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Huge concrete beams frame ocean views from a "levitating" coastal home in Chile

La Casa H is built into hills of the coastal town of Zapallar and is constructed around a set of four massive reinforced concrete beams running the …

Architecture

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

Apps

Natural Wonders Seen Through Glass

Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to opt for the next best thing: seeing the natural world through a wall or bubble of glass that protects you from the elements. It’s a …

San Francisco

9 reasons to visit Guizhou, China's next big travel destination

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of China's fastest-growing provinces , Guizhou has been steadily upgrading its offerings and is now one of the most promising travel destinations in the country.<p>From jaw-dropping superlative achievements to some of the most breathtaking scenery in China, here are nine reasons you should …

China

4 Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie Recipes You Should Make This Week For A Flat Stomach

We love making smoothies! They’re a great way to get protein, fiber and anti-inflammatory benefits in one pretty glass – all things you want to keep …

Nutrition

100 Easy Breakfast Recipes Guaranteed to Fit the Diet You're Following

When you decide to take on a new diet challenge, the idea of coming up with a variety of approved recipes might seem like a daunting task, and breakfast is no exception. But you'll be pleased to learn that many breakfast recipes actually overlap and cover more than a few different diet and …

Healthy Eating

These are the best signature sandwiches in all 50 states (and DC)

51 signature winning sandwiches<p>Over the course of a year, 10Best and Sandwich America teamed up to find the best sandwich in each U.S. state and …

Cooking

This 'Sled Hotel' Takes You Straight to the Best Views of the Northern Lights

Catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights is certainly a magical experience. But getting to the ideal location to see them — which is often very …

14 Recipes To Celebrate The Spring Equinox

You can finally say goodbye to the long, cold night of winter and get ready to see the sun again. The spring equinox officially marks the start of …

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Green Home?

Building green is no longer <i>just</i> an environmentally responsible approach. It is now a cost-effective approach too. This is a critical point in the …

This Man's Drawings Of Life With His Wife And Kids Are So Sweet, You Might Tear Up

These are getting all up in my feels.

Drawing

When You’re a ‘Digital Nomad,’ the World Is Your Office

On the far eastern edge of Miami’s Little Havana, beyond a tall black gate, sit four century-old wooden buildings made of strong Dade County pine, arranged around a courtyard with a pool. Letters on the frontmost building’s pale yellow facade identify it as the Miami River Inn. One of the city’s …

Roam

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Stranger Things

Modern prefab home is all steel and wood

An indoor-outdoor paradise<p>For a weekend home focused on outdoor living, you don’t need a lot of interior space—at least, that was the thinking of the owners of this sweet holiday home in Morelos, Mexico. Designed by SOA Soler Orozco Arquitectos, these steel-framed platforms are largely open to the …

Architecture

A Stunning Scandinavian Sleeping Pod

As if the Scandinavian landscape couldn’t get any prettier, imagine experiencing it from a cozy little pod on the back of your 4×4. Mink Campers is a …

Northern Europe

Mazama House

Winthrop, Washington<p>The Mazama house is located in the Methow Valley of Washington State, a secluded mountain valley on the eastern edge of the North Cascades, about 200 miles northeast of Seattle.<p>The house has been carefully placed in a copse of trees at the easterly end of a large meadow. Two …

Architecture

This incredible floating hotel can take you on the voyage of a lifetime in Japan

Guntû is a gorgeous floating hotel that takes passengers on a whirlwind tour of Japan‘s Seto inland sea. The vessel was designed by Japanese …

Japan

What You Need to Know About Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian Homes

You’ve heard the term thrown around, but what does it actually mean, and where in the world is Usonia?<p>If you’ve heard of Frank Lloyd Wright, you may have heard of one of his most lasting endeavors: the Usonian house. Rather than referring to a specific structure, the Usonian house actually refers …

Architecture

This amazing 'Swiss Army' tiny house has furniture folded inside its walls

Making tiny spaces livable is a complex process, but innovative space-saving features can yield amazing results. Italian architect Leonardo Di Chiara …

Furniture

Web Design Trends to Try in 2018

You're reading Web Design Trends to Try in 2018, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Web Design

10 reasons to visit Abruzzo, Italy's new hot destination

<b>(CNN) —</b> Central Italy 's Abruzzo has always attracted visitors thanks to its enviable snow season, but up until recently the majority were European.<p>Now the region, a world away from modern Italy, could be on the verge of an international tourism boom.<p>With incoming travel numbers on the rise in the …

Italy

6 of the Most Luxurious Ryokans in Japan

If you feel like you need to disconnect and recalibrate—and have a few days to do it—then look into booking a couple of nights at a Japanese <i>ryokan</i>. These traditional inns date back to the 8th century A.D., and many of the earliest ones were located along the Tokaido route, which connected …

Japan

Life lessons from Tadahisa Sakai, the last descendant of a Japanese samurai clan

About 150 years ago, at the end of Japan’s Edo period, a civil war resulted in the end of the samurai culture and the birth of modern Japan. One …

Japan

5 Best Places for Hot Chocolate in Paris

When it's icy, cold and forbidding out, you might consider staking out some of the best hot chocolate Paris has to offer. Unfortunately, the corner …

artisanal

This stunning Japanese island has been named the world's top trending travel destination for 2018

If you're looking for an exotic beach holiday, this Japanese island is set to be this year's dream destination.Ishigaki in Japan's Yaeyama …

Travel

VW's iconic microbus is making a comeback in 2022 — and it's getting a big update

Once a symbol of American counterculture during the 1960s and '70s, Volkswagen's microbus was discontinued in 2013 due to safety concerns.<p>But in 2017, Volkswagen revealed a concept for a new, fully-electric microbus and confirmed it would go into production and reach dealerships by 2022.<p>Here's what …

10 Unexpected Things You Haven't Thought to Frame as Art

(Image credit: Cup of Jo)<p>Creating gallery walls or clustering posters together always packs a punch, but what if you're tired of doing the same-old, …

Framing

You’ll Need One of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

Deals to encrypt your data from prying eyes.<p>The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as …

15 Winter Floral Arrangements For Grand Seasonal Decor