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Flower power: Woman creates elaborate works of art only using plants

Sometimes the most beautiful works of art come straight from Mother Nature.<p>Chicago-based mother-daughter duo Vicki and Brooke Rawlins run Sister …

Recycling

Walk this way: exploring Greece's lesser-known north

This self-guided walking itinerary takes you from remote mountain villages to cliff-top monasteries, via the world's deepest gorge. Set out on foot to explore this lesser-known region of northern Greece...<p>‘I want you to try everything,’ says Elli Papageorgiou, emerging from the kitchen of her small …

Hiking

Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 7 Things Today

Train your mind to move away from these behaviors to make your life easier.<p>There are plenty of things you can, theoretically, add to your life to be happier.<p>Exercise! Gratitude! Spending time with friends! Hooray!<p>What's more surprising is that there are plenty of things you can take <i>out</i> of your life …

Self-help

Articles about 7 minimal rooms done white on Dwell.com - Dwell

Many of us are guilty of thinking of laundry rooms as unremarkable or unattractive parts of our home that don't require much...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>According to Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan …

13 New Landscape Design Ideas to Steal in 2015

Good garden design can change your life–and remove boundaries between indoors and out to increase living space. We’ve rounded up 13 new ideas to …

Landscaping

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

Cleaning

12 Cozy Cabins You Can Rent Right Now

Winter is coming. Actually, scratch that. Winter is here. You could try to stick it out, brave that eminent polar vortex and elbow your way into a cab to avoid the cold. Or you can forget all that, play hooky and escape to a charming cabin where suddenly the chilly winter weather is less of a drag …

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

Hair

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Happiness

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

Cleaning

25 Lessons About Life I Learned in 25 Years

My life doesn’t look anything like I thought it would at 25. I don’t have a great job, my car barely gets me from point A to B, and I exercise just …

Motivation

48 Fun and Festive Halloween Baked Goodies

If you couldn’t tell by all of the amazing Halloween DIYs and snack mixes floating around the Brit + Co site right now, we love Halloween. And you know what pairs perfectly with Halloween festivities besides a creative costume? Halloween-themed baked goods. Here’s a mega lineup of some seriously …

19 Fantastic Fall Cocktails

Bring it on, fall. It’s officially time to put your shorts aside, dig out your sweaters and start replacing flats with booties. As you honor the seasons changing, don’t forget to dress your drinks properly, too. Add some cider to your sangria, some apple to your martini and some pumpkin spice to …

120 Creative DIY Couples Costumes for Halloween

Oh, Halloween — a holiday that is quickly trumping Valentine’s Day on the couples bonding front. From way too cutesy to totally creepy, the Internet is running rampant with DIY inspiration in the world of couples costumes, and Brit + Co is no exception. From the ’80s to the ’90s with a lot of …

15 Quick Beauty Tips for Mamas On the Go

Listen, we totally get it. How are you supposed to look all cute and collected when your morning routine consists of chasing your mini-me around making sure they don’t wreak havoc on your house? Clearly they didn’t get the memo: The only thing we need more than our beauty sleep is a little downtime …

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

A Peek At New York's $95 Million Apartment

After three years of construction, the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere is finally complete (and it's higher than the Empire State Building).<p>One can only dream what it's like to wake up in a bed made of clouds at 1,396 feet in the air, surrounded by sprawling 10x10-feet …

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How to Make Chinese Steamed Buns from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Whether you like your Chinese buns plain or filled, steamed or pan-fried, sweet or savory,</i> <i>Cynthia of Two Red Bowls</i> <i>is here to show you how to make</i> …

20 Habits That Will Make You Highly Successful

<i>The most successful people in the world</i> are the most motivated – correct?<p>Not entirely.<p><i>It isn’t motivation that creates success, but habit and action</i>. …

16 Things to Let Go to Live a Truly Happy Life

<b>“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” ~Jim Rohn</b><p>Sometimes I feel like I’ve spent the …

This marketing platform helped Samsung beat Apple … and predicts the future with 78% accuracy

Facebook wants to be the social layer for the web. Google wants to be the discovery layer, and PayPal wants to be the financial layer.<p>Networked Insights, however, wants to be the consumer intent layer.<p>In other words, a crystal ball — that works — for marketers.<p>Google knows a lot about the world, …

20 More Mouthwatering Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Can we tell you a secret? You ready? <i>Brunch is so much better at home</i>. Yes, we love going out for eggs and an unlimited mimosa bar as much as the next girl, but when it comes to Mother’s Day, the best restaurant in town is in your house. You can customize the menu of your dreams and hang out with …

5 reason why Starbucks is the only office you need

Being an entrepreneur of a start-up in Singapore is a fascinating experience. You really do look after every cent and Singapore’s array of public …

Howard Schultz

100 Inspirational Quotes To Help You Gain & Maintain Momentum

Post written by Katie Milton.<p>The desk is littered with lists. Things to do, problems to solve, calls that need to be returned. The phone is ringing …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …

Self-improvement

The real ragù: 10 things you didn't know about authentic spaghetti bolognese

Slurping an authentic spaghetti bolognese in the city of its origin, Bologna, is on every gourmet traveller’s bucket list. But there are many misunderstandings about this world-famous Italian dish.<p>1. It’s not served on spaghetti<p>The true vehicle for bolognese sauce is tagliatelle, a ribbon-like …

Italian Food

David Lebovitz's Steak with Mustard Butter

<i>All week long David Lebovitz -- professional cook, baker, and blogger -- will be sharing recipes from his new book, My Paris Kitchen. Follow along to win one of six copies we're giving away -- and find out why Paris really is always a good idea.</i><p><i>Today: A trip to Paris is as easy as making this</i> …