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17 DIY Projects That Will Make You Say "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).<p>And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).

Easy and Fun Dog Tricks to Train Your Dog

01 of 10<p>Have your dog greet your friends by shaking hands (or paws, as the case may be). This is an easy dog trick that you can usually train a dog …

Pets

11 things dog owners should never say

If you've owned a dog, one of these phrases has probably slipped past your lips. Here's why it matters.<p>When it comes to dogs, owners sometimes have …

5 Common Mistakes adopters make when bringing home a new dog

Jan 05, 2015<p>Everyone knows that adopting a dog from a shelter saves animals’ lives and makes us all feel good. At any time of year, but especially …

Pets

7 Ways My Dog Taught Me to Be a Better Person

A year ago today, I made the decision to take on the responsibility of raising and owning a Cavalier King Charles puppy, whom I decided to name Cooper.<p>Cooper's first birthday was just a couple of days ago, and I was inspired to write a post on all the important lessons I have learned from owning …

6 Mistakes Dog Owners Make

Raising a good canine citizen doesn't come naturally to every dog guardian, which is one of the reasons so many unlucky pups are relinquished to animal shelters each year. Many people don't realize that molding a puppy or adopted adult dog into a balanced canine companion requires a considerable …

38 benefits of owning a dog

Thinking of adding a dog to your family? Research shows it's a good idea for your health — and the health of your kids.<p>If you're a regular reader, …

How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

If you've ever looked around your apartment kitchen and wished for a more homey feel, then consider planting yourself a verdant herb garden—right on your countertop. "They provide you a sense of responsibility," says Dimitri Gatanas, owner of the Urban Garden Center in Manhattan. "It's like you …

How to Set an Elegant Table—No Matter What Kind of Day You've Had

<i>Today:</i> <i>Planning a "tablescape" sounds more like a geography test than an art project. But with versatile pieces</i> <i>(inspired by our new, exclusive ceramics from Moonstar Pottery!)</i><i>, it can be as inventive or easy as your day allows.</i><p>Some days, decorating for a dinner party is the kind of thing that's …

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Mindfulness in Yoga: How to Be More Present in Your Practice

<b>Don’t try to “not think”</b> Instead, imagine your thoughts floating by, like a leaf floating on a river, says Carey. For example, if you catch yourself thinking about what’s for dinner later, acknowledge the thought and move on. (So in your head, say: “My mind is thinking about that veggie burger with …

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dark chocolate coconut macaroons

2014 has been mostly about the chocolate thus far, which is the kind of thing that happens when you outsource what-to-cook-next decisions to my …