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The Surprising Things Kids Really Remember After a Vacation

Last summer's travels with my son was part social experiment, part field research on how sustainability is viewed through the eyes of a nine-year-old child. What I didn't expect along the way was for me to gain a much better understanding of what he values most from these travel experiences, namely …

The 40 Preppiest Nicknames Ever

From the editors of TownandCountryMag.com, even if you weren't born with a preppy name, you can always adopt one of these nicknames.<p><b>For the girls:</b><p>BettinaBitsyBunnyCeceChaseyDedeEllieGigiHillyIzzyLivLuluMimiMissyMuffyPeachyPippaPollyPosieSissyTibbyTopsy<p><b>For the …

How to make Coconut Butter

People seem to be still be going crazy for coconut butter. For good reason though. It’s delicious and healthy but also comes with a hefty price tag. …

Fracking workers exposed to dangerous amounts of benzene, study says

Some workers at oil and gas sites where fracking occurs are routinely exposed to high levels of benzene, a colorless gas that can cause cancer, according to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.<p>The agency, which is part of the<p>Centers for Disease Control and …

Oil & Gas Industry

Disappearing lives: the world's threatened tribes – in pictures

Photographer Jimmy Nelson spent nearly three years visiting 31 remote and unique tribes and cultures around the world, witnessing their rituals and capturing their traditional dresses, jewellery, weapons and symbols in a series of beautiful portraits. His book, Before They Pass Away, is published …

Light and Dark Apartment Design Inspiration

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>The marble half wall, where an LCD television is mounted, creates a comfortable office nook that is separate from the living area, but not …

British traveller 24, spends £125,000 and five years visiting every country on earth

• <b>James Asquith, 24, spent a whopping £125,000 visiting 196 countries</b>• <b><br>Started his journey in 2008 and travelled during university holiday time</b>• <b><br>Mr Asquith</b> …

Africa

Banksy: Why A Million-Dollar Artist's Work Sold For $60

Branding is everything. It can make or break your business.<p>Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need vs. want, the majority of purchases fall in the “wants” category. Those desires are influenced …

Unique Natural Sculptures Blend Layers of Stone with Glass

Tokyo-born artist Ramon Todo creates unexpected sculptures by drawing upon basic, solid materials found in nature. To create each piece, he first locates stones and bricks discovered on personal walks through various landscapes. He then removes segments of the stone, which symbolize the history of …

Art

Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's coolest …

Read Netflix’s Fantastic Customer Service Response To One User’s Complaint

I feel a little uneasy praising the customer service department of a multi-million dollar company for doing exactly what they’re supposed to — help people. But as anyone who’s ever spent three hours trying to get in touch with Time Warner knows, it’s rare to be treated like a human when you have a …

Forget Dorm Posters, Now You Can 3D-Print Your Favorite Iconic Paintings

The days of cheap dorm posters are long gone, dear friends. Now if you want to hang your favorite classic painting in your personal quarters you can get painfully close -- and without spending a few hundred million to get the job done.<p>Dutch researcher and art enthusiast Tim Zaman has developed a 3D …

Grasshopper 325m Test | Single Camera (Hexacopter)

The Energy Fix: Reinventing The Solar Array

Reinventing the array could usher in a new age for solar.<p>The solar market has been on fire. In the U.S., it's grown by 600 percent over the past five years, culminating in 3,313 installed megawatts in 2012. This past March, seven solar projects added the only new utility power of any kind to the …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Crunchy Coconut Chicken Fingers with Peach Honey Mustard

Crunchy Coconut Chicken Fingers with Peach Honey Mustard.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 19, 2013 100<p>I have one favorite thing about this chicken.<p>And it’s that I …

Heath Ledger's Creepy Joker Diary Revealed

A German documentary reveals the diary that the actor used to create the Oscar-winning character of The Joker in The Dark Knight.<p>In a 2007 interview with <i>Empire</i>, Heath Ledger described how he prepared to play the iconic character and mentioned a diary that he used in the process:

Comic Books

3D printing with the mind: objects from thought by reading small electrical impulses detectable in the brain, thinker thing has just created the first ever 3D printed object whose design was directed from thought alone. more details: http://www.designboom.com/technology/3d-printing-with-the-mind-objects-from-thought-by-thinkerthing/

3 Detoxing Mocktail Recipes From Fig & Olive

Fig & Olive Melrose Place—a French Riviera-inspired restaurant in West Hollywood—has just debuted these yummy new spa-inspired mocktails, which are perfect refreshments for those summer days when you don't feel like going the alcohol-infused cocktail route.<p>And what's especially cool about these …

A Moody Lamp Evokes Sun Breaking Through Clouds

Watching the sun emerge through gloomy clouds lifts the spirits. Mathieu Lehanneur has created a way to bring that mood-brightening allure into the comfort of your home.<p>Cloudy, his line of blown-glass fixtures, take advantage of the translucent properties of their material as they ease from milky …

13 Gray Bedrooms You'll Want to Steal for Your Own Home

Meet the it-neutral of the season.<p>From silvery shades to cooler blue tones, this hue is a go-to color for designers. And since it also has a calming effect, it's the ideal hue for a serene sleeping space. Take a look at these gorgeous bedrooms and feel free to copy.

Homemade BBQ Sweet Potato Chips

Homemade BBQ Sweet Potato Chips.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 24, 2013 87<p>Today I’m solving all problems with chips.<p>Don’t they say that foods that crunch relieve …

230 Summer Recipes

Home > Recipe Roundups > 230 Summer Recipes<p>May 27, 2013 // 19 <i>Comments »</i><p>Happy unofficial first day of summer! Although the calendar states that the …

Taco-Rubbed Burgers with Avocado and Crushed Tortilla Chips

Taco-Rubbed Burgers with Avocado and Crushed Tortilla Chips.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 23, 2013 66<p>I’m having a bit of a… burger issue.<p>I know, I know. Old news. …

Lumigrids While Cycling

Lumigrids is an LED projector for bicycles that hopes to improve safety during night riding. It projects square grids onto the ground and by …

First 'unmanned' flight over British airspace

The first unmanned flight over British airspace has been successfully completed.<p>Aerospace company BAE Systems flew a Jetstream 31 – dubbed the "flying test bed" – from Warton in Lancashire to Inverness in Scotland.<p>Strictly speaking, the flight was not an unmanned one, in that two pilots were in the …

UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger

Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report.<p>The report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution.<p>It notes than over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with …

Insects