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23 Reasons Moms Are The Best

As if you had doubts.


David Lynch on Where Ideas Come From and the Fragmentary Nature of Creativity

As soon as we ask what creativity is, we invariably ponder the essential question of where good ideas come from and how we can coax them into manifesting. In 1926, Graham Wallace proposed a pioneering model for the four stages of the creative process, which was adapted into a five-step “technique …

'Neighbors' makes a racket and shocks 'Spider-Man 2'

<i>Neighbors</i> turned the box office into a block party this weekend, stunning <i>Spider-Man</i> to take the top spot at theaters.<p>The Seth Rogen-Zac Efron comedy collected $51.1 million, according to studio estimates from box-office firm Rentrak.<p>The debut obliterated expectations, which hovered around $35 …

Satire’s corporate takeover: “Community,” “Silicon Valley” and the entertainment-industrial complex

As TV turns increasingly to product placement, it’s still trying to pretend it’s in on the joke. Here’s the problem<p>More than 20 years ago, David Foster Wallace lamented that television had co-opted irony, using the medium to flatter viewers into believing they were smarter than the rest of the …

A Stodgy Kitchen Gets A (Crowd-Sourced!) Bright New Look

Our sister site County Living went interactive for this makeover, enlisting readers to vote on the details from the floor plan to the flooring and chronicling the entire experience as it unfolded.<p>Our sister site <i>County Living</i> went interactive for this makeover, enlisting readers to vote on the …

The Boldest-Painted Houses In America

These homeowners have a serious sense of style.<p>...At least according to Instagram. These happy-hued homes make us smile. This piece originally appeared on

BEFORE & AFTER: Black Countertops And White Paint Work Wonders

A dated kitchen gets a refreshing new won't believe it's the same space!<p>A dated kitchen gets a refreshing new won't believe it's the same space!

The Classic Color Combination That Saved This Bathroom

Designer T. Keller Donovan's bathroom had nothing memorable about it — until he got in there with yards and yards of indoor-outdoor fabric and some truly unique pieces of furniture.<p><b>BEFORE: The bathroom had a bland color palette.</b><p><b>Christine Pittel: What was wrong?</b> <b>T. Keller Donovan:</b> It was bland. White …

BEFORE & AFTER: An Empty Loft Becomes Warm and Inviting

A peek at one of our favorite makeovers from this week's American Dream Builders.<p>On Sunday night's episode of Nate Berkus's new show, <i>American Dream Builders</i>, we were introduced to a pair of post-industrial lofts in Downtown Los Angeles. The spaces were completely blank canvases and it was up to the …

Two Bathrooms Transformed by Retro Tile

A space inspired by the 1930s.<p>The bold use of tilework in these two bathrooms may look original to the 1930s, but every square foot is all new. See how designer Madeline Stuart gave these completely-renovated bathrooms a vintage feel.

5 Insanely Charming Beach Houses You Can Rent This Summer

Over your home's decor and/or need a vacation? Escape to a dreamy summer destination and stay at someone else's digs.<p><b>Harbour Island, Bahamas</b><p>Interior design icon David Hicks' daughter—who is undeniably a tastemaker in her own right—India Hicks calls Harbour Island home. No wonder, the homes are as …

6 Powder Rooms That Pack a Punch

These half-baths prove that powerful pattern and color work wonders in cramped quarters.<p>These half-baths prove that powerful pattern and color work wonders in cramped quarters.

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'Dumb Starbucks' Prank Shut Down By L.A. Health Department

It was the “dumbest” Starbucks parody ever. On Monday, a Los Angeles store called "Dumb Starbucks" was shut down by the local Health Department, not long after comedian Nathan Fielder announced during a press conference that he was the coffee venue's mastermind.<p>The Los Angeles County of Public …

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