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Christmas shopping bingo: 25 things that always happen

Michael Hogan rounds up 25 things that always happen in the festive retail rush. Tick them off - it might just keep you sane, but probably won’t!<p>You vow not to leave it all until the last minute this year, then you inevitably do exactly that.<br>• You ask someone in a shop for help and they angrily …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

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12 Things You Definitely Own If You're a Homebody

More people would stay in if they had a place like yours.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>1. <b>You have a subscription to every single video streaming service.</b> Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant else would you keep up with everything from Orange Is the New Black to Downton Abbey to Trans?<p>2. <b>You have a</b> …

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What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

11 Clever Uses for Safety Pins

There are lots of reasons to keep a stash of these tiny tools around. This article originally appeared on<p>Sure, safety pins are helpful for fixing a dropped hem or ripped seam in a pinch, but you already knew that. Here are some more ways they can solve problems all over the …

A Blah New York Apartment Gets a Luxe Makeover

A stunning space with ho-hum decor gets an upgrade worthy of its address with this luxe makeover.<p>A stunning space with ho-hum decor gets an upgrade worthy of its address with this luxe makeover.

15 creative parents who raised the bar in 2014

Some parents go above and beyond posting cute pictures of their kids on Facebook.<p>Whether they're bringing new life into the world or just bringing …