The Daily South

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Words to Live By

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we gathered our favorite quotes from the Atlanta-born Civil Rights leader. Each of these sayings inspires us daily to carry on his legacy of equality for all, education, unification, and enduring optimism for the future. We hope you’ll help us spread the goodwill.

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Why Your Ficus Tree Just Dropped Its Leaves

There’s a good reason why another name for a ficus tree is “weeping fig.” That’s because if you own one, sooner or later it’s going to make you cry.

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Decorating Resolution 18: Stock Up on Garden Stools

Garden stools are back again as the go-to decorating accessory. Although they have been a staple in Southern homes for decades, they’ve been rivaling the fiddle-leaf fig for exposure in blog posts lately and they are in abundance at inexpensive home decor stores and websites. And for good reason — they are the most versatile furniture piece you can buy. They […]

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Decorating Resolution 17: Redesign your Workspace

Take some time this weekend to de-clutter and refresh your desk. This will free space for your essentials, and it will also help clear your mind when sitting down to tackle assignments. First, decide what exactly needs to remain on your desktop and what can go into a drawer. Mail and loose papers should be organized out of sight while […]

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Nicholas Sparks Releases Novel-Inspired Furniture Collection

If you have ever picked up one of Nicholas Sparks‘ love-story novels, you may have wished that you could jump right into the pages of the book. And Sam’s Club is now trying to give readers that chance. They recently debuted a line of furniture designed by the best-selling author that is created to take you right to the North Carolina setting of his most recent […]

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The Daily Cut: Exciting New Video Platform

The Daily Cut is now your new one-stop destination for live and on-demand video from Time Inc. brands. You have access to a library of more than 35,000 videos and more than 1,500 hours of premium video programming (and yes, Southern Living is included!). Videos are organized into channels based on the type of content provided, as well as categories for featured, new, and […]

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25% of Best Picture Noms Were Directed by Southerners (Or, The Expected Virtue of Southerners)

Much as we might pretend otherwise, today is basically Christmas for all movie nerds: it’s the day the Oscar nominations are finally released. We find out who was snubbed (Selma, The Lego Movie) and who fought the impossible battle for a well-deserved nod (Whiplash). This year is particularly exciting for Southerners, namely those hailing from Houston, Texas. The reason? For […]

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Cozy Winter Resort Wardrobe

Whether your frosty escape has you hitting the slopes or lounging fireside, layers are key to staying warm and cute. 1. Button-back flaps keep fingertips text ready. Wool Cable Knit Gloves, $98; brooksbrothers.com 2. A soft, not-too-puffy vest keeps you warm without extra bulk. Quilted Riding Vest, $109; llbean.com 3. Hide flat winter hair, and warm up ears. 106, $95; […]

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Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest — The People Who Top Trees

The season is upon us, so watch out. Any day now, some unemployed, middle-school graduate with a borrowed chainsaw and a mud-caked pickup is going to knock on your door and say you have a problem that needs fixing. Those big trees of yours need shortening bad. If you say yes, not only will you be fleeced of a couple of […]

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An Oatmeal Topping Brunch Bar

A new year brings resolutions upon resolutions; and as a food blogger, many of mine involve what I put on my plate and serve on others’. Buffets tend to pose as my most dangerous best friend, boasting an array of guilt-tripping dishes and desserts. For brunch, I catch myself eyeing the hash browns, bagels, and casseroles (and those flaky, warm croissants!). To prevent […]

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