Mai Jo

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41 Useful AF Products That'll Captivate Every Practical Person

I like to consider myself a minimalist (or an aspiring one, anyway), but I'm also regularly finding and writing about products that'll fascinate …

​Why I'll Always Keep "Alvin Corn" in My Cleaning Kit

I love inexpensive, simple DIY household cleaners with one giant caveat: they have to work. One of my very favorite homemade cleaners is Alvin Corn. …

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

How to create a mindful kitchen and dining space

Bring some serenity into your home.<p>Choose calm colours to soothe the spirit<p>Blue hues can help a complex and busy world feel simpler as this colour …

Food & Dining

5 Things the French Know About Laundry (That You’re Probably Doing All Wrong)

Tip #2 is totally life-changing.<p>Writer Danielle Postel-Vinay may live in New York City and the Hudson River Valley—but she knows a thing or two about …

Shoulder Length Haircuts To Show Your Hairstylist Now

Ah, this length is just right.<p>Shoulder-length hair gets flack for lacking gumption. It’s often dismissed as a transition stage between, say, a blunt …

7 Chic Alternative Online Flower Delivery Services

I'm a big fan of gifting flowers—both to others and myself. They instantly brighten any room and, in a workspace, are a welcome contrast from screen …

The Japanese de-cluttering method that will still keep your home cozy

These days, the internet seems to be overflowing with organization and decluttering advice. But if you’re not into near-sterile minimalism, much of …

Save BIG with $9.99 .COMs from GoDaddy!

Get your own corner of the Web for less! Register a new .COM for just $9.99 for the first year and get everything you need to make your mark online — …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

The Meaning of Buddhism

Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine<p>The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved …

Spirituality

5-Year-Old Reports The Grinch To Police

A 5-year-old in Mississippi called 911 because he was worried that the Grinch would steal Christmas. Police showed up to assure him that wasn't going to happen.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. A 5-year-old from Mississippi named TyLon Pittman was worried that the …

8 Inspirational Henri Cartier-Bresson Quotes on Photography, Composition, and Life

Inspirational quotes in French/English, from the master: Henri Cartier-BressonLEARN FROM THE MASTERS OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHYLEARN FROM THE MASTERS by …

Time To Make Life Hard For The Rich

It is time for polite, respectable, rational people to start saying what has become painfully obvious: It is time to stop respecting the rich, and …

Income Inequality

9 Super Useful Gifts For Your Yogi Friend You'll Want Yourself

By Michelle October; photography by Unsplash<p><b>‘Tis the season to gift some zen.</b><p>Got a yogi friend who’s on the mat more than on WhatsApp? Try these …

Yoga

The Biggest Hair Color Trends For 2018

Booking color appointments ASAP.<p>Changing your hair color can be as subtle as a few highlights or as drastic as a coat of bright purple. We’ve seen …

I broke my silence on Roy Moore. Now I'm saying #NoMoore in the Alabama election.

I’ve known Roy Moore since 1981, so perhaps you can imagine my shock when he decided to change his story after speaking with Sean Hannity and lie — twice — about not knowing me, or knowing any of the women The Washington Post spoke with in November.<p>Having claimed no sexual misconduct myself, I …

Roy Moore

Roy Moore: America “was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery”

He really said this.<p>Alabama’s Republican candidate for Senate, Roy Moore, says America needs to be a bit more like it was when it had slaves.<p>This is not a joke or exaggeration. When a black man at a September rally asked what President Donald Trump means by “make America great again,” Moore …

Wayfair Best of 2017 Sale including furniture, home decor, lighting, rugs, more from $17

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>The Wayfair Best of 2017 Sale is live with up to <b>80% off</b> furniture, rugs, lighting, home decor and much more. Prices are as marked. …

15 great ideas to make small homes look bigger!

These days with the increasing paucity of space, professional home experts are faced with the tricky task of imparting proper functionality within …

Interior Design

Ditch the traditional Bunk Beds for these 10 fresh ideas!

Bunk beds! The most fun sleepover or shared young sibling bedroom furniture in the world, but there are some really spectacular designs being …

Siblings

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

Straighten up and balance out your body with these moves.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t …

9 Simple Exercises You Can Do During Your Next TV Binge

Without missing a single plot twist.<p>Cooler temps got you hanging indoors, and binge-watching your favorite shows? That’s cool, but whenever you …

I tried the ketogenic diet to help with my anxiety—here’s what happened

When you’ve had anxiety most of your life like I have, you’re familiar with all the tricks. Meditation, essential oils, probiotics, wine…I’ve tried …

15 Machine-Washable (Yes Washable!) Area Rugs

Earlier this week, I wrote about real rugs in the bathroom and how much I love the look. While many readers were totally onboard, others were …

30 Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas for 2017

Whether you’re hosting for the first time or the 20th time, let your Thanksgiving table decor set the scene for your fall gathering. You might be a …

The Perfect Plant For Every Room in Your Home

When it comes to the upsides of green thumbs, many of us are well-versed. Plants can be air-purifying, calming, insect-repelling, sleep-inducing, or …

10 Surprising Places to Get Cheap Home Goods, According to Interior Design Experts

Not including IKEA or Target.<p>Sick of your IKEA bookcase and Target sheets, but don’t quite have the budget to splurge on more expensive furnishings? …

Weekend Rec: I Am Here Now by The Mindfulness Project

Another week down, and the weekend is just around the corner. With those autumnal climes finally beginning to linger, the weekends are a perfect time cozy up with a good book and a (preferably warm) drink. Take some to recharge, re-energize, and perhaps get to know yourself a little better. We all …

5 Workouts From A Yoga Teacher That'll Undo The Damage Of Sitting Down All Day

While I've had lots of of jobs that kept me on my feet all day, in recent years, most of my work is done in front of a computer, sitting down. Since …

Yoga