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Quinoa Bowls: One Bowl, 1000 Possibilities

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Lunch and dinner bowls are kind of the best thing going. Not only are they incredibly easy to throw together, perfect for those days when the kitchen is the last place you want to be, they're a great cool-weather alternative to the standard summer salad. Because yes, that's totally something we're starting to think about these days... read more

8 Unexpected Ideas for Your Next Get-Together

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Whether you frequently entertain or just want to up your "gracious host" game, it's time to start thinking outside the standard dinner party box. Don't get us wrong, we're huge fans of a classic get-together, but to land yourself the title of entertaining aficionado mixing it up is key. Go Gourmet Instead of serving a full-blown... read more

Get Off of Your Phones and Talk Once in a While

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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
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