Every Year, A Group Of Wild Horses Swims Across A Channel To Find Forever Homes

January 13, 2018

I think it’s safe to say that it’s every little girl’s dream — including my own — to have a pony. I settled for taking riding lessons and just generally enjoying the company of the majestic creatures. But for some lucky kids on Chincoteague Island in Virginia, that dream comes true each and every summer. This is Assateague. The barrier island sits in both Virginia and Maryland. But that’s not…


What They Created Helped A Blind Artist See Himself For The First Time

January 4, 2018

Art is almost singular in its ability to turn visual experiences into moments of introspection. Although it’s first and foremost thought of as being a visual medium, any creator will tell you that the process is equally as affirming as staring at the finished product. Just ask artist George Wurtzel. He’s been a woodworker for as long as he can remember, and when he’s not bringing his own visions to…


This Surreal Short Film Will Make Your Normal Day Seem A Little Bit Weirder

Technology is pretty simple. You press a button or flip a switch, and something happens — you call your friend, you turn on a light, or you start your computer. It’s all very direct. Right? Not in this wonderfully bizarre (and slightly unsettling) short film by Terri Timely and Park Pictures. It shows a world in which the things we do have unexpected, but ultimately interconnected, outcomes. Take a few…

December 24, 2017

22 Recipes With Pumpkin In Them That Will Make You Drool

December 22, 2017

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Fall is arguably the season where pumpkin spice rules the roost in terms of festive flavor. It’s nearly impossible to go to the supermarket or your local café and not find at least one pumpkin spice item on the menu. But did you know that pumpkins are seriously versatile in the kitchen? Forget pie and prepare to add some totally unique pumpkin-centric dishes to your fall…


There’s Something Surrounding Your City, And You’ve Probably Never Noticed It

December 21, 2017

What makes religious practices and customs so beautiful is often their powerful silence. The fact that practices associated with religions ranging from Christianity to Hinduism are so quietly deliberate is a testament to the function of faith itself. While they often go unnoticed outside of spiritual circles, they hold deep significance within these communities. Such is the case with the use of eruvs in Orthodox Judaism. From Manhattan to Tel…


20 Photos Of Reflections That Will Blow You Away

December 13, 2017

“Sometimes there is so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can’t take it.” Remember that famous line from the Oscar winner “American Beauty”? Ricky Fitts was quite a dramatic character, but his words ring true. There is a lot of beauty in the world if you take the time to slow down and notice it. These 20 photos could be ordinary scenes if it weren’t for the…


This Looks Like An Ordinary Home, But It’s Hiding Something Amazing Inside

December 2, 2017

When it comes to residential real estate, single-family homes with two-door garages are a dime a dozen. More often than not, these homes are as nondescript on the inside as they appear from the street, with a design aesthetic that one could describe as being sparse at best. And if you follow that train of thought, the inside of this figurative book is probably just as plain as its cover….


Gingerbread Houses Aren’t Just For The Holidays — And They Aren’t Always Houses

November 16, 2017

Every Christmas, families around the world build gingerbread houses. While these are holiday staples, they’re usually pretty small. Holding structures together with frosting is a pretty difficult task, after all! But the people behind this creation didn’t let that get in the way of their desire to recreate one of the most popular buildings in the world — the fictional world, that is. They went ahead and made Hogwarts out…


She Hated Her Ugly Linoleum Floors, So She Painted Them!

November 14, 2017

It comes as no surprise that your bathroom receives a pretty serious amount of foot traffic But even though the floor goes through some wear and tear, keeping things warm and inviting is always important. One clever do-it-yourselfer noticed that the linoleum tiles in her bathroom were looking a little worse for wear. After witnessing what Suzanna Riley did to bring life back to her bathroom floor, I want to…


These 21 Decorative Pumpkin Projects Aren’t Your Average Jack-O’-Lanterns

November 4, 2017

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); When it comes to decorating for fall, most Americans opt for a triangle-eyed jack-o’-lantern with a toothy grin. Talk about boring. Why play it safe when there are so many adventurous pumpkin projects floating around? To truly take your decorating skills to the next level, ditch the pre-packaged carving kits and let your creativity run free. There are plenty of opportunities to glam up every room…