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Smart (and Cheap) Ways to Store More in Your Bedroom

There's something so cozy about a small bedroom, but there's also something pretty maddening about trying to figure out how to put all your stuff in …

5 Fail-Proof Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Every once in a while, I get to visit a truly grand home in which every piece is obviously there on purpose, nothing is cobbled together, and there …

Dining Rooms

Stop Overpacking Once And For All With These 3 Questions

I'm currently reporting to you from the middle of my bedroom, surrounded by garment bags and flung open suitcases, tossed around shoes and a …

How to Improve the Speed Of Your Home Wifi

The center of your home's digital universe is your wireless router. Not the sexiest gadget in your house, but <i>man</i>, it’s not fun when it doesn’t work …

5 Years Later, The Most Surprising Part About Instagram Is That No One’s Ruined It

As Instagram turns 5, we had an exclusive chat with cofounder Kevin Systrom and his design team about how they haven’t ruined it.<p>Today, Instagram turns five years old.<p>Despite being purchased by Facebook (everyone’s love-to-hate social network), despite adding video, despite changing the filters, …

11 Unusual Foods that Science Says Might Help You Lose Weight

Excited to try chicken feet? Willing to eat mystery meat from a cart? Then you’re probably healthier than your white bread-eating friends. A study …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

130 Inspirational Quotes About Taxes | Inc.com

• <i>Adam Smith:</i> "Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things."• <i><br>Al Capone:</i> "They can't collect legal taxes from …

Income Inequality

10 Watches We Can’t Wait For

Our always-on-time accessories director makes her picks from the Swiss trade shows.<p>January and March bring two of the year’s biggest watch fairs to Switzerland: S.I.H.H. in Geneva and Baselworld in its titular city, respectively. They are the Super Bowl and the World Series of the watch world, you …

The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy. This is, and should be, a wake-up call—but not the kind most Americans might imagine.<p>When the history of 2014 is written, it will take note of a large fact …

49 Things You Never Knew About "Game Of Thrones"

A Lannister always knows their facts.<p>1. More than 150 babies were named "Khaleesi" in 2012.<p>2. And "Arya" is the fastest-growing baby name in the United States.<p>3. Gwendoline Christie, the actress who plays Brienne, does not know her birthday.<p>4. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, adopted the dog …

TV Series

Bye, Bye, Broadsheet

Britain is witnessing what may be the last big newspaper war–and it’s about size, not just circulation. Both The Independent and the London Times have turned to tabloid formats, while the new Guardian can fit in a lady’s purse. Is this the last gasp of newsprint, or its future?<p>I am looking at an …

Journalism

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

Supplement Alert: Antioxidants May Protect Cancer Cells Instead Of Protecting Us From Them

Troubling new research suggests that antioxidants—among our most cherished and heavily marketed of supplements—could be doing exactly the opposite of what they’re marketed for. Instead of protecting us against cancer, antioxidant supplements may protect cancer cells from our body’s defenses.<p>A study …

Sony Looks To The Past To Move Forward

The PlayStation. The Walkman. The Trinitron. The transistor radio. All icons in Sony’s storied history from an era when the Japanese giants still roamed the earth. The Sony of today is not like the Sony of yesterday. For every memorable blockbuster, there’s an infamous flub: The late embrace of …

Saturday Assignment: Remove Household Rust With These 5 Natural Remedies

Rust is a quiet, subtle things that sneaks up on your pans, pots, servingware and even some furniture. The weekend's a perfect time to rid your metal …

So, You Have A Pimple? Here's How To Get Rid Of It

We can think of a few four-letter words that express how we feel about getting a pimple. But instead of adding stress to our lives, which only makes breakouts worse, we simply want to get rid of pesky zits without popping them and regretting it later.<p>So we asked a few skincare experts to provide us …