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Does beautiful presentation actually lead to a better-liked gift? Or is it the other way around? Science takes a stab at understanding the psychology of expectations.
By Erick M. Mas
The Chinese have been making porcelain as far back as perhaps the first century. Why did it take hundreds of years for the process to be duplicated anywhere else?
Milk paint is made of, well, milk. It's also easy to mix, super fast drying, eco-friendly and requires no sanding and priming before use.
By Wendy Bowman
Farmhouse style is an eclectic mix of traditional charm and quirky character that lends a cozy, warm feel to any space where comfort is key.
By Alia Hoyt
Subway tiles were created specifically for use in the New York City subway system, but consumers love them too, as they add a touch of retro urban sophistication to almost any home.
By Alia Hoyt
The glue, the scraping, the mess, the hours of torture and pain. If the idea of using wallpaper anywhere in your home conjures up images of sheer agony, then temporary, removable paper was made for you.
The overlapping rabbet joint that defines true shiplap is the same kind of joint that made seagoing ships watertight.
Ubiquitous in the 1970s, the papasan chair has a colorful history.
You should consider the thread count when buying sheets, but it's not the only thing that matters, say experts.
By Dave Roos
Why is it that when we set out to update a room sometimes it just doesn't quite hit the mark? Yes, we can be proud of the new window treatments and the couch has some smart new pillows, but it still has a time-worn feel
By Doug Wilson