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Ingeniously Designed Tiny House on Wheels by Alek Lisefski

Web designer <b>Alek Lisefski</b> recently completed <b>The Tiny Project</b>, an ingeniously designed tiny house on wheels measuring 8 by 20 feet. The unconventional …

Talking To Babies In Their Own Language

Here’s an experiment you may have seen in real life: take a college-educated professional and put them in front of a cooing baby. All of a sudden, their erudite language turns to mush as they try to communicate with an infant.<p>Infant-directed speech, also known as motherese (or parentese for gender …

Language Learning

It's Florida Manatee Time: How to See the Gentle Giants

November to March is the time to head to Florida for spectacular manatee sightings. These gentle giants head for warmer climates in the winter, much like their human snowbird counterparts. Here are our tips to having a manatee-filled getaway.<p><b>First, Learn to Spot Them</b><p>Ft. Pierce on Florida's east …

A Mermaid’s World: The Beauty of Snuba

I have no desire to scuba dive or snorkel. That’s always been my policy and preference as a traveler–and one I’ve managed to stick to—until a recent trip to Guánica, Puerto Rico. When the group I was with announced that we were going to <i>snuba</i> on a beautiful Caribbean coral reef I was partially …

Should Linguistic Barriers Steer You Away From Your Dream Destinations?

Throughout most of my travels, I've visited lands where the predominant language was either some English variant or Spanish. Luckily for me, I'm fluent in both tongues, so communication isn't an issue.<p>However, this wasn't the case in France. Even with my most basic of French skills, I still recall …

Live with Aloha

Tutu Janet, beloved ukulele player and elder at Turtle Bay. Please enjoy listening as you read.<p>DRIVING THE H2 freeway across Oahu — empty at 11pm — I …

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More than three quarters of large carnivores now in decline

<b>Three quarters of the world's big carnivores - including lions, wolves and bears - are in decline, says a new study.</b><p>A majority now occupy less than half their former ranges according to data published in the journal, Science.<p>The loss of this habitat and prey and persecution by humans has created …

6 Sculptures That Won’t Restore Your Faith In Humanity

These sculptures by Francesco Albano may look like you feel.<p>It would be easy to dismiss the sculptures of Francesco Albano as mere grotesques–as monsters dreamed up by a B-movie producer looking to induce stomach-churning shock value. It would be easy, if their wax skins didn’t look so human, so …

Soup for the (LA) Soul

In Southern California, a thermometer reading of 62 degrees is reason to break out a parka and get cozy with a hot bowl of soup. In November, …

Surreal Images of Faceless Men Stuck Between Two Worlds

Photographer Christopher Ryan McKenney plays with the visibility of men in nature, masking their faces in draped cloth or removing their heads entirely. Each surreal image depicts an incomplete man who appears to be in the process of either materializing or disappearing into thin air. Mystery …

Typhoon Haiyan: at least 10,000 reported dead in Philippine province

At least 10,000 people are thought to have died in the central Philippine province of Leyte after Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall, lashed the area, swallowing coastal towns, a senior police official said early on Sunday morning.<p>About 70-80% of the buildings in the …

A Bright and Fresh Palm Beach Maisonette with an Enchanting Garden

The small house has the charm of a villa.<p>Albeit on a smaller scale (it's only 640 square feet), this 1920s Palm Beach cottage has all the charm of a villa. Designer Mimi McMakin transformed the small space by using a soothing, tropical green and white palette indoors and creating an inviting and …

Interior Design

Cellist's tribute to the 'unsung hero' who saved his grandfather on Kristallnacht

The £800m hoard of "degenerate" art confiscated by the Nazis and only revealed to the world last week has thrown new light on the nature of Nazi prejudices against Jewish painters and the modernist movement. However, as the world marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the night in 1938 when …