Susan Stamatkin

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A Face Massage is Like Pilates for Your Cheeks

Do you know that one Snapchat filter that inexplicably turns your face into a giant, water-barfing tomato? Well, that is my face all of the time …

16 Life Lessons

At the heart of wisdom lies a paradox. On the one hand, our homegrown instincts about the world can be deeply flawed; the bias built into each of us …

Home Office Inspo from 10 of Our Favorite Bloggers

Bloggers are our go-to resource for all things trendy. Where would we be without their fashion tips, home office hacks, organizational methods, home tours and, of course, their exclusive retail discount codes? Lost! That’s where we’d be. Since the role of a blogger requires long hours in front of a …

Decorations

This Is How Often You Should Clean Your Home, According to Science

If you’ve been avoiding giving your home a thorough once-over, you’re not alone. For many of us, the thought of steaming our carpets or cleaning out …

Chris Baines: My garden has given me more rewarding encounters than any other landscape

In 1985, Chris Baines inspired a generation of gardeners with a radical new idea – to make wildlife welcome in their gardens. Three decades on, his pioneering book How To Make a Wildlife Garden is about to be reissued as an RHS Gardening Classic. So how much has gardening changed over 31 …

Shady corners of your garden need not be boring

Need to liven up a gloomy area? Bold foliage plants and flowers in containers can create a lush oasis<p>Most of us have somewhere shady in our garden: a spot under a tree canopy, a north-facing wall or an awkward corner overshadowed by surrounding buildings. While sun-loving plants will curl up their …

Landscaping

20 Fall Flowers And Plants For An Autumn Garden

Fill your outdoor space with gorgeous autumn hues.<p>Yes, summer ended too soon, but that doesn't mean your yard is done for the year. Keep the color coming with these fall-bloom varieties.

7 Strategies to Make Your New Habits Stick

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re struggling to build one new habit, try starting multiple. It sounds counterintuitive, but new research from the University of California shows that a “kitchen sink” approach -- taking on a group of new habits -- is more …

Try something new under the trees

Where there's a space in the shade of a tree, you always seem to find the usual ground-cover suspects: Japanese pachysandra, English ivy, creeping euonymus or myrtle.<p>There are more interesting alternatives, according to Katrina Chipman, horticulture coordinator at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle. …

Does Reading Make You A Better Person? Study Suggests It Depends On What You Read

Literary fiction might be more empathy-generating than genre books.<p>In 2012, when bookstores and book clubs were alight with talk of <i>Gone Girl</i>, a vital modifier was attached to descriptions of Flynn’s fast-paced story: it’s not just a thriller, it’s a <i>literary</i> thriller.<p>“Literary,” in the case of a …

A surprising simple solution to bad indoor air quality: potted plants

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The first time Vadoud Niri walked into a nail salon, he quickly had to walk straight out.<p>"I went with my wife and couldn’t handle it," he said. "You could smell all the VOCs," or volatile organic compounds — pollutants like …

Plants

100 Must-Read Epistolary Novels from the Past and Present

There is something pleasantly, innocently voyeuristic about reading an epistolary novel. They give you the feeling of stumbling on a box of letters …

Stephen King

A 10 step guide to de-cluttering your home (and life)

Clutter has a nasty habit of creeping up on us. One day it’s only a magazine and a takeaway menu on the countertop, and suddenly it’s a horde of …

How to Make Compost: Homemade Fertilizer Made Easy

If you're wondering how to make compost and <i>why</i> -- well, read on for all the dirt. As gardeners can attest, we grow very attached to the stuff. In fact, when I moved to my new house many years ago, I took the dirt from my previous place with me, shoveling it into huge bags and hauling it on the …

3 easy DIY repairs for broken zippers

<b>Save your clothes with these easy fixes for common zipper problems.</b><p>You go to pull up the zipper and oh dear. The slider part is attached to only one …

10 Simple Ways to Eat Healthier Without Thinking

Your environment has an incredible ability to shape your behavior. If you design your environment to be conducive to healthy habits, then you’ll find …

Want To Add Two Years To Your Life? Read a Novel

As you've heard, it's healthy to exercise, socialize, volunteer and get enough sleep, to the point of extending your life. Now a new study indicates …

Books

11 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

In the two decades since, he has sold hundreds of thousands of the Greenwells in Australia through retailers and to commercial customers such as …

This DIY Floating Workbench Folds Into Place When It's Time To Work, Away When You're Done

Reader lookitsash saw this floating, wall-mounted workbench from a few years ago and decided to improve on its design in his own home. He did, and …

10 Dining Room projects to inspire your Home Design Ideas

Let's find some inspiring new home design ideas for you. Today, we will be talking about dining room decoration and choose the perfect one for you.

British vs. American Decor Styles. Which One Are You?

What are the key differences between British and American interior design styles? A fun question for any decor enthusiast, but a practical one too, for anyone trying to infuse their home with that across-the-pond look. Each school of thought influences the other, no doubt, and the possible …

Home Decorating

How to Begin Your Compost Pile

Aug 15, 2016<p>Compost is known as the organic material which is used to help plants growth and is added via the soil. By making compost at home from …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Renovate on a Budget. How to renovate a house or apartment on a shoestring budget

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5 Home Improvement Jobs You Can Do Yourself

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

6 Genius Tricks All Hydrangea Lovers Need To Know

These flowers are famous for being beautiful, but also fickle. Use these tricks to achieve result you'll be proud to show off in your garden and …

Genius

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