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Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

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Color Stories: 11 Black-and-White Outdoor Rooms

Black and white are opposites on the color wheel (and in life) but they’re best friends in the garden. Black and white paired in an outdoor room will …

20 Indoor Plants for the Small-Space Gardener

All of these beauties are easy to keep alive.<p>If your home wasn't blessed with tons of square footage, that doesn't mean you can't flex your green thumb. All of these plants take up minimal space, require little sun (a <i>must</i> when you only have a few windows to work with), and are basically made for …

Make It: Raised Garden Beds In Under Three Hours

Do you have your garden plot all planted and ready to go? Or are you a procrastinator like me and haven't scratched the surface? Maybe you have a …

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How to Grow a Victory Garden

Are you ready to get started on your next garden?<p>Fall is here and Spring is right around the corner.<p>We started with Grow A Victory Garden. Now we're …

Build a Garden in One Day—How to Get Started

If you've been longing to start a garden, but scared off by the time commitment (or the idea of digging up your lawn), never fear. In just a day you can build a raised-bed garden that's easy to maintain and perfect for those just starting to use their green thumbs—without the backache and hassle of …

5 Tips for Raised Bed Gardens

Pat Callahan is Delaware Valley College's director of grounds, landscape, and turf, who also helps PopMech with the mower tests we run on the college's pristine grounds. Here, he gives us his top five tips for building and maintaining raised beds.<p><b>Raised beds carry a litany of advantages</b> that make …

How to Build Raised Garden Beds

For the experienced gardener or the novice, raised garden beds take the hassle out of horticulture. Here are tips on planning, building, protecting and irrigating raised bed gardens.<p>Experienced gardeners use raised beds to sidestep a long list of gardening challenges. These controlled experiments …

Instant Taps for Your Raised Garden Beds

Here’s a solution to the ongoing problem of having to drag hoses and sprinklers around your garden beds: Aquacorner, an instant tap for your raised …

The Flat: House Plants Watering Instructions

The Absolute Easiest Way to Compost

My friend Ryan Nevius is really cool. She's an environmentalist (hard-core!) who cares enough to make it simple for the laziest of her friends. …

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These are the 15 easiest indoor houseplants (that won't die on you)

Don't let anyone fool you — growing indoor plants is easy, and just as fun as having an outdoor garden.<p>Don't let anyone fool you: Growing indoor plants is easy, low-maintenance and just as fun as having an outdoor garden.<p>Indoor plants not only help clean the environment around them, they act as a …

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Grow A Winter Herb Garden Indoors

Enjoy fresh herbs all winter with this simple windowsill garden. Originally published on Goodhousekeeping.com.<p><b>What you'll need:</b><p>Pots with drainage holes<br>• Gravel<br>• Fresh soil (from local garden center)<br>• Herb seed packets or seedlings<br>• Plant markers<p><b>Instructions:</b>1. Visit your local garden supply center to buy …

Small Space DIY: Countertop Herb Garden

One of life’s chief pleasures is the simple act of plucking one’s own herbs from a kitchen garden. For city folk without outdoor space, it can be …

If You Confuse People, You Lose People: 4 Steps To Simplify Any Message

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Fiftysomething Diet: 5 Foods That Will Bring Your Blood Pressure Down

<i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D.<p><b>Consuming natural foods, along with cutting out salt, will have you eating well and avoiding heart disease</b><p>High blood pressure, also known as "the silent killer," is an epidemic in our nation. It typically has no warning signs or symptoms, and many …

DASH Diet Could Lower Kidney Stone Risk

A diet that is already known to effectively lower blood pressure could also be useful in preventing kidney stones, a small new study suggests.<p>And the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet could be more effective than the low-oxalate diet used by many to prevent kidney stones, found …

The 11 Best Life Hacks For Keeping Your Kitchen Fabulous (PHOTOS)

When it comes to keeping a tidy kitchen, the less we have to do, the better. That's why we will take quick "life hacks" over complicated "cleaning tips" any day. Here are our 11 favorite tried-and-true shortcuts that'll significantly cut down the time you spend in the kitchen.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>11 Best …

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …