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  • Drew Barrymore Sells in Hollywood, House Hunts in New York

    Drew Barrymore Sells in Hollywood, House Hunts in New York

    After years of living in the Hollywood Hills, actress Drew Barrymore has sold her Los Angeles estate to a mystery buyer represented by Swedish firm Hillcrest AB, the LA Times reports. READ MORE »

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  • A Dilapidated Old Church Becomes a Happy Vibrant Home — House Tour

    A Dilapidated Old Church Becomes a Happy Vibrant Home — House Tour

    Name: Jenny Mountford, owner of Attic and Fable Location: Bridgetown, Western AustraliaSize: 1894 square feetYears lived in: 2.5 years, owned Jenny has always been drawn to color, the...

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  • Is It Ever Okay to Ask If You Can Tour Your Childhood Home?

    Is It Ever Okay to Ask If You Can Tour Your Childhood Home?

    Every now and then, I Google the address of my childhood home just to see if it's on the market. I don't want to buy it, make no mistake. It's more that I'm forever curious to see if any...

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  • The Salary You Need to Live Alone in Every Major U.S. City

    The Salary You Need to Live Alone in Every Major U.S. City

    Living in an exciting urban environment is a priority for a lot of people, but the prospect of swinging rent in a major city without the help of a roommate can be daunting. If you're wondering...

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  • Inside Two 'Grimm' Stars' Spanish Modern Los Angeles Home — House Tour

    Inside Two 'Grimm' Stars' Spanish Modern Los Angeles Home — House Tour

    Name: Bitsie Tulloch and David GiuntoliLocation: Hollywood Hills — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 3,600 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, owned Actors Bitsie and David have spent the...

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  • Why Popcorn Ceilings Are Actually Pretty Great

    Why Popcorn Ceilings Are Actually Pretty Great

    Popcorn ceilings—formally known as acoustic ceilings and sometimes appetizingly referred to as cottage cheese—have gotten a bad rap over the years. Just Google "popcorn ceilings" you'll be...

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  • How Gross Is It to Bring Your Phone into the Bathroom?

    How Gross Is It to Bring Your Phone into the Bathroom?

    If you scroll through Instagram while in the bathroom, you're not alone. An estimated nine in 10 Americans have also picked up this habit—but it's time to develop a new routine. READ MORE »

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  • This Is What a $50,000 Backyard Looks Like

    This Is What a $50,000 Backyard Looks Like

    While the grass may be a bit patchy—no surprise in Southern California—this 90-year-old yard actually looks pretty great. The house looks nice, the fence is attractive and offers a ton...

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  • 7 Smart Space-Savers To Steal From Tiny Houseboats

    7 Smart Space-Savers To Steal From Tiny Houseboats

    If you want to know about rhinestones and country music, ask Dolly Parton. For insight into small spaces and storage, go straight to boat owners and people who live year-round on houseboats....

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  • A Small Guest Suite Is a Modern Take on Victorian — House Call

    A Small Guest Suite Is a Modern Take on Victorian — House Call

    Name: Kelly Jackson, my husband Drew, my two kids (Lucy, 2, and Dylan, 5), and our low rider dog Walter, who also has a beard! Location: Grant Park Neighborhood — Atlanta, Georgia Size: 800...

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  • This $7 Yellow Stuff Is the Best Way to Get Stubborn Stickers Off New Dishes

    This $7 Yellow Stuff Is the Best Way to Get Stubborn Stickers Off New Dishes

    My mother has a strict policy against specialty cleaning products in her house. I have no idea how she keeps the place so clean without the help of a Swiffer or Mr. Clean Magic Erasers,...

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  • These Are the Most Influential Celebrity Engagement Rings of All Time

    These Are the Most Influential Celebrity Engagement Rings of All Time

    It's the summer of love. With the engagements of celebrity couples like Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, Hailey Baldwin and...

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  • How To Fit a Pool into a Small Backyard

    How To Fit a Pool into a Small Backyard

    You don't have to have a big backyard to fit in a pool—and if you do have a big backyard, the pool doesn't have to take up the entire thing. We've got plenty of examples of less-than-enormous...

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  • This Greek Cat Sanctuary Needs Someone To Care For 55 Felines

    This Greek Cat Sanctuary Needs Someone To Care For 55 Felines

    If Mamma Mia 2 had you looking up one-way flights to the Greek isles and you love felines, you're in luck. A cat rescue in Greece is looking for someone to care for 55 furry friends in an...

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  • Before and After: A Smart 15-Hour, $1.5K Budget Bathroom Makeover

    Before and After: A Smart 15-Hour, $1.5K Budget Bathroom Makeover

    This 50-year-old bathroom had two major things going for it, and they were both tile. All of the other features were perfectly fine, but, after a refresh, the entire room lives up to the...

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  • 5 Decor Ideas Worth Stealing From Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge

    5 Decor Ideas Worth Stealing From Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge

    Model Lily Aldridge and her rocker husband, Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, moved into a 1930s Tudor revival in Nashville after the birth of 6-year-old daughter Dixie. And while we...

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  • This $5 Target Buy Can Help You Get it all Together

    This $5 Target Buy Can Help You Get it all Together

    I've got tons of hair ties laying around—my go-to are Goody Ouchless without the metal band. They come in packages of 37 and upwards, but they still seem to always disappear. If you have long...

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  • This Online Store Is Going to Be Your New Favorite Lighting Source

    This Online Store Is Going to Be Your New Favorite Lighting Source

    Sometimes the most obvious place to shop for items is the best one—you just have to know it's there. Case in point: Lights.com, an online lighting store founded by husband-wife duo Sheva and...

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  • This Modern Boho Loft Used to Be a 1920s Department Store

    This Modern Boho Loft Used to Be a 1920s Department Store

    A swimsuit designer and a photographer lend their style to this gorgeous Los Angeles loft apartment. READ MORE »

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  • 14 Designers Share Their Favorite Shades of White Paint

    14 Designers Share Their Favorite Shades of White Paint

    Move over, 50 Shades of Grey;when it comes to painting your walls, it's more like 50 shades of white. Design lovers know there's no such thing as one shade of white paint. There's egg...

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