Color Theory 101: Making Complementary Colors Work for You

February 17, 2018

Do you remember the color wheel? Conventional color wisdom has it that colors that lie opposite to one another on the wheel—or complementary colors—are especially pleasing together. And lest you dismiss this as the color equivalent of an urban myth, there’s actually scientific evidence supporting the idea that certain colors look good together. Here’s how to make it work for you.

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Big Brother Is Watching Your Cat

February 17, 2018

Things cats love: boxes, sunshine and destroying your privacy online. In an effort to raise awareness as to just how much information we’re giving away on the internet, Florida State University professor Owen Mundy put together IKnowWhereYourCatLives.com.

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​How Bad is It Really to Wear New Clothes Before You Wash Them?

February 17, 2018

Wearing new clothes straight from the store — without washing them — probably won’t kill you, but it can cause some nasty reactions, and has the potential to pass along some ickiness that maybe you’d rather not know about. Because, frankly, once you do, it might be hard for you to continue your wearing-before-washing ways.

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9 Stores with the Best Decor Sales This Holiday Weekend

February 17, 2018

If you’ve been in the market for virtually anything home related, you’re bound to score an amazing deal—or two—this President’s Day weekend. We put our deal-finding goggles on and uncovered some pretty epic sales that may even rival those found on Black Friday. Check out our selections below, and expect to save some major coin!

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Tips of the Week: Choosing a Sewing Needle, Cheap Craft Shelving, Working with Epoxies, and Generating Gears

February 16, 2018

Sewing, equipment cleaning, storage, epoxy basics, gear-making, and more. A little something for everyone this week.
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Particle Jumps Into Mesh Networking With Three New Boards (And Lower-Cost LTE)

February 16, 2018

Meet the new Argon, Boron, and Xenon boards.
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“California Vintage Global Glam” in North Carolina — House Tour

February 16, 2018

Name: Ariene C. Bethea and Daren Z. Bethea II (and Mini)
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Size: 3,100 Square Feet
Years lived in: 9 years, owned

There are dreamers and there are doers. Ariene Bethea fits into the latter. Ariene brought her dream to life through her designer furnishings storefront, Dressing Rooms Interiors Studio. She has been called a “design maven,” whose arrival is “changing the face of design in the South.” Her style is abundant throughout her residence in Charlotte, which she shares with her husband, Daren, (a dreamer and a doer in his own right). Daren provides his expertise in chiropractic medicine through Charlotte’s first mobile chiropractic clinic. Passion defines Ariene and Daren’s home and life.

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The President’s Day Sofa Sales To Shop This Weekend

February 16, 2018

How are you planning on celebrating President’s Day? (Besides listening to the Hamilton soundtrack, of course.) If you’re lucky, you’ll have Monday off. But unlike most other three-day weekends, there aren’t President’s Day get-togethers or traditions. Unless you count the not-so-official tradition of shopping online sales. Which, thankfully, is something we can all do, even if you don’t get Monday off. It’s an especially good time to keep an eye out for deals on larger buys, like furniture. Ahead, some of our favorite sales we’ll be keeping an eye on over the long weekend.

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Gorgeous Ways to Make Your Home a Lush Green Oasis

February 16, 2018

We just got a tease of spring here in Florida, and it’s making me itch to plant again. Living an apartment life means having not having a full outdoor garden, but that won’t stop me from turning our home into a green oasis. From your floors, to the walls, to the ceilings, here’s how to turn your home into a bonafide indoor jungle.

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Did Friends Predict Alexa and FaceTime? An Investigation

February 16, 2018

Thanks to the abundance of streaming services these days, we’re able to watch (and re-watch, and re-watch) our favorite TV shows, regardless of how long they’ve been off the air. Aside from making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, being able to watch shows from the past also gives us a glimpse into what life was like during its original run. Pressing play on a classic show can be like opening up a time capsule—especially when it comes to technology.

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