HGTV’s Chip Wade Shares Lessons in Renovations

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HGTV's Chip Wade is devoted to helping people make educated home improvement decisions. (Photo courtesy of Chip Wade)

Even a master of home design like HGTV’s Chip Wade admits there are projects he wishes he could redo. The key to a successful renovation, Wade says, is coming up with an authentic, personal cost-effective canvas before putting together that dream home Pinterest board. Make It Better caught up with the Atlanta native and host of Elbow

Home Makeover: Mom-Turned-Designer Transforms Winnetka Colonial

Home Makeover: Mom-Turned-Designer Transforms Winnetka Colonial Into a Dream Family Home

Photos courtesy of Rosemary Wormley.

Walk into Rosemary Wormley’s basement and you’d have no idea where she has thousands upon thousands of Legos hidden. Hint: They’re under the bench. “People have always come to my house and said, ‘Where’s all your stuff?’” Wormley jokes. She designed the built-in bench specifically to fit her son’s large Lego storage bins, plunking down

Recipe: Westwood Bistro’s Matador Cocktail

Westwood Bistro's Matador Cocktail

This is a new cocktail with our own Westwood twist. We started with rye bourbon as a base and realized the ingredients could be manipulated to suit other base alcohols with amazing results. The original name for the drink was “The Dude,” in reference to the Big Lebowski. We as a whole were not thrilled

Google Americas President Shares Tips for Encouraging Girls to Pursue Tech Careers

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Agnes Flores and Anise Puckett of Chicago at the Girls 4 Science Women’s History Month event in March. (Photo by Fred Bridges.)

As president of the Americas at Google, running Google’s business in the United States, Canada and Latin America, Margo Georgiadis knows that future technology will be much better if women comprise 50 percent of the talent developing it. Half of tech users are female, so their sensibilities need to be embedded in its creation and design.

Tips for a Better Spring Garden

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Color Your color selection sets the mood in your garden. Hot colors (red, yellow and orange) not only create visual excitement and psychological heat, but they appear closer. Conversely, cool colors (blue, pink, purple, green) are calming and appear to recede into the background. Perhaps surprisingly, white is cooling, yet has strong visual attraction drawing

16 Crowd-Pleasing Side Dish Recipes for Summer Barbecues

16 Crowd-Pleasing Side Dish Recipes for Summer Barbecues

Nobody wants to be the guest who brought the boring potato salad that’s left sitting barely eaten on the buffet table when the party’s over. Up your barbecue game with one of these unexpected side dishes that showcase summer’s best flavors. Prepare for lots of recipe requests — and a guaranteed invitation to next year’s

2016’s Can’t-Miss Summer Music Festivals

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Lollapalooza (Photo by Cambria Harkey.)

Summer is almost here and that means music festival season is finally upon us. But with so many great choices across the country, which do you choose? Whether you like your music with a side of sights (a gorgeous city skyline or local art), tastes and smells (from top-notch food vendors) or sounds (a band

Op-Ed: Words Matter This Election Year

Op-Ed: Words Matter This Election Year

Editor’s Note: The following op-ed piece, co-written by leading female human rights advocates Kerry Kennedy (@KerryKennedyRFK), president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and Susan Abrams (@ihmec), CEO of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, was originally published on Kerry Kennedy’s Huffington Post blog.   Professional hockey star Andrew Shaw was suspended from a playoff game

Summer Sandals: 4 Trends That Ruled The Runways

Summer Sandals: 4 Trends That Ruled The Runways

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It’s time to toss those boring flip-flops and dated T-straps. With summer comes warmer weather and some seriously hot sandals. Four footwear trends dominated the summer 2016 runways and we’ve picked our favorites in every style. Gladiator/Wrap These sandals are THE shoes everyone needs in their closet this season. If you don’t have a pair,

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HGTV’s Chip Wade Shares Lessons in Renovations
By Antea Gatalica

Home Makeover: Mom-Turned-Designer Transforms Winnetka Colonial Into a Dream Family Home

Home Makeover: Mom-Turned-Designer Transforms Winnetka Colonial
By Michelle Huffman

Westwood Bistro's Matador Cocktail

Recipe: Westwood Bistro’s Matador Cocktail
By Westwood Bistro | Sponsored

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Google Americas President Shares Tips for Encouraging Girls to Pursue Tech Careers
By Susan B. Noyes

Chalet — Potted Flowers

Tips for a Better Spring Garden
By Tony Fulmer, Chief Horticulture Officer at Chalet | Sponsored

16 Crowd-Pleasing Side Dish Recipes for Summer Barbecues

16 Crowd-Pleasing Side Dish Recipes for Summer Barbecues
By Meghan Streit

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2016’s Can’t-Miss Summer Music Festivals
By Lyndsey Havens for Valslist

Op-Ed: Words Matter This Election Year

Op-Ed: Words Matter This Election Year
By Susan Abrams and Kerry Kennedy

Summer Sandals: 4 Trends That Ruled The Runways

Summer Sandals: 4 Trends That Ruled The Runways
By Brooke McDonald and Skatie Noyes