Blair Esther Campbell

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Vintage Kitchen Offers A Refreshing Modern Take On Fifties Style

They say that the worlds of fashion and interior design are cyclical, and late last year saw a newfound fascination with the retro and the vintage. …

Premium Economy Class: Is It Worth It?

When Hawaiian Airlines announced their new Extra Comfort seating option a few days ago, they were just the latest in a line of airlines adding options for travelers flying economy. For those of us who are fed up feeling squashed into standard economy seating, and are willing to spend a little more, …

3 Lessons For Future Presidents From Obamacare's Ills

The Affordable Care Act's early travails are yielding some lessons for future presidents and lawmakers. Here are three:<p><b>1) Presidents can't be too careful about making high-profile promises.</b><br>President Obama dented his credibility significantly by repeatedly promising that the Affordable Care Act …

Japan to start large-scale war games exercise

Tens of thousands of Japanese troops and aircraft on display in 18-day show of strength to neighbours<p>Japan is preparing to launch a major war games exercise today, in a calculated move to bolster its defences amid rising regional tensions.<p>An estimated 34,000 Self-Defence Force troops, accompanied …

Online Life

The End Of Obamaism

<b>It has not been</b> the best couple of weeks for Barack Obama, now in his second lap around the track as the president of these United States. It was not long ago that he was somewhat astride the political world, having faced down the crazoid Republicans who make up the worst congress that we ever have …

Studio Four Introduces Online Shopping

With the launch of their brand new online shop, designer rugs, bedding, and accessories are just a click away.<p>The beginning of October marked the newly launched online shopping site "The Market" for Studio Four. Based in New York City, Studio Four's showroom is the ultimate designer destination for …

Drink More Whiskey

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel Yaffe<p>This smart guide to whiskey introduces a new generation of would-be connoisseurs to the hottest new-again spirit. And with upstart distillers reviving varieties like white dog (moonshine to prohibition-era folks), now is the best time to start learning about it. Drink More …

Paul Ryan's Chance to Reinvent Himself—and Save the Nation

His proposal to the shutdown impasse isn't perfect, but it could provide a way out and deal the Tea Party a body blow in the process.<p>This week, Representative Paul Ryan may have made himself a leading Republican presidential contender in 2016. By proposing an end to the budget impasse that did not …

This Loophole Can End the Shutdown

Obama can overrule one obscure Carter-era opinion and reopen the government himself. Ben Jacobs explains.<p>The government shutdown has had drastic …

10 True Tales of Home Renovation Nightmares

Wait until you hear where a certain raccoon got stuck.<p>Making major changes to your home is never easy — but the unexpected snags (and there are always snags) make the experience that much harder. We asked readers for their most cringeworthy stories of home renovation gone wrong. Remember these, and …

Home Improvement

44 Cozy Rustic Halloween Decor Ideas

Rustic décor is always very cozy and enjoyable, it’s kind of relaxing, I think. That’s why a rustic Halloween party has a special charm and your …

The Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes

Here's what not to do.<p>These kitchen designers have seen it all, from stainless-steel overload to poor-quality cabinetry. Here they share the dos and don'ts of kitchen design.

Kitchens

A First Look at Rebecca Minkoff's Cheeky Holiday Cards

Photo: Courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff<p>Hand-written notes are now a novelty in our tech-tied age, but Rebecca Minkoff is continuing the sincere gesture by collaborating with online stationery retailer Tiny Prints. The designer created a six-piece customizable holiday card collection inspired by her fall …

Color Management