Darby Bailey

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Japanese Soaking Tubs

For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular indoors, too. Relaxing in steaming neck-high water marks the end of each day for many families, a custom catching on in the West as homeowners ask their architects for spa …

Are Wellness Clubs the New Social Hang-Out Spots?

As a busy director of business development in New York City, Lauren Kassan often felt like an urban nomad, trekking up and down the city for meetings and events. “I was zigzagging between a million commitments and using spaces like the bathroom at Starbucks as the place to change and charge a dying …

Business Development

Wellness tourism on the rise as travellers ditch beaches

When I was told I had to do a story on the experience economy, in particular yoga, I thought this is going to be interesting....<p>Whilst I've heard …

At Salons and Spas, Membership Plans Catch On

Every few weeks, on the way home from her downtown Manhattan office, Rebecca Weinreich stops in at a club in TriBeCa. The airy space is outfitted with comfortable velvet sofas and a large crystal chandelier. Upon arrival, members like Ms. Weinreich are offered a flute of chilled prosecco or a …

The Couple's Guide To Visiting The Blue Lagoon In Iceland

Visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland is a wonderful and romantic experience for couples to enjoy together. After all, who wouldn’t want to float in …

​See how this family created the garden of their dreams!

As we all know, a garden can constitute many things. Sometimes it's a lush area filled with flowers and a few plants, other times it’s a space …

Home Ownership

GPS is Tracking West’s Vanishing Water, Scientists Surprised to Learn

Scientists discover that GPS can measure how much water has disappeared from the West. It’s a bucketload.<p>Throughout the western United States, a network of Global Positioning System (GPS) stations has been monitoring tiny movements in the Earth's crust, collecting data that can warn of developing …

Scientists Are Turning Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

The world needs this.<p>By inexpensively turning salt water into drinking water using sustainable solar power, a team from MIT in the US has not only …

Water

New analysis shows fracking chemicals in Pennsylvania drinking water

The true consequences of fracking are finally being shown, after a test found fracking chemicals in Pennsylvania homes that are located near a …

Natural Gas

The global water crisis in pictures

<b>Since 2011, American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has travelled to eight countries around the world highlighting the global water crisis in his documentary project, Water Stories.</b><p>Seventy large-scale photographs from the series are on display in London in his first UK solo exhibition.<p>Abdulaziz's …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

Don’t forget your camera!<p>Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week—who are we to limit you) staring …

The 12 Types Of Trips You Should Take In Your Lifetime

Better than your average beach vacation, and cheaper too.<p>To some travelers, “vacation” means lying on a tropical beach or staying in an urban hotel, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But the start of a new year is time to think outside the box and start planning trips that help you both unwind …

Running on Water | Outrageous Acts of Science

WALKING WATER Easy Kids Science Experiments

Pepper and Water Science Trick

Hverfjall Aurora

The dubious science of Dr. Luke's Core brand: inside the premium bottled water industry

While celebrities like Katy Perry, Diplo and Adam Levine are pushing premium Core water, experts say few of the touted benefits are real<p>You may have seen Core water in any number of music videos. Katy Perry has been quoted as endorsing the “nutrient enhanced” bottled water, which advertises its …

The Weird Science of How Bacteria Force Water Molecules to Become Ice

Ski resorts use these microorganisms to make fake snow. Now we know how the bacteria work their magic.<p>They kill crops, coax snowfall to fall out of the atmosphere, and help ski resorts stay open during unseasonably warm weather. These tiny life-forms are called ice-minus bacteria, and their talent …

Breakthroughs

How to Make an Outdoor Pizza Oven

Man up your garden with this adventurous DIY project. Take the bold step of making your own pizza oven in the backyard. We won’t lie to you, it will …

How To Make a DIY Tandoor Oven With Flower Pots

Those of you who are big fans of Indian food, keep your eyes open as this next project is dedicated to you. You can easily build your own Indian …

Everything You Need to Know About Making Terrarium - Quiet Corner

Terrariums are the perfect way to spruce up your home with a little greenery. They don’t take up much space, are quick and easy to make, and add a …

The 8 Best Ski Resorts Even If You Hate Skiing

Who says après-ski has to actually come *after* skiing?<p>There comes a time in the cold, dark days when everyone wants to talk about/plan/enjoy a ski vacation. <i>But I don't ski</i>, you might think as you side-eye the weirdos who are willing to pile on approximately 134 lbs. of clothing to go to the top of …

Skiing

Newsy: Vera Rubin, Astronomer Who Found Evidence of Dark Matter, Has Died

The idea of dark matter wasn't well received until Rubin and her colleagues shared their findings.

Astronomy

An Outstanding Outdoor Room Makeover

Centsational Girl, Kate, helped her friend Cheryl re-do her outdoor living space. The 'room' had a lot of things going for it. Great furniture and a …

DIY Tree Stump Side Tables

I have always loved seeing tree stumps that people have spruced up to become a part of their homes. They always looks so stunning! I've seen ones …

DIY Rustic Shelf: Building

Hi! It’s about time we went ahead and built the shelf we bought all of the materials for in the last DIY: Shelf post from a couple of weeks ago. …