Michelle

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This Nontoxic Cleaner Can Replace Everything In Your Cabinet

As the green beauty scene rapidly expands, new and notable offerings in natural skin care and makeup seem to be popping up almost daily. But the home …

Cleaning

6 Fascinating Plants Your Home is Missing

So, you're thinking about doing some redecorating. And, in addition to switching up your wall art and accent pillows, maybe you want to introduce …

Plants

The Towns of Santorini: The Complete Guide

The villages of Santorini are remarkably varied. Considering that this is an island of barely 28 square miles, with a population of about 15,500 …

European Travel

A Smart Fix for Ugly Rental Bathroom Tiles

This rental bathroom needed a little help, but nothing that would cost a ton of money <i>or</i> cost the residents their security deposit. And since this …

Home Improvement

13 of the top sunscreens for women of color

During my childhood (and part of my adult years), I was the victim of bad sunscreen—think thick, chalky, blue/white/ashy, and hella greasy. TBH, I …

Skin Care

The Best Hikes in Hawaii

1 of 10<p>Leahi (Diamond Head)<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Kaena Point<p>3 of 10<p>Kaiwa Ridge/Lanikai Pillbox<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Sliding Sands to Halemauu, Haleakala …

National Parks

Meet the feel-good, low-sugar ice cream of your summer dreams

Perfect summer days always involve noshing on brain freeze-worthy scoops of ice cream, but how do you make a perfect day even better? (Not a trick …

Ice Cream

The Top 5 Mistakes You Can Make On A Road Trip — And How To Avoid Them

<i>Summer is officially here! And here at mbg we’re all about traveling light and creating space for real transformation. Whether you’re jetting off to</i> …

Road Trips

Spending Money on Experiences Makes You a Better Person

You’ve probably heard about the health benefits of practicing gratitude—how it can boost your mood, help you treat others better, improve physical …

Happiness

The under-the-radar healthy havens to relax and recharge in Chicago

One of the best parts of road trips and weekend escapes is discovering your favorite cup of supercharged coffee or cauliflower-crust pizza in a …

Skin Care

These Cheesecake Bars Are Even Better than the Fireworks

Rich and creamy cheesecake bars kissed with lemon and studded with sweet, juicy berries are the answer to what to serve to your favorite people this …

Dessert

21 Lunch and Dinner Salads That Are Seriously Filling

Good salads are much more than iceberg lettuce, chopped veggies, and a sprinkle of a basic vinaigrette. Salads are a great way to pack in plenty of …

Cooking

DJ Mia Moretti Curates Her NYC Home Like an Eclectic Playlist

The musical performer and fashion favorite takes us inside her intimate Manhattan apartment.<p>New York City DJ Mia Moretti describes her bedroom as a …

Living Rooms

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

Fort Lauderdale

12 Insider Tips for How to Choose an Interior Designer

When it comes to how to choose an interior designer, premier designer Ariel Okin at Homepolish says it can kind of be like dating (as in, you need to …

Project Management

9 Epic Hard-Boiled Egg Sandwiches

Here, nine incredible sandwiches that move hard-boiled eggs to center stage.<p>After mastering the art of peeling hard-boiled eggs with a spoon, you’ll …

Breakfast

29 No-Bake Summer Desserts For When It's Hot AF Outside

Because no one wants to turn on the oven when it's 90ºF outside.

Dessert

The Perfect Three-day Weekend in Denver

As part of a new series, Travel + Leisure is exploring America one three-day weekend at a time. Here's what to do on a short trip to Denver, Colorado.<p>…

Travel

10 Incredible Decks That'll Inspire Your Backyard Reno

You might not have been planning a reno, but you are now.<p>You can't just put a table and chairs out there and call it a day. There's a whole lot more you can do to your deck, whether you want a full-on overhaul (new flooring or rails, for example), or just want some decor inspo. These amazing decks …

Living Rooms

There's A Wrong Way to Grow Basil, And Then There's This Way

It's summer and that means herb garden time. Whether you have an actual patch of dirt to till or you use small pots in your windowsill, growing herbs …

Gardening

The Top 20 Things to Do in Brooklyn

Brooklyn offers so many things to see and do, so if you're feeling overwhelmed by the multitude of options, we've highlighted 20 activities and spots …

Botanical Gardens

10 Bonkers-Gorgeous Kitchen Island Ideas You Haven’t Seen Before

Some folks call the couch the heart of the home. But as anyone who’s ever cooked dinner whilst simultaneously meal prepping <i>and</i> helping the kids with …

Kitchens

The Best Charleston Travel Tips From Our Readers

This week on Hack Your City, readers made Charleston sound real inviting. “You know when you meet someone’s grandma and you instantly become her …

Travel

Our Secret Places to Find Unique Moroccan Rugs

It’s no secret that Moroccan-inspired everything is HUGE right now, and Moroccan rugs may be the most trendy piece of all. Whether you prefer fluffy black and white Beni Ourain styles or colorful flat-weave pieces, they can really make a major impact on a room’s look. There are tons of brands that …

Home Decorating

Japanese-style flash-chilled coffee is about to be your quick-brewed summer obsession

With the popularity surge of cold brew just a few years ago, our caffeine prayers were answered: We finally had a cold coffee drink that bested the …

Coffee

Here's How To Make Tokyo Tina’s Delicious Smoked Brisket Ramen

What could be better than a warm bowl of ramen on a cold Winters day? Ramen topped with smoky smoked pepper brisket—that’s what.<p>Well Head Chef from …

Recipes

Goat Cheese Empanadas

Ingredients<p>Nutritional Information<p>Calories 517<br>• Fat 31g<br>• Sat fat 15g<br>• Cholesterol 38mg<br>• Sodium 846mg<br>• Protein 9g<br>• Carbohydrate 48g<br>• Sugar 6g<br>• Fiber 0g<br>• Iron 1mg<br>• Calcium …

Food

35 Buzzy New Products On Amazon That Are Totally Worth The Hype

Most of the time, when I try out a new product I see on Instagram or social media, it doesn't live up to my expectations. I don't know what's worse: …

Rose Gold

10 Summer Dessert Recipes Perfect for Warm-Weather Days

Most of us will never turn down dessert (at least by choice), but when it comes to baking over the summer, you likely want to limit the amount of …

Dessert

The #1 Small-Space Hack New Yorkers Swear By

Small-space decorating can be a challenge—few people know this better than Manhattanites. In one of the world's most densely populated cities, real …

Small Spaces