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Why Twins Doesn’t Always Mean A C-Section - 6 Things To Consider

Why Twins Doesn’t Always Mean A C-Section – 6 Things To Consider<p>By Sam McCulloch Dip CBEd in Birth. Updated: October 25, 2015<p>Finding out you’re …

Science proves your first-born won’t rule the world

Kids are mysterious, even to their parents. (Perhaps <i>especially</i> to their parents.) Why is the oldest so controlling? Or the youngest such a terror? Dismissing the potential effects of our neurotic parenting, we ascribe many of our kids’ traits to the self-evident truth of birth order.<p>Unfortunately, …


11 Cocktails That Will Change The Way You See Beer

Yes, you actually can make a mixed drink out of a lager or IPA.<p>Yes, you actually can make a mixed drink out of a lager or IPA.

An Essential Guide to Sparkling Wines

There's much more to these varieties than bubbles.<p>Here's a great party trick: Confidently rattling off the difference between Champagne, cava, cremant, and more.

How To Balance Comfort and Style In Your Home

As regular readers of design sites like Freshome, it should come as no surprise that many of us consider pleasing aesthetics to a be an essential …

15 Storage Ideas to Steal from High-End Kitchen Systems

We scoured our favorite high-end fitted kitchen makers (from Boffi to Bulthaup to Henrybuilt) for ideals to steal at home.

6 New Color Combos That Work All Over the House

Experiment with these designer-recommended palettes.<p>If you're staring down a white room and a whole deck of paint chips, picking the colors can be a daunting task. Arm yourself with these designers' no-fail color pairings and brighten up any space.<p>As a general rule of thumb, Taniya Nayak, interior …

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12 Clever Ways to Use Binder Clips

Use them all over your house not just the office.<p>These home office staples can do much more than organize paperwork. This article originally appeared on

20 Alternative Gift Wrapping Ideas That Entice Your Creativity

Gift wrapping is not something everyone is fond of. Those who aren’t stoked about this simply let someone else do it for them but those who take …

20 Indoor Plants for the Small-Space Gardener

All of these beauties are easy to keep alive.<p>If your home wasn't blessed with tons of square footage, that doesn't mean you can't flex your green thumb. All of these plants take up minimal space, require little sun (a <i>must</i> when you only have a few windows to work with), and are basically made for …

12 Brilliant Things to Do With Your Non-Working Fireplace

Who needs a roaring fire? These are just as show-stopping.<p>Who needs a roaring fire? These are just as show-stopping.

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

The 35 Best Shades of Gray Paint You'll Ever Use

November Rain is the neutral you've been looking for.<p>There are thousands of grays in the paint store, but some of the nation's top designers narrowed down the options to their absolute favorites. With blue-, green- and taupe-based hues, these pro picks will look good just about everywhere.

Childbirth: why I take the scientific approach to having a baby

Deciding where to have your baby can be tough – especially when evidence on the safety of home versus hospital birth is interpreted differently by advocates of each<p>I am an anatomist. I know the structure of the human body pretty well, and I know that, on the whole, we're pretty well designed to do …