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Equinox bootcamp week four: moves to strengthen your core

The core is often mistaken for just the abs. But a six-pack doesn’t necessarily indicate good core strength. Through these four Pilates exercises …

Workouts

19 Sneaky Home Hacks That Made Me Say ‘Whoa’

Maintaining a home is basically a full-time job. The To-Do list is never ending, the dirt and dust you clean always comes back, and it’s impossible …

Cool Stuff

This 10-Minute Morning Yoga Routine Will Help Get Your Day Off to a Bright Start

We always tell our students that you don’t have to practice for hours each day in order to reap the benefits of yoga. Some days, a luxurious two-hour …

Yoga

Smart Buy: A Reusable Produce Bag that Keeps Veggies Fresher Longer

We tend to be purists here at The Organized Home and are often skeptical when it comes to gimmicky new inventions. But sometimes, we have to admit, …

Vegetables

Where Should You Keep Significant Short Term Savings?

If you have a significant amount of savings you plan to use as a down payment in a few years, where do you keep it? That’s what we’re considering …

Personal Finance

5 Steps To Quickly Stop Negative Thoughts | Inc.com

No one feels good after receiving harsh feedback or making a mistake. It's natural to feel bad about yourself when you face a setback. But for many people, negative thoughts can seep into your mind in other sneaky ways.<p>Perhaps you feel like an imposter, as if you're not qualified or cut out for …

Self-help

Noticing Yourself Starting To Procrastinate? Do This ASAP

<i>Grace Smith is on a mission to bring hypnotherapy to the masses. Her distinct style of hypnotherapy feels more like “meditation with a goal,” as she</i> …

Procrastination

Chickpea Curry Recipe

"We usually recommend preparing the beans at home, but using canned chickpeas allows for a fast, convenient dish."<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable …

Recipes

Picking the Perfect Paint Color! 5 Colors That You Can’t Screw Up

In a world where there are quite literally millions of paint color options, how do you tackle the daunting task of choosing the right one for your …

Home Decorating

How to (finally) find foundation that matches your skin

Finding the right foundation for your skin can feel like nailing that just-right balance of cold brew to oat milk: basically impossible, but you keep …

Skin Care

7 yoga poses that will help you combat stress and anxiety

There was a time when mostly those of us in our 30s and above would feel the toll of balancing our personal and professional lives. With our …

Yoga

The Best Bras on Amazon From Most Functional to Prettiest

There are certain things that people love to shop for on Amazon, and it's usually those things that the mega e-tailer focuses on stocking tons of, …

Clothing

This 10-Minute Exercise Is Scientifically Proven to Make You Feel Better About Yourself | Inc.com

Do you feel confident, secure, and generally good about yourself? Or are you constantly piling on self-criticism, scolding yourself for your many failings, and especially for the way you look? If your answer is the latter, would you like to feel better about yourself, and happier with your own body?<p>…

Happiness

23 Cleaning Hacks Literally Everyone Needs To Know

It’s time to clean house with these time and money-saving cleaning hacks that make the chores I abhor the most, an easy check off my to-do list. …

Cleaning

Women Need to Lift More

Photo by Bev Childress<p>Everyone needs to lift more, but women may need to plan for a longer term commitment to strength training than even men. That …

Exercise

5 Secrets of People Who Always Seem to Have a Tidy Kitchen

There are some folks who seem to have immaculately clean kitchens at all times. Whether you're over for a party or you swing by unannounced for a …

Cleaning

10 Little Healthy Things You Should Do for Yourself Every Day

<b>1. Find one small way to add more steps to your day.</b><p>We sit too much, says Martha Gulati, MD, editor-in-chief of the American College of Cardiology's …

Social Media

7 Books To Read When You Can't Sleep, Because We All Know Counting Sheep Is Useless

Sleep is a cruel and fickle mistress, and most of us experience nights when no matter how high your pillow’s thread count, how thick your blackout …

Books

12 Simple Bathroom Ideas That Are So Fresh and So Clean

One doesn't need a sprawling bathroom with ornate fixtures and marble everything to have a beautiful and functional space. In fact, sometimes, the …

Interior Design

The secret to success no one talks about (but everyone needs to hear)

You’re sick of the same self-help literature that promises success in just a few simple steps. So am I. It’s all over the Internet, and if it were as …

Self-improvement

Yoga Mats Can Be Breeding Grounds For Germs — Here's How to Clean Yours

The euphoric feeling of knowing that you're about to get your zen on for an awesome yoga session can evaporate quickly when you reach for a stinky, bacteria-ridden mat. And chances are they're <i>all</i> going to be relatively stinky and bacteria-ridden. As necessary as mats are for a comfortable practice, …

Yoga

Stretches for the Omohyoid Muscle

The omohyoid muscle is a small muscle in the neck that originates at the upper border of the scapula and inserts into the hyoid bone, which anchors …

Yoga

How to keep pests out of your home

Summertime is the prime season for pest invasions. Fruit flies, roaches, bed bugs and mice can become huge problems if you're not vigilant. If little creepy-crawlies are your least favorite kind of visitor, here are some tips to keep your home pest-free, the all-natural way.<p>Fruit flies<p>Fruit flies …

Cleaning

Seven Ways To Build Your Mental Resilience

In a world where most people are afraid to fail, especially at work, mental resilience is becoming one of the most sought-after personal attributes that a leader can have. Fundamentally, mental resilience is about facing challenges head on and bouncing back from adversity. It’s a crucial element of …

Self-help

I'm a Trainer, and This Is My Favorite Exercise For Strength Training and Weight Loss

People are always looking for the most effective exercises they can do to tone their body, trim inches, get stronger, and lose weight. I'm a personal trainer, and through the years, I've found time and time again that planks help people accomplish all of these goals, as long as they're performed …

Workouts

The One Thing I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Before I Bought a Farmhouse Sink

We all love the farmhouse sink for its charming and versatile good looks. What kitchen doesn’t deserve a 30-inch by 18-inch expanse of shiny white …

Kitchens

Why Do I Wake Up Early For No Reason? This Is What Your Body Is Trying To Tell You

It's happened to all of us at some point or another; waking up after what feels like a good night's sleep, only to find that it's still the middle of …

Sleep

15 Houseplants That Can Remove Toxins In Your Home

"Formaldehyde? I don't know her." —Your home.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• Here's How To Slice An Aloe Vera Leaf<p>• Only An Expert Plant Parent Can Get 9/12 On This Quiz<p>• 9 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay This Summer

Plants

Here’s What Foam Rolling Is Actually Doing When It Hurts So Good

Roll through the pain. We’ve all done it—in that it “hurts so bad I want to stop, but I know if I stop I’ll regret it” sort of way. Maybe before a …

Massage Therapy

5 food pairings for maximum nutritional benefits

Food combining can do more than soothe 
a fussy tummy.<p>Pairing certain nutrient profiles has the potential to add up to improved absorption—and better …

Nutrition