Joan Gerding

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12 White Paints Designers Use Over and Over

Move over, 50 Shades of Grey;when it comes to painting your walls, it's more like 50 shades of white. Design lovers know there's no such thing as one …

Home Decorating

Choosing the Best Finish for Your Deck

Protect your investment<p>A wooden deck that’s coated with a finish will likely need to be refinished every three to five years. With an entire aisle …

Home Improvement

Roasted Cajun Cauliflower Recipe

"Soft inside, but caramelized and a bit of a crunch outside! Yummy! Changes the taste up enough for even cauliflower haters to come to the other …

4 Amazon Private Labels You Need to Know About

You live and die by Amazon. You've been a Prime member for years, you know all about that secret $2 section, you head to Amazon Handmade whenever you …

How To Quickly Get Rid of Ants

To get rid of ants quickly, you'll need to pay attention to their trail.<p>Ants are undoubtedly pesky pests. Seeing a swarm of them in your home is …

2-Minutes Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Quick and simple, this 2-minute chocolate peanut butter cake is the best choice when you want to eat something sweet and delicious! This dessert is …

The Unexpected, Yet Totally Natural, Way to Repel Mosquitoes

I live in a one bedroom "garden" apartment, which means that I get to have my own front door, porch, and small strip of flower bed. The only downside?<p>…

What Rejection, Imposter Syndrome, and Failure Have in Common

Amber Rae, a creative artist, author, and soul-seeker, went on a mission to find clues and hints about why her best work was often hidden underneath a pile of fear and worry, and what tools she could use to move past it.<p>For me, becoming my own boss (first as a freelancer and later as a founder) was …

The One Food You Can Eat Every Morning Without Gaining Weight

It’s 7 a.m. and you’ve already pressed the snooze button twice. You’re going to need a lot of energy to make it through this day and that starts with …

Tiny Brains of Extinct Human Relative Had Complex Features

What makes humans so smart? For a long time the answer was simple: our big brains.<p>But new research into the tiny noggins of a recently discovered human relative called Homo naledi may challenge that notion. The findings, published Monday, suggest that when it comes to developing complex brains, …

Why the Very First Treaty Between the United States and a Native People Still Resonates Today

The narrative of the American Revolutionary War is often presented as a story of tidy alliances: Britons and Germans on one side, Americans and …

The Practically Zero-Prep Way to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

Painting your cabinets is one of the most transformative and inexpensive ways to upgrade your kitchen. But to do it right, there's the sanding, …

How To Scan Your Computer For Malware With Google Chrome

In the 9-plus years it’s been around, Google Chrome has become one of the best — and most popular — web browsers in the world. One reason for its rapid rise has been Google’s focus on security.<p>Protecting Chrome users from malware remains a top priority today. What you may not have realized is that …

Google

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

The closer one looks at Trump’s finances, the louder the questions become

Last summer, Donald Trump sat down with the <i>New York Times</i>, which asked whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller will have crossed “a red line” if the …

These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and ingredients. I know that some combination of black or pinto …

Everything You Need to Know About Windows

A collection of Fine Homebuilding's best articles about windows and window installation.<p>Windows are one of the most expensive parts of any home, if …

Home Building

10 Gut-Healing Foods That Cost Less Than $1 A Serving

We talk about a lot about gut healing here at mindbodygreen, and while more expensive supplements and foods can definitely be part of the process, …

14 Affordable Rugs You Can Buy Right Now

Hint: go for one that you can use both indoors and outdoors. Here are our favorite wallet-friendly rugs you can buy ASAP!

Home Decorating

Best dehumidifiers – the best models to do away with damp

Our dehumidifier reviews reveal the best buy extractors that will rid your bedroom, bathroom and other areas of your home of damp for good<p>Damp. Even …

Try This Olive Garden-Inspired Spiralized Primavera Pasta Recipe

In the all-star hall of favorite foods, pasta is number one for many of us. But what if you’re trying to cut back on eating carbs but not quite ready to go all-in on zoodles? You don’t have to give up luscious strands of semolina for zucchini noodles. The secret: Combine them!<p>It’s a great way to …

46 Random Amazon Products That Thousands Of Reviewers Say Changed Their Lives

Life isn’t without its frustrations — and sometimes you need special products to help you solve those little problems that always seem to pop up. …

Smithsonian Galleries Release Massive Asian Art Collection

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution’s national museums of Asian art in the US, have released their entire collections online. All art works are now available to anyone and everyone for both viewing and download for the foreseeable future.<p>Under the …

A Race Against Time to Excavate an Ancient African Civilization

Archaeologists in Nubia are struggling against erosion, desertification, and government plans to develop the land.<p>In 1905, British archaeologists descended on a sliver of eastern Africa, aiming to uncover and extract artifacts from 3,000-year-old temples. They left mostly with photographs, …

WATCH: These Affordable Machine-Washable Area Rugs Are Total Game Changers

Soiled rugs are a universal woe. Whether you’re a parent to a tiny human and are haunted by art supplies and juice drinks, or a pet parent in the …

I Have Been Buying These $15 Black Pants For Years — They're So Flattering and Comfy

I looked for a simple pair of black pants that could be dressed up or down for ages. When I came across these H&M Slim-Fit Treggings ($15) a few years ago, I finally hit the jackpot. These stretchy, comfortable pants include an elasticized waistband for a perfect fit. There's a mock front so you …

Warm Garam Masala Chicken Salad with Naan Croutons Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I came up with this dish when looking to satisfy a craving for Indian food while also trying to use up leftover chicken (many weekends, my husband roasts or smokes a whole bird to provide protein for the week). It’s based on Merrill’s Warm Chicken Salad, which features shredded …

13 Creative DIY Projects with Old Windows • The Budget Decorator

If you are looking for creative charm in your DIY projects, that’s easy – use old windows! There is something about windows with history that make us …

9 Ways Curtain Rods Can Solve Your Life's Problems

Curtain rods are more useful than one would think. Their primary function is obvious — cover windows to block light and gain privacy — but there are …

Laundry Rooms

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …