Diane Dragoff

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5 Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal in Time for Spring

Even though many places are still covered in snow and battling low temperatures, spring is on its way. When spring is here, you’ll likely want to …

Curb Appeal

Ultimate Cleaning Tips & Tricks Guide: 31 Ideas For A Sparkling Home

Although cleaning the house is not my favorite activity, I always love the results. That feeling of accomplishment when you see the whole place …

10 Ways To Organize Your Home With Evernote

Technology has become an everyday part of our lives. At work, on vacation, and even out in the car, we use mobile devices and computers for …

Productivity

How I Learned to Stay Organized with Evernote, Post-its & Foamcore

I like to think I’m a fairly organized person. I have to be. I’ve got stories to edit and events to plan. I write 5,000 to 10,000 words a week. Some …

Minot’s Ledge Light, again

<b>Minot’s Ledge Light, again</b><p>This is the plan for the second lighthouse built on Minot’s Ledge, an infamous reef southeast of Boston Harbor responsible for over 40 shipwrecks. The first lighthouse washed away in a storm in 1851, a little over a year after it was first lit. (You can find a drawing of the original ill-fated lighthouse and its iron framework in our online catalog)<p>Section and Elevation Drawing for Minot’s Ledge Lighthouse, 02/01/1855<p>From the series: Lighthouse Plans and Maps from the …

Happy Groundhog Day!

<b>Happy Groundhog Day!</b><p>Daughter of miner with pet ground hog. Dixie Darby Fuel Company, Marne Mine, Lejunior, Harlan County, Kentucky., 09/13/1946.<p>Russell Lee, Photographer. From the Department of the Interior’s series: Photographs of the Medical Survey of the Bituminous Coal Industry<p>Possibly one of the cutest records in usnatarchives’ holdings, this cuddly “Marmota monax” goes by a few other names. <b>What do you call them? Woodchuck? Groundhog? Whistle-pig? Land-beaver? Varmint?</b>

Foods that increase happiness

Fortunately, there are plenty of yummy and satisfying options that will buoy your mood <i>and</i> slim you down.<p><b>HABIT: Carbo-Loading</b><br>There's a reason so many so-called comfort foods like mashed potatoes and lasagna are carb-based. Carbs fuel the production of serotonin, your brain's main feel-good …

Yoga: Poses To Tone Your Butt

<b>Warrior III</b> Standing on one straight leg, lean forward with your chest until it is in line with your lifted back leg and parallel to the ground. Extend your upper chest and gaze forward as you flex your back foot, keeping your leg straight and all of your toes pointing down. Stay here or extend …

Yoga

Oscar overload? At least see these four films - TODAY.com

More than 50 movies have been nominated for Academy Awards this year, and unless you live in a mall multiplex, you're unlikely to see them all. Self-described Oscar obsessive and Fandango chief correspondent Dave Karger chose four films that he recommends any movie fan see before Oscar night, March …

Golden Globes

Julian Edelman took the ‘back road’ to the NFL

Frank Edelman, fixer of cars and proud small business owner, figures his son has a unique engine.<p>“He is possessed,’’ the senior Edelman said the …

American Society of Magazine Editors

Aqib Talib has resurrected his career with the Patriots

FOXBOROUGH — Malcontent. Punk. Thug.<p>Those are some of the words that followed cornerback Aqib Talib to New England when the Buccaneers traded him in …

Patriots’ keys to a victory over Broncos

Quarterbacks<p>Advertisement<p>You really can’t go wrong with either of these guys. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are two of the smartest and most …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 13 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

Top 10

This Is How You Find Where You Belong

I’m scaling the Adirondacks during a snow storm going 35 miles an hour in a rented sedan in between home and the place I grew up when I realize that …

How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood

To understand how people look for movies, the video service created 76,897 micro-genres. We took the genre descriptions, broke them down to their key words, … and built our own new-genre generator.<p>If you use Netflix, you've probably wondered about the specific genres that it suggests to you. Some …

Pictures of the Week 1.3.14

January 3 is Drinking Straw Day

<b>January 3 is Drinking Straw Day</b><p>Ella Jane Fain (right) daughter of Harry Fain, miner, and her cousin have a coke in soda fountain prior to movie showing. Inland Steel Company, Wheelwright #1 & 2 Mines. Wheelwright, Floyd County, Kentucky., 09/21/1946<p>Russell Lee, photographer. From the series: Photographs of the Medical Survey of the Bituminous Coal Industry, 1946 - 1947

Kathy Brown & AI - Somebody To Love (Other Echoes & Ben Knight Remix)

Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

While Google works to bring a polished Glass device to market, wearables startup Innovega is taking head-mounted displays a step further: contact lenses that interact with full HD glasses.<p>Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information …

Augmented Reality

Adam Gopnik: I Didn’t Know What ‘LOL’ Meant

Writer Adam Gopnik learned Internet chat from his son, Luke, and quickly caught on to such lingo as ‘brb’ and ‘gtg.’ But he didn’t get the hang of …

22 Rules of Storytelling by a Pixar Storyboard Artist

Former Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted a number of valuable storytelling rules during her time at the animation studio.<p>You admire a …

Animation

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A cookie with the perfect combination of fat, flavor, and comfort. Who needs detox?</i><p>Year round, …

ADVANCED STYLE

Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes for a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data. In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of …

10 Of The Best Yoga Poses For Sleep

Sleep deprivation and stress can be a vicious cycle. We often have trouble falling sleep because we're worried and anxious, and in turn, the fact that we didn't get enough sleep makes us stressed the next day. According to a recent Huffington Post survey, sleep deprivation is a major source of …

What 20 Minutes Of Yoga Does For Your Brain

Just 20 minutes of yoga could help your brain function better, according to a small new study.<p>Researchers found that people did better -- both speed-wise and accuracy-wise -- on brain functioning tests after just 20 minutes of Hatha yoga, compared with aerobic exercise.<p>"It appears that following …