In Marriage as in Life, Do Unto Others is Great Advice

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The human brain is a weird thing. In psychology, there is a behavior called mirroring, which is where one person subconsciously imitates the gestures, speech patterns, and attitudes of another. You can see it sometimes in a person surrounded by foreigners. Suddenly they take on the rhythm of speech, or even the accent, of the people... read more

7 Backyard Tablescape Ideas For Your Next Outdoor Party

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Before you can throw a backyard bash at your home, you’ll have to dust off your decorative pillows, give your furniture a fresh coat of paint, and deck out your décor with bright summer shades. In order to host a dazzling dinner or pretty tea party, your table must be the center of attention.... read more

6 Ways to Work with Summer’s Hottest Plant

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Oh, humble cacti: though they might pose safety hazards, the spiky little guys have been climbing out of deserts and into our hearts for the past few months now. Available in prints and on fashion items galore, we knew it was just a matter of time before they made it into our spaces. It turns out,... read more

A Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

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A wholesome batch of homemade granola is so incredibly simple to make and can save you some cash along the way. This simple granola recipe made with hearty oats, nuts, maple syrup, shredded coconut and spices takes under an hour to prepare, and is a lot more nutritious and flavorful than the store bought kind! What You'll... read more

10 Unforgettable Summer Party Ideas

From full-on theme parties to little DIY details that make the night special, here are our favorite suggestions for your next summer soirée.

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Life's A Beach

If you live near the beach, invite a few friends and bring along pillows, plates, flatware and flowers for a laid-back, al fresco meal.

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8 Swimming Pools We Want to Jump In Right Now

We’re officially in the dog days of summer. It’s hot, sticky, and everything is melting. Besides a frozen cocktail drink in hand (obviously), a dip in the pool is just what the doctor ordered for this sweltering heat. Here are eight that we’re currently day-dreaming about diving into. Use them as inspiration for your own home, or just look at them to cool down. It’s amazing how refreshed we feel already!

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Dinner and a Swim

This pool/hot tub combo is paved with gorgeous stone floors, making it cozy and pretty. But what we’re really loving is the pizza oven attached to it. Just remember, no swimming for thirty minutes after you eat.

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A Tropical Trip South of the Border for National Tequila Day

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Oh, yes! It's National Tequila Day! So, we decided to take you on a journey south of the border to Rosewood Mayakoba, the new Riviera Maya resort that offers ocean- and lagoon-front suites. Plus, we'll share a few recipes that will get you in relaxation mode in no time. Get ready for some gratuitous... read more

Beer and Food Pairing Basics

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Just like with wine, pairing beer with the right foods allows the complex flavors of a top-notch brew — and its corresponding dish — really shine. Before you start pairing, you'll want to get a handle on the beer in question's characteristics — the flavors, intensity and taste elements. Once you've identified these, you'll be... read more

When it Comes to Gifts, It Really is the Thought That Counts

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Sometimes in a relationship, expensive gifts are called for. Or at least gifts that require a high degree of planning and execution. Birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas; those are the big-ticket gift-giving opportunities. But when you are in a relationship, gift-giving shouldn’t stop at the big three, it should be a periodic routine that communicates what you can’t always... read more

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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The easiest and most delicious way to make chicken fajitas at home is fuss-free and only requires one tray! This Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita's Recipe will quickly become part of your weeknight dinner rotation. What You'll Need: (Serves 4-6) 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into strips 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced 1 red... read more
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