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8 Unexpected Ways to Decorate with Rugs

Give your favorite rug the attention it deserves.<p>Some area rugs have such gorgeous patterns and luxurious textures that it feels wrong to walk all over them. So don't. Instead, take a cue from these rooms and give your favorite rug the attention it deserves.

Home Decorating

7 Genius Ways to Use Wallpaper

Interior Design

Flip for Decorating: The Bookcase

Learn how to arrange and decorate your bookcases to showcase your things.<p>Don't just fill your shelves. Color them, arrange them, decorate them, dress them, personalize them. The books you store on your shelves are just the beginning.

Home Decorating

Banana–Chocolate Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

16 Servings<p>This cake is perfect for beginners—it’s moist, forgiving, and easy. Jif creamy peanut butter is our favorite for the decadent frosting.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>CAKE<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>3 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoon baking soda<p>2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1½ cups sugar<p>1 cup (2 sticks) …


13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Laundry Rooms

Tech Toys to Make Children Smarter

Kano, Cubelets, Moss and LittleBits: Gadget-Making Kits That Replace Screen Time<p>My first computer was a knee-high metal cube that I kitted out with cards and cables. During one upgrade, I generated a static shock that fried the computer and zapped me, too.<p>Today, most young people haven’t had the …


26 Streaming Shows You Should Get Addicted to This Winter

<i>This article originally appeared on</i><p>Feeling the stay-inside vibe this weekend? This is all you need to pass the weekend by in a …


26 Books to Buy Your Friends and Family

Gifting literature is still better than sending a fruitcake.<p>Gifting literature is still better than sending a fruitcake.

The best fiction for older children this Christmas

A teenage boy enjoys an incident-packed train ride, parents are chosen in a parallel universe and Michael Morpurgo is on thrilling form<p>The best picture books for children this Christmas The best teenage fiction this Christmas The best children’s poetry books this Christmas<p>Adventure is a big draw …

Watch 5 new seconds from 'Game of Thrones' Season 5

<i>Game of Thrones</i> producers clearly love to tease fans more than George R.R. Martin enjoys killing off main characters.<p>The hit HBO show released yet …

TV Shows We Can't Wait for in 2015

If it were up to us, every season would be TV season. No more 10, 16, or 22-episode batches at a time - just 52 blissful weeks of new content from our favorite shows. But, alas, that's not how it works. We can pretend that the wait just makes us appreciate the shows more when they air, but in this …

The Most Thoughtful Gifts You Can Buy This Holiday

By Lauren Appelwick<p>Around the holidays, it's easy to get wrapped up in gift-giving traditions that begin to feel like obligations. I've often found …


Holiday Giving That Makes a Difference

'Tis the season for giving. Whether Christmas is your holiday or not, it is inescapable. Every retail outlet everywhere is covered in tinsel and Christmas carols fill the air. Along with the cookies and eggnog, there are gifts for everyone. Coworkers and family, big gifts and small; Christmas, …

6 New Ways to Pair Glitter Eye Makeup + Lipstick

The whole point of wearing glitter makeup is to stand out from the crowd, but that becomes a challenge during the holidays. It’s the one time of year when everyone from your boss to your younger cousin is adding sparkle to their party makeup routines, and so wearing a tried and true pairing, like a …

25 Pairs of Party Flats You Can Wear to Dance the Night Away

As New Year's Eve approaches, we're giving a lot of thought to what we will be wearing. It's one of those few nights of the year you can bust out the metallics, glitter, and all other things festive without thinking twice. And shoes are no exception! Tear a page out of Alexa Chung's style playbook …

Tips on dressing for a holiday work party

Holiday party attire can be confusing, especially when involving the work place. It's kind of your chance to show off and say "I clean up well" ha. …

7 Beautiful and Festive Wreaths for Your Home

Express your personal style this holiday season.<p>Seven festive ways to express your personal style this holiday season. They'll continue to look good long into the new year. This article originally appeared on


37 Christmas Table Decorations Fit for a Festive Holiday Feast

You're going to want to find a vintage blanket immediately.<p>Nothing is more important on Christmas evening than the tablescape (well, the food is a close runner-up). That's why we're offering inspiration from designers, bloggers and tastemakers to help you pick out your own design, whether you …


8 Photo Gifts You Can Still Personalize in Time for Christmas

Christmas is in less than two weeks people! And you’ve gotta make sure your favorite friends and family members feel warm and fuzzy on December 25th. No time to bust out the glue gun and sewing machine for a little DIY action? You can still create a personalized, custom gift. We teamed up with …

8 Genius Hacks for Pain-Free Holiday Shopping

Photo: Stocksy<p>Did you wake up this morning and realize that, somehow, the holidays are already upon us? Did a mild-to-severe panic set in when you began to count off the days? We all know it's called the holidays, but why does is always seem like there's so much <i>work</i> involved? Fear not. We polled …

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7 Quick Fixes: Holiday Gift Wrap

Gift wrapping is one of the easiest ways to personalize a gift. In Japan, the art is known as <i>tsutsumi</i>. In Kunio Ekiguchi’s book <i>Gift Wrapping:</i> …


BEFORE & AFTER: Black Countertops And White Paint Work Wonders

A dated kitchen gets a refreshing new won't believe it's the same space!<p>A dated kitchen gets a refreshing new won't believe it's the same space!


10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …


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50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …


Garlic-and-Rosemary Grilled Chicken with Scallions

4 Servings<p>Make sure you keep your grill at a steady medium-level heat; if it’s too hot, the chicken will char without cooking through.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 3½–4-lb. chicken, backbone removed<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 sprigs rosemary<p>2 heads of garlic, halved crosswise<p>2 …


sticky toffee pudding

Prior to last month, I had spent exactly zero minutes of my life thinking about date cake, craving date cake or noting the absence of date cake in my …

Macerated Berries with Vanilla Cream

6 Servings<p>July 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Berries<p>6 cups fresh mixed berries (scant 2 pounds), divided<p>3/4 cup sugar<p>1/4 cup fresh orange juice<p>Vanilla Cream<p>1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise, or 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract<p>1 cup chilled heavy cream<p>1/3 cup sour cream<p>1/4 cup sugar<p>Recipe …


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