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6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Nest, Google and beyond: how much technology do we really want in our homes?

Your cooker might have a clever digital timer, and your fridge its own nifty little screen, but when the man who invented the iPod and the iPhone came to build himself a house, nothing in the appliance shop was smart enough.<p>“It was all just so dumb,” says Tony Fadell. “I’d spent my life working on …

Things You Should Never, Ever Clean With

And the items you could be destroying if you do<p><b>1.Vinegar:</b> Using vinegar on hardwood floors, natural tiles, and granite countertops can damage the finish causing them to appear dull.<p><b>2.Soap/detergent:</b> Using soaps and detergents can be harsh and damage rugs and leather—it can also leave behind residue.<p>…

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Current Obsessions: Garden Accessories

Some people can’t leave a hardware store without buying something. We’re that way in garden-supply stores (and websites, too). Here are some special …

How To Transform A Boring Space In 6 Steps

A dark, bare room is redesigned into a sleek and modern living room that mixes old and new. Plus, get the look with our "how to" guide.<p>The living room area BEFORE.<p>Betsy Burnham, interior designer and owner of the LA-based firm Burnham Design transformed this dark, bare room into a sleek living area …