Lisa P McFarlane

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George W. Bush to Publish Book of His Paintings of Service Members and Veterans

Former President George W. Bush is already a bestselling author—his memoir <i>Decision Points</i> and biography <i>41: A Portrait of My Father</i> were commercial …

Despite truce, aid fails to reach besieged Syrian civilians

By Erin Cunningham and<p>Erin Cunningham<p>Middle East reporter covering Iran, Turkey, Syria and the wider region<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Heba Habib<p>ISTANBUL — Efforts to bring aid to Syrians amid a nationwide cease-fire stalled for a second day Wednesday, the United Nations and activists said, challenging a key …

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5 Leather Chairs That Your Home Needs

Like marble and books and wood floors, some interior decor will always be in style. Leather is definitely one of those classic mediums that will …

Inspiring BEFORE and AFTER photos of a New York loft apartment redesign

Scott Specht and Louise Harpman designed the renovation of this 425 square foot loft apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.<p>Before we show you the …

Alan Cumming Shares the Secret to Commando Kilt-Wearing, Plus his Favorite Spot in Scotland

The new ambassador for VisitScotland show's he's got #ScotSpirit.<p>The red-nippled Emcee of <i>Cabaret</i> fame—not to mention a proud owner of a couple of …

Madeira, the Portuguese island of eternal spring | CNN Travel

Fashion guru Tim Gunn shares where he buys his suits

Every man needs a good suit in his closet, but that doesn't mean he needs to spend a fortune to get it.<p>We recently had the chance to chat with American fashion consultant and television personality, Tim Gunn, about where he gets his suits.<p>His secret is Amsterdam-based Suitsupply, a company that …

Energy-efficient Bert's Box is a prefab luxury home that pops up in just one day

1/15<p>berts box<p>Portable prefab homes are quickly becoming the fashionable solution to dwindling city real estate and rising house prices. The Bert & …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

6 Things You Didn't Know About the American Flag

These surprising facts might change the way you look at the Stars and Stripes.<p>1. There have been <b>27 official versions of the American flag</b>, each with a different number of stars in the blue union. The official original flag contained 13 stripes and 13 stars, both symbolizing the first colonies.<p>2. …

Windows 10 is starting to win over Microsoft's most valuable customers

Of the 75 million machines that downloaded Windows 10 in its first month, enterprise users made up about 2%, or 1.5 million, according to Windows IT Pro.<p>While that might sound like a paltry number out of the gate, it's actually not bad at all.<p>Companies don't lightly upgrade their business PCs. It …

11 Home Decor Mistakes That Make Designers Cringe

If your bed is swallowed up by throw pillows, you've made a wrong turn.<p>If your bed is swallowed up by throw pillows, you've made a wrong turn.

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Intel's Skylake chips to power PCs as thin as tablets, with big battery boost

BERLIN -- Intel on Wednesday officially took the wraps off its new Skylake processor family and showed off computers that use the chips.<p>More than 800 systems will be launching around the world starting Wednesday, said Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's client …

Should You Hire An Interior Decorator For Your Kid's Dorm Room?

Perhaps. Or, you could just learn how to think like one.<p>Dawn Thomas is an interior decorator who specializes in transforming mundane dorm rooms into palatial paradises. Read below for Dawn's advice on how to create an oasis out of any dorm room.<p><b>1. Organization is key.</b> Girls have a tendency to bring …

10 Ways to Conquer Your Home Design Creative Block

Got blank walls? Stuck in a decorating rut? We have all been there, listening to the echo thrum through empty halls, wondering, <i>How on earth do I fill</i> …

Washington DC: A Romantic Night Out for History Lovers

As the sun sets, make your way past the illuminated fountains at the World War II Memorial and head to the Lincoln Memorial. Climb past the throngs of tourists on the steps of the front of the Memorial, pay your homage to Mr. Lincoln, and then head back out and around either side.<p>No doubt about it, …

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A Real Cowboy's Guide (& Love Letter) to Cast Iron

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Good cast iron, if taken care of properly, will outlive us all. Kent Rollins, chuck wagon cook and author of A Taste of Cowboy, tells us why cast iron</i> …

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How to piss off a Swede

1. Walk into our house with shoes on.<p>Even kids that just started to walk know this, so there really is no excuse. Shoes are dirty and should not be …

A perfect weekend in Barcelona

Two days in Barcelona can only ever be a teaser of what it has to offer, so bear in mind that this a subjective grab-bag of highlights, spanning ancient and modern and packaged into a geographically convenient, eminently walkable, weekend tour. It is also all-weather, but in high summer you might …

12 Timeless Paint Colors That Will Never Go Out of Style

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Why River Cruising Is All the Rage

Looking to steer away from a conventional ocean cruise? Whether you're yearning for cultural immersion or slow-paced exploration in hard-to-reach ports of call, river cruising offers an intimate and leisurely alternative to a traditional ocean cruise experience.<p><i>David Blaikie / Flickr</i><p>Looking to …

8 Brown Paint Colors That Look Incredibly Rich

Brown, cream, and colors on top — there's no better way to bring the drama.<p>What is it about brown? Every designer we know is infatuated with it! Could it be because of its depth and richness? Its elegance? That it's earthy, as sensuous as melted chocolate? All of the above — and then some.

Living Rooms

Facade Fix: 9 Ways to Add Curb Appeal with Corrugated Metal Siding

Nearly 200 years after British civil engineer Henry Robinson Palmer came up with the idea to crease thin sheets of metal to make corrugated metal …

Interview: Bruichladdich Master Distiller Jim McEwan

Sharing a glass of Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2006, master distiller Jim McEwan marvels over the oil content in the class. After decades at Bowmore and garnering countless awards, McEwan was tasked to reopen Bruichladdich in 2000 and restore some hope and much needed jobs in Islay, Scotland. At a …

What to pack for your warm weather getaway

It's that time of year where literally EVERYONE is headed somewhere warm. This winter has dragged on long enough and it's time to pack up and get …

Model Tali Lennox Trades Posing for Paintbrushes

The 22-year-old daughter of Annie Lennox is out to prove she's "not just another dummy."<p>Tali Lennox, 22, refuses to become a cliche. Wearing an inside-out white T-shirt, faded jeans, a painter's smock, sheepskin slippers, and her hair pulled back, the bare-faced model daughter of Annie Lennox (she …

Why Vermouth Deserves Better

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Marta, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: Why vermouth should be more than a supporting act.</i><p>Being one of the enlightened cognoscenti who regularly visits …

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This Ingredient Takes Sweet Potato Fries to the Next Level

Add a little Greek yogurt dipping sauce, and you have a recipe that's perfect as a side item or as a party platter.<p><i>By Sarah-Jane Bedwell</i>, SELF<p><i>photo: Romulo A Yanes</i><p>Did you know that when they're cooked, sweet potatoes' immune-boosting vitamin C content increases, to nearly a quarter of what you need …

Sweet Potatoes