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How To Teach Your Grandchildren To Be Happy

We just returned to our home in Rancho Mirage, California from our condo in the sky after a whirlwind trip of five days in my beautiful Chicago. As many of you know, in Chicago, we live on the 71st floor of a condo building with our dog, Orchid, who often lies on the window ledge listening to the …

Happiness

8 Ways to Make Your Bedroom More Romantic

Forget the rose petals—these decorating ideas will give your room year-round sex appeal.<p>Warm Up Your Walls<p>Cast Yourself in the Best Light<p>Move the …

7 Important Things Successful People Do Before Bedtime | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered why some people are able to start the day energized and alert while others have to drag themselves out of bed and into the world of productivity? It’s not simply because of good genes or a positive attitude.<p>Most of the successful people I know are able to take command of …

Success

7 Ways Not To Get Mosquito Bites

Things in life that aren't fair: the American prison system, Jennifer Aniston's love life and the fact that in a backyard full of people, you seem to be the only one who gets covered in welty, gross mosquito bites. Here, seven creative ways to keep those suckers at bay -- without resorting to the …

Laundry Rooms

How I Learned to Spend Time Alone

I take myself on dates. I go to the movies alone. I wander museums alone. I eat meals alone (and yes, that means I resist all temptation to scroll through Instagram while waiting for my meal). I sit in coffee shops and journal alone. I take the train and go to new towns and walk around alone.<p>I …

Relationships

The 8 Most Important Things We've Learned About Happiness In The Past 10 Years

We're living in a golden age of happiness -- the scientific study of happiness, at least.<p>The field of positive psychology has exploded in growth since its inception in 1998, dramatically increasing our understanding of human flourishing. We now know more than ever about what makes us happy, how we …

Happiness

22 Easy Decorating Ideas to Make Over a Room in a Day

It's as easy as changing up your coffee table decor.<p>A little wallpaper, paint, or a few colorful accents can make such a big difference in your home. You can tackle each of these ideas in one day, even though the results will look like it took so much longer to pull off.

Watch this gorgeous Nikon ad featuring gay dads Kordell and Kaleb. (VIDEO.)

Remember Kordale and Kaleb, the web-famous gay couple from Atlanta, Georgia? They came to the Internet’s attention early last year when an Instagram …

Nikon

3 Takeaways From Pew's Women in Leadership Survey | Inc.com

Women may be making inroads into the tech and political realms, but when it comes to the corporate world, they have a lot of catching up to do--or rather, society does. That's according to a new Pew Research Center survey on women and leadership released Wednesday, which outlines just where they …

Demographics

The Levee Breaks: Democrats Rage Against Obama Over Wall Street Giveaway

WASHINGTON -- Less than a month after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) landed a new Senate leadership position, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and President Barack Obama risked a fight with her over government subsidies for risky Wall Street derivatives …

Beyonce Just Released a Very Personal Short Film on Feminism, Body Image, and Life

Photo: via YouTube<p>We love that Beyoncé always seems game to share little snippets of her life (via Instagram, Tumblr, or through her own music videos), but this morning, the singer gave us perhaps the most intimate look since her HBO documentary, <i>Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream</i> aired a couple of years …

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The 9 Absolute Truths Only Home Decorating Addicts Know

When your guests tell you that your home is beautiful, do you nod appreciatively, even though you're not quite satisfied? Do you find your heart racing every time you pass a West Elm? Do you spend your weekends doing DIY's and dreaming up new floor plans? If yes to all of the above, you just might …

Home Decorating

5 simple ways to organize your Google Drive

Google Drive is like your closet — you stash all your stuff there, but it's not exactly organized.<p>The storage service lets users save files like …

11 Secrets to Choosing the Right Friends

<i>Source: IStock</i><p>Do you know that you can accurately predict where you'll be five years from now? You can easily know where you'll be going, what you'll be doing, and what your income level will be. If you want to know how, the answer is simple: by the company you keep. The people you associate with …

Self-improvement

11 Flower Hacks to Make the Prettiest Arrangement Ever

And instantly make any room look like a million bucks.<p><b>Jessica Marshall</b>, owner of <b>Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio</b> in <b>Las Vegas and New York City</b>, let us in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your home with beautiful flowers easy and simple.<p><b>1. Cut flower stems at a 45-degree angle one inch</b> …

Plants

4 Tips for Organizing Your Home for the Holidays

Before you go into full-on decorating mode, take some time to clear out the clutter. This article originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><i>This piece is excerpted from Staci Giordullo's article for Angie's List. Visit</i> <i>Angie's List</i> <i>for more consumer advice on everything from home repair</i> …

Minimalism

Basic Table Manners: A Refresher

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Brush up on your etiquette basics to wow fellow diners (and make your mom proud).</i><p>The holiday season will be here soon, and with it come tons of parties. …

Kitchens

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Limited Edition Whiskeys for Gifting

The whiskey lover in me adores this time of year, when distillers from all over the globe unleash their new limited edition offerings. The suspense! The mystery! How will the label look? What's the shape of the bottle? How many are they making? How much will it cost? Is this variation on a meh …

Whiskey

12 Rules of Highly Effective Networkers | Inc.com

Decades ago, up and coming executives were sent to charm school or put through an etiquette program. Business society today has become much more casual, and young people aren't really shown the ropes of how to get along in polite society.<p>Despite casual dress and informal conversation, there are …

Self-help

Your Happiness Is Your Responsibility | Inc.com

I just read an article in <i>The Atlantic</i> about workplace happiness that made me laugh and cry at the same time. I laughed because it was so stupid and cried because millions of people will take it seriously.<p>The article cited the familiar dismal statistics showing that most workers are unhappy and that …

Leadership

Inside Niecy Nash's Colorful and Glamorous Los Angeles House

The perfect mix of metallics, African textiles, and color.<p>Actress, author, and television host Niecy Nash's bold personality is reflected in her home design, which has the perfect eclectic mix of metallics, African textiles, and plenty of color. Here, she talks to us about her personal decorating …

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3 Fresh Ways to Tie a Scarf

Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko takes a step by step approach for tying a scarf like never before.<p>Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko had been working at Chanel when she began designing her own scarves. Often while in the elevator, fellow employees would compliment her on her neck-wear and …

A response to Ta-Nehisi Coates: Why Black women are overlooked — again

Sure, Ida B. Wells deserves praise — but so do other black women who didn’t make their names advocating for men<p>Over the weekend, I attended the In Plain Sight Town Hall on issues facing women and girls of color at Columbia University. More than 20 women of color over the course of eight hours …

Lisa Perry: Blast from the Past

While fashion designer Lisa Perry is most often seen wearing her own playful, retro-chic creations, she also possesses an impressive collection of real vintage pieces from the ‘60s and ‘70s. I recently took a tour of her vast wardrobe—in search of fodder for my #30daysofvintage Insta-series—and was …

How to Host a Grown-Up Dinner Party (aka How to Party Like Your Parents)

Fuss! Frills! Fancy dessert! This is the grown-up dinner party you've always dreamed of, and now's the time to throw it.<p>Get out the good stuff. Iron the napkins. Definitely serve a ta-da! dessert. This is how you party like your parents.<p>You know those occasions when you take extra effort to dress …

Sandwiches

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