Veronique Akkerman

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24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

Make this Homemade Holiday Gift: Hand-Sewn, Printed Tea Towels

<b>Maker:</b> Stephanie <b><br>Skill Level:</b> Easy <b><br>Time Required:</b> 3 hours <b><br>Project Cost:</b> $30<p>Last year, in an effort to minimize the cost of Christmas shopping, Stephanie …

Crafting

The Kitchn

Unlikely Multiple Sclerosis Pill On Track To Become Blockbuster

There aren't very many drugs that are also, essentially, industrial chemicals available in railroad-car volumes, pharmaceutical chemist Derek Lowe noted on his blog, In The Pipeline, this spring.<p>But there are a few. One is lithium carbonate, a staple of glassmaking and ceramic glazes and also the …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

10 Amazing Room Before-and-Afters

Before and after photos with amazing results.<p>We've gathered our most dramatic before and after pictures, including dining room, bathroom, and kitchen makeovers.

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Architecture

Study: Sleep 'Cleans' Your Brain

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

The Best Pumpkin Beers Taste Test

We tested a pumpkin patch's worth of these all-American brews to find our favorites<p><i>We have embarked on a taste test tour of supermarket foods. We nibble, we score, and we share the results to help you avoid the paralysis of Brand Choice Overload. Today's topic: pumpkin beer.</i><p>Alongside bifocals, …

Pumpkins

The Only Banana Bread Recipe You'll Ever Need

Sure, there's a plethora of banana bread recipes out there on the net and in cookbooks, claiming to be the best. However, I think this is pretty darn good for a banana bread recipe and is as easy as making banana bread can be. Yogurt and oil is used, which I find is a combination that always …

Breakfast

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

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