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12 Affordable & Stylish Sofas Under $1,000

If you've ever tried to buy a sofa, chances are you've been shocked by how much they cost. Good-looking upholstered pieces can be very, very …

Sofa

3 Little Things You Should Do Every Day Before Noon

<i>A good morning, and thus a good day, aren’t just experiences that magically happen—they are created consciously.</i>Most of us—of all ages and …

Productivity

Could qigong be the next yoga?

Zen master and blogger Anthony Korahais thinks so.<p>“Once people start to realize what qigong [pronounced chee-gong] can really do -- help you get to …

How to spatchcock a chicken for super-crispy skin

Grilling should be simple and fast. Cooking a whole chicken doesn't exactly fit those two categories. But with a little bit of knife work, you can have a super-crispy-skinned chicken that cooks through quickly.<p>When senior food editor Chris Morocco was testing Allison Carroll's butterflied grilled …

Cooking

Is Vitamin C the Miracle Ingredient We Think?

By now you should know the benefits of taking in your daily dose of vitamin C, whether it’s in the form of a chewable or from the OJ in your weekend mimosa… because health. But as of late, we’ve spotted the immunity-boosting nutrient in luxe beauty buys like face masks and high-end serums. The …

Skin Care

How to Plan Your Trip

More Articles About Planning Your Trip<p>There are so many trip planning resources out there: the Google Trips app; 100,000+ blogs; countless forums, …

Sri Lanka

How to get a six-pack in six weeks

If you’re looking to get a six-pack by July Fourth, you’ll need to start now. It takes six weeks with the right exercise — and food.<p>“The key to …

If you want to sell your home for more money, these are the colors you should paint your walls

According to a new analysis by Zillow, paint color should definitely be a change you consider.<p>After analyzing more than 32,000 listing photos of homes that have sold across the US, Zillow came up with a list of the colors that performed the best.<p>For example, homes that are painted "greige," a shade …

Home Decorating

This Party-Ready BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad Is Wilt-Proof

Slice the chicken crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Place in a medium bowl, add 1/3 cup of the barbecue sauce, and toss until the chicken is fully …

BBQ

How to Cut Bathroom Remodeling Costs

Bathrooms are where we go to pamper ourselves, which explains why 36 percent of remodelers in our survey wish they had splurged on tubs and showers, …

Home Improvement

20 Amazing New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in May

May brings M.R. Carey’s new tale set in the same zombified world as <i>The Girl With All the Gifts</i>, a surreal new short-story collection from Haruki …

These are the best books ever, according to the Goodreads community

We’re always on the hunt for new books to add to our reading lists. That’s why we use Goodreads. It’s one of the easiest ways to find new titles and …

Literature

Cutting the cord: How Modern Dad ditched cable TV

It's sort of a rite of passage for folks of a certain age — especially those of us who grew up in a time before cable TV. Our kids? They don't know …

Smart TV

24 Books Becoming Movies this Year

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books—fiction and nonfiction—into films. If you want to prepare yourself for these literary movies, look no further: We've compiled a …

5 Healthy (and Delicious) Snacks All Fit Girls Love

At this point, we all know the importance of beautifying the body from the inside out, and this includes snacking responsibly. But busy schedules can …

These Are the Home Trends That Are About to Dominate 2017

While the rest of us prepare to count down to the new year, those trendspotters at Pinterest are looking into their crystal ball (read: state-of-the-art data center) to predict what the most pinnable DIY ideas will be in 2017. The Pinterest Top 100 spans across multiple categories, including home, …

Home Decorating

This Brand Is Bringing You Designer-Quality Cosmetics Without The Price Tag

Beauty Pie is the Everlane of cosmetics<p>When we're scanning the shelves of a cosmetics store, we don't realize the behind-the-scenes of how and where those products are manufactured. It turns out that many cosmetics brands use the same labs and manufacturers, meaning a lot of the products are …

14 Chic Ways to Organize Your Home Now Photos

Once the magic of the holidays has come and gone, it can feel like your home has been left in shambles after hosting overnight guests and piling up excess gift-wrapping supplies and presents in what is now a not-so-hidden corner. Whether you live in a spacious country cottage or a studio apartment, …

The Best Home Decor Sites for Renters Photos

Some of the most frequent advice we hear from designers like Bunny Williams and Jay Jeffers is to buy what you love and collect over time. While we certainly appreciate the look of a home layered through the years, that's a much more challenging task for renters. If you're looking to furnish a …

The Best Bet for Retirement Income: Bonds or Bond Funds? | Investopedia

With interest rates hovering at historic lows and the stock market still flying high, many people are reconsidering their investment portfolios and …

How to Get Serious About Creating Retirement Income

Follow these three steps.<p>In a recent survey by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 41% of CPA financial planners said that …

Retirement

The Best DIY Gifts to Give When You’re Basically Broke

Gifts are hard enough to pick out, let alone pay for. So we propose you leave the socks on the shelf, toss the cafe gift cards aside, and make …

Crafting

Best restaurants in the US and world according to TripAdvisor

There are many ways to plan a trip: by weather, attractions or hotel offerings. For the foodies in the world, it’s all about the restaurants. Just like you need a little help narrowing down exactly where you should go on vacation, so, too, does it help to know where to dine. That’s why travel …

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