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What Monogamists Can Learn From Polyamorists

Mining the existential truths and emotional skills of the poly set.<p>I'm a monogamist by choice. My own romantic fantasies have always revolved around …

25 Maps That Will Make You See The World Differently

Where on earth are you the farthest away from all people?

Red Lentil and Squash Curry Stew — Oh She Glows

Leftovers are the best.<p>A “free”, delicious meal without the work? I’ll take it.<p>Unless of course you don’t know what to do with the leftovers and they …

Yosemite's 10 Best Hikes

From secret hikes to date hikes to cave hikes, San Francisco holds its own pretty well in the hiking department. Yosemite though? Yosemite owns the …

Hiking

This Make-Ahead Spinach + Mushroom Gnocchi Casserole Is Perfection

All you busy ladies out there — we’ve got dinner covered this week with a delicious make-ahead casserole recipe you’ll love. Short on time? No worries; this dish doesn’t require a ton of effort and can be reheated and enjoyed all week long (it’s also freezer-friendly!) Not just another baked pasta …

Italian Food

7 Ways to Repurpose a Vintage Dresser (And Gain More Storage in Every Room)

Stylish vintage dressers are a dime a dozen at antique stores and flea markets. I just came back from the Brimfield Antique Show, and let me tell …

Coffeemakers

An Old Design Trick That All 20-Somethings Should Try

Feng Shui — a traditional Chinese home decor philosophy — may not be the sexiest topic. (Which is unfair, really, considering that when practiced …

Home Decorating

You’d Never Know These 14 Desserts Were Made With Sweet Potatoes

We truly need to be grateful that we’re living in a world where healthy spins on comfort food classics are gaining momentum — even when it comes to sweets. It’s pretty hard to complain when the Internet is full of lightened-up desserts that are safe to chow down post-workout when your sweet tooth …

Dessert

Dr. Brené Brown - Boundaries, Empathy and Compassion

<i>Do boundaries allow us to become more loving and generous? Does assuming the best in people make our lives better? What boundaries do I need to put</i> …

Mindful & Meditative DIY Projects & Crafts

You know those long-term craft and DIY projects that you always want to do, but never have a large enough block of time for? Yes, they often take a …

Crafting

Get Endless Likes on Instagram With This Hair Root Hack

If Rainbow Brite, My Little Pony and Barbie pooled their money to open a hair salon, we’re pretty sure this treatment would be on the menu. With all the drama of ombre hair minus the commitment, this bold look is perfect for adventurous ladies with a lazy streak. Meet the HOTROOT trend — AKA pink …

Hairstyling

The 9 Books Every Female Entrepreneur Should Read | Inc.com

Entrepreneurship comes with many challenges and just as many opportunities to learn from those who came before you. There are now countless books, podcasts and online courses and challenges to push you outside your comfort zone.<p>But female entrepreneurs face many unique challenges, particularly …

Self-improvement

Six Things You Need To Know To Have The Best Dog Ever

<i>Excerpt from Zak George's Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love.</i><p>In my years as a dog trainer, I've learned that if an outcome to a behavior is positive, then a dog is likely to repeat that behavior, and if the outcome is not favorable, then that dog is …

19 Brilliant Camping Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Summertime means getting outside… A LOT. The days are long, with plenty of time to plan what camping food you’ll munch, pull together some cool DIY camping projects and test out that homemade sunscreen. While everyone’s pictures of the great outdoors look effortless on social media, life can get a …

Crafting

17 Easy Make-Ahead Recipes You’ll Want to Bring Camping

Sure, glamping is all the rage at the moment, but what ever happened to cracking open a can of beans and warming them on the open fire? If you’re wanting to rough it old school but still love a good camping hack, consider the convenience of make-ahead meals. You already have your camping trip DIYs …

Cooking

The 10 Actually Essential Essential Oils

The experts weigh in<p>When it comes to the world of homeopathy and natural skin care, essential oils are basically miracle workers.<p>Essential oils hold properties that can benefit the skin, body, and mind in a number of ways—from relieving stress and anxiety to regulating hormones, boosting our immune …

What to Make This Weekend: Pocky Cake, Tropical Picnic Blankets and More

With a long week behind us, it’s time to kick back and play — and what could be more entertaining than getting in touch with your crafty side. This weekend, as you spend some time with your friends and fam (and binge watch a *ton* of Netflix), don’t forget to squeeze in some good old fashioned …

Decorations

The 16 Best Sweat-Proof Eyeliners Out There, Hands Down

When it's hot outside and you're rushing around to get out the door, it's easy to just leave eyeliner out of the equation. Old-school formulas can transfer from your lash line to...

Makeup

DIY These Fun Leather Stamped Key Fobs in Less Than 30 Minutes

It’s time to face the music: Is your keychain lacking in style and personality? If you answered yes, then your keys are most likely dangling from a generic tourist shop key ring and you need to stop it right now. Your keys deserve better than that, and lucky for you, we’ve created a DIY Stamped …

Chemicals

This 1 Science-Backed Rule Is All You Need to Stay Motivated

The road to success is long. Stick it out with this research-backed trick.<p>In case you haven't heard, there really is no such thing as an overnight success. Breakout hits are almost always followed by years of toil and failure.<p>Angry Birds was Rovio's 52nd attempt. Elon Musk studied battery …

Motivation

31 Gorgeous Furniture Upgrades For Your Grown Up Apartment

Fancy up your apartment for cheap.

17 DIY Projects That Will Make You Say "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).<p>And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).

Turn Your Photos Into Wall Art — For Less Than $10!

<i>House by Hoff blogger April Hoff shows us how to create beautiful, personal wall art via Hometalk. Check out April's affordable DIY inspiration below!</i>

Turn Folding Chairs Into Statement Furniture

Chronic tailgaters and party throwers will attest to the convenience of a good folding chair. Unfortunately, the sturdiest, most comfortable options tend to be the most unattractive. Just in time for the Super Bowl, we've stumbled across a DIY that can transform the sorriest folding chair into …

$20 DIY Pallet Wall

We finished the pallet wall, whoop whop! Can I get a “heck yes”?<p>Last time we checked in we’d left you with this. And last time we did a walkthrough …

18 IKEA Storage Hacks for Every Room in the House

Some of the best things about IKEA products are their versatility and endless storage capabilities. Sure, you can hack the RAST and the KALLAX, which make great storage units on their own, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put them — and dozens of other IKEA items — to work in other creative or …

IKEA

10 Clever Small Space Storage & Surface Solutions Worth Trying

Small spaces require smart solutions and not only for storage and furniture but aesthetic design as well. Their tendency to get cluttered very fast …

17 Insanely Cool Things You Can Do With A Hot Glue Gun

Hot damn.

19 Brilliant Ideas to Decorate a Small Space

When decorating a small space we always have to deal with certain limitations. Not everything that’s possible in bigger homes is possible in a small …