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The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

<b>Use Red Plates</b><br>Yep, you read that correctly: Your health could be determined by the color of your dinnerware. Gotta love science! Seriously, though: A study from <i>Appetite</i> found that people who eat off of red plates tend to eat less than those who eat off of red and blue. The researchers say that …

6 Ways To Supercharge Your Search Engine Rankings In 2015

As we approach new digital marketing campaigns for 2015, let’s review the best practices as defined by the leading search engines to help your local business rank within the search results.<p>There are many different localized organic factors which effect ranking, they can be broken down into the …

SEO

How To Make a Room Diffuser

Scents play a pretty significant role in my home, and I'm always searching for the perfect combo of comfort, cleanliness, and freshness. Creating …

Essential Oils

The Crazy-Basic—But Super-Effective—Exercise You MUST Try Now

It’s the perfect move for the winter months!<p>Beth Bischoff<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Dumbbell Skier Swing:</b> This exercise is …

10 Tools To Give Your Instagram Campaign a Boost | SEJ

Did you hear the big news? Instagram recently unveiled several new features that are making its users all giddy.<p>For those uninitiated, Instagram …

Best Lower Abs Exercises To Burn Belly Fat

This article is your request for simple exercises to burn belly fat. There are 3 steps you will need to incorporate: 1. Your food intake place a …

Smartphone Apps for the Great Outdoors

Our picks for the top 9 hiking, camping and backpacking apps.<p>Article By: Michelle Goodman<p>Using your smartphone to work up a sweat in the woods may …

3 Easy Marketing Tasks That Will Boost Customer Retention

Ever have those days when social media ends up at the bottom of your to-do list? We’ve all been there. Here are three easy to implement social media …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

How to Write Brand Stories that Build Emotional Connections

Stories matter in life and in marketing. The reason is simple. Great stories make people <i>feel</i> something, and those emotions create powerful connections between the audience, the characters within the stories and the storyteller.<p>Stories are the perfect catalyst to building brand loyalty and brand …

4 Standing Moves for a Super-Flat Stomach

Pooch, be gone.<p>You can get a stronger center without unfurling an exercise mat. In fact, the standing abdominals routine below hits all of the muscles that make up your core, from your abs to your hips, your pelvis to your lower back.<p>Check out the four exercises in our handy video and pin-able …

15 Flower Hacks To Make Your Home More Beautiful

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, floral tips and tricks to easily decorate your home.<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let Cosmopolitan.com in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house/apartment/dorm room with beautiful flowers …

Why You Should Look at the Bottom of Your Running Shoes Right This Second

I was told to show up in a pair of shoes I'd been running in for a while. The first thing Diano did when I arrived was look at the bottom of my kicks. “Similar to a palm reading, a lot can be gleaned from a ‘wear reading’ of the bottom of a pair of old running shoes,” he says.<p>Take a look at these …

Watch Jamie Oliver Piss Off Taylor Swift With His 'Bake It Off' Parody

Here's an admittedly fun video in which wannabe pop princess <b>Taylor Swift</b> throws some major eye-rolling at the direction of world-saving/sometimes naked chef <b>Jamie Oliver</b>. The set-up: Swift puts her fake bitchface on, alternately calling Oliver by the incorrect names "Jimmy" and "Jeremy" and …

On some days, your typical cabinet of beauty products just won’t do the trick

On some days, your typical cabinet of beauty products just won’t do the trick. Sometimes, a lady needs opulence. That’s where Peter Thomas Roth’s 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask comes in. Made from real gold, this new face mask is for those who want a skin-care routine that’s more bling than basic. Below, I recount my experience with the first beauty product that made me feel like a queen. KELLEY HOFFMAN<p>Last week, a pot of gold appeared on my desk. Even though no rainbows or leprechauns …

X-RAY: URBAN DECAY VICE3 PALETTE

<b>X-RAY: URBAN DECAY VICE3 PALETTE</b><p>A look at the latest installment of these insanely popular eye shadows.<p>It’s baaaaaaaaaaack! The limited-edition Urban Decay Vice3 Palette is hitting (and almost immediately flying off of) Sephora shelves near you. As with every Vice palette, this one features 20 exclusive, never-before-seen shades that are all—obviously—vibrant and oh-so necessary for your beauty arsenal. They’d make a great gift for you early holiday shoppers…but, like, why would you give it …

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5 Things to Understand About How Coffee Is Roasted

If you just grab your beans and go, most likely you don't have a relationship with the roasting process of your coffee. But nowadays it's not so odd …

Coffee

18 Apps That Every Modern Lady Should Have On Her Phone

That means they need some help organizing and simplifying their daily lives.<p>So Business Insider decided to come up with a list of apps that will give a modern lady a hand or two.<p>These apps cover everything from planning a night out to tracking your sleep. You can learn new skills, cook a meal, and …

19 Apps We Can't Live Without

Here at Business Insider, we use apps every day, whether for getting our work done, staying up-to-date on the news, or making the most of our precious downtime.<p>We've rounded up some of our favorites here.

Apps

Why You Shouldn't Neglect Your Guest Bathroom

A bathroom that positively glows.<p>Impress your guests with a stunning look. This compact guest bath in Coronado, California, designed by Amy Meier positively glows, thanks to its rich mix of materials and textures.

Paint Outside the Box: 10 Unconventional Ways to Paint Your Rooms

Summer is a time for vacations, and also for projects. Maybe you're thinking about painting, but want to do something a little out of the ordinary. …

Painting

Creating a Home: 15 Ideas for Making & Displaying Art

As a renter, you may think of your space as a temporary one and not consider putting much art up, but filling your space with art will make a huge …

Tutorials

House Tour: A Traditional Style New York City Rental

<b>Name:</b> Madelyn Baker <b><br>Location:</b> New York City <b><br>Size:</b> 900 square feet <b><br>Years Lived In:</b> 25 years, rented<p>As a Stylist for Calypso St.Barth, Madelyn Baker's …

New York City

Supporting Small Makers for Big Purchases: 10 Etsy Furniture Shops

A side table by Dallas-based Hurd & Honey<p>My husband and I are shopping for a new console for our TV, and I've spent several days poking around Etsy …

Furniture

Love Your Rental: Tips & Inspiration

(Image credit: Tara Bellucci)<p>Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2013 roundup! From December 21 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite …

DIY

Gardening Without a Garden: 10 Ideas for Your Patio or Balcony

Few things are more satisfying than growing your own food. Few things are more frustrating than being a garden lover trapped in a teeny-tiny …

Gardening

Great Ways to Finally Get the Photos Off of Your Phone

How many photos do you keep on your smartphone? Tens? Hundreds? People are increasingly carrying around their whole life in photographs on their …

Apps

The Power of One: 10 Beautiful Monochromatic Rooms

Of course we're huge fans of mixing colors here at Apartment Therapy — we've never been afraid of unusual combinations. But while pairing colors you …

Shades of Grey

How to Deal with the Highly Defensive People in Your Life