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The world's top 10 road trips

<b>(CNN) —</b> It doesn't matter whether you're sitting amid the high whine of an old Mini Cooper or feeling the swirl of acceleration from the bucket seat of a Bentley Bentayga V12, the open road is one of life's great levelers.<p>Fresh air, great scenery and a wide open road are the Holy Trinity of freedom …

Coastlines

10 Habits That Change Boys Into Men | Inc.com

The demise of our culture will result from the demise of its men if something isn't changed quickly. Far too many men remain directionless, devastated and scared children.<p>Male suicide rates have increased to three to four times higher than the female suicide rate. Men are twice as likely as women …

Self-improvement

10 Crucial Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent When Selling Your Home

If you're looking to sell your home, you'll want to hire an amazing listing agent to help—and there are certain questions to ask a real estate agent …

Real Estate

There's A Huge Problem With Kids' Toys That No One's Talking About

Think about this next time you're in Toys R Us.<p><i>This story is part of a series on ocean plastics.</i><p>There’s nothing quite like seeing the look of sheer joy on a child’s face after handing him a brand new, shiny gift. That is, until you consider just how damaging an effect said present will have on the …

Books for Teaching Coding to Kids

Coding is no longer consider geeky and uncool. In fact, more and more adults and kids are learning to code, either as a hobby or as the start of a …

Beautiful bathrooms to give you ideas!

Your bathroom isn't just a practical space, it can be an astoundingly beautiful one too, if you have the right inspiration to guide you, which is …

Hydroponic Gardening: How to Easily Grow Plants In Water

We've finally found a solution for people who love houseplants, but don't love when their feline roommates treat the fiddle leaf fig like their own …

Plants

NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one. A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.<p>NASA hardly seems like the organization that would …

10 Houseplants for a fresher breath of air at home

With the amount of pollution witnessed through release of harmful pollutants from automobiles, factories, etc., some people are wanting to spend most …

50 Excellent Modern Design Ideas For Living Room

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Interior Design

The 50 Children's Books That Should Be in Every Family Library

The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).<p>The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).

A Sound Installation Makes it Rain Without Water

No soggy clothes, just the soothing pitter-patter of rain hitting the top of your umbrella.<p>Artist, designer, and techno musician Kouichi Okamoto is exhibiting his latest work of sound art, an installation called <i>Re-Rain</i>, at the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art in Shizuoka City, Japan.<p><i>Re-rain</i> …

How One Lifestyle Blogger Created A Dreamy Teepee Bed For Her Son

After realizing the bed she wanted was way out of her budget, Sarah of Hello Bowsers got to work crafting the perfect DIY version.<p>When she stumbled across a tent-style toddler bed complete with its own trundle, Sarah, the blogger behind Hello Bowsers, knew it was perfect for her son.<p>Sure her baby …

A new kind of kindergarten design encourages kids to be their silly selves.

What does a school do with 5- and 6-year-old kids?<p>The old answer was coax them into little chairs — at least until “creative time" — keep 'em …

Kids

Why I Spent One Week And Thousands Of Dollars To Attend Startup Grind 2015

I am typing this from the second floor of the historic Fox Theater in Redwood City, California, where I’m attending Startup Grind 2015. <i>[Full disclosure: I am an unpaid volunteer co-director of</i> <i>the Hong Kong chapter of Startup Grind</i><i>.]</i> I doubled down on the “unpaid” part by flying to the Bay Area from …

Startups