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Jan 18

Saying Goodbye to "Gay Gardens," a Plant-Filled Seattle Rental — House Tour

Name: Matthew Mirarchi and JoJo the pup
Location: West Seattle — Seattle, Washington
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years Lived In: 2 years, renting

“Gay Gardens is my plant-filled genie bottle,” confesses Matthew. “Tucked away along an arterial road snaking through West Seattle’s hillside, it’s one of those rental gems that only comes along once in a blue moon. Having been overgrown and woefully mismanaged for years, Gay Gardens afforded me the opportunity to rebuild after my divorce; it needed a lot of TLC, and so did I. So we helped shape one another.”

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Jan 18

This Grocery Store Is Selling A Reverse Snuggie For People With Cold Feet

While it’s questionable where this product falls on the hygge/lazy spectrum, we just had to share this new take on the Snuggie (or Slanket, depending on your brand loyalties) that was brought to our attention, courtesy of one European grocery store.

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Jan 18

10 Things Smart Shoppers Always Do at the Grocery Store

The smartest shoppers really know how to make the most of their trips to the store. It’s a skill, one I’m sure many of us wish we were better at. Smart shoppers know how to stretch their dollar further, avoid buying unnecessary items, and make their store work for them.

Want in on some of their secrets? Here are the 10 things smart shoppers always do.

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Jan 18

Zach Braff Returns To TV In a Show Based on a Podcast

It’s almost time for mid-season replacements, that wonderful time of year when all the second-string sitcoms sub in for the ones that got cancelled already. Over at ABC, they’re taking a chance on Alex, Inc., a show based on a podcast.

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Jan 18

This is The Right Way to Unclog a Toilet With a Plunger

Clogged toilets are just one of those inescapable, yucky facts of life. Rather than the fear-filled I’ll just flush it again and see what happens technique (that can end in the disaster of disgusting water sloshing all over the bathroom floor) or the simultaneously frantic and hopeful thrusts of a plunger that may or may not work, it helps to know how to unclog a toilet the right way.

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Jan 18

IKEA's New Releases for February Have a Playful Twist

We’re fully immersed in winter here in the US, but there’s some sunshine on the horizon. Not only are the days getting longer now, IKEA has some playful new products debuting at a store near you come February. Here’s what we love from the new collections.

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Jan 18

Mario Batali's Cinnamon Rolls and the Power of Rage Baking

It was less than a week after Eater published its report on Mario Batali and his sexual misconduct that the chef wrote an “apology letter” to his fans and readers that ended with, none other than, a recipe for cinnamon rolls. Most of the reactions to this recipe addendum pointed to the obvious: that Batali and whoever was in charge of his newsletter didn’t take these allegations seriously enough. Ending what should have been a heartfelt apology with a self-promotional recipe is in fact cause for (even more) outrage.

It was especially rich then when, a month later after this incident, blogger Geraldine DeRuiter of Everywhereist decided to actually make the cinnamon roll recipe that Batali linked to and write about that experience. DeRuiter’s article blew up last week, and she says while most of the feedback has been positive, there were a few incidents — including her Twitter account being hacked — that were negative.

I talked to DeRuiter a little further about her piece, including the recipe she says promotes self-confidence, and that moment in her story when the cinnamon rolls, shall we say, popped.

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Jan 18

Aldi's Bargain Nursery Collection Is Inspired By Royals

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Aldi has now made it possible to flatter the hell out of the royal family. The bargain grocery/everything store is in the midst of its Baby and Toddler Event and eagle eyed consumers have pointed out that a few of the items closely resemble the style of Silver Cross, one of Will and Kate’s brands of choice.

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Jan 18

The Dreaded Black Mold: Is It Affecting Your Household?

The idea of black mold is alarming enough, let alone seeing something you suspect is black mold in your home. As is so often the case, however, knowledge is power — including the power to calm fear and deal with a current or potential problem head-on. Here’s what you need to know about black mold, the health problems it can cause, and what to do if you think you have it in your home.

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Jan 18

Better Than Reality TV: The Drama of the 2018 Team USA Olympic Skating Selections

Subjectivity is always the stuff of drama when it comes to the sport of figure skating. And with all eyes on the ice with the Olympic games fast approaching (and the popularity of I, Tonya at the box office), I’m here for you as Apartment Therapy’s resident former rink rat to explain the kisses and the cries — and to introduce you to this year’s selected Team USA 2018 players.

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