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Choose the Right Type of Stems<p>Select stems from the bay tree that are firm and pliable. The wood should be green and bend with a little resistance. This is known as softwood and is good for propagating bay trees. Make three or four cuttings that are 8 inches long from several stems of the tree. …

Gardening

33 Whole30 Lunch Ideas You Can Bring to Work

Healthy Eating

This DIY Watercolor Wreath Is Sure to Brighten Up Your Home for the Holiday (FREE Project Guide Inside)

No holiday season preparations are complete without a mile-long checklist, and we’re here to help you check all your to-dos off to make this year great. Ugly holiday sweater? Check. Gift wrapping? Check. Decorating? Check. Just kidding! You’re never done decorating for the holidays. And let’s face …

Crafting

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract and Never Buy Imitation Stuff Again

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NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one. A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.<p>NASA hardly seems like the organization that would …

Plants

Apple quietly releases new iBooks StoryTime app for fourth-gen Apple TV users

At some point today, Apple quietly introduced a new app on the tvOS App Store that brings iBooks to the platform, but in a form appropriate for children. Dubbed iBooks StoryTime, the app is designed to aid children in improving their reading skills through feature like interactive audio, a feature …

These five plants don’t just look good — they improve your health, too

It should come as no surprise that plants play a vital role in maintaining our atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through the well-known process of photosynthesis. (Thanks, high school earth science class.)<p>But certain plant varieties go a step further by reducing airborne …

Plants

This DIY Magic Erasing Sponge Is A Cleaning Hero

Remove stains and smudges in a flash.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Airtight container (optional)<p>½ cup hot water<p>1 tablespoon baking soda<p>1 teaspoon borax<p>Melamine sponge<p>1. In an airtight container, mix hot water, baking soda, and borax until dissolved.<p>2. Add a melamine sponge to the mixture and press to …

77 Things To See And Do In New York City

To help weed through the the tourist traps and last-season spots, we've compiled a guide of the essential things to do, see, eat, and buy while you're visiting the Big Apple.<p>New York City may not actually be that large in scale, but with thousands of stores, restaurants, museums and attractions …

New York City

These Flat Origami Measuring Spoons Fold Into 8 Different Sizes

Polygons are flat, origami-like measuring spoons that fold into the 4 most common measurement sizes for TBSP and TSP.<p>Traditional measuring spoons can …

Crowd Funding

Favorite Austin brewery crowned brewpub of the year by beer authority

Last weekend, Austin Beer Garden Brewery (The ABGB) received a major accolade at the Great American Beer Festival awards, with Texas' first honor for …

Beer

Shakshuka

Cropping up a lot on café brunch menus in the last year or two, this Middle Eastern egg dish is equally worthy of a place in your kitchen on a weekday evening. The eggs are gently poached in a rich and smoky tomato sauce with plenty of herbs and spices.<p>It’s a perfect sharing dish. Serve it at the …

Facebook Chrome extension shows everything that the site knows about its users

The huge amount of data that Facebook collects on every one of its users has been exposed. And all it takes is a small Chrome extension.<p>The site’s ad …

Facebook

Interior design ideas, architecture and renovating photos

Interior Design

How often you should clean your refrigerator — and the right way to do it

When was the last time you cleaned the refrigerator?<p>Wiping up the occasional drip and opening a box of baking soda doesn't count. We're talking a full-throttle cleaning that disinfects, organizes and restores order to one of the busiest spots in the home. Did you know that a neglected and dirty …

Domestic Technology

How to Clean Cast-Iron Cookware

You might be surprised to know soap isn’t necessary<p>There’s a reason cast-iron pots and pans have remained popular since pioneer times: The material is so tough it’s virtually immortal. Still, caring for and restoring cast-iron pans remains a mystery for many home cooks. So who better to shed light …

This Three-In-One Magic Cake Will Blow Your Mind

Magic cake has actually been around for years, but we've been noticing these miraculous recipes that transform one easy-to-make batter into three …

10 Colorful Beaches You Should Be at Right Now

<i>Images Courtesy of Shutterstock</i><p>When you picture the perfect beach, it's likely that you see clear blue waters, bright beach umbrellas, and colorful sand -- wait, what? That's right -- if you think sand only comes in beige, then you're missing out on some of the world's most gorgeous …

Prince Edward Island
Origami

How to Choose the Right Paving and Decking Material

While lawns have their place, at least part of the garden floor needs paving or some kind of hard surface to make it easy to move around in, and to create outdoor sitting and dining areas. In smaller gardens, every inch of space is valuable, particularly if you like to entertain outside. A hard …

Landscaping

Process

2. Meet with a Project Manager<p>Let’s plan together<p>Our Design Project Manager will be your main point of contact with BONE Structure throughout the …

Home Improvement

Jake Gyllenhaal And Sean Hayes Take Us To 'A Whole New World' For Tony Awards Commercial Karaoke

The Tony Awards made it clear that it's the only award show worth watching, and the fun didn't stop during the commercial breaks on Sunday night.<p>While home viewers were likely watching the trailer to "Maggie's Plan," Jake Gyllenhaal and Sean Hayes belted out "A Whole New World" from Disney's …

Jake Gyllenhaal

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Furniture

10 Paint Colors with Cult Followings: Architects’ All-Time Favorite Paint Picks

Why reinvent the wheel every time you need to paint a room? Even architects and designers turn to their favorite colors—versatile and universally …

Home Decorating

Build Your Own Movie Screen for Summer Backyard Parties

Making your own screen for backyard movie viewings saves you money over buying an expensive screen, and makes warm weather entertaining easy. Here’s …

Crazy Crawlers: The Ridiculous-Looking Exercise That Shreds Your Core | Men's Health

You’ll start in a quadruped position with your hands directly beneath your shoulders and your knees beneath your hips. Your back should be flat like a table top.<p>Then, you’ll lift your left hand off the ground and sweep your right leg underneath your body. Since you’re removing two points of support …

Sculpt a Sexy Yoga Butt in Less Than 20 Minutes | Cosmopolitan

A guide to shopping for outdoor furniture

Five tips for navigating the market and finding quality pieces<p>As an interior designer with J.S. Brown Design, Scott Brown has beautified interiors along the West Coast for 30 years, from Mexico to his home base in Bend, Oregon. "Fifteen or twenty years ago," he says, "The outside was all but …

Outdoor Spaces

20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

Slow Cookers

Flight Deal: U.S. to Europe from $500 Round-Trip

Why not spend Thanksgiving on another continent?<p>Thanksgiving may be one of the most celebrated holidays in the U.S., but it's also expensive to travel—and one of the worst days of the year to do so. Luckily, Scott Keyes of <i>How to Fly for Free</i> found round-trip deals for around $500 to Europe on LOT …

Flying