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Wedding Guest Book Alternatives: The Poster

It's important to have some sort of record of all the friends and family members who attended your wedding. And while you could go the traditional guestbook route, how many couples actually look at it after the wedding's over? Chances are the book gets stored away in a box somewhere, never to be …

Weddings

Wedding Trends That Need to Be Retired

Every year the wedding rules seem to change, and while we love seeing certain trends stick around, there are ones that we just wish would go away. If you're planning your big day right now, here are some trends that we feel just aren't trendy anymore.<p><b>Cutesy favors that wind up in the garbage</b><p>If it's …

DIY V. Pro: The Only 3 Questions You Need To Make The Right Call

Before you call a professional (or consider taking on a project yourself) ask yourself our writer's three tried-and-true rules<p><i>Since 2007, Patricia O'Dell Shackelford has been writing a blog on the passion and adventure of decorating at Mrs. Blandings. Recently in a new home, she'll be sharing the</i> …

15 Clever & Unusual Ways Magazine Holders Can Organize Your Life

Magazine holders — whether metal, cardboard, wood or some other material — aren't just for corralling your issues of <i>Dwell</i>. Get creative and clever to …

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DIY Hanging Jewelry Organizer

Introduction: DIY Hanging Jewelry Organizer<p>About: Part MacGyver, part Martha, creator, host and producer of Engineer Your Space, an award winning DIY …

10 Organizing Tips You Should Never, Ever Follow

Having "a place for everything and everything in its place" doesn't necessarily mean you're organized -- it just means you have enough space to become a borderline hoarder. Before you crown yourself queen of organization, make sure you're not making these blunders.<p><b>1. Plastic three-drawer …

8 Secrets of Personal Organizers

Learn from the pros — their ingenious ideas for ditching clutter will save you time, money, and stress.<p>There's no right way to organize your home. Whatever strategy you choose just has to work with your lifestyle, habits and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the …

How To Wake Up Happy

Close<p>InfoBarrel > Lifestyle<p>InfoBarrel<p>By waking up happy you can almost guarantee that the rest of the day will be filled with joy as well. So how do …

Smart scarf carries multimodal language to convey emotions

A rise in wearables reflects an interest by designers and engineers to tread in self-help, fitness territory—smart watches to measure heart rates, …

4 Steps to End Your “I Don’t Feel Like It” Syndrome Forever

The Ambitious Mind versus the Perceived RealityThe alarm goes off at 5am. You are awakened from a state of deep sleep and rush over to the bathroom …

MDMA Therapy May "Improve Quality of Life" After One Session Say Doctors

Known as the psychedelic of the heart, this substance seems to have one of the largest track records in the west for changing patient perspectives on …

Australian researcher discovers promising treatment for depression

But the results were real, and she could see improvements in her patients.<p>"It's really thrilling to sit with someone, one on one, and hear how their …

Sexism is making women sick

Sexism is certainly nauseating – the disgusting leers on the street, the discrimination, the violence. But those everyday expressions of misogyny could be seriously impacting our mental health as well.<p>A study published this month in the journal Sex Roles reveals that some of the sexism women face – …

What is bipolar disorder? Expert information and advice from Rethink

<b>What is bipolar disorder?</b><br>Bipolar disorder is a mental illness which causes people to experience dramatic mood and behavioural changes, swinging from extreme highs to severe lows.<p>Around 1 in 100 people have bipolar disorder, and most develop the condition before the age of 30, although it can also …

These Photos Expose The Ways People With Mental Illness Are Shamed

UCLA's "All of Us" photo series shows the stigma that still surrounds mental illness.<p>Their motto is: "We don't all struggle with a mental illness, but we all have mental health."<p>"The statements were meant to highlight how subtle yet hurtful these comments can be, how they can silence individuals, …

5 Things People Don't Get About Borderline Personalities

It's not everyone who can watch a horror thriller, point at the villain and say, "Hey, that's me!" But you can if you have borderline personality …

Mexican Cartel’s Meth Drone Never Made It Across the Border

A crashed drone carrying six pounds of meth has people buzzing, but the DEA has much bigger worries.<p>The commercial drone that crashed in a parking …

How Many of These Vagina Urban Myths Do You Believe?

5 things you thought you knew about a woman's genitals might be wrong<p>Guys have some really misguided ideas about vaginas.<p>And it's not entirely their fault. Maybe they've been listening to older brothers who claimed to be more vagina-savvy than they actually were, or high school pals who didn't have …

Wedding Budget Guide and Tips: How to Allocate Your Funds and Tricks to Stay on Track

Breaking down your wedding budget is one of the trickiest (yet most important) wedding planning tasks. Since creating this figure influences all of your other decisions — like how many guests you can invite, which meal options to select, and if you can spring for that pricey DJ — it's essential you …

Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement

It happened on Glee and in Sex and The City, and now in Japan women can marry themselves. But is self-marriage liberating, or a depressing …

Cindy Crawford on Beauty, Fitness and Eating Healthy

The supermodel and businesswoman dishes on her favorite products, the smoothie recipe she's obsessed with and how she feels about her daughter getting into modeling.<p>What are your earliest beauty memories?<p>Well, my mother was 16 when she got married and she tells the story about the very first time …

Report: Bill Cosby gave tabloid a story about his daughter's struggles with substance abuse

Just when you thought the Bill Cosby stories couldn't get any worse, there come more awful stories.<p>New York Post columnist Richard Johnson has a new one that's, for once, not about a woman being allegedly drugged and raped.<p>Instead it is about Cosby allegedly selling out his own family …

5 Easy Ways to Blow Your Wedding Budget Without Even Realizing It

The wedding budget: Most wedding planners would say that it's the most important thing to have when planning your wedding (aside from the groom of course!), but it can certainly be one of the most anxiety inducing. While you may know the basics to sticking within your budget — not overdoing it with …

5 Anti-Aging Skincare Rules

How to choose the anti-aging products that will really work for you<p>A good anti-aging regimen may not take 10 years off your face after a few applications, but using the right products regularly to nourish, rejuvenate and repair skin will lead to a noticeably smoother, softer, and more vibrant …

Motivational Quotes

Oct 7, 2015<p>It's the best form of medication.<p>Oct 2, 2015<p>It needs exercise just like the muscles of the body.<p>Sep 23, 2015<p>Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race.<p>Sep 18, 2015<p>Relax and let the run come out of you.<p>Sep 16, 2015<p>...matters more than how much you …

How Daily Meditations Can Reduce Work Stress And Increase Happiness

Picture This: Your alarm clock didn’t go off so you jump out of bed to get ready for work in 5 minutes. You spill your coffee while sitting in a traffic jam and, once you get to the office, you find out your co-worker has called in sick so you have double the workload. To top it all off, your …

22 Eyeliner Hacks To Transform Your Beauty Routine

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, never let your winged liner make you late for work again.<p><b>1) Make your eye makeup last longer by setting your eyeliner with a matching eye shadow.</b><p>First, line your eyes with a pencil liner, and then lightly dust eye shadow in the same shade on top to hold the …

Easy and Elegant Crockpot Recipes to Make For Dinner

Slow cooker meals can often conjure up images of sloppy-looking stews and cheap chunks of meat. While these dishes are certainly delicious, they’re …