Gorgeous Girls’ Rooms: The Most Popular Girls’ Rooms of the Year — Best of 2014

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All year long readers invite us into their homes to share their children’s bedrooms in our My Room posts. Although many look ready for a glossy magazine spread, these are real rooms for real kids and they inspire us every day. Here, in no particular order, are the most popular girls’ rooms from the past year:

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Smart & Stylish: 20 Tips To Save You Cash — Best of 2014

Twenty ways to save money? Yes, please. Maybe you’re already feeling the pinch, or perhaps you’re just preparing yourself for the day when the holiday bills arrive. Either way, bookmark this list of our best budget tips this year and you can start the new year with a game plan to get (or stay!) on track in 2015.

  1. Decorating on a Budget: 20 Tips from the Pros
  2. Tips for Sticking to a Budget: Getting Grocery Shopping Under Control
  3. Inexpensive Pick-Me-Ups for Every Room in Your Home
  4. 5 Questions That Could Save You Money
  5. Winter Survival: How To Get Help With Your Heating Bills
  6. Just Say No: When (And Why) To Pass Up a Good Deal
  7. Crazy Ways to Reduce Your Heating Bill This Winter
  8. Spending Disguised as Saving: Frugal Habits That Can Actually Waste Money
  9. How to Save Money: 6 Tips for Planning a Spending-Free Weekend
  10. The Totally Free Home Refresh: 5 Things You Can Do to Instantly Re-Energize Your Space
  11. Doing This One Thing Will Save You Thousands in the Kitchen
  12. Cha-Ching: 5 Domestic Skills That Will Save You Money
  13. Kitchen Renovations: When to Save & When to Splurge
  14. 5 Places Where It’s Okay (or Better!) to Skimp at Home
  15. Budget Living: Living On Minimum Wage
  16. Budget Living: Low-Income Housing Information & Help
  17. 50+ Ways to Entertain Cheaply This Summer
  18. Two Seriously Surprising Resources to Save on Your Wedding
  19. Tips for Sticking to Your Budget: Getting Clothes Shopping Under Control
  20. 10 Smart Money Tips for International Travel

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Could these “wearable biospheres” help us survive on alien planets?

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Nothing says “fashion forward” like a living garment designed to help support human life in outer space, right?

MIT researchers and German designers teamed up to create these eye-catching 3D printed suits, intended to be packed with bacteria and algae. The concept is that the suit could provide the critical elements necessary to sustain life. Instead of a bulky traditional spacesuit, an adventurous space dweller would don one of these “Wanderers” that feeds on sunlight or waste.

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Our Favorite Bedrooms — Best of 2014

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The bedroom is one of my favorite spaces in the house. What can I say — I like sleeping. So I’ve combed through our 2014 house tours to find our best and most beautiful bedrooms. Come on in, check ‘em out, and maybe find a little inspiration for your own space.

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Старые добрые ёлочные игрушки

Сегодня украшала дом к Новому году и обнаружила коробку с советскими ёлочными игрушками. Вот такие я увидела милые украшения на ёлку.
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А эти игрушки видимо сделаны в 60-70-х годах. Здесь отражены и достижения советского союза в освоении космоса, и успехи советской мультипликации.
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Africa’s tallest skyscraper will basically be the Eye of Sauron

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Working on a Saturday

When student hijinx, a football and a fire sprinkler necessitated a refit of the Masters Office in the historic Ormond College at the University of Melbourne, Nest Architects designed a modern yet classic space. Timeless, practical, elegant. You know what I say. If you have to work on a Saturday then it should be somewhere that looks great.

Solar-powered Heijmans ONE is a portable and affordable rental home for millennials

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The “Light of Life” chapel in Korea is a luminous haven for retired missionaries

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A crumbling Warsaw building gets a luscious new green face

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