Bex Ní Cormac

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Why Nintendo Needs To Stay In The Hardware Business, Regardless Of The Wii U

The debate over Nintendo's future rages on thanks to the disappointing sales figures of the Wii U console which has consistently under-performed since its launch late last year.<p>Recently I argued that the Japanese game maker should start development immediately on a replacement console, riffing off …

20 Ways to Update Your Dining Room Under $20


11 Easy Holiday Decorating Tips from Top Bloggers

Camille Styles, Style Me Pretty, and more.<p>Must-follow bloggers share their signature, seasonal tip.


101 Party Dos & Don'ts

How to throw a bash that guests will never forget.<p>For <i>House Beautiful</i>'s ultimate entertaining guide, we asked our favorite designers, event planners, and bloggers for advice about how to host a successful soiree. The experts share their easy tips for setting a stunning dinner table, creating an …


The 10 Best Video Games of 2013

This year in gaming has brought us expansive sequels, next-generation hardware, and interesting new properties from studios both big and small. For …

7 Cool LED Lighting Designs

Innovative, sculptural, and sleek light designs.<p>New LED bulbs last up to 10 times longer than compact fluorescents, more than 20 times longer than incandescents, and can be made in an astonishing variety of sizes. The results? Designs that are innovative, sculptural, and sleek.


Painted ladies: why women get tattoos

Why are so many women getting tattoos? Eight inked women reveal the appeal of permanent markings. Photographs by Christina Theisen and Eleni Stefanou<p>The first tattoo I ever saw belonged to my grandad. He had it done in Scotland during his national service in the 50s, so the tattoo must have been …

Beyoncé's new album: five flawless looks

From Givenchy to Alexander Wang, Beyoncé's eponymous new album comes with 17 videos – and many, many fabulous outfits<p>Jealous<p>Watch a preview of the video here.<br>If you're Beyoncé, wearing a cropped lace blouse and corset pants is probably perfectly acceptable as dinner party attire. She wears the …

Are you right-brained or left-brained?

Follow these instructions to find out which side of your brain is dominant and how it may explain your personality.<p>In no particular order, I am visual, outspoken, artistic, impulsive, intuitive, a daydreamer and disorganised. I am right-brained, according to this uncannily accurate guide to …


How to dress: jackets

'There will always be a need for a status jacket'<p>There is power dressing, and there is status dressing. Power dressing is about work; status dressing is about a more subtle wielding of position, wealth and influence. Society women had status dressing, even back when only actual queens had power. …

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