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Easy And Delicious Chocolate Mochi Brownies

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C. Combine water, butter, oil, and cocoa powder in a pot over medium heat. Make sure to whisk the cocoa powder …

How to Use Floral Foam

Floral foam, that green Styrofoam-y looking substance you see in craft stores and in the bottom of your gift flower arrangement, is one of the top …

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This fresh tomato and basil bruschetta is a common dish around our house as it is so easy and so delicious. It is especially popular when fresh …

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Planting succulents for success

Succulents are big this season, and they’re also small. Whether worn as jewelry, planted in a picture frame, stuffed into an old boot or carefully …

The two biggest ways the Trump family could benefit from his tax plan

The one-page outline of President Trump's tax plan is sparse ondetails, but it does show he favors tax cuts that help business owners, greatly benefiting the wealthiest among them.<p>Two tax cuts in particular could be especially sweet for Trump himself and his children.<p>The first is his call to slash …

Prince Harry and 11 other famous faces who have changed the conversation about mental health

Make Cut Flowers Last Longer With These 7 Expert Tips

There’s nothing quite like a colorful bunch of fresh flowers to make the world feel like a better place. In terms of home decor, they’re a quick, affordable fix and a great way to stay in tune with the changing seasons. However, no one likes droopy blooms, slimy stems or murky water, so at a recent …

Mt. Gay, The World's Oldest Rum Distillery Leads A Rum Renaissance

The Mt. Gay rum distillery is the oldest active rum distillery in the world<p>Rum is inexorably bound up in the history of the Caribbean and North America. From the mid-17th century through the early 19th century it was at the center of a complex web of trade that transformed the culture, ethnicity …

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Why the owners of the world’s best B&B are calling it a night

Millgate, a guesthouse in Masham, North Yorkshire, was voted the best on the planet. The couple behind it reveal why scones may be the secret to their success – and why they’re now selling up<p>Search for bed and breakfast accommodation on the travel website TripAdvisor, and you are somewhat spoiled …

10 Easy & Edible Gifts for Mother's Day

Just imagine the look on mom's face when you hand her homemade, beautifully wrapped treats. From Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons to Mexican Wedding Cookies, all of these delicious declarations of love are easy enough for even dads and kids to make.<p>Just imagine the look on mom's face when you …

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8 Wedding Flower Tips to Wow Your Guests

Flower maestro Ron Wendt has worked his magic at some of New York's biggest weddings and at parties for Cartier and Chanel. Here, his secrets for wowing with blooms.<p><b>Arm your pro with inspiration.</b><p>As a designer, I want to crawl inside a bride's head. Bring tear sheets, fabric swatches, and images you …

The 11-year-old challenging the lack of POC in books

If you’ve ever become so fixated on the narrative of a great book, whereby you can actually imagine yourself as the protagonist, then you’re already well aware of the magic that reading can bring. However, for 11-year-old, New Jersey resident Marley Dias, and, no doubt, countless other people, …

How to Stay Sane While Working Two Jobs

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Dive Into the Benefits of Swimming

While swimming is great for fitness, it can also be a very peaceful exercise. Being in the water is quiet, smooth and rhythmical. You can experience a great exercise session that also feels like a meditation.<p><i>by Phil Hardesty</i><p>You don't have to be an Olympian to enjoy the benefits of swimming. It is …

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5 Flower Arranging Mistakes You're Making

But not for long.<p>The art of flower arranging can be tricky – just figuring out where to begin can leave your head spinning. But every party host and guest alike knows that the perfect centerpiece can take a table setting to another level. (And any man who has ever been in the "dog house" knows a …

27 Flower Arrangements You Won't Believe Are Real

You swear these aren't paintings?

8 Steps To Ensure Your Flower Bouquets Last Longer

A trip to the grocery store is usually a mundane chore, that is, until you wander into the fresh flower section. But there's an internal argument that occurs whenever purchasing a bouquet of flowers -- do you spend the money for these joy triggers even though they'll only last you a couple …

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Echinopsis Cactus Flowers Seem to Explode Like Fireworks | Colossal

<p>Echinopsis cacti have some of the most brilliant flowers of any cactus, with vibrantly colored petals and explosive blooms that look almost like …