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Fracking chemicals contaminated drinking water in Pennsylvania, study finds

Study adds to growing concerns over the public health risks associated with shale gas boom<p>Traces of a chemical compound used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, have been found in drinking water at three homes in Pennsylvania, according to a study published this week. The findings of the study, …

Fracking

iPhone Street Photography from Cuba - Photographs and text by Ilknur Can | LensCulture

Known as a place where time seems to have stood still since the 1960s, Cuba makes for a fascinating location for street photographers. Recent developments and the current political climate that re-opened US-Cuba relations poses questions about what the future might bring to the nation, and how …

Street Photography

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

Articles about 7 minimal rooms done white on Dwell.com - Dwell

No need to shy away from a brilliant, white kitchen—these pointers will keep your space sparkling clean.<p>Many of us are guilty of thinking of laundry rooms as unremarkable or unattractive parts of our home that don't require much...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, …

Fabrication

Fabulous Fiji

Wow, this trip was one of my favorites! The only way to capture the true beauty islands is by boat.<p>​The coral reef here in the South Pacific Ocean is one of the most magical in the world and makes for some amazing snorkeling and diving. Especially the night diving, which I highly recommend.<p>I was …

Fiji

15 Best Travel Experiences for Night Owls

When you think of late-night fun, chances are clubs in big cities like New York, Berlin, or Miami come to mind. And while it's true that there are plenty of up-all-night diversions in those locales, there are also plenty of alternative evening adventures awaiting travelers, both in cities and …

Travel

Articles about look nooks how modern families eat breakfast on Dwell.com - Dwell

Lauren Rubin Architecture used our Crystal Solitaire modern lights with a Linear-2 canopy to achieve this breakfast nook's sleek...<p>Don't leave the kids at home when you head downtown to Dwell on Design this weekend! We've got plenty of activities for the...<p>Driaan Claassen combines a variety of …

Luxury Lifestyle

Scientists Are Making Chocolate Tastier And More Cancer-Fighting

It takes a bit more time, but it's worth it<p>For most people, chocolate is considered an indulgence to be enjoyed in moments of weakness. The cacao pod from which chocolate is made, though, is a rich source of healthful polyphenols, and now researchers have found a different way of processing the …

The big bang: are we in a ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ type situation?

Scientists at Cern are suggesting they could soon detect miniature black holes, proving the existence of parallel universes and disproving the big bang theory of the creation of the universe. Or something<p><b>Name:</b> The big bang<p><b>Age:</b> 13.8bn years, or no age at all, because it didn’t happen.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Big …

Miniature

5 Lessons Learned Switching from DSLR to Mirrorless for Travel Photography

Two months ago, after shooting for 10 years with Canon, I completely switched to Sony. It surprised some readers of my blog, as well as some fellow …

Cameras

What Are the Major Differences Between the Disneyland and Disney World Experience?

<i>How different is Walt Disney World from Disneyland?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Michael Lee, Bi-coastal Disney</i> …

Walt Disney Company

Articles about green minded prefab treads lightly earth on Dwell.com - Dwell

The New York Times recently picked up on the story of Thomas Small and Joanna Brody's Culver City, California, house designed by...<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>The Make it Right foundation taps architects to …

Prefab Homes

4 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

When it comes to photo-editing programs, one of the most popular among both amateur and professional photographers alike is Adobe Photoshop. While it …

Articles about 6 clever built desks on Dwell.com - Dwell

The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the test.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the often …

Logging

The Best Beach In The World Is One You've Never Heard Of

With so many famous beaches on this planet, you'd think it would be easy to guess which one is "the best beach in the world." Is it a Caribbean oasis in St. Barts? A Greek isle? The infamous Copacabana?<p>Nope, <b>the best beach in the world is one you've likely never heard of</b>. Brace yourself for the …

Beaches

Articles about tiny cabins vermont woods commune nature on Dwell.com - Dwell

It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British...<p>Cabin living promises a connection with nature and a more calm, simple life with just what you need at your fingertips.<p>If you've been looking for a chance to experience what …

Architecture

Articles about 5 modern headboard ideas on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>We've come a long way since the clawfoot.<p>There are many materials used today in and around the home, but one of the …

Outdoors

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Home Tours

How to Get a Shallow Depth of Field

Depth of field is a photography term that refers to the selective focus of the camera lens along a certain plane. This creates a sharp focus for any …

Landscape Photography

The Microwave Trick To Fancy Foamed Latte Milk

Cappuccinos are expensive. Macchiatos are too. But you know what's not pricey? Making those fancy espresso drinks at home. If you're thinking to yourself, "But I can't make <i>those</i> drinks, I don't have the proper tools, wah," we're here to tell you that <b>yes, you can</b>.<p>You do not need a thousand-dollar …

Coffee

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

5 'International' Flights for Americans Without a Passport

An immense diversity of climates and terrains are encompassed within the broad sweep of the United States of America: "from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters," as Woody Guthrie sang back in the 1940s. But there's still a vast world to explore beyond the country's borders, a fact that can …

Caribbean

Can drones help tackle Africa's wildlife poaching crisis?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1093000/1093120_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524637987_f52220c76969bf6dab76d8a86238d034<p><b>An eye in the sky that can help catch wildlife poachers is the dream of many conservationists in Africa.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of …

South Africa

Polish Mother Of Two Takes Beautiful Pictures Of Kids Spending Their Summer In The Countryside

The series is inspired by my own childhood, when I used to visit my grandmother in the summer and spend my school vacations in the countryside. These …

Photography