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3 Surprising Pro Tips for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

What's going on your holiday cookie plate this year? Chocolate chip cookies might not be on your Christmas cookie list, but let's face it — they're …

Dessert

Trick Trick Threatens To Keep J. Cole Out Of Detroit

Trick Trick has long been known as a Hip Hop gatekeeper in Detroit either through music or literally not letting in artists he feels disrespect his …

CBS Is Finally Pulling The Plug On ‘Two And A Half Men’

In a move that some never thought would happen, CBS decided to finally pull the plug on <i>Two and a Half Men.</i> The network recently announced a date for the series finale, marking the end of an era.<p>The sitcom has somehow continued its television existence for 12 seasons, which is quite the achievement …

How one man destroyed the Food Network: Guy Fieri has made culinary TV into a viewer’s hell

It used to be full of chefs serenely baking in sunlit kitchens. But now I despise the network I used to love<p>For me, watching the Food Network was always an easy escape from the stresses of daily life. There was just something calming about watching chefs in action, and this network had perfected …

10 Ways To Update Your Home Without Major Renovations

We all crave the creature comforts of a cozy, well-designed home. While there are a lot of do-it-yourselfer’s out there who work tirelessly on their …

How To Make A Room Amazing (With Help From Nate Berkus And His Design Firm)

Expert advice for your own home<p>Nate Berkus and his firm's Design Directors Lauren Buxbaum and Sasha Adler share their favorite rooms and what they love about each one. Read on for a glimpse at their process and expert advice that you can apply in your own home

Our Most Spectacular Strawberry Recipes

<b>Strawberries are sugar-sweet, affordable, and omnipresent -- even if you can't pick your own, you'll find pints and quarts of them at roadside stands and red seas of them in the produce aisle. Make these delectable berries the star in breakfast dishes, desserts, and even salads.</b><p>Strawberry Basics<p><b>In</b> …

Chocolate Pies and Tarts

You can’t go wrong when luscious chocolate is matched with caramel, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, custard fillings, or flaky pie crust. Browse our collection of the best pie and tart recipes featuring chocolate in the fillings, crusts, toppings, or throughout.<p>A crispy crust made from ice cream cones …

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This recipe, from the How Sweet It Is bakery in New York City, is used to make delicious .

Is Red Meat Bad for You? Good for You? What Does Science Say?

Will eating burgers and steaks kill you in the end? We reviewed decades of research to find an answer to the question: Is red meat good or bad for you?<p>We know that red meat tastes great, and that's reason enough for us to dig into a medium-rare steak with gusto. But in the last few decades, there's …

Holistic Medicine

Why Your Nightstands Should Match

Whether the room is eclectic, modern, traditional, or all over the place, a pair of bedside tables is the shortest route to pulling it all together.<p>Whether the room is eclectic, modern, traditional, or all over the place, a pair of bedside tables is the shortest route to pulling it all together.

Interior Design

145+ Designer Living Room Decorating Ideas

Whether you favor bold and modern or traditional and cozy, these spaces are so pretty it will be hard to pick a favorite.<p>Get inspired with over 145 ways to style the heart of your home. Need ideas for other areas too? Our bedroom and bathroom galleries have so many gorgeous projects to emulate.

10 Problematic TV Characters Who Will Get a Second Chance Next Year

There are so many ways for a TV character to be problematic. Usually, they suffer from being underdeveloped or one-dimensional, but even the best, most nuanced character can find themselves trapped in terrible plot line, sidelined, or misused. That doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. Remember …

TV

What To Do With Books Besides Read Them

As evidenced at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Show House, interior designers are obsessed with using coffee table books as decorative objects (of course, that is, after they read them!).<p>Interior design by Mark Hampton LLC.<p>Interior design by Cullman & Kravis, Inc.<p>Interior design by Ingrao …

Phone-Shaped Chair is a Quiet Place to Sit and Have a Chat

The sheer number of cell phones present in our everyday lives means that we hear others’ conversations more than we would care to. It also means that …

20 Multi-Color Images to Inspire Color at Home

When one color palette just won’t do, sometimes you have to create a whole new category. Last month’s DS Hashtag Challenge was all about COLOR and …

10 Bright White Rooms

Rooms in shades of white.<p>From snow-white kitchens that sparkle to ivory hues in the bathroom, the color brightens any room in your house.

Chandeliers - adding a little sparkle

Chandeliers - because adding a little bit of feminine glam and sparkle can only make your space better. I guarantee it. :)<p>Looking for a chandelier …

11 Signs You're Meant To Live In Paris

Is your home a reflection of an inner ambition to move to a pied-à-terre in the city of lights?<p><b>1.</b> At your house, bottles of eau de parfum aren't solely reserved for vanities. <b>2.</b> Also, you're obsessed with things that come in orange boxes. So much so that, instead of parting with the packaging you …

France

Happy family: How Will, Kate and Prince George are stealing hearts worldwide

As Will and Kate get set to travel to Down Under's Red Center — the heart of Australia — it’s clear this Royal family hasn’t just captured headlines, but stolen the hearts of many around the world.<p>Prince William was there 30 years ago as a baby, with his mom and dad, Prince Charles and Princess …

Prince Charles

Meryl Streep Used to Think She Was “Too Ugly to Be An Actress”

Several weeks after visiting the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Meryl Streep continued what appears to be an informal college tour on Wednesday by stopping by Indiana University, her husband’s alma mater, to receive an honorary doctoral degree from the Bloomington school. (You can watch the …

How To Refresh The Foot Of Your Bed With Style – 15 Inspiring Ideas

The bed and the area around it form the a high traffic space in the bedroom so it has to be organized and designed perfectly. In some parts of the …

Why Matching Doesn't Matter

Rooms that prove confidence overrides all decorating rules.<p>Interior design by Rodman Primack. Photography by Manu Foto, courtesy of Rizzoli.<p>Developing your home's personality can be intimidating and overwhelming: <i>Does this go with this? Can I commit to this wall color? Will this be a forever piece</i> …

40 Swimming Pools We'd Love to Take a Dip in Right Now

Now this is where we want to spend our summer.<p>From a Tuscan-style retreat to an all-natural swimming pond, these designer pools make a splash. Steal our favorite patio and landscaping ideas too for the ultimate backyard getaway.

Small Space Style: 10 Inspiring San Francisco Small Spaces

With rents rivaling those in New York, the high cost and low availability of apartments in San Francisco is driving locals to live small. Here are a …

San Francisco

WATCH: A Boring Bedroom Goes Glam...3 Times

LA designer Amber Lewis turns an all-white room into three different dreamy scenes. Which is your favorite? This piece originally appeared on elledecor.com.<p>We love a good makeover. And we love when our commenters get fired up about a room re-do, offering up how they would have done things …