Mercury Enters Aries: Shout First, Think Later
After enduring two months of murky miscommunication mayhem in foggy Pisces, Mercury is ready to move into the straight-shooting fires of Aries for the next few weeks, beginning April 13. Hopefully you've learned to feel with your brain and listen like a psychic when words fail, because with Mercury's recent retrograde in Pisces, verbal failure was certainly a daily affair!
Miscommunication almost always leads to tension and complications, so you'll be happy to hear that the airwaves are about to become much more clear. You'll be able to speak your mind -- and speak it loudly -- while having no problem declaring your wants and must-haves.
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The main problem is that you (and most everyone else) may become more likely to shoot your mouth off without thinking first. Conversations could quickly escalate with the snap of a finger, so take care to watch your words and make
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By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.comArtist Brendan O'Connell
Walmart and high-priced art aren't often mentioned in the same sentence. But artist Brendan O'Connell turns the Walmart shopping experience into upmarket culture. His paintings, the largest of which fetch about $40,000, often feature the colorful displays, iconic blue-vested employees, and bargain-hunting shoppers at the ubiquitous warehouse store. Interested in how people interact with their environment, O'Connell zoomed in on the grocery store and made Walmart his setting of choice.
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No, O'Connell didn't sit with an easel in the middle of Aisle 5. Rather, beginning in 2003 he traveled the country taking pictures inside Walmart stores and recreating the images on canvas later in his studio. "I was struck by the notion of capturing everyday American life," he told The Boston Globe. "Walmart has replaced the church as the place where people congregate." He counts actor Alec Baldwin among the fans ofRead More »from Portrait of a Walmart with You as the Subject
- Babble.com | At Home – Wed, Apr 10, 2013 3:09 PM EDT
Simplify your spring cleaning with one of these 7 smart wall organization ideas! Whether you need a place to hang your bags or you are in desperate need to organize your garage, there's a solution here for everyone! From the office to the entryway, cut clutter with these fantastic DIY's that can have you reveling in organized bliss in just a few hours. - By Jennifer Hadifield
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- Babble.com | At Home – Wed, Apr 10, 2013 11:41 AM EDT
Spring has sprung! The sun is out, flowers are starting to bloom, and everyone's in the mood for light and bright decorations. You've been waiting all winter, so celebrate by creating one (or more!) of these 7 charming garlands! -By Jennifer Hadfield
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- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | At Home – Wed, Apr 10, 2013 11:02 AM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Obstacles may get in the way of the room shuffling you had in mind. You had wanted the couch to go in the den, but the den is where you're storing all of your craft projects. What to do? Start at the end of the conundrum and work backward -- you'll sort it all out.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
All dietary bets are off -- this is the gooiest time of the year, and you don't want to miss a bite of it. Indulge in fudge so rich so that a tiny piece feels like it weighs a pound. Let buttery sugar cookies flake and crumble at the slightest touch. You won't do this all year round, so go right ahead.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
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- House Beautiful Magazine | At Home – Wed, Apr 10, 2013 10:55 AM EDT
Did you catch the season six premiere of Mad Men? Fans may love the storylines and characters, but we're partial to the 1960s set design. Here, we take a look back at last season's Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce offices.
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By Teal Pelish, Cheapism.com
It's spring cleaning time. Whether DIY or otherwise, everyone seems to have their own preferred methods and magical concoctions. We asked fellow Cheapists for their take on the annual spring rite. Here's their list of spring cleaning tips:We asked our fellow Cheapists their take on the annual rite.
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Spring Cleaning Checklist. Organization is key to effective and efficient spring cleaning, which makes a complete to-do checklist absolutely essential. Many sites offer helpful ideas, but our followers say that Martha Stewart provides one that's thorough and packed with information.
Spring Cleaning Tips. A thorough cleaning of the entire house may seem overwhelming, but there are ways to get control. One of our Facebook followers advises compartmentalizing; that is, clean one room at a time. Another takes a similar approach and adds a focused methodology. She starts by working ceiling to floor all the way around into the center by wiping, dusting, andRead More »from User-Tested Spring Cleaning Tips
- The Ellen Show | At Home – Tue, Apr 9, 2013 3:14 PM EDT
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While Ellen and Portia were in Australia, they visited Portia's old grammar school! Check out all of the bonus, behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes from their trip right here.
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