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40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Home Improvement

The 5 Biggest Moving Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Whether you’re upgrading to your dream home in the suburbs or relocating to a chic loft in the city, moving is a pretty big deal. You’re leaving …

7 Things You Should Never Get Rid Of

It’s always a good idea to cut clutter whenever you can, but if you get rid of these items you’ll regret it for sure!<p>Photographs<p>Although you may want …

Moving hacks that will help you stay sane when packing up your home

There’s so much stress when you are moving that sometimes you might actually block out the very simple fact that you’re going to have to pack up …

Essential Rules for Living Life As a Writer

Living the Writing Life - Essential Rules for Authors<p>Updated February 26, 2017<p>How do you live the writer's life?<p>Over the years, this Book Publishing …

The Small Task That Makes Your Bathroom Instantly Organized

No matter how often I "clean" my bathroom, it always <i>feels</i> like there's a mess hiding in the shadows. An undercurrent of disorganization. A collection …

Everything Must Go

Economic growth will destroy everything. There’s no way of greening it – we need a new system.By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 22nd …

Sustainability

8 Dresses That Will Never Go Out Of Style

When it comes to building the perfect capsule wardrobe, every piece needs to be well thought out and have a purpose. You can’t go buying the newest, …

Clothing

Kristen Bell Organized a Closet With Marie Kondo—And It Was Hilarious

If you haven't already started watching Kristen Bell's hilarious new web series <i>Momsplaining</i> on Ellen DeGeneres's YouTube channel, you're going to …

15 Essential Dress Shoes That Will Make You Look Like a Million Bucks

While spending your shoe budget on anything other than killer sneakers can feel like a tall order in 2018, having a solid arsenal of dress shoes at the ready for your spiffier moments is key. Because nothing can brick a nice outfit like a pair of outdated or just ill-chosen lace-ups and, by the …

The 1 Shampoo That Has Literally Ruined Me For All Others

I don't believe in a monogamous relationship between a woman and her shampoo. In fact, I'd classify myself as a serial shampoo dater. (And as a side note, if you don't have a half-full conditioner bottle to every empty shampoo bottle, then who even are you?!) But this is what they've always said, …

Hair

5 Formulas To Write 500 Words A Day

In November 2016, I embarked on a goal to write five hundred words per day, forever. No time limit. I learned a hard truth. Sitting down in front of …

Creative Writing

These Haircuts Are Going to Take Over Salons in 2018

Beat the crowd to these trendy styles.<p>Ringing in the New Year always brings along fresh starts and new beginnings of all sorts. Our resolutions—made …

Think Like a Creative Director: How to Keep Your Home Clutter-Free

As a creative director, Matthew Axe distills an idea, a product, or an entire story even, into a design that captures its essence. Starting with a …

Paperless Office

7 Tricks That Make French Women Look So...French

We say, fake it till you make it!<p>Two of our favorite French-inspired brands, Clé de Peau and La Ligne, had a brain meld for an adorable, stripy …

France

Yasmin le Bon says the menopause has affected her memory - she's not the only one

As a GP with a particular interest in the menopause, I am constantly saddened with my patient telling me stories about how the menopause affects their quality of life. Women I talk to are generally not coming to my menopause clinic complaining mainly about their hot flushes or night sweats; it is …

Women's Health

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

Studies suggest the Y chromosome is on its way out, so what does that mean for the future of the human race?<p>The Y chromosome may be a symbol of …

The 48 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

These shows will help you hack your brain, invest wisely and find inspiration and motivation in unexpected places.<p>Running a business is daunting, and many entrepreneurs find themselves seeking mentors -- or better yet, wishing they had an experienced friend to dish all of their secrets. For those …

Expert Advice: How to Become a Minimalist, by the Author of “Goodbye, Things”

Minimalism has lots of rules: Do this, don’t do that; keep this, throw everything else out. Which is why we were happy to come across <i>Goodbye, Things:</i> …

Minimalism

'Goodbye, Things', on Japanese Minimalism, Requires a Certain Maximalist Means

Sasaki's simplify-your-life minimalism plan requires a certain amount of disposable income to achieve.One thing right off the bat: It's difficult to …

Noro Crochet Slippers PDF

Make Noro's Crocheted Slippers and add pizzazz to your feet! These striped beauties are crocheted using Noro Kureyon, with plenty of colorful choices …

Yarn

Fix Your Stiff Joints with These 5-Minute Routines

If you’ve ever heard the saying “discipline equals freedom,” you won’t find a better example of that than when it comes to your joints. The more …

Tutorial: Sew a convertible travel wrap

Melissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews shows how you can sew a convertible travel wrap. It can be worn multiple ways so you can get many …

How to give your life a minimalist makeover—even if you love *things*

The simple life looks a lot different today than the one Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie led a decade ago. Yes, it still involves overalls, but that’s …

I Can't Keep My House Clean, What's Wrong With Me?

We all have different standards of how we wish to maintain our homes. But sometimes, no matter how good our intentions and how hard we try, we just …

How to Reapply Sunscreen Without Ruining Your Makeup

There's two categories of sunscreen wearers: those of us who never forget to apply and reapply SPF everyday, and rest of us who know how essential it …

7 Online Beauty Retailers You Didn’t Know Existed

Birchbox<p>What started as online monthly beauty subscription service is now a full-fledged online outlet. Pro tip: Be sure to check out the Birchbox …

Calling All Brides: This Is How to Get Rid of Spots Fast

Sometimes it feels as though your complexion has a direct line to your social calendar, because sure enough, as soon as you have a big day planned—or …

Skin Care

I Cut My Food Budget By 80% For 30 Days. Here's What I Learned

Image Credit: Pixabay<p>I am on a mission. A mission to free myself from over consumption. A mission to simplify my life.<p><i>A mission to put my happiness</i> …

Minimalist Travel

When you imagine a traveling minimalist, perhaps the first picture that comes to mind is a mustached, plaid-wearing hipster carrying their entire …