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A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

9 Kitchens That'll Make You Want to Buy More Plants

(Image credit: Justina Blakeney)<p>There's something about nature that makes us feel good. It relieves stress and improves our health and well-being. So …

Kitchens

10 Little Ways to Make Your Bedroom Feel Like a Luxury Hotel

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Home Decorating

Shower plants will literally make your bathroom feel like a lush tropical garden

Turning your home into a full-on Zen space is one of the biggest wellness trends of 2018—think Himalayan salt lamps, meditation nooks, and healing …

How to Choose Chairs for Your Dining Table

<b>To buy:</b> Threshold Gilford dining table, from $300; target.com<p><b>If you have a farmhouse table, try...</b><p><b>...an upholstered chair in a bold fabric.</b><br>The soft …

Furniture

West Elm’s New Spring Collection Is All About That Small-Space Living

Turns out, you’re not the only one using the new year as an excuse to try out a new look: Thanks to their new Creative Director Vanessa Holden, West Elm is bringing in a fresh vision by redefining “modern” style and featuring items that are functional, beautiful AND fit for small-space living. West …

10 All-Natural Homemade Cleaning Solutions to Scrub Every Inch of Your Home

The next time you have a sink to scrub or a window to wipe, just raid your cupboards and mix up a homemade cleaning solution. Everyday products like …

Cleaning

A Surprising Design Trick That's a Must for Small Spaces

A common mistake when decorating a small space is to assume that everything in it should be equally tiny. But when the furniture, the wall art and …

Paint Color Ideas That Work in Small Bedrooms

(Image credit: Home & Garden)<p>It's no secret that we at Apartment Therapy love color, even (er, make that <i>especially</i>) in small spaces. While the rest …

Smart and Stylish Wall Storage to Organize Your Small Bedroom

If you have a small bedroom, chances are you understand that the struggle is real when it comes to space. Unless you're a hard-core minimalist, you …

Squarespace

10 Effective Tips For Making the Most Out of Small Space Interiors

Small space living can be a challenge. As an urban dweller, it’s important to find useful solutions to living small, especially if you thrive off of having ample storage or still want to host dinner parties.<p>With just a few useful tips and tweaks, you can create a small space that you're proud to …

How the Color of Your Room Affects Your Mood

It's time to rethink rethink red in the bedroom.<p>Why do we choose certain colors to decorate our home — is it based on our personal tastes or the color trends for that season? Or is the color of our walls, furniture and soft furnishings more closely aligned to the psychological impact and the …

8 Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas To Liven Up Your Boring Walls

Art isn’t the only thing that can cover the walls of your bedroom. There are all sorts of things that can be hung from your walls to create a …

Interior Design

Why your hair might not be as healthy as you think

Recently, sulfates—the dirt-and-oil-grabbing detergents that also sadly wash your healthy shiny hair oils away with them—have become the enemy of …

Hair Care

Stellar nonfiction chosen by the National Book Critics Circle

Next month, the National Book Critics Circle will present its 2016 book prizes in six categories; these are the five finalists in nonfiction. Each book deserves to be read for years to come, but every one of them seems to speak urgently about this particular moment — a time of economic inequality …

Books

Reading Black History

with Ebony LaDelle and Yahdon Israel<p>In the wake of a chaotic post-election world, it’s more important than ever to find understanding and solidarity …

What to Read if You Loved Juana Inés on Netflix

I’ve been slow to check out Netflix’s Spanish-language offerings, mostly because my English-language queue is already out of control. But when I …

Philip Pullman is finally publishing that long-promised follow-up to His Dark Materials

Welcome back to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated collection of the week’s best writing on books and related topics. Herewith is the best the internet has to offer for the week of February 12, 2017.<p>A Canadian professor found a black-and-white film clip from 1904 that could contain the only …

Books

7 Novels You Can Read Over A Three-Day Weekend

Despite the important and very serious causes for celebration that inspire them, three-day weekends are often mini-benders of debauchery or, at …

In 'Things We Lost,' Argentina's Haunted History Gets A Supernatural Twist

Argentina can be beguiling, but its grand European architecture and lively coffee culture obscure a dark past: In the 1970s and early '80s, thousands of people were tortured and killed under the country's military dictatorship. In many cases, the children of the disappeared were kidnapped, and some …

5 Books That Will Make You Happier, According to Bibliotherapists

A book a day keeps the doctor away?<p>We're all familiar with the way a book can help us temporarily escape from reality, but did you know that reading books can literally act as therapy?<p>That's right: Reading therapy, aka bibliotherapy, is the latest psychological fad. According to bibliotherapist …