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Forget Aesthetics—Comfort Decorating is the Nostalgic, Pragmatic Trend We All Need Right Now
Comfort Decorating
Think of it like comfort food for your living space.
Aug 4, 2020
Learn to Read the “PAO” Symbol to Help You Declutter Your Toiletries
We’re here to remind you that there’s a super easy way to keep your beloved bathroom supplies up-to-date and your medicine cabinet less cluttered.
Jul 29, 2020
Need a Moment? Mini-Meditations Are Now Available Inside Snapchat for Free
The company recently rolled out the Headspace Mini, one of many bite-size applications developers and companies can launch on the platform.
Jul 23, 2020
Danica McKellar From ‘The Wonder Years’ Watches this Popular Disney Movie to Unwind
Plus, the scoop on her favorite stuffed animal (that's actually her son's).
Jul 21, 2020
Here's What a Laundry Expert Wants You to Know About Bringing Home New Clothes
It’s well known that germs can survive on soft surfaces like fabric.
Jul 19, 2020
Kerry Washington’s Garden Yoga Series on Instagram is the Mindfulness Break We Needed
Bathed in sunlight with healthy flowering plants and luscious grass, it’s the perfect place to do some stretching and breathing.
Jul 15, 2020
Take This Quiz To Find Out What You Need to Change About Your Work-From-Home Setup
Your productivity and health will thank you later.
Jul 8, 2020
There Are 5 Quarantine Cleaning Personalities—Which One Are You?
Plus some tips that can help you harness your energy, or triggers to look out for to avoid burnout.
Jul 2, 2020
This Mobile App That Lets You Exercise Outdoors Without Leaving the House
The 360-degree dynamic virtual workouts are set in picturesque real-world locations.
Jun 28, 2020
Nintendo’s Free Jump Rope Game Is an Adorable Way to Exercise at Home
All you need is a Nintendo Switch.
Jun 25, 2020
This New CDC Study Finds that One-Third of U.S. Households Are Cleaning Wrong
New evidence from the CDC found many people are cleaning incorrectly—and engaging in unsafe cleaning behaviors.
Jun 16, 2020
I Tried 5 Different Tricks to Cure My Insomnia—Here’s What Worked, and What Didn’t
It may take a little time and strategy, but those glorious hours of shut-eye are worth your while.
Jun 9, 2020
Pandemic Laundry Doesn’t Have to Stress You Out—Here Are 5 Ways to Make it Easier
We worked with a laundry expert to put together a list of worries you don't actually have to worry about.
Jun 8, 2020
6 Cat Breeds for People With Allergies (And Why There’s No Such Thing As Hypoallergenic Cats)
If you’ve ever Googled around for hypoallergenic cat breeds and come up with exactly zero results, that’s because hypoallergenic cats don’t really exist.
May 30, 2020
This Disney Piano Playlist Will Lull You Into a Magical Night’s Sleep
Meditation app Calm now features a playlist of peaceful piano lullaby versions of some of your favorite classic Disney songs.
May 28, 2020
How ClassPass Founder Payal Kadakia Spends Her Perfect Night In at Home
Her ideal night in involves face masks, ice cream, and binge-watching Netflix (so basically, same).
May 21, 2020
This Super Popular Weighted Blanket Now Comes in Kid Sizes
Touted as the “first of its kind,” the weighted blanket is designed with kids’ needs in mind.
May 20, 2020
There’s a Free 90-Minute Meditative Film on YouTube, in Case Your 5-Minute Practice Just Isn’t Cutting It
It "harnesses the power of ambient music and imagery crafted to calm your senses and increase mindfulness."
May 18, 2020
9 Tips for Getting in the Hang of a Regular Fitness Routine
From scheduling an activity to creating an inspiring space, these expert-approved tips can help you stay active while at home.
May 15, 2020
5 Things You Might be Forgetting to Disinfect, According to an Epidemiologist
If you find relief in spraying and wiping down every possible surface right now, don't forget to focus on disinfecting these five things, as recommended by an epidemiologist.
May 11, 2020
5 Things You Need to Know About Cleaning Your Face Mask, According to a PPE Expert
“I always recommend that you change your mask like you change your underwear: daily."
May 5, 2020
3 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Disinfecting with Bleach
Household bleach can be an effective way to stave off germs, including the novel coronavirus, but you need to make sure you follow expert instructions.
May 4, 2020
One Simple Change You Can Make to Your Entryway to Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus
Good hygiene isn’t just about washing your hands and wearing a mask.
May 1, 2020
Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Disinfect Your Floors
As with all disinfecting, it makes sense to take a targeted approach.
Apr 23, 2020
5 Things You Should Never Do with Hydrogen Peroxide
It's probably one of the most underrated cleaners of all time. But, as always, there are a few things to watch out for.
Apr 18, 2020
76 (Mostly Free) Virtual Things To Do at Home Right Now
Bookmark and browse whenever boredom strikes.
Apr 15, 2020
What to Do Before, During, and After Someone (Like a Plumber or Landlord) Enters Your Home
Know it before you need it: Here's what an epidemiologist recommends for maintaining health and safety during essential in-home visits.
Apr 14, 2020
Stanford’s “Smart Toilet” Can Detect Certain Illnesses By Analyzing Your Excrement
In the future, a diagnosis might just be a bathroom visit away.
Apr 13, 2020
My New Favorite Eye Mask Is Like a Weighted Blanket For the Face
It's like wrapping a tiny weighted blanket around your head.
Apr 13, 2020
Celebrities Aren’t Taking Bubble Baths to Relax—Here’s What They’re Doing Instead
We went back into the archives of “Perfect Night In” to find out.
Apr 10, 2020
The Sanitizer Everyone Has at Home and Will Never Run Out Of
When disinfecting products are in short supply, you have to be creative. Fortunately, we all have access to one of the most effective sanitizers out there—and it’s totally free.
Apr 9, 2020
There’s One Easy Bathroom Habit That Can Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus
You can prevent 80 percent of potentially harmful germs with a flick of the wrist.
Apr 3, 2020
Bobbi Brown Is Holding a Free Makeup MasterClass To Make You Feel Your Best at Home
You'll get the chance to ask Bobbi Brown your personal makeup questions, too!
Apr 1, 2020
The Best Home Items To Use When You Don’t Have Workout Equipment, According to Fitness Experts
No fitness equipment? No problem.
Apr 1, 2020
This $15 Journal Helps Me Feel Less Anxious Before I Go to Bed
It helps me be more intentional for tomorrow, too.
Apr 1, 2020
6 Laundry Tips an Expert Thinks You Should Know During the Coronavirus Outbreak
To learn more about the best (and most hygienic) laundry practices during a pandemic, we spoke with a laundry expert.
Apr 1, 2020
15 Hand Creams That You Need When You’re Washing Your Hands All the Time
Dry skin relief is this way.
Mar 31, 2020
So... Someone Sneezed Into the Air. Here's What to Do Next.
You can’t always predict when a cough or sneeze is coming on. And you definitely can't control roommates who won't take their health seriously.
Mar 28, 2020
From Dance Parties to Book Clubs, Here Are the Best Video Apps for Each Home Activity
Not all video apps are created equal!
Mar 27, 2020
7 Habits You Need to Start (Right Now) If You Suspect Someone in Your Home Is Sick
Here are seven steps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends if you’re living in the same home as a sick person.
Mar 27, 2020
Here’s How To Exercise Your Dog Indoors, According To a Professional Trainer
Keep your dog happy and healthy, without leaving the house.
Mar 27, 2020
11 (New-to-Them) Activities Apartment Therapy Staffers Have Tried Out While Staying at Home
We're getting creative, to say the least!
Mar 26, 2020
Flour Shop’s Amirah Kassem Likes to Spend Her Nights In with Coloring Books and Ice Cream
Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Mar 26, 2020
You Can Virtually Hike Grand Canyon National Park and See the Colorful Rock Layers Up Close
Walk along the hanging cliffs and canyon walls, and get ready for the breathtaking views.
Mar 26, 2020
The First 5 Things to Do When You Walk in the Door, According to a Microbiologist
Yes, grocery store hauls require a whole other level of vigilance right now.
Mar 26, 2020
Why It’s So Hard for You to Finish Even the Smallest Half-Done Home Projects
I have the pulls, I have the dresser, I have the screwdriver, and I have the time. But I haven’t been able to find one thing to get the job done: the motivation to simply do it.
Mar 26, 2020
Here’s How to Work From Home with Your Partner, Kids, Roommate, or Parents
Regardless of the household dynamic, one thing is for certain: working from home together isn't always easy.
Mar 25, 2020
4 Reasons Why You Should Keep Your Daily Routines When Working From Home
It could help your productivity, among other things.
Mar 24, 2020
4 Simple Habits of People Who Always Go to Bed on Time
Sleep procrastination is a real thing. Here's how to stop.
Mar 24, 2020
From Tokyo to Washington D.C., This Virtual Tour Lets You Visit Famous Cherry Blossom Sites Around the World
The destinations were picked by local guides, so you're in good hands.
Mar 23, 2020
The Easiest Way to Sanitize Your Bed Sheets, According to a Laundry Expert
Even if you have access to a washer, you might want to take this extra maintenance step just to be sure you’re not sleeping in a literal bed of germs.
Mar 23, 2020
Feeling Stressed? These Meditation Apps Are Free Right Now
Mar 22, 2020
How Long Can Germs (Like the Coronavirus) Live on Surfaces at Home?
Researchers are only beginning to understand how long the novel coronavirus can survive on surfaces, but here's what we know.
Mar 22, 2020
Here Are the Aquariums and Zoos Sharing Live Videos of Animals, Because We All Need This Right Now
Sometimes there’s no better relief than watching a cute animal at play.
Mar 20, 2020
Everything at Anthropologie is 25% Off This Weekend, Including These Little Luxuries
Time to take your self-care game to the next level.
Mar 20, 2020
You Can Virtually Tour These Lush Gardens Around the World to Celebrate the First Day of Spring
What better way to welcome spring?
Mar 19, 2020
These Gyms and Fitness Brands Are Offering Free Virtual Workout Classes to Do At Home
From full-body workouts to yoga and meditation sessions, there's something for everyone.
Mar 18, 2020
Do I Really Need 8 Hours Of Sleep Every Night? And 10 Other Things We’re Told Are Mandatory
Here’s what you need to know to rest easy.
Mar 18, 2020
You Can Now Virtually Tour These U.S. National Parks From Wherever You Are
From the kayaking through icebergs in Alaska to diving through shipwrecks in Florida, adventure virtually awaits.
Mar 18, 2020
8 Remote-Friendly Companies That Will Pay You To Take a Vacation
A guilt-free and financially beneficial way to use your PTO.
Mar 12, 2020
A Microbiologist Shares How “Target Hygiene” Cleaning Can Help When Everyone’s Getting Sick
We’ve got good news for you: You probably don’t have to spend all day disinfecting.
Mar 11, 2020
Here’s Everything the CDC Wants You to Know About Cleaning Your Home Right Now
Here's a condensed version of the health agency's recommendations for how healthy people should be cleaning their homes right now.
Mar 10, 2020
Why 70 Percent Alcohol Disinfects Better Than 91 Percent, According to a Microbiologist
There’s a counter-intuitive rule of thumb to follow when you clean with alcohol.
Mar 9, 2020
I Tried a Hands-Free Automatic Soap Dispenser at Home and I’ll Never Go Back
Knowing how easily and quickly I could wash up turned a switch on in my brain that kept committed to hand-washing.
Mar 8, 2020
If You Read This Sleep Tip Tomorrow, It’ll Be Too Late
Take matters into your own hands so that the inevitable lost hour doesn't catch you unawares.
Mar 6, 2020
Please Don’t Use Tito’s Vodka to Make DIY Hand Sanitizer, Begs Tito’s Vodka
Twitter users were claiming that the drinking alcohol can be used to make a homemade hand sanitizer.
Mar 5, 2020
The DIY Sanitizer Recipes You’re Seeing Everywhere Don’t Work—Here’s the Right Way to Do It
Some people are taking sanitizing matters into their own hands (pun intended). Here's why that won't work.
Mar 5, 2020
3 Disinfectants You Can Use If You Can’t Find Clorox Wipes
Brand loyalty is great, but the best product is the one you can find (or already have at home).
Mar 5, 2020