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45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …


How To Build A Hobbit House In Your Backyard

30-year-old Ashley Yeates is not a hobbit. The Bedford, England, is a design and construction expert that’s much too big to be a hobbit, although …

18 Dreamiest Drawers Everyone Needs in Their Home

The Secret to Properly Loading Your Dishwasher

Turns out, the answers come right in the box with your machine.<p>If you own a dishwasher, we bet you've had marital spats (or even fights with your mother) about the best way to load it. Of course, our very own experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute have shared their own trusty instructions (make …

If You're Not "Filing" Your Folded Clothes, You're Doing It Wrong

You'll fit more in a drawer, and see everything you own at once. Win!<p>Here's a tough pill to swallow: We've been folding clothes the wrong way our whole lives. Instead of creasing shirts, sweaters, and jeans to be flat, and stacking them on top of each other, we should've been thinking …

Epicurious: 3-Ingredient Recipes Video Series

10 Super Fun IKEA Hacks for Your Kid's Bedroom

We'll admit it: These ideas are more for you than them, but they're cute!<p>We'll admit it: These ideas are more for you than them, but they're cute!

Hoover Dam, an engineering marvel, is surrounded by natural wonders

Without the massive wall of concrete called Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Nev., wouldn't exist.<p>The town sprouted during the Great Depression to house thousands of workers, mainly men, who had headed west to help build the dam. People often bypass it on the drive from Las Vegas to visit the engineering …

The 'P***y Bow' Is The Feminist Answer To Business Casual

It's feminist action disguised as a fashion accessory.<p>Earlier this month, Pantone announced its highly awaited choice for the official color of 2016. In an unusual turn of events, it actually announced two: Rose Quartz and Serenity, as Pantone calls them. (Also known to color plebes as pink and …

20 years later a 'Toy Story' creator shares an emotional story about the movie

"Toy Story," which also happened to be the first computer-generated animated film, wasn't just a hit at the box office when it opened in 1995 (it has a lifetime domestic gross of $191.7 million, or $365.8 million if going by 2015 ticket prices). It changed the way audiences wanted their …

45 Insanely Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Most colorful kitchen ever!<p>Playing around with color is daunting, but that's why a backsplash is perfect. It can create a subtle pop in a neutral kitchen, or add to an already bold room with very little work on your part. It doesn't matter if your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy, or modern and …

13 Things Every Tea Drinker Needs to Know

For instance, adding milk can help keep your teeth white.<p>There's always more to learn (and love) about the world's most widely consumed beverage.

18 Adorable "She Sheds" To Inspire Your Own Garden Escape

Taking a vacation is literally as easy as a trip to the backyard.<p>He got his man cave, now this is all you. From cozy cottages to coastal retreats, these she sheds prove that you don't need a lot of space to have a seriously awesome backyard escape. No boys allowed.

10 Breathtaking U.S. Train Trips Recalling the Golden Era of Rail Travel

There’s pretty much nothing more romantic than moon glow, which is why the Napa Valley Wine Train’s Moonlight Escape excursion probably beats most …

DIY: The Swedish-Striped Canvas Floorcloth

Back when Tara and Percy of Jersey Ice Cream Co. redid my kitchen on a dime (See Rehab Diary: Dream Kitchen for Under $3,000), we determined that …

13 Tricks That Squeeze Every Inch Out of a Small Closet

Your shoe collection is saved!<p>Let's face it: Unless you're an Academy Award winner raking in $20 million a movie, you probably don't have enough closet space. And even then, maybe you don't. (Mo' money, mo' shoes, <i>amirite</i>?) Instead of cutting your clothing collection in half, use these tricks and …

6 Smarter Ways to Make the Most of a Garage

Believe it or not, this cave-like space has potential.<p>Your garage might be a scary, junk-filled spot that you'd rather forget about. But, you're missing out on some prime room real estate there. To up its appeal — and its utility — consider these ideas.<p><b>1. Paint It a Cheerful Color</b><p>Designer Annie …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

By Jay Cassano4 minute Read<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health …


Rare Supertide Turns Ancient Abbey Into Isolated Island

A supertide turned France's famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island on Saturday and then retreated out of sight, delighting thousands of visitors who came to see the rare phenomenon.<p>The so-called "tide of the century" actually happens every 18 years. Although the tide rushes in and out along the …

Why You'll Want a New Bed After You See These Rooms

An Antique-Filled Victorian House in Illinois

Inside an antique-filled Victorian.<p>Designer Annie Brahler creates an old-world feeling in her Jacksonville house with a creamy palette, chandeliers in every room, and one incredible shoe closet design. Read the full interview for her ideas on decorating with antiques.

Before & After: An Abandoned Church Gets A Modern Makeover

Before & After: A Kitchen Stuck in the '70s Gets a Facelift

Karen Vidal of Design Vidal updates a kitchen for two TV producers<p>Karen Vidal of Design Vidal updates a kitchen for two TV producers.

The 2012 Kitchen of the Year with Designer Mick De Giulio

See Mick De Giulio's incredible design.<p>Simple yet elegant, this year's 1,000-square-foot dream kitchen — showcased in New York's Rockefeller Center — serves up glittering tile, glass knobs, a bold sink, and a jaw-dropping butler's pantry. Take a tour of the space.

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …

Before & After: This Victorian Home from 1885 Gets an Unbelievable Transformation

A married couple tackled this challenging project, and the results will blow your mind.<p>When house renovators Jeff Born and Victoria Born-Doody first laid eyes on a historic little house on Watson Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota, they knew that they had found their next big project. The house, which …

Before & After: The Fireplace Makeover That Completely Transformed This Living Room

A planked fireplace and new paint colors give this room a fresh, beach-house feel.<p>A planked fireplace and new paint colors give this room a fresh, beach-house feel.

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12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …