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These Are The Best Stores For Buying Furniture Online

Sofas and dressers and beds, oh my!<p>No one can deny that shopping for furniture in a physical store is pretty satisfying — you get to sit on tons of sofas, try out beds to your heart's content, and curl up in a bunch of different chairs to help you find exactly the right one for you. But in terms of …

Furniture

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

Authors recommend 11 US bookstores worth traveling for

Reading material, whether destination-related or just a way to while away the journey, is an essential packing list item. But cozy, well-curated independent bookstores are often trip-worthy in their own right. We asked 11 best-selling writers to tell us which shops are worth a detour for …

Books

12 Furniture Stores Like IKEA To Buy Minimalist Home Decor

IKEA, who?<p>We’re not hating on IKEA, but they aren’t the only ones doing minimalist modern home decor right. Although IKEA’s prices are hard to beat, we’ve found some awesome alternatives at every price point that will have you saying, “IKEA who?”<p>Get creative with your modern aesthetic and <b>check out</b> …

Home Decorating

These are the best places to find affordable art online

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>How you decorate your walls (or how you don't) can immediately impact the feel of a room. Artwork is an easy way to bring any room …

Home Decorating

Around the World in 26 Books

A wonderful thing about the world of books is that there is always more reading to be done. Well, beloved book nerds, this week we shared some …

Books

The Most Popular Interior Design Styles in Each State

When you think of what's hot in interior design <i>right now</i>, do your dad's wingback chairs and grandma's ornate chandeliers come to mind? Well, maybe …

Rhode Island

Cast in Place: 12 Concrete Formworks That Make a Good Impression

Not all materials have the greatest memory. Some forget what happened overnight, others remember for thousands of years. Construction shapes memory, revealing processes or ideas that may otherwise be hidden. As one of the most widely used materials today, concrete has inherent memory. Formed into …

The Ultimate 50 States Reading List

Join us on a reading road trip.<p>Explore the United States with this coast-to-coast reading list. We’ve compiled 50 books (and plays!) set in the 50 …

Books

Fernweh Woodworking Creates A Collection Of Hanging Geometric Wood Planters

From his workshop in Bend, Oregon, Justin, a former Marine Officer and Wildland Firefighter, has created a collection of modern wood hanging …

The World's Most Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

Bookcases are always beautiful, because they're full of books. But this post is devoted to bookshelves that are especially beautiful, and the shelves …

10 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Turn 30

Struggling with a quarter-life crisis? Books can help.<p>Your 20s are supposed to be a blast, but when researchers ask those approaching 30 how they're faring, an incredible 86 percent report being in the grips of some form of quarter-life crisis. Meanwhile, other studies show the pressures on young …

Tescala Have Designed Casa Chaaltun In Merida, Mexico

Architecture firm tescala have designed this modern house in Merida, Mexico, named Casa Chaaltun, that features plenty of space for entertaining.<p>The …

Make this 1850 Spanish farmhouse your summer retreat for $3.3M

The top-to-bottom renovation is located in the medieval town of Pals in Catalonia<p>A top-to-bottom renovation of a traditional farmhouse has come on the market in Catalonia, and it’s pretty much the embodiment of luxurious European-countryside living.<p>Located in the medieval town of Pals in Spain’s …

25 Expert Tips to Reading WAY More Books This Year

Instead of trying to power through a book that you're not enjoying, put it down<p>I've always enjoyed reading. But, to be perfectly honest, I didn't used to read as much as I should have. Besides being a great way to escape and unwind, reading increases your knowledge, focus, and worldview as a …

Rising From the Ruins: Homes Built on Architectural Remains

While the English word ruin comes from the Latin "ruina"—meaning “destruction” or “downfall”—ruins can be the literal and figurative foundations for stunning new contemporary additions, insertions, and renovations.<p>Ruins have long been romanticized, praised, and studied; they attest to what once …

Living Rooms

America's most historic food markets

Markets are often a foodie's first stop in a new city, offering an opportunity to taste many makers at once and become acquainted with the flavors, people and vibe of a destination. Many indoor markets preserve and showcase historic buildings, while outdoor farmers markets are frequently hosted in …

5 Books To Read This Summer To Inspire You To Chase Your Dreams

<i>This article originally appeared on The Life Currency.</i><p>Reading can encourage life goals and give you mental stimulation. TLC researched reviews and …

Motivation

12 Great New Books To Bring To The Beach This Summer

We’re all just looking for the right book to read on vacation.<p>A good beach read might be as ubiquitous a summer staple as sunscreen, but what makes a book a beach read is harder to define. Should it be fast-paced? High energy? Physically light? (Never mind emotionally ― tears are just salt water, …

Books

10 Female-focused Travel Companies to Know

The latest trend in travel is adventure trips that incorporate kayaking, climbing, backpacking, and more — with no guys allowed. The operators ahead …

Lake Superior

10 Stocks You Will Want to Own Forever

Warren Buffett turned 87 on August 30, 2017. And there are no signs that he plans to slow down yet. Given his net worth of $80.2 billion, that can …

Stock Market Basics: What Beginner Investors Should Know

If you’re not well-versed in the basics of the stock market, the words and numbers spewed from CNBC or the markets section of your favorite newspaper …

Scandinavian Bedroom Decorating Ideas

01 of 25<p>Decorating the Bedroom in Scandinavian Style<p>Along with a common culture and language, the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden, and …

This Renovated Historical Residence Features Tile Flowing From The Roof To The Courtyard

Han Wen-Qiang, founder and principal architect of ARCHSTUDIO, has designed the renovation of a Siheyuan, a historical type of residence in Beijing, …

An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright

Get to know the architect’s signature buildings<p>Believer in suburban utopia. Father of organic architecture. Doghouse designer. Cape-wearing dandy. Purported target of grave-robbing. Bootlegging apprentice. Speed demon. Homewrecker. Survivor. Attention-hungry celebrity. Mystery guest. Teacher. …

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things

Happiness isn't always about what you do. Happiness is often about what you don't do -- especially if it involves these nine things.<p>If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back …

Happiness

Liz Weston: When your emergency fund runs out

You've cut spending to the bone, sold excess stuff and hustled every side gig imaginable. But your emergency fund, if it ever existed, is on …

How To Decorate Your Entire Home On Amazon

Turns out you can do it for as little as $3,045.<p>Both new homeowners and serial redecorators know how easy it is to get lost down the Amazon.com rabbit hole. You log on looking for a microwave and suddenly you’re pages deep into hand-painted, removable wallpaper.<p>Although it’s easy to get carried …

Tufted Sofa Designs – From Classical To Modern And Beyond

Tufted furniture never really goes out of style. In fact it’s pretty popular these days, making a powerful comeback. Usually we associate this style …

Shigeru Ban Architects unveil plans for the world’s tallest hybrid timber building

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban just unveiled plans for the world’s tallest timber hybrid high-rise, the Terrace House. Slated for …