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8 Common and avoidable decor mistakes

So you’ve just started with decorating your home and are at a bit of a loss, you’re a bit scared to make some décor mistakes that will cost you money …

7 Strange Tales From the Wild West

The old Wild West is the stuff of legends: Gunslingers robbing banks and trains. Cowboys on long cattle drives. Gold and silver rushes.<p>Dinosaurs, …

11 Great Light Emitting Wallpaper Examples Which Add Unique Style For Your Home

Charmin bedroom with casual desk also light emitting wallpaper. Classic room with clouds light emitting wallpaper and beautiful curtain also wooden …

Build a Stunning Website Page with Starter Layouts

Building a stunning website on Squarespace just got even easier. With the new starter layouts, you now have more tools to create a beautiful online …

10 amazing colours for your home's façade

The façade is the calling card of our home and our tastes, and it announces and represents the style that can be found inside. Façade style includes …

Shades of Grey

24 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

Being the boss comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management position, it can be difficult to evaluate how you're doing.<p>Are you striking the right balance between commanding respect and appearing accessible? Are your employees responding well to your style of leadership? Are any of …

19 Ways to Organize Your Home in 5 Minutes or Less

Organize your space in no time at all with these mini projects.<p><b>Donate unused mugs.</b> Unless you're a true mug aficionado, you probably have more than you need. Separate your favorites and donate the rest.<p><b>Sort your Tupperware.</b> Double-check that there's a lid for every container, get rid of loners, and …

The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America

It’s known as a modern-day hub of progressivism, but its past is one of exclusion.<p>PORTLAND, Ore.— Victor Pierce has worked on the assembly line of a Daimler Trucks North America plant here since 1994. But he says that in recent years he’s experienced things that seem straight out of another time. …

Oregon

This Woman Grew A Lemon Tree Inside Her Own House. When You Hear Her Secret... So Simple!

Growing your own food at home is a great way to save money and cut down on harmful chemicals in your diet. Keeping an entire garden, however, can be …

Gardening

10 Habits That Help You Learn Twice as Fast

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world is in constant change due to advances in technology, science, and innovation. What was considered “hot” a year ago may no longer be relevant today. Just look at all the new social media platforms that have sprouted since …

​What NOT to do when decorating your small bedroom

It can be quite a mission to decorate a small bedroom. Add too many elements and you shrink the space; add too little, and it looks forgotten. We …

Supermarket basil is notoriously shortlived. But there are ways to make it last<p>A pot of supermarket basil is an almost universal starting point for timid first timers making an initial foray into horticulture. Coming as modestly priced, ready-grown plants on the shelves of the veg aisle, they seem …

Gardening

The 14 Best Workout and Exercise Apps for Lazy Girls

Easy fitness plans you can follow without even leaving your apartment.<p>Nothing kills your exercise motivation faster than a roomful of witnesses at the scene of your Not Nailing That Yoga Pose. But that's where workout apps for your smart phone (that you can use in the privacy of your home) come in. …

Exercise

Photo Friday: Read Up on Picking the Perfect Camera

Is buying a camera any less stressful than buying a car? There are dizzying numbers of options, buttons and knobs to consider. But unlike an automobile, most cameras look pretty similar from afar.<p>So forget looks: consider how you’ll actually use a camera. Whether you’re only taking photos of the …

Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free

A guided tour of this pernicious prison of the psyche, honest and assuring in its honesty.<p>Kierkegaard called anxiety “the dizziness of freedom” and believed that it serves to power rather than hinder creativity. For Darwin, it was a paralyzing lifelong struggle — he accomplished his breakthroughs …

Social Research

20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

Make your life easier with these genius tips.<p>Every space in your home—the floors, the shower, the blinds, you name it—is about to get so sparkly and fresh in no time at all.

40 Phoebe Buffay Fashion Moments You Forgot You Were Obsessed with on 'Friends'

Each paired with a kooky Phoebe quote!<p>She defined kooky as much as Rachel defined the '90s. Here, 40 eccentric looks, each paired with an eccentric quote. (<i>Note: Phoebe did not say the quote while wearing the outfit, at least not in most cases. Diehard fans: Stand down</i>.)

Die Hard

The 7 Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos That You, Yes You, Should Be Using

Please restock your shower immediately.<p>I know what you're thinking, and I already have the answers to all of your questions: 1. Yes, you actually do need a sulfate-free shampoo, 2. No, it's not a gimmick, and 3. Why yes, I <i>am</i> single and ready to mingle. What? Sorry.<p>Listen, sulfates are super-harsh …

Hair Care

Healthy Kale Recipes

Kale is loaded with nutrients, and these kale recipes give you plenty of options for incorporating it into your meal. Whether you're adding kale into a salad or just using it alone as a side, these recipes will give you options for even the pickiest eaters.<p><b>In Season:</b> Kale turns sweeter in cold …

The 7 Chicest One-Piece Swimsuits to Buy—Under $150

Sorry bikinis, but we're still on a major one-piece kick. The maillot took the swimwear world by storm last summer, making waves with sleek plunging …

10 Tea-Infused Products You Need In Your Beauty Routine

It seems like a new beauty craze crops up practically every day, but there’s a reason some have staying power. And in the case of tea as a beauty …

7 Daily Habits to Keep Your Brain Health, According to a Neuroscientist

Many physical and emotional problems can be solved with a healthy brain. Here are the best ways to take care of yours.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, healthy, and smart. Many believe that a healthy body will get you there. Dr. Daniel G. Amen says a healthy body is not enough. He advocates maintaining a …

How to Use Color in Your Home - Healthy Home

Big Accents<p><b>Used on:</b> Furnishings, bedding, curtains, trim<p><b>Best for:</b> Although bold colors can work for furnishings, keep in mind their permanence when …

Home Decorating

How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

Interior Design

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The Secret Language of Flowers

At <i>The Salonniere</i>, we adore flowers. The appeal goes far beyond their beauty and fragrance. Flowers are a historically significant part of human social interaction. In fact, the custom of giving flowers dates back to early civilization, and the earliest known depiction of a mixed arrangement is a …