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These 11 strategies will beat procrastination once and for all

In today’s world of smartphones, Twitter and always-on internet, it’s becoming harder and harder to sit down and actually concentrate.<p>So how do you …

6 Things You’ll Have to Give Up if You Want to Lose Weight FOR GOOD

Remember: It’s a marathon, not a sprint.<p>Juice fasting, low-carb, Paleo, the Master Cleanse—if you’re someone who struggles with her weight, you might always be looking for the hot new diet that will magically make it all easier. Sorry to break it to you, but staying slim and healthy is usually …

Eight Things You Can Discard to Downsize Your Life

How much stuff do we really need to lead a normal life? Not as much as you might think. In 2009 I moved into a 200-square-foot cottage. The rent and …

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How to Trick Yourself into Becoming a Morning Person

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The early bird apparently does get the worm. Christoph Randler, a biology professor at the University of Education in Heidelberg, Germany, found that morning people are often more successful than evening people because, as a group, they …

Hung Up

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread. (aka, an embarrassingly easy summer snack.)<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 5, 2014 101<p>Today’s dish is really just a math lesson.<p>How …

Playroom Progress: Great Crate Book Storage

Wahoo! We checked another task of the playroom checklist! It's getting closer and closer to being called donzo! Well, as done as any room ever is... …

DIY Copper Dipped Vases

I was stoked to find these vases and the tray at Ross for a whopping total of $5, but that was almost a year ago, and they’ve been hidden in a drawer …

DIY Jewelry Tray Using Old Scarves | Hello Glow

Every January I get the urge to purge my drawers and detox my closet. It’s the best time to get practical about the stuff you never wear instead of …

Crafting

"hidden storage" books

We have a lot of books - many of which we haven't read. We collected a lot of pretty hard cover books for the wedding (we used them with our center …

One Month to Better, Simpler Living: 30 Small Changes to Make

We're told not to "sweat the small stuff," but sometimes the small stuff adds up and prevents us from being happy. You can drastically — and simply — …

5 Friends Nobody Needs and How to Manage Them (If You Must)

We've all got <b>that</b> friend. The person who no matter the situation will always find a way to turn it around to be about them instead of you.<p>The symptoms manifest themselves differently, but the common denominator is self-absorption. Sadly, family members are also guilty.<p>We also all have our days, …

12 Creative Reading Spaces for Kids

01 of 13<p>Want to encourage an early love of reading? These fun and imaginative reading nooks are practically guaranteed to put little noses in …

Storage Ideas

The 10 Easiest Pasta Meals Ever

Make any of these tasty (and healthy!) pasta recipes in less than 30 minutes!

The 9 Best Sex Positions That Practically Guarantee an Orgasm

You're going to want to bookmark this page<p>Any athlete can tell you that the proper form is crucial to performance. Slightly changing up your technique can mean shaving a few seconds off of your race time or scoring a few extra points. Sex is no different: Picking the right sex position can mean the …

5 Super-Intimate Sex Moves

Because the closer you two are, the hotter—and better—your orgasm will be<p>There are a lot of things that can bring you and your S.O. closer together: apps designed specifically for couples, vacations for two, candle-lit dinners. But nothing does the trick quite like a long, sensual romp between the …

6 Research-Backed Tricks That Will Help You Have A Happier Holiday

<i>By James Baraz</i><p>"'Tis the season to be jolly" -- but isn't that always easier said than done? While the holidays of course bring us many joys -- family reunions, good food, thoughtful gifts -- they also entail an incredible amount of stress: Those family reunions can dredge up old family conflicts, …

26 Amazing Gifts To Empower Little Girls

I'm a grown woman, and I still want some of these.<p>And if you're looking for even more girl-empowering toys, head over to the gift guide at A Mighty Girl. Their guide features over 200 toys for babies, kids, and teens, which are all sortable by age and theme.<p>Girl power!

The Teen Vanishing Act: How the Latest Social Media Trends Are Hurting Our Kids

The insults kept pouring in, the middle schooler told me, until she read one that made it nearly impossible for her to concentrate on her schoolwork.<p>'U should die,' an anonymous poster had written.<p>She had stopped me after a presentation I'd given at her school about social media, and explained the …

Don’t Worry, There’s An Explanation For Your Teen’s Moodiness

There’s a moody, ornery, self-absorbed bear living in my house.<p>He moved in a year or so ago, and I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out what …

6 Things Happy People Never Do

<i>Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;<br>it is something you design into the present.</i><p>Happy people do a lot of things. They spend time …

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Before & After: Small City Bedroom To Custom Lofted Bed & Desk

In small rooms it just makes sense to "go up" and optimize your vertical space. Faced with the challenge of making better use of a tiny bedroom (7' x …

Bands

Create 25SF Storage With These Tiny House Stairs

I know that tiny house stairs are a rarity and that people opt for ladders instead; however, I don’t think ladders are a great option for several …

Woodworking

25 Hacks To Make Room For A Baby In Your Tiny Home

Babies are small. Their stuff is not.

10 Beautiful Photos Of Older People Looking At Younger Reflections Of Themselves In The Mirror

Tom Hussey created a series of poignant portraits.

DIY Nesting Rope Bowls in Under 10 Minutes

Got keys, loose change, and other odds and ends in desperate need of a stylish handmade home? We thought so. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to hack our own set of nesting bowls or baskets… using nothing but rope and hot glue!<p><b>Materials:</b> – rope<p>– hot glue<p><b>Tools:</b> – scissors<p>– hot glue gun<p>We found …

How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Living Room

Most of us live, well, in our living rooms, so often the growing stack of magazines or the dust across the fireplace mantle goes unnoticed. When we …

Living Rooms

27 Awesome Easy Lunches To Bring To Work

Deep down, you know the truth: Any lunch you make yourself will taste 17 times better than the slimy chopped salad you'd end up buying. Also, save your money for booze.