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Tips for styling indoor plants

City living often means navigating a concrete jungle. Ever-increasing housing density means our homes are becoming smaller and smaller, and many of …

Plants

The hidden crisis on college campuses: Many students don’t have enough to eat

Caleb Torres lost seven pounds his freshman year of college — and not because he didn’t like the food in the dining hall. A first-generation college student, barely covering tuition, Torres ran out of grocery money halfway through the year and began skipping meals as a result.<p>He’d stretch a can of …

College & University

The easy way to remove water stains from wood furniture

No need to go to the hardware store -- you have everything you need to remove water marks.<p>Nothing ruins the luster of wood furniture quite like a watermark.<p>Watermarks -- or water stains -- are often caused by cold glasses, spills, or hot dishes places directly on the wood. Luckily, though, they …

Woodworking

10 Affordable "Undercover" Favorites at IKEA Right Now — Cheap Thrills

It's no secret IKEA is an amazing resource for thrifty furnishings and home decor. The robust super store has everything you could need to set up …

IKEA

How to Decorate a First Apartment (Without Going Broke)

Whether you're just moving into your first apartment after college or starting over in a new city, furnishing an entire home from scratch can be a …

12 IKEA Hacks to Keep Your Houseplants Happy

If you want to introduce more greenery into your home (while keeping more green in your wallet), IKEA once again comes to the rescue. By embellishing …

Houseplants

25 Ways To Transform Your Home For $50 Or Less

Get your dream home at prices that are like a dream.

Where to Shop for Small-Scale Furniture

(Image credit: Room & Board)<p>Is it just me, or do apartments (at least in big cities) seem to be getting smaller and smaller? It's a good thing …

Small Spaces

23 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You Hired An Interior Decorator

Pro-level techniques that'll make people think you outsourced the work.

How to Decorate a Living Room Simply and Stylishly

The living room is probably the first place people choose to decorate. It’s a fun room with so many possibilities, what with the furniture and the …

Stovetop Thanksgiving Is More Than Possible—It’s Miraculous

What's an oven anyway?<p>Ovens are overrated. There, I said it. Take this example: Due to some high-level NYC apartment bullshit, I've been sans oven for six months. I haven't died or gone broke eating out. In fact, I've learned that you don't need an oven to eat well. You don't need an oven to host a …

Cooking

This 390-Square-Foot Renovation Is Compact Yet Comfortable in Greenwich Village

An architect revamps a pint-sized Manhattan apartment for a couple on the go.<p>An alumnus of Richard Meier’s studio, Matt Krajewski had recently begunhis own practice when he was commissioned to transform a ruin of a 390- square-foot Manhattan apartment. Avoiding the anxiety of influence that might …

10 bed ideas you are secretly fascinated with!

The number of bed styles out there is simply limitless and knowing which you want in your master suite can be a really tough decision to make, but we …

Interior Design

12 Tricks To Make A Small Home Look Spacious

If you have a small home there are a number of different things that you can do to make it look bigger than it looks. A good trick to keep in mind is …

Using plants in your home

One of the best things you can do when planning the decor of your new house is to include a few of nature’s gems to enhance the beauty of your …

A Little Spice Makes Everything Nice: 16 Cozy Cinnamon Recipes

Is there anything that isn't made better by cinnamon? From braises to baked goods, these recipes all feature cinnamon as a starring ingredient.<p><b>Is there anything that isn't made better by cinnamon?</b> From burgers to baked goods, these recipes all feature cinnamon as a starring ingredient.

Breakfast

Watch a Shoemaker Build These Artisanal Shoes by Hand

The majority of shoes today are mass produced for international consumption. However, in the not too distant past, shoes were uniquely handcrafted for each pair of feet. This time consuming venture was entrusted to master craftspeople, who in turn gave consumers a wearable piece of art that fit …

Shoes

Top 50 Shoe Trends in July

These July 2015 shoes range from genderless sandal collections to performance sneakers that are accented with a stylish, polka dot print. In addition …

Love Shoes? Here are the Top 5 Black-Owned Shoe Brands

For most women, shoes and handbags are where it's at when it comes to fashion. The fact is, some of the most stylish and well-made shoes on the …

Sole Man

A lot of people in the running industry might not be happy with the story that follows—including a lot of friends who own or work at running shops or …

Shoes