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Rescuing a Historic Homestead, Two Artists Create a Rural German Retreat

An artist couple from Amsterdam convert a neglected farm in rural Germany into a sustainable and modern vacation village.<p>When Marieken Verheyen and Martin Hansen found a dilapidated vicarage in the state of Brandenburg, Germany, after three years of searching for the right property, their friends …

Architecture

12 New and Noteworthy SF Bay Area Fried Chicken Sandwiches

The island paradise with a magic bell

The Pope decreed that anyone who rings it three times and believes in God will have their wish granted.<p>Last month’s top-rated #FridayFeature is from Canadian-based photographer Jeff Bartlett, who perfectly captured the pristine beauty of Lake Bled in northwestern Slovenia. The photo features …

European Travel

The secret to skiing in Switzerland on a budget

Switzerland and "cheap" are rarely used in the same sentence. The picturesque Alpine country is the cradle of winter sports tourism, but it's also one of the world's most expensive holiday destinations. Topping <i>The Economist'</i>s global Big Mac Index (CHF 6.50 or just over £5 for a Big Mac with no …

How to plan and book the best summer holiday in Croatia

Croatia summer holidays guide<p>Planning a holiday to Croatia? Read our guide to the best regions, with expert advice on Istria, the Dalmatian Coast, the cities Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Zagreb, the islands, including Hvar, and the national parks.<p>Croatia was all but forgotten for almost a decade …

European Travel

Meet the Caribbean's Next Hot Spot: Fort-de-France, Martinique

With its first hotel in 15 years, new nonstop flights, and a surge in excellent restaurants, Martinique's capital, Fort-de-France, is about to become …

13 classic video games you can play right now in your web browser

Archive.org is an incredible resource that has saved countless pieces of media from being lost to time. Essentially a library of the old internet, the website has made wide collections of art, movies, and music available to anyone with access to a computer and internet connection.<p>Last year, over …

Retrogaming

5 Words Millionaires Understand Better Than Others

If there is one thing that all millionaires today have in common, it is that they know how to be successful. While their success may come from different places, and they may have earned their money in different ways, this is one thing that all millionaires today share.<p>Being an entrepreneur that has …

55 Bean Recipes You'll Be Making All Year Long

Cooking

20 Quick Meat Recipes Because You Need Some Food, Stat

Cooking

Woodland Cabin

Set beside a lake in rural Belgium, the Woodland Cabin is a small, inexpensive getaway. Self-built on a budget under $40,000, it measures 35 square …

Slow-Roasted, Twice-Fried Porterhouse Steak

We wouldn’t tell you to score, season, chill, freeze, fry, slow roast, baste, and refry a steak if it wasn’t worth it. Really: It’s worth it. Learn more here and watch the video here.<p>Ingredients<p>1 2-inch-thick bone-in porterhouse steak (about 3 pounds)<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon light brown …

BBQ

Border Patrol Violence Must Stop

<i>Border Patrol officers man a checkpoint in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.</i><p>Two days before graduating from the State University of New York-Canton with a degree in law enforcement leadership, 21-year-old Jessica Cooke was stopped in her car by Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint on NY Route 37 along …

Field of destiny: Waterloo battlefield, Belgium

It’s been two centuries since the climactic Battle of Waterloo, when the army of the French emperor Napoleon faced off against a coalition of British, Dutch and German forces in countryside outside Brussels. The site of this pivotal event in European history still draws visitors, and there’s plenty …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

PHOTOS: Where to Go in 2015

Here are the 10 best budget destinations for 2015! From high style and world-class shopping to jaw-dropping scenery and unrivaled art, culture, and …

Travel Deals

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

10 Cheap Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

Little details go a long way.<p>1. Update hardware.<p>Hardware can completely change the look of a piece of furniture and it can do the same for your cabinets. Replace drawer and cabinet pulls for an new unique look that instantly updates your entire space.<p>2. Use lighter colors.<p>A light color on the walls …

Ski fitness: how to get fit for the slopes

Always tired half way through your ski or snowboard holiday? The answer is to prepare your body during the weeks leading up to your holiday - it will also improve performance and reduces the chance of injuries and falls.<p>Specific training is important because winter sports use different muscles to …

How to Be Happy. (Really.)

<i>Have you heard the awesome news? A happy life can be yours whenever you’re ready! Whether you love conducting business while relaxing outside in your shorts and flip-flops or spending hours a day posting on Twitter or Facebook, you can create the life you’ve dreamed of.</i><p><i>Let me ask you some</i> …

See Inside Bruce Willis's New $12 Million, 22 Acre Home — You Won't Believe The Views

The action star recently purchased this sprawling estate on one of the highest points in Bedford, New York.<p>Getty/Zillow<p>Bruce Willis is now the owner of 22.32 acres of land in Bedford, New York, after purchasing a five bedroom home, as well as an adjoining piece of land, with sprawling views of the …

Hemingwrite

Typewriters are great for distraction-free writing — but not so great for digital documents. iPads and laptops are great for keeping your work in the …

How Successful People Make The Most Of Their Weekends

Over the course of our lives, we only get a few thousand weekends. The most successful people know better than to squander them by laying around or scrubbing the floors.<p>In her book, "What The Most Successful People Do On The Weekend," time management expert Laura Vanderkam outlines how to make the …

Time Management

Why I Hope to Die at 75

An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly<p>Seventy-five.<p>That’s how long I want to live: 75 years.<p>This preference drives my daughters crazy. It drives my brothers crazy. My loving friends think I am crazy. They think that I can’t …

The Most Expensive Video Games Ever Made

In fact, some video games have ended up costing way more than even the most expensive feature films.<p>Unlike with movies, though, the amount of money it costs to make video games is a closely guarded secret. Most of the costs we see floating around are purely based on analyst estimates.<p>And when …

Red Dead Redemption