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Must See: A Gorgeous North Carolina Garden Transformation

Every garden has a story to tell, says landscape designer Jay Sifford. Opening his ears and heart, he cultivated beauty from desolation.<p>Jay Sifford …

Landscaping

15 Easy Dinners That Start with Shredded Chicken

Weeknight cooking is a slog, even under the best circumstances (add in one late meeting and it’s cold cereal all around). Our secret weapon? Shredded …

Cooking

9 Foundations That Hold Strong Even on the Hottest, Sweatiest Days

Summer beauty is something we look forward to every year, yet looking polished this time of year can be tricky. Next-level humidity and long days—not …

Makeup

How to Propagate Plants Even If You’re a Beginner

<i>The Sill’s mission is to empower all people to be plant people. So we’re kicking off a new series committed to growing your green thumb. Follow along in the months of April and May for all the gardening tips, hacks, and inspo you need. Happy planting!</i><p>Propagating plants might sound like a daunting …

Plants

Sensational Recipes to Celebrate Spring

Fast, fun, and easy ways to brighten up your weeknight suppers and spring parties alike.<p>Now that April showers are finally giving way to May flowers, …

Cooking

10 Colorful, Low-Maintenance Plants for Window Boxes

The ideal plants for window boxes are colorful, can withstand sun or part shade and don't have finicky watering requirements. Here are ten that fill …

Home Depot

10 Deep Questions That Could Help You Live Your Best Life

Checking in with yourself regularly is a great way to stay in tune, practice self-care and ensure that you’re living your best life. As an added bonus, being happy and healthy will give you the awesome energy you need to care for the people you love while crushing your professional goals. Read on …

Happiness

5 New Brands That Prove Korean Skincare Is Still One to Watch

It’s no secret that Korean skincare has long been ahead of the game. According to insiders, the research that’s driving beauty innovation in Seoul is …

Skin Care

How to Do a Dutch Braid | Byrdie

Once upon a time, the term “boxer braids” was not even in our vocabulary, but that feels like a lifetime ago. Now boxer braids have become a …

Hairstyling

Give Yourself a Lymphatic Drainage Facial

It’s easier than you think.<p>The upside of all our bad weather is that there’s absolutely no shame in being a couch potato. And why not be a beautiful couch potato, while you’re sipping tea and catching up on your shows? One of my favorite at-home facial techniques to do when I have the time is …

Skin Care

The best climbers for shade

Our gardening expert on how she quickly improved the view from her washing-up bowl<p>I have been washing up looking out on a wooden fence for over 10 years. Once, I tried to rectify this with hanging pot holders – but it was a sad attempt. Most of the path runs down the side return, so it is …

Climbing

Francis Bacon shreds Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol in unheard tape

British master calls Johns painting False Start ‘ridiculous’ and Warhol’s works ‘very bad’<p>They are two of the most revered American pop artists of the 20th century, but Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol were a source of derision for Francis Bacon, according to previously unheard recordings released to …

Fine Art

Prettiest Spring Polishes You Need Now

Fresh, fabulous, and every reason you need to splurge on that new pair of sandals.<p>Ah, spring. Time for outdoor markets reopening, penciling in …

Country Lifestyle

The 9 Best International Skin-Care Products You've Never Heard Of

People travel the world for a bevy of reasons, but most of the time — in one way or another — it's because they want to explore the unknown and discover what other countries and cultures are doing differently. (Or you know, better.) A prime example is the not-so-recent-anymore rise in Korean skin …

Skin Care

Birth Charts 101: An Astrology Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Planets

<i>Welcome, cosmic warriors. I'm Aliza Kelly Faragher, your resident astrologer, and this is Aliza's Allure Astrology, a column dedicated to astrology, esotericism, and all things magick. Today, we're getting acquainted with planetary meanings and the basics of birth charts.</i><p>The stars offer boundless …

10 Self-Watering Planters That Make Gardening SO Much Easier

It’s never been trendier to have a lush, plant-filled home. With snake plants popping up all over Instagram and the “jungalow” look going strong, it can seem like everybody is a total natural when it comes to keeping plants alive. But here’s a secret: Even the most forgetful plant lover can bring …

Gardening

Macramé: it’s knot like the Seventies

For those of a certain age, the word “macramé” might spark painful memories of fringed waistcoats, owl wall-hangings, and rope hammocks.<p>The craft of knot tying was the fad of the Seventies. You weren’t truly a free spirit unless you could knock out a macramé string purse. That was, until, like …

How to Wire a Light

Trying to wire a light in your home can be intimidating. After all, wiring involves electricity, and electricity can be dangerous. However, by taking …

9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math …

Mathematics

Here are the Best Paint Colors for Your Small Bathroom

(Image credit: Our Humble Abode)<p>When it comes to painting small bathrooms, it can be a real challenge to figure out how to make them feel both bigger …

Home Decorating

February To-Do: 10 Flowers and Ferns to Preorder Now

February doesn’t need to be the low point of the gardening year. A safe way out of darker days and enforced inactivity is planning and reflection: …

Exercises You Can Literally Do Without Leaving Your Bed

Ever have a day where you plan to get in a morning workout—but when the time comes the thought of getting out of bed feels basically impossible? Or …

Workouts

6 Natural Beauty Ingredients You Need In Your Skincare Routine

Nurture your complexion with some of Mother Nature’s most powerful botanicals, handpicked to solve your biggest skin-care concerns.<p>Tiger Grass: …

13 Sexy Lingerie Finds You’ll Wear Way Past Valentine’s Day

Clothing

Go Low-Key & Shop 14 of Our Favorite All-Black Sneakers Available Now

With the sneaker industry seemingly inundated with chunky, somewhat “ugly” sneakers such as Balenciaga’s much-discussed Triple S silhouette (even …

Desert Rose-Bonsai-Like Plant

Adenium Desert Rose is commonly known by its dark red flowers and a swollen succulent stem. It is frequently referred to as Adenium Obesum, the plant …

Did you know, plants absorbs harmful radiation also ? Try these top 10 plants

• <b>Ocimum sanctum (Kapoor Tulsi)</b><p>From the family of lamiaceae. Its an sacred Indian plant from ancient times. Have properties to cure varied diseases. It …

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

5 Sneakers You'll Want To Wear All Spring

In an oversaturated sneaker market, staying relevant isn't an easy feat. But when you're dealing with a classic like Reebok's Freestyle Hi …