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Spritz: Italy's iconic cocktail is simple perfection in summer: 'You sip, you nibble, you catch the sun's last rays'

Memories of my first-ever spritz are dotted with sparkly lights and fizzy bubbles.<p>Everyone in Piazza Navona on that distant summer evening, it …

Italian Food

15 Interior Design Charts To Help You Feel Like A Professional Decorator

Because not everyone knows the difference between Windsor and Ladder Back.<p>You don't need to be an interior designer to know all the handy little secrets the pros know —just pin and reference these charts to sharpen your decorating skills. Guests won't have a clue that you didn't pay big bucks for …

Interior Design

37 Bathroom Design Ideas to Inspire Your Next Renovation Photos

Whether you’re making small upgrades or going for a full overhaul, a bathroom renovation can make a big difference in the feel of your home (and its future resale value). So it’s no wonder that along with the kitchen, this practical space often takes top priority when it comes time to remodel. But …

Repel Mosquitoes Naturally with these Beautiful Plants

<b>Repel Mosquitoes Naturally with these Beautiful Plants</b><p>By Julie Fryer, Clovers Garden<p>Mosquitoes, and the diseases they carry, are all over the news …

Gardening

How Does Your Garden Grow?

My great grandfather was a truck farmer, delivering produce door-to-door like a milk man, which means he was the original 1920's CSA. His son -- my grandfather -- was a county farm agent in Central Pennsylvania. For over forty years my grandfather's job was to visit farmers and teach new …

4 Ingredients For A Pest-free Garden

For every insect that helps your garden grow, there’s one that aims to destroy it. Well, fear not! Here are some natural ways you can deter unwanted …

10 Plants that Grow Surprisingly Well in Containers

Short on bed space or just need some extra flexibility? These unexpected veggies, fruits, herbs, and ornamentals thrive in pots and barrels -- in …

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Quora

Eileen Soon: The future of special education is exciting if we dare to reimagine it

Special education is an integral part of the overall education sector. It's the practice of educating students with special educational needs.<p>Eileen Soon is an educator who specializes in teaching this unique population - diverse learners and individuals with special needs. Graduating with a degree …

Attorney: NY school ignored abuse by special ed teacher

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The parents of five middle school-aged children with autism or Down syndrome are pursuing a lawsuit against a suburban New York school district, claiming it did nothing after becoming aware that their children were restrained and otherwise abused by a special education …

Review: Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening

Breakthroughs in our understanding of the human brain have often come at the expense of patients: Psychology students continue to learn about the …

The Brain

A financial plan for families with special needs children

Raising a child with special needs is expensive.<p>Recently I attended the first birthday of my cousin's son, Trevor. Trevor is a sweet little guy that …

How to Get Your Windows Squeaky Clean & Streak-Free

<i>Welcome to Spring Clean Your Life, your one-stop shop for gotta-try-those tips & bookmark-me inspiration to spruce up your kitchen and home this season—and well beyond.</i><p>While I generally keep my apartment at an above-average level of cleanliness (no dirty dishes in the sink; bed made every morning), …

New York City

'Integrated Play Groups' help children with autism

'Integrated Play Groups,' which focus on collaborative rather than adult-directed play, are successful in teaching children with autism the skills …