Melissa Lee

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Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

1 World Trade Center's incredible, haunting timelapse through NYC history

Visitors to the observation deck of 1 World Trade Center will be treated to a breathtaking but haunting timelapse video superimposed onto the sides …

U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided

Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college. He followed them both into the Army instead.<p><b>------------</b><p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>This story says that the …

Military

Dorian Grey's answer to What it is like to quit your job and travel the world?

I'm an American expat living abroad. I enjoy sharing information, learning new things, and gathering inform...

Travel Hack #6: How To Find Water

April 24, 2015 Comments (0) Adventure, Gear, How To, Safety and Survival, Travel Hacks, Travel Tips<p><i>Welcome to Another Travel Hacks Friday. As part of</i> …

American Hiking Society

National Park Secrets: 10 Fresh Ways to Find Paradise

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary next year, meaning hoopla, poo-bahs, and crowds. If 2014 saw a record 292.8 million park visitors, just imagine the chaos that a centennial year will bring. Even this year, parks are expecting record numbers.<p>But you'll only get hounded by …

Ten Strategies for Transforming Cities and Public Spaces through Placemaking

*For the full report, download UN-Habitat's "Placemaking and the Future of Cities" here.<p>What defines the character of a city is its public space, not …

Urban Design

40 Age-Erasing Superfoods

Look, feel, and stay young<p>The latest science on the muscle-building, brain-enhancing, wrinkle-erasing, heart-strengthening, bone-protecting, immunity-boosting, and inflammation-fighting foods you should be eating every day.<p><b>1. Almonds</b>These energy-rich snacks lower bad cholesterol, thanks to plant …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Australia

Autumn in April is business as usual in Australia. Why have it any other way? As these gardens show, there is a liberation from being closer to the …

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

What It’s Like Working On An Organic Farm

<i>By Eva Moss, Sewanee, The University of the South</i><p>My parents had a passion for food, being from the South and Western Samoa, two places with rich culinary traditions. They instilled in me a fascination with what I ate at a very young age. In my adult life, this translated to my being a supporter of …

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: Gardener's Supply

Starting a vegetable garden? Dream big, but start small and expand as you gain experience. Raised beds make efficient use of space and keep …

Gardening

How to Spend Less Money on Your Favorite Ingredients

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: This New Year, resolve to hack your way to a better, fancier ingredients -- without</i> …

Personal Finance

Articles about 10 creative and cozy countryside homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast...<p>I think it’s safe to say that we all know how it is to get caught up on Pinterest- spending hours pinning and envisioning what...<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>Cabin …

Cape Cod

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13 New Landscape Design Ideas to Steal in 2015

Good garden design can change your life–and remove boundaries between indoors and out to increase living space. We’ve rounded up 13 new ideas to …

The 10 Commandments of Organizing

Want an organized home? Follow these rules.<p>1. Keep like with like.<p>"When putting your belongings away, store them with like or similar items to keep things sensical and logical," says professional organizer and blogger Tidy Tova. So stop with the catch-alls — they might work for a short time, but …

45 of the Most Stunning House Exteriors Ever

Talk about curb appeal!<p>They say it's the inside that counts, but these homes are pretty stylish on the outside too. Whether grand or quaint, these homes are inspiration to step up your curb appeal.

Florida

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Genius

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

10 Ways to Make Your House Staycation-Ready

Why put up with travel hassles when you can relax in your own house? Jason Grant, designer and author of Away at Home, shares his 10 best tips for creating the ultimate space for a staycation.<p><i>Photo by Lauren Bamford</i><p><b>1. Create Your Very Own Sanctuary</b>Bedrooms and bathrooms are spaces designed for rest …

Greek Traditional New Year's Cake for Good Luck!

<b>Vassilopita with Chios mastic, orange blossom water and pistachios</b><p>Every New Year's Eve we prepare the cake (<b>"Vassilopita", St. Basil's New Year's cake</b>), decorate it with the number of the New Year and we hide a coin (gold, silver or brass) inside, which is believed to bring good luck to whoever …

Dessert

This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It

<i>An aerial view of the city of Dauphin, Manitoba. Forty years ago, a groundbreaking experiment provided checks to Dauphin’s poorest to raise their incomes to a livable wage. (Photo: Dauphin Economic Development/Facebook)</i><p>On a December afternoon, Frances Amy Richardson took a break from her quilting …

2014: An amazing year in space exploration

The last 12 months saw some out-of-this-world achievements and incredible firsts – from explorations on Mars to landing on a comet. But there was tragedy too.<p>More amazing image galleries of the year:<p>The year in aviation<br>Weird and wonderful images seen in 2014<p>... and more of our favourite space …