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'I thought my limbs needed amputating': Boyfriend stabbed and doused in boiling water by 'controlling' ex tells of torture

A 22-year-old man battered by his "controlling" girlfriend has spoken of his mental and physical torture for the first time.<p>Alix Skeel fought back …

This Smart Home Device Is a Lifesaver For Anyone With a Yard

Prior to buying a house, I associated all outdoor sprinkler systems with hose-attached versions that doubled as Summer entertainment for kids. It wasn't until I attempted to operate the '80s-era sprinkler system in my newly purchased home that I realized all sprinklers are not created equal. …

These 13 Teal Paint Colors Will Instantly Brighten Up Any Room

We’re crazy about blue when it comes to paint lately, and it’s not your typical pale shade or cobalt… Oh no—we’re crushing on teal. Why this poppy …

Use a Tape Measure Like a Pro With These Handy Tips

The tape measure is a tried and true tool that every craftsman should have in their toolbox. Whether you’re new to building things or an experienced …

Stuck on You: 6 New Wallpaper Trends That Will Make You Say 'Wow'

Just like <b>Joan Jett</b>, wallpaper has a bad reputation. For many, the word conjures up visions of garish florals covering every possible square inch of …

Hardscaping 101: Outdoor Wall Lights

Wall-mounted outdoor fixtures are the chameleons of landscape lighting. They can be used virtually anywhere in your garden that offers a flat …

Interior Designers Share Their Game-Changing Shopping Secrets

When you're a home editor, you become a magnet for decorating inquiries of all sorts, but the most common question I get is about where to shop for blank (pretty much every household decorative item you can imagine). To deviate from my usual list, I turned to another group of professionals: …

A Homemade Cheesesteak Is a Thing of Beauty

Making cheesesteaks at home doesn’t require any fancy moves—only the willingness to turn your kitchen into a South Philly hoagie shop.<p>A well-made cheesesteak is a thing of beauty. All the ingredients kind of…fuse together. The thinly shaved beef, the glistening caramelized onions and peppers, the …

Cooking

Gardening 101: Salvia

Salvia, <i>Salvia</i>: “Savior Among Plants”<p>Ornamental sage, better known as salvia, comes in more than 900 varieties of every size and shape, whether as …

The Heroism of Incremental Care

We devote vast resources to intensive, one-off procedures, while starving the kind of steady, intimate care that often helps people more.<p>By 2010, Bill Haynes had spent almost four decades under attack from the inside of his skull. He was fifty-seven years old, and he suffered from severe migraines …

23 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You Hired An Interior Decorator

Pro-level techniques that'll make people think you outsourced the work.

Wall Art

How to configure the fourth-generation Apple TV as a HomeKit Hub

Tips<p>A HomeKit installation needs an always-on hub to allow you to control your compatible appliances from outside the home —AppleInsider shows you …

LOOK: Here's every Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary pass in one perfect video

Watching Aaron Rodgers throw a Hail Mary never gets old<p>If you've been watching Aaron Rodgers play football over the past 13 months, then you've …

NFL

The Bedroom Paint Colors Every Pro Uses

When it comes to painting your home, the choice is truly personal. But with the myriad of hues and their tonal variations to choose from, the …

How to Turn IKEA Bookshelves into CUSTOM BUILT-INS

How to Turn IKEA Bookshelves into CUSTOM BUILT-INSWhen we moved into our home here in Oklahoma (a little over a year ago), we had to make a few …

10 favorite online shops for vintage finds

Happy Friday loves! Today, I'm sharing another Friday <i>Where to Shop</i>. This week, I am featuring my <b>10 Favorite Online Shops for Vintage Finds</b>.<p>The thrill of the hunt! Don't you love it?! You enter the jungle of dust and the discarded and come out on the other side hauling out the treasure. Pretty darn …

AOL

Modern Wide Sliding Glass Doors – Style, Comfort And Practicality.

Sliding doors – is a modern innovation that is primarily intended to save space, and then also for decorative purposes. The problem of a lack of …

Interior Design

When gadgets were king

The excitement never stopped<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>For the past nine years or so, the smartphone has been such an amazing, …

DIY: DALFRED IKEA Bar Stools Makeover | IKEA Hack

We got these DALFRED bar stools from IKEA as sort of a temporary thing. At $40 a pop they were a pretty good option and close enough to what we were …

Woman convicted of killing Brother Rice teacher gets 15 years

A prostitute convicted of murdering Brother Rice High School Teacher Al Filan asked his family to "find it in your heart to forgive me" before being sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison.<p>Alisha Walker had been found guilty Jan. 14 of second-degree murder in the Jan. 18, 2014 stabbing death of …

How to Design a Curbless Walk-in Shower

A potential client (she is in her early seventies) recently shared with me that her contractor would not hear of a curbless walk-in shower. He talked her out of it. As DIY Ally, I would like to make a case for it. It's quite doable and is certainly worth the effort.<p>The most important feature of a …

5 Intimate Sex Positions That'll Make You Closer As a Couple

Harness the powers of science, neurochemistry (seriously), and things that just straight-up feel good.<p>Sudden, desperate quickies against the kitchen counter can be insanely hot, but the best sex is rich and soulful. That kind of transcendent sex where you feel completely connected to your partner. …

Lifestyle

Top 10: Things to Do in Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido is often considered by the Japanese to be the country’s last frontier. Unlike Japan’s other islands, it is a place of expansive vistas and untouched wilderness. While it’s the second largest of Japan’s islands, less than 5 percent of the population lives there, including most of the …

Japan

Watch The Official Trailer For 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice'

One of the most highly anticipated crossovers in the world of comics has arrived. <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> will pitch two of DC Comic’s most …

NEJM Interview: Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan on trends in the numbers of U.S. medical school graduates and GME positions.

Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan is a professor of medicine and health policy and of pediatrics at George Washington University. Stephen Morrissey, the …

George Washington University

4 Things You Didn't Know About Tying a Tie

Creative Director Jim Moore and Style Editor Will Welch break down the basics of how to wear a tie, from getting the right length to mastering the GQ tie dimple.

Men's Fashion

Credit Card and Elite Status Perks That Expire in 2015

<b>Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Prestige Card</b><p><i>Airlines and credit cards offer some</i> …

Flying

The Mayo Clinic Model for Running a Value-Improvement Program

In the last six years, a Harvard Business School team has worked with dozens of health care organizations to help them understand the true costs of their treatments for many medical conditions. These efforts were part of the providers’ quest to increase the value of their care delivery — in other …

A Major Kitchen Design Makeover with an Updated Sense of Tradition

This home in Maplewood, New Jersey, built in 1843, had a kitchen that looked as if it didn't belong -- having been renovated in the '90s, it was too contemporary. It didn't honor the history or Greek Revival style of the home.

New Jersey