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25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.

Shopping

Nail Layering Is Trending for Fall

Basic manicures with a twist.<p><i>If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Can you call a thing a trend if no one can tell you're wearing it?</i> Nail layering—or, painting a two-coat manicure using two different polishes to create a new shade—is all over the fall …

11 Useful DIY tips to solve everyday problems – DIY is FUN

In everyday life, you often encounter small problems that can be easily solved by applying ingenuity. This selection of useful tricks will help you …

Gardening Tips Pt I: DIY Raised Beds

Let’s talk about gardening. Do you keep a garden? It’s such a great way to be economical with your time and money, plus it encourages eating a …

3 Reasons to Get Your Cholesterol Checked, ASAP

Too young to worry about cholesterol? Don't be so sure<p>It may not top your list of health concerns, but new research links high cholesterol to serious conditions beyond heart attack and stroke. Plus, high cholesterol is often hereditary and can occur without any early warning signs. Here's why you …

Holistic Medicine

Our Amazingly Plastic Brains

Mental and physical exercise can keep the brain fit and help it recover capacities lost to disease and trauma<p>Can the brain heal and preserve itself—or even improve its functioning—as we get older? For some time, many scientists have tended to think of our brains as machines, most commonly as …

The Brain

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

Roundup: 10 Productivity Printables For Your Office or Workspace

As Mother Nature is pummeling us with snow up here in New England, it feels like a good time to curl up with a hot cup of coffee at my desk and get …

Big Lessons, Small Space: 5 Smart & Stylish Details From a Tiny Bedroom

(Image credit: Reddit User slicecom )<p>How do you make the most of a small space you've turned into a bedroom, despite the small square footage? A …

The Deliciously Healthy Pancakes That Surfers Eat For Breakfast

If you thought surfers lived off of fish tacos and Coronas, think again. Today's professional surfers are health freaks.<p>Dr. Tim Brown, who has spent the last three decades as a medical director for the World Surf League (formerly known as the ASP), says surfers have evolved from a group of wild …

15 Android Apps For IELTS, TOEFL & GRE Preparation

<b>There are various exams and challenges that each of us face in life</b>. At some point, for whatever reason, that challenge may just be the IELTS …

Your Guide To A Beautifully Organized Home

<i>Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Clutter getting out of hand, or just feel it’s time for a deep clean? Our seven-day plans for cleaning and organizing your home, room by room, offer a flexible blueprint for bringing serenity to your space. Each plan is organized with the first few days requiring the …

Unpacking Voluntourism: Five Myths

Criticizing voluntourism seems almost as popular as voluntourism itself. Five years after stories surfaced about Cambodian orphanages exploiting children (many of whom weren’t orphans) to attract altruistic tourists, reporters and bloggers continue their assault.<p>The media criticism, though …

Sharing our thinking

Study Abroad vs. Intern Abroad vs. Volunteer Abroad - Which Trip is Right for You?

So you’ve decided that you’d like to travel abroad – but how do you decide what type of trip to take, what organization to travel with, what you want …

Your Right to Skip Shots Ends Where My Kid Begins

Like many people on the Internet these days, I feel pretty strongly about vaccination: I'm for it. So how to convince anti-vaccine parents that …