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Scott Adams' Secret of Success: Failure

What's the best way to climb to the top? Be a failure.<p>If you're already as successful as you want to be, both personally and professionally, congratulations! Here's the not-so-good news: All you are likely to get from this article is a semientertaining tale about a guy who failed his way to …

Motivation

Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Presents His 10 Favorite Strips

Dilbert, the well-known comic strip by cartoonist Scott Adams about the office everyman and his crew of incompetent colleagues, was the first …

Life Lessons from my kids

You know that famous saying, “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten” ?<p>Well, today I am declaring a new famous saying, “All I really …

Endless Summer Projects: Memoir Boxes

Life as a First Grader: On Making Friends ...

Starting something new today,<br>I have a feeling this is going to be quite the series … :)<p>Over heard at the dinner table last night …<p>Mom: So how was …

Mainstreaming Green: Motel 6 Gets LEED Certification

LEED certification: it isn’t just for high-end apartment buildings, giant office complexes, and swanky hotels. Motel 6–yes, the famously low-rent motel chain we all know and love–expects to get Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for its newest franchise, located Northlake, …

In The Mood For Color ⋆ Handmade Charlotte

Today I’m breaking my monochromatic-loving mold and having some fun. It’s time to mix and experiment—no rules, no trends, just lots and lots of …

Fish

lately lily

There are babies popping up all over the place around here, and baby shower gifts are the next step! I think I’ve found the perfect thing. Practical, …

Fun and Simple Projects for Kids' Rooms

Here’s a great idea for turning your child’s bed into a fun hideaway using only cardboard. The possibilities are endless for making the project your …

How to Raise a Gentleman

He’s the guy opening the door for you, the one helping a stranger change a flat tire on the side of the road in the rain. He knew to give flowers on …

Diet, Exercise Improving Among Young People

American kids and teens are watching slightly less television, and getting slightly more exercise, than they were 10 years ago, according to a new report published in the journal Pediatrics. Unfortunately, the findings don't also report a decline in childhood obesity rates, but they are an …

Simple Things: Spreading Her Wings

I had the pleasure of listening to the lovely Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks fame last weekend at Blog Elevated. She keynoted with a piece on …

DIY Light

Recycle your empty cereal boxes into spooky light-up haunted houses for halloween! Your kids will have so much fun making them, you’ll have an entire …

DIY Cardboard Rockets

ADVERTISEMENT<p>Materials:<p>Cardboard mailing tubes (my boys preferred the smaller rockets over the giant one we made, FYI)<br>Corrugated cardboard<br>Poster …

10 Simple Pumpkin Crafts

I did something kinda cool yesterday. I taped a news segment in my living room!<p>I had a chance to chat with Natasha of HLN Weekend Express about all …

Security forces attacked in northern Egypt

Armed men have killed five Egyptian soldiers in an attack on a military checkpoint near the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya, security officials said.<p>Monday's attack took place north of the city, where fighters have repeatedly targeted security forces in recent weeks, the officials said.<p>In a separate …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Light Paintings by Janne Parviainen

The Legend of Giants: A New Mural by Natalia Rak | Colossal

<p>This is a great new mural by Polish artist and graphic designer Natalia Rak that was painted as part of the Folk on the Street art festival in …

Stormtrooper helmets go over to the art side – in pictures

Art,Sculpture,Exhibitions,Saatchi gallery,Damien Hirst,David Bailey,Yinka Shonibare,Art and design,Star Wars,Film,Culture<p>Artists from David Bailey to Yinka Shonibare have appropriated the iconic Star Wars headgear for a new exhibition coming soon to London's Saatchi Gallery as part of STRARTA art …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

In pictures: Street art of Sao Paulo

More and more housing estates, tube stations and even cemeteries are being covered with colourful spray paint.

Streetwear

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Clotilde Dusoulier's Strawberry Tartlets with Breton Butter Crust

<i>All week long, Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate & Zucchini will be sharing recipes from her latest, The French Market Cookbook, answering our questions, and giving away copies of her book to a few lucky readers. With her as our guest editor, we're feeling slightly more French -- and significantly</i> …

10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Mexico City

More Hidden Street Art on Railings by Zebrating

Mannheim, Germany-based street art duo known as Zebrating have been leaving their mark across the globe, particularly on railings in public spaces. Their elusive graffiti work offers an entertaining surprise for viewers from specific angles. Their art relies heavily on perspective as each piece of …

Streetwear

The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

Food