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Gardening 101: Red Twig Dogwood

Red Twig Dogwood, <i>Cornus sericea</i>: Red Willow<p>There are all sorts of plants you can use to provide much needed color in your garden in winter. But for a …

Gardening 101: Button Fern

Button Fern, <i>Pellaea rotundifolia</i>: “Dark and Round”<p>Lately I’ve been in the market for a houseplant to add some life to my small apartment bathroom. My …

Plants

Mushroom Is the Millennial Pink for Your Home

Alys Fowler: how to give your seedlings the best start in life

Growing with the season rather than trying to jump ahead can make a lot of sense<p>It’s the sign of a new season, the first glimpse of hope that the days are lengthening and it is all beginning again. Perhaps more importantly it is a sign of a happy gardener; I know of many who find a great sense of …

How to Mix Soil for Succulents | Home Guides | SF Gate

The nutritional needs of succulents are similar to those of cacti, but succulents can generally tolerate more water and a lower pH than cacti. Most succulents can thrive in the same soil as the rest of your garden plants, so long as the soil is well drained, but when growing them in pots, it's …

DIY Embroidered Map: The Most Thoughtful GiftEver

This might be one of my favorite DIY gifts of all time. It’s intensely personal, it’s relatively easy, very inexpensive, and it means so much to the …

Sewing

6 Tax Deductions Homeowners Won't Want to Miss

Though there are plenty of good reasons to buy a home, owning property can be a costly prospect. From maintenance to insurance to real estate taxes, there are numerous costs that come with buying a home. But one major upside to homeownership are the tax benefits that come along with it. If you're a …

Personal Finance

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Writing

This DIY Laundry Room Makeover Is Filled With Clever Ideas

Spending money to revamp a laundry room doesn't sound sexy, but transforming a dull, chore-centered space into an uplifting haven of organization and …

The True Meaning of "Om"

It is oftentimes the first and last sound that you hear when in <b>yoga class</b> or a <b>meditation</b> class.<p>People sometimes refer to it as the sound of the …

Spirituality

Top 15 Amazing Basement Design Ideas – DIY Basement Finishing Costs Updated

<i>Ready to remodel that basement? What should you do with it?</i><p><b>Did you know?</b> That dark, cold, and empty basement can deliver some of the best returns on …

Home Improvement

Internet Of Things On Pace To Replace Mobile Phones As Most Connected Device In 2018

• Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, growing at a 23% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2015 to 2021.<br>• By 2021 there will be 9B mobile subscriptions, 7.7B mobile broadband subscriptions, and 6.3B …

Internet of Things

Expert Advice: Architects’ Top Tricks for Creating a European-Inspired Interior

We know—Europe is big, and a European “look” doesn’t mean one thing at all. Still, romantic notions of European decor continue to inspire.<p>Short of …

Interior Design