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Kitchen Cleaning Tips for People Who Despise Doing Dishes
Kitchen Cleaning Tips for People Who Despise Doing Dishes

Washing dishes in the sink doesn't have to be drudgery. >>

Give Your Lawnmower an Early Summer Tune-Up
Give Your Lawnmower an Early Summer Tune-Up

Experts recommend giving your lawnmower an annual tune-up before storing it away for winter. But… >>

4 Things You'd Never Think to Clean
4 Things You’d Never Think to Clean

Here are a few germ hot spots that warrant your occasional attention. >>

What to Grow in Small Gardens
What to Grow in Small Gardens

If your answer to “How does your garden grow?” is a disgruntled, “Small,” you’re not… >>

Decorate With Pink
5 Fool-Proof Ways to Decorate With Pink

The Raymour & Flanigan catalog showcase an expert's eye on tastefully decorating with pink. >>

Use Recycled Cooking Water to Feed Your Garden
Use Recycled Cooking Water to Feed Your Garden

Boiled foods release nutrients of one kind or another, so why pour their cooking water down the… >>

Weekend Projects
5 Simple Memorial Day Weekend Home Projects

Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to spruce up your home with simple and effective home… >>

Yulia Brodskaya Reads Paper Art
Yulia Brodskaya: Paper Art

Artist Yulia Brodskaya’s client list includes Starbucks, Hermes, and now, Reader’s Digest. But… >>

art of toys
The Art of Toys

Wielding only a needle and thread, seamstress Wendy Tsao makes children's drawings come alive with… >>

Digital Cameras 101: How to Take Pictures Like the Pros
Digital Cameras 101: How to Take Pictures Like the Pros

From how to use the flash to how to focus with a smartphone, these photography tips will help… >>

Creative Ways to Personalize Your Workspace
Creative Ways to Personalize Your Workspace

You spend 40 or more hours per week in your office or cubicle, so why not make it your own? >>

How to (Almost) Live Like a Multi-Millionaire
How to (Almost) Live Like a Multi-Millionaire

Take a cue from these athletes' incredible homes to create an oasis of relaxation and fun in your… >>

Maximize the Natural Light in Your Home
Maximize the Natural Light in Your Home

There are many benefits to bringing more natural light into your space. Here are a few ways to… >>

How to Make a Mini Rain Barrel
How to Make a Mini Rain Barrel

Save water--and money--by watering your garden Mother Nature’s way. All you need is an old water… >>

How to Save Time and Money on Laundry Day
How to Save Time and Money on Laundry Day

Check out this smart collection of little-known laundry secrets before you do your next load of… >>

The Nature of Rock Garden Design
The Nature of Rock Garden Design

Trying to dig up a new garden design idea? Try a rock garden. They're the right scale for small… >>

Make Your Own Nontoxic Pesticides
Make Your Own Nontoxic Pesticides

Backyard gardeners tend to use three times as much pesticide as farmers. But you can make your own… >>

Take the Cooking Outside: How to Design an Outdoor Kitchen
Take the Cooking Outside: How to Design an Outdoor Kitchen

Long summer days are great for outdoor dining. If you love grilling, read our primer on outdoor… >>

the reads
Timothy Goodman: Artist as Storyteller

Artist Timothy Goodman talked to us about drawing by hand, dancing with fear, and disobeying one's… >>

weekend garden projects
4 Weekend Garden Projects Anyone Can Do

We’ve scoured the Internet for easy gardening projects that celebrate the best of spring. Check… >>