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10 Tested and Perfected Classic Southern Recipes

There's something deeply satisfying about Southern cooking. From red velvet cupcakes to buttermilk biscuits, these classic recipes won't disappoint!<p><b>1. Red Velvet Cupcakes</b><p>With their subtle chocolate flavor, deep mahogany color and lavish swirl of cream cheese frosting on top, who could possibly …

7 Delectable Desserts That Inspire 'Oohs' and 'Aahs'

We eat first with our eyes, so these impressive-looking desserts will get people talking.<p><b>1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie</b><p>Just mention chocolate and peanut butter and people will swoon. This tart -- with a chocolate crust, creamy peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache topping -- lives up to the …

Use this trick to see a map of everywhere your iPhone knows you've been

If you have location services enabled on your iPhone, you can see a map of all the places where you're iPhone has tracked your location. In addition to viewing a map, you can also see a list of all the places you've been.<p>The feature is easy to turn off, too, if the idea of your iPhone logging each …

iOS

Your New Favorite Chocolate Cake

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: The perfect chocolate cake recipe has been sitting in your pantry all along, patiently waiting for you to discover it.</i><p>Today feels like …

Dessert

Beer-Battered Onion Rings

The addition of high-quality beer and a tempura-like batter make these onion rings lighter and more flavorful than the greasy ones you might know.

Onions

Worth the Effort: 10 DIY Skills to Finally Master This Year

To truly master all the skills of maintaining a home is an exhaustive list and frankly, out of reach for many people. But even if knowing everything …

Home Improvement

Cheaply Chic: The Best Ways To Live Frugally, Without Compromising

There's no doubt that I love pretty things, but ultimately I'm a pretty cheap bastard and tend to hoard my pennies for the things I truly need and …

Design

Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …

7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Way Better Than Pie

<b>1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust & Caramel Sauce</b><p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but why not shake things up and make a pumpkin cheesecake instead? This 5-star recipe is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast -- and no one will miss that tired ol' pumpkin …

5 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes Just in Time For the Holidays

<b>1. Perfect Pumpkin Bread</b><p>I've tried many pumpkin bread recipes over the years, but none as good as this one. It's easy -- just a bit of mixing and stirring, pop it in the oven, and, in about an hour, you'll have a house smelling of sweet autumn spices and two scrumptious, pumpkiny loaves. <b>GET THE</b> …

Painting Ideas: How to Pull Off the Affordable & Graphic Paint Outline

Are you on the hunt for a unique way to apply paint to a room? A way that will highlight the architecture of a room? Add an exciting graphic feel to …

The Best Sweet Potato Cupcakes You've Ever Had

Sweet potato cupcakes are just what you should serve post-Thanksgiving dinner. One sweet little cupcake is the best way to end a fabulous meal.<p>Is it just me, or are sweet potatoes too often overlooked? They’re always given the backseat to Russet potatoes with dinner, which I honestly don’t …

iOS 8 - 25 hidden features from Apple’s new operating system

Apple’s latest operating system contains a host of new functions. To mine it for all its power, read our 25 tips<p>1. Emergency Health ID<p>Powered by Apple’s new HealthKit, Emergency Health ID allows anyone to access basic and potentially life-saving health information from your iPhone’s lock screen. To …

11 Most Anticipated New TV Shows of the Fall 2014 Season

The fall TV season is here and now it's time to decide which shows we're going to keep on our watching agenda, which shows we plan on cutting, and which <i>new</i> shows we're going to give a chance.<p>The freshman crop of programming in 2014 is a lot to take in, but we're here to help you figure out what's …

DIY

DIY: A Trio of Gift Wrapping Master Classes from the Doyenne of Presentation<p>by Meredith Swinehart<p>Steal This Look: The Instant Cocktail Party Kit, …

I'm Ready To Party! - Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

10 Reasons Car Wax is Your New Best Friend at Home

Car wax is designed to fill in scratches, protect paint jobs, and leave a slick shine on metal finishes. Why limit its use to automobiles? Turns out …

Wiping

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Articles about tiled bathrooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Coffee can be dreadfully serious.<p>The two Toronto curators behind this showcase for innovative Canadian design run through 10 of their current favorites.<p>Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.<p>Whether your bookcase spans an …

Avant-garde

Modern Extension Reshaping a Confusing Home Layout in Winchester, UK

Located in the outskirts of Winchester, United Kingdom, Kilham House was once a common looking building with a confusing layout. <b>AR Design Studio</b> came …

20 Stunning European Cities To Visit In Your 20s

From major metropolises to charming, overlooked locales, Europe is brimming with cities everyone should visit. But where does a penny-pinching, adventure-seeking twentysomething even begin when it comes to traveling Europe?<p>The big players -- London, Paris, Amsterdam -- are great. Those should be on</i> …

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Buying a Home

The process of <b>buying a home</b> could be summed up into 3 words — It. Is. Expensive. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or selling one dream home for …

24 Delicious Ways To Eat Quinoa For Breakfast

Start your day with a Super Food and watch what happens.

Furniture Rehab: A Beat-Up Dresser Gets Beautified

Leslie Pritchard, owner of Dallas-based furniture shop Again & Again, revamps a vintage find.<p>Again & Again owner Leslie Pritchard looked past this dresser's scratched facade and saw potential. With a little TLC, lots of sanding, and several coats of bright white lacquered paint this unwanted piece …

The Best Bookshelves Have This In Common

Give your bookshelves depth and glamour.<p>Deep blue, pale blue, denim blue...whatever the shade, it gives bookshelves depth and glamour. See the rooms that do it so right.

50 Minimalist Living Room Ideas For A Stunning Modern Home

Minimalism is essentially the art of being able to comfortably, conveniently and aesthetically <i>live with less</i>. While on the surface of it all, this …

Interior Design

Ask a Designer: How Do I Decorate a Bookshelf?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about decorating bookshelves. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future</b> …