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Houston’s Lucas-Eilers new design book, a lesson in classic style

The secret to beautiful home design isn’t a secret at all — it’s about thorough planning and understanding principles of scale and proportion, color and light.

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Bryan Baeumler Talks Upcoming Season on Instagram, Explains How to Book a Stay at His Family’s Resort

A new season of Renovation Island is in the works. Bryan Baeumler took to Instagram on Sept. 13 to share an image of the crew hard at work filming episodes of his family’s HGTV series in the Bahamas. 

“We got the band back together,” the renovation expert and dad of four captioned the photo. 

Baeumler went on to respond to some fan comments on the post, sharing details about the upcoming season of Renovation Island and explaining how to book a stay at his family’s resort, the Caerula Mar Club. 

Bryan Baeumler says the new season ‘won’t be easy or boring’ 

RELATED: Do the Baeumlers Finish Their ‘Renovation Island’ Resort Restoration Project?

Renovation Island (which originally aired on HGTV Canada) was a ratings smash for HGTV, with more than 5 million viewers watching the season finale. Though a second season hasn’t been officially announced by the network, production is in

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In Marie Flanigan’s new design book, there’s beauty in every home

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed life to a different pace, but Houston interior designer Marie Flanigan is busier than ever.

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Vegan Kitchen: A decade on, Melanie Joy’s book on carnism still casts a big shadow

Bestselling author and Harvard-trained psychologist Melanie Joy says the 10 years following the publication of her provocative book “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism” have brought significant changes in how humans think about animals.

What she doesn’t say, but I will, is that Joy’s groundbreaking book played a pivotal role in causing ideas to shift.

Last month, publisher Red Wheel released an anniversary edition. The updated book includes a new forward, a new afterword, and other updates.

Yet the overall message has stayed the same: Carnism is an invisible belief system that protects and enshrines a series of cultural myths allowing us to think eating particular animals is normal, natural and necessary while eating others is abnormal, disgusting and wrong. Like other violent ideologies, carnism is illogical and works best when nobody talks about it.

Joy, who named the belief system carnism long

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Arthur Blank talks about founding Home Depot in new book ‘Good Company’

  • In 1978, Arthur Blank and his cofounders launched what would become the world’s largest home improvement retailer: Home Depot.
  • In his recent book “Good Company,” Blank outlines his approach and strategies for running Home Depot, the Atlanta Falcons, and his other current business ventures.
  • Blank spoke to Business Insider about the coronavirus pandemic and the importance of values in business.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Forty-two years after he set off to found a bigger and better hardware store with Bernie Marcus, Arthur Blank still thinks of the world’s largest home improvement retailer, Home Depot, as his “baby.” 

Blank recently spoke with Business Insider about his new book “Good Company,” in which he strives to make the case for values-driven capitalism. Today, the Home Depot cofounder is best known for owning the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons. He also owns Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United, a number of

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