B Scott

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Top 10 Flowers for Shading Your Garden

01 of 10<p>A Heuchera for Everyone<p>The number of coral bells cultivars available for the garden has grown so much in recent years that they may soon …

Bruschetta Recipe, Italian Tomato Bruschetta

Bruschetta Recipe<p>This classic Italian bruschetta recipe starts with beautifully char-grilled crusty Italian bread which is then smothered in juicy tomato pieces and topped with aromatic basil and oregano. The added Vincenzo's Plate touch is a drizzle of balsamic glaze which adds an element of sweet …

The failures of modern capitalism are forcing us to appreciate the virtues of the simple life again

The good life is the simple life. Among philosophical ideas about how we should live, this one is a hardy perennial; from Socrates to Thoreau, from the Buddha to Wendell Berry, thinkers have been peddling it for more than two millennia. And it still has plenty of adherents. Magazines such as <i>Real</i> …

Civil Rights

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

Recipes

I Draw Autumn To Express My Love For The Season

Being an artist has its perks and flaws,but when it comes to showing gratitude for the little things that make us happy,nothing should ever stop …

Drawing

Katharine Hepburn's Legendary Brownie Recipe

Katharine Hepburn once said, "If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the disdain of one, go ahead, get married." Famous for her wit, beauty, intelligence, strength and four "best actress" Oscars; her feminist persona overshadowed most other attributes. Notorious for wearing …

Dessert

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

Maple Pecan Pie

Adapted from Anne Quatrano's Summerland: Recipes for Celebrating With Southern Hospitality (Rizzoli).

7 Garden Ideas to Get You Ready for Spring

Is it just us or is spring in the air? It’s getting a bit warmer, and that renewing feeling we get as winter lifts is starting. We’re getting …

Landscaping

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

In my new eBook, <i>365 Inspirational Quotes: Daily Motivation For Your Best Year Ever</i>, I share the quotations that have inspired me as I’ve launched my companies, written my books and raised my children. In the spirit of self motivation, here are my top 100 inspirational quotes.<p>1. Life is about making …

Singaporean artist quit his job, then went off to sketch the world

When James Tan turned 40, he quit his job, enlisted his wife and went off to sketch the world.<p>The couple bought a one-way ticket to Taiwan and went …

Beautiful Watercolor Illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton (15 pieces)

Wendy MacNaughton has one of those art portfolios that take you to another time and place. Suddenly you find yourself sitting in a strange subway, surrounded by strangers, asking yourself what their interesting stories might be. Her ink and watercolor drawings bring out their unique and mysterious …

‘Don’t mess with the IRS’ and four other useful tax tips for snowbirds

Scott Larson is on the phone in his Vancouver office, when an e-mail pings on his computer. The tax manager for Lohn Caulder LLP, a chartered professional accountant firm, pauses for a moment to read it.<p>The subject title is "snowbird."<p>"Look at that. They're asking about the 183 days," he says. …

Sicilian Christmas Cookies Recipe on Food52

• 3 1/2 cups flour<br>• 3/4 cup sugar<br>• 3/4 tablespoon baking powder<br>• 1 stick butter cut into cubes<br>• 3 eggs<br>• 1/4 teaspoon vanilla<br>• 1 egg beaten for wash<br>• 1 + cups sesame seeds<p>Add dry ingredients into a food processor and pulse until mixed.<br>• Add butter to processor and pulse until the mixture looks like coarse corn …

Reverse of '85? Strange parallels in Blue Jays-Royals series

When the Kansas City Royals took a 3-1 lead in the ALCS, many were wondering whether the Toronto Blue Jays could get some payback for 1985.<p>That …

Carrot Cake Pancakes + Brunch @ Bobby’s Giveaway

AngelaEarlier this week a brand new cookbook became available from famed chef, Bobby Flay. At long last, Bobby shares his simplest, most sought-after …

Genevieve Gorder’s Norwegian Cucumber & Red Onion Salad

This is sort of a mix between pickles and a salad. In Norway, we always serve this salad with fish.<p><b>Serves 6</b><p>You will need:<br>1 large English cucumber<br>1 …

Mark Twain Gave Good Advice About The Dangers Of Good Advice

When Mark Twain mapped out the road he took to old age, he began by waving a caution flag that would make any Surgeon General's Warning look sick. Whatever you do, he told a New York audience in 1905, don't follow this road.<p>He had reached old age, Twain said, in the usual way: "By sticking strictly …

10 Best Plants For Hanging Basket

<b>10 Of The Best Hanging Basket Plants</b><p>Thinking of planting up your hanging baskets and balcony planters? What are the best plants to choose that will …

The Silence of Mindfulness

Do you struggle with a mind that never stops, hammering you with harsh thoughts, demands and self-criticism, never letting you rest or get a good …

Top 10 Bedroom Pins of 2013

Bedrooms worth a repin<p>The year's best bedrooms from us, <i>House Beautiful</i>, and <i>Veranda</i>, which garnered hundreds of your repins. Seeking fresh ideas for 2014? Peruse our Pinterest board devoted to inspiring spaces

Top 10

12 Most Romantic Bedrooms

You're about to fall hard for these.<p>Soft throws, canopy beds and glam chandeliers — it doesn't get much more sexy and sophisticated than these bedrooms.

Why I’m Upping the Ante on My Yearlong Shopping Ban

It’s been 6 months and 20 days since I started my yearlong shopping ban. That’s 204 days of not buying clothes, shoes, books, notebooks, electronics, …

Perfect Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Perfect Macaroni and Cheese How-To<p>You can easily divide this recipe in half; use a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish if you do.<p>Serves 12<p>6 slices good-quality white bread, crusts removed, torn into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces<br>8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for dish<br>5 1/2 cups milk<br>1/2 cup …

Recipes

Comfort Cakes: The Allure of the Hummingbird Cake

Oh, how could you not love a tall, thickly-frosted cake, especially when its layers are a luscious combination of banana, pineapple, and coconut?<p>Frosting fills the layers and coats the top and sides of the cake and is often applied with swoops and swirls -- texture is everything here. The finishing …

The Romantic History of the Puzzle Purse Valentine

Before there were teddy bears, rose bouquets, and boxes of chocolate, this Valentine was offered as the ultimate token of love.<p>It represents a sweet little metaphor: Open your heart to love.<p>Puzzle purses -- popularized in the Victorian era -- actually have their origins in origami, the Japanese art …

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …