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HGTV Host Shalina Joy Talks How She Took Her Mediterranean Revival Mansion From Dreary To Dreamy

Beyond Classically Beautiful | Posted 01.19.2016 | Black Voices
Beyond Classically Beautiful

It's a 4,250 square foot Mediterranean Revival Mansion, with holes in the floors and crumbling walls. Shalina Joy, a divorced mother of two, is determined to turn this run down Newark, New Jersey mansion into a home for her family.

Design 101: 18 Pieces Of Advice From Top Interior Designers

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 01.04.2016 | HuffPost Home
Deborah Stachelski

It's great to be able to turn to the experts for decorating advice. But at the end of the day, even for them, your design aesthetic is all about you.

What It Means When Your Home Makes Scary Noises

The Huffington Post | Lexi Tollefsen | Posted 12.22.2015 | HuffPost Home

Ever been alone in your home and heard creaking or banging noises that made you feel like a character in a horror film? You're not alone. Believe it o...

Genius Tricks For Showing Off All Those Family Photos

The Huffington Post | Lexi Tollefsen | Posted 12.07.2015 | HuffPost Home

Showing off family photos in your home is a surprisingly big decorating challenge. Picking the frame, choosing the size, selecting the room where it w...

HGTV Star Saved By Fan Who Noticed A Lump On His Neck

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment

An HGTV star owes his life to a viewer who noticed an unusual lump on his neck while watching him on TV.  "I feel good, but I don't have the ener...

Not Finishing A Marathon: Failure Or Success?

Jennifer Bertrand | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Bertrand

As I sat near the finish line with no medal around my neck, I still loved watching people complete it... and it made me want to do try it again. So don't be scared to attempt that marathon or half marathon on your bucket list because failure is only failure if you don't get out there and attempt it.

An Interview With School of Visual Arts' Creativity Master Richard Wilde on His New Book, The Process: A New Foundation in Art and Design

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

Disruptive ideas. Innovation. Creativity. These buzz words drive the conversations in branding, business, visual design and the arts. And all three boil down to the same pressing question -- how do you create something new?

Verizon's 'Pick Your Own Cable TV Channels' Is Just Another Bait & Switch -- Read the Fine Print

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

This plan's advertised price cost is $10.00 and yet the actual costs to the customer are $32.00, hiding a whopping 220% above this advertised price. Is this 'fair and reasonable'? Is this deceptive advertising? Where are the savings for buying this 'slim package'?

What If Nothing About You Needed Fixing?

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 06.13.2015 | Religion
Ingrid Peschke

We all have something about ourselves that we probably want to fix -- and that includes both men and women. But what a relief to discover that what we seek is right within us. Beauty, joy, light, harmony, balance are all qualities that can't be bought or created out of thin air.

What A Modern Midlife Crisis Really Looks Like

M. Blazoned | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
M. Blazoned

Hey, how's your midlife crisis going? Mine's great, thanks for asking. I can no longer read anything on my phone, my teeth are cracking by the day, I question every decision I've made since I was 21, oh -- and this is key -- I've taken to wearing a flower in my hair. Why? I have no idea,

4 Things I've Learned Living In A Tiny House

Laurie Levy | Posted 04.14.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

When my mother moved from her condo into a senior retirement apartment at age 89, she was overwhelmed. So were her children. What to do with all of the stuff she had accumulated over a lifetime? Turns out, there are folks who help people with this type of move.

Challenges to My Self-Esteem

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

I have a strong, healthy dose of self-esteem. This is fortunate because recently there has been a steady stream of damaging messages coming from the media, politicians and religious leaders. There are plenty of voices proclaiming that there is something wrong with me.

HGTV Star Taniya Nayak Becomes Brand Ambassador to Ellen DeGeneres

Debbe Daley | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment
Debbe Daley

You may ask who is Taniya Nayak? If you are an avid HGTV or Food Network viewer, you'll know exactly who Taniya Nayak is.

How One Family Turned A 45-Room Hotel Into One Incredible Home

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 12.19.2014 | HuffPost Home

A home doesn't always have to be a traditional house. It can be a shipping container. Or, a giant structure that resembles a group of mushrooms. Or fo...

Binge Watch Your Home Decorating Angst Away With These Thanksgiving TV Marathons

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 11.28.2014 | HuffPost Home

'Tis the season to eat loads of turkey, curl up on the couch and stay there for at least a few hours, and we want to help you in your quest to be as c...

What Makes Men 'Gay'?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

My encounter with the virulently anti-gay Benham brothers at the Values Voter Summit had me asking myself: What makes men "gay"? Of course, I don't mean what makes people actually homosexual, biologically, or what inspires them to desire gay sex. Rather, what makes men appear "gay" within popular culture and thought to be gay even by gay men themselves?

Meet The Couple Who Lives In A Bank

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.22.2014 | HuffPost Home

Curb appeal has its merits, but there's something equally lovable about a building facade that belies the grandeur of what's inside. Case in point:...

Waking Up With Frank Lloyd Wright

Jim Sollisch | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jim Sollisch

I'm exposed to a lot of "design." I have watched dozens of designers re-design broken homes. And while they do make those homes work better, they seem to rely on lots of slick finishes and design parlor tricks.

Here Are The HGTV Shows You Can Binge Watch This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 09.20.2014 | HuffPost Home

It's the weekend, and for the more-than-occasional homebodies among us, that means our to-do lists consists of one of two things: Mixing a cocktail (f...

One Family, Five Kids: How They Renovated A Historic Farmhouse In Six Months

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.03.2014 | HuffPost Home

It takes a special kind of person to be a motivational speaker -- someone with vision and perseverance, no doubt. Coincidentally, it also takes a good...

Here's Proof That Even HGTV Hosts Struggle With Home Renovations

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Home

By and large, HGTV reality shows reveal the nitty gritty of home repairs and their own hosts are no exception. Take Genevieve Gorder, for example, who...

10 Exotic Homes With Views So Incredible, There's No Reason To Stay Indoors

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.21.2014 | HuffPost Home

If "House Hunters" occasionally inspires us to roll our eyes at other peoples' insistence on open floor plans and granite countertops (not to mention ...

7 Simple Tweaks To Boost Your Happiness At Work

Liz Wilkes | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Wilkes

Stop being a passive victim of your workspace! Here are some simple tips for making your desk a sanctuary of calm, productivity and happiness.

HGTV and the Benhem Brothers: A Difference of Opinion or Discrimination?

Angela J. Hattery, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Angela J. Hattery, Ph.D.

Everywhere from college graduation speaker choices to the talking heads on CNN to the blog-o-sphere, people are talking about freedom of speech and the need in the US to nurture healthy debates among people who hold different opinions.

The Week to Week News Quiz for 5/9/14

John Zipperer | Posted 07.09.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Do you know what Vladimir Putin and President Obama are up to? Take our Week to Week news quiz and see if you're correct.