYs to Repurpose Those Old Stacks of Magazines

I don’t know about you, but I hate throwing away old magazines. I love to have the ability to look back at spreads for inspiration. However, they start piling up and take up a great deal of space. We’ve found 15 great repurposing DIY projects for all those magazines that are getting dusty. So go …

Walking Portugal's Atlantic coast

Good old economic downturn. Marta Cabral, of non-profit organisation Casas Brancas, is in some ways grateful for the financial crisis. She had been working on a new walking route in south-west Portugal, the Rota Vicentina, which follows the Atlantic for 110km along the wildest, most unspoilt …

Portugal is cheaper than anywhere else in western Europe, which is reflected in the prices of these great places to stay, from arty cabins in the Algarve to a cool surfer's hostel near Lisbon

The Convento de Cristo in Tomar is probably one of the most spectacular places in Portugal. Founded by the Knights Templar, it's a beautiful, mysterious and magical place, wonderful to discover and enjoy. Tomar is about two hours north-east of Lisbon, so an overnight stay would be even better.<br>•</i> …

6 Great Spots in Europe to Visit During Shoulder Season

Imagine... traveling to Europe when the crowds are thin, the weather is pleasant, and the costs are slashed. Don't think it exists? It does. Europe's shoulder seasons -- that beautiful time of year when the temperatures begin their climb upwards or slow descent down, the water is that perfect …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

7 great reasons to see Europe before the summer

Pining to explore Europe but intending to wait for the sun? Think again: the crowds might arrive in spring and reach full swell midsummer, but European travel in the cooler months is superb timing for off-season prices and local flavour.<p>1. Off-season bargains<p>The rush for Christmas and New Year …

10 essential stops for Europe first-timers

We've come a long way since the emergence of the 17th-century 'Grand Tour,' when the wealthy (mostly Brits) finished their education with a real year in the world, learning to fence in Paris, studying art in Florence, climbing the Swiss Alps, and complaining about the service in Athens.<p>Over time, …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

Trains

Five expert tips for getting started in travel writing

So you say you want to be a travel writer? You want to wander the world, sending back tantalising tales of far-flung adventures to magazines, newspapers and websites. And get paid handsomely for it. Is that too much to ask?<p>Well, surveying the scene of travel publishing right now is a little like …

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

Vintage Trailer Rentals from Goodness Travels

Clear your calendars, New Yorkers—the weekend road trip just got a heck of a lot cooler. While vintage trailer rentals have been a thing on the west …

DIY Floral Crown

In the late ’90s, while still in high school, I was a bridesmaid in my first wedding. The wedding was in a garden in Southern California and all the …

Prague City Guide

Today’s Prague City Guide comes to us from Countlan magazine editor, Sarah Lambersky. Sarah was born in Toronto, Canada and caught the travel bug …

Weather Resistant Travel Journal

A beeswax coating makes the cover of this simply-bound book into a weather resistant wrap, letting you truly take your travel journal anywhere. Look …

Sketchbook Sneak Peek: Katy Smail

We covered artist <b>Katy Smail’s</b> stunning transformation of a Williamsburg office a few weeks back and we can not seem to get enough of her beautiful …

Modern Etiquette: Being a Great Travel Partner + Guest

<i>Illustration by Anna Emilia</i><p>This month we’re focusing our editorial content on <b>travel</b>. Whether you’re planning a cozy staycation at home or something …

Better Days by Edward Sharpe Mag Zeros - Listen to music

Johnny Flynn announces solo UK tour dates

Our favourite chap Johnny Flynn has announces a string of rare solo dates across the UK.<p>Taking a break from being a big-shot stage actor, Johnny will …

United Kingdom

Does the Tea Party understand the Constitution?

<b>Rand Paul, Michele Bachmann (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/AP/Stacy Bengs)</b><p>The Right constantly claims devotion to our founding documents. The problem: Its policies completely violate them<p>John D'Amico<p>May 11, 2013 3:30pm (UTC)<p>Last month, 20 House Republicans, along with staffers from nearly 40 congressional …