Kathy Merrill-Foote

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Iowa law enforcement officials decertify convicted former Dubuque officer

State law enforcement officials decertified a former Dubuque police officer who sexually abused a teenage girl.<p>The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy …

The Young and the Restless

Take a look inside a cozy retreat with gorgeous interiors and a special surprise

This tasteful and eclectic cottage in Napa Valley, California looks like the perfect retreat for a creative artist. The home was built in 1952 and is …

Fakin' Bacon

For some of us, there is nothing like the smell of bacon cooking in the kitchen on a Sunday morning. The sweet and smoky aroma takes over the room as …


Hardscaping 101: Garden Sheds

Yearning for an outdoor storage closet? A garden shed can offer that and much more. From the simple to the sublime, garden sheds serve up space, …


Will ‘Secret Life of Pets’ Make Chris Meledandri a Household Name?

Chris Meledandri doesn’t exactly exude power.<p>Many studio chiefs thrive on the grip and grin of Hollywood events, hogging the attention and drinking …


Here are 10 Simple Household Hacks to Help You Master Summer

In case the last few days caused you forget, there are plenty more ways to enjoy summer besides wandering around playing Pokémon Go. Luckily, the …

The Best Shows for DIY Addicts

"Do it yourself" starts by picking up the TV remote. Then simply press the "Power" button -- you're doing great so far. Now flip through the channels or hit up your favorite streaming service till you find one of these DIY addict-approved shows. Because learning painting, interior design, or …

Tori Spelling

DIY recycling machines create custom plastic products at home

Makers can now download Precious Plastics' open source designs for their modular upcycling machines.<p>14 Jul 2016<p>Precious Plastic is trying to rid the …

Alaskan mom builds lovely tiny house -- and is offering the plans for free (Video)

Building your own home or even your own furniture can be daunting, especially if you have little experience with power tools, and no foggy idea on …

10 favorite online shops for vintage finds

Happy Friday loves! Today, I'm sharing another Friday <i>Where to Shop</i>. This week, I am featuring my <b>10 Favorite Online Shops for Vintage Finds</b>.<p>The thrill of the hunt! Don't you love it?! You enter the jungle of dust and the discarded and come out on the other side hauling out the treasure. Pretty darn …


Fielding a Lowball Purchase Offer on Your Home

You just received a purchase offer from someone who wants to buy your home. You’re excited and relieved, until you realize the purchase offer is much …

Real Estate

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What Happens When You Stop Eating Rancid Oils and Sugar

It’s monumentally perturbing that most of our “food” is contaminated with oxidized oils and copious amounts of sugar. According to this infograph the …


8 Creative Ways to Decorate & Customize the Kura Bed --> http://on.apttherapy.com/5SaM1k The frame of the Kura lends itself so easily to creative interpretation and decorating. Here are examples of ways parents have gussied up their Kuras:

The King of Curl

Jerome Larson, 73, has endured a few strokes, has an ongoing heart condition and at times loses his sense of balance. But none of that stops him from returning to the curling rink.<p>Between the roar of 44-pound kettle-shaped granite stones sliding across the ice, the hollering of patrons yelling …

20 New Yorker Design Stories To Read Now

Curl up with your iPad while the archives are free<p>So far, the best thing about the <i>New Yorker</i>’s digital revamp is not the new site design, but rather the opening of the magazine’s storied archives. For the next three months, articles dating back to 2007 (plus select additional features) are free to …

Bottega Veneta

10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.

Napa Valley

How Censors Killed The Weird, Experimental, Progressive Golden Age Of Comics

In the 1940s, comic books were often feminist, diverse, and bold. Then the reactionary Comics Code Authority changed the trajectory of comic book culture for good.<p>Comics histories sometimes reduce the Golden Age to the Superman Age: an era of lily white, squeaky-clean, manly-man heroes punching …

Graphic Novels

DIY: 7 Best Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

I’m a romantic, and so at the risk of facing commenter-wrath, I’m going to say it: The season’s first mosquito bite isn’t such a bad thing. It’s how …

Alternative Medicine

Today's Style Secret

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The 2015 Color Trends You NEED to Know Now

Design color trends<p>We asked 11 top designers to predict the design color trends of the upcoming year. From olive greens and bright patterns, to "Monet meets Molly Ringwald," these chic combinations may be the next big thing.

Interior Design

10 Apps That Will Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Android launchers allow you to make your phone even more personal and catered to your specific tastes.<p>A launcher is essentially a home screen replacement for your Android phone.<p>You can turn them on or off whenever you like, which means you can change the look and feel of your phone's software at …