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New Hope for Depression

Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he’s been researching online. The …

Learn the Basics of Music Theory With This Interactive Tutorial

As a fan of music, I’d love to learn how to make a song. Devoting time to learning music theory, however, isn’t exactly on my list of priorities. …

How to Support a Partner Struggling with Depression

Being in a romantic relationship when one (or both) of you suffer from depression is a massive challenge. Depression can make your partner seem …

The Brain

7 novels to make you a better thriller writer

Read these books for specific ways to improve your thriller writing technique<p>Writers will give you lots of rules for thriller writing. The main ones …

6 Insanely Cheap Summer Trips for 2015

<i>McWay Falls, Big Sur, California (Photo: Mark Newman/Getty Images)</i><p>This summer, why not go where the prices are unusually cheap and the dollar is unexpectedly strong? By weighing hotel rates and airfare prices alongside industry trends and local currencies, we've come up with six suggestions for …

How-To: Mermaid Easter Eggs

Think mythical creatures are way more fun than bunnies or baby chicks? (Yeah, me too.) This year, forget cute and fuzzy—make some awesome mermaid Easter eggs instead!<p>Mermaid Easter eggs are a fun, sea-inspired DIY project for crafty kids and magic-loving adults alike, and there are endless options …

DIY Easter Surprise Egg

No more plastic Easter eggs! Make these crafty, fun and easy surprise Easter eggs using yarn, glue and a balloon to put Easter candy in!<p>218<p>1103

Millennials Are More Racist Than They Think

Just look at the numbers.<p>There is reason for an even deeper worry: The possibility that the veneer of post-racial America will lead to more segregation. The post-racial narrative, when combined with deep structural racism, leads to what sociologist Eduardo Bonilla-Silva calls “racism without …

Race & Ethnicity

Are You Paying Too Much for Common Repairs?

Congratulations on buying your first house. Now, you have to learn how to keep it in good repair.<p>Most repairs are simple, inexpensive, and …

Inside a Kitchen the Size of a Walk-In Closet

Tiny, yet efficient.<p>To hear about a kitchen no bigger than a walk-in closet is to expect the worst. To actually see this one is to encounter the best. Designer Stephanie Stokes found savvy ways to save space in this big-city kitchen.

7 Steps For Writing a Blog Post That People Will Read | SEJ

Why is it so hard to write something people will actually READ? It’s one thing to share your thoughts and feelings on a topic, but it’s an entirely …

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5 mindfulness techniques to make you a better leader

That advice comes from Charles Francis, author of "Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace" and director of the Mindfulness Meditation Institute.<p>Sounds good — so how do you achieve greater mindfulness? Meditation is certainly one powerful way to do it, and it …

10 ways to boost chances of surviving a plane crash

<b>(CNN) —</b> Survival and rescue stories from the deadly crash of TransAsia Airways Flight 235 in Taiwan are inspiring as well as intriguing. They raise the question: Why do some passengers survive plane crashes and others tragically don't?<p>Some of those who lived through Wednesday's crash credited their …

Earbuds

55 Inspiring Ideas to Update Your Kitchen

Color, cabinets, and more.<p>Remodeling your kitchen? Look no further. We've rounded up the best ideas for color, cabinets, lighting, floors, and more.

Houzz: the website that speaks the language of home improvement

Six years after they moved to the United States from Israel, Adi Tatarko and her husband Alon Cohen were finally able to buy their own home in Silicon Valley. The problem, however, was that they could not tell the architects and designers they talked to what they wanted done to their four-bedroom …

The 12 Most Beautiful Places to Spend the Night

A certain type of traveler seeks out unique experiences, but not without some of the comforts and luxuries that make a vacation just that: a vacation. If you enjoy your adventure with a good dose of design and a smidge of extravagance, check out one of these unique hotels—all of which offer an …

The best films of 2014 – readers' picks

Earlier in the year, we asked for your favourite films of the year so far, and you came out in droves in support for The Lego Movie and Under the Skin. This time round, some of the year’s later dramas and thrillers rose to the top of the pile.<p>Thanks to everyone for their votes, and for sharing …

How To Make 'Magical' Cocktails That'll Convince Your Friends You're A Mixologist

You don't need a blow torch, a breathalyzer or a $460,000 bottle of whiskey to impress your friends with some boozy wizardry. All you need is some vodka, a shaker and a couple of unexpected ingredients (like cabbage juice and baking soda) to make magic happen. Check out these three recipes anyone …

Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

Books

40 Traditional Designer Rooms

Over 40 classic rooms for inspiration.<p>From a formal blue dining room to a dramatic canopy bed, these designer rooms are traditional, but never boring.

How to Braise Meat Like a Professional Chef

I used to work at a restaurant in Seattle where one of my responsibilities was to get the braise going every morning before the rest of the chefs showed up. All day long, the restaurant filled with heaven-sent meat perfume. UNLIKE braising at the restaurant, I actually get to sit down and enjoy the …

A New Bathroom With Vintage Charm

The room is new, but it feels lived-in.<p>The room is new, but it feels as if it's been there forever — in the best way.Produced by Samantha Emmerling and Carisha Swanson

8 Chef Upgrades for Roasted Potatoes

Roasted potatoes are a simple, satisfying side dish for any meal. Here are eight chef’s takes on this crowd-pleasing dish.<p>Roasted potatoes are a …

15 Winter Coats That Are Actually Affordable

OK, we admit it: Our online shopping baskets are almost NEVER empty in the winter.<p>Winter coats are a crucial wardrobe staple, especially in places where the polar vortex makes its presence known with its freezing temperatures. We're not forecasters and we can't predict this year's weather, but we …

Here's Every Halloween Movie Marathon On TV This Month

Spider webs are lining fences and pumpkins are stacked at grocery stores, which can only mean one thing: Halloween is coming! For the perfect way to get in the spirit, prep your epic costume while watching one (or several!) of <i>many</i> Halloween-themed movie marathons on TV.<p>Whether you're a horror …

10 Life-Changing Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

Break out the lemons!<p>Cleaning the kitchen is never going to be as fun as, say, a weekend at the beach. But it's gotta get done. And even if you don't have a single cleaning product in your home, you can still totally make your kitchen sparkle. Plus, there's a certain feeling of pride you'll get …

Your Favorite Rooms of the Week

See what's trending on Pinterest.<p>See what's popular on our Pinterest boards for the week of September 8, 2014. Follow us on Pinterest for more decor inspiration.