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This Book Will Take Over Your Life: 'Before I Fall' by Lauren Oliver

Are you in the mood to read a book that will take over your life, make you sob uncontrollably and occupy your thoughts for the next week? If so, do I …

Books

Why You Should Do Absolutely Nothing This Memorial Day

Michael Ray Smith and his wife, Barbara Jean, are exceedingly pleased about what they are not going to do on their coming vacation: travel or sightsee; visit museums; go to plays, movies, or amusement parks; window-shop; gamble. The list goes on: They will not visit family or friends, play cards, …

Five Makeover Ideas For Your Patio Area

After the first flush of spring, many garden patios are in need of a bit of attention before the summer is in full swing. Oftentimes, the grout …

Landscaping

10 Happy Bedrooms

13 Gray Bedrooms You'll Want to Steal for Your Own Home

Meet the it-neutral of the season.<p>From silvery shades to cooler blue tones, this hue is a go-to color for designers. And since it also has a calming effect, it's the ideal hue for a serene sleeping space. Take a look at these gorgeous bedrooms and feel free to copy.

Interior Design

6 Supercharged Kitchen Innovations

Not your average appliances.<p>From a refrigerator that dispenses seltzer to a dishwasher that connects to Wi-Fi, these new appliances and kitchen trends deliver more than hot water in 2013.

10 Unique Ways to Decorate with Mirrors

Tips from Kay Douglass, Steven Sclaroff, and more designers.<p>No matter where you put one, mirrors are an easy way to reflect light, make a space look bigger, and open up a room. Here are 10 decorating ideas for using them in your house.

Interior Design

5 Ways To Make Time For Yourself Without Feeling Guilty About It | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“</b><i>All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”- English proverb</i><p>It just drains all of life’s enjoyment.<p>You just want to relax and watch a good movie but …

Stop Avoiding It - Why Conflict Is Good For You | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril. When you are ignorant of the enemy, but know yourself, your</i> …

5 Steps to Detoxify Your Inner Self | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever felt like you were bloated with all the negative thoughts that you have created for yourself? Have you ever been under deep pressure …

3 Ways to Harness the Power of Affirmations | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When I first started using affirmations I didn’t really know what I was doing. I figured that if I said a statement enough times, I’d start to …

The Lazy Person's Guide To Not Being Lazy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you feel dead tired after work? Can’t wait to sit down in that comfortable sofa of yours? Basically, you feel lazy, right?<p>You see, what I have …

Food: Recipes, Cooking Tips, Celebrity Chef Ideas & Food News

Take your derby day party to the next level with these Southern-inspired cocktails.<p>Hey procrastinators: Mother's Day is in less than two weeks, so …

Food: Recipes, Cooking Tips, Celebrity Chef Ideas & Food News

Craving some broccoli cheddar soup? Now you barely have to leave your bed.<p>Whether you like it raw, roasted or steamed, cauliflower rice is a …

10 bachelorette party games for the best bash ever

Bachelorette party games are the perfect way to liven up a girls' night out. Whether it’s a scavenger hunt that gets a little scandalous or a groom …

Weddings

Food: Recipes, Cooking Tips, Celebrity Chef Ideas & Food News

Bloat is a buildup of gas in the abdomen, usually caused by digestion or swallowed air. Here...<p>Take your derby day party to the next level with these …

Take it outside: How to set up a chic outdoor bar

Whether you have a small postage-sized patio, expansive deck, or rolling lawn, setting up a stylish outdoor bar is easier than you think. First, take …

Decorating Ideas, Home Improvement, Cleaning & Organization Tips

Do you have a home repair question? Ask it here.<p>From ginkgo trees to personalized Connect Four, these wedding gifts will make any couple …

Bridal showers: Top 7 gift etiquette questions—answered!

Traditionally, bridal showers are about preparing the bride-to-be for her new life as a wife. Here, friends and family join together to equip her …

Weddings

15 Key Resources for Women’s Health

Ladies: It’s time to show your body (and mind) some love. May 12 to 18 is the 14th annual National Women’s Health Week (NWHW). <b>This year’s theme,</b> …

15 Sneaky Duct Tape Hacks for Better Health

There’s no doubt about it: Duct tape has adhered itself to American hearts. Invented to help the war effort during World War II, duct tape originally …

31 Healthy Snacks for Fruit Lovers

We all know fruit’s one of those healthy food groups. But that doesn’t mean we can only eat it au natural! Here are 31 fruit-filled snacks to make …

5 Things That’ll Make You Happy From Around the Web

Sometimes all it takes is a change in mindset — no matter how small — to turn a crappy day into a good one. To help you shift into a happier gear, …

10 Unexpected Ways to Meditate Every Day

Ready to get Zen? Meditation can do <i>way</i> more than people think—and it’s not just for hippies. Practicing meditation regularly has legitimate health …

How (and Why) Families Affect Childhood Obesity

Healthy eating begins at home — or at least, that’s what every government leaflet and health class presentation has told us. In reality, raising …

22 Unexpected Recipes You Can Make on The Grill

If it's a barbecue you're after, there's nothing better than cooking up a feast on the grill. Practically anything can cook over a flame, yet many …

Recipes

Always Overeating? Food Can Be Just as Addictive as Drugs

Remember Lay’s Potato Chips’ classic slogan “Bet you can’t have just one” and Pringles’ “Once you pop, you can’t stop”? They’re fun, sure, but for …

How-To: Real Flower Necklace

Make your own beautiful, wearable spray rose jewelry with this flower necklace tutorial from The Green Dandelion!<p>So pretty!<p>Head on over to The Green Dandelion to see the full how-to.<p>[Via CraftGawker]

How To Feng Shui Your Bedroom

01 of 09<p>Steps To A Good Feng Shui Bedroom<p>A good feng shui bedroom is a bedroom that promotes a harmonious flow of nourishing, vibrant and sensual …

Home Decorating