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14 Awesome Swimming Holes in Northern California

Inflate all the rubber rings you own and pack a nice lunch. We’re off to the top swimming holes in Northern California! These picturesque spots make …

Hiking

These brownie cookie dough bars are the best of both worlds

Baked or raw? That is one of the most difficult questions to answer when it comes to cookies. But there’s a solution for those of us who love dunking …

Dessert

Beach Is in This California Town’s Name, but It Offers Much More

The word “discover” is always a misnomer when used by travelers: when a place is new to you, that doesn’t mean it’s new to everyone else. This was reinforced recently in the midst of my excitement exploring a dynamic midsize city close to where I live in Los Angeles, one with roughly the population …

Los Angeles

20 Hot Home Furnishings With Hidden Storage

Furniture with hidden storage is straight up magical. Here are 20 pieces that do the most with with what they've got.

Home Decorating

How to Rent an RV This Summer for Only $1 a Day

Recreational vehicle (RV) rentals tend to be expensive, yet I recently managed to rent a five-person RV in Las Vegas for only $1 per day. In addition …

RVs

18 Slightly Entertaining Things To Do On The Internet When You're Bored

Trust me and click.

The Clothing Brands That Make the Best Baby Clothes

Our experts share the brands they actually buy for their family.<p>It’s easy to choose baby clothes that look good, but it’s also important to make sure …

Startup Yardbird Makes Outdoor Furniture from Recycled Ocean Plastic

Yardbird's pieces are direct-to-consumer<p>Shopping for an outdoor furniture set is one of the biggest buzzkills ever. First, you're extremely hopeful: It's spring, I can finally sit outside, let's whip the patio into shape, etc. But that fades fast, as you realize quality outdoor furniture is <i>pricey.</i> …

Road Trip: Seattle, Washington, to Cannon Beach, Oregon

<b>Mile 0: Seattle: Play First, Drive Later</b><br>Explore sprawling Pike Place Market and tuck in at Tarsan i Jane for wood-fired Valencian cuisine that is the …

15 Ways To Dress More Like Matt Bomer (And Why You Should)

Matt Bomer looks good in a suit. It might be what he was put on this earth to do. So, with that mind, we've picked out his best looks and found that …

30 Surprisingly High-Protein Foods: Our Favorite No Meat Protein-Rich Recipes

We all know people who feast on high-protein foods, throwing scoops of protein powder into smoothies, or going Paleo, Keto, Atkins or Dukan in the …

5 Prefab Deck Kit Companies to Easily Upgrade Your Home

Better your home's indoor/outdoor connection with one of these DIY deck kits.<p>The arrival of warmer weather has us flocking outside and considering how to spruce up our outdoor spaces—and one quick, simple route is to install a deck system. Typically available in treated wood or composite materials …

Prefab Homes

427 Genius Ways To Make Everything You Own Look More Expensive

As my mother always said: "Fake it 'til you make it."

These Tiny, Off-the-Grid Cabins Near Joshua Tree Look Totally Apocalypse-Proof

Plus, the high-desert outpost is available to rent.<p>Surrounded by boulders and twisted yuccas, two cabins in the Mojave Desert stand like Monopoly houses, their steel siding weathered to a tawny finish. But behind the simple gabled forms lies a complex network that enables them to operate wholly off …

National Parks

These 75 Vegan Breakfast Recipes Will Have You Saying "Is It Morning Yet?"

From tofu and veggies to protein smoothies to overnight oats, here are over 75 recipes to satisfy your morning cravings. They'll make you realize that breakfast really is the most<p>importantdelicious meal of the day. All of these recipes are under 400 calories, are completely vegan, and are full of …

Recipes

Grow These 17 Organic Plants Only From Kitchen Scraps

You can use common scraps from the kitchen to grow non-GMO plants that are completely organic. The process is very fun. Make sure that the foods you …

People Are Obsessed With This $60 Ikea Lamp

It's crazy how many ways you can customize it.<p>If you're going to run to Ikea and buy half a dozen things you never intended to (admit it, we all do), add this one to the list: Sinnerlig, a bamboo pendant lamp that's surprisingly versatile — and quickly becoming a cult favorite nationwide.<p>Cupcakes …

10 Easy Dinners to Make with a Costco Rotisserie Chicken

On your next trip to Costco, bring home a rotisserie chicken. It is the best $4.99 you will spend, and the secret to easy dinners that keep your food …

The Perfect Adventure-filled Vacation in British Columbia

Let’s be honest: Canada is on a bit of a hot streak right now. The country has an energetic new Prime Minster in Justin Trudeau, and it’s leading the …

Hiking

4 Little Things That'll Help Make the Most of Even the Tiniest Kitchens

Like most New Yorkers, I'm somewhat... lacking in kitchen space. Which is to say, my kitchen is also my dining room, and I share it with two other people. So I've grown accustomed to making the most of my space, using just a little ingenuity to cram just as much as I can in it. Presented below: …

27 Things to Cook in a Cast Iron Skillet - Turntable Kitchen

Did you know that one of the most versatile kitchen essentials is not only super affordable, but can last a lifetime? Our cast iron skillet is one of …

Cooking

Listen to Soundscapes Recorded by Locals in 36 Places Around the World

Dozens of everyday people documented the sounds of their cities, forests, beaches, and homes.<p>Ever wondered what it sounds like in Lillehammer? What …

Northern Lights

You can holiday for free in a luxury lodge in South Africa – as long as you look after two dogs

What could be more perfect than getting a free holiday in an exotic location while spending time with two adorable dogs?Well, this dream situation …

This sleek indoor composter can help you reduce food waste and save the planet at the same time

At-home composting is going high tech, because that's what we do with everything now.<p>Composting is an eco-friendly method of food recycling that …

These Insanely Delicious Instant Pot Meals Let You Feed the Whole Family For Less Than $10

Sure, Instant Pots make planning your weekday meals about a thousand times easier, but not all the recipes out there that cater to this pressurized cooker are easy on the wallet. From quick and easy chicken recipes that even your pickiest eater will enjoy to modern takes on your mother's casserole, …

I Bought A Week Of Healthy Food From Trader Joe’s For Under $50

We all need to eat. I like to eat healthily, you like to eat healthily. But there’s a myth floating around that eating whole and healthy foods is too …

Bullet Journaling Will Help You Get Your Whole Entire Life in Order

There are a million and eight apps designed to help you keep notes and calendars and the like. And while these certainly have a time and a place, …

15 Books You Can Read in a Day

Good books and short books aren't mutually exclusive.<p>Is your New Year’s resolution to read and finish more books? Same. It’s easy to get mired in a …