Louise McCaughan

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Here’s how often you should really be doing your household chores

How often do you do clean the house? Hoover the carpets? Mop the kitchen floor?<p>From obsessive germaphobes to downright lazy couch potatoes, we all …

Kitchens

Bright Ways to Beautify a Basic, Boring Bookcase

Update an inexpensive or basic bookcase with just one or two easy changes! We often have the materials just lying around the house, or we’re just a …

How To Decorate an Adorable *and* Sensible Nursery

So you’re having a baby. And you need a nursery! We get it — donning your interior designer hat can feel a bit daunting on top of all that other preparation for your brand new little one. As much as you’d like a lavish, decked-out nursery that you spent months decorating, chances are you really …

Crafting

Top 15 Home Decor Pieces That Designers Swear By

There are a certain few home decor pieces that interior designers turn to time and time again. It’s not because it’s a design cliche, these pieces …

7 Controversial Beauty Ingredients You Should Know About

We'll get right to it: Parabens are deadly! Never use sulfates! Aluminum is poison! Anyone who is not Gwyneth Paltrow is going to DIE! OK, maybe it's not quite that dire, but critics of potentially dangerous ingredients are loud—and getting louder. We pored over the studies and data to get to the …

Design hanging planters

<b>Materials:</b> Asker container & Ikea plants<p><b>Description:</b> On a design website I saw these amazing hanging planters, but at $100 a piece they were way too …

Why Rey Is Obi Wan Kenobi's Granddaughter

<b>Warning: Major spoilers ahead -- but really the movie's been out for more than 10 days. Why are you reading Star Wars analysis if you haven't seen the movie yet?</b><p><b>Who is Rey?</b><p>Like much of the world last weekend, I had the sincere pleasure of seeing a brand new <i>Star Wars</i> movie. For an entire weekend …

11 Christmas Songs You Might Actually Want To Listen To

Leave it to the pros.<p>The "Christmas spirit" can be a bit much at times, with repetitive carols playing 24/7 on the radio and Santa decorations cropping up before the Thanksgiving table has even been cleared. We get it.<p>But if there's anyone who can pull off a good Christmas hymn -- and make it …

Fern Tips: Selecting The Right Fern For Your Home, Yard or Garden

Cultural Information<p><i>Athyrium otophorum</i><p>Photo courtesy of Richie Steffen<p>Choosing the right fern for your site<p>Whether you have a secluded pond, sunny …

15 Ways to Make Money Outside Your Day Job

Extra money is great. At a minimum, extra income is more change in your pocket. Beyond that, it can diversify your income sources and make your …

Frugal Living

Could Depression Be Caused By An Infection?

Sometime around 1907, well before the modern randomized clinical trial was routine, American psychiatrist Henry Cotton began removing decaying teeth from his patients in hopes of curing their mental disorders. If that didn't work, he moved on to more invasive excisions: tonsils, testicles, ovaries …

Depression

12 Ways to Enhance Your Front Entry

1 of 16<p>Lead Them In<p>Guide guests from the street or drive to the front door with a clearly marked and well-maintained path that is 3-4 feet wide so …

How to Grow 100 Pounds Of Potatoes In A Barrel

Advertisement:<p>Container gardening opens up a variety of options as something that both apartment dwellers and homeowners can do. When one thinks of …

80 Beautiful Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Relaxation

Relax and refresh with one of these designer-approved rooms.<p>Whether you're thinking of your powder room, master bath, or ensuite, our favorite designer looks will inspire you to spruce up your space. Don't stop there — take a look at these stunning bedroom and living room designs that are full of …

Interior Design

FDA strengthens warning on prescription anti-inflammatory medications

A decade's worth of research on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, has prompted the<p>Food and Drug Administrationto demand stiffer warnings on the labels of such prescription medications as celecoxib (marketed commercially as Celebrex) and diclofenac (Voltaren) about the increased risk …