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A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

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Segregation Now ...

Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back.<p>Though James Dent could watch Central High School’s homecoming parade from the porch of his faded-white bungalow, it had been years since he’d bothered. But last …

Chelsea Clinton Makes Her Move

Chelsea Clinton is the product of two of the most powerful brands in the world. Now she’s finally carving out her own identity–by joining the family business.<p>Once upon a time, Chelsea Clinton was a little girl from Arkansas.<p>And deep down, she still is. Despite her White …

Mounds Brownies Recipe - In Katrina's Kitchen

Nov<p>24<p>These Mounds Brownies taste just like the candy bar. Start with a boxed brownie mix and end with a can of frosting, but the middle is totally …

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Pouring an Aged, Concrete Coffee Table

Old and warping, the Formica countertops in my house need to go. In researching ways to replace them, I came across a ton of great concrete tutorials.<p>My personal preference is for the aged look, so I was thrilled to discover this video over at DIYPete, who has a solid tutorial on making an …

Hire Slow, Fire Fast

A lot of start-ups hire fast and fire slow. A bias for speed combined with the pressure for high growth drives many leaders to be quick to hire (“We need to fill this role <i>now</i>!”) but slow to remove underperforming employees because they’re busy and would rather put off the awkward, hard …

Buying A Home Is Now 38% Cheaper Than Renting

Is renting or buying a better financial bet? Every six months, Trulia’s chief economist Jed Kolko runs the numbers to answer that question and help you stay on top of the trends. So what does Trulia’s Winter 2014 Rent vs. Buy Report tell us? Although the gap between renting and buying is narrowing …

300 Years of Embattled Crimea History in 6 Maps

Crimea has changed hands many times in its history.<p>Crimea has long been a strategic and geopolitical prize. Ancient Cimmerians and Greeks, followed by the Goths and Venetians, were just a few of the embattled peninsula's many occupiers over the centuries.<p>The origin of its name is debated, but may …

The Scam Of Olive Oil, And Its Antidote

Here’s the hard truth: the olive oil in your pantry, the one you bought for its health benefits and for some sliver of the seductive Mediterranean lifestyle, is most likely a scam.<p>A scam, meaning it probably contains less actual olive oil than you’d ever imagine. A scam, meaning it’s likely been …

15 Great Pieces Of Life Advice That Never Get Old

The most effective people learn from their own mistakes, and make a significant effort to learn from other people's errors as well.<p>A recent Quora thread asked users for the best advice they've ever gotten.<p>Here are a few of the greatest excerpts, lightly edited for clarity:<p>"A very smart woman I …

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Articles about get organized inspiring office designs on Dwell.com - Dwell

One of the most devastating crises to hit Japan in over 60 years, the March earthquake and tsunami left the country shocked,...<p>Are you planning to remodel your bedroom? Check out these beautiful designs and get inspired.<p>Want to ensure your bedroom is more organised and relaxed - these tips are here …

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How to Be a Family-Friendly Boss

I have a friend who is an ascending executive at an international financial firm. His career has always been demanding- long hours, lots of travel, ultra-high performance standards (which he always has met or exceeded). Several years ago, when his daughter was quite young, he was considering …

How to Have a Year That Counts

Happy New Year! Here’s your challenge. You—yes, you—right here, right now, have a chance, nothing more, a slim reed of a chance, at a year that counts.<p>So I’d be willing to bet you’ve been cutting back on the sugar and vowing to get to Inbox Zero. 2014 is the year you will finally floss! And make …

The Management Style of Robert Gates

The former Secretary of Defense talks with HBR editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius about his new book, <i>Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War</i>.<p>ADI IGNATIUS: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Adi Ignatius, editor-in-chief. And on the phone today, I have Robert Gates, former Secretary …

Africa’s Entrepreneurs Can’t Be Restrained by Fear of Failure

“<i>Grow my business to a million dollars? No thank you, I’d rather stick to the two stores I’ve got!</i>”<p>The spirit of entrepreneurialism, with its promise or reduced youth unemployment and economic renewal, is certainly gathering steam across Africa. But true entrepreneurship-led transformation will …