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I Tried a Eucalyptus Comforter, and Here’s What It Did for My Love Life

My boyfriend and I have dated since college, a saga in bedding that has seen our childhood quilts graduate to cheapo poly-fill “comforters” to the …


12 Healthy Easter Desserts for a Light Yet Satisfying Finale

Sabayon, a light, frothy French custard sauce, is flavored with delicate elderflower liqueur. It turns poached rhubarb into a luscious dessert and balances out the fruit's tartness beautifully.


We Can't Get Enough of This Gorgeous Old/New Bathroom Trend

I think it's fair to say that I think about tile a bit more than the average person. I also get very excited about tile trends, and one of my …

Interior Design

Celtic Knot Cookies

Sometimes called jumbles, these intricate butter cookies date back to medieval times. They're flavored with vanilla and two kinds of seeds -- anise and caraway.

Butter Cookies

Welsh Cakes

A cross between a cookie, scone, and pancake, these intriguing treats are cooked on a griddle, not baked (despite its other name, Welsh bakestones). Martha's version is spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and studded with dried currants and candied lemon peel.


Martha's Scottish Shortbread

A touch of rice flour is the secret to perfectly crisp shortbread. With such a short ingredient list, it's important to use the best-quality salted butter you can find.


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6 Air-Cleaning Plants That Basically Do Your Spring Cleaning for You

And they’re a lot prettier than a vacuum, that’s for sure.<p>A good houseplant is next best thing to a live-in housekeeper. They add a little pizazz and cosiness wherever you place them, and they can even help you get a better night's sleep.<p>With help from <i>Houseplants for a Healthy Home</i> by Jon VanZile — …


This Twitter Account Is Surprisingly Funny (and Useful)

Twitter is a flawed, maddening, beautiful place that can be pretty taxing sometimes. But there is a beacon in the dark, a lighthouse amongst the …

Social Media

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

Take a Tour of an Inviting, Japanese-Inspired Home in London

<b>Name:</b> Yoko Kloeden, her husband and their three kids <b><br>Location:</b> Richmond — London, UK <b><br>Size</b><i>:</i> 1,560 square feet <b><br>Years Lived In:</b> 2 years, owned<p>Originally …

Farrow & Ball

Shira's Vegetarian Chili

The trick to getting this meatless chili on the table in under an hour? Starting with marinara sauce. Plus, it gives the stew a long-simmered flavor that everyone will love.


Tortilla Espanola with Chorizo

Diced chorizo contributes a spicy note to tortilla espanola, a classic egg dish with potatoes and onion.


10 Go-To IKEA Products Designers Buy Again and Again

Do you ever walk into a stylish space and mentally try to decipher storied or custom pieces from those that were shipped in a flat pack from IKEA? …

Home Decorating

Go Global: 24 Baby Names Inspired by Countries Around the World

Every parent wants to give their child the world — so when it comes to baby name inspiration, why not let your mind travel to far-off places? Familiar enough to be spelled correctly on Starbucks cups yet unique enough not to make the Social Security database, these names are ideal for globetrotting …

Social Security

The Easiest Way to Handle Your Spring Cleaning This Year

Yes, it's that time of year again. Get your spot cleaner and grout brushes ready, but this time around you can eighty-six the dread. We're here to …


This Week's Fixer Upper Featured Its First-Ever Apartment

We're used to seeing Chip and Joanna Gaines tackle country homes in the rolling hills of Waco, TX, but the dynamic duo is finally taking on an …

Joanna Gaines

This ice cube tray hack is the easiest way to make chocolate-covered strawberries.

Before and After: This Bedroom Makes Beige Carpet Look Good

When a DIY enthusiast moved from British Columbia to Toronto to be with her husband, she knew <i>something</i> had to be done about his nearly empty bedroom. …

British Columbia

There Was a Royal Wedding in Peru Over the Weekend — And It was Spectacular

Princess Eugenie and Beatrice were there!<p>Counting down the days until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot? Fortunately, there was another beautiful royal wedding over the weekend to tide you over.<p>On Friday, Prince Christian of Hanover, second in line to the erstwhile Hanoverian throne, …


Southwest's Spring Sale Has Flights Starting at $49 Each Way

Are you in part of the country that's getting hit with a spring storm? Now might be a good time to book some travel out of town. Luckily, Southwest …

Puerto Rico

Swimsuit styles have changed SO much over the years.

A Visit to the Nordic Islands Where Polar Bears Outnumber People

Longyearbyen at dusk in Spitsbergen, Svalbard<p>For travelers who are attracted to the ends of the earth, the Norwegian islands of Svalbard have a certain allure. The area is home to the northernmost towns in the world and more polar bears than people, while still playing host to a growing number of …

European Travel

20 Ultra-Modern Easter Eggs That Were Made for Pinterest

When I was a kid, there was really only one way to decorate Easter eggs, and it involved my parents buying a box of dye tablets at the supermarket, …


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Kate Middleton's Latest Outfit Is Like Nothing We've Seen Her Wear Before

Looks like the Duchess is taking a style cue from Princess Diana!<p>While the East Coast is currently battling another nor'easter, Kate Middleton is clearly ready for spring based on today's visit to the Royal Society of Medicine in London. The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out wearing a bright green …

Jenny Packham

Cheesecake + crescent rolls = our newest obsession.

Where We Shop: Making Room for Indie Shops and Box Stores

Last week we had a community discussion about <b>trends</b>. I wanted to talk about <i>why</i> my thoughts on them had changed and what that shift taught me about …

UX Design

9 Truly Unexpected Places to Add Color to Your Home

Nothing perks up a space quite like a bit of color. If you're looking to add some character and cheer to your home, you don't have to limit yourself …

Los Angeles