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9 science-backed ways to immediately boost your mood

And as it turns out, there are a bunch of healthy things you can do to lift your spirits.<p>We've scoured the research to find some of the best ways to improve your mood — no pill or special elixir required.<p>Here are a few:

A Global Middle Class? Not Yet

People around the world are pulling themselves out of extreme poverty. But outside of China, it’s a big stretch to claim the middle class is thriving.<p>In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about the emergence of a “global middle class.” It’s said that developing countries are catching up with advanced …

Income Inequality

19 Secrets Hotel Staffers Wish You Knew

Hospitality

20 Postpartum Recovery Tips From Nurses And Midwives

In preparation for your new arrival it is likely you will take classes, read books and get advice from friends and family on how to take care of your new baby.<p>What you can easily forget in all the excitement is that you take care of yourself too!<p>To help you focus on YOU, we recently asked our …

Inside Brian McCarthy's Greek Revival Farmhouse in New York

Layers of art and objects add a personal touch.<p>Designer Brian McCarthy filled his Greek Revival-style country house in Kerhonkson, New York, with layers of art and objects he's collected through the years. To him, it's not about "decorating" — it's about furnishing a room with the things you love. …

Interior Design

10 Brilliant Yellow Bedrooms

Rooms in canary, honey, & sunflower.<p>This bold color may not be one-size-fits-all, but in shades of canary, honey, and sunflower, you're sure to find a space that inspires you.

Interior Design

Should you Spend or Save?

When shopping for furniture and accessories, it’s not always easy to know when to spend a large sum of money versus when you should save it. Here are …

11 Things You Need To Know About Organizing In A Small Space

Interior Design

8 Ideas for Dorm Room Walls That Aren't Clichéd Posters

Dress up those drab walls.<p>Dress up those drab walls with 3D flowers, a salon-style photo arrangement, temporary wallpaper, or more. Tip: If your college doesn't allow nails, damage-free wall hooks such as Command strips are a great hanging solution.

Home Decorating

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

8 Cleaning Tricks for Keeping Your Kitchen Spotless

Tackle this much-used room's toughest spots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).<p>Tackle the tough spots on your countertops, floors, and pots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).

Cleaning

Instant Ombre for Your Walls

Add wallpaper to the latest trend of all-things-ombre. What initially looks like a cleverly painted ombre wall turns out to be wallpaper. Made by …

5 Ways to Bring Scandinavian Design into Your Home: Reflections on Swedish Interiors

Beautiful imagery, thoughtful insights, detailed design drawings, the promise that comes from turning each page. If you’re anything like us, diving …

10 Top Interior Designers Share Their Best Advice

Interior Design

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 …

12 Important Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

Designers reveal what you must consider before making this major purchase.<p>When it comes to furniture, a sofa is likely to be one of the biggest investments you'll make. Yet, with so many options, it's so easy to go wrong. We spoke with our favorite designers to find out the secrets to making a …

Home Decorating

10 Decorating Secrets Revealed

Designers share their top dos and don'ts.<p>We asked designers to share some of their favorite tricks and ideas for putting together a beautiful space. Here, they reveal their top dos and don'ts.

11 Things Every Kitchen Should Have

Updating your kitchen? We asked designer Mick De Giulio — who designed his first kitchen when he was 19 and has 3,000 projects under his belt — to give us a list of what he thinks are the essentials.<p><b>1. Natural Light</b><p>Look for ways to maximize light, from eliminating cabinets next to windows to using …

Kitchens

5 Underrated Cleaning Items You Shouldn't Skip

Make sure your arsenal is fully stocked.<p>Cleaning is a simple fact of life, and anything that helps us get the job done faster is welcome. We spoke with Sandy Hausner, a veteran at Crate & Barrel who helped develop their cleaning and organizing lines, to share which oft-forgetton staples are …

Cleaning

5 More Decorating Tips from Up-and-Coming Designers

These House Beautiful Next Wave designers — new talent to keep your eye on — share what they've learned along the way.<p><b>1. "Monograms are timeless—they can be traditional or modern. They make items more personal and meaningful, and are also a great colorful detail." —Courtney Hill Fertitta</b><p><b>2. "Who</b> …

Home Decorating

Exclusive Antique Collection And Iconic Views Shape Elite New York Penthouse

We often talk about vintage style and decor and feature chic modern kitchens and living spaces that offer a contemporary reinterpretation of the …

The 8 Best Foods to Eat When You're Sick

Add these to your diet to feel better faster.<p><i>By Cindy Shih from The Greatist</i><p>Even if you do your best to fight off the flu and the winter blues, it's almost inevitable that you'll get at least a mild sniffle at some point this season. When you're sick, your body needs more calories to function …

15 Sneaky Tricks To Make Flowers Look Better, Last Longer, And Make YOU Happier

From a penny in the water (genius!) to how scotch tape can make your arrangement perfect<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let our sister site, Cosmopolitan.com, in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house with beautiful flowers easy …

Swimming Pools

The 10 Secret Ingredients Needed to Find a Buyer for Your Home Fast

Sometimes you need to move in a hurry. Whether you have to relocate for a new job, want to get the kids entrenched in a school district before the …

House Beautiful Magazine - Home Decor, Kitchen Design, Garden Ideas, Property News

72 people lost their lives in the tragedy last year.<p>It's like Buckingham Palace on wheels...<p>Don't fancy renovating the kitchen? Try this instead.<p>After she shared a sneak peek on Instagram and was inundated with admiring comments...<p>It had been stored in a shoe box.<p>Aldi and Lidl are also driving up …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

Inside a Kitchen the Size of a Walk-In Closet

Tiny, yet efficient.<p>To hear about a kitchen no bigger than a walk-in closet is to expect the worst. To actually see this one is to encounter the best. Designer Stephanie Stokes found savvy ways to save space in this big-city kitchen.

Interior Design

20 Creative Headboards That Make a Major Statement

These are not your basic backdrops.<p>The most important design decision in your bedroom is the headboard. After all, it's the focal point and can change the vibe of a room instantly. Whether you want to elevate your space, make it cozier, or add some serious color, these ideas will get your creative …

8 Closets That Aren't Closets Anymore

These DIYers found extra living space in their home's smallest spots. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com<p>It's unlikely that you lament about having <i>too much</i> closet space in your home, but have you ever considered what you might gain from repurposing one altogether? We know, …

Dining Rooms