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Last-Minute Quilted Christmas Gift: FREE Pile of Presents Mug Rug Pattern

Our December Mug Rug of the Month will help you have a holly jolly Christmas.

7 Mini-Habits That Will Change Your Life Immediately

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: "What are some good 'mini-habits' to practice doing each day?" People posted dozens of answers and this one by Quora contributor Rizwan Aseem was far-and-away the most popular. You can contribute your own answers to this and other</i> …

Why Saying Just One Word Can Calm Runaway Emotions

I used to feel nervous when I spotted a certain imposing woman who was several rungs above me in the hierarchy at work.<p>One day, I admitted, “Boy, I …

Mindfulness

The ultra-poor: a pioneering technique is helping the hardest to reach

The term ultra-poor was coined in 1986 by Michael Lipton of the University of Sussex. It is defined as “a group of people who eat below 80% of their energy requirements despite spending at least 80% of income on food”. The majority tends to be landless rural women.<p>It is difficult to say how many …

Self-employment

Proof That One Change Can Completely Transform A Room

You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look!<p>You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look! These 11 rooms prove that one tiny thing can have an enormous impact.

15 Ways to Get Someone Out of Your Head

7. Don't waste all of your time trying to figure someone else out.<p>Have you ever found that you just can’t stop thinking about someone—what they did …

Self-help

Sneak Preview: Entries to the Gardenista Considered Design Awards

If you haven’t prepared your entry to the 2014 Gardenista Considered Design Awards, there’s still time to grab your camera and get snapping. But you …

Evolution of the Self

However unconsciously, any relationship you enter into will make you question how vulnerable you can be. In a romantic liaison, this concern is …

Psychology

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …

Easy, Kid-Friendly Springtime Home DIYs

We’re in the thick of it now. It’s springtime. Flowers are blooming, allergies are booming and we can finally wear a sundress without having …

Tag: DIY

Pop Romance: 11 High/Low Design Ideas to Steal from Hero in Paris<p>by Annie Quigley<p>A Two-Week, $1,000, 500-Square-Foot Rental Overhaul by a Design …

Required Reading: The Plant Recipe Book

Baylor Chapman is a master at creating living plant arrangements. She professes that mini-container gardens rival cut arrangements not only in …

Stylish Storage: 10 Ways To Organize Under Your Sink

• <b>Suspend Spray Bottles</b> Since my goal is to have every possible cleaning product in a pretty spray bottle, this tip from Martha Stewart is</b> …

Martha Stewart

Is Your Boss a Psychopath?

The debauchery-laden film by Martin Scorsese <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> isa prime example of financial corruption, excess, and corporate greed. It’s the rags to riches to rags story of a hotshot, real-life New York stockbroker, Jordan Belfort, who conned his way through life, starting at the bottom of …

The 40 Most Creative DIY Planters

If you haven’t already noticed, spring is in full swing here at Brit HQ. We’re rounding up gorgeous tablescapes, chowing down on the most colorful cookies ever, and swooning over neon spring style. And you know what spring means? Pretty plants! And what’s a super awesome succulent without the …

Top 30 Planters – DIY and Recycled

Flowers have always been a part of our live, whether we just like to receive them or having them in our homes. What do you do when your plant need …

Landscaping

Tire Re

Visual Workout: Five-Minute Plank to Abs of Steel

The abdominal muscle group is the strongest muscle group in the body, and it influences every physical activity you can imagine. From sitting in a chair and walking in the park to running and throwing a ball, all are influenced by the ability of the strength, speed and coordination generated to be …

When Self-Improvement Gets Boring, Try These 6 Motivational Strategies

As human beings, we're always striving to be better. The most common self-improvement goals people set, particularly this time of year, are things like losing weight, improving our cholesterol numbers or blood pressure, or getting in shape for a marathon. These are body goals. They are concrete and …

50 great recycled ideas

This post had me at the first idea! The surrealness of using old light bulbs to surround a candle is just too cool! Pop on over to Personal …

31 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer

While you're impatiently waiting for summer to just GET HERE already, start planning your outdoor space.

Home Depot

Ditch the Resolutions: Try Joy-Filled-Ness Instead

The thing with New Year's resolutions is this: We're destined to fail.<p>So for 2014, I'm doing something radical. I'm ditching the resolutions and going for joy-filled-ness instead.<p>Okay, I might have made that word up. But what could be greater than spending an entire year pursuing JOY instead of …

Happiness

71 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014: ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ And More

We waded through more than 600 films to bring you the best of 2014. From Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson movies to blockbuster sequels, here's …

Celebrity portraits by Terry O'Neill – in pictures

Terry O'Neill is one of the greatest celebrity photographers of the 20th century, and a key member of the group of portrait-takers that defined the 1960s. An exhibition at The Little Black Gallery features some of his most famous images. It can be seen at 13A Park Walk, London SW10 from 14 January …

Resolving to Be a Better Shopper in 2014

The holidays are now over and 2014 has arrived. Now is the time when many of us are thinking about resolutions for the New Year -- setting new goals, assessing new challenges and thinking about ways to make this year the best one yet. We have big plans to take a dream trip, or finally buy that new …

Positive Thinking

7 New Year's Resolutions by a Kitten

Hi. My name is Tater. I'm 9 months old which is why I've never had to do these so-called "New Year's resolutions" before. But apparently, they're pretty important to start the year off right so you don't begin things like the girl in 14B who won't stop crying about "Jeremy" and how "apparently …

Love Myself

Think You Know How To Drink Water?

<b>Fact:</b> No one's sure where the so-called 8-by-8 rule came from, says Heinz Valtin, M.D., a Dartmouth College medical professor and author of two studies on the origin of the theory that the human body works best on eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. The truth is, your daily requirement depends on …

Mindfulness Stops Negativity From Sticking to You Like Glue

Did you ever get into a heated argument with someone over a meaningless issue, only to find that encounter constantly replaying itself in your head, as if it's stuck to you like glue? You don't want to think of the other person, yet now there's no getting away from them; you're stuck with them. …