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Patricia Michelson: how to prepare a cheeseboard

The cheese expert and owner of La Fromagerie shares her tips on styling a seasonal board<p><b>Build up flavour</b> <br>Choose five or six varieties for your board – eight maximum – so your taste buds are not muddled by too many flavours. Buy about 30g per cheese, per person. Your first taste from the board …

27 Space-Saving Design Ideas For Small Kitchens

When you have a small kitchen, you often don’t even feel like going into that room. It’s just not inviting to always feel like you don’t have enough …

Interior Design

You Can Do It! First-Time Vegetable Gardening for the Black-Thumbed

Some of you may feel like no matter what you try to grow, it dies. Too much water, not enough water, too much sun, too much shade, or… it just dies …

Gardening

Alexander James

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Is a Green Thumb Something You Can Learn?

A lot of things in life are acquired skills. People learn foreign languages, kickboxing, sitar, and even how to like olives. But plants can be …

Kickboxing

Charming 18th century duplex renovated in Place de la Madeleine

When you usually hear about an apartment being renovated you expect it to feature a contemporary style. But not all renovations focus on bringing the …

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DIY Kitchen Garden Planter

With Brimfield around the corner, I’m starting to feel a familiar itch again. The itch that means wooden boxes are near. The first year I went to …

Make Your Own Kids' Garden

Making things out of pallets is old hat on the internet, but this kids' garden is unique and fun. Especially because it owns up to its charming …

Kids

15 Household Uses for Mint

• Growing mint will keep your yard and garden buzzing with beneficial insects. Mint is rich in nectar and pollen, and its small flower clusters keep …

Alternative Medicine

Gothenburg’s Exquisite Side: Small Apartment Tastefully Designed

The tasteful Scandinavian design strikes again! Alvhem Makleri & Interior presents another gorgeous Gothenburg small, all-white apartment, …

Bloggers tell all: The best organization tips for your kitchen

Clean, organized spaces are welcoming, relaxing and soothing. No one wants to cook in a messy kitchen where you can’t find anything and nothing has a …

Coffee Grinders

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

Traditional German Home Acquires A Sparkling Modern Extension

We have always maintained that renovations and revamps are far more difficult to execute than planning for a brand new home on an empty lot. The …

Creating A Natural Feel With Wood In Contemporary Bathrooms

Some materials are simply warmer than others and natural wood is a good example. Nonetheless, most bathrooms tend to have an absence of wood in …

Interior Design

20 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

There’s still plenty of time to decide on a nice gift for Mother’s Day but it’s never too early to explore options. This day is very special. Not …

Boys’ Room Designs: Ideas & Inspiration

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The Food Guide Tea Towel

Update: Now available stateside! Hoorah!<p>Which foods are rich in vitamins and minerals? If you’re not sure, then perhaps this tea towel would be a …

Definite/Potential/Questionable: Simple Sorting Trick For Closet Cleanouts

A friend of mine is dealing with the myriad tasks involved in selling a house, packing up, and moving, so I offered to help a bit yesterday. I …

Minimalism

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The Urban Gardener: Indoor Window Garden Inspiration

Love gardening, but short on outdoor space? Below you'll find some inspiration for planting indoors — all you need is a window.<p><b>BOTTOM ROW</b><br>6. Ship & …

Outdoor Spaces

Worrisome Levels of Lead Found In Imported Rice

An analysis of imported brands found surprising levels of the metal.<p>Reporting at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, a group of …

Cancer Control: 32 Steps You Can Take Now

So what does cancer control really mean? With cancer rates on the rise worldwide, include both<p>cancer prevention (taking actions that prevent getting cancer in the first place) and also reducing your risk of cancer recurrence (if you have already had cancer).<p>Don't just be a cancer survivor. Be a …

Nutrition

Stricter School Lunch Standards Lead To Lighter Kids

Complying with federal guidelines for healthy meals in schools helps children to stay leaner, according to the latest study on school lunches.<p>While …

Study shows pain really is all in your head, and you can see it

Researchers say they’ve figured out an objective way to measure pain -- by imaging the brain’s response, in real time.<p>They used a type of brain scanner called functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to take pictures of people’s responses to pain. And they documented that a morphine-based …

Three Detox Myths You Shouldn't Fall For

ThinkStock/Hemera<p>Detox Myth 1: Certain liquid diets can push out toxins.<p>Nope. No fad diet can eliminate harmful invaders faster than your built-in clean-up crew (the liver, kidneys, and colon). "The best 'cleansing' strategy is a proper diet, regular exercise, and not smoking," says Stephen Dahmer, …

The Ins and Outs of a Spring Cleaning Detox

We just returned from a two-week road trip, and with the exception of a few good meals in Savannah, Charleston, and Asheville, the food we got while traveling -- and especially the food we got at Disney World -- was categorically terrible. Here in New York, juice bars with $13 green smoothies are …

Nutrition

Power Pairs Dumbbell Workout

Multitask your way to a better bod with these two-in-one strength-training exercises<p>In successful relationships, partners bring out the best in each other. The same can be said of fitness moves. Certain exercises are more effective when paired up than when done alone. "Doing two moves at the same …

Orgasms 411: Have a Wegasm Tonight

<b>Get a Head Start</b><br>If you expect to have an orgasm, you heighten the chances of it happening, according to research from the Sexual Psychophysiology Lab at the University of Texas at Austin. And this applies to the synchronized climax too. "Expectations play a huge role in sexual outcomes," says …

Women's Health

How to Become a Morning Workout Person<p>Even if you're an early bird, getting up before the sun rises to go sweat your butt off can be seriously daunting. The good news: It's possible to become a morning workout person (with relatively little pain). Just follow these 7 steps<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Pack …