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10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

14 Breathtaking Places You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Do you ever feel like you've seen it all? Do you crave those breathtaking moments of your first travel adventures?<p>The world is full of wonders, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to find them. These 14 spots are lesser-known but equally (if not more) breathtaking.<p><b>1. Whitehaven Beach</b><p>The …

Brit + Co

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Recipes

Before & After: A Minneapolis Kitchen Gets A Fresh, Bright New Look

I am <i>beyond</i> thrilled to be able to kick off 2014’s Before & Afters with Alison Allen’s fabulous kitchen makeover. My fiancé Daniel introduced me to …

Too Many Cooks: Our Favorite Dishes of 2013

<i>You'll be hearing from the staff at Food52 in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.</i><p>2013 was a good year. We worked hard, we aimed high, we cooked our socks off, and we ate well. Really well. So, naturally, we've rounded up …

Flip for Decorating: The Bookcase

Learn how to arrange and decorate your bookcases to showcase your things.<p>Don't just fill your shelves. Color them, arrange them, decorate them, dress them, personalize them. The books you store on your shelves are just the beginning.

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Style for A Steal: A Year’s Worth of "One Design, Two Budgets” Posts

Every month this year we’ve presented two versions of the same style room — one higher end, and another cheaper, but similar, cousin. If you missed …

Design

The Serious Eats Cheese and Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>It's New Year's Eve, and your guests are about to come tumbling in. You set out bowls of salty snacks and a grand platter of cheeses. There's creamy white chèvre, a Stilton, some Brie, nutty aged Gruyère, tangy …

Booze on a Budget! 12 Wines & Cocktails That Won't Break the Bank

A good meal demands a great bottle of wine or a good cocktail, and these boozy beverages don't need to cost a fortune. Whether you're throwing a …

Cocktails

10 Ways Successful People Start Their Mornings

The way you start your morning <i>matters</i>. Anyone who's ever over-snoozed and hobbled out the door with one pant leg on and no coffee in their system can …

New York Times

33 Delicious No-Cook Dishes To Bring To A Holiday Party

'Tis the season to be incredibly short on time. Doesn't make it OK to show up empty-handed (and wine isn't actually a food).

Food

How To Put Together A Great Cheese Plate At A Regular Supermarket

You don’t have to serve Kraft singles at a party just because you didn't go to a fancy cheese shop. There is another way.<p>If you are standing in a nice cheese shop, putting together a delicious cheese plate for a party is a very easy two-step process: Ask the salesperson for recommendations and buy …

12 DIY Jewelry Gifts Your Friends Will Actually Wear

Christmas is around the corner and <i>gasp</i>! You need gifts for your gal pals. And you’re on a budget. Luckily, we’ve searched the interwebs high and low and found some of the best jewelry you can DIY that your friends will be proud to wear. Let’s start with necklaces!<p>1. Prairie Feather Necklace: Isn’t …

Jewelry

33 Festive And Beautiful Foods To Make For Christmas

There are so many great things about the holidays. One of them is presents; all of the rest of them are food.

Super-Fast Holiday Decor Idea: Festive Picture Frame

The host of Daykeover with Libby Langdon gives picture frames a holiday embellishment.<p>If you have a wall where you have several frames hanging together in a group, add some unexpected holiday garnish with a touch of holly and ribbon.<p><b>1.</b> Gather small sprigs of greenery (boxwood, evergreen, or holly …

11 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Home

11 ideas to add sheen and shine.<p>From silver metallic wallpaper on the ceiling to a glitzy pillow, these ideas add glam sheen and shine to your decor.

Interior Design

16 Holiday Gift Toppers You Can DIY

If you’re gunning to win best gift wrapper this Christmas, there’s one other thing to consider besides beautiful gift wrap, and that’s awesome gift toppers! Let’s just say, it’s the equivalent of a cherry on top of a scoop of ice cream—it’s a simple addition that makes the moment feel instantly …

Chemicals

5 Ways To Eat Healthy This Holiday

The holiday season is officially on the fast track. And with deliciously tempting treats and minimal time to burn off extra calories in your near future, what you do—and don't—eat for the weeks leading up, can have a major impact on your waistline.<p><b>1) DITCH THE DIET DRINKS</b><p>Yes, you know that from a …

Nutrition

36 Clever Gifts For Food Lovers That You'll Want To Keep For Yourself

Give me a ceramic Chihuahua to hold my tacos or give me death.

10 Big Solutions for Small Spaces

Designer tricks for tiny rooms.<p>From striped floors in the living room to open shelves in the kitchen, designers share their best tricks for tiny rooms.

Interior Design

6 Easy Styling Tips to Refresh a Room

Instantly refresh your room.<p>A home makeover doesn't have to require new furniture, a trip to the hardware store, or a big budget. Here's how to style a space for an instant refresh.

Home Decorating

Sale Shopping Guide: The Best Deals in Design, Week of October 28, 2013

Sales from 10-30% off at Z Gallerie, West Elm, Crate & Barrel and more.<p><b>This week's home design sales from around the web:</b><p>10% off full-price furniture purchases worth $750 and over at Z Gallerie.<br>• 20% off dinnerware, flatware, wine glasses, sparkling wine glass, and serveware at Crate & Barrel.<br>• 20% off …

10 Ceiling Pot Racks Under $100

I've always liked the look of ceiling-mounted pot racks. Besides being a very smart storage solution (particularly for small kitchens) hanging pot …

Kitchens

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.