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Happy Thanksgiving! Stories of Celebrations of all Shapes and Sizes from Our Readers

by Janel Laban from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Nov 28, 2014 11:29 AM
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It's become a bit of a tradition (one that I look forward to each year!) to round up some reader-reported experiences of Thanksgivings past to share with you. From big group gatherings to solo celebrations, the lesson here is that there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to enjoying a day dedicated to being thoughtful and thankful. It truly is "all good". I hope you are enjoying your day...and that you'll enjoy the stories below (and possibly share your own in the comments for next years post!) READ MORE »

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The BIG List: Our Favorite Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals — 2014

by Jennifer Hunter from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Nov 28, 2014 11:29 AM
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This is it. Lace up your comfy shoes and hydrate (or just stretch those web-surfing fingers) because the biggest shopping day — nay, weekend — of the year is here. We've found some of the juiciest deals out there so you can get gifting season started right. READ MORE »

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How Can I Make Multiple "Rooms" in a Massive Great Room? — Good Questions

by Regina Yunghans from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Nov 28, 2014 11:29 AM
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Q: My boyfriend and I have lived in this apartment for about 7 months, and have yet to figure out a way to arrange this room that doesn't look awkward. I don't have good photos of its current arrangement (and even if I did I might be embarrassed to include them), but it's not pretty. READ MORE »

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5 Things Not To Worry About While House Hunting (and One Unexpected Thing You Probably Should)

by Jennifer Hunter from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Nov 28, 2014 11:29 AM
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It happens every few weeks. I turn on House Hunters (yes, I know it's allegedly fake , let me be) to watch lucky couples pick out some real estate, and within minutes I'm sighing in frustration and yelling at the screen. "I'm not crazy about this red," whines one young wife, "I hate that chandelier," says her husband. Do you see what I'm driving at? They're focused on all the wrong things! READ MORE »

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What a Movember Mustache is Worth Across the US — Design News

by Tara Bellucci from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Nov 28, 2014 11:29 AM
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For the month of November, mustaches grow with abandon on countless faces, all in support of men's health. Movember spans the globe, but which US city's mos raise the most dough? Why, New York of course, where the average 'stache snags $142. READ MORE »

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DIYs to Try: 5 Stylish Lighting Hacks

by Kate Legere from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Nov 28, 2014 11:29 AM
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Copper Lights By Ideas Magazine for Dailyfix In search of a new light fixture but can't seem to find one that's quite right? Perhaps you are looking to get a little crafty? Here are 5 light fixture ideas that make use of old materials to make something new and bright. READ MORE »

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The "Post-Divorce Time for a Change" Bedroom Makeover — Makeovers: Decorating Project

by Janel Laban from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Nov 28, 2014 11:29 AM
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Two"Befores" Makeover by: Wendi Location: Seattle, Washington The room had looked the same (horrible) for 18 years. After my divorce, I decided it was time for a change. The project was done over the course of the summer this year, with the main costs being paint and trim. READ MORE »

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New Book Preserves the Iconic Rest Stop — Design News

by Tara Bellucci from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Nov 28, 2014 11:29 AM
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As more gas stations and fast food joints pop up along America's highways, photographer Ryann Ford has set out to preserve a dying relic, the roadside rest stop. She's been traveling the country for five years documenting these humble structures, and is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for a book of the images. READ MORE »

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How to Decide if Planning is for You

by Ann Forsyth from Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network blogs  (other blog) — Nov 28, 2014 11:29 AM
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At this time of year, many prospective graduate students are asking themselves if they should apply to planning programs. This is a good question. Planning is a diverse field and it can be hard to figure out if it will be the right fit.

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Small businesses increasingly run from home and garden offices

by noreply@blogger.com (alex johnson) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Nov 28, 2014 11:29 AM
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Just over eight out of 10 of the UK’s small businesses - those with under 10 employees - now use their home as a workplace, according to research from Lloyds Bank Insurance. Its Big Issues for Small Businesses report shows that just over half of all microbusinesses are run from home. More than three quarters of these homeworkers have made significant changes to their property to make it 'work ready' -  the average cost of adapting homes for working life is £1,392, with the most popular change being a room-to-office conversion (carried out by 42 per cent). While the living room is the most popular spot within the home to work (41 per cent said they worked here), closely followed by the dining room and kitchen, a whopping 13 per cent also went to work in their garden office or garage. Being able to work from home is the main driver for almost half of those who have taken this work path, while three quarters say they simply enjoy working from home and feel it provides greater flexibility. Two thirds also argue that it makes better financial sense, while 57 per cent say it actually improves productivity. Indeed, the main drawback according to more than a third of those questioned is working more than they would like and a similar figure admit they miss the sociable atmosphere of a traditional office. Around 36 per cent also say that their homes are messier since they started working from home. Other worries include somebody in the family deleting/losing a document (17 per cent), while 10 per cent admit damaging a work device by spilling a drink on it. Image courtesy Peterson Studios -------------------------------------------------------------------- - Monday posts are sponsored by garden2office, the Swedish garden office specialists. Click here for more details .

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