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Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This (but Most Parents Do the Opposite) | Inc.com

What if I were to tell you that you could increase the odds that your kids will achieve great success in life--maybe greater success than you've had--simply by making a small change in how you praise them and talk about achievement?<p>It turns out, you can. What's more, this change flies in the face …

Self-improvement

So, Epicurious Just Launched a New App and a Bunch of New Food Videos. This Is Why That’s Exciting.

If you spend any time on Facebook (or YouTube, or Twitter, or Instagram, or Kik—just kidding, we’re not on Kik) today, you might come across a video …

Cooking

10 Clever Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like You've Been Baking

Nothing is better than the smell of fresh cookies (especially when you don't have to make them in the first place).<p>Take a shortcut to comfort with spices, pinecones, and other secret helpers.

The Best Bar Carts for Entertaining Photos

When decorating a living and dining area, there are several necessities that come to mind instantly: table, dining chairs, sofa, carpet, cocktail table. But for the entertaining aficionado, there’s another piece that may well prove just as useful: the bar cabinet. While bar carts have enjoyed a …

Tools & Craft #21: Why Furniture Builders Used to Wear Huge Paper Hats

Also, a little about workbenches and saws<p>Take a look at this image from G. A. Siddon's 1833 <i>The Cabinet Maker's Guide:</i><p>It's an interesting book (mostly …

Woodworking

See how this Brooklyn townhouse went from fixer upper to fabulous

Armed with vision and strong nerves, designer Alison Jennison saw past the faded green paint, wood paneling and fiber-ceiling panels (like many people had in elementary school) to realize the full potential of this three-story Brooklyn, New York, townhouse. Her efforts peeled back the decades-old …

Interior Design

Painting Ideas: One Gallon Home Decorating Projects

For something that costs, on average, about $30, a single gallon of paint holds an astonishing amount of potential. Just one can is enough to …

Dining Rooms

How to Decorate with Tassels Photos

Long a beloved finishing touch for interior designers favoring a more traditional aesthetic, in recent years the tassel has been relegated to the add-on realm of home shopping as a lamp finial or curtain tieback. But with the tassel taking center stage in fashion spreads lately (yes, we mean those …

Home Decorating

8 Things You Never Knew You Could Get at IKEA

There’s more than just furniture at the Swedish store; here are the most unexpected offerings<p>Fresh cinnamon rolls, affordable furniture, charmingly difficult-to-pronounce names: There’s lots to love about IKEA. Founded in 1943, the Swedish giant has built an empire on making good design, durable …

IKEA

44 Cute items for your house

We all love to fill our homes with things we cherish, and usually the cuter they are, the better it makes us feel. Sometimes we want to personalize …

3 Entrepreneurs on Their First Big Mistake

Entrepreneurs look back on the blooper they thought would kill their company.<p>Entrepreneurs look back on the blooper they thought would kill their company.<p>Sandy Chilewich<p><b>Founder and creative director, Chilewich</b><p>“Back in 2000, when I was just starting, I emailed a buyer at Bloomingdale’s, pitching my …

Entrepreneurship

5 Can't-Miss Documentaries Hitting Netflix This Month

How badly does Netflix want to keep your eyeballs glued to their screen? Bad enough to have invested a reported $800 million to deliver more than …

The Art of Brain Picking: 5 Ways to Do It Without Looking Like a Jerk

It's smart to learn from the experiences of others. Here's how to do it the right way.<p>When it comes to growing your business, one of the smartest things you can do is learn from the successes and failures of those that have come before you.<p>Since these entrepreneurs have already been where you want …

Entrepreneurship

Woman's fart starts fire during surgery, causing serious burns to her body

A patient's flatulence sparked a fire which caused her serious burns to her body, according to a university hospital in Japan.<p>Although the incident …

This new chimney can light charcoal in less than 10 minutes

A new chimney, designed by grill accessory company BBQ Dragon, takes just nine minutes to fully light the charcoal, and allows you to easily insert fuel from the side.<p>BBQ Dragon launched an Indiegogo campaign for the device, called the "Chimney of Insanity" on October 25. Less than 24 hours in, the …

Cooking

19 Gifts For People Who Can't Stop Crafting

Can't stop, won't stop.

What Designers Buy At Ikea

Furniture designers from Design Within Reach, Lunar, Dror, and more tell us what they buy when they go to Ikea.<p>Through its sheer ubiquity, Ikea furniture is often categorized as a design staple, not a design luxury. In fact, if you’re anything like most people, you probably think Ikea furniture is …

Furniture

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13 DIY Gifts You Should Start Making Right Now

We are entering the season of gift giving. Many folks meet this fact with both excitement and dread ― it’s exciting because we get to spoil the people we love, but dreadful because, well, it can be expensive and time-consuming.<p>One great way to not burn through all your dough is to make your own …

Crafting

Steal This Look: A Small and Neat Kitchen in Melbourne

Architect Sarah Trotter of Hearth Studio set out to redesign a 1970s kitchen on the garden level of a house in Melbourne, Australia. The compact …

Kitchens

7 Ways to Improve Your Writing, According to Experts

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …

Creative Writing

A Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie for When You Don't Want to Whip Up a Full Batch

A sugar craving hits. But—gasp—you ate the last Newman-O yesterday. And there’s nothing but a bite of ice cream left in the freezer (not even worth …

Dessert

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Source: Neel Burton<p>Emotional intelligence can superficially be defined as 'the ability to identify and manage one's own emotions and the emotions of …

Emotional Intelligence

Relaxation Tips for Stress Relief

We may associate relaxation with "wasting time," but in fact, regular relaxation and stress management are important for physical and emotional …

13 Negotiating Techniques That Never Fail

Here are negotiation techniques that have led to several multimillion-dollar deals.<p>You're sitting in a conference staring at the face of the other party. You want one thing. They want something entirely different. And as you're both on the verge of flipping over the table, it occurs to you that …

Emotional Intelligence

The Innovation Experiment: How Do We Know These New Learning Models Work?

Opinion | Learning Strategies<p>The Innovation Experiment: How Do We Know These New Learning Models Work?<p>By Jeff Heyck-Williams     Aug 11, 2016<p>Image …

8 Simple Remedies That Make Your Home Bug-FREE Without Chemicals

As much as we love summer, there is one aspect of it we most certainly don’t like – the bugs and insects that come along with it. They’re annoying, …

This Pepsi Spoof Aims to Ruin Cindy Crawford’s Classic Ad Forever

A new ad from a consumer activist group is taking aim at Pepsi's sourcing practices by spoofing one of the soft drink company's most famous …

Advertising Industry

10 Free Online Courses to Increase Your Productivity

Increasing your productivity is a goal that many busy professionals, parents, students, and entrepreneurs share. Finding enough hours in the day to …