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7 Flea Markets You Won't Want to Miss in 2015

Mark your calendar for these top-notch shopping events.<p>As the snow melts and the weather starts warming up, the flea markets, barn sales, and other vintage-shopping events begin! Here are seven that <i>Country Living</i> readers can't get enough of. What's the best spot in your neck of the woods?<p><b>Junk Hippy</b> …

12 DIYs for Your Spring Garden (That Take Less Than an Hour!)

Ready for spring? These 12 simple DIY projects will rev up your garden in no time at all.<p><b>1. Hand-Painted Modern Birdhouses</b><p>Bloggers Alice & Lois transformed an average wooden birdhouse kit into this modern avian paradise, using only craft paint and brushes. Follow her instructions to create your own …

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

The 10 Things Every Dog Owners Needs At Home

You love your dog. You love your house. Here's what you need for to keep them both at their best<p><i>Colleen Safford of Walk & Train is responsible for the good behavior of the dogs residing in many of New York's best-appointed homes, from ELLE DECOR's own Karen Elizabeth Marx (and pup Willie Nelson) to</i> …

16 Cookies That Can Literally Be Thrown Together At the Very Last Minute

We've all been there before.<p>Your mind is about to be blown when you find out how easy these fancy semi-homemade treats are to make. Translation: Behold the most gorgeous cookie recipes that only require a tube of store-bought dough, or few ingredients with zero effort. This piece originally …

How To Clean Laminate Wood Floors Without Doing Damage

Laminate wood flooring is popular all over the world, being appreciated for its versatility and the ease with which it can be installed. But, …

11 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home

Whether you're buying your first home or you're a seasoned owner, answer these questions for the knowledge and confidence to find home sweet home.<p><b>1. What elements are must-haves in your home and what can you forgo?</b> When house hunting, decide on a few elements you can't live without and let the rest …

10 Fabulous Birthday Gift Ideas for the DIYer

Are you trying to think of the perfect gift for your best friend, sister, mom or even your friendly neighbor down the street? If you’ve got a crafty …

12 Unexpected Uses For Vodka

Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you …

The best careers for travelling the world

Dreaming of a job that pays you to travel? Who doesn't? Competition is stiff and salaries aren't always something to write home about, but here's our pick of the best jobs to turn that daydream into reality.<p>Flight attendant<p>Yes, flight attendants travel the world but short haul staff rarely leave …

DIY Cinnamon Scented Pinecones [Celebrating Fall, Day 16]

I love the time of the year when you walk into a store and smell the aroma of cinnamon scented pinecones. It's a sure sign of the approaching …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

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Why you should never, ever wash your jeans (unless you really, really have to)

Most clothes come with simple washing instructions – which I’d hazard most men interpret as “pick quickest setting, use same for everything, hope for best”. Raw denim on the other hand comes with much starker diktats. For anyone who’s invested in* (*forked out for) a pair of raw jeans, you’re …

Hardscaping 101: A Pet-Proof Home and Garden

Enrique had only been with us a few days when we blithely left him home alone for a couple of hours. The shredded curtain and broken windowpane that …

Pets

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

The 10 Things Every Dog Owners Needs At Home

You love your dog. You love your house. Here's what you need for to keep them both at their best<p><i>Colleen Safford of Walk & Train is responsible for the good behavior of the dogs residing in many of New York's best-appointed homes, from ELLE DECOR's own Karen Elizabeth Marx (and pup Willie Nelson) to</i> …

7 Free Beauty Apps That Make You Look Flawless in Every Photo

By Lindsey Coco for GLAM4GOOD<p>We think you're gorgeous just as you are, but let's face it -- we are inundated on a daily basis with pictures of stars, models and "it" girls looking flawless. Pretty much every image you see posted from our pop culture icons is manipulated to look cooler or prettier …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Summer Cocktails That Won't Sabotage Your Bikini Body

As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, celebrate summer with these low-calorie, low-sugar cocktail recipes that act as the perfect refreshers after a day in the sun.<p><b>Skinnygirl Summertime Sipper</b><p>1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Meyer Lemon Vodka<p>Splash of DeKuyper Triple Sec<p>Splash of diet lemon-lime soda<p>Cherry or …

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These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

Compact Leisure Home Pays Tribute to Brazilian Modernist Architecture

This stunning leisure home has an unusual story. It was built as a second home for a couple who lives in an apartment in São Paulo, but did not want …

Woman in Fes

5 Things Every Smart Traveler Should Do This Month

<i>By Wendy Perrin, CNTraveler.com</i><p>Here are the five things smart travelers should be doing this month:<p><b>1. Go to Europe.</b> In much of the Mediterranean, there's no better month for sightseeing than May: The days are long, the weather is optimal, the summer crowds haven't yet arrived, sites are open, and …

Nature Playing a Key Role in Design: Casa Veintiuno in Mexico

Guadalajara-based studio, Hernandez Silva Architects designed <b>Casa Veintiuno</b>, a 531 sq. meters residence, within the metropolitan area of the city. …

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Tweet your best #GreenBeautyTip to score big beauty bucks!<p>You don't have to mess with nature to get gorgeous. But chances are, your hot showers and heat styling habits use up a ton of water and energy. And many of the beauty products you use everyday? They're made with chemicals that harm the …

5 Workout Mistakes That Prevent Weight Loss

<b>You Skip Breakfast Before Morning Workouts</b><br>Many women work out on an empty stomach to save calories or to prevent digestive upset. But as it happens, it's one of the worst things you can do. That's because eating first thing in the morning not only boosts your metabolism, but it also gives you …