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Summer’s Hottest Trend Is All About Stripes

July 22, 2016

From bold and blocked to natty and nautical, stripes are enjoying a fashion moment, and the home decor gurus are totally on board. Here’s how you can work the trend in a functionally stylish way. Block Shade In addition to its timeless good looks in several striped variations, this sturdy and sprawling patio umbrella also thwarts water…

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Brewing Your Own Beer Is So Easy!

July 20, 2016

As many as 1.2 million Americans brew their own beer, according to a survey conducted by the American Homebrewers Association. If they can do it, so can you! The process is easier than you might think. With the right tools in hand, you’ll soon feel a sense of pride when you brew your own tasty beer. And…

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How to Pair Wine with Summer Cookout Foods

July 15, 2016

Beer often plays nicely with nearly anything that comes off the grill. Wine, on the other hand, always seemed a bit more complicated to serve at a summer cookout. However, after talking to certified sommelier, Leslee Miller, owner of the wine consulting firm Amusée, I’m having second thoughts. And you might, too! Her tips make it…

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Genius Dorm Room Fixes

July 05, 2016

Your dorm room is where most of your brilliance happens. It’s got to be on fleek.  These simple solutions transform bland walls and cluttered closets into divine living spaces, so you can focus on being the next Steve Jobs. Make A Daybed A printed duvet and a body pillow create a relaxing environment during the…

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How to Plan a Block Party Without Stressing Out

July 01, 2016

What time-honored summer tradition corrals a neighborhood better than a block party? You meet new neighbors, catch up with old ones, and just have fun. With our easy tips, you can plan a stress-free block party that goes off without a hitch. Do: Recruit neighbors with useful skills. You’ll need someone artistic to make up…

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