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These 8 Shockingly Beautiful Wedding Photos Will Make You Swoon

Feast your eyes on the winners of this 2015 photography contest.<p>There are weddings, and then there are the surreal dreamscapes that make up the winners of Junebug Weddings' 2015 Best of the Best Wedding Photography Collection. This year, over 10,000 photos from 45 different countries were …

Weddings

Sip Up, Slim Down: The Right Way to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss

Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>I'll admit it: I had a mini celebration when I learned green tea has the incredible power to shift …

10 best photography tips for beginners

New to photography? Need some beginner-friendly photo tips to help you get up and running with your camera? We can help.Digital photography can be …

On the Nature of Photographs from Aperture Magazine Archives

Stephen Shore, <i>West Third Street, Parkersburg, West Virginia</i>, May 16, 1974, from <i>Stephen Shore: Survey</i> (Aperture, 2014) © Stephen Shore, courtesy 303 …

Makeup for Beginners: How to Use Concealer

Concealer is that beauty essential that can brighten up a face, cover up blemishes and minimize under-eye circles and discoloration. It also tends to …

5 Floral Design Trends To Watch Out For In 2015

The top trends for 2015.<p>We asked Marie Ackerman, Teleflora's Vice President of Education, to predict the top floral trends for 2015. Get a head start in the new year by trying out one of these ideas.

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

Magnificent Outdoor Cathedral Formed from Living Trees

Located at the foot of Mount Arera on the outskirts of Bergamo in northern Italy, a spectacular outdoor cathedral formed from rows of trees has become a place of pilgrimage for tourists, art lovers, and spiritual visitors alike. Called the <i>Cattedrale Vegetale</i> (also known as the <i>Tree Cathedral</i>), this …

Italy

California’s Longest-Running Light

It’s got the wine, the hills, the history—and the world’s biggest laser, too. It even has an element named for it (livermorium). What Livermore, California, doesn’t have going for it, perhaps, is its name.<p>Just the mere mention of other wine stars of the Golden State—Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles—linger …

Nikola Tesla

National Geographic Travel

11 Surprising Uses for Kitchen Sponges

These sink-side staples are helpful all over the house. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sponges might be the best at cleaning spills and soaping up dishes, but if you confine them to your kitchen, you're missing out on their other hidden skills. These clever uses will have …

5 Reasons The New 'Star Wars' Trailer Was The Perfect First Look At 'The Force Awakens'

There’s been a lot of chatter about the new <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> trailer which LucasFilm and Disney unleashed upon the world this Thanksgiving weekend.<p>Some people thought the 88-second trailer was too short, didn’t reveal enough, and didn’t awaken the hype quite the way they’d hoped.<p>Others, …

7 Ways To Make Your Home A Greener Place

Want to go green, but don't have the time or budget for a complete renovation? Easily make your home more eco-friendly with these seven simple DIY projects.<p>"Living a greener life" seems like a tall order, especially if you're renting or can't afford to renovate your home using eco-friendly …

Why a Photographer Needs a Blog And How to Create a Successful One (4 Practical Tips)

Blogging isn't anything new. It has been a big part of social media for quite some time, even though it is not really the same as social media. While …

Marketing

Remarkable Landscape Photography of Europe Captured Moments Before Sunrise

Professional landscape photographer Kilian Schönberger began his professional career in 2006, and already he is quite renowned for his work, notable …

Landscape Photography

12 Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing

We’re on a real nature high over here. Whether we’re DIYing with acorns, leaves or branches, it’s all about bringing a bit of what’s outside in. And if you’ve been wondering how to up your scent-game naturally, here are 12 tips to make your house smell amazing this winter.<p>1. Lavender Lemon Candles: …

Decorations

There's a Secret Behind IKEA's Catalog Photos

And you're not going to believe what it is.<p>When you open a fashion brand's catalog or shop for a new dress online, you probably assume that the models wearing the clothes don't look like that in real life. Photoshop is everywhere in fashion (and sometimes it's rather egregious), but did you know …

Fall foliage tour: the ultimate New England road trip

Touring New England in search of autumn’s changing colors has become so popular that it has sprouted its own subculture of ‘leaf-peepers.’ Immerse yourself in the fall harvest spirit with the ultimate road trip.<p><b>Trip length</b>: 5–7 days; 424 miles (682km)<p><b>Best time to go</b>: late September to</b> …

Simple Japanese Kofunaki House has Small Trees and Shrubs Growing Inside!

1/7<p>ALTS Design Office Kofunaki House Natural Light<p>The Kofunaki House (wooden boat house) is a beautiful family home in Japan that is flooded by …

Dry skin? Under-eye circles? 5 makeup multitaskers for summer skin woes

Skincare problems rarely get better when you cover them up. But certain multitaskers do more than just hide your imperfections — they're made with ingredients that will actually help solve the issue over time. NewBeauty magazine editor Sarah Eggenberger shares her top picks for the season:<p><b>Problem:</b> …

The world's best high teas

Sipping tea in rarefied surroundings is a simple treat that can turn a fun city break into something truly memorable. High (or afternoon) tea, involving delicate cakes, buttery scones and the occasional glass of bubbly, is an English tradition dating back to the 1840s. So it’s unsurprising that the …

Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures

The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal, and so intensely coloured, that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest, and most vibrant, views in the world, from a pink lake in Senegal to striped rock formations in China

National Geographic Travel

Unexpected Color Combos That Actually Work

Outrageous palettes that aren't for the color-shy.<p>Who said that you can't pair pink with red? Or that purple and orange could look so good? These unique room color schemes and paint ideas aren't for the color-shy, but they sure do make a bold statement.

18 Creative Wedding Aisle Ideas for Your Big Day

For some, walking down the aisle is the most important 20 feet of your life so it better be gorgeous! The aisle used to be just a piece of fabric rolled down the middle of the chairs, but now brides are taking full advantage of this walk to show some personality and style. Whether you want a …

Weddings

Why Facial Oil Is a Good Thing for Every Skin Type

My friend Michelle’s face was glowing. She was sitting across from me on her porch and in the sunlight, I saw that her pores looked tighter than …

17 Not-So-Tiny Problems Only Short People Understand

Most of the time, it's fun to be short. Except these times.<p><b>1.</b> <b>People like to pat you on the head.</b> What purpose does this serve?<p><b>2.</b> <b>They also really like to call you cute.</b> It gets annoying fast.<p><b>3.</b> <b>Ditto for shorty.</b> Just stop.<p><b>4.</b> <b>Your pants cost $30 more than everyone else's</b> because you have to get them …

Flirting

Car-sharing services are cutting into new-car sales

Valentine's Day ethics: how green is your red rose?

Hoping to make romance bloom? Seduced by chocolate? Here's how to ensure your gifts of love are slave-free and sustainable<p>The influx of overpriced flowers, tacky heart-shaped chocolates and the distant sound of a stampede to the card shop can mean only one thing. The nightmare before Valentine's …