Wellness
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One Calorie-Burning Exercise You Can Do During Commercial Breaks
Whether you’re watching a “House Hunters” reunion, catching up on the nightly news, or tuning in to the latest fall premiere, you can squeeze in a quickie workout during commercial breaks when you have the right tool in your living room: A kettlebell.
Aug 20, 2018
How Green Space Can Help Your Mental Health, According to Science
Have you been collecting succulents or other small plants recently? If you don’t have a garden of your own, chances are you’ve got a plethora of plants adorning your apartment. There is actually a reason you might love to have green little plants around your place. Green space is good for your mental health. According to a recent study, symptoms of depression can be reduced when people in urban areas have access to green space.
Aug 18, 2018
I Gave Up Plastic for One Week and It Was Very Eye-Opening
I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship with plastic. Perhaps you have too, Because the problem with our plastic-filled world is a topic that has become impossible to ignore. First, there was that awful, horrible video about the turtle with a plastic straw in 2015 (watch at your own risk). This year there was the June 2018 National Geographic cover unveiled in May, with an arresting photo of a plastic shopping bag partially submerged in the ocean, giving the illusion of an iceberg.
Aug 16, 2018
How Gross Is It to Bring Your Phone into the Bathroom?
You might not want to know.
Aug 14, 2018
One Week to a Better You: 7 Smart Ideas to Try This Week
Maybe I should try drinking that warm lemon water like so-and-so… Next month I’ll get up at 5 every morning… I really should take a walk on the trail behind the office during my lunch break. We all have those nebulous “someday” ideas that we never quite get around to (I bet you could name a few right now!). This week, let’s put the excuses aside and actually test out some small but significant practices that promise to make each day just a little bit better.
Aug 13, 2018
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 absolute wonder why any of us would ever do it again. But, maybe as is the case with other painful things like tattoos, or (I hear) childbirth, we seem to forget in our headlong rush to start that next project just how bad it can be.
Aug 12, 2018
The New, Supremely Satisfying Way I End My Day
Most of us take on a lot of different roles in life. You’ve got to be the housekeeper, bookkeeper, nutritionist, chef, personal shopper, stylist, events coordinator, therapist, bodyguard, CEO and assistant of You, Inc.—all the time, around the clock. Oh, and cheerleader too, if you hope to have the stamina and enthusiasm to do it all over again tomorrow.
Aug 2, 2018
9 Purchases Where It Can Pay to Buy Used
We’re all about scoring quality used stuff: Who doesn’t love saving money while cutting back on waste? While some items are more than worthy of a second (or third or fourth) life, others—like makeup, mattresses, and vacuum cleaners—are best left alone after use. That’s why it pays (literally) to know what kinds of goods are okay to purchase pre-owned, and which ones are best bought brand new.
Aug 1, 2018
10 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) During Mercury Retrograde
Free your mind and the rest will follow. Forget what you thought you knew about email mix-ups, plane delays, and endless panic over signed contracts. This mid-2018 Mercury Retrograde season (from July 26 to August 19) is ripe for deep dives into our past narratives, revised relationships to our mission statements, and juicy convos about what we really want. To get to the good stuff though, we’ve got to first be willing to engage in a little myth-busting and self-empowered action.
Jul 28, 2018
Stop Worrying About These 5 Things at Home
Full disclosure: I’m the last person to give advice about not worrying. I was up half the night last night thinking about everything currently going wrong with my home renovation. Trust me, if it wasn’t that it would be something else. But look, there’s plenty of actual Bad Stuff happening out in the world—none of us need to add to that worry load. So take a look at a few things around the house that I believe we can just strike off the list.
Jul 28, 2018
10 Essential IKEA Finds for Anyone Who Lives with Roommates
Having roommates isn’t always easy. For every good thing you share (a.k.a. rent, bills, groceries, etc.) there’s usually something a little more difficult (i.e. space and storage) to divvy up. Thankfully, IKEA knows the roomie struggle is real. The super stylish and affordable retailer offers tons of roommate-friendly solutions—think: Furnishings that are lockable and dividable—to help make sharing and sorting household stuff easier.
Jul 26, 2018
The Best Prime Day Beauty Deals (That Our Makeup-Obsessed Staffers Vouch For)
At Apartment Therapy and Kitchn, we mostly talk about home and food, but one company Slack channel is packed with staffers discussing the best serums and latest lip hues. I asked them what they’re buying during Prime Day, and this is what they recommend. For beauty fans on a budget, Amazon is offering up to 30% off select luxury beauty brands during Prime Day, including makeup, skincare, hair products and tools, as well as fragrance.
Jul 17, 2018
Conserve Resources and Money: How to Take Shorter Showers
According to the Boston University sustainability department, an average shower uses about 5 gallons of water per minute. That means if you shorten your shower by just 2 minutes each day, you can cut your water use by 10 gallons at a time. It really adds up–with major impacts to your wallet and the environment. Whatever your goal–lowering your bill or just your water usage overall–it’s quite the challenge to try and shorten your time in the shower.
Jul 14, 2018
4 Fool-Proof Ways to Stay Centered When Life Is Chaotic
Well, we try our best, most of the time. But there are some things that are just out of our control. From natural disasters to DIY disasters to science projects that start on the dining room table and spread out to other parts of the home (to work projects that do the same) — sometimes our homes are chaos.
Jul 12, 2018
This $6 Bathroom Staple Saves Me Money Every Day
Super simple, this tiny tool has one job—and does it well.
Jul 8, 2018
This Relatively Painless Practice Can Save You $100 a Month or More
Cooking meals at home is commendable. When we have so many other options—whether it’s eating out, ordering takeout, or buying ready-made meals of one sort or another—taking the time to plan meals, shop for ingredients, and assemble them into a home-cooked meal demonstrates a commitment to a relaxing hobby, saving money, or the determination to eat as healthfully as possible. But it’s not always easy.
Jul 6, 2018
It’s Cancer Season: Here’s Your July Home Horoscope
Slip into your seashelled sanctuaries, star-kissed space holders. This month in the cosmos finds us craving deep emotional retreat, and learning how to live with our longings, even when they can’t immediately manifest in the external world. The Sun spends most of the month in feel-it-to-heal-it Cancer, and the sign of the crab asks us to tuck into our secret shelters and childhood hideaways, to protect our tenderness, and to lean into our loony inner lifeworlds.
Jul 2, 2018
7 Things in My Space I Need to Thank My Dad For
His preparedness has been passed down to me, one pack of emergency hand warmers at a time.
Jun 17, 2018
How to Take Care of Yourself When Father’s Day Is Hard
It's natural for your heart to hurt on days like this, whether your father has died, or you feel disconnected or estranged from him.
Jun 16, 2018
“We Lost Everything”: How to Stay Resilient in the Face of Hardship
A tragedy can change your circumstances. But it can also change you. The way you wake in the mornings. Where your mind goes when you have a moment to think. And what nobody tells you is that you find yourself wincing whenever the phone rings, practically forever—a Pavlovian response to the moment you picked it up and found your whole world changed. Helen Bayley, co-founder of decor brand Lovestar Australia, got such a phone call one late afternoon last February.
Jun 11, 2018
9 Skin & Beauty Products You Should Be Buying from Trader Joe’s
If you weren’t already hip to Trader Joe’s impressive assortment of skin and beauty supplies, then now’s the time to smarten up. Sure we all know and love the store’s awesome—and super budget-friendly—grocery offerings, but who knew they’d mastered the art of cosmetics, too? To prove our point, we rounded up some of the coolest beauty products you can buy at Trader Joe’s.
Jun 4, 2018
One Rule that Gets Me and My 4 Kids Out the Door With Less Stress
With everything that needs to be done at home and then the stuff that needs to be gathered for the day out, it’s a struggle to get out the door on time even if you only have yourself to take care of. With kids, the problem is drastically multiplied and getting out the door in the morning can quickly turn into a stomach-churning, bags-flying nightmare.
May 26, 2018
The Best Ways to Organize Your Kitchen, According to a Nutritionist
Your kitchen is kind of like command central for your house. Think about everything that goes on there—not least of which is the preparation of up to three meals a day, practically every day of your life. Unfortunately, sometimes in the hustle of that life, things can get a little… disorganized. And by that I mean your fridge may sport haphazard piles of random leftovers in unlabeled containers wedged between broccoli that’s seen better days.
May 23, 2018
8 Innocent Mistakes That Could Make Your Allergies Worse
Springtime relief from winter weather is often, sadly, overshadowed by the suffering that comes from seasonal allergies. But you may not be as helpless against them as you think. Here are some sneaky little mistakes you might be making that, once remedied, could help give you some much-needed relief so you can actually enjoy the flowers and warm air and bird songs. Typically, air filters should be changed every three months. However, if you have pets, you’ll need to change them more often.
May 21, 2018
We’re All Using Clorox Wipes Wrong, Apparently
A microbiologist pointed out there's a 4-minute rule printed right on the package.
May 20, 2018
Why Everyone Should Start a Bullet Journal
If you were one of the folks—like me—hoping bullet journals would be a flash-in-the-pan lifestyle trend, I have to report that we’re wrong. Bullet journals are here to stay. Why did I write off bullet journals for so long? (Pun absolutely intended.) Well to me, they seemed like they existed as a sort of vanity project—an Instagram-worthy journal where perfect people can showcase the elements of their perfect life in perfect handwriting.
May 20, 2018
This is a Way Better Version of the Himalayan Salt Lamp Trend
Move over, Himalayan salt lamps. There’s a new trend in town. Himalayan salt lamps, known for their orange glow and dubious air-cleansing properties, have had their time to in the spotlight, but it looks like these accent pieces are about to be dethroned by the latest addition to the well-decor scene: selenite lamps. Bonus: These new crystal-based mood boosters are already one step ahead in the looks department. Selenite lamps are made out of a naturally semi-translucent form of gypsum.
May 16, 2018
This is The Smartest Thing I Ever Bought for My Fridge
When it comes to grocery shopping and my food budget, the worst thing that can happen isn’t running out of food (although that’s pretty close) — it’s discovering that half of the precious produce I bought just two or three days ago has already gone bad. It’s no fun finding mushy apples or a wilted head of lettuce that I so carefully wrapped and stored in the crisper.
May 9, 2018
8 Time-Saving Secrets to Steal from Speed Readers
We’ve all been there. It’s ten minutes before a big office meeting, and you just realized you forgot to read the documents your boss handed out last week to prepare. But fret not my flustered friends, there’s still plenty of time to get prepped. We did our research and thanks to a few tried and true speed-reading strategies, skimming those documents—at least enough to absorb the basic info—should be no problem.
May 1, 2018
Move Over, FRAKTA: This IKEA Product Is The New Fashion Hack
In case you don’t remember, last year, there was a fashion frenzy over FRAKTA. In April 2017, Balenciaga released a $2,000 knockoff of the big blue IKEA bag, and almost immediately, the internet exploded with other ways to wear the bag, including hats, Air Jordans, and yes, even thongs. But now, another IKEA staple is poised for its day in the spotlight, thanks to RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Apr 27, 2018
PSA: These Hunter For Target Products Are Still Available Online
When the much-anticipated Hunter for Target collection launched on Saturday, as anticipated, a lot of the stock disappeared quickly. If you didn’t want to deal with the lines or rush, however, not all is lost. While much of the coveted collection (like the brand’s iconic rain boots) are gone, there are still over 150 items still in stock online. Still want to get a piece of the Hunter action yourself?
Apr 16, 2018
6 Super-Quick Ways to Curb Your Spending and Save More Money
A few super quick ways to curb your outflow of cash and ultimately save more.
Apr 16, 2018
Sleep Under the Milky Way in These Gorgeous Bubble Domes in Ireland
Have you ever gone camping? It is great, but sometimes it is a little too close to nature. Sleeping bags are not the best way to actually sleep. If you want to sleep outside, but not really be outside, bubble domes are the perfect way around that. Plus, these bubble domes in Northern Ireland come with a view that cannot be beaten. Finn Lough is a one-of-a-kind experience. At Finn Lough, you can sleep under the Milky Way in glass bubble domes that give you a new look at the world.
Apr 15, 2018
5 Simple Ways to Be Happier at Home This April
Spring is a time of renewal, so we feel like there’s no better moment than now to pick up a new habit or try out a new idea. Even better if that idea inspires some good ‘ness — you know… happiness, coziness, wellness or just all around better living at home.
Apr 3, 2018
It’s Aries Season: Here’s Your April Home Horoscope
Sidle up to the starting block and strike a match, astral voyagers. April is Aries Season, and the scintillatingly simmering start of the astrological New Year! It’s go time for both literal and metaphorical Spring cleaning, as you prepare to purge what no longer serves and take an innocent leap into fresh linen sheets. But before you tear down the walls completely, remember that Mercury is retrograde in Aries for half the month, and Venus shifts into earthy pleasure seeker Taurus.
Apr 2, 2018
14 Sephora Shopping Secrets Every Makeup & Skincare Addict Should Know
Ah, Sephora. Like the rest of the world, it seems, I’ve recently gotten really into skincare, so there’s no place I’d rather blow my paycheck right now than Sephora. And Sephora will take my entire paycheck, if I’m not careful. Those serums and toners don’t seem to come cheap. Fortunately/unfortunately, my skin is loving my new regimen. So I’m busy finding ways to get the products I love at as much of a discount as I can.
Mar 15, 2018
New Video Series Bonkers Closets Peeks Inside Some Truly Wild Wardrobes
If MTV’s Cribs were made for the Fashion Week set, that show would be Insider’s new web series Bonkers Closets — where viewers literally get the inside scoop on the wildly luxurious wardrobes and dressing lifestyles of the rich and famous. Just two webisodes in with a third on the way, Bonkers Closets truly lives up to its name.
Mar 8, 2018
Are Standing Desks Actually Bad For Your Health, Too?
There’s been so much back and forth (or up and down, if you will) over the years about the healthiest, most ergonomic of workplace options — from swapping out your desk chair for an exercise ball to getting rid of seating altogether, a la the latest office craze: The standing desk. But is standing all day actually better for us? One new study says maybe not.
Mar 6, 2018
It’s Pisces Season: Here’s Your March Home Horoscope
Slip into some sweet silk sheets and get ready to drift away, mystic mermies. For most of this month, the Sun is in touchy-feely Pisces, and the prescription is pure surrender and shell-colored shades of allowing. Think of the possibility of simply “melting” into every area of your life. No hard focuses. No musts or shoulds. Just a sense of moving with and alongside the tidal shifts exactly as they are.
Mar 5, 2018
9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math
Crunching numbers quickly can give you answers to pressing real-life questions such as, "Is this shirt a good deal?" or "How much should I tip my Uber driver?"
Feb 17, 2018
A New Swedish Fitness Trend Combines Jogging and Picking Up Trash
Scandinavians have come up with a pretty awesome way to simultaneously whip the body and the planet into shape with an increasingly popular fitness trend referred to as plogging. A combination of the Swedish verbs for “to jog” and “to pick,” plogging is a cardio-boosting combo of jogging and picking up litter.
Feb 17, 2018
Here’s What 8 of the Healthiest People Do First Thing In the Morning
Even if you aren’t a self-proclaimed “morning person,” creating a solid AM routine can set the tone for your day. If right now that “routine” includes 30 minutes struggling with the snooze button, followed by guzzling coffee while simultaneously blow drying your hair and responding to your email, you might be ready to switch things up. Who better to borrow some inspiration from than some of the healthiest people out there?
Feb 15, 2018
Here’s the Difference Between Hygge and Just Plain Lazy
When studying Danish, one of the first words you’ll learn is “hygge.” It loosely translates to “coziness,” but many Danes will tell you that meaning is a bit too literal and restrictive. It’s a word that is so emblematic of the Danish culture that it doesn’t have a perfect English equivalent.
Jan 18, 2018
It’s Capricorn Season: Here’s Your January Home Horoscope
If it’s worth it, you’d better work it, spatial explorers. This month in the cosmos is made of solid earth and sinewy muscle, as a pack of Capricorn planets beckon us into the badass boardrooms of tough decisions and uphill climbs. But this energy isn’t all stellar struggle. The most decadent, delicious gift of the month ahead is the sweet sensation that we’ve self-sufficiently created our kingdoms with our two hands.
Jan 8, 2018
Here’s Why The Golden Globes Red Carpet Will Look Different This Year
For fashion lovers, award shows (and pre-shows) are a time to ooh and ahh over the latest looks on our favorite stars. For 2018 though, the Golden Globes’ red carpet will look a little different—and for an important reason.
Jan 4, 2018
Anti-Resolutions Are The New Resolutions — Here’s Why
Did you set resolutions this year? Maybe you’re a few days deep into your first Whole30 or a new journaling routine. While a new year can be invigorating and inspiring for some, plenty of people struggle with making and keeping resolutions. If you’re part of the latter group, good news: Fast Company recently reported on the idea of anti-resolutions, which “create space for the good stuff” without the pressure of traditional New Year’s resolutions.
Jan 4, 2018
Need a Digital Detox? There’s a Browser Extension For That
With the holidays coming up, you may find yourself considering a break from the internet or a digital detox. If your want is stronger than your will, this browser extension is here to help. With one simple download, Nothing on the Internet will remove the content from whatever web pages you’re looking at, leaving only blank shapes and colors.
Dec 22, 2017
Use the 10-10-10 Rule to Decide How and Where to Spend Your Time
Try as we might to compartmentalize our time and be fully present in each of our life roles, in our increasingly fluid world, overlaps happen. And multi-tasking doesn’t work when you have to choose between physically being in two places at once or spending your time on one thing to the exclusion of another.
Dec 19, 2017
How To Thrive (Not Just Survive) in a Small Apartment
When we first visited illustrator Lisa Vanin’s Toronto studio apartment a couple of years ago, I was so impressed by how she made 390 square feet so livable. Cozy colors, vintage finds, a distinct living room and bedroom area—Lisa’s clearly a small home arranging wizard. But can living in such a small space be sustainable — mentally or physically — for the long haul? Can one thrive in under 400 square feet for years and years?
Dec 18, 2017
How To Get the Best Sleep Possible on an Airplane
Happy hectic travel season, y’all! If you’ve booked a red eye home for the holidays or are flying internationally to see your friends or family, you may be all too familiar with the in-flight sleep struggle. We’ve covered some of the best products to stick in your carry-on to help you drift off, and maybe you like to use it as TV catch up time, but winding down after a high-stress couple of hours is no easy task.
Dec 9, 2017
The Best and Most Beautiful Jewelry on Etsy
Did you know that you can find incredibly stylish, modern jewelry on Etsy? You can, if you just know where to look. We’ve rounded up a few of the best pieces, to save you the trouble of hunting. Any one of these would make an excellent gift for a friend or loved one, or even for yourself — we’re not telling. It’s always nice to have a few statement necklaces to reach for to add a little something else to an outfit, and this geometric piece fits the bill perfectly.
Nov 25, 2017
Here’s What This Weekend’s New Moon Means For Your Home
With the Sun traveling through Scorpio this past month, and meeting up for a sparklingly potent New Moon on 11/18, it’s time to roll up your sleeves, dig into the trenches, and get ready for some serious purging. But this lunar energy lends the zodiac’s Phoenix sign a softer, sweeter edge. Let change feel like simply slipping off an old duvet cover. Easy, breezy, and ready for brand new dreams. Below, your sign-by-sign guide to both the stars and your interstellar interiors.
Nov 13, 2017
From Morning to Night: 5 Ways to Practice Gratitude Today
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many people are starting to think about the things they’re thankful for. But sometimes—especially when things get stressful and you’re dealing with a major life change—it can be hard to get into the right frame of mind or even remember the things you’re grateful for.
Nov 11, 2017
Stop Buying Actual Garbage
I enjoy saving money, and as an obvious corollary, I hate wasting it. So when I put something that I spent money on in the garbage can, it rankles my frugal sensibilities and I wonder, Did I really have to buy that? Here’s how to stop buying things that will, shortly after they’re used, end up in the trash — and when it’s okay to say yes to the disposables. Disposable items offer convenience and efficiency.
Nov 1, 2017
Sensible and Stylish Product Swaps for a Less Wasteful Home
We all want to be less wasteful, but sometimes we use products—like paper napkins, for example—that are less environmentally-friendly because it’s the easiest thing for our routines, and the alternatives seem to require much more effort. And sometimes, they’re just not a stylish option for your home. But, there are plenty of product swaps that won’t make your life harder and will be easier on the environment—you just need to have a plan.
Oct 23, 2017
Wait a Sec, Are Foam Cups Actually Better for the Environment than Paper?
Foam cups have long been considered some of the worst things for the environment, and many establishments have swapped out their foam cups for paper instead. But is it actually helping? A few months ago, Reddit user Linz_mmb, who used to own a styrofoam recycling business, commented on a post about Dunkin Donuts’ use of foam cups to point out that foam isn’t all that bad, and, well… if it’s all true, it’s surprising. You can read the full comment below.
Oct 11, 2017
These Are The 6 Types of Minimalists. Which One Are You?
Minimalism, in modern culture, is a word infused with so much meaning that it doesn’t seem to mean anything any more. “Minimalism” is thrown around carelessly, and often offered (in the case of a book or an article, including many you might see on this site) without enough context to understand if we’re all on the same page. And often, we aren’t. It turns out there are many different ways to practice the same underlying, abstract foundation.
Oct 11, 2017
We All Need One: 6 Ways You Can Make Today a Guaranteed Good Day
Life gets crazy. With work, family, friends, and budgets to tend to everyday, it’s easy to get burned out. While some of us may try to micromanage our daily lives to ensure smooth sailing, the reality is even the most thought-out schedules are subject to change, leaving us in a tailspin. But fret not my fatigued friends: there’s still a bona fide way to take command of your whirlwind day. The secret?
Sep 18, 2017
7 Things to Do Tonight to Make Your Weeknight Feel Like a Weekend
Everybody’s working for the weekend, but that doesn’t mean your weeknights have to be a total drag. Sure, a long day’s work can be exhausting, but there’s still fun to be had in the hours of freedom you have once you get off. So, to help you make the most of your weeknights, we came up with a few easy ideas to make them seem more like, well, a Saturday. Here are seven things you can do Monday through Thursday to amp up your evenings, instead of waiting for the weekend.
Sep 5, 2017
Sleep Deprivation is Ruining Our Relationships, Science Confirms
As anyone who loves someone who snores can attest, getting a good night’s sleep is one of the hardest things to come by in your day-to-day life. But it’s pretty important for a happy relationship, according to a new study featured in the New York Times yesterday.
Sep 5, 2017
Relatable Human Shania Twain Doesn’t Get Enough Sleep, Is All of Us
If there is something we can all relate to, it’s being tired. So many people struggle with getting a proper amount of sleep, and even platinum recording artists can’t catch enough ZZZs. Despite being one of the best selling recording artists of all time, it’s been 15 years since Shania Twain released a new album. Though if you haven’t heard, we have good news: The Canadian “queen of country pop” is back with NOW, which drops September 29.
Aug 24, 2017
Wardrobe Crisis Averted: Rent the Runway Launches Same-Day Delivery
Imagine being able to order a new-to-you outfit to wear to that thing tonight — in your size, plus a backup size — the same way you’d order groceries for tonight’s dinner from Instacart. And from just $30. That’s the genius idea behind Rent the Runway’s new Same-Day Delivery Service, launching today in NYC.
Jul 27, 2017
Real Life Experiment: Is It Possible to Resist Temptation at Target?
Once I'm there, it's like, might as well try on some giant beach hats and pick up a paperweight shaped like a woodland creature and 25 sale yogurts. In other words, it gets weird.
Jul 17, 2017
Here’s One Big Reason Not To Sleep With Your Charging Phone
We already know that sleeping with your phone can negatively impact your health and relationship, but if that’s not enough to break your before bed screen habit, then perhaps the risk of fire will have you thinking twice before tucking in next to your electronics. A New Hampshire fire department recently posted a powerful message on Facebook about the dangers of sleeping with your charging electronics.
Jul 9, 2017
How To Stop Playing It Safe
Fear is a very convincing liar. It masquerades as a friendly internal voice — as something just trying to protect you from professional or financial ruin — but it often overstates the actual consequences at stake. And the thing that fear almost always forgets to mention? How miserable you might be if you don’t even try to follow your dreams.
Jul 7, 2017
In the Words of Wise Women: How to Ask for a Raise & Get Paid What You’re Worth
Most people — particularly those who are just starting out in their careers — find the prospect of asking for a raise daunting. Talking about money is often uncomfortable, and having to talk about yourself and why you’re worth a certain amount of moola can push the awkwardness factor off the charts. But, as one of the badass creative women we spoke to for this story pointed out, “If you don’t ask for yourself, who will?
Jun 30, 2017
Study Reveals The Most Common Items that Go Missing at Home
Americans collectively spend a whopping $2.7 billion dollars every year simply replacing the items they can't find.
Jun 29, 2017
ThredUP Wants to Be the Amazon of Thrift, Announces Its First Brick and Mortar Store Today
The shift in thrift took a massive leap today as sleek online secondhand brand thredUP unveiled details about its first brick-and-mortar store, slated to open on July 20th in a Texas outlet mall. They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and apparently that goes for the density of tech-enabled thrifters, too.
Jun 27, 2017
6 Badass Creatives On How to Get Past Being Told “No”
“Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,” croons Lee Ann Womack in 2000’s pop-country tune “I Hope You Dance.” But sometimes you can’t wait for a door (or window) to open. Sometimes you just have to open your own damn door. All people in creative fields get their ideas rejected at one point. (Yes, even Don Draper.
Jun 22, 2017
Amazon’s New Service Lets You Try On Clothes Before You Buy Them
Have you ever shopped for clothes on Amazon? The retail giant wants to make it even easier with their new Prime Wardrobe, a service that lets you order apparel and try it on at home before you lay down that credit card. Prime Wardrobe includes men’s, women’s, and kid’s clothing, shoes, and accessories from both popular department store brands and Amazon’s in house fashion labels.
Jun 21, 2017
6 Secrets for Getting Out of a Rut (That These Badass, Creative Women Know)
Colorful art and patterned textiles aren’t the only things I find myself envying while looking through the house tours we share. When I read about women kicking ass in creative careers and living in stylish, authentic homes, I want to know what they know. About design…and about navigating artistic lives. Seeing that these women have both careers and homes bursting with creativity, I want to know their secrets to getting out of a creative rut.
Jun 15, 2017
Beyond Cookie Butter: Here’s Why You Should Be Shopping Trader Joe’s for Your Beauty Stash
Trader Joe’s: The land of insanely addictive cookie butter, everything-bagel seasonings, and other super cheap snacking treasures; though it’s hard to steer my attention away from their Speculoos cookies and bake-and-serve Mandarin Orange Chicken, I’ve recently taken notice of TJ’s other charms…their beauty and skincare products.
May 12, 2017