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Simple Summer Meals (Cont'd)

We have passed that critical point in summer where I expend all of my energy throughout the day and have zero saved up to spend in the kitchen …

A 3-Step Trick for Buying the Right New Clothes From Now On

The closet of our dreams would be organized and clutter free but even better, it would only be filled with clothes that make us look and feel …

10 Ways to Make Your Home Happier

Create a cheery, inviting space.<p>From a fresh coat of white paint to choosing comfortable, neutral furniture, decorating experts share their advice on creating a cheery, inviting home.

40 Bedroom Colors That Will Make You Wake Up Happier

Because beige is no way to start the day.<p>These take-notice bedroom color ideas are total mood boosters. Once you've gotten all the inspiration you can here, check out our most stylish bedroom ideas.

Superbugs meet their match in rapid genome sequencing

It was the first sign of trouble. Three babies on the special care ward at Rosie Hospital in Cambridge tested positive for the MRSA superbug. Fearing an outbreak of the dangerous organism, managers ordered a deep clean. Staff duly disinfected the ward and went back to work as normal. Four days …

Inside A Paris Apartment Untouched For 70 Years

Frozen in time, this French apartment gives a rare look into a past era.<p>Imagine you stumbled upon a time capsule that gave you a never-before-seen look into another era—for French officials this came true when they discovered an abandoned apartment that had been left untouched for 70 years. The …

4 Dream Kitchens: Get the Look

One for every style.<p>Drawn from our October 2014 issue's featured stories, these rooms prove that the hardest-working space in the house can also be supremely stylish. There's one for every decorating style.

Tag: Kitchens

Kitchen of the Week: A Hip, Low-Key Kitchen in Topanga Canyon<p>by Annie Quigley<p>Steal This Look: A Courageously Colorful Kitchen for a New York Artist<p>by …

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Vanilla and yoghurt panna cotta with pomegranate jelly<p>Preparation time<p>over 2 hours<p>Cooking time<p>less than 10 mins<p>Serves<p>Serves 4<p>I love the contrast of the white and the red (my favourite colour) in this recipe. But after you have tried this recipe once, if you fancy it, mix up the fruit the next time …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

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3 Easy Steps to a Welcoming Entryway

Libby Langdon, designer and host of the TV show, Daykeover, shares an easy makeover for a foyer.<p>"Treat it as its own room, not just a pass-through space. Add a rug, a chair or bench, a table with books, a candle, a plant, to make guests — and you — feel at home as soon as they walk in. These ideas …

8 Jaw-Dropping Furniture Makeovers

Nancy Chua and Marcos Rodriguez, the duo behind family-owned Vintage Rehabs specialize in the restoration of vintage and antique furniture. Here, we take a look at some of the cherished pieces they've given new life.<p>Nancy Chua and Marcos Rodriguez, the duo behind family-owned Vintage Rehabs …

Garden Visit: Vita’s Sunset Garden

The Cottage Garden at Sissinghurst contains no white. It faces west and is full of opulent color and rich scent: a place to sit at the end of the …

Palette & Paints: Coastline-Inspired Blues

How to bottle up the ocean’s cool, tranquil blues and bring them home with us? Consider painting a ceiling, accent wall, or whole room. Here are …

5 Ways to Tell Your Story at Home

(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)<p>Think about this: if someone you didn't know was left alone in your home, what impressions about you would they come …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

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Polish Mother Of Two Takes Beautiful Pictures Of Kids Spending Their Summer In The Countryside

The series is inspired by my own childhood, when I used to visit my grandmother in the summer and spend my school vacations in the countryside. These …