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BIG’s LEGO House officially opens to the public in Denmark

It’s finally here—Bjarke Ingels Group’s much-anticipated LEGO House in Denmark officially opens to the public today. Built in the small town of …

Lego

A wee Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home can be yours for $299K

The cute one bed and one bath measures 775 square feet<p>Those looking for a “not-so-big house” that’s “well-versed in the architectural grammar of Frank Lloyd Wright,” per the listing language, look no further than this little single-bedroom in Boise, Idaho.<p>The brokerbabble is more or less spot on …

Frank Lloyd Wright

The Story Behind That Viral ‘Distracted Boyfriend’ Meme Photo

One of the hottest memes this year is the “Distracted Boyfriend,” also known as “Man Looking at Other Woman.” It shows a man looking backward, …

Blank-faced Japanese house takes minimalism to the extreme

Party in the back<p>This ultra-minimal Japanese retreat turns a cold shoulder to the street. The “front” facade is a windowless white expanse of concrete, punctuated by a single palm tree rising from behind the parking gate. In contrast, the back of the house is dominated by windows, open terraces, …

Dining Rooms

Become a UX designer in an afternoon—a quick guide for new designers.

Research — Analyse—Design—Test<p>Make it count, everything you say and do from now on will be based on this research.<p>2. Analyse<p>This is the fun part …

The 20 Cheapest Countries To Visit In 2017

“Budget travel.” The words strike a certain amount of fear into a wanderer’s heart. They cull up images of the indignities of economy class, …

100 Things to Do in America Before You Die

Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: <i>100 Things To Do In America Before You Die</i> is a collection of uniquely American experiences. In it, you'll find...</b> …

Why a train trip through the Canadian Rockies is one of the world's great journeys

Following tracks into wild places that cars can’t reach, Rocky Mountaineer, the luxury train that takes guests through the Canadian Rockies, provides some truly remarkable experiences. From cosmopolitan Vancouver to the UNESCO Heritage Sites of Jasper and Banff and renowned Lake Louise, four train …

Train Travel

14 Healthiest Vegetables on Earth

By Rachael Link<p>Vegetables are well-known for being good for your health. Most vegetables are low in calories but high in vitamins, minerals and fiber.<p>…

14 gorgeous car-free cities around the world

Ditch the rental car and get ready to explore<p>Some of the world’s most popular cities are facing a manmade crisis: Cars are wreaking havoc, snarling streets, and contributing to increased air pollution. And while cities like London, Paris, and Seoul are doing everything from banning diesels to …

Italy to give away more than 100 castles, inns and monasteries for free

It sounds like an offer too good to refuse – Italy is to give away, for free, more than 100 historic monasteries, castles, stone towers, inns and railway stations.<p>Many of the properties are situated along historic pilgrimage routes which the government wants to promote, just as Spain attracts …

In August 2017, America Will See Its First Total Solar Eclipse Since 1979

Start making travel plans, because you're not going to want to miss this one.<p>It's already being called the Great American Eclipse, and it's coming on August 21, 2017. For the first time in 38 years, the shadow of a total solar eclipse will cross the lower 48 of the United States.<p>If you have seen a …

Solar Eclipse

How to Hike the Most Beautiful Coastal Trails in the World

Everything you need to know about hiking the world's most stunning walking paths.

Hiking

5 Daily Habits of People Who Age Well (Warning: Diet and Exercise Are Not Enough)

By following these five accessible habits, it is possible to slow, and even reverse, the aging process.<p>"All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another …

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

National Parks

Marriott turns to prefabricated rooms for quicker hotel construction

To speed hotel construction, Marriott International is increasingly using prefabricated rooms that can be stacked like shoe boxes with a crane.<p>The Maryland-based hotel company — the world's largest lodging business — plans to sign deals for 50 hotel construction projects in 2017 that will use …

Best Views in Great Britain: Europe Travel in Breathtaking Photos

The British Isles are a travel gem – full of fantastic views and a treasure trove of history. Whether you love towering castles, mythical legends, …

This Fiber-Rich Grain Is Healthier Than Quinoa and Better Than Rice

When it comes to having your carbs and eating them too, unrefined and nutritious grains are the healthiest options. Today we're focusing on farro, …

Digestion

4 of the Most Dangerous Hikes in the World

Hiking, by most accounts, involves nothing more than putting one foot in front of the other over and over until you reach your final destination. …

30 Days Of Meals You Can Eat During A Sugar Detox

I gave up all added sugar and artificial sweeteners for an entire month and actually didn't hate it. Here's everything I ate along the way.

Healthy Eating

Is There a Link Between Our Minds and the Quantum World?

Consciousness is something that we know very little about but is often defined as being a person’s awareness of something. But, some scientists even …

10 of Canada's best lesser-known national parks

To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernesses<p>Canada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes …

National Parks

Young human blood may help old mice learn better

But there might be reason to be skeptical<p>The promise of young-blood injections to keep us sharp has captivated Silicon Valley, but the studies have all been with mice blood — until now. Researchers at Stanford University found that injecting mice with a protein found in <i>human</i> umbilical cord blood …

Medical Research

24 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Japan

Simply put, Japan is a fascinating destination. Here, you'll find a seamless blend of old traditions and new technology. You'll also discover …

Flight attendants share the 21 things they wish passengers would stop doing

We all have annoying habits, and travel tends to bring out the worst in people.<p>If you have any sympathy for your flight attendants, who, day in and …

Flying

Revealed: The 10 Best Secret Beaches On Earth

The Best 10 Secret Beaches On Earth<p>In "News"<p>Beaches don’t come more stunning than the vast expanses of sand bordered by crystal clear waters on …

15 ways to save on travel, according to flight attendants

But in exchange, these airline employees have the opportunity to travel the world for work — and for fun — thanks to generous discounts and deals on airfare.<p>"To say we are spoiled is an understatement," said one flight attendant. "But with all these perks, we often like to take things a bit …

Virgin America

The director behind 'The Fifth Element' has waited over a decade to make his latest sci-fi epic

"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" is based on the French sci-fi comic series "Valérian and Laureline" that was first published in 1967 and has gone on to become legendary. It follows the adventures of Valérian and his female companion Laureline as they go on adventures across the galaxy.<p>…

10 Banned, Censored, and Controversial Movies That Are Now Cult Classics

Recently, we shared a clip from Ken Russell’s <i>The Devils</i>, a racy 1971 horror film that’s finally available for streaming on Shudder after years of …

NASA just captured a photo of Jupiter that you won’t believe is real

NASA has managed to capture some pretty stunning photos of all the cool stuff they’ve spotted over the years, and rarely does it fail to amaze. …

Astronomy