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The 25 Craziest Cleaning Tips That Work

These crazy cleaning tips won’t seem so crazy after you try them.<p>Baking soda is a natural adsorbent, which means it has the ability to absorb odors …

Cleaning

Life hacks: 10 cleaning mistakes to avoid right now

Cleaning the house is unlikely to be the best part of your week, but what if we told you that you might be doing it all wrong and making MORE work …

8 Books That Help Parents Explain All the Things We Don’t Know How to Explain

When you become a parent, there’s an expectation that you’ll be able to answer a whole lot of difficult questions for your kids. Which isn’t really …

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits

Real confidence is built through hard work and excellent habits.<p>Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in …

Self-help

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Google Maps

1,600 Islands, Emerald Green Waters—A Guide to Vietnam’s Halong Bay

Flanked by jagged, looming limestone cliffs and rocky outcrops that rise up from the emerald green waters, there’s no denying the staggering beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage–stamped Halong Bay. The 1,600-plus islands have a history that dates back roughly 18,000 years and feature an astonishing …

What Street Food Looks Like in 30 Countries Around the World

And why it's so important for the liveliness of our cities<p>“It really is a type of haute cuisine,” says Krishnendu Ray, associate professor and …

25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

European Travel

9 Game-Changing Skin Secrets Facialists Do at Home

While fresh-from-the-facialist skin continues to be celebrated on runways and Instagram feeds, commitment to skin care can be just that—a commitment. Even facialists struggle to make time for full-on treatments, but it’s their brilliant daily tricks that give them that unbelievable, makeup-free …

15 Millennial-Pink Items We Want For Our Homes

You've seen it everywhere: Backgrounds of inspirational Instagram quotes, Glossier's beauty product packaging, Rihanna's newest fashion line — this …

Rose Quartz

11 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Although mindfulness isn’t new—it’s rooted in Buddhist tradition—it only gained popularity in the West over the past few decades. And most recently, …

23 Affordable Vacations That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

Where to go to stretch your dollar as far as possible.<p>Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you're there. (And you should always follow these tips for …

The glamorous surf retreat in Indonesia that was just named the world's best hotel starts at $650 a night

Nihiwatu has 32 suites inspired by Sumba's traditional thatched homes and a secluded spa that can be reached by a 90-minute trek (or open air safari vehicle, if you prefer).<p>See why T&L calls it the world's best hotel.

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

All About Workout Tips and How to Lose Weight

We’re about to enter the season of eating and indulgence, so get ahead of that defeated feeling and start shoring up your discipline and resolve. By this point, the benefits of exercise are well known, but that doesn’t stop readers’ voracious appetites for all manner of workout tips, shortcuts and …

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 …

Happiness

8 questions to ask before buying your first home

Do you really know why you are buying a house?<p>Buying your first home is a big deal, and very exciting, but you shouldn’t rush into this decision. Owning a home might not be something for which you are ready, even if you can afford it. To help first-time homebuyers figure that out, we queried real …

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For Inspiration and Relaxation, 31 of the Most Beautiful Bathtubs in Vogue

Americans may prefer showers (and the brilliant thoughts that arise in them) but there’s something that makes a bath more special, and soothing, particularly in the winter. A shower beats down while a bath just rests, waiting for a body—or two!—to descend into it. This calming aspect is partly why …

Articles about one familys backyard becomes their own tiny retreat on Dwell.com - Dwell

Nestled near Lake Michigan, a family finds peace and relaxation in the form of an off-grid tiny home.<p>In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>On Bainbridge Island, Jim and Hannah Cutler create a cabin for reading …

The 8 Things Every 20-Something Should Have in Their Bathroom

There may be no piece of home decor that’s more depressing than a plastic shower caddy. Left over from years spent washing up in shared bathrooms during college, this little item might be useful, but it’s a gateway accessory to an extremely unseemly WC. Your 20-something bathroom deserves more than …

Inside Some of the Most Beautiful and Magical Interiors in India

From the gardens of the Mughal courts to traditional temple offerings and wedding rituals, flowers have always held an important role in Indian culture. The lotus blossom and marigold each contain great significance, and blossoms of all kinds are a frequent sight in daily life. So it’s no wonder …

India

The 30 Most Beautiful Places in the World

Time to dust off your passport.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to relax on a beach, get …

11 Ways to Luxe Up Your Bathroom

It's time for an upgrade.<p>From gilded mirrors to antique accessories, give your bathroom an upgrade with these of-the-moment trends.

The 32 Most Beautiful Kitchens in Vogue

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8 Essential Travel Secrets to Know Before Your Next Trip

No matter where you’re planning on going for your next vacation, if getting there involves a flight and you don’t happen to have a private jet at your disposal, the joy of embarking on a new adventure can often be overshadowed by the stress and frustration of the ride there. If it’s truly about the …

Germany Building Bicycle-Only Highway That Will Link Ten Cities

…And a German cycling advocacy group would like to see less Lycra tights<p>The ADFC is Germany's bicycle advocacy group, and they've come up with a …

Superbikes

Inside Interior Designer Luke Edward Hall’s Home

Marie Kondo’s illustrated guide to a home that sparks joy

An entranceway that sparks joy<p>As a self-proclaimed tidying freak, I can tell the state of a person’s closets the instant I set foot in the doorway. One client’s front entranceway was jammed with shoes and a bundle of newspapers ready for recycle. Keys, gloves, and delivery forms were strewn …

Minimalism

Everything You Need To Know About TV And Movies In 2016

From The X-Files to The People v. O.J. Simpson, and Captain America: Civil War to Rogue One, there are a lot of new film and television offerings to look forward to. In chronological order!<p><b>Note:</b> This list, though long, is of course not everything. There will be movies that come out of Sundance and …

Entertainment