Marilyn Dueck

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8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Organizing Your Living Room

5 Links to Read Before Organizing Your Kitchen

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master a cooking technique. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Prepare for the new season (and all the cooking that comes with it) with a freshly-organized kitchen.</i><p>With Labor Day officially behind us, we’re slowly starting …

Neat

Easy Decluttering Solutions from the Experts

Organize your home with these top tips.<p>Find out how to get rid of clutter in your home with these top organizing tips.

5 Ways to Declutter: Conquer Clutter Before It Conquers You

As many of us are probably feeling at the close of the January cure, there's something so refreshing about an empty, cleaned out space. Keeping …

The Shopping Bag Method for Staying Clutter-Free

My closet is a mess. I've gone on ignoring it long enough, but now my clothes problem is seeping into the bedroom pile by pile. It's time for an …

Our Secret Weapon for an Organized Home

We know it's early, but we're christening 2015 the year we get everything in its place, from the leaning tower of magazines to the carpet of kids' …

Design

Reducing Clutter in 2015: 3 Strategies to Adopt Now

The neat, healthy and clutter-free, home: such a lovely concept, such a hard one to actually achieve. Unfortunately, people and places come with …

Minimalism

The Rules of Kitchen Organization

<b>Store things where you use them.</b><br>Pots and pans are best kept near the range or cooktop; mixing bowls, near the countertop you use for food preparation; plates, glasses, and flatware, near the dishwasher.<p><b>Group like items together.</b><br>Store all bakeware in the same cupboard, all wooden spoons in the same …

Neat

Designing a Closet That Works for You

Make your closets work for, not against, you with these easy organization solutions.<p>Whether it's a lack of closet space or how the current closets are used, everyone wants to know how to maximize storage space. Here, ideas on how to configure your closets so they work for, not against, you.

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b><p>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

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Yale

6 Things That Kill Your Organizing Game

Does organizing bewilder you? These six sneaky mistakes might be the reason why.<p><b>1. Reading about organizing... but never actually doing it.</b><p>It's no secret we're big fans of Marie Kondo here at <i>House Beautiful</i> — but reading about organizing is <i>definitely</i> not the same as doing. Get inspired! But don't …

How To Organize Drawers for Every Room of the House!

How many junk drawers do you have in your house? Let us guess. There’s one in the kitchen. There’s one in the bathroom. There may be one in your …

Workstations

New study: Cats prefer classical music

March 31, 2015 by norman lebrecht<p>The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, an essential part of our weekend reading, reports a major breakthrough …

Good Sleep in Middle Age Can Improve Cognition

A new study finds that when middle-aged or older people receive six to nine hours of sleep they think better than those sleeping fewer or more …

Middle Age

Sorry, Pet Lovers, But It's Time To Stop Sharing The Bed

MINNEAPOLIS -- Sorry, pet lovers: Sharing a bed with a furry friend is officially bad for your sleep.<p>Among pet owners who slept with their four-legged companions, 30 percent reported waking up because of their pets at least once a night, according to new research. Of those pet owners who shared a …

How to Sleep Better, Together

One of the biggest complaints you will hear from people during the day is how tired they are. While lack of sleep can have many causes, sharing a bed with a partner is linked to a decreased ability to sleep well. But for many, sharing a bed is a sacred part of the partnership. Mikel Theobald …

These Adorable Kids Describing Their Dreams Will Make You Want To Get More Sleep

Dreaming is one of the great mysteries of sleep, but a few 7 and 8 year olds sound like they have it figured out.<p>As part of its ongoing Sleep Project, which is encouraging people to find out how well they actually sleep, New York Public Radio station WNYC interviewed a group of first, second and …

Get More Energy: The Best Supplements to Fight Fatigue

Being fatigued sucks. You stumble through the day, your brain slow, your body aching; you’re tired, you’re groggy, and everything feels awful. …

Wellness

10 Surprising Signs You're Sleep-Deprived

<i>By Rachel Grumman Bender for YouBeauty.com</i><p>You may boast that you're already asleep before your head even hits the pillow, but if you're conking out that quickly, here's your wake-up call: That's a clear sign of sleep deprivation. And that's just one of the warning signs that you need to get more …

People who sleep well say they get exercise, unwind before bed and adopt a routine

How do you get a good night’s rest? Consumer Reports posed that question to 8,900 people who reported having few sleep difficulties (or none at all) in the previous 30 days. Here’s what it found: Good sleepers are more likely than others to exercise during the day, go to bed and wake up at a set …

This British Airways Blanket Measures Your In-Flight Happiness

Well this is...innovative.<p>British Airways has come up with a unique way to judge the satisfaction of its customers -- the "happiness blanket."<p>It's not just any blanket, of course, as its designed to determine the "meditative state" of premium cabin flyers, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.<p>The blanket …

Why We Sleep Together

A long time ago, beds were expensive—but there's more to it than that.<p>With a guest in town occupying the second bedroom of our Manhattan apartment, my three-year-old son, a notorious sideways sleeper, bunked with my pregnant wife and me. Too many snores and little feet in the back of my neck, I …

What Your Dreams Can Reveal About Your Health

<b>SPECIAL FROM</b> <i>Grandparents.com</i><p><i>Your plane is going down; someone is stalking you but you can’t make your legs move; your house is on fire and there’s no way out. GAAAAAHHH! Nightmares are often the result of normal things like garden-variety stress — or they could be a signal of a physical health</i> …

Why Seven Hours of Sleep Might Be Better Than Eight

Sleep experts close in on the optimal night's sleep<p>How much sleep do you really need?<p>Experts generally recommend seven to nine hours a night for healthy adults. Sleep scientists say new guidelines are needed to take into account an abundance of recent research in the field and to reflect that …

Sleep

7 Things Sleep Experts Wish You Would Stop Saying About Getting Your Zzs

Despite being the third pillar of health -- along with nutrition and exercise -- sleep is still too often maligned as a weakness. Too many of us still operate as if we will sleep when we're dead or participate in sleep deprivation one-upmanship.<p>But the experts in the realm of sleep know that …

The Way You Handle Stress Could Be Keeping You Up At Night

In news that will not surprise those who struggle to sleep through the night, a new study confirms that ongoing stress — and the way we perceive and react to it — could have an effect on a common sleep disorder.<p>Publishing in the journal SLEEP, researchers from Henry Ford Hospital found an …