Amir Soumeeh

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Changing Your Thoughts Can Change Your Life

The other day my 5-year-old-son was washing his hands, a habit he has gotten into almost obsessively. I felt the need, not sure why, to explain to a friend nearby why he was washing his hands after doing nothing "dirty or germ-filled." I told her that two years ago he had salmonella. Even at 3 my …

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate

The real stuff has three main ingredients (cocoa powder, cocoa butter, and sugar) and loads of natural micronutrients.<p>Research has shown that, post-chocolate, women often feel two emotions: joy and guilt. Score more of the former by sticking with at least 60 percent cocoa dark chocolate. (Milk …

Rent This Giant, Glassy Salad Spinner in Bev Hills for $59k

Well if it isn't the famed "salad spinner" home designed by Malibu-based architect Ed Niles, back on the market as a rental. In addition to six bedrooms and a glass-enclosed <b>central courtyard</b> that gives the place that exhaust-fan look, this 6,500-square-foot abode in Beverly Hills has a seven-car …

A Friend Called Depression

It is raining outside, and I have many chores to do, but I sit. A feeling I use to call depression, that I now call friend, has crept into my awareness, and we sit together. This feeling I now see as a gift, a gentle invitation to stop and just be. My mind goes to all the things I could use to …

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

Tour a Modern Kitchen With a Whimsical Surprise

A city kitchen is brought to life.<p>Caroline Beaupère designed a custom-made tile backsplash of delicate vines to bring a New York City kitchen to life.

15 Works of Art You Won't Believe Are Edible

Food never looked this good.<p>Sorry Mom and Dad, but we say: Play with your food. Why? Well, just look at the beautiful artwork a 21-year-old Vancouver woman produced when she did just that.<p>A life-long food and art enthusiast, Lauren Purnell, creator of these "culinary canvases," explains how she got …

17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

Gardening

i29 converts Amsterdam garage into a single-storey apartment

Dutch studio i29 has refitted the interior of a two-bedroom garage conversion in the centre of Amsterdam (+ slideshow).<p>The 230-metre-square dwelling …

Billy Joel Sells Nate Berkus-Decorated Beach House for $19 Million

The third time was the charm for the Piano Man when it came to selling his Sagaponack, NY, home. This article originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com.<p>On his third attempt, Billy Joel has sold his oceanfront home in Sagaponack, NY, for $19 million. Joel bought the six-bedroom, four bathroom home …

Hamptons

5 Mansions With Major Dream House Potential

They might not be the prettiest homes on the block, but they're certainly affordable.<p>For anyone who gets weak in the knees over the idea of a fixer-upper, this is for you: All these five mansions, featured on Zillow, need are a little love and care to transform them back to their former glory. With …

See Inside Lady Gaga's New $23 Million Mansion—Complete With Bowling Alley

<i>Getty/Redfin</i><p>Lady Gaga may affectionately call her fans her "little monsters," but when it comes to real estate her tastes are anything but little. According to Curbed, the popstar just dropped $23 million on a mansion in Malibu, California with breathtaking views of mountains as well as Zuma …

4 Things To Know Before You Sell Your Haunted House

Looking to sell, but don't want that ghost in the attic knocking down your home's value? Here are four tips from a haunted home real estate expert.<p><i>Patryce Bak / Getty</i><p>Looking to sell your house, but worried you'll have some trouble because it's just a <i>wee bit</i> haunted? Vulture spoke to realtor Cindi …

The Wildest Rooms in Celebrity Homes

These A-list homes have not-so-average amenities.<p>These A-list homes have not-so-average amenities.

Weathered Door Bar

Posted by Amy Hadley on Aug 1, 2013 in Build Furniture | Comments Off on Weathered Door Bar<p>Would this not be the coolest outdoor party station? A …

25 Uses For Lemon Peel - You Won't Believe All the Great Uses

Lemon juice has so many household uses, but don’t toss those peels after squeezing your lemons! Use the whole lemon – juice, pulp, rind, and all. …

diy holiday gift / bloody mary gift set

christmas is only three weeks away – so i’m going to show you guys some easy homemade gifts that hopefully won’t let your family or friends wishing …

Greenhouses Made With Salvaged Windows

What better way to recycle old salvaged windows than to build them into a unique garden greenhouse or potting shed?Old windows, doors, and other …

HomeMade Modern EP29 Hanging Garden

This DIY vertical garden is an easy-to-make project that can turn a window into a beautiful and productive herb garden.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>4" to 5" Terra Cotta …

Out of Stock: Simple & Easy-to-Assemble 3-Shelf Wall Set

Hang one part and you are already mostly done assembling your brand new set of wall shelves – everything else hangs on that first essential …

Flip Down Sideboard Plans - Plow and Hearth

These plans came about when I spotted an item in a friend’s Pinterest “projects to build” board. When my friend/neighbor posted these, I felt that it …

DIY: An Old-Meets-New Dining Table (for Under $125)

We like this magically reimagined dining table from Los Angeles based interior designer Faye McAuliffe of You Are the River, created from a vintage …

Twix Bars

Shares 27K<p>Would you spend a trillion dollars for a single cookie bar? After you try this recipe you might! The best way to describe Trillion Dollar …

Intensive Gardening: Grow More Food in Less Space (With the Least Work!) - Organic Gardening

Whether you grow food on a spacious homestead or are digging into your first urban garden, ditching the plant-by-rows approach and instead adopting …

Gardening

13 Simple Solutions to Help You Get Rid of Ants for Good

From adhesive tape to vinegar, these 13 trusted items will tackle your ant problem and help you get rid of ants for good.<p>Is an army of ants marching …

How to Build Your Own Living Wall or Vertical Garden

Please click here to be redirected to my new site.<p>Liz, myself and the newly planted vertical garden.<p>A few years ago now, on a trip to Paris, quite by …

3D-printed pizza and tech 'groundbreaking' for ISS

The future potential of the food and manufacturing industries may be found in the eyes of entrepreneurs and companies literally looking to the …

Overcaffeinators May Have More Trouble Expressing Their Feelings

I'm feeling lukewarm<p>If you often have trouble with finding the right words to express your feelings, empathizing with other people’s emotions, or waiting for your next caffeine fix, you may be alexithymic.<p>Alexithymia, derived from Greek for “no words for feelings,” is a personality trait …

Psychology

The Greeks Have Dreamt the Dream of Life Best

Every year, about 13 million tourists go to Greece to see the ancient ruins. The decision to go to Greece, in many instances, is a decision to improve oneself. Learning about ancient Greece is a pilgrimage into the heart of civilization. Greek ruins help the visitors fall in love with the land that …