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The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

120. Anita Baker<i><br>Rapture</i> <b>(Elektra, 1986)</b><p>To put it succinctly, Anita Baker's third album, <i>Rapture,</i> is akin to good home cooking. In fact, my earliest memories of this album include it being used as a soundtrack to my mom's kitchen escapades. The luscious tone of Baker's voice truly feels like soul food …

Music

Bazaar Travel Guide 2018: The best islands

<b>1. Milaidhoo, the Maldives</b><p>Built upon the archetypal white sands and turquoise waters of the Maldives, Milaidhoo offers its guests the chance to delve …

Clever Ways to Use Awkward Spaces in Your Kitchen

If you've ever priced a kitchen renovation, you probably know that custom cabinets are very, very expensive. Which leaves most people working with …

Get Inspired: Outdoor Deck Designs and Ideas

01 of 11<p>Deck Ideas and Pictures<p>After much consideration, you've chosen a deck over a patio. Now what? It's time to figure out the important details …

Need Some Summer Reading? These Are the 15 Best-Selling Business Books Right Now

These are the books you're likely to spot everyone reading this summer, according to Amazon.<p>The lazy days of summer are here. That means you need some books to fill them with.<p>There are tons of recommendations out there from business icons, other entrepreneurs, and thought leaders, but if you really …

Self-improvement

IKEA's Latest Inspiration Is Literally Out of this World

IKEA's latest collaboration is out of this world—literally. The Swedish retailer is partnering with the folks at NASA and Lund University to help …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Cool Outdoor Shower Ideas For The Hot Summer Ahead

Showering outdoors is a special experience which we can’t really compare with anything else. We’ve seen a lot of homes and resorts that have outdoor …

container design completes playful house in sukumo, japan

<b>this dwelling designed by japanese architect takanobu kishimoto of container design offers the family a bright and open home in sukumo city, japan.</b> …

Architecture

11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life

The positive psychology movement is known for helping people improve their happiness, well-being, and productivity. This remarkable and practical book list will help you do just that.<p>The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable …

Happiness

Five experimental animation films that are out of this world

No doubt, Pixar has produced some of the great animated features of the past 20 years, from <i>Toy Story</i> and its pitch-perfect sequels to the elegant <i>Wall-E</i> and the elegiac <i>Up</i>. But recently the CGI powerhouse has been spinning its wheels with a string of disappointing sequels – <i>Cars 2</i> and <i>3</i>, <i>Finding Dory</i> – …

The 15 Coolest Airbnbs—All Under $100

Stay all around the world for cheap<p>There's nothing we dislike more about traveling than paying for an expensive hotel that we won't even spend any time in. Sure, certain vacations—particularly ones following grueling weeks of work or an especially intensive project—call for a lot of r&r with many …

Travel

15 Incredible, Edible Egg Salad Recipes

You put SOOOOO much creativity into making beautiful Easter eggs each year, only to toss the whole bunch after the holiday. But here’s a food *reuse* idea that’s as green as spring. Store the eggs properly and you’ve got a real jump-start on delicious hard-boiled egg recipes. Everyone loves deviled …

The Prettiest Makeup Organization Ideas You *Need* to Try

When it comes to your beauty routine, there should be no messing around — and we mean that quite literally. For every bit as meticulous as you are applying lipstick and mascara, the same should be said of your makeup organization system. And whether you have a dedicated counter or a teeny tiny …

29 Of The Prettiest Ways To Keep Your Home Organized

Make your house picture perfect.

16 OTHER Online Stores You Definitely Want to Know About

Oftentimes, I lie awake at night, wondering about all the online home decor stores I might be missing out on for lack of knowing (kidding, I sleep …

Learn About the Elements of Basic Plot for Beginning Writers

Basic Plot for the Beginning Writers<p>Updated October 23, 2017<p>If, like many people, you labor under the idea that for "real" writers, plot comes …

Creative Writing

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

<i>This content originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>You’ve heard the myths: Tuesday is the best day to book airfare. Wednesday is the best day to …

Top 5: from the house that will take your breath away to 14 things guests hate when they visit your home

And here we are again, another week has passed and we are giving you a chance to read our most popular articles. Here is your chance to re-read your …

Living Rooms

The richest 1% of New York City residents are living in multimillion-dollar Frankenmansions

When an apartment or penthouse isn't big enough for wealthy New Yorkers, they get creative.<p>In recent years, several have combined multiple townhouses or building floors to create supersized homes — or Frankenmansions, as New York magazine's S. Jhoanna Robledo calls them.<p>To construct these …

How to Get the Most Out of Google Maps

Google Maps is hand-down one of the best navigation apps on Android and iPhone, but considering most of us use it <i>while</i> driving, it’s easy to miss …

Maps

Build a Better Meal Plan with 20 Quick and Tasty Dinners

No matter your schedule, having a quick go-to dinner as a part of your meal plan is one of our favorite strategies to beat the weeknight dinner …

16 easy one-pot pasta recipes for delicious weeknight dinners

What's better than a hearty bowl of pasta for dinner? Making that pasta dinner in one pot!<p>And even better? You'll only have one pot — or one slow cooker in the case of some of these tasty recipes — to clean after dinner. Here are 16 one-pot pasta recipes your whole family will enjoy, including a …

Cooking

The Secret of Story Telling

Consumer touch points are opportunities to communicate. Walk in your customer's shoes and think about where they interact with your brand.<p><i>The following is an excerpt from Brand Buzz: 3 Breakthrough Secrets for Building a Winning Brand by Adrienne Weiss and Greg Weiss.</i><p>On the south side of Chicago in …

Marketing

11 new trailers you should watch this week

So the Oscars happened. I haven't seen all the year's Best Picture nominees, but I can't imagine liking one more than <i>Moonlight</i> — the fact that it's so far from a traditional Hollywood film makes its win all the more exciting.<p>I also caught up on <i>Hidden Figures</i> last weekend, since it was the last …

Entertainment

Crazy Soaking Tubs I Would Never Leave

This is that part of the winter where you just feel really, really tired of winter. Christmas has come and gone. The snow that once felt magical has …

Get paid US$10,000 a month to stay in luxury vacation homes around the world

If you love the luxury lifestyle as much as you love travel, the best job in the world is now accepting applications.<p>Thirdhome is a membership-based home rental site that allows people who own a second home to exchange time there for stays at various other luxury destinations around the world, with …

Luxury Lifestyle

Darling '50s trailer home in Palm Springs can be yours for $55K

Mint-green, midcentury, and (once) mobile? Yes, please!<p>This is everything we love combined into one adorable parcel: a converted 1950s vintage trailer “tiny” home—in <i>Palm Springs</i>. But that’s not all. Its main mint-green frame sticks out from a slightly larger concrete body and breaks out into a …

Here’s a Jaw-Dropping Penthouse in NYC’s Tallest Residential Building

It’s hard to upstage the view from 1,224 feet, so when the interior designer Kelly Behun was contacted to design a 92nd-floor penthouse at 432 Park …