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16 Paint Colors That Give a Room a Relaxing Vibe

Nothing says "namaste" quite like purple.<p>Rich hues and soft pastels lend a calming feeling to these spaces.

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

10 Creative Spaces That Showcase Modern Interior Design

Have you been enjoying our “10 Rooms” series? Each week, we bring you 10 amazing spaces that feature the best in modern design. These are rooms that …

Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

It's summer: great time to say buh-bye to the gym and take your workouts outside But that doesn't mean you have to ditch your strength training and just focus on cardio, says Jordan Metzl, M.D., author of <i>The Exercise Cure</i>. It's important to continue with your resistance training: "It helps keep …

How-To: DIY Hammock Chair

Stitch up a perfect spot for summer relaxation with this DIY hammock chair tutorial that Rachel shared on A Beautiful Mess!<p>I’d love to spend the afternoon lounging in this chair and reading my favorite book, wouldn’t you?<p>Want to make one? Head on over to A Beautiful Mess to get started.<p>As crafters …

DIY

Asian Slaw with Ginger-Peanut Dressing

5 stars based on 52 votes<p>Hi All, Here’s the Asian Slaw that I mentioned in last week’s Coconut Shrimp post. As you can see, it’s a great way to eat …

Healthy Eating

5 Gorgeous (and Healthy!) Spring Rolls You Can Totally Make

These may look difficult to prepare—but we promise they're actually a cinch to whip up.<p>The weather's warming up, which means we're seeing more seasonal colors—both outside <i>and</i> on our plates. Spring rolls wrapped in translucent rice paper (available at Asian markets and Whole Foods) are the perfect …

The 5-Minute One-Dumbbell Workout For Total-Body Toning

Sculpt lean muscle in every part of your body with this real-time workout<p>Want to get all-over toning fast? Of course! <i>Women's Health</i> fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i>, walks you through a heart-pumping total-body workout—all you need is one dumbbell! Join Jen, …

Women's Health

The 5-Minute No-Crunches Workout for Incredible Abs

Tighten and tone your core with this amazing quick workout<p>In this week's fabulous five-minute workout video, <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, takes you through a speedy yet totally grueling abs workout—without making you do one single …

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

10 Signs You Have an Iron Deficiency

If you spot these telltale symptoms, get yourself a spinach and steak salad, stat!

Egg Carton Frog

Turn a recycled egg carton into an adorable frog. A great craft project for the kids to celebrate spring and Earth Day!<p>139<p>866

What Your Waist Size Says About Your Health

Your body's trying to tell you something—find out what it is.<p>You've heard for a while now that BMI has definite limitations as an indication of overall health—and a new study suggests that there may be another key number you should look at: A greater waist circumference is associated with a higher …

The Ultimate Boot-Camp Workout

Tired of your usual gym routine? Us too. So we talked to Stacy Berman, certified trainer and head of Stacy’s Boot Camp in New York City. The result? A six-week workout plan from the new <i>WH</i> book, <i>The Big Book of Exercises</i>. It'll whip you into shape--guaranteed!<p><b>Week 1:</b><br>5-minute warm-up jog or jump</b> …

Creative Kitchen Sink Designs You Never Knew Were Available

Some things become stereotypes and they’re the reason why you find yourself stuck when trying to come up with an original interior design for your …

Interior Design

HOW TO: Make organic sculpting clay in 4 simple steps using 4 ingredients!

Most kids love any type of art activity -- especially one as tactile and open ended as working with sculpting clay. Not only is it fun to play with, …

25 Entertaining Decor Ideas for the Holidays

6 Comments<p>Someone told me yesterday that Christmas is only a month away, which made me freak a little bit and thinking I need to get my act in gear! …

Chemicals

Christmas Elf Felt Wine Bottle Covers instructions

This is the first of its kind I have seen; too cute from HGTV 🙂 Before you bring a bare bottle of wine to your next holiday soiree, dress it up like …

Work For Hire Chores Board

This Work For Hire Chores Board gives your kids the opportunity to earn money for their piggy banks!<p>880<p>26.7k

Kids

Indoor Swing Tutorial

Indoor or not, this is a great tutorial on making an inexpensive therapeutic swing. Especially if you live in a rental place.<p>Get details on this …

DIY

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Modern Pet Furniture That Will Look Great In Your Home

If you’re anything like me, your pets practically run the household! I have a big dog and an ornery kitten in my city apartment. Quite honestly, they …

Framed Jerseys: From Sports-Themed Teen Bedrooms To Sophisticated Man Caves!

As we are just hours away from the grand opening ceremony of the <i>2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi</i>, it is a good time to delve into interior decor …

Live In A City? What You Should Know Before You Take On A Remodel

Rich Hiler, president of Essential Design & Build, on what to consider before you undergo a kitchen remodel in an urban environment.<p><b>1.</b> If you live in a city, generally speaking, urban construction costs in co-op buildings and high-rise residential towers can be much more than you imagine, as …

Wall Murals, Decals, Sports Themed Interiors

There are plenty of things in life that we grow out of with passing time. But sports seems take the exact direction as we get older. Despite our busy …

The 28 Most Unusual And Creative Hotels In The World

Choosing a good hotel is an important detail when planning a trip. After all, it’s where you’ll spend the nights and partly the days. But makes a …

Five Wall Design Trends To Master

When it comes to walls, don’t be afraid to try something a little different to create more interesting walls. Here are some wall paint and design …

Home Decorating

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …

The Relationship Between Interior Design, Color and Mood

We at Decoist love a good dose of color. Do you ever notice how a powerful color can change your mood? There are clear relationships between colors …

Home Decorating

6 Moves That Lengthen and Strengthen

Long, lean, lithe... Who wouldn’t want to be described with these lovely L-words? The moves in this workout—which are inspired by dance, yoga, and Pilates—elongate while they tone, stretching and sculpting muscles in one go. Do these six exercises as a circuit: Go from one move to the next without …

Yoga