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I Stopped Doing These 3 Things, and Now I Sleep Straight Through the Night

Sleeping through the night was probably the biggest topic of discussion when my kids were babies. But it's not just little ones who need a good night of sleep! What about us grown-ups?<p>After recently having a tough time with waking up a lot and not being able to fall back asleep, here are three …

Vegan

Who wants to work at Yosemite next summer?

The jobs include backcountry rangers, entrance station rangers, custodial services, forestry technicians, utility systems operators, administrative …

Top 10 Places for a Family Vacation

San Juan Island, WA<p>Unwind on Washington's San Juan Island where there are as many wilderness activities as there are water sports. Book a cabin (or a …

Road Trip Diaries: 5 quirky-cool stops on the drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs

With its sun-baked mountains, crystalline pools, eccentric modernism and midcentury architecture, Palm Springs has long been a desert oasis from the …

How to Make Better Color Photographs

I love color, even though I wear all black.Why color?To perceive color is human. We need to perceive color to survive.Red is the color of blood, …

9 expert tips for taking the most beautiful sunset photos

If you’re typically stuck in the office during the dramatic last light of the day or holed up inside at a dimly lit happy hour, the sunset is a …

36 hours in Hong Kong – how much can I eat?

Hong Kong has got to be one of my favorite big cities in the world.And this is coming from someone who doesn’t like big cities, you know, as a …

DIY - How to Build a Pergola - Quiet Corner

Here’s a structure that won’t provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? …

Woodworking

25 Money-Saving DIY Backyard Projects…to transform your space!!

<i>First of all, Happy Memorial Day (for my U.S. friends)! I know this day tends to shift focus to friends, BBQs, and a day off from work (all things we</i> …

Landscaping ideas with 14 gardening and DIY tips

If you're always on the lookout for a new and exciting way to bring some extra style into your garden, we have some amazing ideas for you.<p>From simple …

Get Outside! 11 Times the US National Parks Inspired Us

It’s a big year for the US National Park Service; today marks its 100th birthday! There are 407 parks that make up the NPS, which stretch across 84</i> …

This Is How To Be Productive: 5 New Secrets Proven By Research

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.It’s like …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Succulent Care Tips from a Pro

If 2014 has taught us anything, it is that succulents are here to stay! We saw more and more florists incorporating these wonderful little plants …

Plant Envy Indoor Planter

The Plant Envy Indoor Planter is perfect for growing succulents, herbs and more! It allows you to water your plant thoroughly without making a mess …

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9 Small Choices That'll Make Every Day Happier

You don’t have to travel around the world or spend years in a monastery to find happiness. Happiness is all around us—within us. That means it isn’t …

How to use containers in your garden

One way to stamp your personality on the garden is with containers. But large, striking containers can be very expensive. Especially if, like me, you enjoy using bold runs of big pots to show off special plants. I enjoy seeing small pots in other peoples’ gardens, but they take a lot of work …

12 Outdoor DIY Projects To Start Building Now

Warmer weather is here, so there's no time to waste. Get started on these spring DIY projects and enjoy them all summer long.<p>Spring is the perfect time to prepare your home for the hot summer months and start all of those DIY projects you put off during the winter. Some of our favorite spring …

35 Wonderful Ideas How To Organize A Pretty Small Garden Space

Gardens are a great way to spend extra time. They can bring both life and curb appeal to your home. If you are a green thumb you may feel at a loss …

10 Plants that Grow Surprisingly Well in Containers

Short on bed space or just need some extra flexibility? These unexpected veggies, fruits, herbs, and ornamentals thrive in pots and barrels -- in …

Gardening

How-To: Cedar Pallet Succulent Planter

Make your succulent garden dreams come true with this tutorial for making your own beautiful cedar pallet succulent planter that Allison from Dream a Little Bigger shared on Mom Spark!<p>Succulents are hardy, forgiving plants, which makes them a great option for places that get tons of sun and not …

7 Tricks to Actually Stick to Your #Goals

You already have more willpower than you think. But who doesn't need a little extra?<p>Your #goals are manifold: Eat better, drink less, learn French, run a half marathon, save money. If only you had superhuman willpower, right?<p>You're not giving yourself enough credit, says Katharina Bernecker, PhD, a …

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

10 Science-Backed, Simple Ways to Be Happier Today

Happiness can’t be bought. Yet if we could, everyone in the world would line up to buy it. While the source of happiness has been studied for …

Happiness

9 Habits That Will Improve Your Mornings

Mornings are my enemy. I hate waking up and love sleeping in, but that just doesn't fly anymore having an 18 month old. Starting your morning off on the right foot sets the tone for the rest of the day so I am a firm believer in making your mornings go as smoothly as possible. These 9 habits will …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.