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14 hostels you won’t believe aren’t luxury hotels

When you think of hostels, images of dirty, insect-ridden bunk beds in a tiny dorm room may come to mind.<p>But thanks to technology and social media, dodgy operators can't get away with mediocre listings anymore if they want to succeed in the competitive hostel market.<p>Hostel booking site Hostelworld …

European Travel

I Just Hacked a Box of Bisquick and Made the Best Biscuits Ever

I just baked a batch of tender, fluffy, soft-as-a-pillow biscuits, and I didn't even break a sweat. That's because I tried a new biscuit-making …

Baking

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read

Even if your intentions are professional and sincere.<p>Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p><i>"Dear Jeff,</i><i>"I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I</i> …

Tim Ferriss

The Easiest, Least Expensive Way to Get a Realistic-Looking Faux Marble Countertop

Marble is as pricey as it is gorgeous, but there's no real substitute for it, right? If you want the look of marble, you'll just have to save up …

Home Improvement

Here’s How To Make a Gross Cookie Sheet Look Brand New

Holiday baking shifts our cookie sheets into overdrive. Over the past few months, these trusted kitchen tools have seen it all—from spicy-sweet …

Country Lifestyle

It's Back! 30 Ways to Hack This Beloved IKEA Classic

The MOPPE is one of IKEA's most popular products, and it's not hard to see why: it offers six storage compartments for $16.99, it's made of …

House Design

Osteoarthritis: Could researchers have found the key to prevention?

A new study may have revealed a possible new prevention and treatment strategy for osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common and debilitating …

Arthritis

One-Pot Chicken With Olives, Tomatoes And Lentils

<i>Succulent, fall off the bone braised chicken with olives, tomatoes and lentils. This chicken recipe is so easy to put together and makes a healthy,</i> …

Recipes

Shoulder Length Haircuts To Show Your Hairstylist Now

Ah, this length is just right.<p>Shoulder-length hair gets flack for lacking gumption. It’s often dismissed as a transition stage between, say, a blunt …

Hair

DIY Lavender Scented “No More Stinky Poo-Poo” Spray

Know when you’ve gotta go and you just ‘know’ it’s gonna be bad? Maybe it was too many chicken tacos the night before. Or that milk that tasted just …

Housekeeping

The 25 Most Pinned Chicken Recipes of All Time

Chicken is your go-to for easy, filling dinners, but it doesn’t always feel like the most exciting meal in your dinner rotation. We get it, so we’ve …

Cooking

12 Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thigh Recipes That'll Save You From Yourself

Back away from the whole chicken. Cut yourself some slack (and speed up dinner) by sticking to the thighs.

Cooking

Crispy Parmesan-Crusted Pancakes Are My New Cauliflower Rice Obsession

Now the base of pizza crusts and tater tots, cauliflower has proven its versatility time and time again. When grated or processed into “rice,” it …

Recipes

​Why You Should Save Your Spent Coffee Grounds

If you're a coffee-drinker, you generate a generous amount of coffee grounds each day. Definitely don't toss them down the literal drain (coffee …

Gardening

9 Little Things Mindful People Do Differently, According To Therapists

There's been a lot of talk about mindfulness lately, and although you might know the importance of staying present and meditating, you might be …

Mindfulness

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

Coat a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside.<p>Whisk the flour, granulated sugar, 2/3 cup of the cocoa powder, baking powder, …

Dessert

We Compared Prices for 27 Household Items at Target & Costco

I always leave Costco a bit traumatized by my receipts. When you're spending $24 on paper towels alone, the bill adds up <b>fast</b>. But even though buying …

Shopping

8 Sure Habits of Exceptionally Happy People

Try any of these to increase your happiness levels at home or at work.<p>Chances are you landed here looking for practical, real-life advice to get you on track toward living a more positive and fulfilling life. Well, good news. Here are eight ways to do it, with most of them solidly grounded in …

Happiness

Quick-Pickled Vegetables

You can use any thinly shaved or sliced vegetable you like for this recipe. We love quick pickles on sandwiches because they add acidity and crunch. And you don't have to be someone who's "into canning" to make your own. Keep them in the fridge for days and put them on everything.<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup …

Kosher

Before and After: The Show-Stopping Magic of Amazing Tile

Those of you who are absolutely sick of white bathrooms with white floors, white walls, and white fixtures are going to LOVE this renovation. …

Amazing

Why You Should Put Food Coloring in Your Toilet

If you're planning on picking up some green food coloring for your St. Patrick's Day beer, get a head start on it now. Because it turns out food …

Home Improvement

Heart-Shaped Honey Hazelnut Baked Brie: All the Lovin’ You Need This Valentine’s Day

What’s crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside, and even more exciting than boxed chocolates from a hot date? Baked Brie topped with honey and toasted hazelnuts and blanketed in flaky puff pastry. It’s shaped like a heart, so Valentine’s Day lovers can relish in its festive appearance, and the …

Recipes

This 320 Square Foot Tiny House Packs in a Ton of Style

At the beginning of the year, Zillow compiled a list of US cities with the worst housing shortage crises, which predictably included the Los Angeles …

Sustainability

The Best Firming Neck Creams for Every Budget

<i>This gallery originally appeared on Southern Living. For more stories like it, visit southernliving.com.</i><p>If you’re not already using your favorite …

Skin Care

The Clever Kitchen Hack Hiding in IKEA's Children's Section

Touring Mona Hamilton's 650-square-foot Montreal apartment is very inspiring. Not only is it a soothing, lovely space with enviable elements (the …

IKEA

How people die from the flu

Please go get your flu shot. Seriously.<p>Every flu season is a deadly flu season. Though this year may feel worse than usual—and may end up being deadlier—it’s also a grave reminder that influenza <i>always</i> kills people. We’re just sometimes more aware of it.<p>For the many thousands who contract the flu …

Medicine

Sleep deprivation seems to have opposite effects in healthy and depressed people

The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, jabbing, moulding, and circling the air with her fingers. As the minutes pass and Angelina becomes increasingly animated, I notice a musicality to her voice that I’m sure …

Sleep

This brilliant trick can un-shrink your sweaters

This clever tip revives clothes that have spent too much time in the dryer<p>If your favourite cashmere jumper spends too long in the dryer and ends up …

T-shirts

10 Picturesque Towns In Northern France To Explore

<i>Featured header image by verrier.claude.</i><p>France isn’t a country that has incredible cities and towns in short supply. In fact, it’s almost unheard of …

European Travel

How to ease anxiety with the '54321' mindfulness trick

When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment.<p>But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the …

Mindfulness