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Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

‘Hug summit’ for Obama, Clinton

The “hug summit” finally took place Wednesday night.<p>President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton mingled amiably at a party on the elite vacation enclave of Martha’s Vineyard, a day after the former secretary of state called the president to make clear she meant no ill will in a complex interview …

The 50 Best Bags of Fall

Our favorite clutches, totes, backpacks, and more.<p>Bold clutches, modern backpacks, embellished totes: This season was all about a statement accessory. Here, all the best, busiest bags we want to grab onto. Plus, shop the best bags for the year AND the best fall bags available now.

Can you smell the litter box a mile away, or is it in plain sight of the dinner table? 10 Ideas for Disguising or Hiding a Litter Box--> http://apttherapy.com/1n3phHJ

And speaking of the kitties, how do you keep yours off the kitchen counters? Tess has some tips, but please share yours as well! --> http://apttherapy.com/1eabvti

6 Spring Scents: DIY Home Fragrance

In the blink of an eye, it’ll be officially spring, whether the weather chooses to agree with us or not. Even though some of us may be dealing with a …

The Best Bookshelves Have This In Common

Give your bookshelves depth and glamour.<p>Deep blue, pale blue, denim blue...whatever the shade, it gives bookshelves depth and glamour. See the rooms that do it so right.

Interior Design

"Be patient." Real advice for creating a home --> http://apttherapy.com/1qiClrC What's the best advice for home you've heard?

7 easy ways to add extra softness (and coziness!) to a room --> http://apttherapy.com/1lfEtwI

Top Pin of the Day: A Breakfast Room With an Old-World Feeling

Today's top pin is a breakfast room filled with antiques. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>In her Victorian house, designer Annie Brahler found the breakfast room's antique china cabinet and caned chairs in Holland. Belgian linen filters the sun; Rachel Ashwell pendants …

Victorian Era

The 10 Decorating Mistakes Everyone Needs To Make

...On your way to discovering your best style<p><b>1. The Looks-Great, Feels-Uncomfortable Piece Of Furniture</b>The decor world equivalent of the Stiletto heel: Beautiful, but oh-so-impractical. It ultimately taught you that no matter how good-looking something is, if you can't sit/walk/relax on it, it's …

Injustice at the Oscars: The controversies that Hollywood doesn’t want you to hear about

While movie stars celebrate the year in film, industry workers are struggling to get by. Here’s what’s at stake<p>As you watch movie stars approach the Dolby Theater for the 86th Academy Awards tonight, check out the imposing façade of the legendary Roosevelt Hotel nearby. That’s where the first Oscar …

Watch: A Captivating Time-Lapse Of Snowflakes Forming In Midair

What does a snowfall look like? Not as it floats down from a gray sky to land upon an outstretched tongue, but as it grows from a single molecule? It looks like some kind of crystal flower, blossoming from a singularity in space-time.<p>Backed by a soft piano nocturne taken from Aphex Twin, Russian …

Time-lapse Photography

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

Wildlife

14 Musical Acts To Watch in 2014

There’s a lot of music out there and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. That’s where we come in. From Nashville to Portland to Sweden — we …

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …