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Chocolate Dobash Cake

Dobash cake, a classic and a favorite still... Moist and fluffy chocolate cake with the oh so familiar thick chocolate frosting. This version is a …

10 global destinations that are on the rise, according to TripAdvisor

There's a certain appeal to visiting a city before it's a global destination that's constantly packed with tourists.<p>TripAdvisor recently released the winners of its Travelers' Choice Awards in several different categories, including the global destinations that are on the rise.<p>To create the list, …

Researchers find vulnerability that affects 95% of Android devices

<i>Update: This article has been updated with a comment from Google.</i><p>Researchers have found a vulnerability in Android devices that allows hackers to access a device remotely without the owner ever knowing it was compromised. The flaw affects roughly 95 percent of Android devices running operating …

Information Security

Seven things security experts do to keep safe online

Cybersecurity experts aren’t like you or I, and now we have the evidence to prove it. Researchers at Google interviewed more than 200 experts to find out what security practices they actually carry out online, and then spoke to almost 300 non-experts to find out how they differ.<p>Perhaps …

Information Systems

3 Bad Habits That Get in the Way of Your Happiness | Inc.com

Want to be happy?<p>Happiness, to some extent, is a choice and not a condition. We decide what we do and the outlook we have on the world every single day. If something actively makes us unhappy, we have the self-control to break our detrimental habits and replace them with things that make us feel …

Happiness

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

Travel Photography

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10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.<p>Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.

Dear Pregnant Celebrity: What to Eat for the Next 9 Months

Are you famous? Are you pregnant? Then we've got the slideshow for you! Here are 8 recipes you should cook and eat over the next several months<p>Man, it seems like every day we keep fielding calls from pregnant celebrities begging us for advice on what they should eat to ensure their little ones' …

Pregnancy

8 Amazing DIY Home Renovation Projects --> http://apttherapy.com/1jcsO3R If your home is a labor of love, and you're currently slogging through a DIY renovation project yourself, take heart. Others have come before you, and their work all turned out just fine. Check out these eight great projects from our house tours, along with what each homeowner had to say about the process and final results.

The Cosmos Bed For Enjoying A Starry Sky

I think every person in the world likes to lay back and enjoy the night sky. Many designers create original furniture and curtains that imitate …

Furniture

Here are 50 plus DIY project ideas to get you started on the journey to a beautiful sanctuary, from super quick and easy to worth-the-effort challenges --> http://apttherapy.com/YGJm4x

Remodeling 101: 15 Luxuries Worth Considering in Your Remodel

The most fun part of every remodel? Perusing—and choosing—some life-enhancing frills.<p>In our book, <i>Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home,</i> we …

Home Improvement

Bold Decor Schemes

• 1 |<p>The first is a 105 square meter private home in the Netherlands, which goes bold with a midnight black wall that spans the entire length of the …

Take a tour of the long time NYC apartment of stylist Madelyn Baker --> http://apttherapy.com/1jiE52q

Top Pin of the Day: A Subtle Gray Bedroom

Today's top pin is bedroom with layered gray tones. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>Subtle grays are layered in the master bedroom of a modern country Connecticut house designed by Joan Osofsky and Dana Simpson. French Wing bed and Louis bench, Restoration Hardware. …

A BRIGHT APARTMENT IN BARCELONA | THE STYLE FILES

When Spanish interior designer Merixtel Riba saw this property in one of Barcelona’s most attractive neighborhoods she did not hesitate and made an …

A Nashville Home That Plays with the Past

Mixing old and new in a Nashville house.<p>Family heirlooms get a new lease on life when mixed with bold colors and spirited patterns. See how interior designer Markham Roberts decorates with old and new pieces.

The Best Home Improvement Websites and Apps

Renovations can be grueling. But a new crop of digital tools helps contain the chaos and keep things sane. See the latest and best home improvement websites and apps to check out or download.<p><b>Websites</b><p>While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved …

10 Ways to Sleep Better

We asked an aromatherapist, a chiropractor, an insomnia specialist, and more experts to share their best, natural tips for getting a good night's rest.<p><b>1. Clear Your Thoughts</b><p>"I like to keep a little yellow pad and pen next to the bed so that before turning the lights out, I can empty my head onto a …

12 Office Organization Ideas for Your Most Productive Self

Banishing clutter will make deskwork that much easier.<p>Considering all of the time you spend at the <i>actual</i> office, your home office should serve as a respite. Employ a few tips and tricks to keep it organized, and you'll wish you could WFH all day, every day.

Kitchen Cabinets: The 9 Most Popular Colors To Pick From

Painted kitchen cabinets are back with a bang! It was not too long ago when pretty much everyone turned away from those vintage and retro hues and …

The Ten Commandments of Buying Used Furniture --> http://apttherapy.com/1iwUcWT If only there were guidelines — holy reminders if you will — of things to keep in mind while looking at used furniture. How do you decide if it's the right thing to re-do? Or if you should run in the other direction?

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Wooden Beams And Stone – The Perfect Combination For A Cabin-Like Feel

The thing we all like most about cabins and winter getaways is how warm and cozy they all feel. How exactly is that possible? Well, it’s quite easy …

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

Turn That Awkward Corner Into the Most Popular Spot in Your House

Have a peculiar angle in your home? Maybe a sofa bent at 90 degrees is the solution.<p>If you're facing this design dilemma, consider a couch that hugs the odd spot just right. Here are quartet of examples for inspiration.<p>1. Miles Redd extends this sofa around a wall and window for maximum seating.<p>2. …

Futuristic Approach to Contemporary Fireplace: Mvtikka by Nuvist

We have to say we were surprised by this contemporary fireplace design recently completed by <b>Nuvist</b>. The studio’s remarkable fluid shapes and powerful …