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Oil Painting Glazes: An Artist Reveals His Secrets

Oil painter Gerald Dextraze explains his success with painting glazes<p>Glazing is the most forgiving technique in painting – and one of the least …

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point of one? What’s it even supposed to accomplish?<p>No, …

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

A Lesson In Minimalism From The Dalai Lama

What does the Dalai Lama keep in his small red bag?<p>My favorite story about the Dalai Lama was from an article in <i>The Globe and Mail</i> in 2002. The Dalai Lama travels the world frequently, teaching people about Buddhism and the plight of the Tibetan people. A man without many possessions, he always …

Mindfulness

How to Make a Dog Bed Even if You Barely Know How to Sew

When my boyfriend Winfield (real first name) returned to New York after this past Christmas with his 9-year-old labrador Lee (real girl name) by his side, the shopping list of required supplies ran long: dog food, toe nail clippers, water bowl, tennis balls, poop bags, day care, a Bordetella shot, …

45 Essential Dog Care Hacks That Will Make Their Owner's Life Easier

Pet parents know that their pup is worth every hair tumbleweed and chewed shoe that they must deal with to have the precious pooch in their lives. …

How To Be Happy—Right Now

It's the universal quest. And it might be way easier to embrace than you think.<p><b>1. Be nice to yourself.</b> "Sometimes the biggest bully you know is you," says Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestseller <i>May Cause Miracles</i>. "Every thought is an affirmation either lifting you up or …

Happiness

10 Tips to Live Your Life Efficiently

People constantly think about improving their quality of life. If they spend their days doing useless things, such as watching the Kardashians or Big …

5 Reasons Self-Development is Key to Your Success

Self-Development or personal development is the result of taking steps to improve yourself. There is no single area of focus. In fact, the process of …

Too Busy? Try These 7 Tips To Kickstart Your Meditation Routine

Most of us have read about the benefits of starting a mindfulness meditation practice: less stress, more focus, decreased depression and anxiety... …

How to Be an Optimist: 5 Ways to Maintain a Positive Disposition

<b>“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~ Winston S. Churchill</b>When we hear the …

12 Mini Habits of Insanely Successful People

“Mini habits” are daily routines that take just a few minutes to perform, but have huge returns in the overall quality of your life as a result of …

Improve Your Productivity While You Sleep: 5 Tips to Improve Your Evening Routine

Many productivity hacks focus on your morning routine, and how to maximise those precious hours before the sun rises high in the sky. But while many …

6 Things Working Women Should Never Write in Email

By now, you’ve likely heard about the essay Jennifer Lawrence wrote for the <i>Lenny</i> newsletter discussing the gender pay gap earlier this week. If not, here’s a quick synopsis: JLaw explained that after the Sony hack—which leaked emails showing she took home a lot less money than her <i>American Hustle</i> …

Feminism

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6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

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How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

49 Beautiful Beach And Sea Themed Bedroom Designs

Sea-themed wall art and white sea shells that are covering a bedside table complete light blue wall color to make an interesting impression.<p>Beach, …

Interior Design

10 Maya Angelou Quotes That'll Make You Love Life and Get Sh*t Done

Inspiration straight from a legend

Motivation

Dealing with Difficult People: 5 Effective, Compassionate Practices

<b>“Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>It’s morning; you’re in a great mood. You’re relaxed and have …

The 30-Day Bikini Body Meal Plan

Eat healthy, slim down, and prep for a tropical beach getaway with 30 days of delicious and healthy weight loss meal plans<p>Even if you have little time to cook, a buzzing social life, or a weakness for ice cream, this weight loss meal plan can help you drop pounds fast. With 1,500 balanced calories …

Healthy Eating

The Ultimate Boot-Camp Workout

Get toned fast—military-style<p>Tired of your usual gym routine? Us too. So we talked to Stacy Berman, certified trainer and head of Stacy’s Boot Camp in New York City. The result? A six-week workout plan from the new <i>WH</i> book, <i>The Big Book of Exercises</i>. It'll whip you into shape--guaranteed! <b>Week …

Workouts

An American Girl's New Year's Resolution: Be More French

Because it would be difficult to be less French at this point.<p>We're calling it: 2014 is the year we earn that <i>Je ne sais quoi</i>, that effortless cool-girl chic that is only possible with a French citizenship and an affinity for small fêtes and café au lait. We're taking notes from the French model and …

The 10-Minute Total-Body Toning Circuit

You definitely have time for this heart-pumping workout<p>Each of these exercises works multiple muscle groups for an efficient total-body routine, with some extra emphasis on the upper thighs, an area some people want to give a little more love. To increase the cardio burn, do as many reps as you can …

Workouts

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Articles about material focus custom walnut designs on Dwell.com - Dwell

In a world filled with mass-produced and soulless furniture, Danish designer Jonas Edvard proves that the art of working with...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's October 2016 issue.<p>Idaho-based architect Susan Desko—previously a senior design architect for Frank …

Lauren Conrad's Secret To Being A Morning Person (Yes, Even You!)

Photographed by <b>Winnie Au</b>.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after our own</i> …

Time Management