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
The Right Decor Can Make You More Productive, Study Says
You’ve probably heard the saying “a picture’s worth a thousand words” more times than you can count by now, but a recent study from CanvasPop shows that the old adage is on to something. As it turns out, art and decor can have a major impact on your happiness and productivity, especially in the workplace. In offices where employees are able to choose their own art and decor, people were found to be 30 percent more productive—plus, they had fewer health complaints.
May 7, 2017
Can Custom Made-for-You Shampoo Really Give You the Best Hair Day Ever?
My hair has a life of its own. Along with being oily, limp, and color-treated, the texture is super fine—meaning it’s prone to tangling, frizzing, and generally being all over the place. I’ve rocked the bedhead look for the better part of the past decade because of this unruliness. I’ve also made the quest for the perfect shampoo and conditioner a priority for the past few years—i.e.
Apr 21, 2017
The Scary Consequences of Old Electronics (& How To Prevent Them)
Have you ever thought about what happens when you get rid of your old phone? Electronic waste may not be a splashy cause, but it’s a necessary one. Let’s take a look at how old tech is impacting people and the planet, and what you can do about it. Saturday is Earth Day. But of course, every day is Earth Day, unless you live on the moon. We are all roommates on this big blue marble and, you would hope, feel at least some obligation to protect it.
Apr 21, 2017
Real People Reveal the Home Purchases That Make Them the Happiest
When you’re on a tight budget, it can be difficult to decide what to spend your hard-earned cash on. Do you splurge on the fun stuff? Be responsible and renovate? There’s no one answer that’s right for everyone. But, reading what’s been worth the money to other people might help you figure out what’s most important to you. Below, eight people (who know a thing or two about making a home) share the purchases that had the biggest impact on their happiness at home.
Apr 5, 2017
9 Truths About Making a Home That Are Worth Remembering
From fretting over which wall color to choose to wondering if you made the right decision on that couch, there are a lot of physical element decisions that go into making a home. It’s absolutely worth the time to learn about design principles, storage ideas and decor tricks — all things that will make your space so much more livable and enjoyable.
Mar 27, 2017
How a Bungalow in Los Angeles Gave Me My Best “Plan B” Life
Meredith Maran is the author of The New Old Me: My Late-Life Reinvention. So shoot me: I’m a feminist, and a homebody. Domestic goddess. Nest-featherer. The world might be falling down around me (as it has, in fact, been doing since November)—but give me a cozy, uncluttered, tastefully decorated house to come home to, a well-stocked kitchen in which to bake my mother’s brownies and simmer the marmalade I make from the bounty of my own lemon tree, and I’ll be fine.
Mar 23, 2017
Step Up Your Style: 150 Ways to Refine and Reinvent Your Home and Wardrobe
We know that not everyone’s idea of whole-life balance makes room for the way you feel about your style. But we’re taking a gamble that since you’re here with us at Apartment Therapy, dear reader, that you take style seriously. The way you dress your body and dress your home are reflections of you, and when either one of them don’t quite feel right, it’s like the wind has been taken from your sails.
Mar 15, 2017
Real People Reveal How They Started Living More Minimally
As I look around my apartment, full to the brim with colors, patterns, knick-knacks and throw pillows, the thought occurs to me that I don’t even know where to start living a more minimal lifestyle. Give away everything I own? Before I do something drastic, I’m going to listen to these people whose homes are beautiful and simple. They’ve shared how they started their journey of living minimally. Robyn shares a Toronto home with her partner Sam and their two dogs Carl and Prune.
Mar 9, 2017
Do You Dream of the Simple Life? 9 Instagram Accounts to Follow
If you’re looking to lead a simpler life, reconnect with nature, maybe even snag a few backyard chickens, look no further then Instagram, where happy homesteaders share peeks of their idyllic agrarian lives with the rest of us. You can find practical advice and inspiration for making everything from clothes to kombucha, or just get lost in a sea of perfectly styled shots of adorable kiddos in rustic wool caps running wild in the woods.
Mar 5, 2017
How Saying No Changed My Life and How It Can Change Yours Too
I used to pride myself in being a “yes girl”. If my girlfriends invited me out for drinks, I said hell yeah even though what I really wanted to do was just spend the night reading in bed. If my boss asked if I could take on an extra assignment, I happily accepted even though I was already feeling overwhelmed. “Yes” was pretty much my automatic response to (almost) everything.
Feb 21, 2017
This Finnish Relaxation Practice Includes Drinking at Home Alone In Your Underwear
Welcome to Scandi Week—Apartment Therapy’s seven-day focus on all-things Scandinavia (often defined as the countries of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway). Sometimes it seems like the whole world is obsessed with trying to copy this corner of the globe, from its timeless style aesthetic to its now-famous coziness rituals. For the next week, we’ll take a look at all of it—cleaning, pop culture, and of course tons of eye-popping design inspiration.
Feb 18, 2017
Did You Know? You Can Get Free Coloring Pages From Libraries & Museums
A therapeutic wave of childhood nostalgia just washed over us, and this sudden flashback is all because of The New York Academy of Medicine Library’s #ColorOurCollections social media campaign. Our minds have ventured back to a moment in our childhoods where we had just realized that coloring with crayons was way better than tasting them.
Feb 18, 2017
6 Things You Should Do Sunday Night (So You Don’t Have to Do Them Monday Morning)
Monday mornings are hard enough, so why not take some of the pressure off? If you take some time out of your Sunday night to get stuff done, you’ll have less to do in the morning (Translation: You can hit the snooze button and not feel guilty about it!). Just a few changes to your weekend routine will make your Monday morning far less stressful and hectic.
Feb 17, 2017
Just Do It: Start a “No Pressure” Book Club (& See Your Friends More)
Book clubs are great because they make you read more and hold you accountable for doing so (no one wants to show up to a book club meeting when they haven’t actually read the book up for discussion) and they also give you an excuse to see friends more often (and for something meaningful, too). But if you lead a busy life and don’t have time to devote to reading novels all the time, a book club can be a lot to handle on top of all your work and other activities and responsibilities.
Feb 13, 2017
The Art of Living: Life Lessons from an 88-Year-Old Ballet Teacher
I’ve always believed that homes need good design to support a good life, but the greatest design of all is the design of a life itself. Visiting my aunt Sheila last year in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I was stunned watching her teach for the first time and shocked to realize that in my whole life of knowing her, I’d never really known this side of her as Ms. Rozann, master ballet teacher.
Feb 12, 2017
Netflix Can Wait: 10 Other Things to Do With Your Time Tonight
So… it’s not date night and you don’t have any major plans, but that doesn’t mean you have to be relegated to a night of watching Netflix on the couch. If you and your partner are bored of the same TV routine, there are plenty of little ways to switch it up without leaving—or straying far from—home, or putting in too much effort when you’re already tired from a long day. Need some suggestions? Here are 10 you can try tonight.
Feb 11, 2017
These New Skincare Products Are a Perfect Après Ski Routine
No matter if you love to hit the slopes, or if your idea of sport is watching from in front of a warm fire, winter weather is rough on the skin. Check out a few new products designed to keep your face as fresh as that powder in Aspen or Jackson Hole. And while you’re at it, remember that skiing conditions are going to leave your skin pretty vulnerable thanks to the sun, the wind, and general altitude dryness.
Feb 4, 2017
Get Your Resolutions (& Your Passions) Back On Track with the Passion Planner
We’ve all been there… it’s the end of December, gearing up for the new year, and you start thinking of everything you want to accomplish in 2017. Eat healthy! Do yoga! Meditate! Catch up with old friends! Read all the books, go all the places, do all the things! By the time January 31st rolls around, you’re back in your old habits and the goals that felt so clear have fallen by the wayside.
Feb 2, 2017
We (Bravely) Tried the (Really, Sort of Scary) Product That Claims to Make Your Feet Baby Soft
Last week, we introduced a new series in which we put cult classic beauty products to the test to find out whether they’re worth the hype. First, we set our gaze on the best-selling Maybelline Great Lash mascara; now, we’re tackling Baby Foot, an exfoliating peel for the feet made internet famous thanks to the many shudder-inflicting photos of molting skin posted by users.
Jan 31, 2017
Does This Heralded Drugstore Mascara Deserve the Hype?
We’ve all had that moment where someone has recommended a product to you in which they say, “Everyone loves this, it’s perfect. It cleared up my skin and made my lashes longer and crushed all my enemies!” There are a lot of cosmetics out there that have been heavily recommended for ages now, so it’s time we take a look at them and see if they really are worth the hype.
Jan 26, 2017
Have a Beautiful Year: Easy-to-Keep Beauty Resolutions
Whether you’re opting to work out more regularly or make time to unplug for a set number of hours a day, the best New Year’s resolutions are a combination of self-care and self-improvement. Though it may sound trivial, don’t forget to squeeze in some skincare efforts, as well.
Jan 14, 2017
Don’t Worry About Failing at “Resolutions” This New Year (Just Set Better Goals)
I’ve never been a person who’s good at New Year’s resolutions. I’d always set my sights on a bunch of lofty aspirations and then wind up dropping off after a few months or a few weeks, never getting to exactly where I’d hoped I would by the time the next December 31st rolled around. And it always felt terrible, because I thought I was failing. In 2016, I decided to try something new.
Jan 4, 2017
Unlock Your Ingenuity: 7 Ways to Be Your Most Creative Self
Maybe you feel like you’re not a creative person in general, or maybe you just need a little bit of a push to find the solution you’re seeking—either way, there are plenty of small things you can do to be more creative. It might not feel like it, but the brilliant thoughts and ideas you’re looking for are already in your head, waiting to be put down on paper, you just can’t see them yet.
Dec 31, 2016
Goal (Dis)oriented: Why I’m Setting Intentions for 2017 Instead of Resolutions
I’ve been setting New Year’s goals and resolutions for like, forever. Every December 31, I sit down to craft a super long list of things I want to achieve in the New Year. Every year, I tick a few things off my list, which feels incredible, but the things I don’t accomplish make me feel like I didn’t do enough. (Sound familiar?) Instead, for 2017, I’m doing things a little differently—opting for New Year’s intentions instead.
Dec 28, 2016
Mindful Money: Habits to Encourage Abundance & Help You Hang on to More of Your Money
When it comes to making more money, we tend to focus on working hard, landing that new job or getting that promotion—often overlooking how powerful our thoughts are at manifesting our reality. When you change your relationship with money, you might find that you’re able to hang on to more of it. Here, I’m sharing four of my favorite money habits that will help keep you in an abundant state of mind. Anytime money flows into your life, feel gratitude for it.
Dec 27, 2016
10 Thoughts on a Happy Home Life, Scandi-Style (As Told By a Londoner Living in Malmö)
As we head into the scary winter months, our admiration for everything Scandinavian seems to grow exponentially with each degree the temperature drops. How does Sweden rank among the happiest countries when it has such dark, cold winters? In search of some answers, we turned to Niki Brantmark, the blogger behind My Scandinavian Home, who lives in a townhouse by the sea in southern Sweden.
Dec 20, 2016
10 Inspirational Movie, TV and Book Quotes to Help You Be Your Best Self
Inspiration can come from all sorts of places. Friends and family members give us advice when we struggle, celebrities and other iconic figures give us something to aspire to, and romantic relationships teach us a lot about ourselves and what we want out of life. But, suprisingly, sometimes the ideas that stick with us—the ones that light fires under us and inspire us to keep going and do our best—come from our favorite movies, shows and novels.
Dec 13, 2016
Terrible at Remembering Names? Steal These Habits from People Who Are Memory Masters
How awesome do you feel when you run into someone you met once, a while ago, and they greet you by name? How awesome would it be to be that person who makes others feel that sort of “you matter” euphoria? Whether the reasons are business or personal, knowing someone’s name goes a long way in forging a lasting relationship. Here’s how to do it. So if someone says, “Hello, I’m Daytona,” you say, “Nice to you meet you, Daytona, I’m so-and-so.
Dec 7, 2016
How to Handle Cheer Pressure: Your Guide to Gracefully Scrooging Out for the Holidays
For some people, the holidays really are the most wonderful time of the year—but for others, January 1st can’t come soon enough. There are tons of reasons why you might not want to celebrate—maybe you just don’t like the holidays, maybe you’ve got social anxiety and the pressure of attending party after party is too much, or maybe you need to take time to focus on your mental health for other reasons.
Dec 5, 2016
Sleep in the Stacked Barn! Learn Guitar from Maroon 5!
You may have been reading the updates on the building of the Stacked Barn here, but in an effort to shamelessly support my daughter’s school I’m giving it away for one weekend after it’s finished. You too, could make history and sleep in the soon-to-be-iconic Stacked Barn. Or, should you prefer, you could have a guitar lesson from the iconic James Valentine of Maroon 5 fame.
Dec 1, 2016
How Do You Gracefully Get Out of Plans? (When You’re Overbooked or Just Really Don’t Want to Go)
Because sometimes you're overbooked or just don't want to go.
Nov 29, 2016
Be Prepared: Stress Reducing Tips for Surviving Your Holiday Travels
When Andy Williams (and every other singer who’s ever released a cover of the song) sang “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” he obviously wasn’t thinking about the whole holiday travel thing. Whether you’re flying, driving, or taking a train or a bus, there’s no getting around the fact that sometimes traveling during the holidays just, well… sucks.
Nov 18, 2016
Consciously Uncoupled: 7 Solo Activities to Enjoy This Winter
Two major things tend to happen come winter: One, it gets cold and finding things to do—honestly, just leaving the house—becomes a chore. And two, if you’re single, it feels like everyone around you is coupling up. Winter feels like a time to be cozy and romantic, but sometimes the best thing you can do is take this time to focus on yourself.
Nov 11, 2016
How To Pack Light (While Still Taking Along Every Product You Own)
We all have that friend who knows how to pack light—the one who loves showing off her modest weekender bag next to your overstuffed full-size suitcase. The same one who then asks to borrow your toothpaste, and who you suspect swiped some of the shampoo you left in the shower. So, is there really a way to do it? Can you actually pack light and still bring all the essentials? Yes, and these mini cosmetics, tools and toiletries may be the secret solution.
Nov 10, 2016
6 Modern Ways to Take Your Gratitude Practice to the Next Level
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to kick your gratitude practice up a notch. Gratitude is a super tool for living a happy life, and the modern way to do it is nothing like the gradeschool-style hand turkeys marked with notions like “I’m thankful for my mom and Lego.
Nov 4, 2016
The 5 Worst Misconceptions About Living Alone
Living with roommates isn’t always easy, but for some reason, there are so many preconceived notions about living alone. Your living arrangement doesn’t necessarily reflect on who you are as a person—it’s more about doing some soul-searching and figuring out what works best for you.
Oct 26, 2016
How to Befriend Your Next-Door Neighbors (I Mean, If You Want To)
When you move into a new apartment building or a new neighborhood, do you try to make friends with your neighbors, or do you just go about your business? Sometimes, it makes sense to keep to yourself, but if your neighbors seem like the kind of people you’d like to get to know, it might be worth it to put yourself out there a little bit.
Oct 23, 2016
How to Leave a Friendship (Gracefully, and Without Hurt Feelings)
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been dumped and heard the words “just friends.” We’ve all been there—and we’ve probably all used the same lame excuse to break up with someone, too. “Just friends” is such a common way to let someone down gently, but when you really think about it, it doesn’t make much sense.
Oct 12, 2016
10 Signs That Show It’s Time to Live on Your Own
You love your apartment, but there’s one thing you would change if you could—your roommate. It could be that your roommate is actually the worst, but maybe it’s not about them—maybe, it’s you. Maybe it’s that, deep down, you know you’d rather live alone. Whether you daydream about your perfect studio or you dread spending any time around your roommates, these might be signs that it’s time to get your own place.
Oct 12, 2016
Our Editors’ Favorite Fall Lipsticks (One is Under $2!)
While there are no hard and fast rules anymore about wearing white after Labor Day or magenta lipstick year round, the change of seasons can spark a desire for warmer hues and deeper colors. We asked our editors to share their go-to fall lipsticks, and they range from Sephora splurges to drugstore steals.
Oct 11, 2016
An Unexpected Truth: Going to Concerts by Yourself is Actually the Best
Concerts and movies are great group activities, sure, but they don’t have to be group outings. It seems like most people wouldn’t (or at least, haven’t) gone to to a concert or to see a movie by themselves—and if you haven’t, you’re missing out. It may sound weird, but giving myself permission to go to things like that alone was one of the best things I could have ever done for myself.
Oct 7, 2016
How To Bust Through a Creative Block: Good Advice from Great Artists
No matter your profession, creative blocks can and will arise from time to time. One minute you’ll be bursting with originality and enthusiasm—and the next you might feel totally stuck. You’ve probably already heard of all the typical ways to bust through those blocks such as meditating, exercising, and spending time in nature, but here I’m sharing a few different methods you may not have heard of before that will get your creative juices flowing again in no time.
Oct 3, 2016
The Secrets of Being a Good Listener—They’re Not What You Think
Is there anything better than a great conversation? Is there anything more frustrating than not being listened to? If your answer to both these questions is “no,” or if you’ve found that others get frustrated with you for not listening, read on for a ton of tips that will help your chats be far more fun, friendly, and productive.
Sep 28, 2016
Get Your Wellness and Wallet Back on Track this Fall by Eating at Home
To any of you who need a bit of a fire lit under them to fire up the stove this fall, here are a few tips for easing your way back into the kitchen.
Sep 22, 2016
I Needed to Slow Down So I Moved To a New City…And It Worked
Busy. It’s become a badge of honor, an excuse, a shield to hide behind, a reality for many and above all, a buzzword to avoid. Whether you are trying to be less busy or are currently drowning in it, I’ve managed to slow down (a bit) in my own life, and have a famous city in the South to thank. My penchant for constant movement isn’t just a product of my generation; it’s genetics, too.
Sep 15, 2016
Why You Need a Selfie Mirror (For Your Home & Your Health)
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but studies and go back and forth on the power of the selfie. Some say taking selfies is actually bad for your self-esteem while others say they have a more positive effect, and the internet is full of think pieces debating the same thing. Of course, taking a selfie isn’t a cure-all for your confidence, but it can’t hurt to celebrate when you feel good about yourself by taking pictures (whether you post them to Instagram or not).
Sep 8, 2016
Why It’s OK to Be Late Sometimes
In my teens and early twenties I was always the first to arrive, and had to consciously make an effort to not be early. I hated being late. Hated it. But when I moved to a bigger city, started a more demanding “grown-up” job, and generally developed a more complicated—sometimes unpredictable—life, my ways changed. While the only people who beat me to office meetings these days are interns, I’m not quite the stickler I used to be regarding promptness.
Sep 5, 2016
7 Simple Daily Habits that Will Make You Less Wasteful
When you read about a woman who makes only a Mason Jar worth of waste per year, it’s hard not to think you’re doing life wrong. We all want to do right by the environment, but getting started along the path to a more sustainable lifestyle can seem daunting. The good news is it really is easy being green. By making small modifications in your daily life, you can significantly reduce your waste output.
Aug 25, 2016
How Count.It is Helping Us Crush Our Fitness Goals Every Month
You might think that sitting behind computers all day makes us all soft, but you’d have to think again! Here in our NY Offices and also remotely, all of our employees are a part of a super cool, digital wellness network that tracks our exercise, prods us along (we can compete with other companies) and keeps up our fitness awareness. Founded by my brother, Oliver Ryan, Count.it is an awesome addition to our company culture, so I’m proud to share this short video he just made.
Aug 20, 2016
How Not to Let the Summer Slowdown Affect Your Productivity at Work
Traditional 9-to-5 jobs can be tedious, but there’s a shift that tends to happen every summer in offices across the country. As jeans and sandals become part of the dress code, you’ll start to notice fewer people in the office. Everyone is either on vacation, getting ready for one, or just got back to a mountain of emails. Productivity slumps. Recurring meetings are cancelled week-to-week, and deadlines become a little bit more flexible.
Jul 26, 2016
Famed Photographer Bill Cunningham Dies at 87
Legendary New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham died on Saturday at the age of 87. He had been hospitalized recently after a stroke. Born in Boston in 1929, Cunningham moved to New York after dropping out of Harvard. He started out as a hat designer, and when the fashions became less formal in the 1960s, he picked up a camera instead.
Jun 26, 2016
The One Home Habit You Can Never Start Too Soon
I want to propose a new addition to the list of Things That are Better When You’re 22.
May 12, 2016
5 Mind Hacks to Steal from Highly Productive People
You don't need more coffee. Just a new frame of mind.
Mar 24, 2016
The Editors Weigh In: Small Design Details That Make a Big Impact
Vibrant, dramatic wall paint makes a big visual impact in just about any room. As does a patterned sofa in the living room or a graphic rug in the kitchen. But it’s not just the big, bold design decisions that make noticeable changes to the look or feel of your home. In this post, members of the Apartment Therapy editorial team weigh in on the smaller design details they think make a big difference.
Mar 6, 2016
How To Love the Home You Have Just a Little Bit More
Valentine’s Day has come and gone for another year, leaving everyone thinking about love and relationships. But what about the relationship you have with your home? Here are five (free!) things you can do to love your home just a little bit more. Get rid of some stuff. Lots of advice about how to make your home better revolves around bringing in something new.
Feb 17, 2016
Tried & Tested: How To Get Your Kid To Sleep in their Own Bed
They’ve got a super cute room with a comfy bed. Why don’t they ever sleep in it? And when they do? Why is it never alone?! If it’s time to get your little one to sleep through the night in his or her own bed, here’s advice on how to do just that. First, let’s face facts: the issue of our kids sleeping in our beds is not totally about them. It’s also about us. We like it! We like snuggles! We like that they are little! And that’s okay.
Feb 10, 2016