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14 cozy matching sweat sets for running errands, lounging, and beyond

Whether you sport leisure ware for travel, errands, or laying around the house, coordinated separates are a fail-safe way to feel more put together. …

WATCH: How to Swedish Death Clean Your Closet

By now, you’ve probably heard of Swedish death cleaning. Also known as döstädning—from the Swedish words for “death” and “cleaning”—this home …

BOSU Ball Total Body Workout

This BOSU Ball workout strengthens the entire body and includes cardio moves to raise your heart rate:<p>Complete all the exercises, one after the other …

Workouts

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Most complaints about student loan debt are about these five issues

It’s no secret student loan borrowers in the US have it rough. One in four of the the country’s 44 million student loan holders are struggling to make payments or in default. The average American borrower graduates college owing around $34,000 and can expect to spend the next 21 years paying it off.<p>…

Finance

Schools shouldn't wait for red flags to address student mental health needs

One out of every 4 or 5. That’s how many students will display a significant mental health problem over the course of their lifetime.<p>Such students …

The Best Drugstore Facial Moisturizers, According to Dermatologists

You don't have to max out your credit card on a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and the proof is in your drugstore's skincare aisle.<p>Scrolling …

9 Meal Prep Ideas for the Week That Are Super Popular on Pinterest

The most delicious ways to avoid the Sunday scaries.<p>Who doesn't savor a lazy Sunday? Problem is, after you’ve brunched and binged on your latest …

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better | Inc.com

There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where you want to be in your career--or, for that matter, <b>in</b> …

Self-improvement

I Actually Drank The Recommended Amount Of Water Daily — And It Pretty Much Changed Everything

I like to think I’m a relatively healthy person. I exercise regularly, eat healthy (most of the time), and understand the importance of living a …

Wellness

10 Fitness and Wellness Apps That You Need To Download ASAP

Run, don't walk to the App store. Your mind and body will thank you.<p>February 16, 2018<p>In this day and age, keeping track of <i>everything</i> seems to be on</i> …

Apps

If You Want to Burn Fat, Here's Why You Might Want to Skip the Run and Go For a Walk

While nothing compares to the calorie-burning power of going for a run or lifting some heavy-ass weights, don't discount the huge benefits of walking for weight loss! Many experts, including celeb trainer Harley Pasternak, say one of the best ways to stay active is to walk and get more steps in …

Fitness

3 Major Differences Between HomeGoods and Its Spinoff Store, HomeSense

HomeGoods, the affordable decor store with a cult following, has had fans in a frenzy since its Winter 2017 announcement that it would be launching a spinoff store called HomeSense. Initial details were spare, but now that the first stores have opened in Framingham, MA, East Hanover, New Jersey, …

New Jersey

A Professional Trendspotter Tells Us Exactly What Designs Will Be Hot in 2018

When your job is to spot trends and turn them into dazzling decor, it goes without saying that you have an eye for design. So when Nancy Fire, founder of Design Works International and design director for HGTV HOME, returned from her travels abroad, we had to know what trends she was forecasting. …

Home Decorating

This Furniture Looks Designer, but It's Actually Target's Brand-New Project 62 Home Collection

Target got us very excited last month when it revealed it would be launching a new home decor collection this Fall entitled Project 62, one that focused more on fresh, modern pieces designed to fit today's lifestyle. The offerings, it teased, would be on-trend and functional, able to keep up with …

Small Spaces

5 Sites Better Than Craigslist

Craigslist has long been our go-to source for used furniture deals and secondhand steals, but there's no denying that the online classified website comes with its own set of risks, from sketchy sellers and unreliable buyers to goods that aren't all they seem. If you don't have time to pan for …

Craigslist

10 Decor Items Under $50 That Look Like You Majorly Splurged

Inspired by high-end home decor images, but need to do it on a budget? We feel you. Luckily, with the range of items available both in stores and …

17 Things You'll Want If You're a Hardcore Homebody

Let's face it, leaving the house can be pretty overrated. For those of us who are more into staying in, home is not only where the heart is, it's …

5 Storage Mistakes to Avoid in Your Small Space

One of the most pressing challenges of living in a small space is: where are you gonna put all your stuff? And once you do find a place to put …

A Pop Art-Filled Loft in Portland's Pearl District

<b>Name:</b> Myisha and Armon Moore <b><br>Location:</b> Pearl District —Portland, Oregon <b><br>Size:</b> 996 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 2 years, renting<p>Our home is a blend of …

Meet “Better Self,” a New Web Destination for Anyone Who’s Into Self-Improvement

It’s that time of year when we vow to reassess: What did we do well in 2017? What could we do differently in 2018? How can our lives be happier and healthier, or shall we finally say we’re good enough?<p>Wherever you are on your personal journey, Better Self will be right beside you. With its …

Gorgeous Ways to Make Your Home a Lush Green Oasis

We just got a tease of spring here in Florida, and it's making me itch to plant again. Living an apartment life means having not having a full …

Lose Weight by Planning Ahead With These 45 Lunch Meal-Prep Ideas

Maybe you've been meal prepping like a badass for years, or maybe you're just starting this week. Wherever you are in your meal-prep journey, here are some delicious, nourishing lunch ideas for inspiration. We're already looking forward to lunch next week!

Healthy Eating

27 Ab Workouts to Rock Your Amazing Core — Especially For Women

Hate crunches but want abs? No problem. Love crunches? We do happen to have them here. In fact, there is truly something for <i>everyone</i> in our handy dandy collection of ab workouts, specifically for women. From two-minute Pilates routines to 20-minute oblique sculptors, we're here to help you target …

Workouts

The 4 Exercises That Unexpectedly Helped Me Zap Away My Stubborn Belly Fat

Ever since I was a kid, my family has (cruelly) reminded me that I didn't inherit the "hourglass figure" genes, so I was convinced for a long time that I would never be able to get rid of the extra belly on my midsection. I tried everything from Pilates and HIIT cardio to waist trainers and juice …

Time I

Here are the Best Paint Colors for Your Small Bathroom

(Image credit: Our Humble Abode)<p>When it comes to painting small bathrooms, it can be a real challenge to figure out how to make them feel both bigger …

12 Customizable Etsy Gifts for the Extra-Special People in Your Life

There’s always that one person in your life who you’d love to get the perfect, most thoughtful, special gift. But instead, everything you think of getting them comes up short, and you end up sticking to the same old gift card every year. For this year’s anniversary, birthday, or holiday, consider a …

Jewelry

Your Korean Beauty Shopping Guide

It's time to update your beauty routine.<p>The influence of Korean beauty products on the UK market has been apparent in recent years and the trend is …

Skin Care

Jun Tea Is The New Kombucha: This Gut-Healing Drink Is About To Be Everywhere

Jun is the sister tonic to kombucha, and, like kombucha, it’s tart and fizzy, like a sparkling, gut-healing soda.<p>The Jun base is an effective …

Digestion

This $20 Piece is a Staple of Some of the Most Stylish Rooms

(Image credit: Lonny)<p>Working for a design blog means spending a lot of time looking at beautiful things you can't afford. Often, the pieces that seem …