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Spotlight: Anthropologist and Professor Wayne Van Horne

<b>My name is</b> Wayne Van Horne, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology at Kennesaw State University, and <b>my medium is</b> anthropology.<p><b>My love of</b> trying to understand everything about human behavior—what makes us tick, why we do the things we do, why people act so differently in cultures all around the …

Summer Luxury in Italy

Summer in Italia is as close as mortals get... to heaven. Sun-bathed piazzas, colorful, aromatic farmers markets, sensual people throbbing to different music 24 hours a day. If Alaska is the land of the Midnight Sun, Italia is the terra of the Midnight Fun.<p>Italians are different than Americans, …

Perfect Salmon

It never fails. If I ask my kids what they want for dinner, given anything, they almost always ask for salmon. I love it when they do because it's so healthy, so easy, and so delicious! I've found a way to make it that makes everyone happy, and it's totally quick.<p>1. The first key is to start with …

Food

Most Extreme Food Cities List By GrubHub Ranks America's Most Hyperbolic Menu Descriptions

When it's time to order takeout, do you go "giant," or just go home? Is "blazin'" your preferred spice profile? Do you start to salivate when a menu item includes the word "monster?"<p>If you like your food on the wildly descriptive side, it's time to move to the Midwest, which is home to half of the …

20 Cheap Eats Under $10 Around the U.S.

Four Simple Ways to Fold Your Sheets Picture Perfectly

If your linen closet is looking sad and messy, maybe it’s time to update your sheet-folding skills. According to The Complete Guide to Imperfect …

Strange Creature Sighted in China's Highest Tianchi Lake +Photo

Workers at a volcano monitoring station near Tianchi Lake have recently reported sighting a strange creature in the large crater lake, located at the …

Loch Ness

Articles about 7 clever loft spaces small places on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.<p>A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>In …

Small Spaces

Articles about wood works on Dwell.com - Dwell

The efficiency and aesthetics of prefab proved appealing to the owner of this Dwell Home, built on a rugged island off Canada’s...<p>Chronicling the eponymous exhibition from earlier this year at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London,...<p>Designing a house for this setting was a …

Prefab Homes

Use Books as Art with These Bookcase Décor Ideas

Bookcases don’t have to be shunned to the side of the wall with all your tattered books on display. They can become part of the décor in a big way, …

Books

Braving the 'Iron Ways': a beginner's guide to climbing Italy's Vie Ferrate

With their sculpted peaks, pinnacles and towers of rock, Italy’s eastern Dolomites are the most beautiful corner of the Alps. The architect Le Corbusier called the rocky amphitheatre ‘the most beautiful architecture in the world’, Unesco granted them world heritage status in 2009, and ever since …

Meet Sony’s new phablet: an unwieldy slab with a beautiful screen | Financial Times

By Dan Thomas, telecoms correspondent<p>Sony will bolster its mobile range with a large screen “phablet” phone that is sized neatly between the high end …

How traveling Italy by train captures the country in all its complications

In a new book, Tim Parks says that to get under the skin of Italy, you must board a train. Whether an ultra fast service to Palermo or a time-warp …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

Minnesota and Iowa compete for midwest gay marriage tourism crown

During four years as the only Midwestern state to offer same-sex marriage, Iowa has seen thousands of couples travel to the heartland for wedding …

mistakes, mishaps and embarrassment on the road

At Lonely Planet, we know travel – but that doesn’t mean we always get it right. We asked Lonely Planet staff and authors about mistakes they’ve made on the road, and they shared embarrassing encounters, transport disasters and some highly regrettable kebabs. Here are some of Lonely Planet’s best …

17 Big-Batch Cocktails To Whip Up At Your Next Outdoor Party

Ooh, guys. It’s summer, our favorite season, one that encourages throwing parties outside, grilling food over fire and devising new tactics to hold onto sweaty cocktail glasses. We know you’ve felt the mercury rise over the last few days, and we’re here to offer some new inspirations for summer …

Recipe Of The Day: Cuban Coffee

If we had to pick just one thing that Cubans do well -- aside from the sweet plantains, maduros -- it would definitely be their coffee. Cuban coffee is for the serious caffeine enthusiasts.<p>Cubans drink their coffee strong; they drink it fast; and they drink it often. And if made right, Cuban coffee …

10 Great Pool Houses from Members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory

Now that it’s finally summer, we’re ready to break out the SPF 85 and brave the sun. Here are 12 of our favorite pool houses from the Remodelista …

Alphecca, the jewel in the Northern Crown

Alphecca. Gemma. Alpha Coronae Borealis or simply Alpha Cor Bor. They’re all names for one star – the brightest star in the constellation Northern …

Astronomy

The man who kept the Lakota language alive

The Native American teacher and author Albert White Hat died recently. He was a member of the Rosebud Sioux tribe who dedicated himself to preserving …

We have always been modern, and it has often scared us

The idea that our world and even our minds are being made radically different by new technologies, above all the internet and social media, is …