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12 Documents to Organize Now—Before It's Too Late

Don't leave a burden for your next of kin.<p>1 Will<p>Getty Images<p><b>Why you need it:</b> To choose an executor and spell out your final wishes for how your estate should be distributed after you die.<p><b>What happens without it:</b> You die "intestate" and your assets go through probate, where your state's intestacy …

Lace Frontier: A Beginner's Guide to the World of Wigs

<i>Welcome to Lace Frontier, a monthly column in which we dive into the dynamic, ever-changing world of wigs, its relevance in our culture, and, of course, tips on how to get all your pieces looking right. Today, we start with the basics — the vocabulary you need to, at the very least, not make a fool</i> …

Hair

How to Grow Lavender From Seeds in Pots

Lavender has a clean fresh scent that will enhance indoor and outdoor living areas.<p>Step 1<p>Fill a seed-propagation flat with seed-starting compost. …

Spacious, light-filled Upper West Side co-op wants $840K

A decent amount of space for under a million bucks<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>The Six Digit Club</i><i>, in which we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the</i> <i>tipline</i><i>.</i><p>If you’re looking for an apartment on the Upper …

I Got My Eyebrows Microbladed Last Year—Here’s What I’ve Learned Since

Some people celebrate anniversaries with a husband or wife. I, on the other hand, am marking one year with my <i>eyebrows</i>. That is to say, it's been …

This Simple Styling Trick Made My NYC Apartment Feel 10 Times Bigger

I never understood what a small space was until I moved to Manhattan. When my boyfriend and I were looking for our first apartment together, we …

Small Spaces

10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Microwave Could Do

Although most of us can’t imagine functioning without one, it’s no secret that the microwave gets a bad rap as a cop-out method to reheat leftovers …

4 Meat Swaps That Will Save You Calories but Offer More Protein

Protein is an essential part of any healthy diet, but oftentimes, it's also where you can rack up calories. To help you consume this macronutrient without pushing your caloric intake, online personal trainer Graeme Tomlinson put together an awesome graphic on Instagram showing four examples of …

This Small Apartment Has A Raised Bed Within A Wood Box

When TOWOdesign were designing a small 430 square foot (40sqm) apartment in Shanghai, China, they didn’t have a lot of room to work with.<p>To make best …

New York Today: Suburbs in the City

<i>Good morning on this clear-to-cloudy Friday.</i><p>You don’t need to travel far to find serenity on summer weekends.<p>There are parts of the city that feel about as peaceful and airy as the suburbs, often a short subway ride away. Today, we take you to Marble Hill in Manhattan, the first stop in our …

Staten Island

Small Kitchen Survival Secrets from Tiny NYC Homes

New York is one of the capitals of living well in small homes, so it's no surprise you can get lots of kitchen storage ideas from the tiny apartments …

Storage Ideas

5 Totally Reasonable Things to Ask for in Your Lease

When it comes to renting an apartment or home, renters are bound by a number of restrictions that tend to favor the landlord. Think late payment …

This 400-Square-Foot Chicago Studio Has Smart Space Ideas

<b>Name:</b> Emily Krutz <b><br>Location:</b> Lincoln Park — Chicago, Illinois <b><br>Size:</b> 400 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 8 months, renting<p>When asked about the limitations of …

Tiny Home Hacks We Learned From 200-Square-Foot Dorms

Is this the coolest student housing in the world?<p>What was your dorm room like? If it’s anything like the majority of American public universities, …

Fish Fanatics from Okonomi Are Now Serving Affordable Sushi in Williamsburg

Williamsburg is now home to an approachable-priced sushi restaurant from the team behind fish favorites Okonomi and Yuji Ramen. <b>Yuji Haraguchi</b>’stiny new place <b>Okozushi</b> has started serving Kyoto-style sushi at 376 Graham Ave., between Skillman Avenue and Conselyea Street.<p>The less than 10-seater serves …

7 Secret Gardens Where You Can Find Reprieve in New York City

The hustle and bustle of a city does not usually correspond with the serenity of a garden. In Phaidon’s latest hardcover, <i>Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens</i>, the correlation is not only evident, but necessary. "Study after academic study has proven that humans as a species respond …

New York City

8 Closets That Became So Much More Than Just Storage

Maximizing space can be achieved in many different ways—shelves, storage, multifunctional furniture—but have you ever considered using your closet …

Designer Can’t Stop Rearranging Everyday Objects into Visually Satisfying Compositions

Calling himself an “object arranger,” Adam Hillman sees the beauty in things organized neatly. Taking everyday things like matches, cotton swabs, and push pins, he meticulously places them in mesmerizing patterns that transform them from the ordinary into the extraordinary. Divorced from their …

Ultimate grammar cheat sheet

If the very mention of the word sends you running from your keyboard, you’re not alone.<p>Both native and non-native speakers find the quirks of the …

6 supplements to take for your healthiest nails ever

Let’s face it: That moment when you remove your 8-free polish and look down at your actual, bare nails can be disheartening. Without the cute nail …

Everything you need to know about paper backdrops with 2 money saving DIYP tips

Choosing a backdrop for use in the studio largely comes down to personal preference. I rarely shoot in the studio, so I tend to go with cloth …

For excessively anxious youths, the success of treatment options varies

By Linda Searing<p>The question<p>Kids worry. Situations at home, at school or with friends can cause anxious moments for children and adolescents. Sometimes, the anxiety becomes excessive and persists. Does treatment help?<p>This study<p>The researchers analyzed data from 115 studies that included 7,719 …

Depression

Top 12 Succulents for Home Gardens

Echeveria<p>The crown jewels of the rosette-forming succulents, easy-care <i>Echeveria</i> come in a rainbow of colors and can be easily found at nurseries. …

Agave

5 Things to Know If Your Child in Special Education Needs Mental Health

Dоеѕ уоur сhild with аutiѕm hаvе bеhаviоrаl diffiсultiеѕ аnd nееd рѕусhоthеrару? Has your tееnаgеr with Lеаrning diѕаbilitiеѕ whо ѕtrugglеѕ with …

Teaching

Finding What’s Right with Children Who Grow Up in High-Stress Environments

A new research article proposes that more attention be given to what’s right with children who grow up in high-stress environments so their unique …

Psychology

Here are DIY stain treatments that really work

The Art-Hanging Mistakes We Keep Seeing Over and Over

Though I'm a firm believe in the power of doing whatever you damn well want—and in fact applaud design rule breakers—sometimes design "mistakes" …

Wall Art

The Best Liquid Bronzers for a Seamless Glow

We love the sunkissed look, but with the potential damage sunbathing can cause, it’s less than ideal — so harness the power of quick and easy bronzers to get your glow on this season. Instead of traditional powders, reach for creamy, warm-toned liquids that’ll make your complexion look more …

Makeup

7 Foundations That Cover Dark Spots Like A Boss

As we all know, hyperpigmentation is particularly challenging for women of color.<p>Pimples, blackheads and undereye circles are among the most common …