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Before and After: This Bedroom Makes Beige Carpet Look Good

When a DIY enthusiast moved from British Columbia to Toronto to be with her husband, she knew <i>something</i> had to be done about his nearly empty bedroom. …

7 Functional Movement Patterns Trainers Want You to Master

Practicing these moves will help you feel better every day, whether you're working out or performing basic motions like walking or squatting.<p>Squat, …

Workouts

You’re Getting Better With Age. Your Makeup Should, Too.

These days many makeup artists are less likely to talk about hiding a woman’s age and wrinkles than about playing up her individual gifts. “For me to get a great result on an older woman, age is not what I see,” said David De Leon, a makeup artist who often works with Jane Fonda. “I look for her …

These Are the Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon

As the year winds down, it’s time for the best of 2017 lists to start gearing up. And Amazon is one of the first to release theirs, with the 100 best …

Books

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Bitcoin

20 Hearty Soup Recipes for Fall Lunches & Dinners

Is soup the perfect lunch? It's a convenient make-ahead meal, and it brings a touch of home to your desk with its warm nourishment. But there's just …

The Secret to Beautiful Living Rooms Is This Design Method

I spotted the living room above in a recent Brooklyn house tour and instantly loved it. You can immediately see that it's a balanced, well-appointed …

The Most Beautiful Hikes on Kauai

The thing about Hawaii is, almost everywhere you look is beautiful. Made up entirely of volcanic islands, the state has a wonderfully diverse …

Hiking

Today's Workout 62: The bodyweight circuit to blast away your belly fat

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>Hang around enough people who are trying to lose weight, and you'll inevitably hear the same excuses: <i>Not enough</i> …

Workouts

20 Tools To Help You Create Beautiful Color Palettes

Colors not only reflect your ideas, virtues and add a great visual effect but highly influence human emotions and behavior. However, choosing the right color palette for your project, website or business can be a difficult task.<p>Lucky for you, today I’m sharing a list of 20 tools to help you create …

Tutorials

10 of Canada's best lesser-known national parks

To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernesses<p>Canada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes …

National Parks

The Brilliant Incoherence of Trump’s Foreign Policy

The United States periodically debates whether to do more or less abroad. Trump won by promising both. But he can’t possibly deliver.<p>Every 20 years or so—the regularity is a little astonishing—Americans hold a serious debate about their place in the world. What, they ask, is going wrong? And how …

Political Science

‘He found a style as a painter that matched who he was as a man’: tributes to Howard Hodgkin

The great British painter Sir Howard Hodgkin – abstract artist, portraitist, colourist extraordinaire – died this week at the age of 84. Five admirers remember him<p>I first got to know Howard Hodgkin when I became director of the National Gallery. He had been a trustee from 1978 to 1985, when, among …

9 Great American Train Journeys too Epic to miss

There’s no need to get on an anti-septic flight or a tiring driving trip to get an amazing travel experience. Why not make the most of the best kept …

The Movies You Should Go See Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Need to get out of the house? Here's a movie pick for every mood.<p>It's Thanksgiving, and you're staring at your gathered family, standing in the kitchen, or around a table with a turkey on top, and you think to yourself, "How can I get myself out of this terrible situation?" Uncle Jim from Topeka …

The Best Documentaries On Netflix Streaming Right Now

<b>Last Updated: May 4th</b><p>Streaming video is the best thing that’s ever happened to documentaries. People who would never have paid for a ticket to a theatrical nonfiction film are now, thanks to Netflix’s robust selection, scarfing down the stuff by the barrel. But where to start among the masses? …

What We’re Reading This Summer

A few months ago, I started commuting to the office from a small town on Long Island. The train ride, with its cheerful, sunny mornings and hushed, purple evenings, has done wonders for my reading life. For the last week or so, I’ve been hurtling through “Here I Am,” the upcoming novel by Jonathan …

Use These 100 Design Websites To Jumpstart Your Creativity

The web is an incredible place. In less than 30 years it completely changed the world connecting and empowering people. One of the biggest benefits it brings is an endless inspiration for any field you can imagine.<p>As a creative entrepreneur, I am constantly looking for inspiration. I love reading …

Graphic Design