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12 Common Home Repairs That YOU Can Do

Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro.<p>Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro. In her new book, <i>DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It-Yourself Projects</i>, Sarah Berry provides a step-by-step home improvement guide so you can do it on your own. We've rounded up 12 solutions to your most common household …

WHY YOU SHOULD STOP WORKING HARDER AND HOW TO START WORKING SMARTER. - Live Limitless

Here’s the standard formula for achievement in anything you do; lets actually call it the “normal formula.”<p>Work Harder = More Success = More Happiness<p>…

5 Ways Positive Thinking Can Transform Your Health

Our emotional world has a remarkable power to determine not only our mental health, but also how our physical well-being.<p>"Positive characteristics, such as optimism, vitality, meaning, and subjective life satisfaction are immensely important in their own right," psychologist Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman …

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

What To Buy If Greece Exits The Euro Zone

Earlier last month, we discussed why the chance of a long-term solution to keep Greece in the Euro Zone was slim, due to three reasons:<p>1) Currency unions such as the European Monetary Union can only work in the long-run if wealthier states directly subsidize poorer states with no strings attached. …

The Best Colors for Every Room

Your front door, hallway, kitchen, and more!<p>Our experts help you determine what colors are best for your front door, hallways, small rooms, and more.

Home Decorating

6 Mind Hacks That Keep Stress In Check (Really!)

"Stress is our perception of what's happening outside of us and the power we give it," says Lauren E. Miller, author and stress expert.<p>If you can adopt Miller's definition of the phenomenon as your own, you may find it possible to reframe your perception of stressful situations and, inevitably, …

Shining Armor, Huge Snakes, and Sparkling Jewels: The Year in Vanity Fair Photography

The beauty of photography is its ability to encapsulate an instant—and in 2014, Vanity Fair captured magnetic, glamorous, moments from Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Deneuve, Neil Patrick Harris, among so many others. We narrowed down the year’s most memorable and …

Rob Sheffield’s Top 20 Albums of 2014

<b>1. Parquet Courts,</b> <i>Sunbathing Animal</i><br>Too many excellent albums this year for a mere Top 10 — 2014 was the kind of music year where I’d wake up in the …

Rock & Roll

Flashback: Watch Willie Nelson and Stephen Colbert’s ‘Little Dealer Boy’

Leave it to Willie Nelson — whose reddish-white hair, jolly disposition and fondness for green foliage sort of makes him the Stoner Santa Claus — to …

Willie Nelson

Ferguson Protesters Outfitted In Orange Jumpsuits And Jailed With High Bail (UPDATE)

ST. ANN, Mo. -- More than a dozen people arrested during protests outside the Ferguson Police Department early Friday were outfitted with orange prison jumpsuits, slapped with high bail and locked behind bars for hours longer than most others arrested in earlier demonstrations against the police …

Types and usage of the bookcase

The presence of a bookcase at home indicates that you are a well-educated family. However, the bookcase has different usages in our modern life other …

Living Rooms

Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose: The Science of What Motivates Us, Animated

The question of how to avoid meaningless labor and instead find fulfilling work brimming with a sense of purpose is an enduring but, for many, elusive cultural ideal. <b>Daniel Pink</b> tackles the conundrum in this wonderful animation by the RSA — who have previously sketch-noted such fascinating pieces …

Meditation and Running

My husband has been training for the marathon, and I gladly sent him off into the woods, sitting down in front of my computer instead. After three …

5 Ways Sleeping Naked Can Benefit You

It appears that sleeping naked is not only sexy, but is also beneficial for one’s health. Here are five surprising (and scientifically confirmed) …

The Perfect Sleeping Positions to Fix Common Body Problems

Many people don’t realize how important getting a good nights sleep is. And it’s not just about the amount of sleep, but the quality of sleep as …

Dear New Photographer…

Dear New Photographer,<p>I’m writing this post because I was up late last night on a Facebook forum, reading close to 200 comments about new …

Paris womenswear fashion week: 10 key shows – in pictures

As Paris fashion week comes to a close the Observer fashion team round up the top 10 collections, from Nicolas Ghesquiere’s out-of-this-world experience at Louis Vuitton, and Dries Van Noten’s ode to both the Pre-Raphaelites and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to Lanvin’s 125th birthday …

Eyewitness: Italy

First published on Thu 2 Oct 2014 05.53 EDT

Pictures of the Week 10.2.14

Pictures of the day: 2 October 2014 - Telegraph