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Girlfriend Getaways, Budget Vacations: Cheap Travel, Trip Ideas

There's only one rule when it comes to a girlfriend getaway: Have fun. Where you go—and how much you spend—are totally up to you. So to get you started on your next epic adventure with your favorite friends, we've done the legwork to find 20 awesome vacation packages sure to please every …

20 Things I’d Do on a Dream Trip to London

My dream trip to London is based on reliving favorite moments from two years spent living there, visiting popular attractions and a handful of new …

England

This Black and White Apartment Transforms When the Lights Turn On

Keeping the overall design simple, while going bold with the furniture and lights.<p>Russian-based firm Geometrix Designs renovated an apartment in Moscow, giving it a futuristic touch by focusing on the furniture and lighting. While mainly adhering to a monochromatic black and white design, the …

Interior Design

Nigel Slater’s vegetarian Christmas recipes

A crackling raw salad; a fragrantly spiced rice and aubergine pie; bowls of rich, cheese soup; a platter of roasted pumpkin with a nutty dressing and crisp tarts with a gently flowing curd filling. These are my suggestions for meatless dishes to offer this Christmas. The roast pumpkin and the …

Christmas Recipes

Hong Kong empty nesters create a minimalist space for two in ‘safe’ Pok Fu Lam | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Staying in Pok Fu Lam was the priority for Heather and James Francombe when they decided to downsize from a family home to an apartment. The Scottish …

Hong Kong

Connecting Rain Barrels to a Rain Garden

Collecting rain from your roof in rain barrels is a great way to use a free resource to irrigate the garden. However, rain barrels can fill up within …

Biodiversity

How to Clean Out Your Spice Cabinet and Organize It—for Good

In the realm of "things I'd like to do on a Saturday," cleaning out my spice rack ranks just higher than doing my taxes and washing my third-floor apartment windows. But keeping your spices organized and fresh matters. Doing so may not automatically make you a better cook, but it <i>will</i> make you a …

Spices

13 Mobile Gardens To Move You

<b></b><b></b><b>We’re back with the second part of our roundup of itinerant and otherwise roaming, traveling, and always portable mobile gardens. Take a peek before</b> …

Greenhouses

Hanging Ceramic Pots Inspired by Mexican Jicama Plant

<b></b> <b><br>Crece Jicama is a collection of hanging ceramic pots inspired by the shape and texture of Jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus), a</b> <b></b><b>native Mexican climbing vine</b> …

Mexico

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

Straw Bale Gardening: An Easy Way To Grow Food

Last year I tried a few off-the-wall types of gardens, including a straw bale garden.<p><b>Plants growing out of straw bales</b> – I had seen them being done, …

Crock Pot Ham for the Easiest Easter Ever!

Crock pot ham may be the easiest holiday meal ever. Utilize your slow cooker to do all the work during the holidays and slow cook a Maple Glazed Ham!<p>Growing up, I remember my mom baking a ham in the oven for hours. Our kitchen was stifling hot, all for the precious holiday ham. Gone are the days of …

The Gardenista 100: Best Mini Potting Tables

We can’t help admiring how Scandinavian gardeners have it all figured out. No matter how small their living space or how short their growing season, …

Glimpses of a life drawing class

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Warren Buffett Just Wrote His Best Annual Letter Ever

Warren Buffett’s new annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders hasn’t received nearly as much attention as it deserves. I wonder if that’s …

Dividend-News - How Dividend Stocks Can Help You Retire

How Dividend Stocks Can Help You Retire<p>Published 2015-01-17 16:00:00 on The Motley Fool<p>Dividend stocks can play an incredible role in helping you …

Cashew Nut Nog

12 Servings<p>In a classic case of more is more, a beach-ball-size bowl of eggnog turns any house into holiday central.<p>December 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup cashews<p>1 cup skin-on hazelnuts (not roasted)<p>2 wide strips orange zest<p>2 cinnamon sticks<p>2 star anise pods<p>4 whole cloves<p>1 13.5-oz. can coconut milk<p>2 …

Breakfast

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Clothing

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Why Minimalist Interiors Are Good For You

There’s no place like home. At least that’s what we all want to think, but is your home making you stressed out? Do you walk in the door after a long …

How Architects Take Advantage of The Golden Ratio

When you really think about it, one of the coolest facets of architecture is the ability to have buildings be so different – so varied in terms of …

Nourishmat: Growing Your Own Food Just Got Super Easy

Do you love the idea of growing your own vegetables and herbs but are slightly intimidated by the idea? Well, I do and I am. Luckily things just got …

Architecture & Design

Kitchen Pantry Design Ideas ᴷᴬ

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Finding Success and Happiness Through Vastu

<i>Co-written by Michael and Robin Mastro</i><p>Vastu Shastra is the 7,000-year-old science of building that comes from the wisdom of the Vedas. Vastu predates …

Electromagnetism

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Charlie Munger Explains Why Warren Buffett Is So Successful

It turns out Charlie Munger — Buffett's right-hand man at Berkshire Hathaway — is happy to share.<p>Much has been said from outsiders — like myself — about Buffett and the various things he has done through the years that have delivered results that are unparalleled.<p>But that discussion makes sense …

Investing

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