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Before & After: A Half Bath Gets a Full Makeover

This bathroom was overwhelmed by giant tiles, beige, and cats, but a 4-day renovation completely transformed it. It's a small room and a big makeover …

Renovations

Meet The Young People Trying To Make Sure Detroit's Rebirth Works For Everybody

DETROIT ― Recovery for Detroit was difficult to imagine as recently as a few years ago, when the forced bankruptcy of General Motors and Chrysler ― and then the city government itself ― seemed to provide the epitaph for a collapse roughly half a century in the making. On most days downtown was a …

Slow-Cooker Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Tightly twist a 3-foot length of aluminum foil to create a rack for slow cooker. Shape foil into a zigzag across bottom of 5- to …

Dessert

Wal-Mart Nears Web Deal with Lord & Taylor

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has a solution for retailers doing battle with Amazon.com Inc.: join forces to give shoppers an alternative.<p>The world's biggest retailer is near a deal with Lord & Taylor that would give the department store dedicated space on walmart.com, according to a person familiar with …

Guide to Streaming Video Services

In the early days of video streaming services, your choice was simple: Get Netflix. It’s more complicated now, with Netflix battling other well-known …

Why McDonald’s Coke tastes better than all the other Cokes

If you’ve ever sipped a Coca-Cola from a McDonald’s machine, you may have wondered why it tastes better than from other restaurants.<p>Some say the …

McDonald's

3 Simple Ways to Get a Stronger WiFi Signal at Home

Reliable internet is a necessity these days. I actually came really close to signing a lease for a perfect little apartment close to work a few years …

Wi-Fi

Hudson's Bay Releases Another Ugly Earnings Report

The first quarter of 2017 was weak across the board for U.S. department stores. Multinational department-store giant <b>Hudson's Bay</b> (TSX: HBC) was caught up in the carnage. Comparable store sales fell 2.9%, and the company posted a big quarterly loss.<p>Sales trends improved at many of Hudson Bay's …

These are the best sound bars you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>This makes sense; we want TVs to get thinner, while continuing to produce loud, clear sound. Unfortunately that doesn't work well with …

Audiophile

How to Shoot Better Video With a Smartphone | Consumer Reports

Apple Just Revealed the Secrets to Taking Perfect iPhone Pictures

Struggling to take your photography game to the next level? Then fear not, for help is at hand. Apple has just launched a new website brimming with …

Manse built by America’s first self-made millionairess seeks new life

When Madam C.J. Walker first rolled into Irvington, New York, in her high-powered motorcar, the 49-year-old beauty magnate caused tongues to wag. …

Decor-Lovers, These Knot Pillows Are About to Take Over Your Pinterest Boards

We can always count on Pinterest to inspire our interior decorating extravaganzas — and often our major DIY fails — and the latest decorating idea we see popping up on the site is no different. Knot pillows are the latest trend to take over our inspiration boards and our living rooms. With their …

From Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress to the Playboy Bunny suit: the forgotten history of black American designers

To mark the start of black history month in the US, Claude Hector, who sells men’s suits in New York and has an interest in fashion history, began tweeting an ongoing thread about the often overlooked achievements of black fashion designers. His first post, on Feb. 1, was about Ann Lowe, a name …

Black Fashion Designers | Fashion Institute of Technology

<i>Fashion & Textile History Gallery</i><br>December 6, 2016 – May 16, 2017<br><<<b>Exhibition Website</b>>><br>Share using <b>#BlackFashionDesigners</b> on Twitter and …

Hubert de Givenchy

15 glorious photos of historic department stores

A brief history lesson to inspire your holiday shopping<p>With the frenzy of holiday shopping in full swing, department stores sure know how to get you in their doors—or at least staring at their gorgeous windows. Despite the crowds (and the commercialism) of the season, there’s still something so …

New York City

Fight childhood cancer during Thanks and Giving

How St. Jude stands out<p>You might already know that St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other …

Elder Care and Assisted Living: Who Will Care for You?

In 2010, Wallace Kirkpatrick, 89, was living alone in San Antonio after his wife died. A friend suggested that “Kirk,” as everyone called him, get an …

San Luis Obispo

Give Your Medicare Coverage an Annual Checkup

Retirees are bound to be disappointed later this month when Social Security announces the size of the cost-of-living adjustment for 2017 retirement …

Health Care

3 easy DIY repairs for broken zippers

<b>Save your clothes with these easy fixes for common zipper problems.</b><p>You go to pull up the zipper and oh dear. The slider part is attached to only one …

Why American Department Stores Are ‘Broken’

Struggling American department stores still place the biggest orders, but increasingly rely on markdowns to drive foot traffic and sales, resulting …

Saks Fifth Avenue

8 Million People Have Watched This Video of a 3-Ingredient Cheesecake

Don't let looks fool you — this dessert is so easy to make.<p>Three-ingredient soufflé cheesecake, also known as Japanese cotton cheesecake, is a magical thing. It's blowing the minds of people on the Internet right now (myself included). With just three ingredients — eggs, dark or white chocolate, …

Prediction: Hudson’s Bay Will Try to Buy Macy’s in 2016

<i>The staff of Fortune recently assembled its predictions for 2016. Here’s one of our forecasts.</i><p>After snapping up retailers like Lord & Taylor and Saks …

Real Estate

20 Scrumptious Stuffing Recipes That Go Beyond the Box

With the return of chillier days, red cups at Starbucks (!!) and holiday shopping guides, we’ve got many a family feast to prep for. Tradition aside, there are lots of fantastic ways to cook up some seriously delicious dishes. What to tackle first? Let’s start with stuffing recipes that are …

Cooking

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Homemade Sausage Stuffing Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 235

Slow-Cooker Classics

There are days when you want to lose yourself in the kitchen, enjoying the hours spent standing over the stove. And then there are all of the other days of the year. When your calendar is packed -- or when you simply want a satisfying supper -- let your slow cooker handle dinner duties. These easy …

Stuffing Muffins

Fellow home cooks, today we need to address the great stuffing conundrum. Do you cook it in the turkey or on the stove top? Our answer: neither. We prefer to bake ours in the oven. But the best part about this recipe is that we make it in individual portions--stuffing muffins, if you will.<p><b>Get the</b> …

Cooking