Melanie Johnson

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33+ kids activities for summer fun

While not strictly home and garden, if the kids are out of the way (and having fun) you can end up doing more in the home AND garden, right?<p>So here …

Carpets

16 Weird Forgotten English Words We Should Bring Back

English changes all the time, often in subtle ways—so it's not surprising that we've lost many delightful words and phrases along the way. In his …

25 Uses For Lemon Peel - You Won't Believe All the Great Uses

Lemon juice has so many household uses, but don’t toss those peels after squeezing your lemons! Use the whole lemon – juice, pulp, rind, and all. …

Skin Care

How to Throw the Ultimate Backyard Party With Things You Already Have

A memorable and beautiful outdoor soiree doesn't require a trip to the mall...you can pull off a clever, stylish party with pieces you already have (and a little creativity.)<p>A memorable and beautiful outdoor soiree doesn't require a trip to the mall...you can pull off a clever, stylish party with …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in June

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in June:</b><p>What do a giant head, a larger-than-life house, and a flying ship have in common? They will be on display at the <b>Greenwich and Docklands International Festival</b> (June 20-28) in …

Festivals

Kim Kardashian's bachelorette party dress is worth talking about

AOL

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

Jamaica's rare wildlife – in pictures

The Portland Bight protected area is home to the iconic Jamaican iguana and 20 other endangered species. Its fragile coastal ecosystem and wildlife faces the risk of being lost for ever as Jamaica approves a Chinese company to build a port. Photographs by Robin Moore

Wildlife

Summer Cocktails That Won't Sabotage Your Bikini Body

As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, celebrate summer with these low-calorie, low-sugar cocktail recipes that act as the perfect refreshers after a day in the sun.<p><b>Skinnygirl Summertime Sipper</b><p>1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Meyer Lemon Vodka<p>Splash of DeKuyper Triple Sec<p>Splash of diet lemon-lime soda<p>Cherry or …

#theLIST: Iconic Cannes Style

The world's most glamorous film festival is happening in the South of France right now. Here, look back at some of the vintage photos of the fashion moments that put this famous red carpet on the map.<p>The world's most glamorous film festival is happening in the South of France right now. Here, look …

Black Tie

Charting: Chic Maxi Dresses at Every Price

When aiming to look effortlessly chic, it's hard to go wrong with a long summer dress. When the temperature is on the rise, model Miranda Kerr frequently incorporates maxi dresses into her stylish repertoire, and we've taken note. Whether you're partial to a bohemian vibe or go for retro chic, …

9 Must-Have Summer Nail Polishes

Consider this your summer manicure cheat sheet.<p>Consider this your summer manicure cheat sheet.<p>Pink Peach<p>Creamy Gold<p>Poppy Red<p>Coral Punch<p>Metallic Sand<p>Chartreuse<p>Hot Red<p>Retro Orange<p>Girly Pink

Beauty

11 Unnatural Blondes Who Embrace the Lighter Side

From Kardashian's dramatic new look to Ciara's honey hue, we rounded up some of our favorite ladies with some chic blonde ambition.<p>Going blonde isn't a novel beauty trend, but we can't help but notice all the girls with the darkest of locks who are reaching for the peroxide lately. It's a …

Hair

Beach Babe: 10 Swimsuits Under $100

In further proof that style can be found at every price point, get beach-ready in ten suitsfrom string bikinis to maillotsthat cost less than your monthly metro card.<p>In further proof that style can be found at every price point, get beach-ready in ten suits—from string bikinis to maillots—that cost …

The Best Dressed Guest: What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Your guide to being the best-dressed guest of the season.<p>The warm weather, the flowers in bloom—it's no wonder so many brides decide to get married in the spring. As you enter the coming season, weekends booked up with wedding after wedding, the need for a chic springtime ensemble (or twelve) is …

Eye Candy: Bazaar Editorials from the '90s

Click through to see the throwback images of Kate, Christy, Naomi and more of the ladies who dominated the pages of Bazaar.<p>Fashion sittings in the '90s ranged from utterly simplistic—minimalism was born in this era, after all—to the extremely bold and colorful, carrying over from the over-the-top …

Wildfire scorches nearly 80,000 acres in Alaska

A days-long wildfire had covered more than 78,000 acres of Alaska's Kenai National Wildlife Refuge by early Saturday, a state agency said.<p>The Funny River Fire began burning Monday evening and was 20% contained by early Saturday, Alaska's Interagency Incident Management Team said.<p>No evacuations or …

Bay leaves are an optional ingredient, 'but things are definitely better with them'

The Hipsterfication of Burgers; LA's All-American Bites

· This Hipsterfication of Burgers Has Got to Stop [Telegraph]<br>· The 18 Best All-American Bites in Los Angeles [Eater LA]<br>· Robots Will Replace Fast-Food Workers [CNN Money]<br>· How Domino's Became a Tech Company [Fast Co]<br>· How Far You Can Travel and Still Find Brooklyn Lager [CN Traveler]<br>· Tabasco …

This 'Soul Food' Burrito Is Stuffed with Mac and Cheese

Because novelty hamburgers have apparently run their course, a Mission-style burrito restaurant in San Francisco is dishing out a novelty version of grab-and-go wrap: Behold the "<b>Soulrrito</b>," a soul food/Mexican mash-up that stuffs tri-tip steak, yams, collard greens, and a <b>salsa-infused</b> …