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50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

The Workshop and the Storefront

My wife is a jewelry designer. She has a workshop where she spends much her time hammering, soldering, tinkering, shaping, sawing, buffing, …

How to Make Your Tray Ceiling Feel Like Home

A house with a tray ceiling can be a selling point or a detriment, depending on how it’s styled. If styled poorly, it makes a room, whether it’s an …

This Houston family home exemplifies livable sophistication

Don’t let the chicness of this warm, contemporary Houston home fool you. “My clients have young kids, so while they love high style, everything is …

Interior Design

14 Tips For Incorporating Shiplap Into your Home

Farmhouse style decorating has been on the rise ever since the beginning of HGTV’s show Fixer Upper. Hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines, take houses from …

The Best Places to Shop for Design-Savvy Men Photos

The term <i>bachelor pad</i> tends to conjure visions of unkempt lairs replete with stacks of dirty dishes and mismatched furniture. But plenty of guys of all ages take pride in their homes, and for good reason: There are many stylish design companies geared toward men determined to outfit their pads in …

4 Tips on Generating Buzz for Your Business, According to a PR Expert for Startups

Here are some of the best ways to get people talking about your company.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Clarity PR -- a London-based firm that represents over 100 startups in industries ranging from consumer retail to fintech -- focuses exclusively on …

Business Strategy

The Worst of the Trump Cabinet’s Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

A week’s worth of grilling by the Senate has left Trump’s would-be Cabinet bruised and bloodied.<p>It has been a rocky week for <b>Donald Trump’s</b> Cabinet nominees, a ragtag group of billionaires, businessmen, former lobbyists, Goldman Sachs alumni, and all manner of other Washington swamp fauna. While the …

Make a Killer First Impression by Designing Your Own Brand Logo

If you were a logo, what would you look like? May sound like a silly question, but if you’re on the entrepreneurial path, it’s an important one. When you get right down to it, a good logo is what’s going to draw someone into your brand, whether it’s clicking your brand page, wearing your printed …

How to Host a Wine Tasting Without Thinking Too Much

Three easy themes to help sharpen your senses.<p>When wine pros gather in tasting groups, it’s not to <i>ooh</i> and <i>ahh</i> over exceptional bottles. OK, we do that …

TED's secret to great public speaking | Chris Anderson

170 Renowned Academics Talk About Why They Disbelieve, or Believe, in God

Whether we choose to affiliate with any sort of atheist movement or not, many people raised in theistic religions came over time to see God as a …

Download Hundreds of Van Gogh Paintings, Sketches & Letters in High Resolution

As a callow young art student in high school, I dearly wanted, and tried, to see the world with the same furious intensity as Vincent van Gogh, and …

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Big Idea: Marijuana Reaches New Highs

Reduced restrictions will make it easier for scientists to study pot's potential<p>It’s now easier to buy marijuana in the U.S. for personal consumption than it is for scientists to procure it for research: 23 states and D.C. have legalized it (at least as medicine), and several others may have it on …

Leonardo da Vinci’s Handwritten Resume (1482)

We know that Michelangelo wrote grocery lists; now we have evidence that Leonardo wrote resumes. "Before he was famous, before he painted the Mona …

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Good Short Story

When it came to giving advice to writers, Kurt Vonnegut was never dull. He once tried to warn people away from using semicolons by characterizing …

How to hold a kitchen knife without cutting your fingers off

The best way to lose a digit before dinner is by holding the knife the wrong way.<p>Grip the handle close to the blade and pinch the blade between your …

15 Ways In Which You Ruin Your Life Even If You Don't Notice It

Life is like a house that needs to be built and maintained. People try to avoid many realities and continue to ruin what’s good in their life without …

5 Women Reveal Why They Went Home with Him

What you can learn about seduction from successful one-night stands<p>When you’re unattached, it’s exciting to imagine the hookup potential around every corner.<p>The fantasy makes sense: “Sex is hotter when it’s a little transgressive,” says Stephen Snyder, M.D., a sex and relationship therapist in New …

10 healthy eating habits that will change your life

Nutrition experts dole out a ton of advice about how to eat well—and, most importantly, not lose your mind doing it. But there are some tips that stand the test of time, and that experts themselves follow. (Because yes, they're human, too.) Here are 10 habits they live by—and that will change the …

101 free things to do in London

Give your credit card a rest with these 101 fabulous London freebies.<p>Free museums<p>1. Come face-to-face with a roaring T-Rex and experience the …

England

What are keys to good startup storytelling?

<i>This is an excerpt from Storytelling for Startups by Mark Evans. The book is published by 2015 © Doris Chung Publisher Production Solutions and is available</i> here<i>.</i><p>Story-driven marketing comes down to a few key ingredients.<p><b>1. Being customer-centric:</b> Many startups fail at storytelling because they …

15 Useful Sites To Master Drawing With Fun

Drawing is producing a picture by making lines and marks, especially with a pen, pencil, and paper. What is drawing when there is no fun, enjoyment, …

The Golden Rules Of Persuasive Essay Writing

Writing persuasive pieces is incredibly common in the real world. Writing a cover letter for a job, applying for a bank loan, or submitting business …

Grill the Ultimate French Toast

Lend your breakfast some firepower<p>This time of year, there are few happier places to be than standing beside your grill. This recipe gives you yet another excuse to enjoy that happy place.<p>Yes, grilled French toast, flecked with a slightly bitter char that complements sweet toppings, delivers an …