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13 Jobs to Satisfy Your Wanderlust

If you have endless wanderlust, you can get the best of both worlds by getting a job that requires you to travel. Traveling for a living is a way to make money while doing what you love, so it's a win-win! Here are some career options that may be the perfect fit for you.

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10 Female Travel Bloggers of Color You Should Be Following

Everybody deserves to have a chance to see a person who looks like them out there in the world killing it in their field of passion. And sometimes it's easy to feel that with the lack of diversity and representation among influencers in the travel industry, a dreamer can ultimately be disheartened when someone doesn't have a positive role model to show them that it's OK to be who they are and to look the way they do in a foreign place.

Thankfully, there's a movement within the travel influencer community where women of color are making their way to the top and creating names for themselves within this space. These 10 blogs are run by incredible ladies who are doing their thing in the travel world and inspiring other women of color to follow in their footsteps.

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This California Hike Leads You to a Dramatic 40-Foot Waterfall Rushing Into the Ocean​

Forget visiting Fisherman's Wharf and all the other touristy hot spots the next time you're in San Francisco. If you're looking for the ultimate Bay Area experience, you've got to add "chasing waterfalls" to the mix of things to do. And thanks to its dramatic 40-foot cascade of gushing water pouring into the waves of the Pacific Ocean, there is no doubt Alamere Falls is the way to go.

Located in California's breathtaking Point Reyes National Seashore, this 8.4-mile out-and-back trail has become quite the trendy trek throughout the last year or so, and for good reason. With spectacular views of the coast combined with varying terrain through lush forests, tall brush, and exposed dirt trails, this hike offers an abundance of beauty. And as if one plummeting waterfall wasn't enough of a reason to embark on this excursion, there's a total of four. Sound enticing? Just wait - it gets better.

This wet-and-wild fun is only a short drive from San Francisco - one hour and 18 minutes, to be exact - making Alamere Falls the perfect excuse to escape the city hustle and reconnect with nature. So get ready to start dusting off those hiking boots, because everything you need to know about...

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15 Affordable Ideas For Your Halloween Party

For diehard Halloween fans, Oct. 31 can't come quickly enough. With the creative costumes, frightening films, and delicious treats, what's not to love? While throwing a Halloween party is a great way to express your love for this spooky time of year, it can get expensive. But it doesn't have to be! With some DIY decor and cheap bits and pieces, you can easily throw a hair-raisingly good Halloween party!

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These Trendy Halloween Bowls Are Causing a Shopping Frenzy

If you're active on Instagram or Pinterest, you've likely seen the white, farmhouse-friendly pottery featuring handwritten font that is popping up on everyone's feed. The artist Rae Dunn is the creator behind the popular housewares, which are sold nationwide. While stores like T.J. Maxx are treasure troves for finding Rae Dunn mugs at affordable prices, there's a certain category of Rae Dunn pottery that is in particularly high demand: Hocus Pocus themed nesting bowls. A simple Google search will unearth a variety of eBay listings that offer the two-bowl set for as high as $341. While it might be harder to find these bowls at a local discount store, you never know. In fact, one Instagram user just shared her lucky T.J. Maxx score on social! Take a peek at the famous nesting bowls and more Rae Dunn goodies we're on the hunt for.

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15 Things You Probably Didn't Know Your Google Home Could Do


Google Home's one-year anniversary is almost here, and if you're still on the fence about it, maybe finding out what it can do will change your mind. The Google Home, first announced at Google I/O in May 2016, is a direct competitor to Amazon's Echo devices that come with Alexa (including the new ones that come in fun new colors). The company is expected to possibly announce two new Google Home devices in October, so you're going to keep seeing this handy gadget around. If you are someone who owns a Google Home already, you might be encouraged to try out some of these tips for yourself to get the most out of your device.

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  1. It responds to two different wake words. You can say both "OK, Google" and "Hey, Google."
  2. Set a specific music source. Pick from Spotify, Google Play Music, YouTube Music, or Pandora.
  3. Google anything. Since Google Home works with Google Search, you can ask it a variety of questions. Best of all, Google Assistant will remember your previous question, so you can ask follow-ups and it will know what you're referencing.
  4. Get help with homework and other tasks. Ask Google Home how to solve a math...

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Wow, the Honeymoon Capital of the World Is Trashed and Abandoned - See the Creepy Photos

The Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania had been considered to be the "Honeymoon Capital of the World" for decades, but in the 1990s, hotels in the area started closing down. Soon enough, the romantic getaway spot turned into an abandoned area that's downright chilling. Photojournalist Seph Lawless documented many of the resorts in the area after their demise.

The Penn Hills Resort and Summit Resort are particularly spine-tingling. Check out some of Seph's fascinating video and photos. Wouldn't it be creepy to visit these places? It's amazing how they've been left like this.

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The 5 Features That Make Upgrading to iPhone 8 Totally Worth It

Agonizing over whether or not to upgrade your iPhone has become a ritual of Fall. At first, it was all about timing your two-year contract period to end right at the moment the new one came out. Now that we've (generally) moved past that in phone plan land, however it's all about whether or not you think the newest features are worth shelling out for. As a result, scrolling through endless reviews with your Autumn-flavored latte in hand is just about as common as apple picking or being caught off guard by the sun setting far too early for you to catch any rays on your way home from work. So let's just cut to the chase: I've spent a whole lot of time with the iPhone 8 over the past few weeks, and I can absolutely, unequivocally say that it's totally worth it to make the switch.

My iPhone 6s has treated me well - we've spent a full two years together, after all - and while it's definitely on its last legs, the perfect case-and-screen-protector combo (found after years of intense trial and regrettable error) enabled me to skip last year's upgrade cycle. Full disclosure: I wasn't completely sold by the 7 and hadn't really been able to muster the enthusiasm needed to drag myself to...

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OMFG, This Washington Couple Built an Exact Life-Size Replica of Snow White's Cottage

"Storybook" doesn't even begin to describe how over the top this replica of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' home is. Not a single detail was overlooked in the Olalla, WA, cottage: stained glass windows abound, the artisanal doors feature custom ironwork, wood beams are hand-carved, and walls and corners are all rounded as to be true to the fairy-tale-based movie. The home is truly a magical work of art - and it can be yours for a cool $775,000.

While there are only four bedrooms - notably not enough for each of the dwarfs to have their own sleeping quarters - the stucco property is a spacious 2,800 square feet and sits on a sprawling five acres thoughtfully landscaped with exotic trees. Rick Ellis of John L. Scott Real Estate holds the listing and writes that if you don't want to move in yourself, the fantastical property is prime for a bed and breakfast or wedding business. Just imagine how much guests will love walking across the whimsical stone arch bridge or peeking into the giant "ogre's stump."

The Kitsap Sun reports that Richey and Karen Morgan began building the home in the 1970s, meticulously crafting every detail and adding addition after addition over the decades....

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20 Affordable Gifts For Women in Their 20s

It can be hard to figure out what to give people in their 20s. They are still trying to figure stuff out, and it can be hard to pin down the first present for them. With so many major changes happening in their lives, what kind of gift would be suitable for millennial women? Keep reading to find out.

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9 Vintage Halloween Decor Projects You Can Do Today

If your go-to Halloween decorations are beginning to feel more stale than spooky, it might be time to reevaluate your holiday look. Why not give your home a haunted Halloween refresher with charming vintage-inspired decor? We've made it easy by gathering the best vintage Halloween DIYs from around the web – and before you stress about the time and money you'll need to work this Halloween decor magic, take a peek at the slideshow below. You'll be pleasantly surprised by how simple, affordable, and fun most of these projects are.

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10 Minimalist Travel Tips That Will Help You Save Bag Space

I used to be a notorious overpacker. What if I really needed my Winter jacket on the beaches of Mexico if it got really cold one random night? Irrational. It didn't, and it wouldn't. The more I've traveled, the more I've realized just how nice it is to not worry about dealing with a bunch of unnecessary luggage. Half of the things I used to pack stayed buried in my suitcase the whole trip, just adding extra weight for absolutely no reason. I've started to (mostly) follow the minimalist approach to packing, and it's made traveling even more enjoyable. Here are 10 things you can do to pack lighter and travel better.

1. Plan your outfits ahead of time.

Instead of throwing in every article of clothing you've ever owned, count the number of days you're going to be gone, and plan your outfits for each day (and evening if necessary).

2. Pack only the essential toiletries.

If you're staying at a hotel, then they will have shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, and most likely lotion. Some hotels even have toothbrushes and toothpaste, but that's less common. Don't pack a ton of toiletries you know the place you're staying will have. It's a waste of space! Same goes for a blow dryer - most...

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This Is the Easiest Possible Halloween DIY You Can Put Together in Minutes

One of the best parts of any holiday really is being able to deck out your space with seasonal decor, and Halloween is no different. There are endless DIY projects to turn your home into a Halloween wonderland, but if you want to keep things simple yet festive, you'll love the idea of decorating apothecary jars. On top of being ridiculously easy to put together, you'll be able to repurpose the jars for other holidays and even in between seasons.

Choose to go as elaborate or as minimal as you like when it comes to filling up your jars. We decided to keep things low maintenance and rounded up the following supplies:

  • Two medium-sized apothecary jars
  • One decorative glass bottle
  • One bag of candy corn
  • Five mini white pumpkins
  • One pack of crafters Spanish moss
  • 12-pack of mini skulls
  • 20-pack of fake spiders
  • Two packs of fairy wire lights
  • Metallic spray paint (optional)

The best part about this DIY is that there's really no wrong or right way to do it, so get creative! Here are three of our ideas broken down ahead.

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10 Game of Thrones Filming Locations That You Can Visit

Now that another season of Game of Thrones has come and gone, we're ready to experience a taste of Westeros in any way we can. According to top travel site TripAdvisor, interest in GOT-inspired vacations has skyrocketed, with 10 filming locations from the show topping travelers' bucket lists. Appropriately, at the tippy-top of the list sits the filming location for Meereen, the pyramid city where Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons get their first taste of ruling a large civilization.

If you're planning a Game of Thrones pilgrimage, don't worry about consulting a maester for advice - TripAdvisor's findings will help you go beyond the Wall and more (minus the White Walkers, of course). Add these 10 spots from Westeros and Essos to your travel agenda ASAP!

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9 US Cities That Will Make You Feel Like You're in Europe

While seemingly everyone wants to jet-set off to Europe for a grand adventure, there are a few towns in the US that bring the adventure closer to home. From Germany to Greece, the US has some amazing places that look almost identical to the real thing. Start saving your money - you'll want to check out all of these places for an experience that's anything but domestic.

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100+ Things to Do Before You Die

You will never need to read another bucket list again. Trust us when we say this is the mother lode of bucket lists, the bucket list to end all bucket lists, the . . . well, you get the point. It goes without saying that life is short, so get some of these amazing experiences under your belt while you can!

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38 Completely Creepy Vampire Costumes

When it comes to classic Halloween costumes, vampires are up there on the list. They're spooky, sinister, sometimes sexy, and undoubtedly awesome to replicate on Oct. 31. Vamps never get old (literally), so we've provided 38 costumes to fuel your undead inspiration.

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The Royal Train Is Basically a Mobile Buckingham Palace

It's a miniature Buckingham Palace in motion, a sleek and streamlined royal residence of the railroads, and the queen's favorite way to travel: the royal train. It's a centuries-old institution which is still shuttling senior members of the royal family around today.

Queen Victoria was the first monarch to use it, although a lot of her frills and fancies have made way for a more functional and contemporary mode of transport - although still with some romantically retro touches. Peek inside the royal train ahead.

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If You Want Time to Slow Down, Practice Seeing Things With Fresh Eyes

You know that sudden panic that overcomes you when you realize what date it is? Time seems like it's passing so quickly and you can't fathom how another year has already flown by. Thankfully, practicing something called a "beginner's mind" could be the solution to slowing things down and living more in the moment. In the reflection chapter of A Book That Takes Its Time, writer Otje van der Lelij digs deeper into this interesting concept.

When we're first born, we enter the world as a blank slate and approach everything with an untarnished perspective. When we now look back on our childhoods, we can recall many of those standout memories better than we can remember highlights from this year. And sadly, that's because we no longer see things with fresh eyes when we age. Our brains at this point have been overloaded with so much information and experience that it impairs our ability to simplify life's moments and appreciate them for what they are.

But when you see things with a beginner's mind, you're able to have a better grasp of time and enjoy a more fulfilling life. "Like a beginner, you have no expectations and no fixed idea of yourself," Otje wrote. "All options are open...

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Why Living Out of a Suitcase Isn't as Romantic as It Sounds


"I love you, but I think when our lease is up next year, we might have to start living apart for a while," I said nervously to my boyfriend as I packed up my suitcase.

No, this wasn't a breakup, but a discussion about how we should figure out our living arrangements when I wanted to become a full-time digital nomad.

For as long as I can remember, I've thought that the idea of living out of a suitcase was one of the most romantic, adventurous, incredible things one could do with their life. The idea of selling all your possessions and only surviving off what could fit inside a carry-on bag was what I figured was calling for me after a childhood of never traveling or going anywhere outside of my home state.

And in my early adulthood, I had finally done it in a lot of ways. In college, I packed up everything and went off to study abroad in England for three months and lived off what I had brought with me (while also purchasing a huge amount of clothes from the local Primark). I moved to Los Angeles for a few months after graduating, with nothing except what could fit in my car as I headed from Seattle down the West Coast to my new home (all while picking up a multitude of...

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This It-Themed Candle Makes Your House Smell Like Demonic Clown . . . and Apples?

Ah, Fall. It's that wonderful time of year when you can brew yourself a nice pumpkin-spice coffee, wrap up in a blanket, and light a candle . . . that smells like a terrifying, child-devouring clown monster. OK, maybe this isn't exactly the typical autumnal activity, but for horror fans who can't get enough of It, Get Fictional's Pennywise-scented candle ($16) is a perfect find.

Contrary to what you might expect, the candle doesn't actually smell like an ancient creature who feasts on fear. Instead, it has notes of rain - like the movie's opening scene with the S.S. Georgie - along with red apples, salted caramel, and cloves. Bizarrely, it's actually a scent we'd be happy to have floating around our houses while watching scary movies this Halloween; this must be how Pennywise lures us in.

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The 1 Thing You Should Be Spending Money on to Be Happy

The next time you're considering splurging on an expensive new leather jacket or big-screen TV you don't necessarily need instead of saving the cash to put toward a trip to Europe, think twice. Memories last A LOT longer than material things - and science proves it.

Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University, wrote a study in the Journal of Consumer Psychology called "A Wonderful Life: Experiential Consumption and the Pursuit of Happiness." In it, he concludes that "as important as possessions might be to a person's identity and sense of self," they are not as important as a person's experiences. "We are the sum total of our experiences. We are not the sum total of our possessions, however important they might be to us. If called upon to write our memoirs, it is our experiences we would write about, not our possessions."

As someone with endless wanderlust, this comes as great news. Dr. Gilovich makes the point that "sharing something more central to the self [like experiences] is certain to produce a greater feeling of kinship and connection than sharing something more peripheral." This means that making memories with people - especially through

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36 DIY American Horror Story Costumes That Will Give You Nightmares

American Horror Story is one of the most addictive shows on television. Every season we can't wait to see what the new theme is - the characters are perfect Halloween costume inspiration. We rounded up our favorite DIY ideas from each season. Whether you love Tate, Lana, the Countess, or other main characters, you'll be impressed. There's no better choice for your All Hallows' Eve outfit than a creepy AHS star.

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Why I Absolutely Refuse to Let My Anxiety Stop Me From Traveling

A few years ago, I found myself lying in a hospital bed in a small beach town on the Southern coast of Haiti, hooked up to an IV. Trying to use my basic French to figure out what was wrong with me, I came to the panic-induced conclusion that I might die. A touch dramatic, I know. Jumping to that conclusion is very typical of me, whether I'm in a faraway country or sitting on my own living room couch. Chest discomfort caused by indigestion after eating some pizza? I'm convinced I'm having a heart attack. Sharp pain in my head? My mind immediately jumps to "stroke."

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As you can imagine, this irrational (yet entirely all-consuming) anxiety makes being in foreign countries, far away from hospitals I'm familiar with - and without insurance - panic-inducing. As someone riddled with anxiety and prone to panic attacks, I of course know the exact distance each hospital and urgent care is from my home and work and could probably tell you how many minutes it takes to get to them. In another country, especially one where I don't speak the language, the fear of the unknown takes on an entirely different meaning...

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Dream Big: Celebrity Halloween Costumes We Love

Halloween is just around the corner and while some of you may have had your costume on lock since July, there are plenty of folks out there without a clue as to what to do. We've already rounded up some DIY costume ideas, TV inspired costume ideas, and pet costumes but sometimes you just need a some good old fashioned celebrity inspiration. With seemingly unlimited budget and resources, these celebs take their halloween costumes very seriously, so click through and dream big.

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A Spooky, Kooky Halloween-Ready Home

Name: Jennifer Perkins and husband Chris Boehk along with daughter Tallulah (five years old) and Baxter (three years old).
Location: Shady Hollow Neighborhood — Austin, Texas
Size: 2,900 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 1 year

We shared some of the great Halloween decor ideas we spotted in the home of Jennifer Perkins (crafter, business lady and really rad mom) earlier this month. As promised, we're back with a bigger tour so you can see how all those great decor ideas fit in with Jennifer's colorful everyday style. And though having a dynamically decorated home is a year-round affair for this fun family, Halloween is a special time of year because Jennifer is known for her huge family-friendly annual Halloween party.

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A Smartly-Styled Milwaukee Studio — House Call

Name: Jessica
Location: Eastside — Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The basics: 3 months, rented —450 square feet

Jessica's apartment looks much larger than its 450 square feet. Since hosting was a priority for her, and she didn't want folks playing Apples to Apples on her bed, she decided to divide up her studio to carve out a specific spot for entertaining.

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This Pop-Up Store Lets You Customize Your Own Eames Chair

If you find yourself in Zurich or Amsterdam this fall, and happen to be a MCM fan, be sure to take advantage of Vitra's new pop-up shops that are all about the Eames Plastic Chair. These temporary showrooms are a playfully colorful design lovers dream, where visitors can customize their own chair, mixing and matching from the over 100,000 configuration options.

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Our Favorite Twists on Traditional Subway Tile

Subway tile: it's classic, it's versatile, it's beautiful — and it's everywhere. If you love the idea of a lean, minimal tile but the ubiquitousness of subway tile has you a little fatigued, take a look at these ten alternatives — fresh new options that have all the advantages of subway tile, but with a little dose of added personality.

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Without YouTube Videos, Young Adults Now Lack Even Basic Life Skills

A sign of the death knell of the post-recession, Make-it-Do-Again era, many major retailers have recently begun offering basic life skills classes and online tutorials for young adults who never learned DIY things as simple as how to use a measuring tape and need YouTube videos to show them how. Yes, really.

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About this site

The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.