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15 Fall Table Decorating Ideas for a Festive Dinner

All that's missing is your favorite food. Pass the mashed potatoes, please.<p>A stunning autumn tablescape can come together so easily — just steal these themes and expert tips for creating memorable fall table decorations that guests will love. Plus, check out our 25 favorite fall centerpiece ideas.

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Nothing makes a bath more relaxing than a breathtaking view.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>As Hurricane Gustav approaches the Gulf Coast, this may be an opportune time to recall that Lowe's is selling Katrina …

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Kim Kardashian's Halloween Costumes Deserve A Round Of Applause

Kim Kardashian "LOVES" Halloween. We know this because she tends to go hard when it comes to costumes and she just wrote "I LOVE Halloween" on her website.<p>Historically, Kardashian embraced Halloween as it was famously defined by "Mean Girls," and wore four different costumes in 2010 alone. With …

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Why Black Chicagoans Distrust and Fear the Police

Two weeks ago a pair of black teenagers were killed by Chicago cops in separate incidents, and residents have taken to the streets to protest, resulting in yet more clashes between a police department and a community that don't trust each other.<p><i>Chicagoans chant, "No justice, no peace!" and "Get out</i> …


Cops Can Take Your Stuff Without Convicting You of Anything

Since 2001, US police have seized $4.2 billion worth of goods from the public without so much as a trial.<p><i>Philadelphia police are being sued after seizing almost 500 homes in the last two years. Photo by Elvert Barnes</i><p>Last week, the <i>Washington Post</i> released the results of an excellent—albeit …


Do We Have to Worry About Someone Actually Killing or Raping a Feminist Activist?

To understand more about what’s been going on in the world of online feminist bashing, I spoke with David Futrelle, who has tracked anti-feminism and the Men’s Rights Movement on his blog We Hunted the Mammoth.<p><i>David Futrelle, whose site We Hunted the Mammoth has been tracking online …


These 13 Plants Are Deadly — Do You Have Them at Home?

Keep your kids and pets away from these popular picks.<p>We're not saying you can't keep them. But watch pets and kids closely — they might get sick (or worse) from eating these leaves and flowers.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i>

Things You Should Never, Ever Clean With

And the items you could be destroying if you do<p><b>1.Vinegar:</b> Using vinegar on hardwood floors, natural tiles, and granite countertops can damage the finish causing them to appear dull.<p><b>2.Soap/detergent:</b> Using soaps and detergents canbe harsh and damage rugs and leather— it can also leave behind a …

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Her Family Stopped Eating Sugar for A Year, and This is What Happened

By: Eve O. Schaub | Once upon a time, I was healthy; at least I thought I was.<p>Sure, I lacked enough energy to get me through the day, but with all …

20 Homemade Masks for a DIY Facial

If you didn’t know how many amazing beauty products you could whip up with the contents of your cabinets, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. We’ve been fans of the DIY face mask for a long time, but we were super excited to get back in the kitchen and curate a whole bunch of new recipes for …

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85+ Stunning Designer Dining Rooms

Create the ultimate entertaining space with these gorgeous ideas.<p>We're putting the spotlight on elegant chandeliers, mahogany tables and more. Want extra inspiration for other areas in your home? Our living room and bathroom galleries are full of ideas.

15 Creative Ways to Use Balloons

Balloons are a fun and inexpensive way to add color and pizzazz to any event. And these days, they’re far from the cheesy kind we used to spot with clowns at kids’ birthday parties (thank goodness!). They’re colorful and come in tons of different shapes and sizes to fit whatever your needs might …