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Classic Birthday Cake | Vintage Mixer

I originally posted this cake on the blog in 2010 and after years of making if for friends and family I thought it was worth reposting with new …

Bacon Avocado Eggs Benedict Recipe | Vintage Mixer

There’s only a few ways to take a traditional Eggs Benedict recipe to the next level – bacon and avocado certainly do the trick! Of course you could …

Letting Go, Trusting, and Allowing Yourself to Be Happy and Free

<b>“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>First, let’s be clear about something…<p>Surrender is <i>not</i> …

Beautifully Intimate X-Ray Portraits of Different Couples

Artists Saiko Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi have taken photos of couples to an entirely new level with these incredibly intimate <i>X-Ray Portraits</i>. The two student artists used CT scans and X-ray machines to document pairs of people within very close proximity. The skeletons seem cold and lonely, yet the …

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20 Weird Photos Of Couples In Love That Defy All Logic

Ah the folly of love!<p>What seemed like a good idea for a photo in amidst the wave of marital bliss, on reflection might not have been the smartest of …

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Ingenious Mason Jar Halloween Decoration Ideas

Mason jars…they’re so versatile and so easy to repurpose. They make excellent storage containers and they’re also wonderful at parties. They give out …

Decorations

10 Little Habits that Steal Your Happiness

You ultimately become what you repeatedly do. If your habits aren’t helping you, they’re hurting you. Here are a few examples of the latter that will …

17 Quotes That Will Help You Discover Your Life's Purpose

10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Brad Waters, <i>Guest Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Ten years ago this month, Hara Estroff Marano, Editor-at-Large for <i>Psychology Today,</i> wrote in her article “The Art …

How to Style Your Coffee Table Like a Pro

This space isn't just for giant books anymore.<p>These decorating tips — from how to lay out a tray to arranging a personal collection — show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

Top 5 Children’s Beds – Your Child Will Never Miss Bedtime Again

“Can I sleep in your bed mummy?”, “I don’t want to go to sleep yet”, “I’m scared” – we’ve all been there; the moment putting your child to bed seems …

Bedrooms

4 Simple But Powerful Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

<b>“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~Charles Swindoll</b><p>I found Tiny Buddha because I have never dealt with stress and …

Pan-Fried Pork Chops

Okay, people. Let’s get down to business here. Let’s get down to basics, let’s get down to brass tacks, let’s get down to the nitty gritty…<p><i>Let’s fry</i> …

How to Get a Good Sear

<i>It might be grilling season, but it's also steak season. So we're bringing this post back to our attention. What's a steak without a good sear, anyways?</i><p>There are a few times in the kitchen when we need to let go: to throw something into the oven, or onto the stove, or into a corner, and let heat or …

10 Old English Words You Need to Be Using

If you learn just ten old words this month, let them be these, from Mark Forsyth's <i>The Horologicon: A Day’s Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the</i> …

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How Not To Look Like A Supermodel In Your Underwear

There's often a lot of debate about the pressure women feel to compete with the Photoshopped models and celebrities which adore their favourite …

Articles about reading-time on Dwell.com - Dwell

From picture books for pint-size readers to more involved, didactic tomes that parents can read to their kids, break out these...<p>Looking for a little light literature to while away the hours? We suggest a quartet of (fictional) titles for the design minded.<p>A Welsh design competition yields pop-up …

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Affordable, Colorful Art: Torn Paper Collages by John Elice

Want an affordable piece of art and to add a splash of color to your home? These pieces by artist John Elice Johnson do both.<p>"It all begins with color," says the Florida-based artist, who looks to his surroundings — the beach, shells, and nature — for the inspiration behind his richly-hued paper …

Fight Off That Cold with Our Emergen-C Berry Smoothie

Ready for day 3 of our healthy smoothie extravaganza? We’ve rounded up 12 smoothie recipes, created our own green smoothie, and now, we’re making a delicious cold-busting, antioxidant-filled berry smoothie.<p>This smoothie has a secret cold fighting ingredient for those whose immune systems are …

Energy Shake

2 Servings<p>Active Time: 10 min<p>January 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice<p>1 banana, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces<p>1/2 cup (packed) coarsely chopped kale leaves, center stalk and stem removed<p>1/2 kiwi, peeled<p>2 pitted Medjool dates, coarsely chopped<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine orange juice, …

Food

No-Knead Sandwich Bread

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Carey Nershi from Reclaiming Provincial shares a recipe for no-knead sandwich bread that takes minimal prep time and makes enough to keep extra</i> …

Simple Meat Ragout for Any Pasta

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 1/2 onion, thinly sliced<br>• 3 cloves garlic, minced<br>• 2 cups roughly chopped Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder or other cooked …

11 Amazing Hotels for Book Lovers

Pop Chart Lab is at it again! After pulling together infographics on the Beatles, ground-breaking cameras, and the favorite drinks of pop culture …

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8 Keys to Creating a Loving, Joyful Relationship

Do you believe that if you have to work on a relationship, it's not the right relationship for you? Having worked with couples for 45 years, I can tell you without a doubt that this is NOT true!<p>However, "working on a relationship," doesn't mean that it has to be hard. It primarily means that you …

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