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5 Practices for Daily Mindfulness

Appreciate your day for what it is with these 5 practices. Photo: Shutterstock.<p><b>A key component to a sense of peace and well-being is a consistent</b> …

The Surprise In A Packet Of Seeds

Today's first real post-winter foray into the garden reminds me that I'm a messy gardener. Late, as usual. But I've got a special packet of seeds to plant this week, and they've inspired me to be more attentive this year.<p>This is the effect of the person who sent me the seed packet, my guru of …

Old pets are like sad, beautiful music. Is it selfish to enjoy them? | David Ferguson

The more they age, the more you have to ask: when is our desire to hold on to them outweighed by the magnitude of their suffering?<p>For the last 17 years, my most perfect companion has been a seal-point Siamese cat named Juan Carlos I, a blue-eyed, magically soft cross between a toy baby seal and a …

Pets

Heartwarming Illustrations About The Love Between Dads And Their Little Girls

If you are tired because of busy life, family will be a solid moral support. Normally, when we discuss the family’s love, the first thing we think of …

Understanding why some people take their lives – and some don’t | The Star

Arthur Sommer Rotenberg was a doctor in Toronto with a promising career. He had a large, loving family and was both studious and athletic, once …

Celebrities at Home

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Celebrity Homes

A Tiny Paris Apartment with a Subterranean Surprise

What's cooler than a tiny, hyper-efficient studio apartment in Paris? Well, how about a tiny, hyper-efficient studio apartment in Paris with a secret …

The Women We Love of Instagram: Janine Cascio

NYC-proud.<p>Though she calls New York City home, Janine Cascio travels all around the country as a sponsored model for GFuel Energy. Raised in Long Island, schooled at Philadelphia University, the 23-year-old has gathered a massive 35.5 thousand strong Instagram following.

A Flight Attendant Quit by Pulling the Plane's Emergency Slide and Walking Away

That's certainly one way to do it.<p>Once your flight lands, the only thing on your mind is how to get the hell off the plane. On Monday, a flight attendant took that to a new extreme—and no one is sure why.<p>Shortly after United Airlines flight 1246 pulled up to its gate at Houston's Bush …

The One Thing Girls With Brown Hair Should Never Do

Blondes have more fun, gentlemen prefer them… blah, blah, blah. It’s hard to be a brunette in 2k16. Lighter and more flamboyant hair colors grab all …

Articles about it’s time kick dwell home tours—first stop san diego on Dwell.com - Dwell

We’re excited to announce that we’re bringing back one of our most celebrated events and can’t wait to show you what we have in...<p>The always popular Dwell Home Tours series kicked off in San Diego this past April.<p>We're quite excited for our first-ever San Diego Home Tours, which takes place next …

Ruby Rose’s Advice Will Get You Through Your Next Bad Day

On Saturday night, some of the most influential members of the LGBT community got together to celebrate the GLAAD Awards, a special night which honors members of the media and entertainment industry for their outstanding representations of the LGBT community. <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> actress Ruby …

Comfort Dog Keeps Scared Kids Company at the Dentist

Meet 6-year-old Golden Retriever Jo Jo, a trained Comfort dog helping ease the fears of terrified kids at one Illinois children's dental clinic.<p>The …

5 Free Ways to Make Any Room Feel More Spacious & Look Better

(Image credit: Kim Lucian)<p>Looking to make an impact on your home this weekend that you can afford? How about free? It'll cost a little energy, time …

Articles about handled care on Dwell.com - Dwell

A look back through the history of prefab reveals a few failures that proved to be great opportunities for learning and...<p>While care labels provide a great starting place, proper Bedding maintenance requires additional steps and is essential for...<p>A striking set of designs for patient treatment …

21 Clever Little Things to Do with Scrap Wood

Don't toss all that scrap wood left over from your last DIY adventure! Instead, put it to good use building one of these fun and functional projects …

Woodworking

How to Make: 3 Healthy Breakfasts for Athletes

Look no further than the fat-free food boom of the late 20th century to know that the prevailing wisdom about what constitutes healthy food has been, …

Required Reading: The New York Botanical Garden

On the 125th anniversary of its creation by the state legislature in 1891, the New York Botanical Garden has issued a handsome volume displaying its …

The 10 Best Beauty Looks: Week of April 4, 2016

To chop or not to chop: That was the question with the week’s best beauty looks. Back in amply maned bombshell mode, Rihanna made the case for luxuriously long hair, an impulse that Riley Keough seconded with mermaid waves. But not so fast with the Viviscal: Alessandra Ambrosio and Rosie …

New York City

The Best Beauty Looks of the Week: Zendaya, Jessica Chastain, and More

11 Courageous Ways To Not Allow Fear To Keep You From Living

<b>Why, when we are on path to something that we deeply desire, do we get in our own way? Why, when we are making real progress towards our goals do we</b> …

10 DIY Storage Hacks That Will Make Your Apartment Feel Huge

Whether you live in an amenity-packed, 900-square-foot apartment in Tulsa, Oklahoma for only $580 a month, or a bathroom-less micro-apartment in NYC's West Village that's a <i>tenth</i> of that size yet more expensive, one truth remains:<p>We could all benefit from having a little extra space in our homes for …

8 Wedding Day Kisses That Will Make Your Heart Melt

First kisses are undoubtedly one of the sweetest wedding moments, and usually, a pretty picture perfect one at that!<p>To get you excited for your own newly married smooch (try to contain your excitement...), we've rounded up eight kisses that will make your heart explode with happiness.<p>1. Such a …

How To Give Character To A Bedroom With A Painting Over The Bed

The bedroom is the most intimate and most personal room in the house so anything you choose to display there should pretty much a reflection of …

Interior Design

Fresh Scandinavian Attic Apartment With Two Sunny Terraces

Comprising three bedrooms and two lovely sunny terraces, this modern attic apartment offers exceptional views of Stockholm and memorable sunsets. The …

12 magnificent views of travertine terraces around the world

Photo: muratart/Shutterstock<p>Travertine terraces are some of the most bizarre-looking geological formations on Earth. The rock that makes up these …

Sober Luxury in Downtown Antwerp

Architect Hans Verstuyft works his magic in a duplex penthouse located in a 1960s office building in Antwerp, Belgium. The building’s exterior is …

24 Hours at the World’s Biggest Outdoor Rodeo

The Western Spectacle of Cheyenne Frontier Days<p>Here’s what I know on our very first day in Wyoming, on the eve of the world’s biggest outdoor rodeo: …

Derek Hough Dishes on Sister Julianne Hough's Wedding to Brooks Laich

As every bride knows, getting family approval of your future husband can be one of the most daunting aspects of beingengaged. But, lucky for Julianne Hough, her new fiancé Brooks Laich already has her big brother Derek's endorsement.<p>"I couldn't be happier for the two of them," Derek told <i>People</i> of …

The 8 Most Walkable Beach Towns in America

These quaint locales are best seen by foot.<p>It may not feel like it outside, but summer is starting to wind down. And what better way to spend the few weeks of the season than by sauntering down the boardwalks and sandy beaches of the country's most pedestrian-friendly shore towns?<p>Redfin recently …

Beaches