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This Is the Best New Way to Get a Moroccan Rug

The ancient craft of handwoven rugs is now available direct-to-consumer<p>Everyone knows that a Moroccan rug is the idiotproof way to enrich a room. The soft texture of a Beni Ourain–style floor covering emits warmth and never looks too “shaggy,” and the colors range from that perfect shade of buttery …

Your Complete Guide to the Sartorius Muscle

The sartorius muscle isn't as well known as, say, the gluteus maximus, but this ribbon-like muscle gets a lot of use. As the longest muscle of the …

The healthiest hot dog you’ll eat all summer

It’s finally time to fire up the grill, and hot dogs are one of those quintessential American foods that even the most ardent health followers crave. …

What’s the best insulation for our old redbrick?

Property Clinic: Your questions answered<p>Thu, Sep 7, 2017, 00:00<p><b>What is the best insulation for a 19th-century house? We have bought an old redbrick</b> …

Home Improvement

Remodeling 101: How to Build the Perfect Flush Recessed Baseboard

Who doesn’t love a good insider tip? We do, so our ears perked up when Jeff Sherman of Delson or Sherman Architects mentioned his trade secret for …

Home Improvement

Painting Kitchen Cabinets: 5 Tips from a Master Painter

Lately we’ve been admiring DIY kitchen makeovers involving little more than paint applied to dreary wooden cabinets. How to best tackle such a …

How to Pay Off Any Kind of Debt in 12 Steps

From student debt to credit card debt, every manner of debt is zero fun. You don’t know how it happened (or maybe you do), but suddenly it feels like …

Tip: Supplement Your Training With Band Work

High-rep band exercises will help you to avoid injury and build some extra muscle. Give these a shot.<p>Doing high-rep resistance band work has many …

Muscle

Why I Quit Architecture — And What I Did Next

Brandon Donnelly is an architect-trained and tech-obsessed real estate developer who runs an insightful daily blog for city builders. Join his 14,000 followers and subscribers by clicking here.<p>A few years ago during a class at the Rotman School when we were all introducing ourselves, I had a …

Real Estate

The things sex education should have taught us but didn’t

Two things are abundantly clear: 1) sex education matters, and 2) teaching teenagers that sex is shameful messes everything up.<p>The statistics are glaring. More pragmatic approaches to teenage sexuality (i.e., “Hey, you’re going to do what you’re going to do, but here’s how to be responsible about …

Teen Pregnancy

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Make Sure to Do This (Most Parents Don't)

You give them love and make sure they do their homework. But you may be missing the most important thing.<p>Do you want your kids to grow up to be successful? Of course you do. So you send them to the best possible schools and pay close attention to make sure they're completing their homework, and you …

Parenting

Sheryl Sandberg Says Do These 7 Things to Build Resilience

In a new book, the Facebook leader and best-selling author talks about facing her greatest challenge yet.<p>We all want our kids to be successful and resilient. But of course we hope they will never face a situation like this one.<p>Two years ago, Sheryl Sandberg -- by any definition, one of the most …

Sheryl Sandberg

The One Reason People Can't Force Themselves to Work Toward Their Goals

We can all relate to the feeling of knowing exactly what we need to do to succeed but simply being unable to bring ourselves to do it. This behavior …

How one woman harnessed people power to ‘save’ old New York

New film tells story of Jane Jacobs’s battles against the wealthiest developers in the city<p>She was a beaky, bespectacled architecture writer, hardly a figure likely to ignite protests that changed the shape of one of the world’s great cities. Yet such is the legend of Jane Jacobs and her bitter …

How Much Freedom to Give Kids

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “The Wrong Way to Keep Kids Safe,” by Michelle Stevens (Op-Ed, April 15):<p>I applaud Ms. Stevens for doing what she believes will best allow her son to develop independence and for helping others see that doing best by our children does not mean shielding them from every possible …

New York University

15 Minutes and a Kettlebell Are All you Need for a Great Workout

Sometimes we just don’t have the time or resources for a complete workout. But it’s easy to make the most out of an ill-equipped gym space or being …

Workouts

This Is The Advice Every 17-Year-Old Needs To Hear

You are probably going to hate what I’m about to tell you.<p>If you are 17 right now, what if you decided you are going to follow an interest you have …

Selling

You're Not Crazy: Trading Your Six-Figure Job for Entrepreneurial Freedom Is the Right Move

You're the only one who should determine how much your time is worth. These tips can help you enter the startup world with eyes wide open.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurialism defies human instinct, yet it’s addicting. Once you get just a taste of …

Entrepreneurship

The Absolute Best Way to Build Hamstrings

10 Pros Give You Their Best Advice<p>The Question<p>What's your best tip for training the hamstrings for size or strength?<p>Eric Bach – Strength Coach and …

Stretch For More Effective Lifts

Supple muscles are crucial to making the most of your workouts.<p>One of the most important keys to building a strong and muscular physique is maintaining healthy, flexible, and supple muscles. Muscular balance creates greater access and therefore greater development to the muscle belly, says Jen …

How to Spark Creativity When You’re in a Rut

Remember your first day at work? You were excited. There were new people to meet, new skills to be learned, new processes or products to understand.<p>If you are like most people, something else was different then — you. When you weren’t sure or didn’t understand, you asked questions, persistently. …

Creativity

14 of the Best Butt Exercises You Can Do Without a Gym Membership

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Fast and Furious Abs and Booty Workout

This is a full-body workout, but we have to be honest, your abs and butt will be sore tomorrow since all the moves target those areas a little bit more. And sore in the best way possible, since that means you're building muscle and strength. So just press play and get ready to work!

Umami Bomb Cauliflower Bites [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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What Is Transcendental Meditation? Katy Perry’s Teacher Explains Hollywood’s Favorite Pathway to Inner Peace

In May’s cover story, Katy Perry reveals the secret to her seemingly superhuman success: twice-daily sessions of a mindfulness technique called Transcendental Meditation. “It’s a game-changer,” she tells Vogue’s Hamish Bowles. “I will feel neuro pathways open, a halo of lights. And I’m so much …

Modern home in London works magic on an awkward lot

A little architectural ingenuity went a long way in replacing an old garage with this sunny abode<p>The site was unconventional: a long, skinny lot wedged between back gardens and a 16-car garage in West London. Zoning prevented anything taller than a single story, and it wouldn’t be possible to have …

12 Great Exercises That Fix Your Crappy Posture

You’re probably suffering from ‘desk bod’ and ‘text neck.’ Here’s how to fight back<p>Sitting at desks all day was already ruining our bodies—and then we became attached to our smartphones, too. Now experts say we have to worry about "text neck," a plethora of problems that result from being hunched …

10 ways smart people handle negative people

Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all, stress.<p><b>Related: 10 Habits of Unlikable</b> …

10 Uncomfortable Deeds That Will Pay Off Forever

T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, "If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?" The very act of stepping outside of your comfort zone is critical to your success and well-being.<p>Our brains are wired such that it's difficult to take action until we feel at …

You'll Feel So Much Better After This Restorative Wall Yoga Sequence

If you've never used a wall to do yoga, this is a perfect calming, beginner-friendly sequence. Do this 11-pose sequence to help you wake up in the morning, to wind down in the evening, after an intense workout (these are great stretches for your hips, lower back, and hamstrings), or if you're new …

Yoga