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Science: Working Moms Have More Successful Daughters

Science says working moms have more successful adult daughters. Let's take a deeper look at what the research says.

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

The Classic Color Combination That Saved This Bathroom

Designer T. Keller Donovan's bathroom had nothing memorable about it — until he got in there with yards and yards of indoor-outdoor fabric and some truly unique pieces of furniture.<p><b>BEFORE: The bathroom had a bland color palette.</b><p><b>Christine Pittel: What was wrong?</b> <b>T. Keller Donovan:</b> It was bland. White …

Interior Design

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Lemon Butter from Alex Hitz

It's a delicious riff on a classic dish that can be whipped up in no time flat. Just remember three basic steps. Alex Hitz shares this delicious chicken recipe.<p>To me, there's really nothing better than sautéed chicken in a pan sauce. Done right, it can make a merely capable cook look like a …

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How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

The Easiest Way to Bring Scandinavian Style Into Your House

Colors in vaporous blues, soft grays & milky whites.<p>Vaporous blues, soft grays, milky whites — they capture light, especially northern light, in the most remarkable ways. Designers share their favorite Swedish colors.

15 Red, White and Blue Rooms That Are Impressively Patriotic

These stylish spaces proudly pay tribute to America all year long.<p>These stylish spaces proudly pay tribute to America all year long.

Flip for Decorating: The Bookcase

Learn how to arrange and decorate your bookcases to showcase your things.<p>Don't just fill your shelves. Color them, arrange them, decorate them, dress them, personalize them. The books you store on your shelves are just the beginning.

Home Decorating

Apple’s HomeKit partner Honeywell launches Lyric smart thermostat Nest competitor

With Apple stepping into the home automation arena by way of offering closer device integration through its new HomeKit API announced alongside iOS 8, just about every appliance in the home is potential for being refreshed and gaining deeper connectivity with our iPhones and iPads. Honeywell, a …

20 Gorgeous Outdoor Fabrics for Summer

Your outside space deserves to have some fun in the sun, too.<p>Your patio furniture needs to stand up to the weather — not to mention kids, pets and partygoers — but it can still make a stylish statement. Cover your daybeds, sofas and lounge chairs in one of these pretty textiles, and your outdoor …

How to Stop an Argument in Its Tracks

I think it's fair to say that the most common reason people argue is due to poor communication skills. While we were all taught many different subjects in school, healthy communicating generally wasn't one of them. There are many styles of communication, but for the sake of simplicity, I will break …

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

September 11, 2013<p><i>by</i> Sweet Basil — 100 Comments »<p>I know I’ve posted about a few things from Cafe Rio like this version of the pork, that’s totally …

Pure Genius: Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Seriously, why didn't someone think of these sooner?<p>Prepare to see a lot more avocados very soon: Menu trends experts recently named avocados the "ingredient of the year" at the 2013 MUFSO Supershow, a food-service industry conference. Get in on the trend by adding more avocados to your at-home …

54 Healthy Smoothies for Any Occasion

It’s near impossible to screw up a smoothie. Throw any combination of milk, fruit, nuts, and other goodies into a blender and presto: You’ve got …

Recipes