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Color Cheat Sheet: The 15 Most Perfect Gray Paint Colors

Picking paint is no easy feat. First, you have to decide what color family you want to grace your walls. "A dark blue? Maybe a bright green? Oh wait, …

30 Cool And Easy Dinners To Make Every Night In June

It's too damn hot to cook dinner.

The Republican Waterloo

Conservatives once warned that Obamacare would produce the Democratic Waterloo. Their inability to accept the principle of universal coverage has, instead, led to their own defeat.<p>Seven years and three days ago, the House of Representatives grumblingly voted to approve the Senate’s version of the …

I Was a Muslim in Trump's White House

When President Obama left, I stayed on at the National Security Council in order to serve my country. I lasted eight days.<p>In 2011, I was hired, straight out of college, to work at the White House and eventually the National Security Council. My job there was to promote and protect the best of what …

This 4-year-old dawdles, and his parents are stuck

<i>Q: How can I encourage my 4½ -year-old to follow directions? I know it’s normal for him to dawdle, putter around and even ignore me, but it’s maddening. I’ve gotten into the trap of repeating/reminding and then getting annoyed, so I know this problem is on me. But I’m stuck on how to fix it. I</i> …

Parenting

An Excellent, One-pan, Protein-packed Power Pasta

One-pot meals are the savior of weeknight cooking, and this pasta is one of my go-tos. It's pasta and lentils simmered in crushed tomatoes, finished …

Pasta

The 20 Most Comforting Ina Garten Recipes to Make in This Lifetime

If you're searching for comfort foods, you'll likely end up landing on Ina Garten's recipes. The Barefoot Contessa has developed a well-deserved reputation as the queen of doable, crowd-pleasing, and comforting recipes, both savory and sweet. Consider this your official Ina Garten bucket list of …

Cooking

The Best Soups to Make When You Don't Have Time to Cook

There comes a time every winter when you peer into your pantry and declare enough is enough… No. More. Pasta. Sure, it's the staple dish in a busy …

18 Organization Methods to Keep Your Home Clean in 2017

If one of the #adulting goals you have includes keeping your home clean, we feel ya. Sometimes, the hustle and bustle of life gets to us, and before we know it, we’re left with a mess of a house. Luckily, we found a few organizational hacks to take tidying up your home to the next level. Whether …

19 Natural Home Cleaners People Actually Swear By

All of the cleaning power with none of the scary ingredients!

19 Simple Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem Quickly

Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.<p>Low self-esteem is unfortunately a self-fulling prophecy. The worse you feel about who you are and what you do, the less motivation you'll have to do what it takes to build your self-esteem.<p>From there it's easy to spiral down into a cycle of …

Self-help

Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is a master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

Top 10 Tips To Keep Your Home Clutter Free

In a family household, clutter builds up inevitably. Clothes need putting away, the dishwasher needs emptying and the kids need telling at least five …

42 Ways To Make Your Entire Home Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

:: bookmarks for next weekend ::<p>Bathroom; Kitchen; Bedroom; Living Room; All Around the House; Garage, Basement, and Outdoors

Here's the secret to organizing your garage: Use the walls — and ceiling

It's the Bermuda Triangle of organization, the place household clutter goes to die: The garage.<p>If your garage is anything like ours, it's jammed with plastic storage bins that you purchased with great enthusiasm. Sadly, stuffing junk into boxes only gets us so far, according to organizational …

Music icon Prince dead at 57

<b>(CNN) —</b> As stunned fans mourned legendary singer Prince, questions remained on what killed him days after he performed in Atlanta to rave reviews.<p>Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death. An autopsy will be conducted Friday, starting at 9 a.m. CT (10 a.m. ET).<p>Prince …

Pop Culture

Oven puffed pancake or dutch baby recipe

Oven puffed pancake. Swedish pancake. Dutch baby. Whatever you call it, trust me, people. You’re going to want to make this.<p>For the record, I …