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Get Off of Your Phones and Talk Once in a While

First I started seeing it with groups of friends. Four people sitting at a table in a restaurant together, none of them talking, each with their head buried in their phone. Occasionally one friend might show another something that was on their screen, but that would be the sum total of their physical interaction. Then I... read more

These Resilient Houseplants Will Survive Your Busy Schedule

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Small plants can have big effects in your home. Houseplants can beautify your indoor space by adding character, tranquility, and a host of other benefits—if you can manage to keep them alive, that is. With August signaling the start of a new school year, nurturing houseplants (or remembering to water them every now and then)... read more

Crispy Baked Kale Chips Recipe

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You'll never buy the packaged stuff again after you make this homemade Crispy Baked Kale Chips Recipe -- it's perfect as a back-to-school snack! What You'll Need: 1 bunch of curly kale, rinsed and dried thoroughly 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil  1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper Step 1: Preheat... read more

10 Fantasy Vacation Spots for Labor Day

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Another three-day weekend is coming up; while you might be staying local, check out where the rich and famous will be jetting off to. DESTINATION: Portoferraio, Italy WHO YOU'LL SEE THERE: This sleepy-looking Italian beach town attracts mega-stars like Beyoncé and Jay-Z. DESTINATION: Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland WHO... read more

Does Owning a Home Help or Hurt Your Marriage?

Buying a home with your partner can be one of the happiest days of your life. But does that equal a happy marriage? Obviously many factors can contribute to the rise or fall of your relationship through the years, but one study has found that owning a home with your S.O. can definitely maybe... read more

6 Root Vegetables You Need to Try

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Not to be a buzz kill, but as summer starts to come to a close, all those fresh veggies we love — tomatoes, cukes, peppers, etc. — will shortly be making a grand exit. Yes, you'll still find them (though less flavorful and fresh) all year long in the supermarket, but if you're down for... read more

Don’t Try to Control Your Partner

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I’m not a huge gamer, but I do love to play FIFA ’15, the soccer video game. Part of the reason is that there’s a big fantasy element involved. You get to manage a team over the course of however many seasons you choose to play, with transfers and contract negotiations, and prima donna players whose... read more

How to Style Your Bedroom into Your Own Personal Sanctuary

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by Mark Cutler, Chief Designer at nousDECOR

How do you go about making your bedroom feel like a sanctuary? This is a question I often get asked as a designer, and it's one with an answer that I think can have many interpretations. Like anything else, it depends on what you think a... read more

A Late Summer Blueberry Peach Cobbler Recipe

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There are so many great dessert recipes that utilize Summer fruit, but I think homemade cobbler is my absolute favorite. What can be better than sweet cinnamon-scented fruit covered in a buttery, cookie-like topping? Give this Blueberry Peach Cobbler recipe a try this weekend and get baking! What You'll Need: (Serves 6-8) For the Fruit:... read more

Cozy Up To The End of Summer With A Backyard Movie Night

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  No vacation yet this summer? Enjoy the late summer nights by turning your backyard into an outdoor movie theater! Kick back, relax, and enjoy a movie on this DIY big screen. Invite over a few friends and savor the last moments of summer from the comfort of your own home! What You'll Need: White... read more
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