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Harriet Petty is a writer and editor who loves to talk about lifestyle, books, sports, education, and tech. She's been writing for over 15 years and has authored several books on the topic of writing. Outside of work, Harriet loves spending time with her family, reading, watching Netflix, and going to the gym.

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How to get around France: from cycling to traversing by train

With cyclists in the French capital outnumbering carbon-spewing motorists and short-haul domestic flights outlawed in 2023, getting around la belle France has never been so green. In the 1980s the country’s emblematic TGV (train à grande vitesse or high-speed train) turned heads. Now it is its omnipresent green mobility – spearheaded by an eco-smart capital […]

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This 753-Square-Foot Apartment in Rome Is a Mediterranean Oasis

Italian interior designer Mirta Ottaviani is all for bringing a home into the present, but not at the cost of undoing its past, especially if said past includes framed vintage Vogue covers and a floor of entirely pink Portuguese marble. “Those are honestly the first things I noticed,” says Mirta of the 753-square-foot 1960s apartment

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Jane Seymour’s Former English Manor Lists for $15.8 Million

An ancient English manor with a celebrity pedigree just hit the market with an asking price of $15.8 million (£12.5 million), Mansion Global reports. British actor Jane Seymour owned—and carefully restored—the 11-bedroom and seven-bathroom countryside dwelling from the mid-1980s until 2007. The abode, known as St. Catherine’s Court, is located near Bath, England. The 18,987-square-foot

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Aleph Zero Launches Alephoria: Exciting Airdrops, Tournaments, and Rewards Await Users

Zug, Switzerland, May 17th, 2024, Chainwire Alephoria invites web3 users to the Aleph Zero ecosystem with an interactive initiative of campaigns as projects launch Aleph Zero–the privacy-oriented layer 1 blockchain–is gearing up for a surge of new users with its Alephoria campaign. Newcomers can look forward to airdrops and other promotional activities as they join

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In Asian American Households, Family Influences Every Design Decision

What exactly is the Asian American experience? It’s as complex as it is rooted in the traditions of family. “It’s my mom’s platters of cut fruit and the batches of soup. It’s the ‘Are you comfortable? Do you have enough food?’ that will always be what home means to me,” says AD100 designer Young Huh.

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’90s Decor From the AD Archive That Stands the Test of Time

The ’90s proclivity for simplicity suited this Nevada home by architect Mark Mack, from AD’s December 1995 issue. Interior designer Terry Hunziker kept the palette neutral to extend the desert’s relaxed energy, which was on generous view via the home’s many windows. A painting by Jean Dubuffet hung above a console table designed by Hunziker,

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COVID "likely growing" in these states, CDC estimates

COVID-19 infections are now likely growing in at least 12 states and the District of Columbia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Friday, as health authorities are watching for signs the virus might be starting to accelerate again after a springtime lull. Based on data analyzed by the agency from emergency department visits,

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