Heidi Blanton

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You should read Japan's Brexit note to Britain — it's brutal

The message is addressed to everyone in Britain, not just some government official in Theresa May's Department for Exiting the European Union. Its title is "Japan's Message to the United Kingdom and the European Union."<p><b>RELATED:</b> Japan is not 'far too polite' to tell Theresa May what it thinks of …

United Kingdom

“User Centred Design? No thanks, it just costs more money”

Tackling apathy toward User Centred Design<p>In 1996, having been in the Internet industry for only a year, I can remember sitting on a borrowed chair …

UX Design

Old Time Kentucky Bacon Milk Gravy for Biscuits Recipe

"I grew up with this gravy! Everyone has heard of sausage gravy. Well, it don't compare to this! After frying your bacon for breakfast, use the bacon …

Breakfast

Why picky eaters are the new normal

From fear of anchovies to loathing of beetroot, robust tastes seem to be on the way out. It’s time to fight back<p>Puntarelle is a variety of chicory that is much loved in Rome, and pretty hard to come by everywhere else. I’ve only ever seen it on one menu in this country – you used sometimes to be …

Time I

Slow Cooker Meals

The appeal of a slow cooker is obvious: throw some ingredients into your pot in the morning and come home at night to a hot, ready-to-eat meal. <b><br>How</b> …

Cooking

Obama will tout Detroit comeback in final State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON — President Obama will use his final annual address to Congress next week to tout the accomplishments of the last seven years — and he made clear Saturday that he considers the auto bailout to be one of his top accomplishments of his presidency.<p>In his weekly radio address Saturday, Obama …

U.S. Politics

There’s a good reason Americans are horrible at science

The United States of America has arguably done more to advance science in the modern world than any other country on earth. From the nimble ingenuity of Silicon Valley to the ascendency of US military technology, this nation has impeccable high-tech bona fides. Many of the world’s top engineering …

Critical Thinking

11 Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Save You Money In The New Year

The New Year is an ideal time to reset your budget and get creative with ways to save money. By utilizing your trusty slow cooker, you'll get more bang for your buck, ultimately saving time and money in the short-and long-term. Not to mention, the delicious possibilities to experiment with from …

Cooking

Style Guide Best Practices at Beyond Tellerrand

Last month I was in beautiful Berlin for the wonderful Beyond Tellerrand conference, where I had the opportunity to talk about style guide best …

Style Guides

Content and Display Patterns

Embracing the difference in pattern types is the key to making a modular design system infinitely more scalable.

Web Applications

5 Mistakes People Make When Writing Usability Tasks

by Markus Pirker on November 12, 2015 –<p>While running Userbrain we noticed 5 common mistakes that we would like to share with you in the interest of …

UX Design

How to Determine the Right Number of Participants for Usability Studies

By and<aside class="pull_aside"> <blockquote class="pullquote TOPICPLACEHOLDER">UX researchers and other project stakeholders often fervently debate …

UX Design
UX Design

4 clues your design neglects the user (and how to fix it)

During my first full-time UX design job, I remember a lot of the conversations within our UX team would go something like this:<p><i>“The user wouldn’t really think this way…”</i>• <i><br>“The user would probably do this…”</i>• <i><br>“The user will get confused here…”</i><p>Throughout our discussions and design presentations, the …

Our Favorite Kitchens

(Image credit: Emily Johnston)<p>Your kitchen isn't just the place that all your food comes from. It's also the heart of your home — where you cook, …

Kitchens

Best of 2015: Top 50 Photographs from Around the World

With 2015 drawing to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of our best content from the past year, including an amazing amount of truly stunning photography. Last year, we brought you a list of 37 incredible photos from 2014; this year, we're upping our game with a collection of 50 …

Photography

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Recipe

"This is a ridiculously easy soup, especially since it cooks in a slow cooker! When it's been simmering all day, you come home to an amazing aroma …

Slow Cookers

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16 Interior Design Trends You'll Definitely See in 2016

Here's what the editors at House Beautiful predict everyone will love in the coming year.<p>Will redecorating be one of your New Year's resolutions this time around? Start here — we've scoured all of our best design resources to predict what you'll want in your home in 2016.

The Scientifically Correct Way to Make a Grilled Cheese

The grilled cheese is one of the chameleons of the food world. It can be lunch for a picky temperamental 5-year-old. It can be drunk food for an …

Cheese

How to Make a Cramped Kitchen Feel Light and Open

Making the most of a cramped kitchen doesn't mean that beautiful design needs to take a backseat to efficiency. Designer and blogger Kristin Jackson used Home Depot's exclusive Martha Stewart Living™ Kitchen collection to transform her tiny space into a magazine-worthy masterpiece — all without …

Dissecting How to Choose the Right Chart

Because there can be so many different ways to visualize your data, it helps to have a basic guideline to follow, which can be found in this great …

17 Genius Tips & Tricks For If You Own A Slow Cooker

How to easily cut cleanup time, figure out high vs. low, and slow-cook like a pro.

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Had A Totally Private Wedding, And It Pissed Off Everyone I Know

My boyfriend Sam and I were nearing the end of an impromptu picnic celebrating our fourth anniversary. Sam, who had been acting strangely nervous all day, blurted out that he had something to ask me.<p>In one of the best and surreal moments of my life, Sam got down on one knee, and asked me to marry …

Weddings

6 Ingenious Ways to Create Storage Underneath Your Countertop

• <b>Bread Box</b> - Viola Park: I've been on a bread-baking kick lately, and in my quest to master some techniques, I've ended up with a lot of loaves. …

Kitchens

Just Try to Resist "Fantasy Sauce Pasta"

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Swoon over the sexiest Italian pasta ever (with wine and cream and bacon and butter).</i><p>Those Italians. …

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is the UK's number one game

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is the UK's number one game - but it's the lowest-selling major Assassin's Creed.<p>Chart-Track, which features physical …

Street Fighter

Michel Roux Jr hits out at 'glorification' of celebrity TV chefs

Michelin-starred chef criticises shows such as MasterChef and The Great British Bake Off for ‘putting chefs on a pedestal’<p>The Michelin-starred chef and TV presenter Michel Roux Jr has criticised the glut of cookery contests on TV and shows that glorify celebrity chefs.<p>Roux, the former MasterChef: …

Cooking