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Easy Roasted-Garlic Focaccia That's Too Good to Share

Anyone who understands evolution knows that it doesn't <i>necessarily</i> lead from simpler to more complex life-forms. Rather, it leads to life-forms better suited to their environments. The evolution of recipes is similar: It's not that every new recipe is <i>better</i> than its immediate predecessor; it's just …

Recipes

You May Soon Be Able To Take A Drug To Prevent Depression

At TED, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman talked about pharmaceutical methods of preventing stress as a way to stop depression before it starts.<p>Right now, someone with depression has only two clinical options: antidepressants (that often don’t work particularly well) and therapy. But there soon may …

20 Maker-Made Projects for Earth Day

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day was declared as a day to honor our amazing planet, consider the environmental issues it faces, and focus on formulating viable solutions. Who better to throw a hat in the ring but makers? The formidable cleverness, creativity, and compassion of makers shines …

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Do you worry a lot? Sometimes over things you absolutely can't control, so that worrying about them serves no practical purpose? Do you think you worry too much? Do you worry that all this worrying may not be good for you?<p>Most of us do at least some of this kind of worrying at least some of the …

Research

Brown Sugar Bundt Cake ~ 4th House on the Right

Every week, I make some sort of homemade sweet treat for my family, and to share with friends & neighbors. Every now & then I get a little …

One Room Challenge ~ Week 2 ~ DIY Elevated Garden Beds ~ 4th House on the Right

In week 1 of the One Room Challenge, I mentioned that our backyard makeover needed to be done in stages in a specific order. Last week, we completed …

One Room Challenge ~ Week 1 ~ Backyard Makeover ~ 4th House on the Right

Well y’all, the One Room Challenge is underway again for Spring 2017.<p>I joined in as a guest participant for the 1st time last Fall (2016) & had a …

What is Green Design? ~ 4th House on the Right

I’ve been getting this question quite a bit lately. “What is Green Interior Design? What do you mean by “Sustainable Design”?” I don’t think people …

23 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Website

So let’s just say you’re a budding entrepreneur. You’ve gone into business for yourself and setup that all-important website. It’s your digital storefront. No need for that brick-and-mortar store anymore. No need for the random person to patronize your shop from the street. Today, all you need are …

Marketing

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things | Inc.com

If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>This means having a good understanding of what makes humans tick. As you scroll further down, …

Self-improvement

5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People | Inc.com

Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not responsible.<p>Here's what you <i>are</i> responsible for, and what you</i> …

Happiness

The Essential (and Not-so-Essential) Vinegar Every Kitchen Needs

From balsamic to Chinkiang, the complete guide to the sour stuff<p>There once was a time when I would go to great lengths to avoid anything that tasted …

Eggplant Bacon Is Here For Vegans Who Still Want Their Bacon Fix

All the smoky goodness, none of the meat.<p>Whatever reason you have for keeping meat out of your diet ― veganism, a vegetarian lifestyle, or taking on a healthy diet of some sort ― abstaining from bacon can be one of the trickiest challenges. No matter how much you don’t <i>want</i> to eat the porky, fatty …

This is the one food you must try in 47 European countries

Ultimately, it's about that single life-changing bite. It might come while you're standing at a crowded Christmas market with a hot, sweet pastry in hand, or while you're sitting in a Michelin-starred restaurant, clinking glasses of local wine with new friends. After all, when you travel, food is …

Cauliflower Is the New Cream: How to Make Rich, Savory Vegan Creamed Spinach

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>Did you try making the vegan saag paneer recipe I just published? You did? And you liked it? Woohoo! I was so darned happy with the results, it struck me that adapting the technique to …

19 Vegan Substitutes to Impress Your Meat-Loving, Cheese-Crazy Friends

When Kenji introduced the Vegan Experience, one of his goals was to prove that there's more to veganism than vegetable-protein substitutes that attempt, usually without much success, to mimic the flavors and textures of meat and dairy. Our focus in developing vegan recipes has instead been to …

Cooking

Hardscaping 101: Built-in Barbecues

Food cooked outdoors tastes better. And while the phrase “outdoor kitchen” can describe a setup as modest as a grill on wheels, a built-in barbecue …

Landscaping

6 Classic 'Good Eats' Moments to Get You Excited for Its Return

It's all too easy to rely on the same recipes we've been perfecting since we were old enough to see over the kitchen counter, never questioning if …

DIY Marble Tile Tabletop ~ 4th House on the Right

When I decided to remix our master bedroom for the ORC, I wanted to use an antique vanity that I got at a community garage sale. The table had no top …

Let's Talk About Good Art ~ 4th House on the Right

They say that art, or the reaction to it, is subjective. It may be, but I say talent is talent. I may not like something but I would have to …

Moisturizing Semi-Homemade Body Wash Using Castile Soap ~ 4th House on the Right

Being the naturalista that I am, for years I have used castile soap to wash my hair. On a whim I started using it as body wash, mainly because I was …

7 Books to Help You Slow Down and Cheer Up

We live in a fast-paced, frantic, noisy, and highly overcharged society. Wired in more ways than one, the thought of disconnecting strikes fear in the hearts of most. We are addicted to speed — online, in life, and even in our dreams. But is this constant push forward healthy? Are our never-ending …

Kitchen Gadgets

A Hugh Newell Jacobsen-designed home can be yours for $295K, plus more for significant repairs

It’s a bargain for enthusiasts of Jacobsen’s work<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania<p><b>Price:</b> $295,000<p>Another home designed …

Swimming Pools

These IKEA Kitchen Cabinets Are Made Out of Recycled Materials

Feel like an eco-friendly saint with these sleek matte black cabinets.<p>Scandinavian design is known for its staple hue of matte black, but IKEA is going green with its newest line of cabinets (which of course, still comes in matte black).<p>The Swedish retailer recently engineered kitchen cabinets that …

Design

Kitchen Cabinets Organizers That Keep The Room Clean and Tidy

Keeping the kitchen clean and organized is no easy task. It is, however, easier to achieve that when there’s a designated space for everything and …

Challenge Yourself With Some Simple DIY Storage Ideas

A well-organized home is also a comfortable one. Having enough storage for everything offers a really nice sense of accomplishment and only in time …

35 Snacks That Prove Italians Do Appetizers Best

When you think "Italian" you may already envision pasta, but there's so much more to the cuisine than that. If you're dreaming up appetizers to serve at a party, permit these Italian palate pleasers to inspire your spread. While most of them lean more toward the traditional route, a few are …

Cooking

The Wait Is Over: Modern by Dwell Magazine Arrives at Target

The new Dwell x Target home collection, offering modern pieces at attractive prices, is in stores and online today.<p>It’s time to put your holiday gift cards to good use—giving physical form to Dwell’s editorial vision, the Modern by Dwell Magazine home collection is available today at select Target …

10 Definitive Reasons You Need More Houseplants in Your Life

You better believe we're going to try #2 this winter.<p>If you blame genetics for your lack of green thumb, it's time to teach yourself the powers of keeping a plant alive. It turns out these livings things can do even more for your physical and mental health than they can for your living room decor — …

Plants

10 Small Business Website Errors That Drive Customers Away

Visitors seldom leave a small business website with a <i>neutral</i> impression. For most prospects, your small business is an unknown quantity, so their first impression of your company will either make them more comfortable doing business with you or less comfortable. For this reason, you want their …

Small Business