Erin Murray

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7 Beautiful Floor Design Ideas to Inspire Your Next Home Makeover

Whether you prefer a hard or soft floor, these ideas and tips are sure to inspire.<p>Changing the surface you walk on can have the same impact as painting your walls a whole new shade. Color, texture and pattern all do their part by creating style underfoot.<p>1. Ceramic & Porcelain<p>Tiles provide you with …

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How To Make Infused Water With Herbs (Or Anything!)

<i>How to make infused water with herbs (or anything!) is an easy, inexpensive way to make water a little more enticing. It's also versatile as heck,</i> …

The Best Kitchen Tech at IFA 2016

Our favorite new kitchen tech includes a garden that grows right in your kitchen, 24 hours a day.<p>1Bosch PerfectCook Cooktop<p>Tablet-connected, …

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The world's 30 greatest trips right now

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>Discovery is what travel is all about. And nothing …

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City Guide: New York City

The capital of the United States for a very short time, New York City would become the cultural capital of the world by the 20th century. Like Paris, it established that position by harboring artists of all stripes: writers, painters, dancers and musicians who carved out “scenes” that would change …

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12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

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For a Toronto couple with a love of minimalist Japanese architecture, a sleek, storage-packed kitchen was the first priority in...<p>There's definitely something for everyone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this year we spied practical advances in...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for …

19 Sugars & Sweeteners: Which Are Healthy?

<b>Will the REAL FOOD Sugar Please Stand Up?</b><p>I love sweet things. As a child I was addicted to white sugar and this caused many health problems. This is …

Healthy Homemade Banana Chocolate Ice Cream

<i>Kaley’s here today with one of our family’s favorite snacks. My littles totally think of this as dessert, which I love because it’s really nothing</i> …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

Colorful Smoothies and Juices to Kick the Winter Blues

<i>Do your kids drink smoothies and/or homemade veggie juice? A nutritious smoothie has been one of my go-to methods for getting S and C protien and</i> …

New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …

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The Basics Of Long-Term Travel And Backpacking

The holy grail of travelers, I was bitten by the backpacking bug when I was 18, while on a three-week long adventure through Europe with my best friend. It was after our freshman year of college so we were on a tight budget, opting for more of Eastern Europe than Western: Austria, Hungary, Czech …

Ten Life Tips For Digital Nomads

Ally Basak Russell, who leads the international marketing team at oDesk, a marketplace for online work headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., compiled a list of tips that have helped her find success as a digital nomad working in locations around the world. Russell, who is currently based in …

Is De-Stressing the Key to Weight Loss?

Why getting a grip emotionally just might help you drop more pounds<p>If you're no stranger to dieting, then you've probably tried a lot of popular tactics: low-carb eating plans, juice fasts, Paleo recipes, and cleanses. But interestingly, a new study from the University of Kentucky suggests that …

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48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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13 Financial Tips For Newlyweds

Congrats on your big day! As you begin to build your life together, you should talk about money. While it may not be easy, the number one rule is to be honest. “It’s all about a foundation for your relationship,” says Therese Nicklas, a certified financial planner with U.S. Wealth Management in …

The 8 Most Romantic Restaurants In New York City

Our friends at Zagat came up with a list of the most romantic restaurants in New York City, all perfect options for a Valentine's Day dinner date.<p>Restaurants were rated on a 30-point scale, in the categories of Food, Decor, and Service. Scores between 26 and 30 are typically reserved for …

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Barcelona's top museums and galleries

<i>This highlighted list of museums and galleries is taken from Lonely Planet's city guide to</i> <i>Barcelona</i><i>.</i><p>GALLERIES<p>CaixaForum<p><i>Image of CaixaForum by</i> <i>montuno</i><br>Housed in a former Modernista factory, an outstanding brick caprice by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this extensive private collection of contemporary art is …

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46 Yogurt Recipes for Sweet & Savory Fans

Yogurt goes with just about anything—here are our favorite yogurt recipes, from dips to sauces, breads, and cakes.<p>Yogurt is one of the few foods that lends itself seamlessly to both savory and sweet preparations. In fact, we're hard-pressed to come up with any foods that <i>don't</i> go well yogurt. Here …

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The Best New Cruises for Food Lovers in 2014

Sail the high seas with these cruises that put top focus on fare<p>When it comes to cruising, there is an ocean of options for the food-obsessed traveler. Here, the boats you won't want to miss in 2014—for dining experiences both at sea and in various food-focused ports.<p><b>The Booze Cruise</b><p>Thanks to a new …

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

Kala Chana (Black Chickpea Curry) - A Guess Post from Amee of Rabbit Food Rocks

<i>Kala Chana (Black Chickpea Curry)</i><p><i>Today’s guest post is from my friend Amee of Rabbit Food Rocks. We’ve been blog buddies for a couple years now. Amee</i> …

How to Make any Galette (or Crostata) in 7 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: With these 7 steps, you won't need a recipe to make rustic, free-form fruit tarts -- through summer and</i> …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

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