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3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom

Photosynthesis is the process in which the plants produce oxygen essential for our living. So, they have an extremely important role, right?<p>Also, …

Plants

12 Removable Wallpaper Patterns You Need for Your Dorm Room

If dorm move-in day is way too soon and you’re still not sure what you’re going to do decor-wise, girl, we got you. Start with some affordable finds and organizational desk goodies. And then bring it all together with a bold wall statement that is actually dorm-friendly and won’t have your RA in a …

Home Decorating

Revel in Scandinavian Design at This Seaside Holiday Home

On the edge of Denmark’s Thy National Park, a design-led retreat offers refuge in a sunny, coastal landscape.<p>Staying true to Nordic design, Danish architect Søren Sarup of Puras Architects has fashioned a holiday home using simple, natural materials that take cues from the North Sea landscape.<p>With …

National Parks

How to Upgrade Your Bathroom Without Spending a Fortune

Five easy yet significant swaps to help you reinvent your space.<p>Renovating a bathroom can be a costly endeavor, hence why most tend to fare away from …

Home Decorating

A Cramped Bungalow Is Reborn as an Eco-Minded Abode For Two Gardeners

A sustainable retrofit and extension floods a California-style bungalow outside Melbourne with light and landscape views.<p>Dark, cramped and "a fortune to heat in winter," Phil and Rebecca’s home in Brunswick West, a suburb of Melbourne, had been in dire need of a renovation before they met Megan …

Dining Rooms

Downsize in Style With This Sleek Tiny Home Starting Below $38K

New Zealand–based Build Tiny launches a stylish tiny abode that can be ordered move-in ready or prepped for personalization.<p>The Buster Tiny House is the latest design from Build Tiny, a family-owned business that constructs exquisite tiny homes from their own workshop in Katikati, New …

Solar Panels

Tiny Off-the-Grid Homes We Love

Photo: Graypants, Inc./Hide and Seek<p>The latest in coffee-table inspiration comes from the newly released <i>Hide and Seek</i>. The book is a compilation of unique, well-designed, escape-from-reality cabins we lust over. These structures aren't lavish: instead, they're dedicated to simplicity and the …

Off-grid

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries health benefits include improving cognitive function, treating urinary tract infection, preventing cancer, slowing aging process, …

Wellness

Move Over, Minimalism—These Bohemian Living Rooms Are Bursting With Color

Minimalist home décor might be popular, but there are still some who refuse to trade in colors, textures, and patterns for sleek, monochrome designs. …

Home Decorating

How Georg Jensen’s Designs Exemplify Copenhagen’s Creative Heartbeat

The Copenhagen-based brand keeps its designs fresh—interpreting global design trends through a uniquely Danish lens.<p>When it comes to contemporary …

Design

5 science-backed strategies for being more likable to employers, romantic partners, and everyone in-between

One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that someone likes you. Are you likable?<p>It doesn't matter if it's your crush, your boss, a new friend or your favorite barista.<p>It's possible that these three words are some of the most powerful in the English language:<p><i>I like you.</i><p>Okay, okay, I …

Body Language

This Is Probably My New Favorite Way to Make Rice

You’re definitely going to want to try this trick while tomatoes are in season.<p>A basic pot of white rice is already satisfying in and of itself. …

Cooking

The 10 Best Indoor Hanging Plants to Turn Your Home Into a Jungle

Interior design may not be everyone’s strong suit, but even the most inexperienced decorator knows a simple trick for creating atmosphere: indoor …

Plants

This Svelte Tiny Home Is Being Auctioned For Charity

RE/MAX and Henry Ford College in Michigan are taking bids on this student-designed home from July 26-28, with all proceeds benefitting children's hospitals.<p>Global real estate franchisor RE/MAX has teamed up with Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan, to build a tiny home to raise money for …

Henry Ford

Inside a Micro-Apartment That's Packed With Small-Space Decorating Ideas

When architect Graham Hill was faced with the challenge of gut renovating then decorating a 350-square-foot apartment, he didn't groan or stress as …

Small Spaces

The best hanging plants for lazy, beginner and interiors-obsessed gardeners

A stickler for Latin plant names I am not. One day I may be, but I’m usually grateful to be able to identify most plants at all, let alone with polysyllabic names. Plus, there is a generous flexibility about common names for plants which can often be entertaining. Take, for instance, the time a …

East London

A New Study Says This Is the #1 Vegetable for Preventing Cancer

"Eat your greens." We've known this adage all too well, from the time we were rebellious vegetable-hating kids to our current state as more …

Nutrition

This family tiny home is built from recycled materials and reclaimed wood

Tiny homes have been in the limelight for several years, but what makes Margo and Eric Puffenberger’s custom-built tiny house unique is the many …

Grandparents

Here’s Why You Should Ride for 10 Hours Every Week

This magic number can set you up for some seriously optimal aging<p>Want to double your odds of aging disease-free and fully functional? Get out and ride for 10 hours a week.<p>That’s the take-home message of a new study from the University of Sydney, which found that adults who got the most exercise—the …

World Health Organization

10 Brilliant Storage Ideas to Steal from These Tiny Airbnbs

If you want to (affordably) escape to an amazing city, renting a tiny Airbnb might be your best bet to get the perfect location. And one of my …

Small Spaces

An updated Scandinavian summer cottage weaves Japanese influences throughout

There are few better places to spend a Scandinavian summer than in a breezy cottage by the water. One stellar example is the Summer House completed …

Architecture

This Ultimate Small Space Storage Hack Only Takes $10

Whether you're eking out more storage with your closet walls or taking advantage of tight corners, every inch counts in a small place. One DIY …

Laundry Rooms

A Tiny Taipei Apartment Pursues Muji-Like Minimalism For $35K

Completed on a budget of $35,000, this 355-square-foot apartment has been designed with young professionals in mind.<p>Nestled in a 12-story residential tower, a tiny one-bedroom apartment has been revamped by local design practice Phoebe Sayswow Architects to display how small-scale living can be …

Interior Design

These Rainforest Pods in Thailand Are Straight Out of a Fantasy

Built into a wooded hillside in Phuket, Keemala offers a bewitching array of pool villas that range from teardrop-shaped pods to thatched cottages.<p>Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the hushed jungle escape of Keemala in Phuket, Thailand, offers 38 private pool villas and cottages that call to mind a …

Standalone

7 challenges smart people choose to overcome

It’s truly fascinating how smart, successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and …

Self-improvement

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

The luxurious Pohutukawa tiny home on wheels lets you live large in style

The notion of living large in small spaces is perfectly captured in the Pohutukawa, a tiny home on wheels that fits up to six people and boasts a …

Washing Machines

The Top 6 Secret Mountain Bike Destinations in the US

I was riding some fairly famous singletrack out West when I came across a couple of locals on a long climb. At the top, we sat on some weathered logs in the shade and chatted for a few minutes. When I mentioned I was visiting from Indiana, I could see their slight, crooked smirks, followed by a …

Art-Hanging Mistakes This Expert Sees Over & Over Again

Art can basically make or break a room. But how that art is displayed can be even more important than which art you choose. I've shared some common …

This off-grid, lunar lander-inspired tiny home is out of this world

If you’ve ever dreamed of going to outer space, prepare to swoon over this spacecraft-inspired tiny home perched on the edge of the Columbia River in …

Off-grid