What Makes Me Happy: Pet Adoption
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With National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day coming up on April 30th I have been thinking about how much joy my two rescue cats have given me. So many shelter animals are waiting to find permanent, safe, loving

What Makes Me Happy: Grilled Cheese
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I realize I am one of millions who loves grilled cheese sandwiches. How do I know? Because there is actually a National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (yes, that really is a thing), which is observed annually on April

What Makes Me Happy: All of Me
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The 1984 movie All of Me is one of my all time favorite comedies. Directed by industry icon Carl Reiner, the film stars Lily Tomlin as unlikable, dying heiress Edwina Cutwater, who seeks to extend her life by

What Makes Me Happy: Koi Ponds
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There is something so serene about koi ponds. The beauty of the green grasses, the sound of the trickling water, the slow movement of the painterly fish. These mini-ecosystems are the perfect nexus of flora and fauna, representing

The What's it made of? Initiative
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In a growing movement to encourage the elimination of harmful chemical inputs to consumer products, five leaders have come together for an initiative that will encourage the elimination of dangerous substances common in furnishings products. The The "What's it

What Makes Me Happy: Organizing Things
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Spring is almost upon us, triggering the compulsion in many to clean up and clear out. For me, the latter is a year-round impulse. I am one of those weirdos that loves organizing things. Categorizing, consolidating, culling, donating,

2017 ASID Foundation Scholarships
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The ASID Foundation is proud to announce that its 2017 Scholarships and Awards Program is now open. The Foundation will award up to five awards for outstanding work in interior design research, behavioral science, business practice, design process,

What Makes Me Happy: Naps
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The commencement of Daylight Saving Time is looming on the horizon. This annual practice of robbing us of an hour of weekend sleep by shifting the clock forward immediately brought naps to mind. Even as a child, naps

Benjamin Moore Century
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Benjamin Moore, the venerable paint company founded well over 100 years ago, has introduced Century, a paint with a new tactile finish that speaks directly to the current consumer desire for handmade, thoughtfully crafted luxury. Designated by the company

What Makes Me Happy: Law & Order
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Law & Order is one of my all time favorite television shows. I suspect that I have seen each one of its 400+ episodes during its 20-season run multiple times. When it ceased production in 2010, it was