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8 Household Items Everyone Forgets To Clean—And How To Tackle Them

These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.<p>These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.


10 Beautiful Historic Houses for Sale Under $100,000

Ssnag the old house of your dreams.<p>You don't have to pay a fortune to snag the old house of your dreams. These 10 historical homes are loaded with vintage charm, and are all on sale for under $100,000! This article originally appeared on

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The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

6 Ways to Bring Good Luck to Your House

Common good-fortune beliefs.<p>These good-fortune beliefs and feng shui practices could bring a little luck into your house. For more, see what designs could bring bad luck to your house.

Home Decorating

4 Commandments for Keeping a Tidy Fridge

Never lose a bag of carrots in the bottom of the crisper again.<p>We've all reached <i>way</i> into the back of the fridge, only to find last week's berries totally liquified, or done the Tupperware shuffle ("Maybe it will fit if I turn it sideways?") when putting away leftovers. Make your refrigerator a …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …


7 Things That Make Your Home Look Dated

Prevent any "What was I thinking?" moments a few years from now with these fresh -- not faddish -- ideas from <i>Elements of Style</i> author Erin Gates.<p>By Candace Braun Davison

The Dos and Don'ts of LinkedIn

Because, really, what ARE the rules?<p>You rely on LinkedIn a lot, right? Us too, but here's an arresting professional thought: We're doing it wrong.<p>Like, <i>are</i> you supposed to accept all the invitations you get, or does that mess with the algorithm of your network (or something)? Is there a way to …


8 Of The Dirtiest Places In Your Bathroom

Spend extra time cleaning these germy spots.<p><b>1. Toothbrush holder.</b> Deemed the third dirtiest place in your entire home in a study by NSF, your toothbrush holder is filled with germs. Not only do germs from your toothbrush cling to the holder, but also, because it's usually left out on the counter, …

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10 Things You Didn't Know You Were Cleaning Wrong

Cleaning your house is an emotional roller coaster -- you want to clean it, you procrastinate, you finally clean it and then your house is dirty again. But if you're not cleaning your house correctly, certain items stay dirty and that can be bad for your health.<p>We want you to stay healthy. So we've …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

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8 Surprising Uses for Plastic Wrap

Got an excess of plastic wrap? Here are 8 astonishing new uses.<p><b>1. Keep a paint roller from drying out</b><p>Are you mid-paint, ready to break for the night, but don't want your rollers to get crusty and sad by the morning? Try this tip from The Ugly Duckling House and wrap your wet paint rollers in …


Top Headboards: NOYO Slipcovered & RH French Wing

Love this headboard from RH and its whole bed collection. With a nice big wing and a soft enveloping background, it's a perfect night's sleep.

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

30+ Amazing Paint Color Ideas for Every Spot in Your House

No regrets, guaranteed.<p>Skip the do-overs and pick the perfect paint color the first time around. What's the secret? Ask the pros. Here, expert designers shared dozens of their favorite hues for every space, shade and season. It's our best paint color advice, all in one place.

Home Decorating

14 Sneaky Mistakes That Can Decrease Your Home's Value

Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.<p>Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.

Home Improvement

24 Super Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas

Make the most of what you've got.<p>If you can't bring yourself to Kondo the kitchen, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days.


25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.


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Cool hunting in Silicon Valley: Gifts geeks will like

Price: $48 (but sometimes can get on a sale at 50 per cent off)<p>GifBook<p>If you’re like us, you laugh out loud at some of the Internet’s many animated GIFs (pronounced “jifs,” President Obama says so). If only there was some way to move that digital fun into the tangible real world.<p>Rest assured, now …

150+ Designer Kitchens for Every Style

Allow these culinary hot spots to stir up major inspiration for your own home.<p>We've gathered all our best cooking hubs in one place – from country casual to sleek and modern. Which one inspires you most?

Interior Design

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Laundry Rooms

Pharrell Defends 'Blurred Lines,' Grills Host on 'Naughty Thoughts'

Musician also addresses six Iranians arrested for posting a video of themselves dancing to "Happy"<p>Pharrell addressed the controversy surrounding the …

Origami Ice Cream Cone Sleeves

<i>Every other week, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: Transform a pack of origami paper into a bright and summery set of ice cream cone sleeves.</i><p>Is there anything more summery and nostalgic than an ice cream party? You take …