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Studio Saturdays: Create Along Travel Journal, Part 1

Welcome to our first Studio Saturday Create Along! I’m so happy you joined me for this series of three posts dedicated to making a fold-up travel …

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The Golden Rules of Vacuuming

A really good vacuuming job can draw in up to 99 percent of the dirt and dust in an area -- a boon to neatness as well as healthy living.

Healthy Living

A Clean House With LESS Time Cleaning

Keep things clean without doing too much extra work.<p><b>1. Use your bath towels more than once.</b><br>Think about it: You use a towel after taking a shower, so it's not that dirty after one use. Provided you always hang it up and let it dry between uses, you can re-use a towel two or three times before you …

10 Smart Tricks to Make Cleaning So Much Easier

Of the hundreds of cleaning tips Real Simple has published, these are among our most popular—and most ingenious.<p>Use Ice Cubes to Deodorize a Garbage …

The Dalai Lama on Paris: “We cannot solve this problem only through prayers”

World leaders have been highly vocal in the aftermath of the attacks in Paris. Now the Dalai Lama, the spiritual head of the Buddhist faith with millions of devotees around the globe, is weighing in with his thoughts on the violence and how to respond to it.<p>Speaking to Germany’s state-run media …

Hinduism

Domestic Science: How to Clean a Washing Machine

Honestly, I didn’t know that cleaning your washing machine was a thing. I mean, it gets cleaned every time you wash your clothes, right?<p>Wrong. If you …

11 Things People With Spotless Houses Do Every Day

A few good habits can keep your home looking — and smelling — like new.<p>Let's face it: No one wants to — or has time to — make a second job out of cleaning their home. And that's okay. We polled home bloggers and other busy folks to find out what little things they do daily to keep their places …

8 Things People With Spotless Bathrooms Do Every Day

Adopt these habits and your toilet, shower, and sink will always sparkle.<p>If the bathroom is your least favorite space in your entire home to clean, we hear you. It's messy, germy, and sometimes smelly. But what if we told you by adopting a few daily habits you can actually clean this room less …

19 DIYS to Make Your House Smell Amazing

Who doesn’t love coming home to a nice-smelling space? A good home fragrance acts like an accessory and adds character, making your space feel extra homey. However, constantly buying candles and air fresheners can start getting expensive, and lots of them are actually polluting your home with …

11 Easy Tips For Creating A Calm and Peaceful Home

Simple solutions to transform your home into a relaxing retreat.<p>How do you feel when you walk into your home? Happy? Calm? Overwhelmed by your 'to do' list? In today's hectic world, stress is always present, but your home shouldn't contribute to it. "Your home either nurtures and supports you or it …

Spring Cleaning 101: How To Clean & Maintain a Gas Stove

The cleaning up part certainly isn't as fun (or as tasty) as the cooking part, but it's a job that must be done. Check out these handy tips for a …

5 Tips For Fall Cleaning

• <b>Clean from top to bottom.</b> Go through each room and dust everything! Walls, ceilings, baseboards, etc. Summer is a common time for the house to …

10 Non-Toxic Cleaning Products For Spring Cleaning | Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Experts say that the average home has roughly 62 toxic chemicals lurking about. That’s significant! Government regulations regarding labeling of …

15 Cleaning Tips We Learned In 2014

From the archives, we've pulled our favorite tips and tricks from the past year to help keep your New Year's resolutions in check.<p><b>1. Vacuum in both directions.</b> If you don't, you're likely to miss small pieces of dirt and dust that get trapped under the fibers of your carpet.<p>Looking for more …

The Fastest Way to Clean Your Bathroom

Follow this routine to make your fixtures sparkle in minutes.<p>One of the busiest spots in your house, the bathroom is also the place almost every guest visits. So if you start sweating whenever someone asks, "Do you mind if I freshen up/use the toilet/secretly judge your cleaning skills?" just …

10 Things People With Tidy Kitchens Do Every Day

These habits put cleaning and organizing on autopilot — even when dinner is late (again).<p>If you've ever visited a friend's home unannounced only to discover their kitchen is squeaky clean (without any warning?!), you might wonder how they do it. Well, apparently the secret to a clean kitchen is …

How 5 Voices Inside You Can Make Your Day

“Self-talk” is the psychological term for the inner conversation that streams constantly through one’s mind. Self-talk is something we all do. In …

Self-help

6 Simple Ways to Become a Happier Person Today

Concrete secrets to feeling more joy and stressing less.<p>You can actually choose to feel happier every day—that’s the simple premise behind the …

Ordinary and Extraordinary Mindfulness: What’s the Difference?

People throw the word “mindfulness” about these days as a panacea for almost every possible trouble from pain to high blood pressure to psoriasis. …

Mindfulness

Healing From Anxiety And Depression Five Areas Of Theraputic Self Care

5 Ways To Trust Your Inner Guide

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten …

Why You Should Write Down What You Accomplished At The End Of Every Day

Because we can often focus too much on the negative aspects of our lives, finding ways to illuminate what is good can be a wonderful technique in …