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Move the Furniture!

Ellie Newman | Posted 01.02.2017 | Women
Ellie Newman

It's time to move the furniture. I mean this both literally and figuratively. A few weeks ago, our family rearranged our living room furniture. We'd h...

The Gifts My Parents Gave

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 12.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerrie L Cooper

The start of the holiday season when I was growing up was marked by the appearance of Santa Claus at the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. My...

Suspected Burglar Gets Stuck In Chimney, Dies After Fire Is Lit

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 11.29.2015 | Crime

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected burglar has died after getting stuck in a chimney in Central California. Fresno County Sheriff's L...

17 Gorgeous Fireplaces That Will Give You All The Warm And Fuzzies

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 11.13.2015 | HuffPost Home

Winter is a magical, sparkling season. But let's be honest; Jack Frost nipping at your nose can get pretty annoying. On a brisk winter day, there's no...

5 New Ways to Make S'mores

Steven Raichlen | Posted 10.12.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Well, guess what--since the last time you were a Boy Scout or Girl Scout, the rustic s'more has gone haute.

After 2-Hour Rescue, Firefighters Free Duck Found Stuck Fireplace

The Associated Press | Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Firefighters in Louisiana have rescued a duck lodged in a fireplace. WVUE-TV ( reports firefighters in ...

How to Deep-Clean Your Fireplace

Domino | Posted 03.23.2015 | HuffPost Home

Now that you've removed all soot and debris, you can use warm-water, bleach and Trisodium Phosphate (TSP) solution to deep-clean your fireplace walls and floor.

8 Reasons to Nix Your Fireplace (Yes, for Real)

Houzz | Posted 02.22.2015 | HuffPost Home

Do you use it? Do you love it? Does it even work? If you've been secretly wishing you could say goodbye to your fireplace, but thought that wasn't even an option (what about resale value?), maybe, just maybe, it's time to reconsider.

5 Crucial Holiday Safety Tips You're Probably Overlooking

Hometalk | Posted 02.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

Take extra precautions with turkey fryers (be sure the oil used to fry the turkey is the right temperature and always fry outside, in a well-ventilated area.) Don't use water to extinguish a grease fire -- instead, douse the fire with baking soda.

6 Bedrooms With Fireplaces We Would Love to Wake Up To | Posted 02.08.2015 | HuffPost Home

In the bedroom, it's a great idea to place the fireplace off the ground -- this creates a better height for when sitting in bed. This simple, geometrically-inspired fireplace design blends perfectly with the transitional modern décor and doesn't distract from the incredible views.

Why Humans Evolved To Love Relaxing By The Fireplace

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.18.2014 | Science

Relaxing in front of a crackling fire (or at least the Netflix version) is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a cold winter evening. And now scie...

7 Cozy Fireplaces To Warm You Up This Winter | Posted 01.13.2015 | HuffPost Home

Decorative detailing around the fireplace, like the hearth and mantel, add character and style. Take a look at how these very different living rooms use the fireplace as a fundamental focal point within the space.

OMG We Bought a House! Episode 4: See You At The Altar!

Mr. Kate | Posted 05.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

The inset alcove or altar, as we're calling it, is just begging for a whimsical DIY project. The mantle is the first thing you see when you walk in our front door so it's the perfect place to establish the design for the overall house.

5 New NYC Hot Spots Sizzling This Winter

Carrie Seim | Posted 02.19.2014 | New York
Carrie Seim

It's hard to imagine anything wonderful about New York in February. But the city's sexy new haunts will keep even the bitterest winter blues at bay.

4 Easy Ways To Start Grilling With Your Fireplace

Steven Raichlen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

In many parts of the world, cooking on an indoor hearth remains a living art.

Dealing With Life's Leftovers

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.20.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In times past, most people heated their houses using fireplaces, stoves and coal furnaces. Some people still do. It makes no difference which of these forms of heating one uses, there are always ashes or clinkers to get out of the house and hauled away without leaving a mess behind.

WATCH: Celebrity Cat Lil Bub Hosts The Cutest Fireside 'Chat' Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.27.2013 | Good News

Can you imagine anything more comforting than a purring kitty basking in the warmth of a crackling fire? Well, that's Lil Bub's Christmas gift to y...

Here's Basically Fireplace Porn

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.19.2013 | Comedy

It's about the log. The perfect positioning. The duration of the flame. To be an architect of fire, you must be an artiste -- a true direct...

No Chimney? No Santa.

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

It's time for families to sit together by the fireplace, hang stockings on the mantel, and wait for Santa to come down the chimney on Christmas Eve. (...

LOOK: The Perfect Place To Relax And Reflect

Posted 12.02.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Top Tips for a Warmer Home During the Holidays

Holly Hammond | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Holly Hammond

Will you be accommodating overnight guests during the holiday season? If so, furnish their rooms with lots of extra blankets, and perhaps a space heater for especially cold rooms.

PHOTOS: Hotels For Some Fireside Warmth

Tablet | Posted 05.12.2013 | Travel

With winter upon us in the northern hemisphere, it's time to warm up with some of our favorite hotel hearths. Because whether you're high in the Alps or at the heart of a city, there's nothing quite like sitting by the fire.

PHOTOS: Romantic Hotel Fireplaces

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.18.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Some hotels treat guests to a gas fireplace in the privacy of your room, while others use a roaring fire to make a bold design statement at the center of the lobby or restaurant.

History Of The Modern Fireplace

Bill Streever | Posted 02.25.2013 | Books
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Bill Streever

There is something inescapably wonderful about the special combination of sound, light, and heat that come from the fireplace.

PHOTOS: Local Real Estate For Sale With Great Fireplaces

Posted 12.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It sure is chilly out! Wouldn't it be great to have a fireplace to curl up in front of? Drink hot chocolate in these flame-warmed pro...