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Garment Basics: Sew an Elastic Waistband That Will Never Twist

Cute elastic-waist skirts are one of my go-to summer wardrobe staples; I love both the comfort and the effortless style, especially in hot weather. You too? With skirt sewing season fast approaching, it’s a great time to learn how to sew an elastic waistband that won’t twist when worn or …

Designing an Energy Efficient Home

With electricity prices soaring and a much higher emphasis on saving the planet, it is important to implement different strategies, during the design …

The 10 Most Beautiful Spring Hikes In Oregon

1. Abiqua Falls | Scotts Mills, Oregon<p>If you're looking for a place to escape, with no cell reception, a quick 2.5-mile hike, and formations that could only be made from mother nature herself, Abiqua Falls is the place for you.<p>A 92-foot fall, secluded and tucked away for only the adventurous. Pack …

10 Ways to Add Vintage Style to Your Home

This spring, we’re all about updating and decorating our spaces. Whether you’re settling into a new place or you want in on the redecorating action, we know you want your home to feel… well, <i>homey.</i> One of our favorite ways to make over our home decor is by incorporating vintage pieces into a modern …

7 New Machines to Make Great Coffee at Home...Without Using a Pod

Making cafe-quality specialty coffee at home just got a whole lot easier. And we don't even have to change out of our pajamas.<p>We love specialty coffee and are forever grateful for our favorite baristas, but sometimes we wish we could make craft coffee at home taste like it does at cafés—with the …

Investing in Green Technology – the Future Is Now | Investopedia

Global new investment in renewable energy fell 23% in 2016 from the previous year, according to the 2017 Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment …

Germany Builds A Solar City That Produces Four Times The Energy It Consumes [Video]

When it comes to clean energy, most people in green communities believe the future of power usage will be solar energy. Initially, such a belief …

50 Amazingly Clever Cheat Sheets To Simplify Home Decorating Projects - Page...

21. What type of flooring is best for your home?<p>Trying to decide between ceramic and wood? Bamboo or vinyl? There are a lot of different factors to …

Home Decorating

5 Tips on How to Meditate for Beginners

Meditation is an energy healing art that has great health benefits, but it is often overlooked by most people. Many people tend to shy away from …

11 Blush Products for a Pretty, Natural Flush

Use your makeup to mimic the effects of a radiant, natural-looking flush with perfectly pink blushes that flatter almost all skin tones<p>We all aim for …

HBO To Netflix: Bring It On

How HBO’s quest to win the streaming wars became a binge-worthy drama as juicy as Game of Thrones.<p>On a frigid winter Friday in Manhattan’s MediaGulch, HBO CEO Richard Plepler glides through the doors of a power-lunch spot called the Lambs Club. Plepler, the kind of natty dresser who believes that …

The solar power price revolution

A silent revolution is under way. In November, Dubai announced the construction of a solar energy park that will produce electricity for less than …

Renewable Energy

This Texas City Will Soon Be Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

<i>This article originally appeared in the</i> Guardian <i>and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i>News that a Texas city is to be …

Flying Geese and Easy Corner Triangles

I've been working on some quilt market sewing, but for the rest of the week I'm going to work on some of my works in progress --can't wait! Since I …

All six Star Wars movies go digital HD this week, Xbox sweetens the deal

The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection, a downloadable bundle of all six Star Wars movies, goes on sale globally starting April 10, according to the official Star Wars site.<p>The bundle comes with an assortment of extras and if you buy it through Xbox Video you can also pick up an R2-D2 avatar …

Star Wars

Kitchen Tiles

Picking tile for your kitchen? Check out these choices for inspiration.<p>Stylish slate, sassy stripes, or pristine white? There's a tile for every kitchen and chef. See more of our best kitchen designs here.

Kitchens

29 IKEA Hacks to Freshen Up Your Bedroom

New home, new season, new family member… whatever the reason, it’s time for a bedroom update. Instead of spending a small fortune for a more polished look, you can just head to IKEA or recycle the pieces you already have. That’s right, we’re bringing you IKEA hacks: bedroom edition. We’ve got …

The Goonies Town Is A Real Place, And It's Totally Charming

"Hey you guys!" The town from everyone's favorite '80s movie "The Goonies" is actually a real place. Not only that, but it's also quite charming. Much of the cult classic was filmed in Astoria, Oregon, and some of the most iconic scenes take place on Cannon Beach. Maybe you knew this already or …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Oregon Coast's Hatfield Science Center Turns 50, Celebrates in April

Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport puts its many layers of research on full display on April 11 w/ Marine Science Day; 50th anniversary of the …

Inside a Happy Family Home With Vivid Colors

Miles Redd dreams up amazing color and pattern.<p>Only decorator Miles Redd could dream up the colors and pattern combinations in this Manhattan apartment. And it's exactly the look this growing family refused to lose when they had to move. Read the interview with Redd here.

Interior Design

11 Times Old Furniture Gained New Life

8 Fashion Week Trends Translated For Your Home

Fashion trends need not be reserved for your closet. Here, we're sharing 8 trends perfect for your home too.<p>Fashion trends need not be reserved for your closet. Here, we're sharing 8 trends perfect for your home too.

The Best and Worst Booze to Drink if You Want to Lose Weight

Drink responsibly.<p>Alcohol can either give you a beer belly or help you uncover your abs. After all, while one <i>Archives of Internal Medicine</i> study …

If You Liked 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi,' You'll Love the Director's Mouthwatering New Netflix Series

Just like "Jiro," the new series "Chef's Table" provides an intimate look at the life and work of the world's best chefs.<p>In 2012 we were captivated by the story of master sushi chef <b>Jiro Ono</b>, whose unbreakable work ethic brought him national fame—not to mention three Michelin stars for <b>Sukiyabashi</b> …

How to cold-brew coffee at home

Want to know how to make your own cold brew coffee? Follow these instructions for the perfect morning cuppa<p>Cold brew coffee is all the rage these days. It might seem a slightly weird fad – a rather backward way to get a warm cup of coffee - but from a flavour standpoint, there is method in the …

Now Trending: Center Parts & Tousled Waves

Remember when stick-straight hair was in? Remember the precious minutes (hours?) you anguished in front of the mirror, flattening every last strand …

Why You Should Be Deep-Frying Your $50 Steak (We're Not Kidding)

Don't be afraid to cook that $50 porterhouse steak—this method is fool-proof.<p>We get it: Cooking a steak can be intimidating. Especially a $50 steak. But this technique, from H. Alexander Talbot and Aki Kamozawa, the genius folks behind cooking blog Ideas in Food, is fool-proof. Read on for 8 steps …

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