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Style at Home: A visit with designer India Hicks

In case you are not familiar with internationally acclaimed interior designer and best-selling author India Hicks and her work, let me give you a quick introduction. The daughter of famed designer David Hicks, India is a member of the British royalty. She's the goddaughter of Charles, the Prince of Wales, and was a flower girl in his storybook wedding to Princess Diana. As an adult, she switched islands, moving from England to the Bahamas, where she lives with her family and works as a designer, author, model, entrepreneur and TV personality.

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Yardsmart: New England and succulents

It's always interesting for us desert folks to hear New Englanders talk about agaves. A friend shared a recent post by Martha Stewart about how she grows the most climatically unsuitable plants using heavy equipment, commercial greenhouse and a lot of laborers on her estate. Among the big potted tropical specimens were agaves that Martha carefully warned readers about the spines in gardens.

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How to get that master bedroom feel no matter how small your space is

Settling into a plush hotel room with no other plans but to completely unwind sounds pretty nice, but what's even better (as well as budget-friendly) is a staycation at home. No need to fly anywhere, put on makeup or even get dressed – all you need are your PJs and a good book. Of course, it can be hard to achieve a truly blissful master bedroom decor setup. Often, nightstand clutter, mismatched sheets and underwhelming furniture can get in the way of complete relaxation.

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Plumber: What is a comfort height toilet?

Q: Dear Ed: We're in the market for a new toilet and I've noticed that some toilets are called "comfort height." I assume they are different than a standard toilet, but I'm a little confused. Can you please tell me what is meant by the term comfort height toilet?

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CNET: Best smart home locks of 2017

If keeping your home secure but also adding some 21st century functionality while cutting down the number of keys on your keychain are all important to you, maybe it's time to check out a smart lock. These four home security systems will keep things locked up tight and allow you to control who gets in for not much more than a standard lock. These are four that CNET rated highest.

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