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10 Ways to Cope With Anxiety

You’ve been in bed for an hour now and you still can’t get to sleep. Maybe you’re thinking about your job or your 401(k) or health insurance. Perhaps …

Mindfulness

Bring Your Vacay Home With These Spa-Inspired Bathrooms

We’re *all* for a little pampering, <i>especially</i> when it involves not leaving home. Lucky for us, spa-inspired bathrooms are the latest thing taking over our Pinterest feeds, and we can’t get enough of them. Featuring everything from cascading rain shower heads to elegant deep-soak bathtubs, these …

Decorations

These 6 Companies Have Some of the Best Possible Employee Benefits (Yes, They're That Good)

Unlimited vacation, remote working environment, and dog-friendly offices -- need I say more?<p>Many people overlook the importance of a company's benefits when searching for a new job. It's easy to focus on the salary and title, but job seekers should remember that benefits make up about 30% of …

The Workplace

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is a basic biological necessity that profoundly affects our day-to-day life as well as our long-term well-being. After just one bad night's …

Sleep

What Happened To Norma's Brain?

AUSTIN, Texas ― For as long as she could remember, Norma Herrera had trouble getting to sleep. Hours after the rest of her family had closed their eyes, she’d stay up in her darkened room, praying. When she finally slept, she often dreamt the same dream. Men dressed in black suits entered the home …

Mental Health

A 9-Year, 105,000-Person Study Links Cancer to This One Food Group

Scientists have discovered that a person's processed food intake is one of the strongest predictors of cancer development—above age, sex, body mass …

Cancer

What Is CBD, and Why Is It in Everything Right Now?

You know it as the ingredient taking over the wellness world, but what is CBD, really, and is it right for you?<p>2017 was the year that weed went mainstream, and the "green rush" struck gold. But, while recreational marijuana is still technically illegal in most states, an industry has blossomed …

Cannabis

15 Clever Things You Didn't Know You Needed in Your Bathroom

A few years ago I wrote about 15 Clever Things You Didn't Know You Really Needed in Your Kitchen, so it seemed only fair to give the bathroom the …

Home Depot

I’m a Financial Advisor Who Works With Wealthy Families — Here Are 8 Things I Make Sure Every Teen Knows About Money

Getting an early start is critical to building wealth.<p>For most teens, financial planning is a topic far from top of mind.<p>School, sports, and social …

Personal Finance

10 Tax Deductions That Will Disappear Next Year

Touted as the largest tax overhaul in 30 years, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is poised to have a significant effect on income tax returns next …

Personal Finance

Fear, beauty, break-ups and big cats – how 12 months in a remote log cabin changed my life

He doesn’t have email or a mobile phone so I decide to write him a letter. I still have the address because it was my address for a year, in the early ’90s. Box Spring Drive. A log cabin, on a mountain, in the Okanagan Valley, Washington state, just south of the Canadian border.<p>I am a little …

Cabins

These Free Apps Will Help You Manage Your Money

Some people get in the habit of managing their money as if they were born doing so. Through a combination of Excel spreadsheeting, becoming best …

Nonprofits

Dreamy Photos Capture the Storybook Love Between Pastel Parrotlet Birds

Birds have an exquisite beauty that is amplified by fine art photography. Hi-tech lenses and macro techniques showcase the incredible details of their brilliant plumage. Photographer Rupa Sutton has captured a dreamy series of parrotlet birds where every blade is visible and awash in pastel pinks, …

Archives

How Andreas Levers Does His Beautiful "At Night" Series of Photos

<i>All images by Andreas Levers. Used with permission.</i><p>We’ve featured the work of Andreas Levers here on the website before a number of times, but …

Landscape Photography

30 Incredibly Helpful Ideas Perfect for Your Small Bedroom

Finding design-savvy ways to magically create extra storage space in a tiny bedroom isn't always easy. While unsightly over-the-door organizers and …

Home Decorating

Teach Kids About Mindfulness With These Everyday Objects

Mindfulness can be as powerful for children as it is for adults—it can help them regulate their emotions and respond more calmly when life gets …

Mindfulness

What’s in your bag? VII photographers show us their gear

<i>We asked to have a look inside some of VII photographers’ gear bags. From digital and analog setups, to a flashlight, fountain pen and even a</i> …

Cameras

This Is The Skincare Routine Dermatologists Swear By For Women Over 30

Shutterstock<p>Whether you’re approaching 30, over 30, or (cough) more than a few years past 30, it’s never a bad time to take another look at your …

Skin Care

No Headboard? Amazing Ones You Can Easily Make in a Day

If your bedroom was an outfit, your headboard would be the statement piece. Whether you want to use it for late night reading support, or just like …

House Design

20 Free Graphic Design eBooks to Learn Design From

Want to learn more about graphic design? This article includes an amazing collection of 20 <i>free graphic design eBooks</i> you can learn from. Learn new …

Graphic Design

Minimal guest house looks like it’s floating in the trees

Sweet<p>Known for its sleek and sunny homes, Dallas design firm Wernerfield went <i>dark</i> for this guest house—a black-clad rectangular beauty suspended in the trees. Raised 12 feet off the ground on large metal columns, the modern home replaced a split-level on the same site. Lifting the living space was …

Architecture

New App Lets You Bid on Unsold Airline Seats at the Last Minute

Snag a last-minute deal to your dream destination.<p>A new startup is here to reward spontaneous travelers who like to plan trips on a whim, as well as …

Apps

A Lovely, Low-Maintenance Alternative to a Tile Backsplash

Tile backsplashes are nice, but if you don't fancy cleaning all those grout lines, or you're just looking for something a little more sleek and …

Home Improvement

Smoke Bomb Photos: What I Learned Shooting Models in a Junkyard

Ever wanted to try one of those cool smoke bomb shots, with thick, bright smoke in eerily sculpted curves floating around fashion models? I’d never …

Landscape Photography

Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen, author of …

Mindfulness

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

99+ Photos That Will Show You The Cultures of the World

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their people from different cultures photos in the Cultures Of The World Photo contest with chances to …

Travel Photography

This Hack Will Change the Way You Cook Frozen Pizza

Everyone has their favorite brand of frozen pizza. Whether you resort to yours out of convenience or because you’re short on time, a ready-to-eat …

Country Lifestyle

'Banksy spotted' for the second time in 20 years

An image purportedly of elusive urban graffiti artist Banksy is thought to be one of just two taken in almost 20 years.<p>Footage recorded by a scrap …

Streetwear

Alzheimer’s could be spotted seven years before symptoms appear with simple memory test

Alzheimer’s could be spotted seven years before symptoms first appear with a simple memory test developed by University College London.<p>Currently 850,000 people are living with dementia in Britain a figure set to rise to more than one million by 2025.<p>Yet so far all drug trials to reverse the …

Neuroscience