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Zucchini 101: Growing and Harvesting This Super Squash

DK - <i>Simple Steps to Success: Fruits and Vegetables in Pots</i> , 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited<p>There’s a reason zucchini, a summer squash, is such a …

Gardening

4 Summer Bathing Suit Tips

In the '80s, one of my first assignments as a fashion editor at Vogue was to cover the swimwear market. As a Jersey girl, born and raised just miles from the beach (we never called it "the shore," that was for day trippers!), this was like getting paid to eat ice cream! It was my responsibility to …

DIY Floors that Look Like a Million Bucks

Flooring is one of the things that has the biggest impact on the look of a room — but beautiful floors can also be really expensive. But the good …

Genius gardening hacks to save you money

We all look for ways to be more frugal from time to time, be it to save money or because you'd like to tread more lightly upon the earth - whatever your reasons, the garden is a great place to start.<p>Gardening can be about more than pretty plants - it can feed us, encourage wildlife and prove a …

Gardening

30 Wedding Looks For Brides Who March To The Beat Of Their Own Drums

There's truly something for everyone!<p>Not every girl dreams of looking like a princess on her wedding day, and bridal designers are finally taking note.<p>The spring/summer 2017 collections gracing the runways during Bridal Fashion Week featured a number of unconventional options including pantsuits, …

21 Clothing Hacks That Will Save You From Embarrassing Mishaps

Get a fresh new wardrobe but still save money.

The 20 Coolest Secret Hotel Amenities

Read on for hidden perks from VIP shopping experiences to free museum access, and more.<p>When booking a trip, many travelers like to research the perks …

Hotels

Gardening is good for you

A spot of gardening not only gives you a good physical workout but reduces pain and anxiety, too<p>A Sunday afternoon of pottering round the garden – a bit of weeding here, mulching a bed there – doesn’t exactly seem like an arduous workout. Yet a 2006 study by Pennsylvania’s University of Scranton …

How to Decorate a Small Space for an Intimate Special Occasion

Overwhelmed at the idea of splurging on a venue for a big party? Whether you're planning a bridal shower, anniversary party, holiday bash or even an …

Misadventures in the Fragrance Trade

I have great taste. Call it a God given talent, call it an acquired skill — it is what it is. So when a friend playfully implied that the scent of my candle of choice might be disturbing the neighbors, I wondered: are my eyes deceiving my nose?<p>Luckily for me, Pratt Institute offers a crash-course …

9 Beauty Rules I Learned From Makeup-Guru-Turned-Mogul Huda Kattan

Kattan on acne cures, airbrushed skin, longer lashes, and the easiest contour.<p>Makeup-guru-turned-mogul Huda Kattan has more Instagram followers than Britney Spears and Madonna combined — and 15 times more than Pat McGrath. Videos like "How to Fake a Lip Job" on Kattan's YouTube channel command up …

Makeup

This Common Nail Mistake Is Ruining Your Manicure

You've gone through this cycle countless times: You plop down at a manicure station where a technician removes your shabby old polish, shapes your nails, <i>tries</i> to cut your cuticles (but you stay strong and tell her not to—even though you really, really want to see the clipped-cuticle buildup. No, …

Huda Kattan and Lisa Eldridge Reveal Sophia Loren's Eye-Enhancing Makeup Tricks

A few weeks ago one of the biggest beauty bloggers in the world, Huda Kattan, was in London. And when Lisa Eldridge, one of the most well-known makeup artist/vloggers in the world, found out about Kattan's visit, she asked her to come to her studio so she could do one of her famous YouTube makeup …

Homemaking and Gardening - Tips and Calendar March 2016

Homemaking and gardening calendar for March 2016 is ready. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for spring.<p>We have had a few nice days here in …

LFW: Hair trends to try out now from Alexander McQueen's jewelled waves to Preen headscarves

The AW16 trends so far have left us wanting far more than just the clothes. From jewels to Rapunzel plaits, here are the key hair looks you can take …

Hair

13 Spots You Never Thought to Paint (But Definitely Should)

Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.<p>Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.

The Right Way to Be a Perfectionist

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

Gayle King

Is This Kylie Jenner's Next Lip Kit Color?!

This could totally change the beauty game.<p>Kylie Jenner's new lip kit is basically liquid gold already, selling on eBay for over a thousand dollars. And according to the Lip Kit's official Instagram page, it might <i>actually</i> become gold, rose gold that is.<p>The official Lip Kit By Kylie Instagram account …

Beauty

Loving Boyfriend Prepares Symmetrical Breakfasts for Himself and His Partner Every Day

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and photographer Michael Zee makes sure he does it just right every morning. For both himself and his boyfriend Mark van Beek, Zee cooks a delicious breakfast at the start of each day. Sometime last year, the two sat down to eat their morning meal …

From a Standard-Issue Bathroom to a Masculine-Yet-Romantic Escape

And it was all inspired by a glamorous Marilyn Monroe print.<p>Jonathan Stiers, the blogger (and designer) behind The Stiers Aesthetic, bought his house eight years ago — and since that day, he had left the master bath exactly the same.<p>And it was fine space. The room featured all the trappings of an …

The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

Nikon D750

24 Photos of Beautiful Places That Look More Magical Covered in Snow

These gorgeous destinations make stunning real-life snow globes.<p>Take a walk through winter wonderlands with us as we explore just how a little snow can turn an ordinary place into somewhere magical.

Bright Lights, Big Parties: Diwali Around the World

Every year, Diwali revelers brighten the sky with fireworks and their homes with candles and lamps in celebration of the five-day festival of lights (starting October 19 this year). It is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains, in countries as diverse as India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Burma, Mauritius, …

17 Creative Dishes to Make With Cauliflower

You'll never look at this curious white vegetable the same way again.<p>You'll never look at this curious white vegetable the same way again.

25 Candid Snaps From Four Years of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The push-ups! The wings! The celeb cameos! The body glitter! There’s no denying the action on the catwalk at the annual Victoria’s Secret blowout, but there’s plenty to see behind the scenes, too. In between catwalk turns, boldface beauties like Joan Smalls and Doutzen Kroes snap selfies, adjust …

Fashion Modeling

India's "Birdman" Cares for 4,000 Exotic Green Parakeets

62-year-old Sekar wakes up at around 4am to cook pots of rice for his pet birds—his 4,000 pet birds, to be exact. Ten years ago, after a tsunami struck the the city of Chennai, India, the camera repairman noticed two green parakeets perched on his back porch. They'd been displaced by the natural …

Use Color to Add Character to a Cookie-Cutter Home

If you're stuck in a boring, cookie-cutter apartment (or house), remodeling isn't your only recourse. You can add a little excitement to your space …

Neat