Amy Alexander Pointer

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22 Healthy Snacks That Are (Almost) Too Good To Be True

Snacking doesn't typically count as an actual meal, but if it did, it would be our favorite meal of the day. We love munching between breakfast, …

Healthy Eating

Want to Make 2016 a Happier Year? Here’s How I Did It, Month by Month.

If you’re looking for ways to make 2016 a happier, healthier, more productive year, may I self-promotingly suggest my book, <i>The Happiness Project</i>?<b>The</b> …

Happiness

Teen Bedroom Ideas Featuring Top Decor Trends

We at Decoist have been spending time showcasing the top design trends for 2016, and today we take a look at how these trends have filtered into the …

9 Things Science Says Your Home Needs If You Want To Be Happy

Consider this your excuse to treat yourself to fresh flowers on the regular.<p>Just because your home is stylish and clean doesn't mean you're living your happiest life possible. Bummer, we know. But according to science, these are the colors, scents, and accessories you should feature in your home to …

10 things every guy should have in his bedroom

And if it's not, it's definitely the place where you spend the most time. That means you owe it to yourself to create a serene space.<p>In order for that to be, you'll need to fill it with things. Not luxurious things, just basic necessities every bedroom needs to function as a place to sleep and …

Wireless

Better Homes & Gardens Home

Furnishings with good bones but bad skin can be quickly refreshed with basic do-it-yourself upholstery techniques. We'll show you how to create …

5 Little Changes That Could Help You Find Your Next Relationship

It's time to get out of that "there's nobody good out there" funk.<p>Technically, it's never been easier to date. Pull up a dating app on your phone, and boom: You’ve got all the fish in the sea at your fingertips. But finding a datable person you think is funny, attractive, and smart? Or someone you …

The 10 Books At Garage Sales You Should Never Pass Up

Yard sales are our favorite places to shop for new reads.<p>Since used toasters may not work and nobody really wants to wear someone else's old sneakers, some of the best buys at garage sales are books. There's never a question of fit and you won't get them home and discover a big old dent in the …

12 Tips and Tricks to Make the Most of Your Hallway Decor

Hallways are one of the hardest areas in our homes to maximize potential of and decorate into something we adore. Whether it’s the size, the layout, …

29 Gorgeous Ways To Make Your Winter Decor Look Expensive

♪♫ Deck the halls with cans of spray paint. ♫♪

13 Festive DIY Ways to Hack Restoration Hardware’s Holiday Line

Restoration Hardware’s new holiday line is everything you’d expect: faux fur everything, golden accents, branches and a dozen ways to display string lights. Think rustic cabin with majorly glam touches. Whether you want to just personalize some ornaments for the tree or tackle a marquee light with …

This Guest Bedroom Got a Vintage-Style Makeover – All With Craigslist Finds

In the case of this space, secondhand stuff yields first-rate decor.<p>Before Kim Morgan, the blogger behind Tidbits & Twine, decided to redo her guest bedroom, it was really more of a dumping ground for the random, homeless items of everyday life. The room wasn't used much for sleeping, and certainly …

Vintage

11 Ways to Add Curb Appeal for Under $100

Too many people ignore curb appeal until it’s time to move. Then they spruce up the place for the next residents. How does this make sense? Every …

A Practice That Stops Binge Eating & Increases Happiness

<b>“Be nice to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time.” ~Christine Arylo</b><p>When the alarm went off, the haze of a dream …

Self Compassion

A Halloween Weekend Reading List

Boo! Read these stories about the scariest weekend of the year while getting over your candy hangovers.<p>1. “I Was a Halloween Costume Model.” (Freddie …

5 New Netflix Releases to Stream in November

<i>Each month, the streaming channel offers up a new slate of film and TV offerings to keep you and your queue occupied. Here, we highlight the five we’re most excited about this November and provide the full list of new releases below.</i><p>master of none<p><b>The New Smart Sitcom:</b> <i>Master of None</i> (November …

9 Skin Care Products You Need In Your Beauty Cabinet

There's a cream that contours!<p>Introducing: Pre Serum<p>Just as a dry sponge is pretty much useless until you dampen it, skin better absorbs products if you first prime it. Moisturizing toner works, but if you're already a fan of Elizabeth Arden, consider their newbie (right). Clinical studies found up …

Skin Care

Adele: the 'regular girl' who became a singing superstar

The privacy-protecting London woman has won six Grammys and one Oscar with her gift for lustrous ballads that helped her last album to sales of 30m<p>Since announcing her comeback via a 30-second ad during the X Factor a fortnight ago, Adele has occupied a great deal of newsprint and bandwidth. Yet …

Music

Happiness, Inside Out

I had the privilege of meeting Annelies Richmond, an international teacher of personal development, meditation and leadership programs earlier this month. A dynamic lady, she pioneered the initiative to bring mindfulness, yoga and meditation programs into the public school system in New York City …

Meditation

Meet Lauren Bowker, London’s First Fashion-Channeling Witch

This week I met a witch—a fashion-channeling witch—who proceeded to blow my mind. Lauren Bowker lives and works in London, formerly in the cavernous Georgian cellars of Somerset House and now in new labs, where she devotes her life to creating formulae capable of transmitting what she describes as, …

Try Serena Williams' Super Quick Happiness Hack

It's all in the wrist.<p>In the November issue of Wired, for which she's both the guest editor and cover girl, tennis pro Serena Williams reveals a technological trick that pretty much guarantees a good mood. She writes:<p>I started using affirmations as the passwords to my phone and my computer. (No, …

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The Lady is a Vamp: 11 Gloriously Undead Beauty Muses

The word <i>vamp</i>, as most commonly used, is actually fairly new. Ushered into the collective consciousness by early-20th-century silent films, <i>vamp</i> was the slang for the female vampires who seduced otherwise upright citizens, turning them into monsters as well. Granted, it was a popular genre, and as …

What the Most Stylish Women Wear to Work: Jewelry Designer Jennifer Fisher

While plenty of celebrities (Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kim Kardashian West, to name a few) and other women in the know have clamored to dot their lobes, wrap their wrists, and clasp their necks with the covetable and edgy jewelry of Jennifer Fisher since the line’s inception in 2005, it’s also …

How to Make 3-Ingredient Banana and Nutella Spring Rolls

Banana and Nutella -- a match made in heaven. From a delicious granola mix to a satisfying and creamy smoothie, this delectable combination is everywhere. Just when you thought these flavors couldn't be incorporated into any other food, the banana and Nutella spring roll is born.<p>The crispiness of …

How to Make Homemade Candy Corn

Remember coming home from trick-or-treating on Halloween and trying to figure out a safe place to stash all your candy before your family members would find and eat it?<p>I would always try and stash some candy corn—those tri-colored candies that are probably dentists' most-hated sweet. Meant to …

25 Surprising Things That Make Great Art For Your Home

Easy, breezy, beautiful.<p>Art for your home can be extremely expensive. Large oil paintings and professional prints are impressive, but definitely more of a long-term investment.<p>Luckily, you can still get your hands on great art without breaking the bank. All you have to do is take a look at what’s …

15 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You in the New Year

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The start of the New Year is a good time to reflect on the year past and to make a new start, whether in your career, your relationships or your health. Post these quotes in areas where you can see them as the year starts and keep them in …

Motivation

80+ Best Furniture Websites For Online Shopping Like A Design Expert

Because who doesn't want to redecorate without leaving their couch?<p>In the name of online shopping that doesn't fry your brain, we scoured our archives and picked our editors' brains for the best furniture stores on the web. Here's to never standing in line or dealing with a moody sales associate …