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10 Affordable Ways To Fill A Large Blank Wall

It's big, it's intimidating, and nearly every apartment for rent in Baltimore, MD, or Houston, TX, has it. No, we're not talking about that pile of laundry that you swear you'll get to soon -- it's that glaring, huge white wall. Even if your landlord lets you paint, an unadorned expanse can make …

Home Decorating

I trusted the 'gut feeling' I was being cheated on

"I was lying in bed in the early hours of a Sunday morning and wondering where my husband was, again." <i>Photo: Stocksy</i><p>I was lying in bed in the early …

Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressing

Ingredients<p>For the Thai Peanut Dressing<p>1/4 cup creamy peanut butter<br>• 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar<br>• 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, from one …

13 Scandinavian Trends About to Take the States by Storm

Coming soon to stylish Instagram accounts everywhere: wooden chairs and cacti. (Yes, cacti.)<p>Coming soon to stylish Instagram accounts everywhere: wooden chairs, pops of blue, and cacti. (Yes, cacti.)

How To Stop Worrying About Life And Just Live It

Most of us are chronic worriers and the effects can be utterly paralyzing.<p>I run my own business, so the mental chatter can be exceptionally bad. …

The First Apartment Checklist: Things to Buy Now & Later

So you've just graduated from college and you have your own apartment, for the first time, or at least the first time on an adult budget, and it's …

Minimalism

The Key to Weight-Loss Success That Has Absolutely Nothing to Do with Diet or Exercise

When you pick up your very first diet book or go to your first support meeting, the focus of your life immediately changes. Rather than focusing on that cute guy at work or your desire to improve your photography skills, you spend your time and energy counting calories, measuring food, and …

11 Reasons You're Always Hungry

<i>By Esther Crain</i><p>It's one thing to notice an uptick in appetite if you've been training hard at the gym, or if you're pregnant or PMS-ing. But when you always feel like a bottomless pit for no obvious reason, then something's definitely up. "Hunger is the physiological need for calories, water and …

Nutrition

9 things that surprised me about being a new parent

Here are nine things that surprised me about being a new parent.<p><b>1. That nothing will really prepare you for being a parent.</b><p>Before I gave birth, I took parenting classes and read parenting books. But the truth is that nothing can really prepare you for your baby. Each baby is different, and you'll …

Pregnancy

Organizing Your Home

Getting your house organized will go a long way to maximizing efficiency. There is no single right way to do it: The trick lies in finding the way that works best for you. For the kitchen, a few basic organizing concepts can get you started.

His Neighbors Saw These Boxes On His Lawn… 60 Days Later, He Finished Building THIS

The thought of succesfully growing a vegetable garden might seem like an impossibility for many of us that are burdened with work and life …

Gardening

9 Science-Backed Reasons Why You Should Go to Bed Early

Show of hands if you've ever stayed up way too late texting with friends, catching up on TV shows, or scrolling aimlessly through Pinterest or Reddit. Yep, plenty of us are guilty as charged -- and as a result, we end up feeling exhausted in the morning.<p>That most Americans are falling short on …

Immune System

5 Ways to Make Every Day a Happy Day

Did you know that your level of performance at work is a direct reflection of the way you feel on both the inside and outside? Sure, stress is always going to be part of our daily lives, but in order to be as competitive, poised, and successful as possible in today's world it's important to …

Happiness

Foods to avoid for weight loss

WHEN trying to lose weight, exercising alone is not sufficient.<p>To gain good results, a good workout and proper dieting is required. But when trying …

How to Lose a Pound By Next Week

In order to lose one pound a week, you need to burn 3,500 calories per week, or 500 per day. But exercise is just one piece of the weight-loss puzzle. If you make diet changes by cutting calories during any given meal, then you won't be bound to intense 500-calorie burning workouts every day—you'll …

Dynamic Creekside Retreat Invaded by Light and Bright Colors

<b>The Creekside Retreat</b> by <b>Richardson Architects</b> is a successful redesign project of a house initially built in 1954: “This home, nestled in a redwood …

Architecture

12 Weight Loss Tricks

<b>Raid Your Cabinets</b><br>No, we don’t mean ditching everything in your kitchen—just stock up safe zones and limit your junk drawers. If starting any diet, keep your healthy choices like cut-up vegetables, hummus, Greek yogurt, and fresh fruit at eye level or in easily accessible places and hide …

Minimalist Living: 14 Tips To Organize Your Life (Part 1)

Over the last 2 years, I’ve made some big moves to simplify my life. I’ve streamlined my finances, my diet, the stuff I own, my home and my daily …

29 Smart Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

Prove your haters wrong, hoard your medals, and stop washing your hair. (Plus 26 other awesome tips to get off the couch and go.)

8 Ways You Make Life Harder Than It Should Be

In personality psychology, there is a concept called locus of control. It refers to how much you believe you can control the events that affect you. …

10 Things Nobody Tells You Before Having Your First Child

<b>1.</b> Pregnancy tests are expensive.<p><b>2.</b> Labor doesn’t have to be terrifying. Not educating yourself prior to is.<p><b>3.</b> Breastfeeding is not for every mom and …

Domain Name For Sale | Undeveloped

Buyer Protection Program<p>Undeveloped safeguards your purchase. You never have to worry! We protect every transaction through a careful escrow process, …

Mergers & Acquisitions

10 Simple Things to Make You Happier At Home

Our homes are an extension of who we are: what we do within the walls of our abodes shapes our mood, affects our productivity, and influences our …

Happiness

100 Quick Weight-Loss Tips

<b>Fitness</b><p>Mix up your routine to avoid weight-loss plateaus.<br>• Muscle mass burns more calories, so include three 20-minute strength-training sessions each week.<br>• Go for kettlebell workouts—the average person burns 400 calories in 20 minutes.<br>• Add sprinting intervals to your workout to target belly fat.<br>• Add an …

4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

The average American adult consumes the equivalent of about 32 teaspoons of sugar per day. Sugar is really the number one food additive: it is added to drinks, often in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, to bread, sauces, dressings, and to all kinds of processed foods including many low-fat …

Diabetes

6 Inspiring Room Makeover Projects

As a design blogger, one of my favorite ways to gather inspiration is to admire the <b>room makeover</b> projects of other design bloggers! Whether you’re a …

15 Tiny Outdoor Garden Ideas for the Urban Dweller

Whether you’re desperately trying to keep a basil plant alive or you want to try your hand at creating a salad garden, living small can cramp your green dreams. Few things are more satisfying than growing your own food, but that can be hard to accomplish with a teeny yard or patio. What to do? Here …

Landscaping