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Cool Houses Clinging To Cliffs To Take In All The Beauty

Location is key when building a vacation home so naturally, the top of a cliff seems like an extraordinary and hard to refuse option. Up there you …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Choose a Rug?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is about choosing rugs for any room. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future</b> …

Home Decorating

9 Lies You Tell Yourself About Cleaning Your House

Time to own up and start doing it the right way.<p>We're all guilty of turning a blind eye to the dirty spots in our home every now and then. But don't fool yourself into thinking you can get away with these common missteps all the time.<p><b>1. "My kitchen sink gets clean as I wash dishes by hand."</b>Not …

Washing Machines

Whither the Breadfruit?

By James McWilliams August 1, 2014<p><i>Whither the breadfruit?</i><p>Marguerite Girvin Gillin, <i>Breadfruit</i>, ca. 1884<p>There’s such a thing as the Breadfruit Institute, and there should be. Researchers consider the species a “NUS”—“neglected and underutilized species.” But Ian Cole, the Breadfruit Institute’s …

How Crayola Crayons Are Made

There are 120 different colors of Crayola Crayons.<p>23 shades of red, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. The Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania makes 12 million crayons a day in a variety of the shades we …

The Top Pixie Haircuts of All Time

From classic icons to modern muses, these are the celebrities who prove the versatility of the cool cut.<p>From classic icons to modern muses, these are the celebrities who prove the versatility of the cool cut. Plus, see our three favorite and daring ways to style a pixie cut.

Best in Class

Remember that I Love Lucy chocolate-factory episode when the candies zip down the conveyor belt so fast that Lucy and Ethel can’t keep up? It feels a bit like that when samples of fall beauty products land in my office. But <i>W</i>’s beauty editor, Katie Becker (my Ethel), and I stayed strong as we …

7 Jackets Every Fashionable Woman Should Own

Shop seven basic styles—from the trench to the boucle to le smoking—that are as timeless as they are chic.<p>Consider it the punctuation in personal style or the perfect end to many sartorial stories. The right jacket solves nearly all wardrobe conundrums and more often than not makes a look. Shop …

The versatile wardrobe piece you can wear 7 days a week

<i>Click through the gallery to see all the ways they're wearing their Jones New York blazers this fall.</i>

The Only 5 Juice Recipes You'll Ever Need

The founders of LA's Pressed Juicery release their first book and share their secret recipes with BAZAAR.<p>If you're cool and you live in LA—or your name is Jessica Alba, Madonna, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Nicole Richie or Emma Roberts—then you're probably a huge fan of the Pressed Juicery, a …

Fun Pics and Stuff

I invite you to join me on my page of good clean humor & inspiration. Please go to page & click Like Button. Thanks, ~Robert :)<p>Over 19,000 Funny …

How to Update Neutrals With This Eye-Catching Accent Color

Use this accent color.<p>A color palette of soft khaki and cream snap to attention, especially when accented with black. Designer Michael Aiduss decorated this classic Cape Cod-style house in New Jersey with sophisticated and authentic style, plus a few gutsy moves, too.

The Official Jacket of Fall Is...The Burberry Checked Cape

Burberry Prorsum proves through it's celeb popularity, that the jacket to have for fall is their monogrammed cape.<p>Is it a blanket, a jacket, a cape? Whatever you choose to call it, there's no denying the Burberry Prorsum cape from the Fall 2014 show is the outwear piece to be seen in. The brand …

Jargon-Free History Of The Universe Finds Beauty In Ordinary Words

Astrophysicist Roberto Trotta argues that we don't need jargon. He tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn he's compiled a history of the universe as we know it, using only the 1,000 most-common English words.<p>Transcript<p>WADE GOODWYN, HOST:<p>A couple of years ago in Switzerland after years of searching, scientists …

The Hottest Hair Trends For Fall 2014

From loose, textured waves, to perfect center parts, every take on a pony and glamorous 60's inspired styles, here are the prettiest hair trends that you can take from runway to real life.<p>From loose, textured waves, to perfect center parts, every take on a pony and glamorous 60's inspired styles, …

Two Texas Transplants in a Southwest-Bohemian Colorado Home

<b>Name:</b> Stiles and Lauren Christner <b><br>Location:</b> Englewood, Colorado <b><br>Size:</b> 624 Square Feet <b><br>Years Lived In:</b> 2<p>Texas born and bred, Lauren and Stiles embody the …

Thrifting

How to Make the Best Fall Flower Arrangement

What better way to celebrate the changing season than with a fresh and beautiful autumn-inspired flower arrangement? We got some expert tips from Eric Buterbaugh, Chief Floral Designer of TheBouqs.com, an online flower delivery service that brings farm fresh flowers to your door for a $40 flat rate.<p>…

Kurds call on 'all Middle East' to help defend stronghold from Isis

Tens of thousands of Kurdish refugees have fled to Syria-Turkey border region of Kobani to escape onslaught of Islamist militants<p>Kurdish fighters from Turkey and Iraq are scrambling to help defend a vital Kurdish safe haven in northern Syria, where tens of thousands of Kurds have fled after an …

9 Designers' Bold Painted Floors

Nine designers show off their colorful floors.<p>Is your brown wood floor a bit of a bore? Nine designers show how they've used paint to make bold and colorful statements underfoot.

10 Furniture Makeovers From Our Readers

We loved seeing your transformations. Here, we pick our top ten.<p>In honor of #MAYkeover month we asked YOU to send us your furniture rehabs. We loved seeing your transformations. Here, we pick our top ten.

Furniture

Chimps May Look Cute, But Controversial New Study Says They're Natural-Born Killers

Chimpanzees can be cute and cuddly, but they're also capable of murderous violence. They wage war against their own kind, savagely maiming and even killing their neighbors and their neighbors’ offspring.<p>Such behavior is rare among mammals. In fact, humans -- who are more closely related to chimps …

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Our Best Apple Recipes to Go Beyond Pie

While apples are great year-round, the sweet fruit takes center stage in the lineup of fall produce. Ranging in flavor from tooth-achingly sweet to …

Kid gets detention for sharing his lunch at school

(NEWSER) – A 13-year-old kid ended up with a detention slip at school for the heinous crime of sharing his chicken burrito with a pal.<p>AsKRCR-TV reports, Kyle Bradford of Weaverville Elementary in California shared his school-bought lunch with a friend because the other kid wasn't crazy about his …