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10 Fitness Must-Haves for Turning Your Small Space into a Gym

If you think you need tons of space at home to get a good workout, you’re mistaken. There’s plenty of legit equipment out there to amp your workout without dedicating your space to an entire home gym. In fact, we found a solid lineup of fitness goodies that are easy to stow away so you never have …

Organize your entryway with these DIY shoe racks

If you nearly trip over a pile of shoes when you walk through the front door, listen up. Keep your shoes organized — and getting out the door easier — with these DIY shoe racks.<p><i>A version of this article originally appeared on iVillage.</i>

On the second day of HoliDIY: 5 ornaments to DIY this season

If you need a little Christmas right this very minute, day two of TODAY.com's series 12 Days of HoliDIY will help with that.<p>We have scoured Pinterest to bring you daily posts through Dec. 19 filled with DIY projects you will want to bring into your holiday festivities — and you can find even more …

Burn 1,200 calories a day doing these 7 household chores

<i>You might be surprised to know that you don’t need to go to the gym or bundle up for a winter power walk to stay fit. Daily activities burn calories and can add up to a personal fitness routine.</i><p>It’s important to point out that the listed calories burned per daily activity are based on an average …

Try one (or all!) of these 6 creative holiday cocktails

'Tis the season for a bit of liquid cheer! From boozy hot chocolate to a creamy peppermint punch, these six cool-weather cocktails are sure to warm you right up this winter.<p>1. Salted caramel hot chocolate with tequila<b>:</b> Tequila is not just for summertime margaritas! A bit of sea salt complements the …

Techie, foodie or sports lover: Get gifts men will actually want

As the holiday season rolls around, commercials all seem to feature gifts of jewelry and toys, but where does that leave the men in your life? Luckily, we've hunted down the most coveted gifts for men this year — presents they'll actually want to use! Whether the man in your life's a techie, …

Pinterest reveals 3 home trends to expect in 2015

The year isn’t over yet, but Pinterest is already living in 2015.<p>The popular visual bookmarking site released its Pinterest 100 list on Wednesday, predicting 2015 lifestyle trends based on popular pins. While the list covers food, travel and more, here are three home trends Pinterest anticipates …

3 DIY ways to organize your scarves and belts

It is the season to bundle up, and that means layering a scarf onto that puffy coat before venturing into the cold. If you are having a tough time keeping those scarves organized and accessible, check out these easy DIY ways to keep them in order. Several of these ideas would work for your belts, …

5 things we almost always get wrong about aging

Aging happens. Eventually it catches up with all of us. How soon it does can depend on genes, social life, economics, and a dozen other factors.<p>But there are plenty of things we get wrong about aging: that we are doomed to becoming crotchety, grumpy, sexless incompetents. Science has dispelled a …

Avoid holiday weight gain with 7 tips from 'Biggest Loser' trainer Bob Harper

Don't let the holidays weigh you down!<p>It's that time of year when we notoriously overindulge, but "The Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper is here to help you make it through the next few weeks of holiday parties, family dinners and eating-centered events without gaining any weight.<p><b>Just follow his 7</b> …

How can I remove scratches on stainless steel appliances? Answers to your home questions

If your stainless steel appliances are covered with scratches or you're living with a hole in a wood door, help is here. TODAY contributor Lou Manfredini stopped by Studio 1A to answer these and more viewer-submitted home questions.<p><b>Q: I have a 22-inch by 7-inch hole in the bottom of a hollow</b> …

How to turn your favorite photos into personalized gifts

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Now those memories can make priceless personalized gifts for your loved ones.<p>Americans take nearly 80 billion photos each year — and lifestyle expert Robyn Moreno suggests clever ways to turn those pictures into meaningful holiday gifts.<p><b>Paper Culture</b> …

Inspired by Kate: Make your blowout last for 5 days... it's possible!

Hair today, gone tomorrow. Just as Duchess Kate's visit to the U.S. flew by too quickly, so too does the lifespan of a great blowout. Whether you're DIY-ing it at home or indulging in a trip to the salon, the perfect blowout is simply all too fleeting — until now. TODAY gathered tips from the …

12 gifts that give back: Makeup, watches, toys and more

Do you struggle to find ways to donate or give back? Lifestyle expert Jenn Falik visited TODAY Friday with great gift options for the holiday season — presents whose proceeds go to great causes.<p><b>1.</b> <b>SpiritHoods</b><p>SpiritHoods has collaborated with Maya Thompson and the Ronan Thompson Foundation to create …

3 DIY ways to keep hair accessories organized

It's time to pull those hair ties, barrettes and bows into one place. Check out this video for three DIY ideas to get your hair accessories under control.<p><i>A version of this article originally appeared on iVillage.</i>

4 DIY projects to organize your jewelry

If your necklaces are just a knotted ball of sparkle, this video is for you. Organize your jewelry once and for all with one of these affordable, useful — and decorative — hacks and projects.<p><i>A version of this article originally appeared on iVillage.</i>

6 apps that will help you survive your last-minute shopping

<i>Rushing around the get those final gifts? TODAY's digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong joined TODAY's Erica Hill to round up the best</i> <i>apps</i> <i>(all</i> <i>free!)</i> <i>to make your last-second shopping easier, and cheaper!</i><p><b>Apps to help you find discounts:</b><p><b>1.</b> <b>PriceBlink</b><p>PrinceBlink is an app that you can add to your …

4 soothing DIY spa gifts for her

One of the best gifts you can give this holiday season is the gift of relaxation.<p>We're taking you and those on your shopping list for a little spa trip. A DIY spa gift is a major win-win: You save money, and your recipient gets some well-deserved pampering. Check out these four ideas for DIY spa …

Deck the halls with high-tech holiday gifts for him and her

No idea what to get your tech-savvy friends for Christmas? Don't freak out, because tech experts Katie Linendoll and Mario Armstrong popped by TODAY with some suggestions.<p>One of them was the AR for her Fashion Bluetooth Speaker ($67.99). It might look like a handbag, but rest assured, it's a …

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Tamron's Tuesday Trends: How to wear winter white like a pro

"Throw the rule book out the window!" said Jacqui Stafford, author of "The Wow Factor," on TODAY Tuesday. That especially applies to the outdated notion about not wearing white after Labor Day. As Tamron has proven, winter is the perfect time to wear clothes as white as snow.<p><b>At work</b><p>A monochrome …

The trick for wrinkle-free clothes? It's all in the fabric

Does it seem that no matter how carefully you pack and fold, your clothes end up in a wrinkled mess by the time you reach your destination? Don't fret! Marie Claire's senior fashion editor Zanna Roberts Rassi is here to save the day with these expert packing secrets.<p>Spoiler alert: You may want to …

Revealed: The best trick for quickly softening butter

It's a common holiday baking aggravation: The oven is preheated; the flour, sugar and spices are all measured. That's when you come upon "softened butter" in the ingredient list — but your butter's in the fridge, hard as a rock.<p>In this installment of Easy Does It, food hack investigator Katie Quinn …

From iPads to Fitbits: How to set up your holiday tech gifts

Hooray! You just got a shiny new something for the holidays. Sadly, Santa Claus doesn't work in I.T., so you're going to have to set it up yourself. Put down that eggnog — it's time to get to work.<p><b>Roku</b><p>Fish out those Wi-Fi and Netflix passwords — you're going to need them. That is true for the Roku …

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Best anti-aging foods: What to eat to look younger

What we eat can cut the risk of developing chronic diseases that make us old before our time: high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. Abundant scientific research has shown how important food is to healthy aging.<p>What is meant by "anti-aging"? It's not a vague beauty term, it's markers are …

One piece, three ways: Jill Martin's tips for wearing a white button-down shirt

It's a wardrobe staple that you surely own, but have you really taken advantage of its versatility? Believe it or not, a standard white button-down shirt is much more than your go-to top for the office. It can even work for a formal affair.<p>TODAY contributor Jill Martin shows us three very different …

To blast belly fat, do this for 20 minutes a day, Harvard study says

For those battling belly fat, weight training may be a better option than aerobic exercises like jogging and running, a new study suggests.<p>The very best choice would be a combination of the two.<p>Men who did 20 minutes of daily weight training had less of an increase in age-related abdominal fat than …

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Holiday travel hacks: 3 tricks to try before you leave town

Holiday travel can be extremely stressful, but with these simple tricks, things will go much more smoothly.<p><b>1. Sweatshirt pillows</b><p>Whether you're flying to your destination or riding in a car, you're going to want to get some shut-eye. But there's no need to buy a travel pillow when you can make one …

Tamron's Tuesday Trend: Her 5 favorite beauty products

It's true that TODAY's Tamron Hall has enviably gorgeous skin. But she swears it isn't by magic! In fact, she's such a beauty fanatic that she has an annual gift exchange with friends where they each give their favorite beauty product of the year.<p>Here are five of Tamron's personal favorites.<p>Clear …

3 simple ways to DIY your New Year's Eve outfit

Ring in 2015 with the same style and smarts you'll be bringing into the new year.<p>Whether you're hosting a bash at home or heading out for a night on the town, New Year's Eve is the perfect time to add an extra bit of sparkle to your wardrobe. TODAY has narrowed down (and tested!) DIY projects that …

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