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9 Wacky and Wonderful Found-Object Sculptures From Across Art History

When <b>Marcel Duchamp</b> made his "Fountain" by elevating a men's room fixture to a plinth in a gallery, he encouraged artists to consider the selection of …

Art

18 Inspiring Ways To Display Bedroom Art

A well-placed piece may be the easiest way to turn your room into the stylish sanctuary.<p>Well-placed art just may be the easiest way to turn your room into the stylish sanctuary you've always dreamed of...these 18 rooms are proof.

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At the Glass House estate, a restoration takes aim at one of modern master Philip Johnson’s most-beloved sanctuaries.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap,...<p>Modernist beach …

Cape Cod

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Design

Beauty Basics: DIY Tea Tree and Activated Charcoal Soap

If you’re new to DIY beauty products, making your own soap can seem like a really intimidating process that’s probably best left up to the professionals. And, while some soap-making techniques can include complex recipes or require special safety equipment to handle tricky raw materials, you don’t …

DIY Beauty: Homemade Deodorant

Homemade deodorant is one of those projects that I’ve always wanted to try, but I’ve never quite gotten around to it. I like the idea of using natural, body-friendly ingredients—especially since several of my loved ones have struggled with breast cancer, and I’d rather avoid applying potentially …

Breast Cancer

How-To: DIY Tinted Lip Balm

Store-bought tinted lip balm is something that I like in theory. That is, until I try to wear it and my lips turn a decidedly hideous skin tone-clashing shade of magenta. Then I remember why I generally stick with the clear stuff. Sound familiar? Despair no more! Instead, take a few minutes to turn …

Makeup

DIY Hanging Scarf Storage

Got more scarves than you know what to do with? It turns out that keeping your scarves neat and tidy is as easy as hanging some shower curtain rings on a clothes hanger with this clever tip from DIY Ideaz!<p>[via DIY and Craftz]

Make A Stuffed Easter Bunny From Old Socks

Now that Easter is just one month away, it might be time to start thinking about the kind of crafts you’d like to make this year, like this adorable stuffed bunny made from old socks by Elena Terenzi of Mostracci!<p>The tutorial is actually in Italian, but even if Google Translate can’t clear that up …

How-To: Transfer a Photo onto a Slice of Wood

Tired of putting your photos into right angled frames? Give this ink to wood transfer technique a try.<p>You can find ready to use kiln dried wood slices at most large craft stores. If you want to use your own DIY slice of wood cut from a fallen tree, be aware that if not dried with the proper …

Knitting Tips: 3 Ways to Weave in Ends

As any new knitter will tell you, weaving in yarn ends seems like it should be a pretty straightforward task, but hiding those extra inches can be surprisingly frustrating if you don’t know what you’re doing. Luckily, learning three simple techniques—the selvedge edge weave, duplicate stitch, and …

Knitting

A Genius New Way to Use Face Oil

To say oils have taken off in the beauty world would be like saying kale is a popular vegetable: a major understatement. Every skin, hair, and bath brand known to man has come out with an oil—or five, or fifteen. Because of this, it came as no surprise that we saw oils backstage at Balmain's fall …

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Out Your Makeup Bag

Some things are forever: diamonds, best friends, the classic impact of red lipstick—but a single tube of crimson pigment was not designed to last a lifetime. No matter how long we hold onto them, beauty products expire. So, in the spirit of impending spring cleaning, we’re zeroing in on our makeup …

Here's a No-Makeup Makeup Look to Try That's Also Incredibly Pretty

We always hear makeup artists (and our mothers for that matter) telling us that less is more, and we always just smile and nod and reach for the full-coverage foundation and our favorite eye-shadow palette. It just doesn't seem possible that so little makeup can make a difference in the morning, am …

Beauty

Garden Home Sparkling Under a Curved Roof and Natural Light

A garden home, private and beautifully withdrawn from public eyes rises in Seattle, Washington. Designed by Balance Associates Architects, this …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

15 Tees That Completely Understand Your DIY Addiction

Because we all have our gateway craft.

16 Easy DIYs That Will Make Spring Come Quicker

Say goodbye to gloomy winter weather with the help of these bright DIY projects.<p>As we wait for the last few gusts of winter weather to roll through, we've got some ideas on how you can make it feel like spring. From bright paper flowers to gorgeous wall hangings, here are 16 DIY projects that are …

Coffee is practically a health food: Myth or fact?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Myth or fact? Coffee is good for you.<p>If you chose fact, you're right. New studies this week add to dozens more reporting the health benefits of coffee, including protection from type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, liver disease, prostate cancer, Alzheimer's, computer back pain and …

Coffee

Why I Told My Diabetes Doctor to Back Off

Let me just say it. I hate diabetes. I hate it. Oh, I know that it can be managed (I do) and that you can live a good, long life (I am -- 27 years with Type 1 diabetes). But still, I hate it. And one of the reasons I hate it is that, for me, it has been so difficult to find a good doctor who's not …

6 Things Standing Between You and Your Dream Life

<i>photo credit: Dream Forest via photopin (license)</i><p>If you are like many people, you may spend several hours a week dreaming of what your life could be. Maybe you dream of traveling the world, being your own boss, or finally taking the leap to do what you love, but just as your vision starts to get …

Statins May Seriously Increase Diabetes Risk

Doctors may have to weigh a serious potential risk before prescribing statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs that are among most prescribed drugs in …

15 Surprising Things I Learned From Doing the Exact Same Workout All Month

It was totally transformative — in some ways.<p>As the fitness and health editor at Cosmopolitan.com, I work out every morning before I head into the office. Sometimes I try out new fitness classes, but usually, I'm on my own at the gym, where I do a combo of elliptical or treadmill running, some free …

More Kids Are Eating Fruit at School, Study Finds

The government’s effort to encourage children to eat more fruit is working, a new study finds, and they’re throwing less food away too.<p>The study …

U.S. FDA updates safety alert for 'superbug' scopes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators issued an updated safety alert on Wednesday for endoscopes linked to drug-resistant “superbug” bacteria in California hospitals.<p>The Food and Drug Administration said it was not recommending that healthcare providers cancel procedures performed with a …

Public Health

Doctors, patients scramble ahead of high court Obamacare decision

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the U.S. Supreme Court takes on a make-or-break Obamacare case this week, a growing number of U.S. patients and their doctors are already devising a Plan B in case they lose medical coverage.<p>The Court’s ruling, expected by late June, will determine whether millions of …

Health Care

We’ve All Been Putting Our Makeup on the Wrong Way

Turns out, the order you apply each product is super important.<p>Believe it or not, when it comes to your makeup, the order you put things on is just as important as the products you use.<p>And surprisingly, face makeup shouldn’t actually be your first step. If your eye makeup somehow always migrates …

Two More Hospitals Report 'Superbugs' on Endoscopes

Two more hospitals—one in California and one in Connecticut—reported they’d found drug-resistant “superbugs” on a hard-to-clean type of medical equipment that’s under federal scrutiny.<p>The devices, called duodenoscopes, have been modified in a way that allows germs to stick to them, the Food and …

6 Easy, Healthy Meals You Can Make in a Mason Jar

You can now retire the rest of your kitchen tools.<p>Cooking is overrated. And by that, of course, we mean laboring over a meal. Which is why we love mason jar meals. They’re ridiculously quick and easy to make. Stack them in your fridge, or throw them in your purse—these six dishes (er, jars) are …

Mindfulness Meditation Can Help You Fall (And Stay) Asleep

It seems that a new study comes out every week pointing to another physical or mental health benefit of mindfulness. Recent research reveals that meditation may help prevent age-related cognitive decline among older adults. And another study recently found that the practice could help children …

Mindfulness