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The 8 Things Wedding Guests Don't Really Care About

When you're planning the details of your wedding, there's a nearly endless list of ideas, options, and things to consider. Some decisions are easy, others are tough, and the reasoning usually falls into one of two categories: "Do we love this idea?" and "Will our guests like it?". These are great …

7 Foolproof Ways to Keep Your Wedding Day Drama Free

You may be able to control many things about your wedding day, but one thing that can easily spiral out of control is the drama that starts surround you and your big day. Whether it's trying to find a vendor that's running late or trying to sober up a bridesmaid that's had too many pre-wedding …

Weddings

7 Things to Consider Before Committing to a Big Bridal Party

It’s your bridal party and of course you can ask as many girls as you want to be in it. However, before immediately declaring all 15 of your besties bridesmaids, you may want to read this list of things to consider:<p><b>1. The added costs</b><p>The bigger the bridal party, the bigger the bill! Wedding planner …

A visual overview of Apple’s essential design principles

Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines have been the core of the company’s design philosophy ever since the Macintosh in 1978. Apple design evangelist Mike Stern gave an overview of the ever-evolving guidelines during a Wednesday session at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>The session, …

Faith and activism in Oneida, Kentucky

Jonathan Barnes and his wife, Michelle, live in Oneida, Kentucky, with their three kids: Joshua, Joseph, and Melea. The Appalachian couple are …

Nescafe Trolls Starbucks With Pop-Up Coffee Shop

Toronto’s newest coffee shop has everything one might expect — free wifi, trendy exposed bulb lighting, power outlets galore — minus one major component: the baristas. Instead, patrons must bring their own coffee — of the instant variety, no less.<p>Located on Toronto’s ultra-hip Queen Street, the …

Next Miss Indian World? Maybe Miss Shoshone Bannock! - PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Dozens of women will be vying for the title of Miss Indian World at the end of April in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Among the competitors is Taylor …

New Mexico

One of last surviving Navajo code talkers to celebrate 93rd birthday at Georgefest

Navajo code talker Samuel T. Holiday, St. George, Utah, May 31, 2014 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News<p><b>ST. GEORGE —</b> A man who used his …

Toes in the Sand: 6 All-time Classic Beach Reads - Signature Reads

The grandmother of American romantic sagas features the drama of the Civil War and two diametrically opposite pairs: Scarlett and Rhett and Melanie and Ashley. Scarlett’s charm makes men swoon, but she is made of steel. Melanie is virtuous but not much fun. Rhett has been described as the ultimate …

Look, I Just Really Love Vera Bradley

A lifelong journey in patterned paisley.<p>In the early 2000s, I couldn’t walk down the halls of my high school without tripping on a colorful paisley tote bag. In the particular suburb north of Atlanta where I lived, the brand Vera Bradley — which makes luxury luggage and purses, generally in …

Handbags

What to Wear to a ‘Fancy’ Wedding

A dozen looks you can definitely wear again.<p>Dressing up for a wedding is easier now than ever before. Enough people have thrown the rules out the window before you that pretty much anything goes — from a slip dress to a jumpsuit — as long as you style it the right way.<p>That said, picking out what to …

Clothing

Where to Buy a Wedding Dress

For all budgets, all sizes, and all styles.<p>So you've completed the daunting task of finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with — congratulations! Now, therealwork begins: finding a dress. All kidding aside, the process of searching for a wedding dress that you like, that fits, …

Cash Wedding Registries That Don’t Feel Icky

The socially acceptable way to ask for money.<p>Once upon a time, for the cookie-cutter weddings of yore, it was customary to register at places like Macy’s and Crate & Barrel for things like blenders and gravy boats, because there was a likelihood you didn’t yet live with your betrothed and didn’t …

Weddings

Moments That Will Feel All Too Familiar to Anyone Planning a Wedding

“Oh, it’s for a wedding? Add a zero on the end of that price.”<p>When everyone and their mother has a burning question:<p>When you realize you might need to take out a second (or third) mortgage:<p>And when you say screw it, you’ll just make it yourself:<p>Good luck!

Weddings

What to Wear Under Your Wedding Dress

No matter how complicated the cut.<p>Okay, so you’ve picked out the dress you want to get married in. Now you just have to figure out what you want to wear underneath it — which is a lot trickier than it sounds.<p>Thanks to the popularity of backless, strapless, deep-v, or otherwise skin-exposing gowns, …

Where to Buy a Modest Wedding Dress

For religious ceremonies, or if you just prefer sleeves to strapless.<p>When it comes to wedding-related decisions, some have more flexibility than others. You can choose to ignore your mom’s opinion on what color to paint your nails or your sister’s take on how many people <i>actually</i> like carrot cake, …

Weddings

What to Wear to a Beach Wedding

12 outfits between black tie and bikini.<p>The reaction to landing a beach wedding invite in the mail generally goes something like this: freak out because you can (and will) make a little vacation out of it, and then freak out again because... what do you wear?<p>Trust that the whole ordeal becomes a …

Groomsmen Gifts That Aren’t Flasks

Have you considered getting your wedding party something they’ll actually like?<p>There are a lot of things for a groom to worry about when he’s getting married, and toward the bottom of the list is groomsmen gifts, probably.<p>Most of the standard gifts fall in a couple of stereotypically masculine …

The Hard Lessons I Learned While Wedding Dress Shopping

Don’t let anybody take over your shopping trip.<p><i>Wedding dress shopping</i> <i>can be hard</i><i>, so we asked you guys to tell us what you wish you knew before you started your search. Below, the advice you’d give to someone who’s about to start shopping for the big day.</i><p>Try wedding dress shopping on your own. …

Bridesmaid Gifts Your Friends Will Like

Not everyone needs a monogrammed robe.<p>If your wedding involves a bridal party, you’re most likely thinking about buying your bridesmaids some sort of gift to commemorate the occasion (and, you know, thank them for doing a lot of hard work and planning and showing up on your behalf).<p>Skip the …

Steve and Terri Irwin Were Wildly in Love — Look Back on Their Sweetest Photos

TV personality and Australian wildlife expert Steve Irwin (aka "The Crocodile Hunter") passed away in 2006 after he was attacked by a stingray, but his memory lives on in the hearts of his wife, Terri, and their children, Bindi, 18, and Robert, 13. Steve and Terri wed in 1992 after dating for only …

33 Practical Garden Shed Storage Ideas

It’s spring and it’s time to do some garden work! I’m sure that almost every garden has a garden shed where you store all the tools, seeds, buckets …

Storage Ideas

Wedding Accessories from Perfect Details · Ruffled

This is the kind of online boutique that you can get lost for hours just browsing for wedding baubles. Perfect Details carries bridal jewelry, hair …

Weddings

Ideas & Advice

Photo<p>26 Must-Have Wedding Photos You Don’t Want to Miss<p>Trust us—you’ll want to capture all of these moments.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>Your Complete Guide to …

Shigeru Ban Wins Architecture’s Top Award

Co.Design sat down with the 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate, a Japanese architect renowned for his humanitarian work and inventive use of recycled materials.<p>Shigeru Ban has earned international acclaim for repurposing inexpensive materials to build cheap housing in communities struck by catastrophe. …

Making gardening easier for seniors - GardenGates: Gardening and Landscape Design

Raised gardens save the stress of bending and kneeling.<p>Gardening offers a productive way to exercise for people of all ages. Vitamin D from sunshine, …

How To Be As Elegant As Aerin Lauder

Start with some blue and white.<p>Aerin Lauder cuts hydrangeas in her Southampton garden.<p>Aerin Lauder unquestionably inherited significant style from her grandmother, Estée. A style that, she's now made all her own, effortlessly extends to all aspects of her life—what she wears, what she puts on her …

The Week in Review: When the Lights Turned Back On

Inside Flipboard / October 18, 2013<p>The government shutdown has ended, but it isn’t over. Arguably, it’s just begun.<p>The United States Congress voted …