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Texas A&M Football: Realistic Expectations for the Aggies' 2014 Season

The Texas A&M football team has the month off before the start of the first summer session of school. When school starts again, the Aggies will begin preparing for a 2014 football season that will see them in the thick of the race for the SEC title.<p>The Aggies recently had three players from the …

Tykes on a plane: a survival guide to flying with young children

We've all done it. A parent boards the airplane with a child in arms, and all the other passengers on the aircraft hold their breath, hoping that the family does not sit near them.<p>But now that parent is you: how can you avoid fulfilling the other passengers' worst fears - and your own? Here are a …

10 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home

With the summer months behind us, many of us hold on to more permanent dreams of paradise by considering the purchase of a vacation home. According to the National Association of Realtors, this dream is increasingly becoming a reality for buyers with a 10 percent increase in the sale of vacation …

Five over-the-top treehouse hotels

Special, secluded and surprisingly luxurious, these five wooden creations prove that treehouses are no longer just for kids.<p>Special, secluded and surprisingly luxurious, treehouses are no longer just for kids. Here are five wooden creations for grown-ups to lay claim to.<p><b>Châteaux dans les Arbes,</b> …

Cowichan Valley

9 Amazing Cave Villages You Can Still Visit

Since the dawn of time, caves have held a special attraction for people the world over, whether as a site for religious rituals, the den of legendary monsters, a place for some weekend exploring, or, simply, a cozy place to live. And due to their permanent nature, cave homes also happen to be …

Archaeology

5 Reasons to Go to the Outer Banks, North Carolina

The Outer Banks, North Carolina, is one of the best beach destinations that you’re not going to. With miles of sandy beaches, gentle surf, and an …

Research links children's psychological problems to prolonged screen time

Spending too much time in front of television, DVDs and computer games is taking its toll on children's physical and mental health, according to a government-commissioned report published on Wednesday.<p>Public Health England says there is evidence that children who spend more time watching screens …

New mosquito repellent makes you "invisible"

<b>SCIENTISTS HAVE CREATED WHAT</b> might be the most effective insect repellent ever.While the majority of existing repellents create an odour that is …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

National Parks

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Modernist beach homes offer more than just close proximity to the ocean—their clean, bold designs and abundance of natural light...<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and …

Cape Cod

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Houston Astrodome draws crowds eager to own a piece of history

Thousands of people lined up on Saturday for the chance to take home a piece of the iconic, but dilapidated Houston Astrodome, once dubbed the "eighth wonder of the world".<p>The "yard sale" and auction got under way in the morning at the Reliant Centre, the convention centre adjacent to the …

Why It's Great to Be Washed Out In Galveston

It was supposed to be a three-week road trip down the Texas Gulf Coast, but it ended up getting shortened into a long weekend in rainy Galveston.<p>But you won't hear us complaining. We <i>like</i> wet.<p>Wet, within reason.<p>As in, gray skies and a shower here and there. Florida wet is fine with us too; those …