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6 easy ways to improve your home’s curb appeal

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you’re planning to sell a home in spring, prepare now for the crucial (and fun) job of …

Home Improvement

The 13 Best Spots to Buy Affordable Home Decor Online

When we’re shopping for furniture, we consult our 18 Favorite Spots to Buy Furniture Online, but when we’re looking for all of the decorative touches …

Jennifer Aniston Gives a Tour of Her $21 Million Dollar Home: ‘There’s Nowhere Else I Want to Be’

Jennifer Aniston’s decorating mantra is (unsurprisingly) as approachable as they come.<p>“Sexy is important, but comfort is essential,” the actress, 48, …

The secret ingredient to make any room feel more inviting

You know the feeling of walking into a room and immediately feeling drawn to a certain area — whether it’s a cozy seating nook or an interesting collection on the mantel? If you can’t quite put your finger on what it is about the space or group of objects that seems alluring, there’s a good chance …

Home Decorating

The best home goods to shop online at Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Walmart

Get up to 30 percent off fab outdoor furniture<p>It <i>finally</i> feels like spring, inspiring me to do a little spring cleaning and revamp my home goods. From rugs to outdoor furniture to accessories like this avocado slicer, this week I’m highlighting my favorite finds from three popular big-box …

9 Super Chic Backyard Ideas to Elevate Your Outdoor Space

It's spring, and the weather is finally starting to warm, and you're probably thinking about getting outside, and maybe thinking about creating a …

Landscaping

Increase the value of your home with open plans and patios, says new report

A new study from Realtor examines what matters most<p>If you’ve ever wanted to renovate your kitchen, re-do the floors, or go full Joanna Gaines on your home, you’ve likely indulged in a little self-justification, claiming it would “improve the value” of the house. But getting a real return on …

20 Ideas to Make Your Whole Home Feel Bigger

As someone who currently has a desk-nightstand-vanity hybrid, trust me when I say that I get any and all of your small-space living woes. That's why …

Home Decorating

Getting Ready for Summer Entertaining: A Guide to Outdoor Audio

While there has been some debate over the idea of bringing the television outdoors, we're sure that this guide to bringing tech outside will be met …

Audiophile

30 Patio Ideas to Make Your Backyard Look Incredible

Kick back under the sun with these stylish designer ideas for outdoor spaces.<p>Whether you have a porch, pool, or patio, our guide to creating a luxurious outside area will help you take full advantage of warm weather. Oh, and don't miss our top swimming pool designs and outdoor kitchens!

10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Bar Carts

Is there a happier sound than the jangly approach of a bar cart on wheels? Here are ten of our favorite outdoor bar carts for summer …

IKEA

Take it outside: How to set up a chic outdoor bar

Whether you have a small postage-sized patio, expansive deck, or rolling lawn, setting up a stylish outdoor bar is easier than you think. First, take a good look at your space. Pick a spot that is covered by a big tree or in a corner under an awning or trellis. You can also pick up an inexpensive …

When you have lemons, you make lemonade. When you have juicy ripe cherries, you make this Sweet & Sour Cherry Sparkler for this week's 10-Minute Happy Hour! GET THE RECIPE: Sweet & Sour Cherry Sparkler, http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-cherry-sour-sparkler-10-minute-happy-hour-190286

Betty Crocker 20 Best Summer Drink Recipes

• <b>Author:</b> Betty Crocker<p><b>Enjoy Sumer Sipping with Refreshing Drinks</b><p><b>Photo of Every Recipe</b><p>Summer and the sound of ice cubes clinking just go together, and the cool drinks here are perfect all through the warm months. Serve Frosty Iced Caramel Capuccino and Lemon-Ginger Tingler on a hot day; enjoy …

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Just in from Canadian photographer Brenda Liu, this beautiful garden pavilion she shot for Toronto based Shawn Freeman Architect.<p><i>“This pavilion is</i> …

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but <i>everyone</i> looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders and "Crack" Nuts to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p><b>1. Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders</b><p>These …

Your Ultimate Guide to Day After Christmas Sales in Miami

Santa brought you a stack of Gs this year? More like a few extra $50s? Everyone knows that day after Christmas sales are almost as good as Black Friday deals, so hop in that sleigh and head out to spend it. Yes, the malls will be crowded. Yes, parking will probably be a mess. (Here's a handy guide …

Kim Kardashian West Makes Her First Post-Birth Appearance for Kris' Christmas Eve Bash

Step into Christmas with the first family of reality television.<p>The Kardashian-Jenner crew partied the night away on Thursday, celebrating Christmas …

Christmas Eve

The Dessert Your Next Dinner Party Needs

Photographer and blogger Katie Quinn Davies shares a sweet treat for warmer days.<p>"This is my take on the classic English '4, 4, 4, and 2' Victoria sponge cake recipe that my mom used to make. Strawberries pair very well with lemon, and this recipe uses the Italian lemon liqueur limoncello, which …

How to Throw the Ultimate Backyard Party With Things You Already Have

A memorable and beautiful outdoor soiree doesn't require a trip to the mall...you can pull off a clever, stylish party with pieces you already have (and a little creativity.)<p>A memorable and beautiful outdoor soiree doesn't require a trip to the mall...you can pull off a clever, stylish party with …

5 Steps to Creating a Vintage, But Elegant, Brunch Table

Just in time for alfresco dining season.<p>Author and former <i>House Beautiful</i> editor Mary Emmerling sets the table with items from her new line of vintage goods, Mary Emmerling Curated Home. "I want people to use antique china to entertain at home in contemporary ways," she says.<p><b>1. Get Creative With</b> …

Couple Makes the Most Amazing Wedding Save-the-Date Ever

They literally save the date.<p>To let people know about their upcoming wedding, Tyler MacNiven and his fiancée Kelly decided to forgo paper save-the-dates and create a kick-ass video. In the action short, the pun-loving couple goes to great lengths to save the important wedding date document from a …

U.S. birthrate hit new low in 2013 as women delayed having kids

American women gave birth to 3,932,181 babies in 2013 as the nation's birthrate fell to another record low, federal researchers reported Thursday.<p>The total number of births declined for the sixth straight year, with only 62.5 babies born for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. The …

Demographics