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Two ways to combat the winter blues, according to science

To be clear, light therapy works well during acute episodes of SAD, but falls short as a long-term option. In other words, exposing yourself to sun-mimicking artificial light this holiday season won't do much to combat the blues when winter 2017 rolls around.<p>For the long-term study, which was …

Lightbox

Decor with a ‘modern, soulful style’

AphroChic began as a home decor blog and expanded rather organically into a lifestyle brand. Developed by husband-and-wife duo Bryan Mason and …

Decorating Dos and Don'ts - Decorating Tips - Julie Mihaly

1 of 10<p>Dana Hoff/Beateworks/Corbis<p>Do Channel Your Inner Collector<p>Trawl your home for similar objects and consolidate them in one location to create …

Home Decorating

6 Decor Secrets To A Perfectly Styled Bookcase

Yes, there's more to it than your favorite books.<p>Open shelving is a matter of preference in the kitchen, but elsewhere around the house — like, say, your living room — it can be nearly impossible to avoid. (Everyone still owns books, right?) The catch is that if it isn't done right, your display of …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Savvy Decor and Design Ideas Under $50

1 of 46<p>Garden Fresh<p>Nothing wakes up a room like accessorizing with fresh greens or flowers. One of my favorite places to "shop" for live arrangements …

Home Decorating

8 Simple ways to feng shui your home this fall for a fresh start

1. Keep your bedroom free of distractions<p>Feng shui prescribes keeping the focus in your bedroom on what it's <i>really</i> meant for — rest and romance. …

Home Decorating

Budget-Friendly Bathroom Makeover Tips

Giving your bathroom a facelift sounds like a painful and expensive project. But it doesn't have to be.<p>You can give your bathroom a total and affordable makeover, whether you rent or own. No need to knock down walls or put up some new tiles. Make it look and feel brand new with some fancy new …

Home Improvement

5 Hot Paint Color Ideas to Try Now

Narrowing down paint color ideas can be tricky. After all, there are literally hundreds of options to choose from — and that’s just if you decide to …

Home Decorating

Fetal Cells May Protect Mom From Disease Long After The Baby's Born

This is a story about two people sharing one body. Maybe even three people. Or four.<p>Back in the late 19th century, a German scientist named Georg Schmorl made a remarkable discovery: Cells from a baby can hide out in a mother's body, <i>after birth</i>.<p>More than a hundred years later, scientists are just …

Pregnancy

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

7 Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing

Here's how to greet yourself with a sweet scent each time you open the door.<p>There's just something about a special scent — you're not always totally aware it's there, but when you walk into a room that has a certain smell, you're immediately hit with a memory of a time or place. (Remember how …

Laundry Rooms

This 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Brownie Recipe Is Everything

Pumpkin season is in full swing, and it's important to get your fill before those big orange gourds disappear again until next year. We've brought you lots of dessert ideas to make with pumpkins, and there is of course loads of pie to make, but we have another suggestion (one that doesn't actually …

Dessert

Why the Hottest Kitchen Tool Is Actually…a Cold Pan

Here's why you should (sometimes) start cooking in a cold pan.<p>Often, the success of a great dish comes down to heat. Gorgeously seared steak, perfect stir-fry, or properly <i>al dente</i> pasta all rely on a big flame and high heat. But here's a secret: <b>Sometimes, your cooking secret weapon is a cold pot or</b> …

Cooking

Space-Saving Furniture for Your Small Apartment

When you walk through the door of your small apartment, do you feel that your space is as inspiring as the ones featured in our post 30 Best Small …

Home Decorating

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

What Your Houseguests Won't Tell You

If you haven't gone into the guest bedroom since you stored last season's clothes, it's time for a quick makeover.<p>If you haven't gone into the guest bedroom since you stored last season's clothes, it's time for a quick makeover. Here are tips to fix any faux pas, just in time for your next weekend …

How to Hang a Gallery Wall: Ideas and Tips

A gallery wall is an artfully displayed collection of photos or objects. We have some ideas, as well as planning and design tips, for you on how to …

Home Decorating

The Unexpected History Behind Your Favorite Colors

From prehistoric paintings to industrial accidents, the first sightings of these hues might surprise you.<p>Nowadays, we rely heavily on Pantone to come up with wonderful new hues, but yeas ago, colors were invented in a much different way. In fact, some of the most common colors – indigo, magenta, …

Home Decorating

Are Dust Mites a Reason to Never Make Your Bed?

Some scientists think you should start being a little messier.<p>We've long held the belief that everyone should make their bed every day (it literally helps you start your day off on the right foot — research has proven it). But a certain group of scientists disagree with us for one very dirty …

15 TV Shows You Must Watch Before Decorating a Room

Those set designers know how to make a room that looks good – week after week after week.<p>Those set designers know how to make a room that looks good – week after week after week.

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 …

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