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Miranda Lambert's New Bachelorette Pad Is a Slice of Country Heaven

Take a look around the country singer's new 400-acre Tennessee estate.<p>Miranda Lambert said she wanted to live "a life full of everything" following her divorce from Blake Shelton, and things are coming together nicely for the 32-year-old.<p>In the past six months she's performed an unreleased single …

This man built a bedroom 'pod' because San Francisco housing was too expensive

That's why 25-year-old illustrator Peter Berkowitz decided to get a little creative with his living situation, constructing an 8-by-3.5-by-4.5 "bedroom pod" that costs about $500 a month to live in.<p>He originally planned to split a two-bedroom apartment with a friend, but he quickly realized that, …

San Francisco

A Little Collection of Romantic Bedrooms

(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)<p>Whether you're looking to impress your dates or just create a sleeping space with a little scope for the …

Interior Design

How To: Sowden Softbrew™

A simple brew, for the everyday smooth cup<p>In the words of Partner Ellen Terry everyone should be able to make a great tasting cup of coffee. The …

The 20 Greatest Driving Roads in the World

A great road challenges everyday notions. But most of all, it elicits a thrill. These 20 mythic highways inspire us to hit the road.<p>If you're gonna hit the road, hit some of the best roads on Earth.


Pets to receive spa treatments at Gensler-designed JFK animal airport terminal

Gensler has designed a terminal for animals that will contain a "pet resort" offering lodging and spa services at New York's JFK airport (+ …


11 must-see San Francisco destinations that most people don't know about

In case you've been considering a sojourn to California, we've picked out some hidden gems of San Francisco.<p>Even if you don't make trip to the West Coast, you can live vicariously by scoping each destination on Maps.

Google Maps

A Look Into The Claims That Walt Disney Was Anti-Semitic

Walt Disney built a billion-dollar company by acting like everyone’s grandpa. And, just like your grandpa, he was reportedly intolerant against people who weren’t exactly like him.<p>In the 1940s, Disney aligned himself with the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, a long …

Walt Disney Company

13 Refreshing No-Bake Desserts to Beat the Heat

In the midst of a summer heat wave, the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven to bake. But a sweet tooth knows no season, and all those picnics and barbecues you're bound to attend this summer call for shareable treats. If you're looking for something that goes beyond a melty tub of Breyer's, …

11 Savory and Sweet Breakfast for Dinner Ideas

Breakfast for dinner will always have a special place in our hearts. From a coffee cocktail to cheesy eggs, this is our dream menu.<p><b>Sometimes, all we really want for dinner is…breakfast.</b> Here's our dream Breakfast-for-Dinner menu, from a spiked coffee cocktail to the perfect scrambled eggs.


Earth has entered sixth mass extinction, warn scientists

Humans are responsible for so many species dying out that we are now in a sixth mass extinction, Stanford University has warned<p>Earth has entered its sixth mass extinction with animals now dying out at 100 times the normal rate, scientists have warned.<p>Humans have created a toxic mix of habitat loss, …


Listen To How Much More Soothing The NYC Subway Could Sound

Noise pollution is all around us. LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy wants to transform turnstiles into instruments.<p>“Every time you swipe your MetroCard, the turnstile emits a flat, unpleasant ‘beep’. Each turnstile emits its own beep, all of which are slightly out of tune with one another, creating a …

New York City

San Francisco is going crazy for this artisanal toast, so I forked over $4 to try it ...

The Mill, a café and bakery near the Alamo Square neighborhood of San Francisco, sells slices of toast that make the soft slices of Wonder Bread from your childhood look like water crackers.<p>The Mill's inch-and-a-half-thick slabs of doughy goodness are toasted on high and served with locally sourced …


21 Vinaigrette Recipes That Your Salads Need

A well-made vinaigrette is a thing of beauty. Here are some recipes to try with your salads, from traditional to creative.<p><b>Bracing, bright, acidic, and emulsified</b>: We love a good vinaigrette. Here are 21 of 'em, for all your salad-type needs.


The Aria Lets You Control Your Smart Watch Without Touching It

After nearly a month of time with the Apple Watch, there’s been a few moments that drew attention to the downside to having a computer strapped to one’s wrist. Brushing one’s teeth, eating, and even holding your significant other’s hand on a walk all preclude accessing your wrist with your other …


50 Sandwiches You Should Eat Before You Die

<i>By: Andy Kryza and Kevin Alexander</i><p>No matter what that bloke Earl tells you, sandwiches are the quintessential American food: meat, cheese, bread, and moxie are what this country was founded on. That's why it's your duty -- nay, your destiny -- to eat as many different varieties of your birthright …


To Apple Watch or Not to Apple Watch

You can get with this or you can get with that.<p>The highly anticipated Apple Watch is finally available online, but I can't help but think of all the <i>other</i> watches on the market that are being overshadowed today. Call me traditional, but maybe I'm not ready for it. It took me years to fall for the …

Meet Wassail, New York City’s First Cider Bar

The Lower East Side gets its first cider-focused bar this week. Here’s the story behind Wassail.<p>It's hard not to get swept up in the excitement of <b>America's growing cider resurgence</b>. Unlike beer, wine, spirits or even cocktails, hard cider is a fresh new beverage frontier for many Americans to …


Antonio Santn's Oil Paintings of Tapestries Create Mind-Bending Illusions of Depth

Artist Antonio Santn uses oil paintings to create intriguing illusions of decadent, rippling textiles. The Spain-based artist paints intricate patterns on his circular canvases, offering mind-bending distortions that give depth to flat surfaces. He creates this realistic sense of depth by …


Is This the Best Use of Neutrals, Ever?

The soothing power of simplicity.<p>This modern and relaxing beach house decorated by Rob Southern reveals the soothing power of simplicity.

35 Insanely Easy Desserts Made With 5 Ingredients Or Less

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10 Essentials for Your First Non-Dorm Home

Bye, shower caddy! Hello, grown-up furniture.<p>No white board, no extra-long sheets and no mini-fridge: These decorating essentials (recommended by the pros!) are all you need to create an adult living space that still feels young and vibrant.

Interior Design

25-pic local wildlife photo gallery . . . Best Bay Area wildlife sightings

The best time of the year for wildlife watching in the Bay Area is often now — early spring, when the hills are fresh with grass, wildflowers, budding trees, with lots of pools, ponds and creeks recharged by rain. That adds up to plenty of food, water and cover, the habitat wildlife needs to …


Light & Shape.

So, What the Heck is a Probiotic?

As a Registered Dietitian, I keep a pretty close watch on nutrition and supplement trends. A recent hot topic – and something you’ve likely seen popping up all over grocery stores and online -- is probiotics. But what the heck are probiotics, anyway? And why should you care about them?<p>Well, I’ll …


The Best Movies & TV to Watch on Netflix in February

It's a new month, and that means a new batch of movies just hit our favorite streaming site. Peruse the best, plus, see the 9 best fashion documentaries on Netflix.<p><b>1) King Arthur (2004)</b><p>The classic legend comes to life, this time taking place during the Roman Empire rather than Medieval times.<p><b>2)</b> …