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Under pressure, Silicon Valley workers turn to LSD microdosing

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Psychedelic Drugs

5 Environmentally Safe Actions That Will Increase Your Home's Value

<i>Image source: PhotoDune</i><p>Sustainable building is all the rage these days, and for good reason. Climate change and the undoing of the earth's delicate ecosystem is no longer a point of conjecture. According to the EPA, "The global average temperature increased by more than 1.4°F over the last …

19 Frugal (And Easy) Ways to Update an Old Home

Even though I have a tight budget for home improvement, my wife and I have been able to make cheap changes that have the neighbors complimenting us …

24 Stylish IKEA Hacks for Your Dorm Room

With your back-to-campus move-in day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to decorate your dorm room — with help from IKEA, obvi! Finding space to store your stuff in cramped quarters requires just a little creativity and a few brilliant DIY hacks. Get ready to …

Hydroponic Garden Jar Cilantro

The perfect way to top off taco night? <b>Fresh cilantro picked from your windowsill!</b> This Garden Jar kit from Modern Sprout has everything you need to <b>grow</b> <b>a thriving cilantro plant at home</b>. The jar is equipped with a hydroponic system that brings water into the roots through a process known as …

This is the most stylish thing you can buy for your home right now, according to a top interior designer

Noa Santos, an interior designer who has worked with several entrepreneurs through his design startup Homepolish, says he is seeing more of his clients aiming to design their home in a way that will make them proud to show it off to guests.<p>"Home is a place to do things, not just to be," he said. …

3 Ways to DIY Fall's Biggest Decor Trend

Mudcloth mania has hit the design world, and we completely understand the obsession. Plopping a mudcloth pillow on a bed, sofa, chair, or bench is an easy way to add instant bohemian flair. There's nothing quite like the texture and unique subtleties of authentic mudcloth, but it does come with a …

Planter Benches – The Duo That Brings Freshness Into Your Home

Plants and benches make a great duo. When you think about, we often use these two together so why not take advantage of this harmonious marriage and …

Garden games: how to turn your back garden into a fun playground

1. Wetter is better<p>Watering new plantings is all part of caring for plants, but remember water and children can be the recipe for lots of clean summer fun, too. Be prepared for children to be loud, to mess about and be silly.<p>Getting started<p>You don’t need special equipment – a washing-up bowl with …

Gardening

Cornwall Gardens is a huge Singapore home with a stepped garden on its roof

<b>A+Awards:</b> featuring a swimming pool, waterfall, Koi carp pond and a terraced roof garden, this large family home in Singapore was another of the …

Never Paint Your Home These 4 Dreadful Colors

Sorry, but no one's going to buy a house painted dark brown.<p>A fresh coat of paint is a fairly inexpensive way to refresh the look of your home; the …

Home Decorating

How to turn your home into a smart home

Tech mavens from Nest, Amazon, and more share their tips and tricks for how to take your home into the 21st century<p>We’re on the cusp of a Cambrian explosion in smart home products. The speedy march of technology is churning out everything from connected bottle openers to automated window blinds, …

Smart Homes

Ask Amy: Wife deals with affair, household’s debt

<i>Dear Amy: I discovered my husband of 23 years is having an emotional affair with a younger co-worker whom he supervises (The affair is supposedly over).</i><p><i>This woman has also met me. He has known her for 10 years and recruited her to work in his office. He has told me she reminds him of me.</i><p><i>He has said</i> …

A surprising simple solution to bad indoor air quality: potted plants

The first time Vadoud Niri walked into a nail salon, he quickly had to walk straight out.<p>"I went with my wife and couldn’t handle it," he said. "You could smell all the VOCs," or volatile organic compounds — pollutants like acetone, formaldehyde and toluene that easily become gases and pollute …

Plants

18 seating areas to enjoy watching TV

When you place your TV, it should be on the right viewing angle, a pleasant location, and at some place where you can enjoy your favorite shows in …

Living Rooms

Are those backyard insects driving you crazy!!

Bog Garden with Sarracenia ‘Bug Bat’<p>Sarracenia ‘Bug Bat’ in our sales house<p>Combat those pesky backyard pests with your very own Bug Bat. These North …

This Family Home Embraces The Outdoors

Often at homify, we explore the ins and outs of homes, looking at how these areas of the home complement one another and create an ideal overall …

The beauty of botanical glasshouse architecture

Updated 30th August 2016

Breathtaking Pallet Swing Projects

In a garden swings are the most enchanting thing, they attract the people of all ages either they are children, adults or senior citizens. A swing …

This start-up is working towards growing your own food at home

We all have aspirations of growing our food at home. Some of us even end up growing basil, thyme, curry leaves and coriander on a small scale in our …

Those darn day lilies — how to get rid of the orange-blooming pest

I dug out my orange-colored day lilies last year and planted new varieties in different colors. I am only seeing the orange ones flowering now, and some are even coming up in the lawn where I had reduced the size of the bed. What is the answer?<p><i>— Susan Johnson, Chicago</i><p>A. It is likely you have common …

Gardening

19 classy gardens that need almost no maintenance

Let's make life easy for ourselves, shall we? It's hard enough to decorate and furnish a home beautifully, so the last thing any of us needs is a …

Landscaping