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5 Surprising and Easy Painting Ideas to Add Color to Your Home

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Home Improvement

This One Tip Will Keep Your Clothes From Wrinkling When Traveling

For some of us, packing is the worst part of a vacation. The outfit planning, the inevitable outfit <i>narrowing down</i>, the game of tetris you end up …

Cleaning

Can Fasting Help You Lose Weight? These 10 Photos Are Proof That It Worked For Me

You've heard so much about the reasons to try intermittent fasting (IF), but will it really help you lose weight? Is it worth it? Check out these progress photos that show how different variations of IF helped me lose belly fat, get leaner, more defined muscles, and help me feel more confident and …

Fitness

How to Get Your Feet Beach-Ready

Fix up your dogs before you put on those sandals.<p>Of the billions of people condemned by a higher power to walk Earth, maybe ten have borne unholy witness to my naked feet, which are gross. This group is limited to immediate family members, individuals with whom I have shared a bed for platonic or …

Coats

OJT creates compact "starter home" for skinny site in New Orleans

Architecture firm Office of Jonathan Tate has designed a tall, narrow dwelling in Louisiana that offers a new approach towards entry-level homes in …

Architecture

An updated Scandinavian summer cottage weaves Japanese influences throughout

There are few better places to spend a Scandinavian summer than in a breezy cottage by the water. One stellar example is the Summer House completed …

Architecture

Upgrade Your Camping Kit with This Wildly Affordable Sleeping Pad

While many campers still favor closed-cell foam, air pads are the new standard in lightweight comfort when it comes to camping. No, they’re not …

Camping

Midcentury, Scandinavian-inspired Canadian chalet gets a spectacular renovation

An aging chalet in Canada that was facing demolition has been completely turned around thanks to a stunning renovation led by Montreal-based design …

Architecture

Aketuri Architektai use grey tones to create contemporary family apartment in Vilnius

Lithuanian practice Aketuri Architektai has paired pale grey interiors with dark timber joinery for this family apartment in Vilnius.<p>The apartment, …

Architecture

EB18: Mountain Bike Trends – Adjustable geometry & suspension; Aggressive XC

For many riders, the modern 120mm trail bike is a great blend of XC efficiency, speed and aggressive capability. Which is why many XC bikes are …

Cross Country Running

How to apply for a job in a different field when you have no experience

You're poking around while job searching and there it is: the dream position.<p>But, before you can get too excited, you see the requirements. At first glance, based on your degree or work experience, this role looks out of reach. Before you give up, though, know that's not always the end of the story.<p>…

Employment

17 The Most Genius and Cheap Life Hacks for Cleaning with Natural Materials

It is time again for one amazing and inspirational post. Today it is about cleaning hacks but with some natural materials. Sometimes you don’t need …

Cleaning

Derelict property transformed into a vibrant, sunny hostel in Portugal

When design firms Aurora Arquitectos and Furo were asked to transform an old building in the Portuguese coastal resort town of Cascais into a hip …

Architecture

30 Awesome DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of

Do you know what’s great about DIY projects? Everything. When you make items yourself, you can choose projects that suit your tastes, create them in …

Crafting

How to keep your gut happy when crossing time zones

In the hours leading up to a long flight, most people inevitably start freaking out over when to eat. (Being stranded mid-flight with only a tiny bag …

Wellness

This is what you should do on your first day back from vacation

By taking a different approach to your return to the office, you can actually transform your productivity for the rest of the year.<p>The first day back from vacation can feel overwhelming. You’re likely getting caught up on what you missed, tackling an overflowing inbox, and adapting from vacation …

Time Management

25 Creative Life Hacks You’d Never Think Of In A Million Years

Most of the time we forget to think outside of the box. We grow so accustomed to the way things work, we don’t even think twice about doing something …

Cool Stuff

We’ve found the perfect shirt for your next business trip

Your flight landed mere hours ago. Your Uber driver changed your pick-up point three, maybe even four times. The hotel had an issue with your …

Men's Fashion

Baked Lemon Herb Parmesan Crusted Salmon Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. I may earn a small commission from purchases made through them, at no additional cost to you, which helps keep …

Seafood

The Iceland Expedition That Went Terribly Wrong

Photo: Taylor Rees<p>Adventure filmmakers Taylor Rees and Renan Ozturk thought it would be a mellow working vacation: they’d capture footage of four young Brits as they traversed 250 miles of Iceland’s fissured terrain, starting in December. Aspiring explorers Charlie Smith, Stefan Rijnbeek, Angus …

Mountaineering

The mistake that almost got me fired but transformed my career

It’s important to stick up for yourself and make your voice heard. But it’s just as crucial to know when there are other, better options.<p>In my early career I thought I was pretty smart. One time my boss made a decision I didn’t agree with, and I picked it apart, thinking I knew better than they …

Leadership

This Kitchen Took Five Weeks, and A Whole Lot of IKEA

This kitchen had a somewhat odd configuration—water heater and washing machine, but not a dryer?—and two of our readers were plumb sick of it. In …

Washing Machines

Proof That Kitchen Contractors Do IKEA Hacks Better Than Us

When professional kitchen renovators get into the IKEA hacking game, the results are pretty spectacular. Combine NW Homeworks' knowledge and …

Countertops

This One Thing Will Make Your Small Bedroom Feel Bigger

By New York City standards, my bedroom is huge, which basically means it's the size of a walk-in closet in the Midwest. But I'm a card-carrying …

Small Spaces

This Pattern-Perfect Home Captures the Essence of Summer

Interior designer Abbie Naber's California home takes indoor-outdoor living to the next level.<p>There are cool dining rooms, and then… there’s Abbie …

naber

How to get a job that you’re overqualified for

It can be hard for a hiring manager to see an overqualified candidate as ambitious. So if you want to change direction, here’s what you need to do.<p>Remember back when you were a new grad and applying for every job mentioning your degree, only to be told you didn’t have enough experience? Now, you’ve …

Employment

So long, jet lag: Delta just partnered with Equinox to banish the travel buzzkill

When you picture your ideal vacay (exploring far-flung destinations, tasting local delicacies, and joining the local fitness scene), your vision …

Jet Lag

Blue Blazers - How To Wear The Most Versatile Men's Fashion Item

Let's talk timelessness. Right up there at the top of the list, alongside dark-washed denim and a great leather jacket, is the blazer. But have you …

Men's Fashion

How To Iron A Shirt For A Perfectly Crisp Result

Ah, the good old days – when you could throw your dress shirt in a crumpled heap on the floor and your mother would iron it back to perfection. Or …

Sewing

Art-Hanging Mistakes This Expert Sees Over & Over Again

Art can basically make or break a room. But how that art is displayed can be even more important than which art you choose. I've shared some common …

Framing