Deborah Cortez

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20+ DIY Christmas Decorations That Look So Elegant

"Oh, this old scalloped tree skirt? It's vintage."<p>Elevate your home this holiday season with plenty of cash leftover for presents under the tree. These fancy DIY Christmas decor projects will gift you your most festive display yet.

Learn How to Prepare, Cook With, and Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

Cast iron skillets is a fantastic tool for most stove-top cooking. However, like all the best tools, they can require a little extra care to get the …

Cast Iron Skillet

This Woman Grew A Lemon Tree Inside Her Own House. When You Hear Her Secret... So Simple!

Growing your own food at home is a great way to save money and cut down on harmful chemicals in your diet. Keeping an entire garden, however, can be …

Gardening

When Is the Best Time to Buy a Home?

When the weather outside is frightful...<p>Home sales tend to rise along with the temperature. According to Realtor.com, 50% of homes are sold in …

Real Estate

Everything you need to know about Gov. Jerry Brown's housing plan

California's governor wants to speed up local government approval for affordable housing as a way to stem the state's housing crisis.<p>We've covered the plan extensively since Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled the measure in his May budget revision, through stories and via Twitter.<p>Below is a chronology of …

Housing

10 DIY Outdoor Swings That'll Make Warm Nights Even Better

Boho Chic

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

Creativity

Could cures for cancer lie hidden in the cloud?

<b>When Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie found out she carried a faulty variant of the BRCA1 gene, her doctors told her she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer.</b><p>Armed with this knowledge, she chose to undergo a double mastectomy in 2013 to reduce the risk to around 5%.<p>This kind of genetic …

21 Vanity Tables Beauty Junkies Will LOVE

Morning routines are *important*. But when you are battling for countertop space to spread out your makeup — all before that cup of morning joe — they can get a bit too hectic. Even if you’re fortunate enough to have your own big bathroom, having a designated vanity space just makes a girl feel</i> …

The 10 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex This Month

Take shelter from those April showers in your local cinema<p>The dust has settled, the battle is over, and <i>Batman v Superman</i> has emerged victorious at the global box-office—this despite more than a bit of disagreement between critics and fans over the quality of Zack Snyder's latest blockbuster. While …

New Mutants movie: Josh Boone, Simon Kinberg film will have familiar faces

After Bryan Singer’s <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i> debuts this May, fans can look forward to <i>New Mutants</i> from Josh Boone (<i>The Fault in Our Stars</i>). While producer …

20 Best Eighties-Gone-Wild Party Movies

20<p>‘Zapped’ (1982)<p>Not to be confused with the wholesome Disney Channel 'tween movie of the same name, this supernatural comedy starred <i>Happy Days'</i> …

Los Angeles

Scientists Are Investigating Why People in This Tiny Italian Town Keep Living to 100

They’re the first researchers ever given access.<p>On the western coast of southern Italy, where the ocean meets the sprawling mountains of …

25 High-Class IKEA Hacks

Shares 101<p>Black and Gold Stools by Melodrama<p>Cage Sconces by Nalle’s House<p>MY LATEST VIDEOS<p>Pendant Light by The Gathered Home<p>Ledge Shelf and Media …

The "Chic Shed" Is the Next Big Thing in Backyard Escapes

If you thought "she-sheds" were cool, wait until you see this woman's space.<p>Last year, the "she-shed" emerged as the female answer to the man cave. Now there's a sophisticated new crop of <i>chic</i> sheds — sunlight-drenched spaces nestled in equally inviting backyard gardens. Here, one lucky owner …

Psychologists Have Invented a Test to Measure Your Secret Need for Drama

Years ago, in a left-behind version of his professional life, psychologist Scott Frankowski worked in an office. Seated next to him in this office …

25 High-Class IKEA Hacks

Shares 101<p>[tps_header]<p>Many people think of IKEA as a budget store. It may be a budget store, but take something basic and add a little paint, …

Alzheimer’s may be due to renegade synapse-pruning mechanism

Alzheimer’s disease, the notoriously hard-to-treat neurodegenerative disorder, may be caused by the immune system overzealously pruning the …

9 IKEA Hacks for Your Patio or Balcony

It's finally spring! Time to dust off the door handle, step outside to your apartment balcony and start enjoying the great weather. While you're out …

6 bathroom color schemes that will never look dated

Bathrooms can be one of the most challenging rooms to overhaul. Renovating them can not only put a strain on your time and budget, but it puts the room out of commission while the work’s being done. No one wants to renovate their bathroom more often than necessary, and for this reason many people …

No campfire, no problem: Make 1-minute microwave mug s'mores

As our popular chocolate mug cake recipe proves, it's almost never a bad idea to fill a cup with an array of sweet ingredients and microwave it. In the recipe below from <i>Mug Meals</i>, author Leslie Bilderback revamps a recipe that's usually cooked outside over a fire: the iconic s'more. Now you can …

Dessert