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As a child, I lived in a home heated by wood stove. While the living room was warm, the rest of the house were chilly, so during the day we wore thick sweaters hand-knitted by my mom, and at night we cuddled up in cozy pajamas under piles of woolen blankets. I think that remembered sense of …

19 Painful Truths Only Guys Who Can't Grow Beards Will Understand

It's a lonely, hairless world.

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Arizona’s Two-Dildo Policy and Other Photos of Obscure Laws You Might Be Breaking

The absurd laws still on the books in states from coast to coast vary from the this-at-one-point-must-have-made-sense to the …

How To Banish Blackheads (Without Scarring!)

Illustrated by <b>Caitlin Owens</b>.<p><i>When it comes to our faces, we don’t rely on just anyone to tell us what our skin needs to get that ever-elusive glow.</i> …

Ask E. Jean: Should I Stay With My Crazy Boyfriend?

I have an insane attraction to him, but why do I have so many doubts?<p><b>Dear E. Jean:</b> I've been engaged for two years and can't figure out whether I should marry this guy. When we moved in together six months ago, he called the police when he feared my cat—who is fully declawed—was going to attack …

Google Has Added Quantum Physics To 'Minecraft' [Video]

It's as trippy as you suspect.<p>"Minecraft," the Lego-style, build-your-own-game game, has been the canvas for some awesome projects. (For just one example: this gigantic scientific graphing calculator.) Now Google's Quantum A.I. Lab is taking it in an even weirder direction: quantum physics.<p>The team …

7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …

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Bizarre Furniture Inspired by Animals and Bugs

We love all this creepy/cute furniture inspired by animals and bugs. Some of it gets a little macabre, too.<p>Centipede-like lamps named Nymph and …

Furniture

It's hard being the side dish to the perfect roasted chicken, but someone has to do it. RECIPE: Pan-Seared Butternut Squash with Balsamic & Parmigiano Shards - http://bit.ly/1bEStzb

Though their work evokes abstract expressionism, husband-and-wife duo Hollis + Lana paint abstract marks with the bubbly texture of cartoon clouds. Read about their current show at Gildar Gallery on our blog: http://hifructose.com/2013/09/20/on-view-hollis-lanas-the-everyday-circus-at-gildar-gallery/

How to Make a Decision

Do you ever struggle with making the right decision? Ever wonder if you are going after what you truly want? What happens when you get close to what you want? Ever feel anxious when you are about to make a decision? How do you tell if it is an ego play or your real heart's desire?<p>I have held a …

Remote Mountain Chalet With Luxury Inside And Outside

A mountain retreat is an endless theme – here every designer shows what he or she can and every owner asks for what he or she likes, though the most …

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HAPPY MONDAY . . . wishing you a creative week x

How to Identify your Own Decorating Style

Many people struggle with <b>finding their own sense of style within their homes</b>. Whether you’ve just moved into your first house, apartment or you’re …

Bathroom Design Ideas Set 3

Funky Items Every Eclectic Bedroom Needs

One theme, one color, one texture or one idea …. none of that makes a funky, eclectic space. The weird, the different, the out-of-the-box, the fun …

Home Decorating

Day 9: Research Your Decor Pairing Project or Product

<b>Day 9:</b> Tuesday, August 13 <b><br>Assignment:</b> Your Decor Pairing: Project or Product<p>Yesterday, in addition to locking down a color choice for your upcoming …

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