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How to become a tea expert in 6 simple steps

For years I've flattered myself that I know a thing or two about tea.<p>I'd have to know at least a bit about it, I thought, because I drink <i>loads</i>.<p>I usually have a mugful first thing in the morning, another when I arrive at the office, then four or five through the day, as little rewards whenever I get …

Bedroom design: Tips for creating a quiet retreat

7 tips for creating the bedroom of your dreams<p>The key to creating the perfect bedroom, according to San Francisco-based interior designer Emilie Munroe, a 15-year veteran of the industry, is thinking about the space as a retreat.<p>"Our lives are so scheduled and dynamic. We’re on at all times – …

Home Decorating

Object Lessons: The Iconic Eames Lounge Chair

This story begins with Billy Wilder, director of <i>Some</i> <i>Like It Hot,</i> <i>The Apartment,</i> <i>Sunset Boulevard,</i> and other movie classics. Wilder was a noted …

Minimalist Inspirations from Oporski Architektura

• 1 |<p>The first house is located in Wroclaw and draws heavily a dark gray color palette. The main living area features a dark gray modular sofa with …

Interior Design

How To Make Your Cubicle Feel Like Home

When you spend 40+ hours a week at work, it's important to make your desk as inspiring as possible. Here, HouseBeautiful.com editor Sarah Bray translates the style she favors at her NYC apartment to her Hearst Tower corner cubicle.<p>Sitting at my cubicle... happily working, of course.<p>If you have a …

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Home Ec: How to Keep a Clean Home

Today is the very first post in a new and ongoing series on our site called <b>Home Ec</b>. Inspired by the classes some of us grew up taking, these new …

Turmeric Tea Recipe and Benefits for Inflammation

A lighter, more refreshing version of the famous Turmeric Milk.<p>Today I’m bringing you all a variation of my famous Turmeric Milk, which I call famous …

10 Easy coffee hacks for a better brew

If you're like me, brewing coffee at home can produce some very strange results. After drinking a funky-tasting cup of sludge at home, it's hard not …

GE Reveals a Fridge That Serves Up Piping Hot Coffee

In an age where refrigerators are doing all kinds of smart, crazy things, it's surprising that it's taken this long to see one that dispenses fresh coffee. In any case, it's here: GE is now promoting a refrigerator that brews up coffee and tea using a Keurig K-Cup single-cup brewer.<p>The new …

Coffee

Starbucks is finally going to show US coffee drinkers what a “flat white” is. Prepare for controversy

Starbucks is introducing the “flat white” to its coffee menus across the US on Jan. 6, reports Eater. It’s a little surprising it took this long; the drink has been available for years in the UK and Australia, which both consume far less coffee per capita than the US. (It’s also a popular drink …

Coffee

The Easiest Way to Create Perfect Side-Swept Waves

This date night look is easier than you think.<p>Looking for a flirty style to wear on a night out? Create super-sexy, salon-worthy waves in under 10 minutes with the help of this tutorial and tips from celebrity hairstylist Cash Lawless.<p><b>1. Create a part on the far right and begin curling your hair to</b> …

15 Songs to Workout to in 2015

Good music makes all the difference when it comes to working out. If you have resolved to hit the gym more in the new year, or are simply continuing your normal routine—revamp your workout playlist with some of these tunes to help you go that extra mile.<p><b>1)</b> "Animals - Gryffin Remix" - Maroon 5 <b><br>2)</b> "2 …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Genealogy

7 New Weeknight Dinners for a New Year

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: At some point in the near future, you'll need some new dinner ideas.</i> …

5 Healthy and Delicious New Year's Resolution-Worthy Dishes

You know the drill. January 1st. We make promises to ourselves in earnest. We go strong for a few months, and then slowly, that treadmill becomes a coatrack again. Well, I've blown enough New Year's resolutions to know that I probably won't go to the gym four times a week in 2015. But eating well …

10 Mind-Blowing Hacks for Making Your Leftover Pizza Taste Better the Next Day

Three words: pizza grilled cheese.<p>Gone are your days of eating cold leftover pizza in your pajamas, leaning against your open refrigerator. Make pizza better the next day with these easy tricks.<p><b>1. Reheat cold pizza face down in a pan.</b> Slap your slice of pizza face down on a preheated skillet on …

Buddha's Hand and 5 Great Ways to Use It

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: A fragrant fruit with funky, flailing fingers. Say that five times fast, and then read on.</i><p>If you're in need of a host or hostess gift in the next few days, consider searching out …

Gluten-Free Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

The perfect gluten-free alternative to the classic snack!<p>You'll need:<p>1 quart sized container of mushrooms (baby portobello or white)<p>1 cup quinoa<p>1/2 medium sized red onion<p>2 medium sized carrots<p>4 cloves of garlic<p>1 small bunch of parsley<p>Salt (pink himalayan or sea salt)<p>Black pepper<p>Coconut oil<p>Bring 2 …

Recipes