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Articles about 10 cozy modern living rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms from issues past.<p>Cabin living promises a connection with nature and a more calm, simple life with just what you need at your fingertips.<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to …

Architecture

Extraordinary Gorilla Photography

I've never looked properly to a gorilla. I've always known that these are some powerful, gorgeous primates, but I would never guess that they are …

Photography

6 Crazy Questions (and Answers) About Babies

<i>By Laura Flynn McCarthy of KnowMore.TV for GalTime.com</i><p>Sometimes, parenting feels like one big worry. You ask yourself, "Am I doing this right?" or you look at your baby and think, <i>Is that normal?</i> You ride a roller coaster of anxiety as your baby approaches and achieves each new milestone.<p>Offering …

Pregnancy

8 Ways to Combat New Moms' Sleep Troubles

Baby's finally getting some shut-eye. Why aren't you? Here are eight ways to get the best postnatal rest.<p>Two weeks after my second daughter, Norah, was born, instead of rejoining my husband in bed after her 2 a.m. feeding, I sent a mass e-mail to my friends, attaching a few candid shots of my new …

Pregnancy

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

12 Unbelievably Colorful Living Rooms

So you’ve got an outrageously colorful couch picked out, but how exactly will you fit it into your interior design scheme? Here are 12 inspiring ideas for infusing all the color you want into a chic living room.<p>1. Danish Colors and Patterns: Kind of obsessed with the hot pink fork and knife on the …

Living Rooms

20 Colorful, Creative, and Comfy Couches

What good is a cozy cabin or beautiful bedroom without the perfect couch? Throw a Hudson Bay blanket on any one of these, and you’ve got an instant nook that’s as comfy as it is stylish.<p>1. Tufty Time Sofa: This is the sectional gone modern. Choose one or two colors and arrange any way you please.<p>2. …

14 Signs You Have Eclectic Style

How to tell if your style is outside the box.<p>You know you have style that's outside the box when...

10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.<p>Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.

27 Chemical-Free Recipes for DIY Spring Cleaning

You Might Like{{displayTitle}}<p>Spring is finally near (please?), and that means it’s time for lounging in the grass, tossin’ the disc, barbecuing with …

Laundry Rooms

The Lasting Influence of Mother-Infant Attachment

A storied American pediatrician's international travels took him to Japan, where he worked with a population that never experienced postpartum depression -- possibly because new mothers regressed to babyhood for one month.<p>Jim Epler/Flickr<p>In 1983, I was invited by the Japanese government and my …

Infants With Pets Look To Where The Action Happens

My baby is three months old, and he already seems to understand the world around him. The coffee machine (known as the coffee robot in our household) makes a grinding and pressing noise, which no longer startles him. The holiday tree, which has only been up for a week is a source of constant …

Pets

Probiotics Linked To Helping Infant Gut Disorders And Colic (STUDY)

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 01/13/2014 04:20 PM EST on LiveScience<p>Providing probiotics, or "good bacteria," to healthy infants shortly after they're born may reduce the development of gastrointestinal disorders and prolonged crying episodes later in life, a new study from Italy …

Infants do fake cry to get attention study shows

Most parents believe that a baby’s cry is a distress call alerting them to a problem. But according to a new study conducted by Japanese researchers, infants as young as 7 months are capable of deception.<p>For half a year researchers at the University of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo studied two babies, …

Infants Pick Up on Moms' Stress, Study Finds

Infants, who are far from having the ability to express their emotions, nonetheless are able to sense--and feel--when their mothers are experiencing stress, according to a new study conducted by researchers in New York and California. More from The Huffington Post:<p>"Your infant may not be able to …

Bottle feeding linked to stomach obstruction in infants  - TODAY.com

FRED DUFOUR / Today<p>A mother gives a bottle to her baby.<p>Infants who are bottle fed are more likely than breastfed babies to develop a type of stomach obstruction that results in projectile vomiting and won’t get better without surgery, a new study shows.<p>That risk of developing the obstruction is …

Research

Pediatricians Update Checkup Guidelines For Infants, Children And Teens

By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer<p>Published: 02/24/2014 07:07 AM EST on LiveScience<p>New guidelines released today by a leading U.S. pediatricians group recommend for the first time that healthy teens be screened for depression at their checkups, and that routine cholesterol testing begins in …

What Kind of 'Mama' Are You?

I've always known I would be a Crunchy Mama. It probably could have been predicted way back in seventh grade when I joined the Environmental Protection Club, started a chapter of Amnesty International, and became a vegetarian. Traditional Mama was in the cards too, when I made baked ziti and …

Parenting

26 Lessons Your Son's Future Spouse Will Thank You For Teaching Him

Although I wanted daughters my whole life, I ended up having two awesome boys instead. I've always been a bit of a guys' girl, so, in the end, <i>someone</i> knew better than I did.<p>But coming from a family of all girls, I was really scared when I found out I was carrying a member of the foreign male …

Parenting

Dads' Biological Clocks: The Risks Are Huge. Or Are They?

A study in the journal <i>Bipolar Disorders</i> two weeks ago found that the children of fathers 50 or older had three times the risk of having bipolar disorder compared to children of fathers 30-34 years old.<p>Bipolar disorder afflicts about 1 percent of the general population, so, in very rough terms, the …

Research

15-Minute Workout: 4 Strengthening Isometric Moves to Tone and Tighten

Check out the video below to see how to do each move. Then read below that a description of how long you should hold each pose (and how many times you should do it).<p>Now ready, set… hold it right there!<p>The Moves: <b><br>Plank with Glute Squeeze</b> <br>Hold it for 30 – 90 seconds. Then take a break for 30 to 60 …

Eggs and Cholesterol — How Many Eggs Can You Safely Eat?

Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet.<p>Just imagine... a whole egg contains all the nutrients needed to turn a single cell into an …

The 12 habits of highly healthy people

Nutrition-wise blog<p>We have a new and exciting opportunity for you. It is a chance to get healthier, at your own pace, when it fits into your …

Dirty Bathroom Habits

<b>Tweeting on the toilet</b> <br>We know, you don't do this, but 40 percent of people 18 to 24 admit to using social media in the bathroom, according to market research company Nielsen. And that’s just the people who fessed up. Since a 2011 British study found that one in six mobile phones is contaminated …

Gibberish is spreading like a virus from academia

Bad writing has spread beyond the ivory tower, into every corner of modern life<p>Exciting news! I’ve just produced my first academic paper. Called “The Impact of Amphibious Models on Interposable Algorithms”, it begins (if I say so myself), with a memorable opening line: “The exploration of lambda …

12 Golden Facts About Oscar Statuettes to Tell Your Friends

LOS ANGELES — You can't have a proper Academy Awards without Oscar, the ceremony's gold statuette that winners love to kiss.<p>But behind its …

Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals …

Russia

Decrypting the most mysterious book in the world

Around two-thirds of the way into the aged vellum pages of the Voynich manuscript, you'll find a line drawing of a bath. A pipe leads into it, another pipe leads away. Inside the bath, knee-deep in a green liquid, squat 16 naked women. Over the page, more naked women stand in the openings of ornate …

The ancient art of honey hunting in Nepal - in pictures

The Gurung tribespeople of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries, but now their lifestyle is under threat from commercialisation and tours offering visitors a chance to 'join a honey hunt'. Photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks living with the Gurung in central …