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Tales From the Millennials' Sexual Revolution

By the end of their dinner at a small Italian restaurant in New York’s West Village, Leah is getting antsy to part ways with her boyfriend Ryan, so …

Relationships

Painting 101: Paint Finishes and Trim

Here is part two of the Painting 101 series I’m doing as we begin to work on our daughters room makeover. You can find part one here.<p>There’s a lot of …

Home Improvement

12 health benefits of apple cider vinegar

From soothing sore throats and upset stomachs to fighting hiccups and diabetes, behold the benefits of apple cider vinegar.<p>Legend has is that …

How to Handle Anxiety in a Moment's Notice (Without Doughnuts)

<i>Photo Credit: Patternity: Sesame Seed Topping | Broma Bakery</i><p>When you feel overwhelmed emotionally, mentally or even energetically, don't fret. Know that it is all energy and can easily be dissipated.<p>The thing about energy is it can not be created or destroyed; it can be changed. Overwhelm is an …

DIY Storage Ottoman

The most satisfying DIY projects are those that serve not just a practical purpose, but an aesthetic one as well. Here’s a DIY storage ottoman– or …

Eight Essential Oils for Health and Wellness

Shares 1.5K<p>When it comes to treating minor ailments, nothing seems to beat the effectiveness of essential oils. I say this not as a healthcare …

8 Tips for Achieving a Frugal Lifestyle

Shares 1.2K<p>Without overtly saying so, a typical theme at Backdoor Survival is saving money. Whether it is making your own household products, finding …

Arm Knitting Revisited

Since I last wrote about arm knitting it seems like it’s become an even bigger craze. Vickie Howell got kind of obsessed and has figured out how to …

Yarn

How To Distress Wood (Video & Photos)

Here’s the more detailed scoop on how we got our pristine store-bought whitewood from Home Depot to look worn and aged on our completed console. This …

DIY: Friendship Bracelet chevron rug

You know how friendship bracelets are totally back? Well, I can’t quite bring myself to get into it after 15 years but I love the bright colors, the …

diy project: erik’s recycled wine bottle torch

this clever outdoor diy idea comes from erik anderson of gerardot & co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. erik was kind enough …

Try This: Fabric Lined Built-In Shelves

You know those projects that you keep meaning to do, but they end up staying on the to-do list for a near eternity? This project was just that for …

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

Waxing