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Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

Articles about prefab perfection 5 great homes california finland on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's December/January 2016 issue.<p>When researching the benefits of building with a prefab concrete system, one of the outstanding elements that comes up...<p>Prefabricated homes in New England have never looked so appealing, thanks to these …

Prefab Homes

5 Best West Coast Road Trips

There’s something about warm weather that makes us want to hop in the car and drive into the sunset (preferably in a red convertible). While …

National Parks

The Science of the Perfect Golf Shot

The simple concept of getting a golf ball from tee to green and in the hole can be devilishly frustrating, even for seasoned professionalseven without the unpredictable weather that could face golfers at this week's British Open. Mark F. Smith delve<p>The simple concept of getting a golf ball from tee …

Great tech-spectations: What's next in tech for 2013

The dog days of summer are here, and with them, a certain ennui seems to have washed over the tech world. But as July becomes August, things will begin to kick into high gear.<p>The big dogs of the tech industry -- Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and a host of others -- know that the all-important …

The Hard Luck and Beautiful Life of Liam Neeson

Actor, ass-kicker, widower, philosophizer, big man, funny man, capable drinker of pinot noir: may we introduce to you, the man you've known for all these years<p><i>Originally published in the March issue</i><p><b>Liam Neeson and I</b> last spoke a week before I wrote this sentence. At that time, I asked him what he …

From Airbnb To Warby Parker: 7 Tips From Leading Design Entrepreneurs

In Kern and Burn, two designers compile pearls of wisdom from the biggest players in the field.<p><i>For the modern-era business to succeed, design has to be built in from the ground up. It’s a tall order for designers, who now–more than ever–need to nourish their inner CEO. Graphic designers Jessica</i> …

Prohibition Bakery Reveals Its Secret Boozy-Cupcake Recipes

The Prohibition Era was full of genius, discreet ways of transporting and imbibing alcohol: Any complicated, but beautiful entrance into a New York …

America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest

Day 5 of Documerica Week on In Focus, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. In our final photo essay, we visit the northwestern states of Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, during a heightened energy crisis that left gas pumps empty …

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …

National Parks

The Hidden Power of New York City's Everyday Objects

Can one single object encapsulate the dense knot of energy that is New York City? An exhibition is trying with 62 objects, selected by 62 people who …

STRNG employs all forms of nature in these exquisite collages 

3D Printing and Painting - Together At Last

Why 3D printing is set to explode in 2014

<b>Brook Drum, the founder and CEO of Printrbot.</b><p>Patents have been holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize …

10 Awesome and Inappropriate Books for Kids

Curious Pages is a blog that scans and posts strange and wonderful children’s books that time forgot. Browsing through its archive, we were reminded …

Exploring Book Forms

"What is a book?" That question is at the heart of my new book, <i>Book Play</i> ($19.95, Lark Crafts).<p>The answer, well, that depends on who you ask--especially in this digital age! My definition of a book is rooted in my childhood. I was a slow reader and books were often the last choice in a list of …

Sylvia Plath Reads Her Moving Poem “Tulips”: A Rare 1961 BBC Recording

<b>Sylvia Plath</b> — beloved poet, little-known but masterful artist, lover of the world, repressed “addict of experience”, steamy romancer, editorial party girl, bed classifier — endures as one of the most influential yet poorly understood figures in literary history.<p>In 1957, Plath approached the BBC, …

Favourite things

On Monday of last week, the girls and I were in a used-book store. Devyn slumped in a comfortable leather chair because she was tired; Molly walked …

Daily Rituals: A Guided Tour of Writers’ and Artists’ Creative Habits

<i>“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone,”</i> the William James’s famous words on habit echo. <i>“Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar.”</i><p>Given this omnibus of the daily routines of famous writers was not only one of my favorite articles to …

John Updike’s Advice to Young Writers: ‘Reserve an Hour a Day’

John Updike once said of his task as a writer, "My only duty was to describe reality as it had come to me -- to give the mundane its beautiful due." …

Modern Art Cookbook: Would You Like A Little Monet With That Roast Chicken? (PHOTOS)

From the delicate brushstrokes of Henri Matisse to the venerable pop art creations of Claes Oldenburg, we've noticed one unlikely theme that emerges in almost every art movement: food. Whether its a still-life, a banquet scene or a deconstructed homage to a piece of raw meat, there seems to be …

There Will Always Be a Place for Great Bookstores

The business of publishing and selling books will continue its radical change. But some things are eternal.<p>The University of Denver's Publishing Institute, founded in 1976, is a leading program for recent graduates and some "career changers" intending to join the book industry. For four summer …

Which kind of book lover are you? (infographic)

Updated on Nov 20, 2014<p>1,200<p>Laura E. Kelly is a digital consultant helping authors establish and maintain their digital presence.<p>In her fun-to-read …

Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter: 14 Fun Facts About the Savvy Sheepkeeper

Famous puddle-duck painter Beatrix Potter wrote her way to wealth when women just didn't, but <i>The Tale of Peter Rabbit</i> author was no suffragette. She felt voting should be left to men. Nor was she always a great businesswoman. She paid the owner of Hill Top Farm twice the price he'd paid a month …