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9 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Look Like A Million Bucks

Spruce up your home decor without draining your wallet<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without …

How to Tint Your Own Car Windows

No need to pay hundreds of dollars for labor at an auto shop. Car-window tinting is a job you can DIY.<p><b>Car-window tinting will keep you cooler in</b> summer, protect your car's interior, and add value when you're ready to sell it. With some dealers charging up to $500 just for labor, a DIY car tint will …

8 Ways To Make Your Road Trip Even Better

8 apps to download now.<p>Everyone knows the essentials for a successful road trip—good company, good music and A LOT of snacks. Whether you're planning to head to your favorite cross-country vacation spot or hopping in a car with no destination at all, be sure to add these apps to your must-have list.

How To Restore a Rusty Cast Iron Skillet — How To

The method of cleaning cast iron is something of tradition passed down to generations along with the cookware itself. Some cooks and cast iron …

11 Things You'd Never Guess About Singapore

Yes, it's the home of Angry Birds cable cars and a theme park for "Chinese legends and folklore."<p>But that's not <i>all</i> you need to know about Singapore. The island nation has some sneaky wonders, laws and customs -- it costs $56,000 for the permit to own a car?! -- that you might never have guessed. …

14 Breathtaking Places You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Do you ever feel like you've seen it all? Do you crave those breathtaking moments of your first travel adventures?<p>The world is full of wonders, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to find them. These 14 spots are lesser-known but equally (if not more) breathtaking.<p><b>1. Whitehaven Beach</b><p>The …

Strapless Panties, Miraculously Skimpier Than G-Strings, Hit Fashion Week

A designer eliminates the fashion faux pas of visible panty lines with these strapless underwear.<p>Committing the mortal sin of visible panty lines on the runway of New York Fashion Week could have dire consequences. But then, in the age of wardrobe malfunctions, it’s also scary to imagine what could …

A diver explores a cenote in Tulum, Mexico. Ancient Maya believed that the rain god Chaak lived in these natural wells.http://on.natgeo.com/1dhQH1e Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Austria’s Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

Austria

Wealthy Chinese flee China, taking their fortunes with them

Do the wealthy Chinese know something we don't?<p>A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination.<p>The report from Hurun, a wealth research firm that …

China

One Family’s Aging Process Documented Across Two Decades

In 1991, photographer Zed Nelson asked his friend and his friend's pregnant wife if he could document the family in a portrait. The couple agreed and, since then, Nelson has continued to photograph the trio on the same day each year, in front of the same backdrop and with the same lighting in this …

Articles about abandoned factories modern homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple embarks on a new life together by establishing a homestead on a dilapidated lot in a buzzworthy corner of San...<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>A metal-and-cedar home rises on farmland in East Tennessee.<p>After a devastating fire, …

Architecture

Here's What A $588,000 Root Looks Like

Take a look at the photo above. I took it at a "pharmacy" in a tourist-y district of Beijing, near Tiananmen Square.<p>It's a photo of a box inside a glass display counter. In the box, there's a massive root. That's a ginseng root. According to the labels on the bottom right, the root is from a plant …

Tiananmen Square

A Florida House in 72 Shades of Gray

A cool palette provides a sophisticated sanctuary.<p>A cool, subtle palette created by interior designer Marshall Watson provides a sophisticated sanctuary from the Florida sun.

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe: Soup au Pistou

This simple and satisfying French bistro classic is home-style cooking at its best. Courtesy of The French Country Table by Laura Washburn, the key to the dish is the pistou, which is similar to pesto, and is made of garlic, basil, and olive oil.<p>This recipe is a staple of Provençal cuisine. Purists …

The dark side of diamonds | Latin America

<b>No subject is off limits - Redi Tlhabi talks frankly to inspiring and intriguing personalities from across the world.</b><p>"A diamond is forever," claims the marketing - and yes, this precious stone has come to signify eternal, sparkling romance.<p>But diamonds also have a dark side - as a commodity that …

An Intimate Apartment in Rome

Inside a quaint space in the Eternal City.<p>American designer Patrick Gallagher finds a fresh source of creativity in the Eternal City. His apartment in the fabled Palazzo Taverna has a cozy and intimate atmosphere with antique Italian furnishings and warm colors.

Interior Design

Trolltunga, Norway Is The Scariest Instagram Spot On Earth

We've seen a lot of scary spots in Norway, but this is the hands-down scariest. It's called Trolltunga, and it's the edge of a cliff. Waaay back in the ice age, glacial water froze a hunk of this mountain and caused it to break off, leaving what locals call "the troll's tongue."<p>Crazy hikers make …

Articles about 10 dwell houses their own words on Dwell.com - Dwell

From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from the week with these abodes from around the world.<p>From clever materials to coastal living, here's what caught …

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Beautiful Bali: How to Enjoy It Despite the Crowds

Bali isn't exactly an unknown destination and for some, that's a turn off. True the island is packed with tourists, but exploring the unique Balinese culture and temples, as well as the hidden beaches, is still worth your time, especially when you consider the quality and affordability of the …

Beaches

Kim Jong Un's Luxurious 'Seven-Star' Lifestyle Of Yachts, Booze And Food

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un enjoys a “seven-star” lifestyle of yachts, parties and extravagant food, his friend Dennis Rodman has revealed.<p>The former basketball star, 52, last month made his second visit to the secretive communist nation.<p>While millions of North Koreans starve, Rodman said …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …