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How to Become A Morning Person

It’s a pivotal moment, and it happens every day. Your alarm, whether radio, iPhone, or analog, plays the tone that will begin your day. You have a choice to make: will you snooze it, or use it? When you’re waking up early, it is unbelievably easy to talk yourself into hitting that button. After all, […] The post How to Become A Morning Person appeared first on

Podo: The Tiny, Powerful, Stick-Anywhere Camera

Podo bills itself as “the world’s first stick and shoot camera,” and its inventors, encouraged by early adopters’ enthusiasm when they debuted its first version a year ago, are launching an upgraded model that has more options and is more affordable, too. Yes, those two don’t often go together. “What does ‘stick and shoot’ mean?” […]

A Bold, Bright and Super Unique New York Apartment — Professional Project

(Image credit: Peter Murdock ) Project by: Buro Koray Duman Location: New York, New York The clients of Buro Koray Duman are living the New York dream. After renovating one space they were able to purchase the apartment next door and expand. Show More Summary

9 Signs Your Home is Cleaner than You Think it Is

Keeping your home clean and put-together is hard work. Throw a full-time job, kids, and/or pets into the mix and it's dang near impossible. Yet somehow you manage to pull it off. Whether it's because of daily wipe downs, weekly chores, or even monthly cleanouts, you're making it happen—even if it doesn't always feel that way. Show More Summary

Here Is Your State's Favorite TV Show — Design News

What are your neighbors watching? found out which show each state loves the most. Do you agree? READ MORE »

Say Hello to the Modern Monogram (Plus the Best Sources to Get Monagrammed Goods!) — Make Your Mark

From stamped leather totes to engraved copper desk sets, the old-fashioned monogram is finally going modern. Put a personal spin on it by designing your own (don't worry, our definitive monogram guide will help!) and playing with unexpected colors. Show More Summary

A Photographer's Chic, High-Contrast Home — House Tour

Name: Athena Pelton Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 2,000 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, owned After moving her family from an older home (often in need of repairs and attention as so many are) into their brand new digs, Athena began to decorate. Show More Summary

Turn Your Rental Bathroom into a Spa—No Remodeling Required

When describing your rental bathroom, "spa-like" and "personal sanctuary" are likely not the first words that come to mind. The bathroom of your dreams may be a full remodel away, but by taking cues from spas and saunas, you can decorate your way to a more relaxing space. Grab a Turkish towel and some eucalyptus—it's time to teach your bathroom how to chill out. READ MORE »

Top 10 Hair Dryers for a Fast, Frizz-Free Blowout — Annual Guides 2016

(Image credit: Dyson) People who blow dry their hair tend to fall into two camps: Those who dry their hair every now and then and want something fast and cheap, and those who dry their hair every single day and rank their dryer among their top five possessions. Show More Summary

This Last-Minute Halloween Makeup Trick is Totally Transformative

So that Game of Thrones costume you were planning to sew a month ago just never happened? And now it's an hour before the Halloween party? Don't panic, procrastinators. Just reach into your makeup bag, grab some lip liner and the boldest red lipstick you own—this Surrealist makeup trick will rearrange your face in 5 minutes flat. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Dilapidated Kitchen Restored to Rental Heaven

(Image credit: bettershelter) While Joanna Harrison has done a stellar job decorating her family's small Silver Lake cottage, she's lucky the preservation-savvy developers at bettershelter got their hands on the decaying structure before their demolition-hungry competitors. Show More Summary

HGTV's Nicole Curtis Has the 1 Piece of Advice Every Woman Needs to Hear

Nicole Curtis has been very candid about her challenging past. The single mom worked a myriad of jobs, from Hooter's waitress to house cleaner, before entering real estate and striking it big with her hit HGTV show Rehab Addict. Today,...Show More Summary

Creative Stool Design Pays Tribute to Shukhov’s Tower in Moscow

Shukhov stool by designer duo Anna Strupinskaya & Alexey Ivashkevich is a tribute to famous Russian architect Vladimir Shukhov’s tower in Russia. Built in Moscow in the early 1920s, the Shukhov tower is a special structure consisting of a series of hyperboloid sections stacked on top of one another to approximate an overall conical shape. Show More Summary

An Organic Modern Home With Subtle Industrial Undertones

This gorgeous 203 square meter home in Belarus uses its bright white interior as an effective canvas for a dramatic meeting between organic shapes and clean lines, plus its beautiful contrast of natural wood panels and textural industrial-style concrete cladding. The result is a space that feels undeniably fresh and modern but retains a hint […]

10 Tips to Help Your Dishwasher Help You — Kitchn

(Image credit: l i g h t p o e t/Shutterstock) From Kitchn ? 10 Tips to Help the Dishwasher Run Better READ MORE »

Drop the Paint Brush: Wood Paneling is Officially Cool Again — Rooms That Get It Right

Growing up, the walls of my parents' living room den were narrow, dark wood panels. No matter the time of day, the place felt like a cave. But though I finally persuaded them to paint them to match the rest of the house a few years ago...Show More Summary

How To Travel Alone If You're An Introvert — Flying Solo

House Tour: Samantha & Lindsey's Bright Beach Cottage (Image credit: Apartment Therapy ) Being an introvert doesn't mean you're shy and don't know how to mix and mingle while on the road. Being an introvert means that you value your alone time and need more space than others to recharge and regroup. Show More Summary

1 Last Look at Real Housewives Star Shannon Beador's Outrageous OC Mansion

Perhaps the only thing bigger than Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador's personality is her colossal home. The seven-bedroom, 11-bath European manor-style residence practically had it's own guest role on the series,Show More Summary

Here's your sneak peek at the wildly popular Palm Springs Modernism Week Fall Preview

There’s good news and bad for architecture fans who flock to Palm Springs each fall for a sneak peek at Modernism Week, the annual blowout celebration of Midcentury Modern design that is held each winter. The bad news first: Tours of Sunnylands  — the estate in Rancho Mirage at which Walter and...

This is how I found out my boyfriend was cheating on me

We met in the fall through mutual friends. He lived in a high-rise off Figueroa in downtown Los Angeles. The views were spectacular. We both had great careers with Los Angeles County. We were both single. We were both independent. We were both somewhat guarded, but together I knew we could be so...

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