Alexis McDermid

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6 Ridiculously London Things You Have To Do At Least Once

Calling London overwhelming and/ or expensive is quite the understatement. There's so much to see, do and eat (the food doesn't suck!) that travelers …

Just another day in paradise with this $993 round-trip fare from LAX to French Polynesia on Air Tahiti Nui

You can spend part of the spring and a bit of summer in Tahiti, thanks to a $993 round-trip airfare, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to Papeete on Air Tahiti Nui.<p>The fare, subject to availability, is for departures April 1-June 22 and for return by June 27. You may not stay more than 15 …

This New London Hotel is Basically a Gin Theme Park

The Distillery has two bars, a gin museum, and a 'Ginstitute' where you can learn how to make the sprucy spirit<p>The hotel's ground-floor bar will have …

5 Beach Honeymoon Destinations With A Difference

Related: Audley Travel<p>A classic, relaxing beach honeymoon or an adventurous escape from the everyday? One needn’t rule out the other. Audley’s travel …

Top 5 Places to Visit in Peru

Travel<p>Let’s get to it: Peru is the place to be.<p>Peru is a destination that begs to be explored. In this vast and storied land, ancient, colonial, and modern traditions meld together for an unforgettable cultural experience. No matter the type of traveler—history buff, adventurer, or foodie—Peru …

South America

17 of the World's Most Romantic Destinations

Travel<p>Feel the love in these classic and far-flung places from National Geographic's book, The World's Most Romantic Destinations.

Central Europe

72 Hours in Edinburgh, Scotland

A long time ago, the city of Edinburgh was known as “Auld Reekie.” This was back in the days of peat fire smog, overpopulation, and a lack of modern …

Scotland

15 Mouthwatering (Totally Healthy) Fall Breakfast Recipes to Warm Up Your Week

We know you see the pumpkin pancakes and are probably chomping at the bit to get to the recipes, so we'll make this quick — we've got 15 healthy, hearty, delicious Fall breakfasts for you to try, from warming porridge to a sweet-and-spicy apple cinnamon smoothie to a sweet potato scramble and, you …

Pancakes

Five Fun Science Experiments You Can Do at Home With Your Kids

You’ve already taken your summer trip, it’s too hot to do anything outside, and the kids are tired of the library. It’s the perfect time for at-home …

8 Easy Sangria Recipes to Break Out at Your Next Summer Party

That will have them coming back for seconds (and thirds)...<p>When you're looking to serve up a refreshing sweet drink this summer, zero in on the crowd-pleasing effects of a chilled pitcher of sangria. Eight super simple recipes, right this way...

Recipes

A Professionally Designed Space Is Just One Download Away

It’s now possible to have your home professionally redecorated right from your phone.<p>For the last two years, the design gurus at NousDecor have …

DIY Home Decor Projects - 267 Easy and Crafty Ideas

DIY home decor crafts are fun but making something that will actually have decor value may be a bigger challenge than you’ve anticipated. Indeed, …

12 Must-Have Tech Essentials For Every Girl On-The-Go

The best of stylish and wearable tech accessories to shop now.<p>If you're on the go and constantly glued to your gadgets (and in 2016, who isn't?), you understand the struggle of staying connected all day long. Whether you need a way for your phone battery to keep up with your Snapchat addiction or …

Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is and Receive the Best Response Ever

Siri has always been too clever by half, yet with the new iOS 8, your iPhone’s operating system received a significant comedy upgrade.<p>And Twitter …

Siri

New Fiercely Powerful Metal Animal Sculptures by Seluk Yilmaz

Istanbul-based sculptor Seluk Yilmaz uses thin strands of hammered and welded metal to render animal heads in fearsome, three-dimensional forms. Like his majestic lion sculpture made from 4,000 metal scraps, his recent renderings of tiger, fox, and lynx busts exude a powerful grace that's apparent …

Activities For Developing Mindfulness In Children

Nine Green Spaces You Need to Explore in Singapore

From futuristic vertical gardens to lush primary rainforest, find out why Singapore is also named 'the Garden City' by visiting the city-state's most captivating green spaces.<p><b>From futuristic vertical gardens to lush primary rainforest, find out why Singapore is also named 'the Garden City' by</b> …

Plants

21 bars and restaurants that Boston locals swear by

1. Oleana<p>If you like the idea of snacking on perfectly-marinated quail kebabs beneath a fig tree while surrounded by creeping vines and twinkling …

Bavaria, Germany: the 10 best things to see and do

World leaders attending the G7 summit in Bavaria have been getting a tantalising taste of what is on offer in what is one of the most picturesque regions of Europe. They have sampled the wheaty Weissbier popular in these parts and the Weisswurst (white sausages) consumed with pretzels and a …

3 Great Books to Get Lost in This Month

More entertaining than most of what's on your Netflix cue, anyway.<p><b>Bastards by Mary Anna King</b> <br>In her gregarious, soul-baring memoir, <i>Bastards</i> (W.W. Norton), Mary Anna King relates how she grew up poor in New Jersey, bearing witness as her five younger sisters were adopted out at birth. At age six, …

Watch High-Speed Footage Of A Hummingbird In A Wind Tunnel [Video]

Wheeeee!<p>Hummingbirds are renowned for their blurringly fast wings and bright, delicate jewel-like colors. They are a pleasure to see visiting flowers in the garden on a warm spring day, but how do these dainty, quick birds manage when the weather isn't so good?<p>In a new video from Deep Look, a …

San Francisco

Extraordinary rainbows of the natural world

15 optical illusions that will blow your mind

Sometimes the human brain gets confused with the illusions at a first glance. Below we have 15 optical illusions which will appear something else if …

This Clever Duvet Cover Trick is Going to Change Your Life

The "duvet burrito" makes changing your cover SO much easier.<p>Nothing says frustrating like trying to put on a duvet cover by yourself. In a world of iPhones, robo-vacuums, and all sorts of tech gadgets, you'd think we would have found a simpler solution to this cumbersome housekeeping task by now. …

Cleaning

Father Offers Wisdom to His Kids Through Powerful Double

Florida-based photographer Brandon Kidwell uses his artistic skills as a powerful way to give valuable advice to his kids. In a series titled <i>Wisdom For My Children, Life Lessons Through Photos</i>, he creates double-exposure images that convey different teachings. It's a personal project that took form …

Ghosts of a nuclear disaster: Haunting scenes from Japan’s Fukushima ruins | Salon.com

• Previous<br>• Next<p>UCLA<p>The formerly bustling urban center Namie City.<p>Previous<br>• Next<p>UCLA<p>A huge field of debris remains to be cleared.<p>Previous<br>• Next<p>UCLA<p>Abandoned buildings dot the landscape.<p>Previous<br>• Next<p>UCLA<p>The sign reads “Disaster Waste Sorting Operation.” Hundreds of construction trucks in the evacuation zone …

Two New Species of Peacock Spiders Discovered with Amazingly Striking Patterns

Most people wouldn't think of spiders as beautiful or cute, but there's no other way to describe these cuddly specimens. Nicknamed “Sparklemuffin” and “Skeletorus” for their gorgeous markings, these striking arachnids are are two new species of peacock spiders discovered in southeast Queensland, …

You Auto-Complete Me Letterpress Card & Envelope

Description<p>Single "You auto-complete me" letterpress card. A geeky fun way to express your thanks, love, or just a quick hello!<p>Fold-over A2(4.25" x 5.5") card. Deep impression. Blank inside.<p>Letterpressed with love on an antique 1923 Chandler & Price press on 100% cotton extra soft paper. Pressed …