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Finished window seat, ship lap walls and craftsman trim in the loft!

OK, well I lied. ;) I said I wasn't going to share more of the loft redo for a week or so but I was a beast this weekend. I mean, BEAST. We didn't …

How to add the shiplap look to your home (for a lot less!)

Hello all! I've gotten so many questions about the planked walls in our loft lately, I decided to give you a step-by-step process on how to do it. If …

10 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free for a limited time

Welcome to 2015. You probably spent last night spending money while celebrating the New Year, but now it’s time to start saving money again. And what …

How To Clean (Almost) Anything And Everything

It's springtime and we all know what THAT means.

16 Things You Didn't Know Your New iPhone Could Do

Take advantage of all the (literally) bigger and better features right at your fingertips.

Apple Says These Are the Best iPhone, iPad Apps of 2014

Here are the 24 new apps Apple says are its favorites of the year.<p>Apple's handpicked list of best new apps of the year has arrived just in time for the holidays, but unlike every gift guide you're likely to find, the vast majority of products on this list are free.<p>Best app of 2014 went to "brain …

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20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Cheddar-Topped Shepherd's Pie

Old-style pubs have it right: Sitting down to a generous helping of shepherd's pie is a true pleasure; making it is happily simple. We've added sharp cheddar to our mashed potatoes for a snappy topping.

Easy Chocolate Fudge with Pretzels

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this recipe that pairs gooey chocolate with salty, crunchy pretzels.

Standout Pies for Thanksgiving

Every Thanksgiving table should be blessed with the presence of a long-married pair who bring out the best in each other, are completely enamored despite their differences, and leave every other guest thinking, I’ll have what they’re having.

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, that MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think.<p><b>1) Have Your Computer Read to You</b><p>Don't feel like reading that enormous document yourself? One of the accessibility features in OS X is its ability to read text aloud. Highlight the section …

MacTrast Deals: TuneUp – Clean & Organize Your iTunes Music Collection

- Aug 12, 2014<p>If you’re like me, your iTunes music collection is a sad mess. It’s amazing how many groups recorded a song called “Track 1”, isn’t it? …

The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Easy-Peasy PVC Water Gun

Star Wars Monopoly (GlowForge)<p>Farmhouse Play Kitchen<p>PRETEND PLAY - WOODEN FOOD<p>Minecraft Class<p>I think this might work well to bail water out of the …

Sorry, Apple: These Are The Best Headphones You Can Buy

The headphones have received pretty negative reviews, but it turns out that teens absolutely love them— likely for the status symbol rather than quality of sound.<p>A standard pair of Beats by Dre headphones sells for around $300 or less, but there are plenty of other headphones out there — in that …

59 Cool Cucumber Recipes We're Very Into

Cucumbers add freshness and crunch to our favorite summer recipes, from Japanese-style pickles to popsicles.<p><b>We love a good cucumber, especially in summer</b> when the cukes are plentiful. But there's a whole world of cucumber goodness out there, and we're here to help you explore it all. From popsicles …

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Beauty: a hair thickener that works

I am given the hard sell on so many ludicrous-sounding ingredients (hear "Boswelox" and try to keep a straight face – I still can't a decade later) that I'm almost disappointed if they turn out actually to work.<p><b>L'Oréal Elvive Fibrology</b> shampoo, conditioner (£2.99 each) and serum (£6.99) contain …

The New Stress Solution

Feeling wrung out? Barring the off-chance you can drop everything and move to the South of France, check out this easy expert advice for how to keep calm.<p>As the clinical director of New York's buzzed-about YinOva Center, a holistic-based medical practice, Jill Blakeway has seen her share of strung …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

30 Minute Portobello Fried Brown Rice

30 Minute Portobello Fried Brown Rice.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> January 20, 2014 85<p>In true Jessica fashion, I have a new favorite meal.<p>No shock value there, as my …

A Coastal Kitchen With a View of Long Island Sound

In colors inspired by driftwood and sand.<p>With its waterfront location, designer Susan Drake chose colors of driftwood and sand for a Stamford, Connecticut, kitchen. Read the interview with the designer.

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The Best iOS Apps Of 2013 [Roundup]

As we approach the end of 2013, it’s time to take a look back and pay some recognition to some of the finest apps that have hit the App Store over the past 12 months.<p>It’s not easy to build a successful iOS app anymore — with over 1 million of them in the App Store, competition has never been …

Project: Stamped Candles

Make a beautiful holiday table centerpiece with a grouping of stamped candles, the 100 Proof Press blog has all the info. These would also make …

Homemade Holiday Lollipops

Shares 0<p>Help the kids make festive holiday lollipops this year. Bundle them together as a gift or use a single lollipop as a gift topper. Adult …

Sexy Paint Colors

Black satin, bittersweet chocolate, and more.<p>What's your idea of sexy? Forbidden and dangerous, smoky and sophisticated, warm and earthy? Here's how to get the look with color in shades of black satin, bittersweet chocolate, and more.

Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

When blueberries are in season, you don't need to turn on the oven to make a delicious dessert. Valerie Erwin says it takes just 15 minutes to make one of her favorite summer dishes, Blueberry Dumplings. She shared the recipe for <i>All Things Considered</i>'s Found Recipes series.<p>Erwin is the chef and …