Rebecca Svoboda

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7 of the Easiest Foreign Languages to Learn

Sean Kim<p>Read full profile<p>Who says learning a language needs to be hard?<p>The better question to ask is: which is the easiest language to learn in the …

36 ways to change your life for the better

Most of the time you don't end up keeping them, and then you just feel worse because you committed to something and didn't follow through with it.<p>Resolutions shouldn't necessarily be things to stop doing or to get rid of, but instead they should be about embracing a different mindset.<p>If part of …

All of the Nutrients Your Body Needs in One Bowl

<i>The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>This flavorful roasted garlic lentil soup tastes like it's been cooking all day, but cooks up in less than an hour.<p>What happened to Spring? Last week I was ready to …

Recipes

15 Smart Ways to Decorate Your Home without Spending a Penny

We often talk about saving money when decorating your home so let’s take it a step further and find ways how to do it without spending a single …

I Tried the Makeup Remover Towel and This Is What Happened

It claims it will take off all your makeup with only water.<p>I have never really had problem-prone skin. I don't really get pimples and my skin reacts well to most beauty products, but when it comes to face wipes, I'm <i>super</i> sensitive. I once broke out in more than 30 zits overnight, just because I …

5 bold decorating ideas for small spaces

<b>Forget playing it safe, use colour and pattern to transform small spaces.</b><p>1. Use a rich colour<p>Take a confident leap away from pale shades to deeper, …

Home Decorating

Six Small Changes That Make a Big Difference in Your Home Decor

If the walls of your home could talk, what would they say about you? Turns out, a lot. That’s the message in Susanna Salk’s new book, <i>It's the Little Things: Creating Big Moments in Your Home Through the Stylish Small Stuff</i>, that details how the smallest design elements have the potential to make …

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From Van Gogh To Jeff Koons, Here’s a History of Flowers in Art

Spring is finally springing, so here’s a history of floral still lifes— from the Renaissance to bouquets in the stratosphere.<p>Even if you aren’t a visual artist, there’s no way you can evade the emotive inspiration that comes from flowers. For centuries, humans have exchanged flowers as an …

3 Game-Changing Natural-Beauty Products I Discovered on My Trip to South Africa

When most people visit South Africa, they spend their time going on safaris, having barbecues (known as "<i>braais</i>"), or enjoying the scenic coastal drive to Chapman's Peak. When an <i>Allure</i> editor travels there, it's about all of that—plus scouting out the best local beauty products, of course. Such was …

What I Mean When I Say 'I Have Anxiety'

I am awake, alive and breathing fine. So nothing is wrong, right? That's the thing about anxiety disorders. We look fine. Of course, we look fine. That however, does not make it any less debilitating.<p><i>Trigger warning</i><p>For most people I talk to, when I tell them I have an anxiety disorder, they nod …

Mental Health

Inside A Doctor's Mind At The End Of His Life

Dr. Paul Kalanithi was preparing to wrap up his medical residency in neurosurgery when, in 2013, a CT scan revealed tumors throughout his body. He had stage 4 lung cancer.<p>In his last two years of life, he continued caring for patients. He and his wife became parents. And Kalanithi, a gifted writer, …

26 Feelings You Should Experience At Some Point In Your Life

Embrace ALL the emotions.<p>With a birthday coming up, I've been thinking about feelings. I have a lot of them.<p>If there's anything I've learned in my short time on this earth, it's the importance of being in touch with yourself on an emotional level. Each interaction and experience you have sparks a …

Here Are 7 Things That Will Make You Happier in 7 Seconds, According to Research

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Organize Your Way to Calmer Days

ᅡᅠ<p>The kids are in bed, you sit down on the couch, and you are surrounded by piles of toys. You are too tired to do anything about it, but you can't fully relax b/c you feel a little guilty for not cleaning up.<p>You sit down at your desk, ready to work, but you keep getting distracted by stray notes …

Siblings

11 DIY Projects You Can Make in Under 30 Minutes

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com</i><p>Ready to get your craft on, but you don't feel like dedicating an entire night to one DIY project? These simple DIYs are perfect for an afternoon project! From chalkboards and spray paint to fabric and frames, we've rounded up 11 of our favorite DIY …

Framing

11 true-crime documentaries to watch that are as jarring as ‘Making a Murderer’

Whether or not you believe Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are guilty of the murder of Teresa Halbach, the Netflix docuseries raised uncomfortable and worthwhile questions about how the US justice system works and its failings.<p>And while "Making a Murderer" is widely acclaimed, it's not the first …

Making a Murderer

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …