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Commando clergyman: US pastor recounts daring protest mission to Iranian prison

A California pastor with a penchant for protesting behind enemy lines is safe at home after his latest mission, which took him into the belly of the beast that is Iran’s infamous Evin prison.<p>The Rev. Eddie Romero told FoxNews.com he broke away from his tour group in Iran only to resurface in front …

The President's Devotional: What Obama 'Did In Secret' In Newtown (EXCERPT)

<i>Excerpted from THE PRESIDENT’S DEVOTIONAL: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, by Joshua DuBois by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins. Copyright © Joshua DuBois 2013.</i><p><b>By Joshua Dubois</b><p>The White House is not supposed to be a place for brokenness. Sheer, shattered, …

Fold Room Divider

I don’t know about you, but it’s extremely rare to come across a room divider that elicits any kind of pleasant surprise, much less a wish to fork …

10 Creative Ways to Use Columns as Design Features in your Home

Throughout architectural history architects and designers alike have had to find creative ways to address the issue of structure versus aesthetics in …

11 Cool Ceilings

Don't forget to look up.<p>They say it's the fifth wall, so next time you're thinking about picking out a new color or hanging art, don't forget to look up.

Interior Design

10 Space-Saving Tricks for Small Kitchens

You can do a lot with just a little space.<p>A well-designed kitchen has minimal clutter and maximum efficiency. Whether you're redecorating or totally remodeling, here are the best ideas for small spaces.

Kitchens

Designers' Simplest Makeover Ideas

From adding dimmers to clearing out 'make-do' pieces.<p>From adding dimmers to finally saying goodbye to 'make-do' furniture, 6 interior designers share the secrets of their own quick-change acts.

Home Decorating

Top 5 Blog Posts of the Week:Unique Candlesticks, a Halloween-Inspired Floral Arrangement, and More

From unique and modern candlesticks to a Halloween-inspired floral arrangement, here's our weekly roundup of the shelter blogosphere.<p><b>This week's favorite links:</b><p>30 Modern and Unique Candlesticks. StyleCarrot<p>Love for Classic Cesca Chairs. Aunt Peaches<p>A Halloween-Inspired Flower Arrangement. Oleander …

Decorations

A Florida House in 72 Shades of Gray

A cool palette provides a sophisticated sanctuary.<p>A cool, subtle palette created by interior designer Marshall Watson provides a sophisticated sanctuary from the Florida sun.

Dining Rooms

How To Layer for Added Comfort & Style

As the days and nights get chillier, it's time to talk about layers. Taken literally, this means those extra blankets and throws you pile on to stay …

5 Easy Glam Embellishments You Can Add Right Now

Feeling a little blah? Maybe it's time for some bling. While we don't recommend an overdose of glitter, a few glam pieces never hurt anyone. Here are …

Go Grab a Broom: Housework As Exercise (with Amounts of Calories Burned)

We all know how important it is for our heath to remain physically active and have a good exercise routine. We also know that when our lives get busy …

Add Color with Accents: 20 Decorating Ideas for Kids Rooms

There are many ways to add color to a room, but a decorative element can brighten a space tremendously, with very little effort. Here is a collection …

Before & After: DIY Makeover with Small, Chic Changes

Sometimes "before" pictures aren't disgusting nightmares that leave you horrified. Sometimes they are perfectly nice, but the owner was just sick and …

One Minute Tip: Five Style Tricks to Open Up Your Small Space

Five Style Tricks to Open Up Your Small Space: <i>with Judy Ross!</i><p><b>1. White Walls:</b> It's basic, but it's still true. White walls tend to make small spaces …

"Ethnic" Decor: Is it a One-Size-Fits-All Concept?

Last week, stylist Justina Blakeney raised a really interesting point on her blog, a theme that's also come up in some of the comments here at …

5 Smart Tips for Hosting a Successful Craft Supplies Swap

I've been there: You don't want to toss that abandoned, half-knitted scarf, and that extra fabric from that one project doesn't match anything else …

Everything Old is New Again: Jungle Bathroom

Trends in interior design are always coming and going. If you're partial to a particular look that has fallen from favor, chances are, if you're very …

Can We Sell the Entire Contents of Our Apartment in 60 Days?

<b>Q:</b> We are moving cross country, and it's too expensive to haul all our furniture to the West coast. We plan to buy new furniture when we get there. …

10 Foolproof Tips for Improving Your Google Search Results

Maybe you're already known as a Google search whiz...the person everyone goes to when they're having trouble finding the best results for a specific …

5 Mistakes I Made on My Long Distance Move

I recently moved from NYC to Atlanta, but I'm still not quite settled in. While a good chunk of the post-move residual mess is due to time issues, …

How Do You Get Home Repairs Taken Care Of When You Work 9-5?

That might seem like a naive question for a 33-year old to be asking, but I've spent my entire career in customer service. When you <i>only</i> ever have …

John the Botanist's Treehouse Retreat

<b>Name:</b> John the Botanist <b><br>Location:</b> Tiverton, Rhode Island <b><br>Size:</b> 160 square feet: 10' wide x 16' long x 8' high <b><br>Years lived in:</b> Property owned for 17 …

Before & After: I Spy A Reimagined Sofa

Megan fell hard for a semi-circular, midcentury tufted sofa she spotted at her local coffee shop but when she tracked down the source, the retail …

IKEA Employee Shares Tips for Buying IKEA Kitchen

Today, I'm sharing some great insider info found in our comments section. Drew wrote: <i>I worked for IKEA for four years—one as a kitchen planner, three</i> …

Budget Friendly Entertaining: 10 Ways to Save on Decor, Food, Drinks & More

Entertaining at home doesn't have to cost a lot. In fact, parties on a budget require some creative planning that we think is a fun challenge! If …

Cheap Thrills: 15 Toys to Make from Cardboard

We've been stuck in the house for the past few days as it's rained buckets outside. It's times like these that we have to get creative with the kids …

Buy or DIY: Best Options for Halloween Pumpkin Lights

You can go old school and stick a tea light or candle in Mr. Pumpkin (or Ms. Watermelon), but you'll have to keep an eye out for it. At some point …

Party DIY: Confetti Dipped Balloons

Balloons are one of the easiest ways to add festive flair to a party. But why stop there? With a little glue and some sparkly confetti, you can add …

All that Glitters: 5 Sparkly DIY Projects

If you're going to spend a bit of time on a DIY project, why not go for the gold? Here are 5 easy DIYs involving metallics, minerals, and mirrors …