Linda Brown

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Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

Psychology

13 DIY Ways to Up Your Home's Curb Appeal

Wow guests before they even step inside.<p><b>1. Modernize your house numbers.</b><p>Don't stick with those standard-issue digits. Here, more modern-style numbers play against a brick wall, and give a more traditional entry a bit more style.<p>Find out how on Go Haus Go »<p><b>2. Or make them personal.</b><p>Plain numbers not …

Tag: Garden Visits

The Cult of the Courtyard: 10 Backyard Ideas for Small Spaces<p>by Meredith Swinehart<p>Landscape Revival: A Secluded, Historic 1920s Estate in Santa …

Landscaping

Tree Bench Designs That Literary Embrace Nature

A tree bench can either refer to a tree shaped like a bench or to an actual man-made bench that incorporates a tree in its design. Today we’ll only …

Triadic Color Scheme: What Is It And How Is It Used?

Just like analogous, a triadic color scheme is easier to understand than it may sound. Instead of grouping three or more colors that neighbor each on …

The Importance of Texture in Interior Design

You know how sometimes you can just look at a room and know that something is missing? All the components of a complete design are there – color …

The Right Flowers For Every Occasion (And Feeling)

The perfect blooms.<p>Our friends at The Salonniere recently shared the secret language of flowers, which got us thinking: Who wouldn't want to know the perfect bloom for every emotion and occasion? PLUS: Don't miss their history on the topic

15 Cleaning Tips We Learned In 2014

From the archives, we've pulled our favorite tips and tricks from the past year to help keep your New Year's resolutions in check.<p><b>1. Vacuum in both directions.</b> If you don't, you're likely to miss small pieces of dirt and dust that get trapped under the fibers of your carpet.<p>Looking for more …

20 Things You Should Deep Clean This Spring

There are a few places you won't need to tackle again until next year.<p>When the weather starts to warm up, it's a sign to bust open your windows — and your cleaning supplies cabinet. Yes, it's already that time of year again. Don't know where to start? Use this list, which includes all the spots …

Cleaning

11 Genius Storage Tricks for a Tiny Kitchen

When you don't have much space, make every inch work extra hard.<p>When you don't have much space, make every inch work extra hard.

Knives

25 Spaces That Perfectly Illustrate Beautiful Kitchen Organization

Yes, storage can actually be stunning.<p>Yes, storage can actually be stunning. In these rooms, open shelving, glass cabinets and savvy kitchen islands make for orderly and tasteful kitchens.

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Follow these step-by-step instructions for a whole new look.<p>You can make a huge difference to the look of your kitchen with some simple renovations to the cabinets. By repainting doors and updating the handles, you'll refresh the heart of your home without the need for a full redesign.<p>You'll …

Woodworking

How to Grout Tile

Follow these step-by-step instructions.<p><b>How to Grout Tiles</b><p>Grout is the waterproof cement that goes between the tiles. All tiling must be finished with grouting, and this is the really satisfying part! You can create very different looks with colored grout. For more outlandish combinations, test a …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.<p>There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found …

Home Improvement

Before and After: A Colorful Budget-Friendly Kitchen Update

This makeover might inspire you to take a colorful plunge in your own kitchen. This article originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.<p><i>This DIY project is courtesy of Hometalk and Dans le Lakehouse blogger, Tanya.</i><p>"When my husband and I finally found our dream home on Lake Superior, we had a very …

Kitchens

Top 10 battery tips for your smartphone or tablet

You know smartphone battery life doesn’t last forever. Sure, the smart thing to do is to always have your charger handy. But life doesn’t always go according to plan. So if your charger’s at home and you’re not, how can you stall that powerless feeling for as long as possible?<p>Here are our top 10 …

55 Inspiring Ideas to Update Your Kitchen

Color, cabinets, and more.<p>Remodeling your kitchen? Look no further. We've rounded up the best ideas for color, cabinets, lighting, floors, and more.

Kitchens

17 Unexpected Ways to Make the Most of Any Space in Your House

These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house.<p>These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house. …

Small Spaces

How to Make Better Quick Breads at Home

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: Whether you're an expert or beginner, this is the easiest -- and arguably the</i> …