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Skip the Crowds: Romantic Getaways You've Never Heard Of

Gifts for the Graduate

Tip your hat to your favorite graduate with a little gift (or a little cash) in a mini mortarboard box. To make, start with a small, round balsa-wood box, then cut a 4 1/2-inch square piece of card stock in a matching color. Punch a hole in the middle of the card stock with an awl, pull a tassel …

BBC documentary goes behind the scenes at Kew Gardens

New BBC Radio 4 documentary will tell the story behind the Kew Garden's iconic Amazonian water lilies<p>They are one of the main visitor attractions at Kew Gardens each summer, with enormous blooms enchanting visitors from across the globe.<p>Now, a major new Radio 4 documentary series is to tell the …

Clear Waters of Greece

15 Incredible Views Of Cities From Space

It turns out that natural features aren't the only thing that the ESA has seen from space — they've turned their lenses on some of Earth's most iconic cities as well.<p>The ESA has launched some of the most advanced Earth-observation satellites ever, including the Envistat, which circled the Earth …

European Space Agency

8 of the Coolest Bunk Beds We've Ever Seen

Designs kids and adults will love.<p>Who didn't want a bunk bed when they were growing up? Kids will love these designs — and maybe even adults, too!

This Man Lives in a Boeing 727 Hidden in the Oregon Woods

Engineer Bruce Campbell aims to save retired jetliners from becoming scrap metal by reusing them as homes.<p>This might be the ultimate upcycling project: Engineer Bruce Campbell bought a retired Boeing 727 aircraft for $220,000, and turned it into his home.<p>Parked on 10 wooded acres in a suburban area …

Boeing

The 9 Foods You Should Be Eating For Your Skin This Summer

Memorial Day weekend brought barbecues, picnics and beach parties, which means that despite summer's official start on June 21, the season is already underway for many of us. But before you toss back more hot dogs, chips or beer, think about how it might affect how you look and feel -- and no, we …

How to Make a Lily Pond

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Home>How To | More in Ponds<p>How to Make a Lily Pond<p>Use treated lumber and a …

Woodworking

Bust out the grill for grilled ginger salmon, chipotle glaze, more

It's time to break out the grill, and world barbecue champion Melissa Cookston, author of "Smokin' in the Boys' Room" and owner of Memphis Barbecue Company, is ready to help you do just that with two delicious recipes. But first, here are a few quick grill tips from Cookston before getting …

Seafood

5-Ingredient Strawberry Shortcakes Recipe

This strawberry shortcake recipe falls squarely into the maximum-return-for-minimum-investment category. Five ingredients and only five to 10 minutes of actual work for a simple dessert that will be better than most of the stuff you can get at the store.<p>Why It Works<p>Combining our 2-Ingredient …

27 Genius Recipes for the Grill

It's official now: we've hit the season where all we want to do is cook and eat (and swim and cannonball) outside. And—nothing against burgers and steaks—but with the whole hot yawn of summer stretched out ahead, we could use a few more genius ways to work our grills. Here are 27.<p>Because, on your …

11 Healthy Homemade Hiking Snacks

From healthy granola to spiced nuts, here are 11 homemade hiking snacks to bring on your next outdoor excursion.<p><b>Before you take off for the nearest mountain</b>, in search of a rigorous hike in the wilderness, consider this: What are you gonna eat? We're not talking about a gourmet camping meal in the …

Healthy Eating

Root Beer Floatsicles

Root Beer Floatsicles.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 29, 2014 109<p>I have a new favorite word: FLOATSICLE.<p>It just sounds so good. So summery. Like I’m floating in …