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Bring the Outdoors In by Creating Your Own Windowsill Garden

July 30, 2014 4:04 pm

Fresh plants are a great way to brighten up any space, but buying flowers at the store can be expensive. Why not enjoy fresh plants without the expense by creating your own windowsill garden? These small gardens require minimal work, are appealing to the eye, and don't take up too much space.

First, you'll need to decide which type of plants you'd like to grow. An herb garden is an easy project for novice gardeners, as herbs are simple to grow and require minimal care. (Plus, your favorite herbs will be within arm's reach!) Even when it's cold outside, herbs can flourish as long as they have access to sunlight. Check out this list of the best herbs to grow. If you're seeking something more decorative, succulents are also easy to grow, provided they receive plenty of sunshine and aren't over-watered.

Plants can grow in many different types of containers. If you're tight on space, opt for ceramic pots or unusual containers like mason jars, tea pots, and old soup cans. For inspiration, check out this article.

10 Best Herbs for Indoors [Organic Gardening]
40 Inspiring DIY Herb Gardens [Shelterness]
DIY Kitchen Garden Planter [Design Sponge]

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Luke’s Lobster: Fresh Lobster Rolls

July 23, 2014 4:32 pm

Some of the best lobster in Manhattan is available at Luke's Lobster, a cozy New York City spot for fresh and delicious seafood and friendly service. Regulars rave about the lobster roll made in the classic Maine style with a little bit of mayo, lemon butter, and secret spices on top of a buttered, toasted bun.

Crab rolls and shrimp rolls are also available, but if you can't decide, order the Taste of Maine; it comes with a half lobster roll, half crab roll, and half shrimp roll. Make it a combo meal with chips, a pickle, and soda or beer for just a few extra dollars. Luke's Lobster does get crowded, but the wait staff moves efficiently, so you never have to wait long.

Visit Luke's website to learn more about this Manhattan seafood spot.

Luke's Lobster
242 E 81st Street
New York, NY 10028
(212) 249-4241

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Five Fun Facts About the Statue of Liberty

July 16, 2014 4:03 pm

It’s one of the most recognizable landmarks in our country, but how much do you really know about the Statue of Liberty? These interesting facts will teach you about the history, construction, and purpose of Lady Liberty.

The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France.
The French gifted this massive statue to the United States to celebrate 100 years of American independence and Franco-American kinship.

Many parts of the statue have deeper meanings.
For example, the seven rays on her crown represent the seven continents in the world. The tablet in her hand reads “July 4, 1776” in Roman numerals, and the broken shackles at her feet represent freedom from tyranny.

The statue measures 305 feet high from the base to the tip of the crown.
The woman herself measures 111 feet from her feet to the tip of her crown, and only her face is eight feet tall.

The statue is covered in 3/32-inch thick copper.
The copper’s natural weathering process gives the statue its unique green color. In 1986, the torch was restored and covered in 24 karat gold.

Visitors are able to climb to the top of the statue.
If you visit the Statue of Liberty, you can climb all the way to the top of the crown and peer out over New York City from the windows surrounding it. About five million people visit the statue per year.

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