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5 Reasons Doing Dishes, Laundry and Cleaning Could Be Ruining Your Creative Flow

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sky Mandala Marcano

I admire all the mothers and fathers who nurture and respect the home by cleaning and organizing. But some of us may benefit from letting go of a few tasks, to then benefit from being creative in other ways.

The Faithful Shopper: Cool Campers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.18.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

Summertime is unofficially here, and that means it's time to explore the great outdoors.

The 15 Most Beautiful Views in Costa Rica

Oyster | Posted 05.15.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We are still thinking about those gorgeous Costa Rican rainforest views and sunsets over the water. The small country in Central America is known for rampant wildlife, lush greenery and water and land activities that can make for a getaway that's either chill or active -- or both!

Giant Squid Washes Up On New Zealand Beach After Mysterious Death

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.15.2015 | Science

A giant squid washed up on a beach on New Zealand's South Island earlier this week, surprising onlookers and delighting scientists at the Kaikoura Mar...

The 10 Best New Beach Hotels In The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.30.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

What a difference a fresh perspective makes, with lemon-yellow and ice-blue walls, striped cotton dhurries on the floors, and ornate glass sconces that have breathed new life into this Caribbean classic.

Travel to Cape Cod

Andrea Poe | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
Andrea Poe

I have brought my eight-year-old daughter to Cape Cod in the hope of introducing her to a place I loved as a child. While the sea continues to eat away at its beaches and locals bemoan development pressures, the soul of Cape Cod remains very much the same as it has.

634 Corgis Hit The Beach, Wave Of Cuteness Crashes Over Us

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green

Like corgis? You'll love this. A total of 634 corgis (and their owners) gathered for So Cal Corgi Beach Day Saturday in Huntington Beach, Californi...

9 Budget Beach Hotels That Are Really, Truly Cheap

Oyster | Posted 04.10.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Finding an acceptable beach hotel on a shoestring budget is no mean feat -- and it can be all the more frustrating when recommendations from well-meaning friends leave you wondering whether they understand what "budget" really means.

Oh! To Pet the Pilous Puffy Paunch of a Peaceful Pachydermal Pinniped Parked by the Purple Pebbles

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Then we heard the burst of wings as they jumped in the ocean from the rocks on the shore. We were lucky that a bright moon finally highlighted the beach, and we saw a multitude of little ones having their fun in the water. We did not move, they never saw us. We were stealth.

10 Destinations That Are Warm RIGHT NOW

Details | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
Details

Most places in the United States are experiencing some pretty chilly temperatures at the moment, so it's no surprise that our Details Style Syndicate contributors are thinking about (and traveling to) balmy beaches and tropical oases. Click through for some of the places they've been to beat the cold.

That Other Panama

See.Place | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
See.Place

'Teddy Roosevelt': this was the correct answer in 5th grade to all pop quiz questions that included the word Panama. If memory serves, Theodore made h...

The World's Top Beaches for Perfect Sand

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Playa Flamenco, or Flamenco Beach, is known widely as one of the world's most beautiful beaches, and for good reason. It stretches for a mile around a sheltered, horseshoe-shaped bay, and boasts the softest, whitest sand of all the beaches in Puerto Rico.

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

Oyster | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Made up of 26 atolls scattered in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a beach destination that's totally set apart from other tropical getaways like the Caribbean and Mexico.

The White Sand Beach P*rn You Need Right Now

Thrillist | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

If you're cruising the Internet for a steamy, full-frontal ocean shot to carry you through the dismal winter months, then take a look at these sexy BILFs (Beaches I'd Like to Frequent).

Faithful Shopper: Beach Babies

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.14.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

We've all had it with ice and snow -- it's time for sun and sand! Escape for a few days of warmth by the sea, and attire yourself accordingly from any of the stores below.

Women in Business Q&A: Holly Daniels Christensen, Founder, Dune Jewelry

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Holly Daniels Christensen from Dedham, Massachusetts is a self-taught jewelry designer and the founder of Dune Jewelry, the Original Beach Sand Jewelr...

The Most Beautiful Beaches in Greece

Jinna Yang | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Jinna Yang

here's something just so romantic about the colors so prominent here -- bright whites and deep blues, and outside of the cities so rich in history, the surrounding islands are usually home to the most beautiful beaches in the world.

These Beach Hotels Are Where?!

Oyster | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We'll make the assumption that when most people hear the word "beach," England isn't the first place that comes to mind. But England is actually home to some pretty spectacular spots on the sand, and after checking out these seaside hotels, you'll never leave England off of your beach vacation bucket list again.

The Sexiest Hotels in the Dominican Republic

Oyster | Posted 03.18.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Although language can be a barrier for non-Spanish speakers and the tap water is not potable, people are extremely friendly and the landscape is stunning.

You Better Belize It! Eight Fabulous Hotels in Belize

Oyster | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Between the scuba diving, zip-lining, horseback riding, and Mayan ruin exploration, travelers don't have to stick to lying out on the beach -- though that's fine too! Read on for eight of the most fabulous hotels in the gorgeous country of Belize!

The Seven Most Amazing, Surprisingly Affordable Beach Destinations

Oyster | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Unfortunately, a mid-winter or spring break getaway can get quite pricey, especially because so many travelers have just the same idea, thereby creating a price spike among hotels and flights. But, fortunately yet again, there are some beach locales that aren't inordinately expensive.

Back Through the Window

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Bil Hitchcock

This window may not look like much to you... but it's one of the best presents I have ever gotten. When I was growing up, my grandparents had a cott...

13 Aussie Sharks Spotted in Bondi, at Water Polo by the Sea

Dominique Kane | Posted 03.07.2015 | Sports
Dominique Kane

A bull shark emptied Australia's Bondi Beach of people for nearly two hours on Friday, and had its 15 minutes of fame. But by Saturday, it had all but been forgotten in favor of a different breed of shark.

9 Unplugged Tropical Retreats Where You Can REALLY Escape In 2015

Oyster | Posted 03.01.2015 | Travel
Oyster

When you've reached the point of needing a true escape, these nine unplugged tropical retreats are just the spots to escape to. -- Alex Creange, Oy...

The Caribbean's Best All-Inclusive Resorts For Families

Oyster | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
Oyster

You won't find a more kid-friendly resort on the island of Turks and Caicos than Beaches. With 10 pools, a beautiful beach, a water park, an Xbox Games Garage, a Sesame Street kids' camp, and even a DJ-spinning academy, the hotel is determined to rule out any inklings of boredom.