Joanne Mead

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Your Favorite Rooms of the Week

See what's trending on Pinterest.<p>See what's popular on our Pinterest boards for the week of September 22, 2014. Follow us on Pinterest for more decor inspiration.

17 Quotes That Will Help You Discover Your Life's Purpose

A Fresh Bathroom Makeover for Less Than $100

This DIYer proves you don't have to sacrifice style on a strict budget.<p>When we spotted this bathroom makeover on Hometalk, we knew we had to read all about it. Urusula, the blogger behind Home Made by Carmona, stretched her DIY legs and wrote that she completed the transformation for just …

Housekeeping

A California House in Soft Shades by Designer Mary McDonald

A neutral setting created by interior designer Mary McDonald.<p>In a Los Angeles house, designer Mary McDonald made a color statement in a more modern way by showcasing a palette of creams and grays, where even the palest color will stand out. Read on for her neutral decor ideas.

How to Navigate the Murky Waters of Workplace Friendships: Wisdom from Adam Smith and Aristotle

<i>“A condition of friendship, is the abdication of power over another, indeed the abdication even of the wish for power over one another,”</i> Andrew Sullivan wrote in his beautiful meditation on why friendship is a greater gift than romantic love. <i>“As soon as a friend attempts to control a friend, the</i> …

Rethinking the Placebo Effect: How Our Minds Actually Affect Our Bodies

In 2013, Neil deGrasse Tyson hosted a mind-bending debate on the nature of “nothing” — an inquiry that has occupied thinkers since the dawn of recorded thought and permeates everything from Hamlet’s iconic question to the boldest frontiers of quantum physics. That’s precisely what <i>New Scientist</i> …

Alan Watts on the Difference Between Belief and Faith

A century and a half before Carl Sagan explored the relationship between science and religion, Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, contemplated the subject in a beautiful letter. Two centuries later, Alan Lightman crafted an enchanting definition of secular spirituality. This …

The Art of Looking: How to Live with Presence, Break the Tyranny of Productivity, and Learn to See Our Everyday Wonderland

For my book club collaboration with <i>The Dish</i>, Andrew Sullivan’s online oasis of intelligence and idealism, I had the pleasure of sitting down with cognitive scientist <b>Alexandra Horowitz</b> to discuss her immeasurably wonderful <b>On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes</b> (<i>public library</i>) — one of the best …

Fun July 4th Ideas!

Celebrate July 4th with this collection of great games, decorations, crafts, recipes, and more -- all perfect for an Independence Day party!<p>Print our template for the center (see below) on card stock. Cut out the circle, then trace it twice on corrugated cardboard. Cut out both circles. Make …

4 Company Perks That Cost Nothing -- But Mean Everything

Limitless Red Bull. Gourmet meals prepared by an on-site chef. Six months of paid maternity leave. If you’re one of the lucky few who work at a tech company flush with cash, you might have access to some amazing benefits like these.<p>But let’s get real. Unless your company is swimming in money, who …