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7 Easy Storage Hacks to Make Your Tiny Bedroom Feel Spacious

We see a lot of amazing master suites here at realtor.com. Walk-in closets the size of small houses. Spacious master bathrooms with room to stretch before you take care of business. Dressing rooms -- nay, glam rooms -- with sitting areas, primping areas, and built-in wardrobes that go on for</i> …

Hung Up

9 Things Mentally Tough People Always Do

Talent is important, but success is also based on persistence, focus, and standing fast in the face of criticism. Fortunately, mental toughness is something you can develop.<p>Let's get this out of the way: Mental toughness is not a quality you either do or don't have.<p>Sure, some people may have …

Self-improvement

A Teachable Moment on the Need for Colon Cancer Screening

As an alumna of Cornell who had been thrilled by the selection of the university’s first female president, Elizabeth Garrett, last fall, I was deeply pained to learn of her untimely death from colon cancer at age 52 last month. May it be a teachable moment that could save many from a disease that …

We Are Defining Love the Wrong Way

It is time to change the meaning of the word “love.”<p>The word is mostly used according to the first definition given in the dictionary: “an intense …

The Only 7 Gym Machines Worth Using

Despite the fact that kettlebells and bodyweight workouts might win the gym popularity contest right now, fitness pros agree: Not only are exercise …

Workouts

12 PNW Decor Ideas That Make the Most of Moody Skies

While most of the country brushes off the Pacific Northwest as a rainy, overcast and dismal place to live, not even gray skies can dampen the beauty of the lush green forests, sweeping ocean views and rugged mountains. The region is chock-full of natural inspiration for decor, art and all things …

Real Life Decorating Ideas That Cost Next to Nothing

Apartment Therapy house tours are a treasure trove of inspiration and decorating ideas. They are real-life examples of what people do with their …

Dining Rooms

TRUMP: If I'm president, 'Christianity will have power' in the US

Last December, the Republican presidential front-runner ignited a national firestorm by proposing to suspend all Muslim immigration and tourist travel into the US.<p>"If I said that about Christians, and if I said 'banned,' I'm telling you I would have had less difficulty," Trump said Saturday. "And …

Donald Trump

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

16-minute no-equipment workout to bust boredom

Forget the fancy-pants gym. Follow this quick bodyweight-only routine from Emily Cook Harris, certified personal trainer and head coach of EMpowered in New York City.<p>“These moves allow you to get in a high-intensity, super-effective workout no matter where you are,” Harris said. “Whether you’re …

Workouts

Here's the only supplement you should take for a cold

In a 2011 review of studies of people who'd recently gotten sick, researchers looked at those who'd started taking zinc and compared them with those who just took a placebo. The ones on zinc had shorter colds and less severe symptoms.<p>Zinc is a trace element that the cells of our immune system rely …

Wellness

A Blood Test May Soon Tell If You Really Need Antibiotics

As good as doctors are at diagnosing what ails you, they’re apparently not great at figuring out which bugs are behind our most common infections. …

The Right Way to Stretch Before Exercise

For generations, gym students were taught to stretch before working out or playing games. Then the practice fell out of favor: Studies seemed to show that such ‘‘static’’ stretching (holding a pose for anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes) temporarily reduces muscular power, weakens …

10 Home Decor Mistakes Designers Always Notice

Interior designers have seen the good, the bad, and the strange of interiors, and while some mistakes are obvious (see: Formica-filled chocolate brown bathroom), some are a bit more subtle but still catch their well-trained eye every time. Here, a few of our favorite designers and interiors gurus …

Do natural makeup and skin care products work? TODAY Style investigates

We've all seen "grass-fed" this and "organic" that when we go food shopping at the supermarket. But is it important to care about the ingredients in your beauty and cosmetic products?<p>If this sounds complicated, you're not alone. While there's still debate on this topic, we've tried to answer some …

DoYogaWithMe Streams Hundreds of Yoga Videos for Free

Ready to build your strength, flexibility, and balance with yoga? You’ll find yoga videos scattered across the web, but one site you might want to …

Yoga