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25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

Self-improvement

10 Steps For Success: Applying The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind

Michele Molitor<p>Read full profile<p><i>“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” –</i> Marcus Aurelius<p><b>How</b> …

Motivation

Before & After: A $30 Armoire Gets a Glam New Look

A spiderweb-covered Goodwill find becomes a beautiful, functional piece of office furniture.<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today.</i> <i>This makeover is courtesy of hometalk memberUpcycled Treasures.</i><p>"I …

72 Kitchens That'll Make You Want To Redo Yours

You've been dreaming of that custom backsplash forever. Now's the time.<p>The kitchen is probably the most used room in your house, so you want it to be a space you enjoy spending time in. From country casual to sleek and modern — and everything in between — we've got all the kitchen inspiration you …

85+ Stunning Designer Dining Rooms

Create the ultimate entertaining space with these gorgeous ideas.<p>We're putting the spotlight on elegant chandeliers, mahogany tables and more. Want extra inspiration for other areas in your home? Our living room and bathroom galleries are full of ideas.

How a Boring High-Rise Apartment Got a Mod, Hip Makeover

A gleaming, airy retreat.<p>New York decorator Richard Keith Langham transforms a humdrum high-rise apartment in Miami into a gleaming, airy retreat with a focus on its endless ocean views.

The Best Kitchens of 2014

A look back at the year in kitchen design.<p>This year in kitchen design, we saw a lot of daring colors, global influences, unique backsplashes and detailed accents, and innovative appliances.

A Completely All Natural Treatment For Back Pain

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40 Traditional Designer Rooms

Over 40 classic rooms for inspiration.<p>From a formal blue dining room to a dramatic canopy bed, these designer rooms are traditional, but never boring.

Nine of the Easiest DIY Repairs You Don't Need a Professional For

There are some household repairs that are so simple, even the pros feel bad about charging for them (really!). Many of these plumbing, heating, …

Modernist Glamour Showcased by Imposing Brody House in Los Angeles, California

Located in Holmby Hills, an exclusive neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, the <b>Brody House</b> is a 11,511 square foot residence displaying …

9 Brilliant Decorating Ideas for Your Bookshelves

Articles about modern space efficient family home san francisco on Dwell.com - Dwell

With smart interiors by Arcanum Architecture, a shop in the Mission District attempts to put a new spin on the venerable cup of...<p>Mention San Francisco and you might stir up images of steep streets lined with colorful and historic Victorian...<p>In San Francisco’s Alamo Square, Jensen Architects turns …

San Francisco

Articles about five inspirational shipping container homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

There’s even a shipping container sitting in the kitchen.<p>Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>Repurposed shipping containers have popped up all over the place in surprising ways—from homeless solutions in South Africa, to...<p>As more and more people choose …

Shipping Containers

An Inside Look at the Barefoot Contessa's Barn

Ina Garten takes us on a tour of her impressive entertaining space in the Hamptons.<p>Ina Garten takes us on a tour of her impressive entertaining space in the Hamptons.

15 Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Island

Yes. There are that many things you can do with them.<p>Everybody dreams of the extra counter space a kitchen island gives you, but if you're just wheeling one into the center of your room, you're seriously underutilizing it. These cool ideas update the trend, making it more than just another tabletop …

15 Blue And White Rooms That Prove 'Classic' Doesn't Mean 'Old-Timey'

It doesn't have to mean nautical, either.<p>Blue and white is maybe the most classic decor color combo of all time — but sometimes, a timeless duo can feel a little too same old, same old. And we are <i>not</i> about that. If you're looking for a fresh way to use the two colors, we've got all the inspiration …

Home Decorating

Inside a Happy, Serene House in Cool Blues, Greens, and Grays

In cool blues, greens, and grays.<p>"Cool blues, greens, and grays have a lovely softness," designer Ashley Whittaker says. Here, in this Greenwich, Connecticut house, she creates a calming environment where the colors flow effortlessly from room to room.

This Is Every Neutral-Lover's Dream Home

A soothing and ethereal space.<p>Designer Barbara Barry knows the power of subtlety. In this Corona del Mar house, she designs with natural and soothing and ethereal tones in mind. Read the interview with the designer here.

Interior Design

The Best Model Hair Transformations

From Kate Moss's pixie to Freja Beha's lob, see the best model hair transformations over the years.<p>What makes a great model? The ability to transform—and nothing helps a model alter themselves like a drastic hair change. For some models, like Kate Moss and Karlie Kloss, their careers were already …

TSA seizes guns, crossbows one day before Thanksgiving

Please don't try to clear airport security at Thanksgiving wearing your loaded firearm.<p>That's not allowed, and it could slow down the lines during one of the busiest travel days of the year.<p>That's what a 94-year-old Brooklyn man discovered as he tried to pass through passenger screening at New …

A Kitchen Item That Magically Eases Neck Pain

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12 Braising Recipes to Keep You Warm

Braising is a cook’s best friend—with a few simple steps, you can make a meal that tastes like it’s straight out of a <i>Michelin</i>-starred restaurant. …

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar & Honey

Servings: 6<p>Total Time: 30 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>1-1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, halved, stems and ragged outer leaves removed*<br>• 3 tablespoons extra virgin …

Sweet, Spicy, Salty Candied Pecans (AKA "Crack Nuts")

Servings: Makes 2 cups<p>Prep Time: 5 Minutes<p>Cook Time: 10 Minutes<p>Total Time: 15 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup Confectioners sugar<br>• 3/4 teaspoon kosher …

How to Get the Most Beauty Bang For Your Buck

The Well-Spent Beauty Dollar: When to spend and when to save.<p>Beauty and the stock market have one thing in common: The key to getting the best results is diversification. But with so many choices out there, it can be hard to figure out what is worth the investment (long-term payoff: younger-looking …

9 No-Work Slow-Cooker Meals

Forget browning meat or sautéing vegetables—just put the ingredients in and walk away until you smell something delicious.<p>The Dinner Version of a …

Cooking