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8 toys to encourage and empower girls in STEM this summer

Are parents part of the problem when it comes to encouraging girls to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)?<p>When parents of 1,000 school-aged children were asked about their perceptions of engineering, they used words such as "skilled," "important," and "creative," according to a …

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A Laundry Room That Begs You to Stay Awhile

Seriously, this utility space rivals even the most stylish living room.<p>If we could describe the average laundry room in a word, it would be "joyless." It's a space dedicated to carrying out a dreaded chore, where often the only frills are on your linens. That's why this makeover by Sharon of the …

The Dessert Your Next Dinner Party Needs

Photographer and blogger Katie Quinn Davies shares a sweet treat for warmer days.<p>"This is my take on the classic English '4, 4, 4, and 2' Victoria sponge cake recipe that my mom used to make. Strawberries pair very well with lemon, and this recipe uses the Italian lemon liqueur limoncello, which …

DIY Chalkboard Tray

<i>Thank you, Deco Art, for providing this awesome (and fun!) paint for this project!</i><p>I love chalkboard paint. It is one of my most favourite paints (for …

John Besh's Stuffed French Toast

Make this delicious breakfast treat.<p>"Nutella is a chocolate hazelnut spread in a jar, created in Italy in the 1940s, and when my wife and I were living in Europe, we became hooked on it. But the truth is, I'll stuff French toast with anything, from peanut butter and honey to apricot preserves, and …

A Boring Laundry Room Gets Glam With 7 Key Moves

Do you have a plain laundry room like this one? See how one clever blogger turned it into an entirely chic, charming space with a few smart updates<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the</i> …

A Modern House That's Warm and Rustic

Modern is organic in the Pacific Northwest.<p>Designer Markham Roberts decorated a house in the Pacific Northwest with its lush surroundings in mind. "When there's an incredible view everywhere you look, you want to work with nature, not compete with it," he says.

Curtis Stone's Blueberry Pancake Recipe

Sexy chef Curtis Stone shares his recipe for a brunch favorite: blueberry pancakes.<p>HOTCAKES WITH DELICIOUS BLUEBERRY COMPOTE<p><b>Serves 4</b><p><b>BLUEBERRY COMPOTE</b><p>18 ounces fresh blueberries1/4 cup sugarGrated zest and juice of 1 lemon1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves (optional)<p><b>HOTCAKES</b><p>1 cup fresh …

The Only Cheeseburger Recipe You'll Ever Need

It's juicy, rich, and perfectly seasoned — chef Gabrielle Hamilton shares the only burger recipe you'll ever need.<p>The only problem with putting a good burger on your restaurant's menu is that you suddenly become a burger joint, and if you have any inflated ideas of yourself as a chef, this can mess …

24 Crazy Creative Kitchen Storage Ideas

More room to buy more things!<p>If you're lacking on kitchen storage space but aren't feeling a huge reno, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers, and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days. No demo day required!