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The 10 Most Common Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make

You can fix most household plumbing repairs and even update plumbing fixtures with just a few special tools and a little elbow grease. The work isn’t …

Home Improvement

10 Things You Should Never Do During a Kitchen Renovation

If you want your kitchen renovation to go smoothly, you’ll want to avoid these mistakes.<p>Looks can be deceiving. Just because something looks pretty …

Kitchens

Stress Tested

For the past year, Jonathan Levitt has kept tabs on his daily stress with the help of a Garmin Forerunner 935 smartwatch. Based on what he’s learned from tracking his data, Levitt now deliberately programs downtime into his day. “I use it to understand when I should add more restful moments and to …

Heart Rates

7 Free Running Apps To Help You Train For A 10K

Training for a road race is rewarding, and it's also hard AF. If one of your 2018 fitness goals is to run a race, there are some pretty boss free …

Apps

8 Ways to Increase Running Endurance

Want to increase your running endurance? Then this post is for you.<p>Just like any other beginner, when I first took up running I didn’t have much …

Marathons

The Dark Side of Renovations That Nobody Talks About

If you've ever done a home renovation you know what comes along with it. Gut-shredding, teeth-grinding, hair-pulling, night-terrors stress. It is an …

Home Improvement

The Best Indoor Garden Kits, According to Chefs and Gardeners

Over the past few years, young people have gotten really into growing stuff indoors: The most recent National Gardening Survey noted a “big comeback” …

Gardening

6 Ways to Take Your Running to the Next Level

Focus on these strategies for getting serious.<p>For a moment the pace slowed, or at least that’s how it seemed to Kaitlin Gregg Goodman. The Providence, Rhode Island-based runner had flown across the country to the 2016 Stanford Invitational to run a fast 10,000 meters, and she could sense the chase …

Marathons

No plumber, no problem: Conquer drain clogs with these 4 cleaners you can make from pantry staples

There are few things more annoying at home than clogged and smelly drains. Calling a plumber is expensive and inconvenient. Commercial drain cleaners …

Cleaning

How to Clean Your Front-Loading Washing Machine

Front-loading washing machines are energy efficient and use less detergent than top-loaders, but they sometimes have a tendency to harbor mold and unpleasant smells. By giving your washing machine a quick clean once a month, you'll keep your front-loader fresh, which means cleaner clothes, too. …

Cleaning

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

How to water your plants while you’re away

You've worked hard to grow beautiful houseplants and a healthy vegetable garden with a consistent watering schedule. If you head out on vacation, you don't want your plants to suffer.<p>Here are four methods to keep your plants watered while you're away. They also work great for the forgetful gardener.<p>…

20 Amazing Living Room Makeovers

1 of 40<p>Before: Dark and Confined<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 40<p>After: Open and Light-Filled<p>3 of 40<p>Before: Dingy and Outdated<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 40<p>After: Fresh and …

The 9 Deadly Sins of Bad Paint Jobs, According to a Pro

With so many things that really ought to be done by a professional when it comes to home improvement, the temptation—the need if you don't have deep …

The Problem of Comparing Yourself to Others

Amy’s just got a promotion, Jill is going to Europe for a month, and Larry just lost 20 pounds and looks so fit he could be a trainer.<p>When you look …

Ten Hacks For Simplifying Your Life

These days, it’s almost a badge of honor to find ways to balance the chaos of our fast-paced lives. We feel accomplished for having emerged from under multiple deadlines and major challenges while finding time to live a seemingly impressive life. After all, it’s all documented right there on social …

Minimalism

16 Household Items You Probably Didn't Know You Could Clean With

Potatoes for a dirty grill and mayo for doodles on the wall.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• 13 Clever Hacks That'll Make Cleaning Cheaper And Easier<p>• Literally 536 Solutions To All The Cleaning Questions You've Ever Had<p>• 20 Cleaning Hacks That'll Make You Say, "Why Didn't I Know About These Sooner?"

Cleaning

These 9 Foods Are the Fountain of Youth

Science will tell you that premature aging is a lifestyle choice rather than a genetic certainty. And it's not exactly news that diet, social and …

The 10 Most Common Marathon Mistakes

Running a marathon can be one of the most rewarding things you do all year. But there are also a lot of things that can go wrong. So I consulted USATF-certified running coach and 2:23 marathoner Blue Benadum about some of the most common marathon mistakes and how we all can avoid them.<p>During …

What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

West Michigan

New research shows marathoners have less arthritis than non-runners

By Amby Burfoot<p>A new study comes to the somewhat counterintuitive conclusion that marathon runners have less arthritis than non-runners.<p>The study<p>Most people would assume that serious runners face a high risk for arthritis of the hip and knees. Yet prior research has generally failed to uncover such …

Thomas Jefferson

10 Types of Squats Every Runner Should Do

Add them into your cross-training routine to strengthen your lower body.<p>Squats are one of the best exercises a runner can do. They strengthen pretty much every muscle in your lower body, including your thighs, core, calves, glutes, hamstrings, and abs. If these muscles are strong, you’re likely to …

No Brush? No Problem. Here’s How to Clean Your Grill

Getting ready for a cookout, but don't have that grill brush on hand? Clean the grill with ease using this clever trick before cooking up those …

9 Tricks from Really, Really Organized People

Your neighbor always seems like he is on top of all his house projects. Your friend is an expert organizer and is seemingly able to keep track of …

20 Literally Genius Dryer Sheet Hacks You'll Actually Want To Try

Clean deodorant stains, stop your shoes squeaking, and get the static out of your hair.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• 15 Damn-Near Brilliant Hacks Using Cotton Balls<p>• 16 Clever Things To Do With All Those Empty Jars You've Been Hanging Onto<p>• 16 Ways To Upcycle The Stuff In Your Junk Drawer You Thought You Didn't Need

5 baking soda hacks to keep your laundry smelling super fresh

As the buzz around multi-tasking ingredients and pantry-staples hacks reaches an audible roar, happy news: Another ingredient is about to join the …

Cleaning

This is the best workout for runners, according to sports medicine doctor Jordan Metzl

If you’re a runner, you know that your main motivator for lacing up your sneakers, starting your playlist, and hitting the road is your sheer love …

7 Natural Ways To Keep Cockroaches & Other Bugs Out Of Your House

Summer means rosé all day, pool floats, and uninvited house guests that won't leave, and I don't mean your couch-surfing friends. These freeloaders …

The 10 Most Disgusting House Bugs and How To Get Rid of Them

You may be surprised by which of these house bugs are actually helpful and which are downright dangerous. Either way, we’ll show you how to kick them …

The Paint Colors That JoJo Fletcher Uses in Almost Every Home Renovation

For JoJo Fletcher, life after <i>The Bachelorette</i> is all about renovating homes. Fletcher, who was a real estate developer before going on the show, just …