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Tropical Rum Peach Frozen Blended Cocktail frozen peach cocktails part two

See? I told you more ways were coming to use up all of your last summer peaches!So this weekend would mark the last weekend before Fall official …

Articles about historic beijing structure gets modern makeover on Dwell.com - Dwell

Chinese firm ARCHSTUDIO transforms a Qing Dynasty-era structure into a tea house that blends new and old.<p>Modern maker Jeran McConnel believes that simplicity is key in creating small spaces that carry big impact; her bathroom...<p>From Rec Room to Tech...<p>Tour a renovated, 19th-century townhouse with …

Articles about modern wood pavilion joins 19th century home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.<p>We've selected 25 great photos of modern homes with exposed beams.<p>The Dwell home tours in Los Angeles are an annual highlight and due to popular request, we've brought them to New York for …

The best spots for incredible views in 15 cities around the world

Iconic buildings such as New York City's Empire State Building and Paris' Eiffel Tower attract long lines of tourists and often have high prices.<p>Most big cities though have other options for breathtaking skyline views.<p>From Taipei to Toronto, we've rounded up 15 lesser-known places where you can …

Apply to live in Manhattan's first micro apartments for as low as $950 a month

1/9<p>My Micro NY apartments<p>It looks like former mayor Mike Bloomberg's legacy is still going strong within the NYC rental market. His much-anticipated, …

Apartments

This is the biggest mistake tourists make when visiting Rome

Our first stop was in the historical city of Rome.<p>I'm not much into touristy things, but I knew I had to see the Colosseum and the Vatican. Luckily, a friend who spent a summer in Rome gave me a crucial piece of advice about visiting these two hot spots: <b>Buy tickets in advance online.</b><p>The lines to …

Articles about japanese home among trees uses bookshelves and glass walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young...<p>A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, …

Nextbit's Robin is an Android phone that never runs out of storage

Can sharp design and free cloud storage help the Robin stand out?<p>No matter what smartphone you have, all of them work within some concrete limitations. The battery can only last so long, the screen can only be so big, and the internal storage can only hold so much data. Some phones let you use …

11 Bridges With Unbelievable Waterfall Views

<i>By Nick Mafi forArchitectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photo: Imagebroker/Alamy</i><p>Waterfalls are among nature's most spectacular sights. Architectural Digest rounds up 11 bridges across the globe that bring us closer to the action. Above, a footbridge snakes toward Iguazu Falls, on the border of Brazil and</i> …

Articles about 7 homes make great use concrete on Dwell.com - Dwell

U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not...<p>Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in rural Belgium, a resident and her designer embark on a sensitive renovation...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal …

Pope Francis says all priests can forgive women who've had abortions

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis shook up the Catholic world -- again -- on Tuesday by announcing that priests around the world will be authorized to forgive the "sin of abortion" when the church begins a "Year of Mercy" this December.<p>"The forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented," the Pope …

Hotel Absurd: When Your Resort Fee Costs More Than Your Room

I'm sitting in one of Las Vegas' only NON-Resorts. A very simple, and very old, one star property adjacent to an expansive parking lot in what can only be described as an exceedingly expensive piece of Las Vegas earth with a terrifically inexpensive property sitting on top of it.<p>The story of how I …

This couple quit their advertising jobs to travel the world — and now they scrub toilets for food

Dropping everything to travel the world may sound like a far-off dream to some, but not for Stevo Dirnberger and Chanel Cartell.<p>The couple run the blog How Far From Home, where they hold up signs that read how far they are in kilometers from their home in Cape Town, South Africa. They quit their …

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EnChroma Color Blindness Glasses

As as dude named Ethan demonstrates in the above video, seeing colors for the first time ever is an experience a lot like seeing them for the first …

Tannus - Bike Tires That Never Go Flat

Why will you never get a flat if you put Tannus tires on your bike? Because Tannus tires don't got no air inside. Move over, Spandex. You've had a …

Car Plug-In Air Purifier

One round of Taco Bell and my girlfriend won't set ass in my car for a week. The scent of Cheesy Double Beef Burrito lingers, the scent of Soft Taco …

Twenty Digital Audio Bluetooth Amplifier

Twenty is a digital amplifier. Volume goes up, sonic integrity remains unchanged. No need to purchase high-tech Bluetooth speakers or upgrade your …

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Frustration mounts as talks between the rival Koreas drag on

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korea's president on Monday vowed a hard line and signaled Seoul's mounting frustration as marathon negotiations …

19 of the world's coolest playgrounds designed by top architects

In countries around the world, architects are becoming increasingly innovative to create environments where children can explore their imaginations.<p>Today, playgrounds can float entirely on the ocean, or take the shape of an enormous, colorful crocodile.<p>Keep scrolling to see some of the best …

India is now home to the world’s first airport that runs entirely on solar power

If you thought that globetrotting solar-powered airplane was impressive, wait until you see the solar airport that India just finished building. …

Renewable Energy

Breathe responsibly: The vaporized cocktail bar - CNN Style

Written by <b>Sheena McKenzie,</b> for CNN<p>It creeps up on you slowly; that dry, back of the throat, fruity flavor. Within minutes you start to feel the warm sensation of liquor relaxing every limb -- except in this case, you haven't even had a drink.<p>"It's ingested through the lungs and eyeballs," explains …

7 solar-powered buildings that produce more energy than they use

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>As the cost of solar energy falls, more and more buildings are being outfitted with photovoltaic systems -- and some even generate more electricity than they use. Structures like that are called "energy positive" and it's a pretty impressive feat. If your home or business can produce …

Clean Energy

Opinion: ‘Good news’ about living in peace on a dying planet

Yes, our home planet is dying. Good news? You bet. The Guardian headline: “Warming of oceans due to climate change is unstoppable.” Yes, unstoppable. …