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Recommended Reading: 6 Blogs for Creative Writers

My Favorite Places for Writing Resources<p>Whether you’re looking for writing prompts or tips to help improve your writing, there are a ton of resources …

How Queer Literature Lost and Found Its Next Generation of Talent

The past couple of decades of queer literature haven't made a huge impact. Monday's Lambda Literary Awards are the latest sign that's changing.<p>This Monday, the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, honoring the best works of LGBTQ literature to emerge over the previous year, will be presented in New …

LGBTQ

Discover Who Your Character Is With This Quirky Writing Prompt

There are several ways to reveal who your character is in a story: through how they dress, their posture, and through what they value. But the best …

Creative Writing

101 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance writing is no more lucrative than ever but at least it's getting easier to find work.<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re an expert looking to make some extra cash or are a full-time journalist or blogger, there’s never been …

Employment

Spiced Pear Upside-Down Cake

Make sure the cake pan you’re using is at least 2" deep; the batter will rise to the very top while baking and will overflow in a shallow pan.<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for pan<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan<p>3 tablespoons fresh orange juice<p>¼ cup pomegranate …

Baking

20 Thanksgiving Centerpieces to Complete Your Harvest Table

You'll love the family-friendly conversation starter involved in #2.<p>Digging into the holiday spread might be number one on your Thanksgiving to do list, but these pretty displays will convince you to look up from your plate.

Black and White and Gold in the Bathroom

Black and white and gold is a striking color combination, and nowhere is that more true than in the bathroom. Gold fixtures in the bathroom is a look …

Interior Design

A Uniquely Renovated Brooklyn Brownstone

After living in the upper west side of New York for a decade, Melissa Lee, and her husband Keye developed a yearning for a larger space with a more …

Tour a Historic New Orleans House Full of Striking Colors

Grand gestures, fearless color, and playful patterns make a major statement.<p>As the kids grow up — and out — Jane Scott Hodges and her husband celebrate newfound freedom with grand gestures, fearless color, and playful patterns in their 1869 Greek Revival house decorated by Gwen Driscoll.

How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

Take these tips from illustrations to your own home.<p>Take these decorator-sourced tips from illustrations to your own home.

30 Great Kitchen Design Ideas

Fabulous ideas for any kitchen.<p>If you're ready to design a kitchen but don't know where to start, we've got just the thing to help. From the simple to the sublime, our collection of 30 fabulous kitchen ideas — gathered from some of the nation's best designers — is sure to inspire. Plus: 60 …

Moscase Modular Smartphone Cases

The path of technology has always been efficiency, and Moscase has not strayed with its Modular<p>The path of technology has always been efficiency, and Moscase has not strayed with its Modular Smartphone case. The protective casing serves initially as just that, however what sets it apart is its …

Gear & Gadgets

New Balance M530CCR

After dropping late last year in a number of ’90s running-inspired make-ups and as a part of Ronnie<p>After dropping late last year in a number of ’90s running-inspired make-ups and as a part of Ronnie Fieg’s latest collaboration with the brand, New Balance’s 530 returns for Spring/Summer 2015 with …

Shoes

21 Spring-Inspired Rooms That Will Make You Want to Redecorate

These spaces are as ready for spring as we are.<p>These spaces are as ready for spring as we are.

The Best iPhone 6 (and 6S) Cases for Every Budget

That iPhone 6s feels nice and sleek in the hand, doesn’t it? And doesn’t it feel good with a dent in the corner and a scratch on the back and — <i>oh,</i> …

70+ Colorful Bathrooms to Inspire Your Next Makeover

These happy-hued spaces will brighten up your day, even if you're not planning a remodel anytime soon.<p>Crisp, cool blues ... fiery reds ... there's inspiration here from every color in the rainbow. Want more ideas? We've got 135+ designer bathrooms right this way.

A Chicago Bathroom That's a Mix of Traditional and Modern

The Best Kitchens of 2014

A look back at the year in kitchen design.<p>This year in kitchen design, we saw a lot of daring colors, global influences, unique backsplashes and detailed accents, and innovative appliances.

10 Ultra Glamorous Bathrooms

Bathrooms fit for movie stars.<p>From crystal chandeliers to mirrored vanities, these bathrooms are fit for a movie star.

Expert Advice: Sebastian Conran’s 11 Tips for Designing a Small Kitchen

The other day I found myself in a Twitter conversation with UK industrial designer Sebastian Conran (yes, of <i>that</i> Conran family; he’s the son of Sir …

West Elm

How to Build a Modern Eco-Friendly Kitchen

In a midcentury country cabin, environmental expert Danny Seo designed a creative, eco-friendly version of an industrial-style kitchen.<p>At his cabin …

Aradhana's "Charcoal Pop" Room

Like this entry? Favorite it below!<p>Name:AradhanaLocation:New Delhi IndiaDivision:InternationalInspiration for my palette:I was confident on the dark …

Nyakinyua & Ivan's Chic Victorian in Washington DC

<b>Name:</b> Nyakinyua Gill, Ivan Iricanin, and Baby Vuk <b><br>Location:</b> Howard University-Shaw; Washington DC <b><br>Size:</b> 1,800 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 1.5 years; …

Boho Chic

Matthew Zorpas (@matthewzorpas)

The Ultimate Guide to Never Killing a Houseplant Again

There are those whose home is a verdant playground of lush leaves, beautiful foliage and healthy, happy houseplants. And there are the rest of us, …

Designing a Small and Glamorous Guest Bathroom

Amy Meier explains how she decorated a compact guest bathroom in Coronado, California, with rich materials and textures.<p><b>Christine Pittel: What is that gorgeous striated stone on the walls?</b><p><b>Amy Meier:</b> It's not stone. It's wallpaper. This house is on Coronado Island, opposite San Diego, and the beach …

Bright & Cheerful in San Diego

Like most creative people, Heidi Andrews juggles a lot of different activities. Together with her twin sister, she runs True Birds, a Los …

A True Cabinet of Curiosities in Canada

Marco Khalil and Caroline West have created a veritable Kunstkammer in their apartment in Victoria, British Columbia. Marco is a nautical captain and …

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