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Get the Look: My Guest Room

Ever since my book came out I’ve been getting inquiries about the side tables in my then-master-now-guest room. These were some old Williams Sonoma …

Williams-Sonoma

The complete guide to productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

How to Use Basic Design Principles to Decorate Your Home

Some people are born with a great eye for decorating or design. Others learn the skill and are able to apply it successfully. And then there are the …

55 Inspiring Small Kitchens You'll Absolutely Fall In Love With

Even tiny kitchens can have serious style.<p>These charming and stylish designer kitchens have the fabulous inspiration you need to spice up your tiny cooking space.

Kitchens

7 Contouring Sticks for an Instantly Chiseled Face

If you’re among the legions of women who have mastered in-car mascara application, chances are you don’t use contouring makeup on the regular—it’s …

5 Valentine's Day Pancake Recipes

Impress your Valentine with breakfast in bed. Here, five delicious pancake ideas to get you started.<p>Impress your Valentine with breakfast in bed. …

Breakfast

Disney, Designers Recreate Cinderella’s Slipper – WWD

A sketch by Charlotte Olympia<p>A sketch by Charlotte Olympia<p>Courtesy<p>A sketch by Alexandre Birman<p>A sketch by Alexandre Birman<p>Courtesy<p>A sketch by …

See How Top Shoe Designers Reimagine Cinderella's Glass Slipper

Plus, Beyoncé's Grammy jewels, NYFW generates more revenue than the Super Bowl and more from your daily news update from around the web<p>- To celebrate the release of Disney's live-action reboot of <i>Cinderella</i>, Saks Fifth Avenue collaborated with nine top shoe designers—Jimmy Choo, Nicholas Kirkwood, …

Bliss Fabulous Makeup Melt Does All The Work For You (Sort Of)

I'm always preaching about maintaining nighttime skincare routines like washing your face before bed. But I'd be lying if I didn't cop to occasionally hitting the sheets with mascara and tinted moisturizer still on.<p>There are plenty of makeup remover wipes, liquids and oils on the market that get …

Skin Care

17 DIY Ramen Recipes That'll Make You Forget About Instant Noodles

If thinking about ramen summons images of styrofoam cups and seasoning packets with enough salt to make you dry up like a prune, you haven’t …

Healthy Eating

How to Be the Most Organized Person in the World, Starting Now

Balancing a job, workouts, laundry, bills, and a social life makes it easy to let lots of stuff pile up—constantly. And we hear you: Whether it's our …

Apps

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Serena?

The first thing that must be said of the 2015 Australian Open women’s final is that none of it was a surprise. From the first point to the last, from …

Don't Judge This Golden Retriever Going Batshit Crazy Over Tennis

Because, honestly—you're not that different.<p>If you were completely real with yourself you'd admit that when you watch tennis, you want to jump and …

How to Make the Best Deep-Fried Jalapeño Poppers

The first time I ate jalapeño poppers, things went very wrong. It was many years ago and I had just gotten my tongue pierced on a whim. When I left the piercing shop, they sent me off with an instructional aftercare sheet on how to treat the fresh piercing. One of the tips was to avoid spicy foods …

This Is The Ultimate Routine For A Perfect Work Day

You might think the perfect workday includes a promotion or a raise, or perhaps your evil boss getting fired. Sadly, such monumental events don't happen very often.<p>The good news is that there are plenty of little things you can do to improve both your productivity and your happiness if you feel …

Time Management

fresh spinach pasta

I had the strangest weekend. My husband went to New Orleans for a bachelor party and my in-laws insisted upon watching my son for one of the nights …

corn, cheddar and scallion strata

I have a lot of feelings about lunch boxes, none of them especially genial. But as this teeny tiny person that I only just recently brought home from …

mushroom marsala pasta bake

Over the last couple years — a dark time in which I’ve slowly had to accept that my once-tiny baby with fairly simple needs now required real square …

Italian Food

How-To: Turn Bootcut Jeans into Skinny Jeans

Have well-fitting bootcut jeans hanging in your closet that just don’t match your current style? Skip a trip to the mall with a touch of tailoring! Learn how to transform your old bootcut jeans into sleek, modern skinnies with this helpful bootcut jeans to skinny jeans tutorial from Abby at Sew …

Pack the Perfect Yoga Bag With These Essentials

<b>①</b> This roomy bag has a pocket for your mat, a laptop sleeve and a makeup pouch. Lily Tote, $120; LoleWomen.com<p><b>②</b> No matter how much you sweat during …

Yoga

15 Unique 30 Day Challenges Guaranteed To Make You A Better You

The appeal of 30 day challenges is they offer just enough time for a new goal to be palatable yet long enough to be challenging. While many people wait until January to set their new year’s resolutions, the window of opportunity is always open for those who want to set new goals. In fact, the …

Will Power

Anna Lee Huber

Because several people have asked, I wanted to let you all know that A STUDY IN DEATH is available for preorder at all the major booksellers - …

Organization 101: A Guide to Cleaning Your Sewing Room

The new year has arrived, which means it’s time for a fresh start. And, what better place to begin your newly-found organization than your sewing …

You’ve Got Mail: 17 DIYs for Super Stylish Stationery

Hidden among a pile of bills and catalogs, a hand-written card arriving in the mailbox is quite the treat. And in the days of email, text, ping and emoticon communication, having something like this to hold onto is a rare occurrence. That’s why we’re big fans of the good ol’ fashion snail mail. …

Chemicals

Our All-Time Favorite Volcano Pictures

National Geographic digs into its archives to find the most stunning and surprising photographs of volcanoes around the world.

These dogs were ballboys for Venus Williams – CUTE ALERT

Even though this is probably the cutest thing I’ve seen a long while, I’m sure that there are one or two kids out there that are going to be a little …

Welcome to the 2015 Food Lover's Cleanse + Day 1 Menu

We're ready to go! Welcome to the 2015 Food Lover's Cleanse<p>Welcome to the 2015 Food Lover’s Cleanse! I’m so glad you’re joining me as we fill our kitchens with whole foods and bright flavors.<p>It’s my fifth year pulling together and hosting the <i>Bon Appétit</i> Food Lover’s Cleanse, and this time, I’m …

Flavors