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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 …

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DIY Love Elixirs: Infused Simple Syrups

Do love potions exist? I say yes. Okay, <i>kind of</i>. The words <i>potion</i> and <i>elixir</i> both imply conjury - perhaps a bubbling test tube or a little amber bottle …

Last minute Valentine’s Day gift: Easy Heart & Marbled Cake Pops

Today is Valentine’s Day!!<br>For all of you who are still looking for a cute and sweet way to surprise your loved ones, I have something sweet AND easy …

Oh, You Sweet Thing! 30 Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, so now’s the time to start auditioning recipes — everything from breakfast in bed to, uh, mood-boosting creations. Well, here are some decadent dessert recipes that would be oh-so-perfect served atop DIY mini cake stands. (If you and your oven are on the …

CHOCOLATE BOX CAKE - Cake, Chocolates & Gift, All In One! A Cupcake Addiction How To Tutorial

15 DIY Ideas To Create A Heavenly Backyard

Have you ever thought about how easy would it be to create the perfect backyard? Many of us let the designer do his job, without even realizing how …

S'mores Cupcakes

February 3, 2014<p>S’mores Cupcakes<p>Chocolate Cupcakes with a graham cracker crust and toasted marshmallowy meringue frosting. Oh. my. gosh. These were …

Dessert

These cookies are whale cute!

January 28, 2014<p>Oh my gosh… I love how these cookies turned out. I’ve been wanting to make little whales for about a month now. It started with a …

Dessert

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

The Multifunctional Ted Bed – Comfortable In Any Position

Multifunctional furniture is always a great investment and a wonderful choice, whether you have a tiny home and you need the extra space this type of …

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The Case For Building Cities Underground

Forget supertall skyscrapers–a new wave of architects wants to build cities underground.<p>Deep beneath the streets of New York City’s Lower East Side, a new type of green space is coaxed out of the darkness. Delancey Underground, a 1.5-acre space that formerly served as a trolley terminal, has gone …

Neat Eats Flower Cupcakes

Cupcakes are already cute by default and that is exactly why people like them. It’s possible to make them cuter by adding fancy frosting, sprinkles …

A LoveLee Giveaway

June 24, 2013<p>How does a whole bunch of yumminess sound?<p>I’m talking cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, cupcakes, ice cream sandwiches, cookies, crullers and …

Elegant Heart Cakelet Pan

A box of chocolates is always a sweet treat for a Valentine, but I’m personally partial to the idea of a little heart-shaped cake to let your loved …

Lemony Rainbow Checkerboard Cake

It's been a busy two and one-half weeks since I last posted, and I've missed you terribly! Those of you that keep up with me on Instagram or Facebook …

When Bakers Cook

There is a bit of a misconception that bakers bake and cooks cook, and that there is not much crossover between the two. This idea is fueled by the …

Calculus of innovation

WHAT is it that American policymakers do not get about proficiency in mathematics and science at high school being one of the most important …

Don’t Go Back to School: How to Fuel the Internal Engine of Learning

<i>“The present education system is the trampling of the herd,”</i> legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright lamented in 1956. Half a century later, I started <i>Brain Pickings</i> in large part out of frustration and disappointment with my trampling experience of our culturally fetishized “Ivy League education.” I …

10 Lines From Napoleon's Love Letters That Sound Like Crazy Texts

You might think Napoleon was a playboy, sleeping with the world’s most beautiful women. But his heart, head, and masculinity belonged to one woman: …

9 Child Prodigies (Who Actually Ended Up Doing Something)

<b>By Rick Chillot</b><p>The road from kid genius to adult dud is a well-traveled one. But if you or someone you love happens to be a budding brainiac, don't …

Etymology

16 Books That'll Amp Up Your Creativity

Is it just us, or does the self-help section of the bookstore feel kind of heavy? You know, like it's carrying the burdens of thousands of readers, …

Stack And Scare! Monster Blocks

<i>Stack And Scare!</i> is a series of four block sets featuring monster eyeballs, teeth, horns, arms, heads, hands, feet, legs, torsos, rounded shapes, …

Thigh-high wedge by Maison Martin Margiela

Berlin's New Angular Building is Sleek and Metallic

<i>Chausseestrasse 43</i> is a new design for a multipurpose building in Berlin by architect Daniel Libeskind. Rising eight-stories-high, this 107,000 sq. ft. structure is designed to accommodate up to 73 apartments (including a top floor penthouse), each with one to four bedrooms. Additionally, the …

Hyperrealistic Self-Portraits by Eloy Morales

Spanish painter Eloy Morales creates large hyperrealistic oil paintings of himself with smears of paint and shaving cream across his face. This messy addition causes light to catch and reflect in unusual ways. Eloy patiently works through tiny sections at a time, filling in paint and blending as he …

Chile's Stargazing Hotel Marvels at 300 Nights of Clear Skies

Elqui Domos is a hotel strategically located in the heart of the Elqui Valley in central Chile. Surrounded by the Andes Mountains, the unique destination provides visitors with a spectacular stargazing experience in an area best known for its 300 nights of incredibly clear skies per year.<p>The hotel …