Sound Too Good to be True? Recognizing the Sound of a Lie

Self-Proclaimed Lie Detectors Often Are Not When I pick juries, I often ask the panel whether any of them consider themselves to be excellent lie detectors.  Inevitably, several hands shoot up.  When I ask them how they developed their expertise, they usually explain that they “have kids” or “watch lie detecting shows on TV.”  Neither explanation is convincing; … Continue reading Sound Too Good to be True? Recognizing the Sound of a Lie

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This Luxe Quebec Home Shows How to Layer Interiors Like a Pro — House Tour

Name: Manon Thibault and family Location: Brossard, Quebec Size: 2,000 square feet Years lived in: 15 years, owned After earning a business degree and working as an Account Director at a large live-event company, Manon Thibault made a career switch. Clearly already imbued with a "designer's eye," she worked as an interior decorator at a … Continue reading This Luxe Quebec Home Shows How to Layer Interiors Like a Pro — House Tour

Could This Be the First DIY Fail of the Trading Spaces Reboot?

The fun of Trading Spaces, when compared to all other home shows that came after it, is that it sometimes goes wrong—really wrong. While Twitter wasn't exactly feeling the room designs of the reboot's debut episode, we haven't yet seen an actual fail. This week, we just might get it. In a preview clip from … Continue reading Could This Be the First DIY Fail of the Trading Spaces Reboot?

11 Budget Ways to Upgrade Your Basic Frameless Bathroom Mirror

Ah, the classic, frameless, builder grade mirror. It's one of your biggest bathroom features, and also one of the least special. Here's the good news. If you have one of these very common mirrors, there are tons of ways you can upgrade them on a budget. The quintessential budget way is to frame what you … Continue reading 11 Budget Ways to Upgrade Your Basic Frameless Bathroom Mirror

Target Is Rolling Out Same-Day Delivery for In-Store Purchases

For the decade and a half that I lived, mostly car-free, in Boston as an adult, the number one weekly chore that I dreaded was schlepping heavy essentials home from the store by foot, subway, or (when the snow was thigh deep) splurging on a taxi or ZipCar. Laundry detergent, dog food, and 2-liters of … Continue reading Target Is Rolling Out Same-Day Delivery for In-Store Purchases

Before and After: Solving Storage Woes in a Home’s High-Traffic Zone

Look, having any entryway at all is a luxury—in all my studio apartments, you walked in the door and bam, that was it. But if you do have one it can be tricky to keep it functioning and looking its best. This particular entryway has a lot going for it (high ceiling, built-in storage), but … Continue reading Before and After: Solving Storage Woes in a Home’s High-Traffic Zone