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Why You'll Want a New Bed After You See These Rooms

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation

The Power of Sleep

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Sleep

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

Take these tips from illustrations to your own home.<p>Take these decorator-sourced tips from illustrations to your own home.

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Feng Shui Colors in Decorating

If you’re familiar with feng shui, you’ll know that it is both an art and a science, developed anciently in China. “Feng” means wind, and “shui” …

Home Decorating

Rooms That Prove One Piece Of Art Is Enough

Yes, we love a good salon-style wall. But these 8 spaces show us that one great piece of artwork can speak volumes on its own<p>Yes, we love a good salon-style wall. But these 8 spaces show us that one great piece of artwork can speak volumes on its own

Proof That Garden Sheds Can Be Glamorous

The backyard storage shed doesn't have to be an eyesore.<p>A garden shed designed by Alison Carabasi of Hillbrook Collections<p>You typically don't associate glamour and elegance with backyard storage sheds, but, Alison Carabasi has taken mundane prefabbed structures to completely custom objects of …

8 of the Coziest Nooks We've Ever Seen (and How to Recreate Them at Home)

Spaces to be snuggled into.<p>Even in the grandest houses, we're inevitably drawn to the smallest rooms: they're the coziest. In big rooms, guess where we head? To the coziest spots, the nooks and niches that are like rooms within rooms — their own intimate little worlds. Look around: There's bound to …

DIY Furniture Ideas: 12 of Our Most Inspiring, Unrecognizable Before & Afters

(Image credit: Rita Killilea)<p>A coat of paint can make any piece of furniture feel like new, but how about the folks who are able to make a piece of …

Furniture

How Your Interior Design Is Influencing Your Subconscious

Usually when we discuss interior design, we talk about the aesthetic aspects – how to achieve a specific look, which decorating style you should …

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …