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This Cat Is Stealing Men's Underwear for Her Own Weird Reasons

"Every morning we wake up to more."<p>A very bizarre New Zealand cat named Brigit is stealing men's underwear from god knows where and bringing them back to her owner's house, <i>New Zealand Herald</i> reports.<p>Brigit's owner Sarah Nathan posted a photo of "Brigit's haul from the last two months" on Facebook …

19 Bedroom Organization Hacks to Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning

Your day begins and ends in the bedroom, so it only makes sense to give it some extra TLC when the spring cleaning begins. Extra organization keeps you sane just by purging your overflowing drawers, that cluttered nightstand and those messy closet hangers. As an added bonus, it’ll also leave you …

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12 baking hacks that will seriously improve your next batch of cookies

Due to sheer amount of office holiday parties, family meals, and last-minute homemade gifts for friends, chances are you've spent at least one chilly night indoors whipping up batch after batch of cookies.<p>But just because two people make chocolate chip cookies doesn't mean both will taste equally …

50 Words and Phrases That Writers Get Wrong

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

A Surprising Solution to Running Low on Time and Money

As you read through the following descriptions of how I had attempted to organize my time and manage my finances up until that point, see if you can spot the common thread and maybe even predict the surprising solution I came to...<p>At least once every year, I like to review the previous 12 months …

Small Business

Binge Watching as a Young Adult Linked to Cognitive Impairment: Study

Sitting around watching TV and not doing any physical activity as a young adult may be linked to lower brain functioning even earlier than scientists …

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

From ice palaces in Canada to underwater rooms in Africa, we've come up with 50 of the world's most incredible hotels that will take any vacation to the next level.<p>Here's our ultimate bucket list of 50 hotels everyone should stay in at least once in their lives.<p><i>Did we miss your dream hotel? Let us</i> …

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22 Festive Holiday Crafts to Make With Your Kids

The holiday season is the perfect excuse to let the laundry pile up and spend the day crafting instead. Grab your favorite little helper and wander the aisles of the craft store together gathering supplies, or raid your stash at home. You won’t need much besides a little time and creativity (okay, …

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3 Reasons Why Great Directing Hinges On Prep Work and Pre-Production

There is a very strong argument to be made that <b>‘90% of directing is casting’</b>, and that same logic could be argued for the pre-production process as a …

Tips on Caring for Feral Cats Year-Round and What Not To Do

While some cats are easy to spot as domesticated, others are obviously homeless and could use a little assistance from humans. Most feral cats will …

10 Quick Tips About Writing Thriller Screenplays

1) Thrillers THRILL …We all know this … So how come MOST thrillers in the spec pile *feel* like dramas with a bit of running about in?? Because they …

Black & White Dalmatian Dot Prints in Home Decor

(Image credit: Genevieve Garruppo)<p>I would like to submit a nomination for best pattern of all time: Dalmatian. The black and white print has enough …

How They Shot That: Here are the Cameras Used by the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers

In advance of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Indiewire sent out brief questionnaires to all of the filmmakers (you can read their full answers …

Before & After: How a Small School Bus Was Transformed into a Cute Home

When Julie and Andrew Puckett decided to move into a 1990 Blue Bird school bus, they knew they had their work cut out for them. Thankfully, the bus …

5 Remote Destinations For The Unconventional Island Hopper

Now that it’s getting nippy, our first instinct is to flee. An island vacation beckons, and some obvious destinations come to mind first: the Caribbean, Mexico, or even good old Florida, if you’re staying stateside. But for those willing to think outside their native hemisphere, why not venture off …

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The real origins of piecaken, the Internet’s latest dessert craze

It’s official: piecaken is Thanksgiving’s reigning dessert.<p>On a recent segment of <i>LIVE with Kelly and Michael</i>, the chipper morning duo implied the …

15 clever gifts for cat fanatics

From a self-cleaning litter tray to an automatic feeder, here are some of the best presents to purchase for the cat lover in your life.

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5 Things That Should Never Happen in Your Living Room

Your living room is a place for connecting with friends, spending time with family, relaxing by yourself and more. What it <i>shouldn't</i> be is a place for …

Smart Space-Saving Bathroom Storage Ideas

When it comes to organizing the bathroom, there is one absolutely vital rule: Find a rightful place for everything. Of course, looks are just as important, especially in the most utilitarian of spaces.

The top 15 cities for American college students

"The city by the bay" — with its prime access to some of the country's best bars and restaurants, its diverse population, and its wealth of cultural activities — is the top major metropolitan area for college students, according to a new ranking from American Institute for Economic Research …

11 Tiramisu-Inspired Dessert Recipes Even a Novice Baker Can Handle

The distinct flavors of strong espresso, soft and creamy mascarpone cream, fluffy ladyfinger biscuits and a generous dusting of cocoa powder are just a few reasons tiramisu is still a crowd favorite. But making a classic tiramisu cake at home can be a daunting process, and it takes both time and …

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Tell Me What You're Baking for the Holiday Season!

Tell Me What You’re Baking for the Holiday Season!<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 28, 2015 66<p>Eeeeep! It’s only one of my favorite things to share ever, because …

Bohemian-Style Master Bedrooms: 10 Ideas to Steal

Bohemian decor evokes travel, poetry, books, eclecticism, art, and wanderlust. It's forgiving, warm, and always inviting—qualities that are …

One Shelf, 5 Ways: The Endlessly Versatile LACK Wall Shelf

(Image credit: IKEA)<p>In the past we've sung the praises of a few deceptively simple IKEA designs with a plethora of uses. Today it's the LACK wall …

10 small paint projects to transform your home

Painting walls can be a quick, easy way to revamp your home without investing tons of money or time, but moving furniture can be a hassle.<p>Instead of …

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10 Hotels With Unbelievable Views

<i>By Ayesha Khan for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(Photo: Jade Mountain)</i><p><b>Jade Mountain, St. Lucia</b><p>Architect and hotelier Nick Troubetzkoy eliminated the fourth wall from every room at this Caribbean paradise so guests can enjoy the picture-perfect views of the Petit and Gros Piton mountains, which are …

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24 Crazy Creative Kitchen Storage Ideas

More room to buy more things!<p>If you're lacking on kitchen storage space but aren't feeling a huge reno, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers, and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days. No demo day required!

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