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Teachers are still using the stick in Indian schools and parents aren't doing anything to stop it

Almost all children surveyed had either seen or faced corporal punishment.<p>Last week, a nine-year-old girl in Telangana was made to kneel for two …

Andhra Pradesh

Basic Table Manners: A Refresher

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Brush up on your etiquette basics to wow fellow diners (and make your mom proud).</i><p>The holiday season will be here soon, and with it come tons of parties. …

Kitchens

Ask a Designer: How Do I Decorate a Bookshelf?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about decorating bookshelves. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future</b> …

Ralph Lauren

How To Keep Metal Gleaming

Polish the metals around your home to a radiant shine.<p>Interior design by Julia B. Photography by Kelly Stuart.<p>Go gently and don't be too zealous as vigorous cleaning can wear away the surface if metal is plated rather than solid. Also, remember to try cleaning solutions on a spot that's hidden from …

How To Clean Your Sink Faucet

Tips for keeping your tap in tip-top shape.<p><i>Interior design by Summer Thornton. Photography by Miki Duisterhof.</i><p><b>Smart Solutions</b>For an everyday polish, try a microfibre cloth and plain water or use a mild cleaning solution. If you're using anything stronger, check the pack instructions and your tap …

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Turn Any Table Into A Major Storage Spot

Ever look under a clothed table at somebody else's house? You might be surprised what lies beneath.<p>Here, we take a look at chic tablecloths (not intended for the dining table) that are perfect for covering up clutter (think books, baskets, and bags!).<p>Interior design by Alex Papchristidis. …

Would You Rather: Lilacs or Sunflowers?

Which floral arrangement would you choose? Tell us in the comments!<p><i>Want to see more? Tour photo A, from a fanciful Kansas City apartment and photo</i> <i>B , from a Greek Revival farmhouse in New York.</i><p>-------------<p><b>Plus:</b><p>10 Easy Floral Arrangements You Can Do >> Flower Arranging Made Simple >> Fresh Table …

Kansas City

Trees On The Move As Temperature Zones Shift 3.8 Feet A Day

You are a snail. You are a plant. You like where you are. The temperature's right. It suits you.<p>But then, gradually, over the years, it gets warmer. Not every day, of course, but on more and more days, the temperature climbs to uncomfortable highs, drying you out, making you tired, …

Weekly Design Deal: 10 Mirrors on Sale Now

On a budget? You'll love these wallet-friendly mirrors from Serena and Lily, Wayfair, Restoration Hardware, and more.<p>1. Luminous Gold Mirror was $139, now $111. pier1.com.2. Multi-Paned Mirror was $529, now $419. ethanallen.com.3. Kichler Petite Oval Mirror was $327, now $218. dwellstudio.com.4. …

Ralph Lauren

Stylish Storage Solutions from a Brooklyn Designer

Brooklyn-based Farrah Sit founded Light + Ladder with the goal of “providing artistic, one of a kind American-made accessories for the urban dweller.”<p>…

Delightful Home Office with a Strong Personal Touch

We ran across this delightful home office on Whimages, combining functionality with a highly personal touch. With freelancing becoming more and more …

9 Designers' Favorite Pillows

Their most prized pillows.<p>When designers indulge in pillow talk, it turns out they have lots to say. Here are their most prized pillows.

5 Tips for Choosing Bed Linens

The founder of DwellStudio shares five tips for the selecting the chicest — and coziest — bed linens out there.<p>Being that we spend about one-third of our lives asleep, it makes sense to invest in bedding that's not only comfortable, but stands the test of time. But with so many options out there — …

David Stark's Tips for Using Color at Your Next Party

The event planner, designer, and author is teaming up with Target this holiday season for Best.Party.Ever, a free service that will help users bring their dream holiday gathering to life through a curated Pinterest board. Here, he gives us his best color ideas.<p><i>Photo: A creative baby shower (left)</i> …

8 Cleaning Tricks for Keeping Your Kitchen Spotless

Tackle this much-used room's toughest spots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).<p>Tackle the tough spots on your countertops, floors, and pots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).