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How I Get It Done: Organizational Guru Marie Kondo

Marie “KonMari” Kondo is the Japanese author of four best-selling books about the art of organization, including <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying …

Before & After: This Kitchen Kept All of Its Character

This kitchen had issues, to say the least. We'll gloss over the linoleum floor (not horrible, but not great) and the counter top, which sagged where …

4 Secret Tips for the Best Birthday Cake You'll Ever Bake

Want to bake a better birthday cake? Milk Bar's Christina Tosi and Bon Appétit's Alison Roman show you the ways to towering, sweet, frosted success.<p>When it comes to feel-good food, there's nothing like a towering, colorful, frosted, and sprinkled birthday cake. It's impossible to dig into a slice …

Dessert

Google boss warns of 'forgotten century' with email and photos at risk

Piles of digitised material – from blogs, tweets, pictures and videos, to official documents such as court rulings and emails – may be lost forever because the programs needed to view them will become defunct, Google’s vice-president has warned.<p>Humanity’s first steps into the digital world could be …

Humanities

Stop Wasting Everyone’s Time

Meetings and Emails Kill Hours, but You Can Identify the Worst Offenders<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>At the end of the day, many people wonder where all their time went.<p>New data-mining tools are helping employers answer that …

Time Management

10 Architects That Forgot How To Architect

The fail — it's... it's everywhere! Most architects know that great software can mean a world of difference, so check out all the amazing things you can create with Autodesk’s free educational software. It’s free.

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Required Reading: The Wreath Recipe Book

“When it comes to making wreaths, it’s pretty easy to make a gourmet-looking one with a humble pantry of ingredients,” say Jill Rizzo and Alethea …

San Francisco

13 Things a Grown Up Woman Should Never Have In Her Home

We tapped some of our favorite designers to tell us what they think. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p><b>1. Excessive frills.</b> Too much of a good thing goes bad. "Don't paint your whole house pink and put ruffles on everything," says designer Nicole Fuller. "It's not sexy."<p><b>2. Silk</b> …

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From gaming to movie-watching: Seven best tablets for every need

Best tablet for playing games<p>Whether someone has only a few moments to get their game on or are settling in for an immersive session, the lightweight iPad Air 2 is ideal. The category-leading tablet is only 6.1 millimetres and weighs less than a pound, but has a 9.7-inch screen. The powerful new …

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Makes about 36 cookies<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>cookies<p>1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 tablespoon ground ginger<p>1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar<p>1 large egg<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>2 2/3 cups all purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1/2 teaspoon salt<p>1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>frosting<p>9 cups (or more) …

Dessert