Dianne Hoover

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"Talking saves lives," SC working to prevent suicides

This week is and the whole month of September is Suicide Prevention month in the country and one Midlands man knows the necessity of bringing …

How to Find Affordable Art: The Ultimate Online Source List

(Image credit: Jill Slater)<p>Buying art is easier than ever these days, as the online art scene flourishes and websites offer multiple ways to learn …

Pumping iron failing to make you leaner? Blame your genes

You're a regular in the gym's weight room, grunting and sweating in hopes of turning fat into muscle and maybe even losing some weight. And yet your goal eludes you.<p>New research on women finds that some are resistant to resistance training. For these women, the new study suggests, a welter of …

What Mentally Strong People Know

How to Stop Negativity from Dragging You Under

Don't let bad feelings get the best of you. Instead, heal your anger with these simple practices from some of the top spiritual leaders in the world, …

The Truth About Why We Stay Sad (Even If We Hide It)

Happiness has never been a simple matter. What makes us happy as children is much simpler than what makes us happy as adults—and grown-up happiness …

Self-Help Advice That Works

We sifted through recent life-improvement books and found the can-do strategies to help you become more successful, calmer, happier, more focused and …

10 Life-Changing Lessons From Paulo Coelho's <i>The Alchemist</i>

Oprah Learns the Secret to Paulo Coelho's Timeless Wisdom

Believe it or not, it was Madonna who first introduced me to <i>The Alchemist,</i> in 1996. She told me during a taping of <i>The Oprah Winfrey Show</i> that it was …

5 Things the Dying Want Us to Know

<b>1. The 72-hour mark is when it begins.</b><p>After losing my sister and father within nine weeks, I spent five years investigating what happens when we die. …

Breast Cancer

How 'The Robin Hood of Interior Design' Changes Lives, One Makeover at a Time

"Hang on tight!" Margaret Barnett warns, her voice the singsong of a Disney princess, if that princess were Southern, 56 years old, and about to …

Robin Hood

Use Pegboard in the Closet

Pegboard keeps items off the floor, in sight, and within reach. The board is sold in large sheets; have it cut to size, or use a circular saw or jigsaw. Place furring strips (thin pieces of wood) between the board and wall, so you'll have room for the backs of hooks.<p>1. Before installing the …

New York's Chicest Gardens to Eat In

Now that the sun's out, brunch season is upon us and there's nothing better than enjoying the first meal of the day in a chic garden. Here, we've gathered some of our favorite spots in the city to do exactly that.<p><b>1)</b> Ladurée SoHo: We can't think of a better place to Instagram one of Ladurée's famed …

West Village

11 Things You Need to Get Out of Your House NOW

Or otherwise known as, "How to not be a hoarder."<p><b>1. A Household Hazard</b><p>We're not talking poisonous products (although you should get rid of those, too). But more like that rug by the door you keep tripping on or that end table with the sharp edge you keep running into.<p><b>2. Decor That Reminds You of</b> …

Minimalism

17 Beautiful Blue-and-White Rooms to Inspire You

Interior Design

31 Inspiring Rustic Easter Décor Ideas

Rustic style becomes more and more popular, let’s look for some ideas for a rustic Easter décor. What details and accessories can you add to …

5 Tips for Choosing Bed Linens

The founder of DwellStudio shares five tips for the selecting the chicest — and coziest — bed linens out there.<p>Being that we spend about one-third of our lives asleep, it makes sense to invest in bedding that's not only comfortable, but stands the test of time. But with so many options out there — …

Home Decorating

11 Things You Need to Get Out of Your House NOW

Or otherwise known as, "How to not be a hoarder."<p><b>1. A Household Hazard</b>We're not talking poisonous products (although you should get rid of those, too). But more like that rug by the door you keep tripping on or that end table with the sharp edge you keep running into.<p><b>2. Decor That Reminds You of</b> …

The No-Surgery Instant Facelift

<i>These six easy steps that will immediately perk things up.</i><p>1. Create Some Bone Structure<p>Sculpt the contours of your face by sweeping foundation one or …

D.I.Y. "Edgy Chic" Pumpkins

So basically, I’m never carving another pumpkin again.<p>Easiest pumpkin D.I.Y. ever…in just 2 steps…<p>I’ve been seeing a lot of “no carve” painted …

10 Ways to Not Make People Hate You As a Bride

As my high school Spanish teacher once said, "pretty girls do pretty things."<p>A couple of weeks ago, Faran Krencil made a solid case for eschewing bridesmaids duties, but the fact remains most of us will continue to do our due diligence as friends and sisters and cousins and in-laws and stand next …

Weddings

38 Last-Minute Budget-Friendly DIY Christmas Decorations

If you haven’t decided yet for your Christmas decor, we`are here to help you. We collected versatile Christmas decorations for all tastes. All of …

40 original Christmas decorations and decorative ideas

Black and white fancy globe creative Christmas decoration<p>Black and White stars and lights creative Christmas decoration<p>Branches and pine cones …