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How To Choose a Sofa: 50 Designer Tips

Everything you need to know.<p>Everything you need to know about sofas in one place. Experts such as Windsor Smith, Barbara Barry, and Steven Gambrel share how deep a sofa should be, which style goes with which, how to select pattern, and more.

Home Decorating

Party Project! Woven Paper Ball Garlands

We consider ourselves experts on garlands and bunting here at Brit HQ, and this cute DIY was new to us. Get ready to get into some serious paper folding!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Tape<br>• paper<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onHow About Orange

101 Home Makeover Ideas from 101 Designers

From a new coat of paint to better light bulbs.<p>So you want to do something different to your home right now? Here are 101 ideas from 101 designers, and there's something for every room.

Home Decorating

5 Happy Paint Colors

Hues that will make you smile.<p>Paint a room any of these cheerful hues and they'll have you smiling every time you walk into the space.

Home Decorating

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

Home Decorating

25+ Front Door Colors and Ideas for the Prettiest House on the Block

It's the easiest way to add instant curb appeal.<p>Go sunny with a cheery yellow, demure with a dove gray, or bold with a true red. After all, your front door is your home's first impression. Make it a good one.

Interior Design

Help to die? Careful what you ask for

Quebec is at the forefront of the "right to die" movement. A law legalizing what is euphemistically called "medical help to die" will soon be adopted, since all the provincial political parties agree on the issue and there have been few dissident voices. At first glance, this looks like a …

Assisted Suicide

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Home Decorating

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Home Decorating

4 Things to Make With Cereal Boxes

They're sturdier than paper, easier to cut than corrugated cardboard, and free. Score!<p>Cereal boxes are well sized for holding magazines, comic books, and school supplies. To make a case, cut the top from a box at an angle, then wrap the box with decorative paper and double-sided tape.


Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, 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: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

Taxes: What the prescribed rate is, why it matters and how you can save on tax

My wife Carolyn and I were chatting last weekend with our friends, Don and Janet. We were commenting on how fast the years go by. Our kids are now teens, and quickly moving through those years. "I remember reading them bedtime stories every night when they were little," Janet said. "Dr. Seuss was …

What to really expect when you're expecting

Diana’s Impossible Dream

Though Princess Diana’s August 1997 death forever linked her to a flashy playboy named Dodi Al Fayed, that fatal Paris tryst may have been intended as a message to the man she’d just broken up with—Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan—the only one who would never use or betray her. Talking to those …

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

Home Decorating

Find Your Summer Patio Party Style

When the weather is fine, it's time to take the party outside. Whether you love planning elaborate menus and decor, or prefer easy last-minute …

The 10 Essential Home Measurements You Should Know

These numbers will guide you in virtually any buying decision, from paint to furniture.<p>How much paint do you need? How high do you hang that chandelier? Get your measurements right with this indispensable guide that has all the numbers you'll need.<p><b>1. Dining Room Table</b><p>A 36-inch-wide rectangular …

Interior Design

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> …

DIY Ideas: 10 Party Lighting Projects

DIY Twine Lanterns from Anthology<p>Planning an evening get-together some time this summer? Here are some fun party lights you can make yourself. No …

29 Home Projects to Make You a DIY Superstar

Even though home improvement knowledge gets passed down from generation to generation, many of us still somehow manage to punch a dozen holes in the …

How-To: Homemade Strawberry Fruit Rollup

Relive your fruit snack-filled childhood with this handy tutorial from fifteen spatulas, which shows you how to make homemade strawberry fruit rollups from just three ingredients.<p>[via frickyeah1990s]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Dried Fruit Rolls<br>• MAKE | Recipe: Make Homemade Fruit Leather<br>• MAKE | How-To: Dry …

Facts About Yawning: Why We Do It, Why It's Contagious And More

We all do it, and we all know it has at least something to do with how tired we feel. But unlike sleep apnea or laptops in the bedroom, yawning is an aspect of sleep that researchers haven't quite figured out just yet.<p>That doesn't mean we're totally in the dark when it comes to catching flies. Here …

Quebec has a strange view of secularism

The Quebec Soccer Federation announced last week that it won't allow turbans on its soccer pitches because, well, FIFA's Rule 4 on equipment doesn't explicitly allow turbans on soccer fields.<p>FIFA's Rule 4 also doesn't "allow" players to wear gloves in freezing late October games. It doesn't "allow" …


Quebec loses faith as Marois forgoes sovereignty for austerity

At a recent Parti Québécois meeting, Premier Pauline Marois defended her government's mission of completing a major "housecleaning" of the province before embarking on the ultimate goal of achieving sovereignty.<p>"Our objective is clear: It is to make Quebec a country. But first we must get things in …

NSA Prism Data Mining Is All Up In Ur Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple [UPDATE]

America, here's hoping you've had enough time to come to terms with the National Security Agency scooping up all of your metadata pertaining to all of the phone calls you've been making with Verizon, because here comes the next fun news about the government's far-reaching panopticon of total …

Congratulations to the Small Cool Winners!

A highlight of our editorial year has come and gone but I know we'll remember the ninth year of Small Cool as one with a standout selection of …

Summer makeup: 6 beauty products to start using this season

Summer makeup: 6 beauty products to start using this season<p>Date June 5, 2013<p>There are plenty of reasons to switch up the products in your makeup bag. …

Be a Better Neighbor: Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment

Noisy neighbors aren't an uncommon issue but we're sure they're saying the same thing about us. In spite of all the carpeting you put down, sometimes …

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

Interior Design