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Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson is the Editor of HuffPost Home, previously serving as Lifestyle Editor for HuffPost Black Voices. She has more than ten years of experience covering women's lifestyle, home design, health and wellness, and travel content. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Parenting, Essence, IN New York and Where New York magazines, and websites including ShelterPop, HGTV, The Nest and She is also co-founder of the home design blog

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Houseguest Rules To Live By, Anywhere In The World

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 3:12 PM

Even the most etiquette-averse among us know that there are rules you have to follow when you step into someone's home. Don't show up empty handed, try not to overstay your welcome and never, ever go snooping through your gracious host's stuff.

Sometimes, though, life leads...

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Stunning Abandoned Homes Are Surprisingly Full Of Life

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 8:27 AM

Abandoned homes are the kind of thing you typically only happen upon when your GPS leads you astray. Unless, that is, you're author Ransom Riggs, who's on a mission to find them.

As part of his sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Riggs wanted to "

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7 décisions déco qui font paraître votre maison plus en désordre qu'elle ne l'est vraiment

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 3:00 PM

Vous n'êtes pas seuls. Presque tout le monde a du mal à garder son chez-soi aussi rangé qu'il le souhaite. La vie étant ce qu'elle a, nous manquons souvent de temps pour mettre de l'ordre et ajouter les enfants dans l'équation... vous obtiendrez une maison qui a besoin d'un bon...

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Entretien des draps: les erreurs les plus communes

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 3:04 PM

Faire la lessive paraît simple, jusqu’à ce que votre pantalon blanc ne change subitement de couleur et que votre détergent tout usage ne respecte pas ses promesses. Mais il n’y a pas que vos vêtements qui soient exposés aux multiples bévues de la salle de lavage. Votre literie l’est tout...

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15 Pets Who Are Totally The Masters Of Their Own Domains

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 1:48 PM

Pets take lounging around pretty seriously. And while they often choose to chill out in some peculiar places, nothing stands in the way of them enjoying their downtime -- not even a pristine couch or a perfectly made bed.

So while you've might have mentally blocked the memory of...

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5 Mistakes We All Make When Cleaning Our Sheets

(93) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 8:56 AM

Doing laundry seems like a no-brainer until your white jeans come out yellow and your all-purpose detergent doesn't exactly live up to its name. But it isn't only your clothing that's susceptible to some common laundry mistakes. Your bed linens are, too, at least according to Missy Tannen,...

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This Sunny Yellow Entry Proves The Power Of Curb Appeal

(5) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 3:31 PM

The elements of great curb appeal sound simple enough to pull off, but getting them right can be tricky. More often than not, there's landscaping to be done, architectural changes to be made and, almost always, painting.

Blogger and serial home renovator Sarah Farrell knows the drill,...

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Verhaltensregeln weltweit: Das sollten Sie nicht tun, wenn Sie in anderen Ländern zu Gast sind

(10) Comments | Posted April 4, 2015 | 9:02 AM

Selbst diejenigen unter uns, die Etikette nicht ausstehen können, wissen, dass es Regeln zu befolgen gibt, wenn man bei jemandem zu Gast ist.

Kommen Sie nicht mit leeren Händen, überbeanspruchen Sie die Gastfreundschaft nicht und schnüffeln Sie nie im Leben und in den persönlichen Dingen...

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Here's Why Everyone Should Have A Junk Drawer In Their Home

(12) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 1:34 PM

Whether you've intended to or not, you probably have a junk drawer in your home. And that might not be a bad thing.

"Junk drawers are the perfect resting place for the random assortment of items that you want quick access to and use often," says organizing expert...

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5 Ways To Make Your Kitchen Less Boring

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 9:31 AM

Designer Ken Fulk isn't typically one to break with tradition. Especially when it comes to kitchens.

"I try to avoid trends. You want to build something that's going to last for a while and not something that you are going to grow tired of," he says. But his latest...

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Regras essenciais para hóspedes se saírem bem em 17 lugares do mundo

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 4:41 PM

Mesmo os mais avessos à etiqueta sabem que existem regras ao visitar a casa de alguém. Não apareça de mãos vazias, não se exceda no tempo e nunca, nunca mesmo, fique bisbilhotando as coisas de seu simpático anfitrião.

Às vezes, porém, a vida nos leva a outros lugares, fora do...

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1960s Home Ads Would Anger Women Today

(2) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 7:27 PM

The 1960s marked a new, more progressive era in many ways. But on the home front (or, rather, in Madison Avenue's depiction of it), domestic life was still pretty much the same as it had always been. Sexist.

"A majority of the 1960s was really an extension of...

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The 88 Best Main Streets In America

(8) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 8:58 AM

There are two tales of Main Street in the United States: The "heartline of America" that Walt Disney mapped out some 60 years ago, and the less idyllic business districts like H Street in Washington, D.C.

The Near Northeast neighborhood, one of Washington's earliest and busiest commercial...

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Cómo ser el invitado perfecto en 17 países diferentes

(1) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 12:25 PM

Hasta los más reacios al protocolo saben que hay ciertas reglas que se deben seguir al entrar a casa de alguien. Como por ejemplo, no presentarse con las manos vacías, no quedarse demasiado tiempo de visita y nunca, nunca husmear en las cosas del anfitrión.


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Usos y costumbres de cada país en torno a una mesa

(11) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 8:11 AM

Hasta los más reacios al protocolo saben que hay ciertas reglas que se deben seguir al entrar a casa de alguien. Como por ejemplo, no presentarse con las manos vacías, no quedarse demasiado tiempo de visita y nunca, nunca cotillear entre los objetos de lujo del...

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Le regole dell'ospite perfetto, in tutto il mondo (FOTO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 7:46 AM

Anche chi bada meno ai convenevoli sa che ci sono delle regole da seguire quando si è ospiti in casa altrui. Non vi presentate a mani vuote, cercate di non trattenervi troppo a lungo e non ficcate il naso nella roba di chi vi ospita.


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This $12.95 Million Penthouse Is The Clear Answer To Your 'Empire' Withdrawals

(2) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 4:32 PM

Wednesdays are a sad day for "Empire" fans now that season one of the breakout Fox-network show has wrapped. But there are a couple of ways to get your fix.

One: You could stream reruns of the show on Hulu. Or, two: You can take a tour and...

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4 Products You Should ALWAYS Have In Your Home

(15) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 2:00 PM

We spend a lot of time in the bathroom. Roughly three years of our life, to be exact. To make sure we're making the most of that time (because, you know, showering and brushing your teeth aren't quite enough), entrepreneur Donal O'Conghaile has a few suggestions. But you'll need four...

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HuffPost's Office Makeover Is The Ultimate White Box Challenge

(3) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 12:10 PM

Interior designers have the ability to find hidden potential in places that the untrained eye might overlook. We put that notion to the test when we asked three designers to reimagine HuffPost's meeting rooms.

The potential of our five small spaces was there, albeit buried beneath layers of dry erase...

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