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What Your Sleeping Position Says About Your Relationship

Snuggle smart, folks.<p>When it comes to you and your partner, there are plenty of factors that define your relationship — the way you communicate, the way you handle conflict, the way you touch. And now, you can add the way you sleep to that list.<p>According to findings released by U.K. group The Sleep …

19 Stunning Photos of National Parks in the Fall

Warning: These photos will inspire your next road trip.<p>There's no better place to witness the turning of the seasons than in our country's beautiful national parks. These bucolic spaces (and one parkway!) may inspire you to grab your family, pack up the car, and take advantage all that autumn has …

National Parks

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

Housing

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar<p>By September 22, 2015<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my …

Quora

This Is Why Morning People Are More Likely To Be Successful (Backed By Science)

<i>You forgot to set your wake-up alarm. As you slowly come to consciousness, you begin to panic as you realize that you’re going to be extremely late</i> …

Ohio State University

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Landscaping

7 Back-to-School Breakfasts to Boost Brain Power

You might not be able to help out with that calculus problem, but you can help boost your kid’s brainpower. These delicious breakfasts are packed …

19 Fun Ways To Decorate Your Porch This Fall

For when a store-bought wreath just won't cut it.<p>Summer flowers aren't going to be in bloom much longer, so it's time to think about how to revamp your porch for fall. But before you place a carved pumpkin your stoop and call it a day, we've got a few ideas for how you can up your outdoor decor …

Decorations

Fall Movie Preview 2015: Biopics, Bond and ‘The Force Awakens’

‘Black Mass’ (September 8th)<p>Johnny Depp kicks off the fall season on a high with a scary tour de force as Whitey Bulger, the Boston gangster …

14 Sneaky Mistakes That Can Decrease Your Home's Value

Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.<p>Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.

Home Improvement

The Most Luxurious Vacation Homes Around the Globe

Live like a rock star (if only for a long weekend) in these impressive rentals.<p>Live like a rock star (if only for a long weekend) in these impressive rentals.

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Holiday guide to Alsace, France, including Strasbourg

Photograph: Alamy<p>La Maison des Tanneurs.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/4/1441366613105/8da8c102-c396-4a70-b3f6-df92210ceafc-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>La Maison des …

20 Places All Americans Should See Before They Die

Consider this your checklist for some of the U.S.'s most epic sites.<p>Consider this your checklist for some of the U.S.'s most epic sites.

National Parks

The Forgotten Stepwells Of Urban India

All across India, elaborate subterranean temples are hidden in plain site. Constructed between the 2nd century and 4th century AD, these massive and ornate stepwells were built both for spiritual bathing and as a way to access water tables during monsoon season and drought seasons. Today, tourists …

A Tiny Home So Brilliant the Owners Are Now Selling Replicas

Which is good news for us, because the sleek styling in this small house is everything.<p>Armed with 14 years of carpentry experience and a keen interest in the "Tiny House Movement" (as those in the know call it these days), James Stoltzfus set out to build his own compact home in his free time last …

Ambedkar in the times of Hardik Patel

In a very perceptive essay written 50 years ago, the cerebral socialist politician Ram Manohar Lohia identified three main strategies to end caste …

Grandparent Power: Bonds With Seniors Help Stabilize Teens

Study surveyed more than 1,400 adolescents<p>Teens who form close, loving relationships with a grandparent are more likely to have fewer behavioral and emotional problems than less-attached teens, says a study published online in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.<p>The benefits to the teens were …

Teens

How Not to Sit on Sitting

In many ways, reducing sitting involves reconsidering and reconfiguring many of the things that you are doing in your life.<p>By now, you may have heard of the saying "sitting is the new smoking." Of course, this can never be exactly correct. You can't be harmed by secondhand sitting or get discolored …

Sitting

Why Playing Tag Is as Important to Your Kid's Future as Reading

Dr. J. Alison Bryant is a former senior research director at Nickelodeon and MTV who now heads up PlayScience, which helps everyone from Disney to …

The Striking Places Ernest Hemingway Called "Home"

In honor of his 116th birthday, we're raising a daiquiri to our favorite Papa.<p>If there was such a thing as the Mount Rushmore of American literature, Ernest Hemingway would be part of it. (Or, at the very least, we'd argue strongly for his inclusion.) Hemingway was akin to a rock star during his …

19 Secrets Hotel Staffers Wish You Knew

Hospitality

From fork to fork: five cooks and their kitchen gardens

Some chefs can’t wait to escape the restaurant so they can retreat into their backyard, their rooftop, even their front steps, and surround themselves with … food!<p>Head chef, the Ledbury, London. Grows in the garden of his home in East Sheen<p>My only frustration is when I don’t have enough time and …

Revolution

25 Japanese Gardens All Nature Lovers Need to Visit ASAP

Manicured landscapes, wildflower fields, and Zen rock gardens define these historic retreats.<p>Each Japanese garden has its own fascinating history — some of the beautiful scenes here go back as far as the 17th century, while others were originally commissioned for wealthy actors and businessmen but …

Chai

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

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In the kitchen with India’s disappearing recipes

To most people, Indian food means buttery <i>naans</i> from Punjab, south Indian <i>dosas</i> or Bengali fish curries. But there is a whole world of foods from the country’s past that is now less ubiquitous but no less delicious than these more common dishes.<p>Over the years, the Indian diet has undergone a …

15 of the Craziest-Looking Flowers From Near and Far

A few of these blooms belong in a vase, the rest seem to belong on Mars.<p>A few of these blooms belong in a vase, the rest seem to belong on Mars.

Articles about 6 striking freestanding bathtubs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small space living can present challenges for those who enjoy a luxurious soak.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the often "disappointing …