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Keeping these 12 plants in your home can improve your health — and they're almost impossible to kill

Eating plants isn't the only way to reap their benefits. Science has shown that keeping a simple houseplant can do wonders for your health.<p>Horticulturist Marc Hachadourian, the director of the Nolen Greenhouses at the New York Botanical Garden, told us that plants benefit both your physical and …

Plants

DIY Egg White And Honey For Reducing Ugly Spots On Face

Everyone desires to look their absolute best. But, just a couple of ugly spots can hamper your entire look and make you feel conscious of your …

Skin Care

20 Home Decor Cheat Sheets That Will Have You Decorate Like a Pro

Decorating your home can sometimes become a daunting task because you can get lost in measurements, styles and other decor choices. Then you can …

The One Letter to Read Before Sending Your Child to School

<i>Originally published August 28, 2011</i><p>Hey Baby.<p>Tomorrow is a big day. <i>Third Grade – wow.</i><p>Chase – When I was in third grade, there was a little boy in my …

35 Killer Ways to Use Your Empty Vertical Space

You probably don't even realize how much untapped vertical space you've got in your home and garden. Think about those empty corners, the space above your stove or toilet, the exterior walls behind your flower beds, even the half-an-inch behind your furniture -- all of that space can be used to add …

Meticulously Constructed Wildlife Sculptures Made Entirely Out of LEGOs

Sculptor Sean Kenney started playing with LEGOs as a kid and has developed a highly impressive collection since then. Now, he's one of 11 LEGO Certified Professionals who creates modern sculptures for a living. “I just chuckle at the age recommendations printed on the LEGO boxes as I tear them …

Lego

7 Places To Shop For Home Decor That Aren't Ikea

<i>Photo courtesy: Zara Home</i><p>OK, so you just moved into a new apartment and you need home things. Namely dishtowels without stains, cups sans university logos and maybe a new nightstand that isn't from Bed Bath & Beyond. Most people's natural instinct is to head straight to Ikea. But 1) the lines. And …

IKEA

The oil guide: which to use for frying, drizzling and roasting

Thought you knew which oil to drizzle over your salad and which to roast your potatoes with? Think again.<p>Scientists have discovered that heating up vegetable oils leads to the release of high concentrations of chemicals called aldehydes, <b>which have been linked to illnesses including cancer, heart</b> …

KKK met with skirmishes at rally to protest Confederate flag removal

COLUMBIA, S.C. — On a boiling weekday afternoon on the outskirts of Atlanta, the Ku Klux Klan hunted white people in a turquoise convertible.<p>Roy Pemberton, 62, a Klansman who prominently wore the group’s so-called “blood drop” cross on his hat, trolled the suburban parking lots of Wal-Marts, Home …

Rights & Freedoms

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

The American education system completely misunderstands how to discipline children, says groundbreaking psychologist

Dr. Ross Greene would rather parents and teachers try to understand their misbehaving children than punish them.<p>Greene, a clinical child psychologist …

Education

17 DIY Pegboards to Organize Every Room

It’s time to dust off that pegboard from the garage and get it ready for a brand new life indoors. From workspace organization to nursery decor, pegboards are like the cousins of open shelving, but a little more eclectic and playful. However, pegboards don’t stop at being great organizational …

Crafting

The 7 Biggest Decor Mistakes That Drive Designers Crazy

Pros reveal what they always want to change when walking into a room.<p>Pros reveal what they always want to change when walking into a room.

This is how Australian teachers are taught how to teach children to read: not just phonics

There is a lot of misinformation out there, as well as ill informed commentary, about how we prepare teachers to teach reading and writing in …

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

The Fastest Way to Clean Your Bathroom

Follow this routine to make your fixtures sparkle in minutes.<p>One of the busiest spots in your house, the bathroom is also the place almost every guest visits. So if you start sweating whenever someone asks, "Do you mind if I freshen up/use the toilet/secretly judge your cleaning skills?" just …

Shakespeare: One of the First and Greatest Psychologists

Steven Pinker finds insight into the frailty of human nature within Measure for Measure.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Peter Stamm, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and more.</b><p>Harvard linguist and …

Self Control