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Japanese Bonsai Tree Thrives in Underwater Environment

Botanical artist Makoto Azuma explores new and different ways to view the iconic Japanese bonsai plant. His latest work uses natural materials and LED lights to submerge one of Japan’s oldest art forms in a minimalist underwater environment.<p>To construct the bonsai, Azuma used a twisted piece of …

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World's Scariest Stairs (PHOTOS)

All is right with the world when you're gazing down from the rooftop of Milan's Duomo. That is, until you remember the steep marble stairs that got you there--and are your only way down.<p>Stairways can leave just as much of an impact on your memory as the places they lead you. Some are so …

The ONE Tourist Mistake You Should NOT Make On Your Next Trip Abroad

Traveling the globe involves learning and adapting to cultural peculiarities one may never even knew existed. Here, HuffPost editors from around the world share their tips on what tourist faux pas you may want to avoid on your next adventure.<p>Let them be your guide on what <b>NOT</b> to do upon arriving at …

Articles about 10 impressive backyard renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix of both...<p>If you're aiming to live a minimalist lifestyle, hidden storage is an absolute must.<p>Known for its art de vivre and joie de vivre, France is a country with a rich cultural …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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13 awesome street artists (who aren't Banksy) - Matador Network

13 awesome street artists (who aren’t Banksy)<p>Though I’m a longtime fan of his street art, I’ve never really been able to tell how firmly Banksy’s …

Famous works of art transformed into buildings in Federico Babina’s Archist Series

Iconic works from artists including Piet Mondrian, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Marcel Duchamp and more are reinterpreted as cross-sectional drawings …

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FORTUNE — A big challenge for investors is piercing management’s feel-good, “it’s all great if you leave out the bad stuff” earnings metrics to measure a company’s true profitability. Even the official GAAP accounting numbers frequently need plenty of scrubbing to reveal the real picture. For …

Matthew McConaughey won an Academy Award for Best Actor. Here's a GIF of his golf swing

<b>By Luke Kerr-Dineen</b><p>Matthew McConaughey won an Oscar Sunday night for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club," good news not just because his performance thoroughly deserved it, but because he's one of the most avid golfers in Hollywood.<p>He learned golf as a kid growing up in Texas and even played for his …

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Before & After: An '80s Contemporary Kitchen Gets an Update

This kitchen was originally built in 1989, and after 20 plus years of daily use, it was falling apart. While it may not look too bad on the surface, …

Eco-tourism in Peru: community engagement and preserving biodiversity

Infierno – the Spanish world for Hell – is not, you might imagine, the ideal location to encounter a slice of Amazon biodiversity in the eco-friendly comfort of a five-star lodge.<p>Infierno is the name of an Ese Ejja indigenous community on the banks of the river Tambopata in Peru's south-eastern …

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How to enjoy recreational marijuana in Colorado when most places are smoke-free

<i>My hotel room is non-smoking. So is every restaurant and bar in Colorado. So are the ski areas. Wait, what? I was promised pot tourism and legal</i> …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

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A swing trainer that straightened Charles Barkley's swing

<b>By Stephen Hennessey</b><p>ORLANDO -- When Charles Barkley finished hitting iron approaches after using the Memory Swing -- with a golf swing on plane -- he was in disbelief.<p>Barkley's swing, with pauses and stutters coming throughout into impact, is tough to watch. But Rocky Bowlby, CEO of the Memory …

Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time

Luca Iaconi-Stewart is building a paper airplane unlike anything you've ever seen before — and it's taking him years to get it just right. He's building a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777, one so detailed even the tiny chairs and bathrooms look real. There are even miniature meal carts. He starts …

Strikingly Luxurious and Diverse Laurel Way Residence in Beverly Hills

Cascading down a hill in Beverly Hills, California, Laurel Way Residence can easily be mistaken for an exotic holiday resort. Whipple Russell …

Welcome to the 'Company as a Service' Paradigm | Inc.com

The advertising age had a good run, from the birth of mass media until the point it went social. Then consumers began to talk back online--in Amazon reviews, Yelp ratings, and Facebook posts--and the customer experience age was born. Today snarky comments are the least of marketers' worries, as we …

Amsterdam's most unique bars

While Amsterdam's pulsating Red Light District and party hubs like Leidseplein need no introduction, the Dutch capital has some wonderfully diverse bars away from the raucous stag parties and tourist crowds.<p>Many offer dining too, although just stopping by for a drink is fine. Here are 10 of the …