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Taste Beyond The Tongue

The No-Soil, Zero-Maintenance Method for Growing Houseplants

We've finally found a solution for people who love houseplants, but don't love when their feline roommates treat the fiddle leaf fig like their own …

Plants

19 Genius Storage Ideas Everyone With A Tiny Room Will Appreciate

Who says you can’t be MacGyver *and* Martha Stewart?

101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor Online

Oh, the joys of online home decor shopping. Not only can you find great deals on all kinds of housewares, you can do it all in your pajamas and from …

Home Decorating

29 things dogs should never eat

A recent study found Xylitol, a chemical commonly included in gum and sugar-free peanut butter, was deadlier than chocolate to dogs.<p>It made us wonder: what other common foods are dangerous for our pets?<p>We spoke with two vets, Dr. Richard Goldstein of New York's Animal Medical Center as well as …

Insects

Eight beauty mistakes women make that can lead to thinning hair or hair loss

The most dreaded words for a woman to hear while she's in her hairstylist's chair?<p>"You have a bald spot."<p>It's something that a lot more women appear to be hearing. About one in four are experiencing premature hair loss, whether it's thinning at the top of the scalp, a widening part or hairless …

Hair Care

23 and Me: My Favorite Edible Plants to Grow in Shade

In my first New York garden I grew rooftop crops in all-day sun: eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes—sunrise-to-sunset stuff. Two moves later, losing sun …

Gardening

11 Habits Of Ridiculously Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few--the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask …

How to recall your dog: 5 simple steps

Association and repetition in various environments a critical part of training<p>Calgary has more square kilometres of off-leash dog area than any other …

Pets

After Ikea: 10 mid-range furniture stores that won't break the bank

Graduating from Ikea? Here’s where to start<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information</i>.<p>What do you do when you graduate from Ikea? Where should you shop when you’ve outgrown the DIY-attitude of easy assembly and flat-packed …

Furniture

9 Desk Organizers to Declutter Your Workspace

So your favorite pen and other tools don't go missing<p>Many modern desks don't have drawers—and even if they do, some people might prefer to have …

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

Google

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

Chatbots

42 Ways To Make Your Entire Home Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

:: bookmarks for next weekend ::<p>Bathroom; Kitchen; Bedroom; Living Room; All Around the House; Garage, Basement, and Outdoors

7 Different Ways to Design a Simple Garden Walkway

Dream backyards don't come together all at once. It takes years of gardening and landscaping to create an oasis right at home. And much like the …

Landscaping

19 Healthy Foods You Should Give Your Dog

These are foods we normally wouldn't think to add to our dogs diet. They can be given as snacks, added as a flavor enhancer or made into homemade …

Homemade

10 Great Plants for Shade Gardening

<b>Lamium maculatum</b> (Dead nettle). A low, spreading plant with silvery foliage and purple, pink, red or white blooms in early summer. In shady …

10 Ways You're Ruining Your Hair but Don't Know It

Everyone knows that endless flatironing, bleaching, and using tons of styling product aren't exactly the best thing for your hair. But ponytails, clarifying shampoos, and repairing masks seem pretty harmless, right? The truth is, there are many healthy-ish or NBD habits that can actually lead to …

Summery Style: 9 DIY Rope Rug Projects to Try

While winter brings to mind ornate wool rugs and sturdy but plain salt- and snow-soaked doormats, summer rugs can be lighter and more playful. Buy …

Salt

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

The best mirrors

Whatever shape, size or design you pick, a mirror has the ability to complete alter the atmosphere of the room while adding a little bit of your own personality.<p>From antique to trendy, here are eight of our favourite mirrors.<p>1. Valentina Silver Mirror, from £320<p>This Baroque style mirror from Amara …

Famous Chefs Share Their Best Secrets For The Ambitious Home Cook

People always assume that a chef’s family eats like gods. It’s not true. I often find myself in a cooking rut. I work with food all day, so when I get home I’m out of ideas. My family has eaten so much penne with basil, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella that they can no longer come up with clever …

Recipes

10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

Nutrition

7 Plants You Can Start From Kitchen Scraps

Instead of throwing kitchen scraps into the compost bin, re-grow them!<p>Many of us have had the experience of reaching into a bag of onions to find new …

Gardening

Build This Sexy Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

4 Genius Old-World Cleaning Tips You Need to Try

A new book reveals methods that have stood the test of time<p>Modern technology has brought us a lot of incredible household inventions, but sometimes looking to the past is the best way to find simple solutions to everyday problems. That’s exactly what Lucy Lethbridge did for her new book <i>Mind Your</i> …