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The Relationship Between Interior Design, Color and Mood

We at Decoist love a good dose of color. Do you ever notice how a powerful color can change your mood? There are clear relationships between colors …

100 Beautiful DIY Wall Art Ideas! see all here ---> This is one of the best round ups I have ever seen for wall art ideas. I guarantee that you'll get lost in all the awesome ideas. I just spent an hour and a half plotting 3 different wall ideas from this post! ~Linda

20 Creative Headboards That Make a Major Statement

These are not your basic backdrops.<p>The most important design decision in your bedroom is the headboard. After all, it's the focal point and can change the vibe of a room instantly. Whether you want to elevate your space, make it cozier, or add some serious color, these ideas will get your creative …

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Best of BuzzFeed Food 2013 (bestfood2013) on BuzzFeed

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

2013: The year in design

From battery-powered exoskeletons to buildings that melt cars, this year was a notable one for design.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in wildlife


10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

This traditional Mexican-Catholic style Treasure Island wedding looks like it was such a blast!

After our tearful goodbye to KronnerBurger, there are rumblings of a permanent Oakland location!

Thousands in El Salvador flee erupting Chaparrastique volcano<p><b>Thousands of people in eastern El Salvador are leaving their homes after a volcano erupted on Sunday morning.</b><p>Residents in the coffee-producing region …

All of this year's favorite "One Design, Two Budgets" posts in one place! -->

Stylishly keeping the peace: 2013's best shared kid spaces -->

Peruse some of the best posts of 2013 featuring each of our 8 décor styles. -->

Noam Chomsky, the Salon interview: Governments are power systems, trying to sustain power

<b>(AP/Adel Hana)</b><p>Exclusive: The polymath looks back with Salon on this year’s NSA revelations and ahead to the earth’s destruction<p>Natasha Lennard<p>December 29, 2013 11:59am (UTC)<p>In his 85th year, political theorist and linguist Noam Chomsky remains a fiercely busy polymath and dedicated activist. …

9 Useful Tips To Organize Your Pantry

In not every house there’s a pantry but if you have one, it’s very comfy. Here are some tips for pantry organization.<br>1. Use a variety of different …


Celebrity stories of 2013 that made us cringe

“The Wolf of Wall Street,” inequality and the Gatsby myth

Leonardo DiCaprio plays yet <i>another</i> Gatsby in Martin Scorsese’s dizzying, allegorical “Wolf of Wall Street”<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>December 28, 2013 5:00pm (UTC)<p>With the arrival of Martin Scorsese’s hell-for-leather American allegory “The Wolf of Wall Street,” featuring an uproarious, scenery-devouring …

RT @NYMag: Cover preview: Our restaurant critic Adam Platt (@plattypants) abandons his anonymity

8 Ways to Listen to Music in Style


Ed Levine on Roy Choi's 'L.A. Son:' The Best Contemporary Food Memoir of 2013

Roy Choi, the chef, restaurateur, author of the newly-released cookbook/memoir <i>L.A. Son</i>, and flagship member of the macho bad-boy chef club that's captured the public imagination of late, is sitting in a Little Italy bakery discussing his, ahem, feminine side.<p>"The emotional spine of the book is that …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in January

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in January:</b><p>Celebrate the coming of a new year <i>and</i> the oldest folk festival in the U.S. at the <b>Philadelphia</b> <b>Mummers Parade</b> (January 1). Local clubs take to the streets to compete in one of …

5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect White Paint

Interior designer Thomas Pheasant shares his secrets on how to choose the just-right white.<p>Photo: Durston Saylor<p>With associations that veer towards the pure and simple, it's incredible how complicated choosing white paint can be. When you step into the perfect white room, the space feels balanced. …

The 10 Best Things We Ate in 2013

2013: The year in wildlife

From lakes of death to the first moments of life, get up close and personal with our ten favourite images of nature at its most stunning.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in design and architecture

How 15 Designers Decorated Their Kids' Rooms

These spaces are fun and functional.<p>Whether you have a toddler or a teen, you want your child's bedroom to be a place they can enjoy and also get some much-needed rest every night. These designers share how they transformed their children's rooms and their decorating ideas are sure to inspire you.

Salon’s ultimate book guide for 2013

Got gift certificates to spend? James McBride, Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Diaz and many more have suggestions<p>Michele Filgate<p>December 26, 2013 12:45pm (UTC)<p>Salon reached out to a bunch of writers who had new books out this year to find out what their favorite book of the year was. We saw a lot of …