Melissa Shafer

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18 Signs You're With the Man You Should Marry

Getty Images<p><b>1. He always brags about you.</b> If you get a promotion at work or even just win concert tickets he can't resist telling everyone you hang out with before you even think to mention it. Because he's your biggest fan (arguably next to your mom).<p><b>2. He makes sacrifices for you — and you're</b> …

20 Signs He's in Love With You

Bringing you your exact coffee order in bed is basically equal to a marriage license.<p><b>1. He looks up the movie you've been waiting to see and surprises you with a date night.</b> He might not want to see it, but he knows all the show times in a five mile radius.<p><b>2. He brings you flowers for no reason.</b> …

11 Reasons to Fall for Autumn Weddings

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and it’s the special time of year for our favorite spices and voices. Everything from foliage and football makes it easy to fall for this season, so why not seize the season and tie the knot (along with your scarf) now? Read on for our top reasons why …

The Most Flattering Bridesmaids Dresses EVER

Fashion<p>Kayla Barr ·<p>Finding great bridesmaids dresses can be a tricky process, so we’ve created a guide to the most flattering silhouettes to help make every bridesmaid look and feel like a rock star. Read on for our all-time, can’t-miss, always-gonna-go-to favorites.<p><b>1. The sweetheart</i> …

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13 Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, and we love brainstorming clever costume ideas! If you're planning to dress up with your sweetheart this year, read on for 13 homemade couples costume ideas that are oh-so-fun and easy to recreate.<p>1. Cop and Donut<p><i>Photo by: Katie in Kansas</i><p>2. American</i> …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

24 Servings<p>Finishing your chocolate chunk cookies cookies with a flaky salt like Maldon brings out the chocolate flavor and tempers the sweetness, creating the ultimate sweet and salty snack. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups …

10 Ghost Towns Around the World

Silent streets and derelict buildings offer a glimpse into the lives of once thriving communities.<p>With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities. Here’s a look at our top ten from …

40 Saddest Country Songs of All Time

40<p>Patsy Cline, “I Fall to Pieces”<p>Songwriters Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard were sure their new "I Fall to Pieces" would be a hit, but before it …

Viva Las Vegas (on a low-roller's budget)

Hey, big spender - think a weekend in Vegas means blowing your life savings at the blackjack table? The glittering Strip may conjure up images of slick card dealers, Dom Perignon, and Demi Moore rolling around on a hotel bed covered with hundred-dollar bills, but you can live it up in Sin City on a …

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

Vancouver

Nestled on <b>British Columbia's</b> coast, Canada’s third largest city is known for its rich cultural offerings and easy access to the sea and mountains—"Just a 20-minute drive takes you to landscapes seemingly untouched by humankind," says local award-winning designer and architect Omer Arbel. Here you …

17 Packing Hacks That Will Transform Your Next Move

Save time, save effort, and save your sanity with these genius tips from all over the web<p><b>IN THE BATHROOM</b><p><b>1.</b> Unscrew all bottle caps on lotions, sprays, and gels and place a layer of plastic wrap over the opening before putting the cap back on.<p><b>2.</b> Place binders clip on your razors to save yourself …

Why Matching Doesn't Matter

Rooms that prove confidence overrides all decorating rules.<p>Interior design by Rodman Primack. Photography by Manu Foto, courtesy of Rizzoli.<p>Developing your home's personality can be intimidating and overwhelming: <i>Does this go with this? Can I commit to this wall color? Will this be a forever piece</i> …

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Anna's "Bold & Gold" Room

Like this entry? Favorite it below!<p>Name:AnnaLocation:New York, NYDivision:WarmInspiration for my palette:Something about walking into a bright and …

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