Doreen Williams

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10 Life-Changing Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

Break out the lemons!<p>Cleaning the kitchen is never going to be as fun as, say, a weekend at the beach. But it's gotta get done. And even if you don't have a single cleaning product in your home, you can still totally make your kitchen sparkle. Plus, there's a certain feeling of pride you'll get …

Cleaning

5 Awesome & Affordable American Drives

Every corner of the U.S.—including yours—offers a bold, beautiful road trip that rolls out an unforgettable vacation at a reasonable price. Here, …

How to Build a Garden Hose Hanger (Beginner DIY)

Summertime is upon us, which for many of us means we find ourselves using the garden hose a lot more than we have been. If you’re tired of seeing …

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The Romance of the Homemade Candle

In the colonial era, enterprising New Englanders quickly discovered that the wax produced by boiling the prolific gray berries that grew along the …

Cape Cod

Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe: Soup au Pistou

This simple and satisfying French bistro classic is home-style cooking at its best. Courtesy of The French Country Table by Laura Washburn, the key to the dish is the pistou, which is similar to pesto, and is made of garlic, basil, and olive oil.<p>This recipe is a staple of Provençal cuisine. Purists …

Recipes

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Home Decorating

How to Strengthen Calves After a Broken Ankle : Fitness & Exercise Advice

45 Insanely Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Most colorful kitchen ever!<p>Playing around with color is daunting, but that's why a backsplash is perfect. It can create a subtle pop in a neutral kitchen, or add to an already bold room with very little work on your part. It doesn't matter if your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy, or modern and …

Kitchens

How to Stain Furniture

Staining wood furniture adds color and brings out the natural beauty of the grain.<p>Photo: minwax.com<p>The process of staining furniture is intimidating …

Getting Clear on Your Purpose

<i>"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but fidelity to a worthy purpose." -- Helen Keller</i><p>In my last blog post, I talked about the alignment of energy to your purpose. That if you really connect to your purpose and keep it in …

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

Workouts

43 Small Kitchen Ideas That Won't Make You Feel Claustrophobic

Sky-high cabinets and mirrored backsplashes are your friends here.<p>When your prep space is no larger than a closet, even one person can feel like too many cooks in the kitchen. These tricks will help you make the most of your counter space and cabinetry. And when you want to plan for your future …

Interior Design

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

Francis Bacon

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Grass Alternatives - Keep Off the Grass

Ready to turn your resource-stealing suburban savannah into a low-maintenance oasis? Don't miss these five grass alternatives!<p>Photo: …

6 Simple Actions You Can Take Today For A Healthier Self Image By Tomorrow | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The way you see yourself affects every aspect of your life. A person with a healthy self-image experiences life very differently from someone with an …

Self-help

How to Be Respected

Respect is given to those who conduct themselves with integrity and treat others with dignity. If you respect yourself and set yourself up as an …

Pro Space-Saving Tips For Small Kitchens

A small kitchen can be a big minus for any home, whether it’s a house or an apartment. A small kitchen is very uninviting and this can be very …

Get Inspired

"Own" It Like You Own It: 8 Ways to Personalize Your Rental, Designer Edition<p>by Justine Hand<p>Remodeling 101: What to Know When Buying a House: 6 …

Expert Advice: An Architect’s 15 Essential Tips for Designing the Kitchen

With more than 50 kitchen projects under his belt, Jerome Buttrick of Buttrick Projects (formerly Buttrick Wong Architects) is a veteran of kitchen …

Kitchens

10 Easy Pieces: Simple Kitchen Clocks

Is it just us, or is a kitchen not a real kitchen without an easy-to-read classic clock to keep everyone on schedule? Here’s a roundup of kitchen …

Kitchens

7 Inspiring Quotes From Maya Angelou