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  • Dead Battery? How to Jump Start a Car Like a Pro

    Dead Battery? How to Jump Start a Car Like a Pro

    You run out of the house already late for work, hop in the car and turn the key in the ignition ... only to hear a "click click" noise instead of the comforting hum of the engine. Obviously...

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  • Lunar New Year: These Pups Are Ready For the Year of the Dog

    Lunar New Year: These Pups Are Ready For the Year of the Dog

    Friday marked Lunar New Year, and the good news for good doggos and playful puppers the world over is that this is their year—literally. It's now officially the Year of the Dog, and four-legged...

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  • 9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

    9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

    Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math questions such as, Is this shirt a good deal?...

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  • These SuperAdobe Homes Blend The Past and The Future

    These SuperAdobe Homes Blend The Past and The Future

    Utilizing primitive tactics to remedy a modern problem is undeniably smart, if you ask the designers behind this crop of SuperAdobe homes that comprise the CalEarth Institute, a non-profit...

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  • You'll love all the designer details at Modera Lofts.

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  • A 350-Square-Foot Brooklyn Studio Apartment with Vintage Charm — House Tour

    A 350-Square-Foot Brooklyn Studio Apartment with Vintage Charm — House Tour

    Name: Sarah and DanLocation: Fort Greene — Brooklyn, New YorkSize: 350 square feetYears lived in: Renting 4.5 years Sarah and Dan live in a beautifully preserved brownstone apartment in the...

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  • Are These Design Don'ts Killing Your Love Vibe?

    Are These Design Don'ts Killing Your Love Vibe?

    In their new book, Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune Into the Real You, Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro of Energy Muse offer up a variety of rituals to help you root, restore and...

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  • Before and After: The $100 Closet-Turned-Mudroom Makeover

    Before and After: The $100 Closet-Turned-Mudroom Makeover

    Other than the John Malkovich/Narnia door in the back, this was a totally ordinary closet. Thanks to a clever vision, some spatial strategizing, and a bunch of affordable accessories from...

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  • Small Bedroom Ideas: 5 Smart Ways to Get More Storage In Your Sleep Space

    Small Bedroom Ideas: 5 Smart Ways to Get More Storage In Your Sleep Space

    We're big advocates of doing more with less stuff, constantly encouraging you to declutter and pare down. Well, that's great, unless you need the stuff! If you have a tiny bedroom and...

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  • A New Swedish Fitness Trend Combines Jogging and Picking Up Trash

    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...

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  • 10 Reasons Why Menards Has Such a Huge Cult Following

    10 Reasons Why Menards Has Such a Huge Cult Following

    Hi, my name is Sarah Smith and I am a ridiculously devoted Menards shopper. Now, please understand: this doesn't just mean that I like the store and shop there often. At this point, I may...

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  • Color Theory 101: Making Complementary Colors Work for You

    Color Theory 101: Making Complementary Colors Work for You

    Do you remember the color wheel? Conventional color wisdom has it that colors that lie opposite to one another on the wheel—or complementary colors—are especially pleasing together. And lest...

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  • Big Brother Is Watching Your Cat

    Big Brother Is Watching Your Cat

    Things cats love: boxes, sunshine and destroying your privacy online. In an effort to raise awareness as to just how much information we're giving away on the internet, Florida State...

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  • ​How Bad is It Really to Wear New Clothes Before You Wash Them?

    ​How Bad is It Really to Wear New Clothes Before You Wash Them?

    Wearing new clothes straight from the store — without washing them — probably won't kill you, but it can cause some nasty reactions, and has the potential to pass along some ickiness that...

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  • 9 Stores with the Best Decor Sales This Holiday Weekend

    9 Stores with the Best Decor Sales This Holiday Weekend

    If you've been in the market for virtually anything home related, you're bound to score an amazing deal—or two—this President's Day weekend. We put our deal-finding goggles on and uncovered...

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  • "California Vintage Global Glam" in North Carolina — House Tour

    "California Vintage Global Glam" in North Carolina — House Tour

    Name: Ariene C. Bethea and Daren Z. Bethea II (and Mini)Location: Charlotte, North CarolinaSize: 3,100 Square FeetYears lived in: 9 years, owned There are dreamers and there are...

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  • The President's Day Sofa Sales To Shop This Weekend

    The President's Day Sofa Sales To Shop This Weekend

    How are you planning on celebrating President's Day? (Besides listening to the Hamilton soundtrack, of course.) If you're lucky, you'll have Monday off. But unlike most other three-day...

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  • Gorgeous Ways to Make Your Home a Lush Green Oasis

    Gorgeous Ways to Make Your Home a Lush Green Oasis

    We just got a tease of spring here in Florida, and it's making me itch to plant again. Living an apartment life means having not having a full outdoor garden, but that won't stop me from...

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  • You'll love all the designer details at Modera Lofts.

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  • Did Friends Predict Alexa and FaceTime? An Investigation

    Did Friends Predict Alexa and FaceTime? An Investigation

    Thanks to the abundance of streaming services these days, we're able to watch (and re-watch, and re-watch) our favorite TV shows, regardless of how long they've been off the air. Aside from...

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  • 7 Smart Kitchens Organized With IKEA GRUNDTAL Rails

    7 Smart Kitchens Organized With IKEA GRUNDTAL Rails

    If you weren't already hip to the IKEA GRUNDTAL system, now's the time to smarten up. A rail-based organizer that comes with hooks and stainless steel shelves and containers, this super slim...

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  • These Professional Organizer-Approved Shelves Are Currently On Sale — Deal of the Day

    These Professional Organizer-Approved Shelves Are Currently On Sale — Deal of the Day

    At Apartment Therapy, we are forever seeking to discover the secrets of organized people. And there is no organized person whose secrets we want more than, of course, professional organizers....

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