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With his own busy hands

LOS ANGELES - "The Realtors wanted to hire me to fix up the house before they put it on the market," explains O'Neill, 36. "I told them, 'How about I buy it as is?'"

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The best kitchen tools, according to the pros

For the foodie, rows of gleaming electric meat smokers, mandolin slicers and sous vide machines call out like a siren song, but many kitchen gadgets that promise to make food prep easier or deliver restaurant-quality results end up in the back of the kitchen drawer.

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Yardsmart: Wild tulips for a drought garden

If you're gardening in drought, wild tulips may become your new best friend this year. These are wildflowers that bloom in spring throughout the mountain ranges and hill country of the Mediterranean and points east. They were first collected by the Persians and later used by the Dutch in early breeding of modern show tulips. They are the hardy pioneers called "botanical tulips" left behind in the wake of our obsession with fancy horticultural varieties.

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Style at Home: Let's hear it for the boys: Menswear fabric adds class

It all started with a fashion intervention. When I was a little girl, for Easter mass, all the other little girls' mothers dressed their princesses in frilly pink and blue frocks. My mom put me in a well-cut, no-nonsense khaki and cream dress. When I protested, wanting to look like the other girls, she gave me a knowing look and said, "Honey, you're just more of a tailored-dress kind of girl." In my heart, I knew she was right. And I've had a deep and abiding love for classic styling and menswear fabric ever since.

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Plumber: Preparing to save water in the kitchen

Q: Hi Ed, I am an avid home chef with a very large kitchen. I plan to install a prep sink in my island for rinsing and washing foods. Since I'm not filling large pots in this sink, I would like to install a water-saving kitchen faucet. Can you please give me the quick rundown on a couple water-saving choices for kitchen faucets?

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How to get the lived-in look without the clutter

While we're told time and time again to keep our homes clean and clutter-free, our busy lives often get in the way. But we're here to tell you, there is a happy medium. A home that embraces both comfort and chic. This new trend has been dominating our feeds lately, and we're calling it the lived-in look. It's the interior equivalent of French-girl style: cool and completely carefree. It's impeccably styled yet appears like you never lifted a finger.

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Crowds flock to see big, stinky corpse flower at NCSU

Crowds gathers to view a rare titan arum, otherwise known as a corpse flower, which bloomed at the Marye Anne Fox Teaching Greenhouses at NC State in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. The titan arum is named Lupin, by Brandon Huber, who raised it and is earning his master’s degree in horticultural science and plant breeding at N.C. State.
Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
Crowds flock to see big, stinky corpse flower at NCSU 1:24

Crowds flock to see big, stinky corpse flower at NCSU

Liza Chabot of Buckwheat & Grits loves the craft of weaving 1:54

Liza Chabot of Buckwheat & Grits loves the craft of weaving

She lives in a tree house, but county says it has to come down 1:04

She lives in a tree house, but county says it has to come down

See the New York corpse flower bloom in 3 minutes 3:38

See the New York corpse flower bloom in 3 minutes