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The Biggest Decor Trends the Year You Were Born

Some ideas were surprisingly ahead of their time, while others haven't exactly aged well.<p>Interior tastes evolve a bit slower than hairstyles or fashion, but you'd be surprised at how much can change from year to year. The frills of the '40s, the eclectic '70s, the pastel explosion of the '80s — …

Interior Design

'I couldn't find a way to continue living - so I cycled round the world'

Juliana Buhring is not your average 34-year-old; the author of two books, an ultra-endurance athlete, and a world-record holder, she has already accomplished more than most can dream of achieving in a lifetime.<p>But it’s not always been such an uplifting story. She has also experienced more trauma …

27 stunningly remote hotels that are worth the trip

While being in close proximity to cities brings you closer to tourist sites, it can also mean lots of people.<p>We've rounded up 27 of the world's most remote hotels, which can offer luxurious touches and a more personal experience. While they may be more difficult to access, they're set in stunning …

20 Surprising Tips on How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

If you want to upgrade your kitchen without spending a lot of money, knowing how to paint kitchen cabinets is the perfect DIY solution. New types of …

Home Improvement

Soaking Up Wisdom From Neil DeGrasse Tyson

For the holidays, I bought my science-loving 11-year-old tickets to "An evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson" at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco. The big night was last Friday.<p>Some intellectuals bring out the immense complexity behind simple phenomena and others, like the estimable Dr. Tyson, …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Explore Austin's backyard with innovative 'Airbnb of camping' service

When work wears you down, do you imagine spending the weekend in your own personal outdoor heaven? Next time you catch yourself daydreaming of the …

7 Ways to Rent An Apartment With Bad Credit

You've found the ideal apartment in the middle of the big city. But there's one problem: Financial mistakes in the past have left you with a low …

The Issue That Could Be At The Root Of Your Anxiety & Depression

Recently, I spoke with a new patient of mine who was struggling with debilitating anxiety, depression, brain fog and fatigue. She's in her mid-30s …

Burn and Bike: 7 Epic Cycle and Gourmet Foodie Trips

By some stroke of topographic luck, some of the best roads for biking are located in the world’s top food and wine territory. Here’s where you can feed your burn like a king.<p>California<p><b>TerraVelo Tours</b><br>Just when glamping fatigue was setting in, TerraVelo Tours came along and reimagined the fancy …

Tour de France

One Reason Our Brains Love to Procrastinate

This story originally appeared on JamesClear.com<p>Sometime around 2006, two Harvard professors began to study why we procrastinate. Why do we avoid doing the things we know we should do, even when it’s clear that they are good for us?<p>To answer this question, the two professors — Todd Rogers and Max …

Uncomfortable truths about living in a blue state

1. Blue states have the country’s highest levels of income inequality.<p>A Brookings Institute study looked at ten years of Bureau of Labor Statistics …

There's an amazing new movie from Andy Samberg on HBO that you cannot miss

When former "Saturday Night Live" star and current "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Andy Samberg digs in on stupidity, he really digs in. Take, for example, his latest project: a fake HBO Sports documentary titled, "Seven Days in Hell." This is the movie's promo image, which speaks volumes unto …

TV

Lego Saying 'No' To Plastic, Invests Millions Into Search For 'Sustainable' Material

Goodbye plastic Legos?<p>The toy company announced this week that it plans to invest 1 billion Danish Krone (or about $150 million) over the next 15 years in a program to develop new “sustainable” materials which will eventually replace the plastic currently used to make its iconic building blocks. …

Strong Dollar Makes This Colonial Caribbean Haven A Bargain

Founded by the Spanish in 1533, Cartagena grew quickly to become a thriving seaport. At one time it was second only to Mexico City in commercial importance in the Western Hemisphere.<p>Today Colombia's best-known city on the Caribbean is also an appealing coastal retirement option.<p>Cartagena is one of …

The Ruins of Capitalism

Images of urban abandonment and decay produced by deindustrialization and disinvestment have become pervasive. And no city is pictured in books, …

5 Reasons Why We Need More Guns on Campus

The Texas legislature has passed Senate Bill 11, which allows college students to carry a concealed, holstered gun into college campus buildings. Governor Greg Abbott is expected to sign the bill into law.<p>I'm a professor. I've taught at Ohio Northern University, Duke University, Seattle Pacific …

Lego Worlds game to challenge the might of Minecraft

It is what Lego fans have been waiting for, and its absence is perhaps what has allowed the block-building hit Minecraft to flourish so spectacularly. And now, after weeks of rumours, it is here. Well, almost.<p>Lego Worlds is an open-world construction and exploration game in which the landscapes and …

Lego

LEGO Jurassic World trailer invites you to take a VIP tour of the park

A new LEGO Jurassic World video has invited viewers to take a VIP tour of the park facilities, and get to know dinosaurs such as Indominus Rex and …

8 Smart Solutions If You Don't Have a Dining Room

Say goodbye to TV trays, or worse, eating on your bed.<p>Say goodbye to TV trays, or worse, eating on your bed.

Interior Design

12 Clever Basement Remodeling and Storage Ideas

Take inspiration from these inventive basement decorating ideas.<p>Need more storage space? Not sure how to best utilize your finished basement? Take inspiration from these inventive basement decorating ideas.

Laundry Rooms

Articles about 6 inventive bathroom sinks on Dwell.com - Dwell

Just because your bathroom might lack space, doesn't mean it has to lack style or functionality.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Equipped with 25 years of experience designing bathrooms, Melbourne–based GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens gives us the …

Oscar de la Renta's joie de vivre lives on at New York fashion week

There are not many catwalk shows at which you will find Nancy Kissinger and Taylor Swift sharing a front row, a fact which pinpoints precisely why the Oscar de la Renta show is the most important of this New York fashion week.<p>For four decades Oscar de la Renta, who died last year aged 82, helped …

Oscar de la Renta

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Follow these step-by-step instructions for a whole new look.<p>You can make a huge difference to the look of your kitchen with some simple renovations to the cabinets. By repainting doors and updating the handles, you'll refresh the heart of your home without the need for a full redesign.<p>You'll …

Home Improvement

Lego named world's most powerful brand, displacing Ferrari

Lego has topped an international ranking of the world's most powerful brands, but the Danish toy company still trails Apple by a longshot for the …

Watch Michelle Obama And Big Bird Slow Dance In Hilarious Billy On The Street Video

While President Barack Obama’s appearance on <i>Between Two Ferns</i> was arguably one of the coolest pop culture moments for a White House resident, I do …

Limberlost Offers a New Class of Bikepacking Adventures

The Portland-based company will run the first supported tour of the Oregon Outback bike route<p>Anyone who’s bike toured extensively knows the hardest part often isn’t the cycling—it’s the long stretches of riding without services, the monotony of PB&J sandwiches for weeks on end, or the isolation of …

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a LEGO Model Designer

How would you like to play with LEGO all day? To children and adults alike, a pile of LEGO offers such possibilities—whole worlds and inhabitants in …

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 …