Patricia Brown

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Favorite Finds: 12 Great Looking Modern Rugs for All Budgets

(Image credit: West Elm)<p>Moroccan (and brand-new faux Moroccan) rugs are everywhere these days, but if you want a clean-lined contemporary style rug …

Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

"This dressing is good on any salad, especially salads containing chicken or shrimp. It's also a good marinade for pork tenderloin!"<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 …

My 7 Favorite Healthyish Soups Because I'm Very Into Soup

Cooking

Our gardening expert has the answer<p><b>I have a north-facing riverside terrace. In winter, it is cold, damp and prone to wind; in summer, the sun is strong and relentless for most of the day. I’d love some year-round green for my tubs and troughs. What can you suggest?</b><p>Escallonia has suffered in the …

Gardening

Trump’s Yuge Week Two

What mattered, and what didn’t.<p>President Trump’s first week in office was so frenetic and chaotic that last Friday, we published a guide to everything he had done so far, along with a 1-to-10 rating of every action’s immediate substantive impact and potential long-term significance. We assumed it …

Hardscaping 101: Outdoor Wall Lights

Wall-mounted outdoor fixtures are the chameleons of landscape lighting. They can be used virtually anywhere in your garden that offers a flat …

Landscaping

Taste Beyond The Tongue

15 Design Secrets to Steal From Professional Home Stagers

Trust the professionals when they say details really do matter.<p>If you're a fan of HGTV, you appreciate the power of home stagers — a.k.a. the people who sweep in after a makeover and turn the shell of a house into a warm and inviting home. Use their secrets in your own abode to make it just as …

Home Decorating

Crock Pot Stew Recipes To Get You Through The Winter

Hearty, comforting and easy-to-make meals<p>The slow cooker is a wintertime staple. It whips up some hearty dinners, makes some incredibly easy breakfasts and can even put together a pretty mean chili. And that’s not all. The slow cooker is a master at one of our favorite cold-weather dishes. We’re …

5 ways to take your regular hot chocolate to the next level

Your bed plus a rom-com and a hot chocolate by your side ensures a cosy, comforting end to any dreary day. The sad part is, although there are dozens …

Coffee Ricotta: Traditional Italian Recipe

Serves 6<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>700 g/1 ½ lb. /3 cups fresh ricotta cheese<p>125 ml/4 fl oz. / ½ cup double/heavy cream<p>25 g/1 oz. /2 tbsps. espresso beans, freshly …

How To Decorate Your Space In 5 Layers

Ever wondered how to decorate your space like an interior designer would? We're lucky to work with many fabulously talented designers in our offices and we asked one of our favorites, Caitlin McBride, to give us her professional insider tips on decorating a space, using one of her recent living …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Gardening 101: Raspberry

Raspberry, <i>Rubus strigosus:</i> “The Welcome Rambler”<p>Raspberries should be re-classified as one of the seven wonders of the world. Native species of the …

12 Ways to Make Your Home Even Better in 2017 (Without Redecorating)

We all have #homegoals. Sometimes they're saved in a Pinterest board; other times we file them away for later… <i>One day I'll have organized kitchen</i> …

Living Rooms

37 Seriously Amazing Tips Every Clean Freak Needs To Know

Everything you need to know (or buy) to make your house spotless!

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Joint and Wrist Pain at the Office

Working long hours at a desk, whether you use a computer all day or some other tool to get your work done, can wreak havoc on your wrists, knees, and …

A Beginners Guide to Clean Eating: 22 Recipes to Get You Started

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>When it comes to healthy eating, nothing can really top …

Healthy Eating

Indoor Plants for Hot Sunny Windows

All plants require light for survival, but sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. South facing windows give at least 5-6 hours of direct …

21 Clever Tips For Anyone Wrapping Presents This Year

Organize, wrap, decorate, done.

Heavenly Squares: 7 Decadent Dessert Bar Recipes

Easy to make and even easier to eat, dessert bars are always a hit over the holidays. From Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies to Luscious Lemon Squares, these handheld sweets will have everyone reaching for seconds (and thirds!).<p><b>1. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies</b><p>Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, …

Fascism might be the word of the year. Read George Orwell on why it’s a slippery term.

Every Saturday, we round up the best recent writing the web has to offer on books and related subjects. Here’s your link roundup for the week of December 4, 2016. Enjoy!<p>Zadie Smith spoke in Berlin about multiculturalism just after the election last month, and now the New York Review of Books has …

The Protein You're Not Cooking but Should Be: Simple Salmon Dinners

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.<p>SALMON WITH SWEET AND SPICY RUB, Ellie Krieger, Healthy Appetite with Ellie …

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

How clutter affects you (and what you can do about it)

Cleaning out your closet, emptying your inbox, putting things where they ‘belong.’<p>A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product …

Minimalism

Get Your Thanksgiving Appetizers Done Now (Over 1 Week Ahead!)

Thanksgiving is just about 1 week away. We repeat: Thanksgiving is in practically 1 week! To help out with the most labor intensive, holiest of cooking holidays, we're giving you a Thanksgiving prep list. This week, we have the <b>appetizers you can make right now, put in the fridge (or freezer!), and</b> …

Being Happy at Work: The Secret is in Your Strengths

According to Deepak Chopra: most of us are fooled into believing that getting the next big thing is the answer to our happiness and yet studies continue to show it's not about the external rather the internal. This means that we have to learn new ways to be happy. To emphasize this point further, …