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How To Set The Perfect Table

Create a stunning table with advice from the pros.<p><b>Be organized:</b> Look at what you have. Make a list and select the tableware and décor you want to use. Knowing what you have to work with will make you less stressed when creating your look.<p><b>Think about the menu:</b> You want your table to work with the …

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The Serious Eats Cheese and Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet

It's New Year's Eve, and your guests are about to come tumbling in. You set out bowls of salty snacks and a grand platter of cheeses. There's creamy white chèvre, a Stilton, some Brie, nutty aged Gruyère, tangy Vermont cheddar, and a splurge-worthy chunk of 4-year Gouda. With a flourish you top the …

Computer Use May Improve Fine-Motor Skills In The Brain, Scientists Say

Don’t worry about watching all those cat videos on the Internet. You’re not wasting time when you are at your computer—you’re honing your fine-motor skills. A study of people’s ability to translate training that involves clicking and twiddling a computer mouse reveals that the brain can apply that …

31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.

Hot Deals on Winter Beach Escapes

(photo: Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa)<p>Winter arrived with a big snowy bang across much of America, which has many folks already pining for an escape to warmer climes. If your family is ready to trade the snow for some sunshine and sand, here are five tremendous deals at kid-friendly beach resorts …

Beyond The Holidays: Radiant String Light Ideas That Sparkle All Year Long!

December is a month of joy, festivities and beautifully illuminated homes that greet you at every turn throughout the merry Holiday Season. Christmas …

10 Luxurious Recipes for New Year's Eve

Whether it's been the most amazing year or the worst, whether it's been <i>meh</i> or great or mediocre or spectacular, New Year's Eve calls for a celebration. It calls for opulence; it calls for luxury. Because the holidays <i>still</i> aren't over; there are still oysters to be eaten, Champagne to be toasted, …

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FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

Party in Five: Belgian Waffle Bar Holiday Brunch

Melanie Grizzel, Camille Styles, 2012. Cooking Channel, LLC. All Right Reserved.<p>We here at Cooking Channel <i>love</i> a good party. But throwing a memorable …

The Best Places To Ski East Of The Rockies

If you're into skiing or snowboarding, you know the West is where it's at to find North America's longest runs, busiest ski towns and dizzying vertical heights. But getting to Jackson Hole, WY or Whistler, BC isn't always practical or affordable for winter athletes living east of the Rockies.<p>We've …

Christmas Chromosome Crackers

The Royal Institution advent calendar tells the tales from your chromosomes<p>Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without chromosomes. At least that’s what the Royal Institution thinks and it’s difficult to gainsay their logic. So they've put together an advent calendar of chromosomes, all 24 of the human …

35 Hearty Fall Recipes That'll Warm You Right Up

Autumn weather calls for serious comfort food.<p>These autumn dishes check off every box. They're filling, easy to make and perfect for a chilly fall day.

18 Happy Little Foods That Believe In You

Happyfood is an adorable Tumblr that you should follow if you ever need a pick-me-up.

What’s Inside: The Life-Saving Ingredients in F-100 Therapeutic Milk | WIRED

Milk Powder<br>The distended bellies seen on some starving kids comes, in part, from a swollen liver. It’s typical of kwashiorkor, malnutrition from a …

7 Affordable Beauty Products on Celebrity Vanities

Their tried-and-true drugstore finds.<p>We took a look at the vanities of top celebrities, and it turns that in addition to high-end makeup brands, many celebs also have a tried-and-true drugstore favorite. Here are their picks, all $12 or less.

7 Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Not-your-average gifts.<p>Not-your-average holiday gifts that you can buy with a click — and just in the nick of time!

2013 Holiday Gift Guides (& Sweepstakes!)

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

What the Color of Your Living Room Says About You

A color expert weighs in.<p>You painted a room a certain hue because you were drawn to it, but do you know why? Color expert Kate Smith reveals the meanings behind your color choices.

Articles about modern homes carolinas on Dwell.com - Dwell

In South Carolina's Lowcountry, a contemporary house soars amid the oaks and alligators.<p>Though living in a glass house certainly isn't for everyone, many people who look forward to their dream modern home see a vision...<p>Two West Coast transplants, priced out of San Francisco, build their North …

Architecture

Savory French Toast + Rainbow Chard

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: How to eat French toast and maple syrup for dinner without it tasting like breakfast.</i><p>Breakfast for dinner is fun every once in a …

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33 Festive And Beautiful Foods To Make For Christmas

There are so many great things about the holidays. One of them is presents; all of the rest of them are food.

23 Delicious Dips For A Veggie Platter

Because store-bought hummus is for alone time, not your holiday party.

Gifts from the Kitchen: 22 Edible Holiday Presents You Can Make at Home

From spicy mustard to chocolate bark, make your holiday gifts for family and friends right in your own kitchen

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How To Put Together A Great Cheese Plate At A Regular Supermarket

You don’t have to serve Kraft singles at a party just because you didn't go to a fancy cheese shop. There is another way.<p>If you are standing in a nice cheese shop, putting together a delicious cheese plate for a party is a very easy two-step process: Ask the salesperson for recommendations and buy …

Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home

Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn't want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as <i>Tiny House</i>. …

Sustainability

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

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Mane Goal

Arm yourself with the right styling tools and beautiful hair will surely follow.<p>"Using styling tools that work with your hair texture and the final effect that you want is so crucial—the two absolutely go hand in hand," says Nunzio Saviano, a hair stylist in New York City and owner of his namesake …