Jenny Kokenny

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12 Brilliant Ways to Decorate a Blank Wall

A blank wall is like a blank canvas—it's filled with possibilities.<p>Rework Your Wardrobe<p>Scarves may not be the easiest accessory to pull off, but as graphic visuals in the home, they're a no-brainer. Whatever style you love—Liberty prints; iconic Hermès designers; or retro, like these midcentury …

Home Decorating

40 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home

Going through a home renovation is actually the worst. Time to take matters into your own hands.

Home Improvement

25 Basement Decorating Ideas to Create a Multifunctional Living Space

Whether your basement is a small room or takes up an entire floor of your home, there are plenty of options when it comes to using the space …

How To Have A Happy Relationship With A Difficult Partner

So, you are married to someone who happens to be difficult to live with. Even though you are fully committed to your relationship, you find that they …

30-Day Kettlebell Challenge For The Absolute Beginner

<i>This article was originally published on September 10, 2015.</i><p>The kettlebell looks something like a cross between your grandma’s purse and an …

The 10 best foods for brain health

You can keep your body nearly immortal with exercise and your skin looking youthful with good practices and products, but how about defying the age …

Wellness

Memo to 30-Somethings: 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Turn 40

Maybe I wasn't paying attention. Or maybe I didn't get the memo. I thought I was ready to turn 40, but I definitely was not prepared for the onslaught of bad news that comes your way when you turn 40. I suspect many others are just living their lives as well, naively thinking 40 will be like every …

The Summer TV Heartthrob No One Saw Coming

Rami Malek went from "hey, it's that guy" to the breakout star of the season as Elliot Alderson on USA's new hit dark drama.<p>It turns out the man behind the most socially anxious, self-medicating loner on television is kind of a people person.<p>Wandering through Chinatown — the neighborhood in which</i> …

TV

Voyager 1 Has Entered Interstellar Space

<i>Watch NASA’s announcement on the Voyager spacecraft here.</i><p>In September 1977, Star Wars was a huge hit in theaters, the Bee Gees were on the brink of …

Astronomy

The Best Workouts for Losing the Last 10 Pounds

So, you've come a long way on your weight loss journey, but now, whether it's five or 10 pounds you're really struggling to lose that last little bit of weight.<p>Don't worry, you're totally not alone.<p>Nearly every expert we spoke with agreed: Losing those last few pounds is tough for pretty much …

The happiest — and most miserable — countries on earth

Slide 1 of 7<p>Where you live may have a major impact on how happy you are.<p>According to Gallup’s 2015 Global Emotions report, released on Thursday, the …

5 Steps to Self-Mastery for Success and Happiness

Wealth, prestige, and power constitute the world standard for success. For some these prizes have come through hard work, for others through luck or inheritance. Yet none guarantee happiness. As the greatest measure of true and lasting success, happiness requires more, and self-mastery is the …

My new attitude to travel is to skip the iconic – and I thank my father for that

A lot of travel can be about pretending to like monuments and sights that you don’t really enjoy, but my father, the reluctant traveller, has shown me that what matters is only doing the things you are genuinely interested in<p>My father, who lives in India, loathes travel. He will tell you this …

Grand Canyon

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Vacation Bucket List: The Top 10 Trips of a Lifetime

Your complete guide to the must-have travel experiences across the globe.<p>For those of us suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust, the question is always '<i>where am I going to vacation to next?</i>' If you don't have your travel bucket list already mapped out, luxury travel consortium Virtuoso is …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

11-year-old rape victim refused an abortion gives birth in Paraguay

The baby was born by C-section and named Milagros, Spanish for miracles. The baby's father is awaiting trial on rape charges<p>An 11-year-old Paraguayan girl who was raped by her mother's boyfriend gave birth on Thursday, a doctor said.<p>The case caused an uproar in this traditionally Catholic country …

4 Easy Steps to Mindfulness

Feeling stressed? Do you need something to center you and calm you? Mindfulness is an awareness of your thoughts, feelings and body to bring you back …

Mindfulness

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

Airfares to drop to record lows by end of August, experts say

Looking to get away on the cheap this fall?<p>After months of sky-high air fares, late August could see airfares sink to four-year record lows, according to industry experts.<p>In July, analysts at Hopper forecasted that ticket prices in August will be about 5 percent lower compared to the same time last …

Travel Deals

Under-the-Radar Destinations in Europe for Families

<i>Dubrovnik, Croatia (Flickr: Ivan Ivankovic)</i><p>When you've seen the Eiffel Tower, taken a cruise down the Thames and done the Colosseum, you crave for other, lesser known treasures that Europe has in store. Good thing the Old Continent has more than its fair share of family-friendly attractions. Why …

15 Dollar-Store Travel Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

<b>by Leah Ginsberg, Yahoo! Travel</b><p>Who doesn't love a dollar store? Not only is it fun to browse, but as it turns out, you can find some stuff that's …

DIY