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Wellness

Kitchen Habits for Eating Healthier and Reducing Waste

Registered dietician, mother, and Body Kindness author Rebecca Scritchfield weighs in on kitchen habits that can help you eat better, shop smarter, and waste less food.

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Kitchen

What Does That Food Label Really Mean? Your Kitchen Cabinets Decoded

Though some food labels may seem like marketing fluff, most are tightly regulated and can inform consumers of a food’s nutritional value, health claims, and manufacturing process. We talked to Jacquelyn Nyenhuis, a registered dietician, to get the lowdown on common food product labels.

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Lifestyle

Why You Should Start Swedish Death Cleaning in Your Twenties

Swedish death cleaning isn’t just for the aging. Dr. Kristen Fuller, M.D., of the Center for Discovery weighs in on how the practice of eliminating unnecessary belongings can benefit you long before you leave this earth.

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Rooms

31 Ways to Ditch Plastic in Every Room

Roughly 9.1 billion tons of plastic have been produced since the 1950s, and since most plastic doesn’t break down, all of that plastic will remain in our environment for hundreds of years. Making simple changes like using a reusable tote bag or water bottle can limit our plastic use and save the environment.

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Bedroom

How Soon Is Too Soon to Transition Your Child’s Room When They Leave for College?

Many parents, guardians, and caretakers are sending young adults to college for the very first time this month—so what should be done with the bedroom that’s been vacated? How soon is too soon to make a change?

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The Latest in Renovation

Inspiration

Before & After: The Details of a Kitchen Designer’s Modern Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen designer Stephanie Pierce shows us the before and after of her total kitchen renovation. See how she maximized space, organization, and durability.

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Renovation

How Much Should You Really Be Budgeting for a Home Renovation?

It’s estimated that nearly half of home renovations go over budget, so how can you plan for the unexpected when it comes to a costly project? We explore how much you should really be budgeting for your reno and how to ensure you stay within budget and on schedule.

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Home Safety

Egress Windows: Types, Requirements, and Safety Considerations

Prepare your home for an emergency by ensuring your homes meets egress window safety requirements. In this article, we’ll discuss types of egress windows, international building code requirements, and considerations for installing egress windows.

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Lifestyle

Accommodating the Needs of a Multigenerational Household

For multigenerational households that aren’t looking to buy or build a new house, there are changes that can be made to an existing space to make it work for everyone. Here are three ways to accommodate the needs of a multigenerational household.

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Real Estate

9 Most Sought-After Home Improvements

When you’re getting ready to list your house, knowing what buyers are in the market for is key. We looked at data on new-construction single-family homes to give you a better idea of the most sought-after features for homes in the US today.

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The Latest in Inspiration

Inspiration

Sherwin-Williams 2019 Color of the Year Is Straight Out of 1972

Sherwin-Williams 2019 color of the year is Cavern Clay, an earthy, ruddy shade that's a little bit Southwestern dessert, a little bit Wonder Years. See the rich new color and get styling ideas.

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Inspiration

I Will goop My Home Faster Than You: Gwyneth Paltrow Releases Line with CB2

goop x CB2 is out today. See our top picks for Gwyneth's new line of completely extra furniture, decor, tableware, and accessories.

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House Tours

Scraping the Surface: Inside a Painter’s Refined Wicker Park Home

Tour painter Mark Yee’s Wicker Park mansion on Beer Baron Row and see how the design team at Vincere Chicago turned a neglected mansion into a luxurious family home made for parties of seventy-five and coffee for two.

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Inspiration

Fall 2018 Interior Design Trend Predictions

Take a look at these 10 fall interior design predictions. Think deeper hues, metallic accents, and large pendant lights. We talked to a few interior design experts and got their take on the trends that are going to take off this season.

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Inspiration

Want to Bobby Berk Your Home? Here’s How

Design staples and favorite brands of Queer Eye’s interior design pro, Bobby Berk. Get tips for capturing his inspired style and learn how to see the potential of your space like a pro.

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House Tours

Before & After: Tour a Renovated One-Hundred-Year-Old Brooklyn Brownstone

See the before and after of a fully renovated 1882 Brooklyn brownstone with a brand new kitchen and bathroom, expansive private patio, and even an updated floor plan.

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Inspiration

24 Housewarming Gifts for Your Host or Hostess

Twenty-four housewarming gifts for your host or hostess that are better than a candle or a bottle of wine. For the cook, the beer lover, the decorator, the tech nerds, the socially responsible, and more.

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The Latest in Maintenance

Maintenance

How to Vacuum: The Ultimate Guide

The ultimate guide on how to vacuum with insight from experts at Dyson, Miele, Roomba Stanley Steemer, and more. We'll address how to pick the right vacuum for you, how to make the most of attachments, how to care for your floors, and even how vacuums work. But ultimately, we'll answer the question: Is there a right way to vacuum?

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Maintenance

Best Bathroom Cleaners of 2018

We’ve reviewed the best bathroom cleaner solutions, accessories, chemical-free options, and DIY recipes to keep your bathroom fresh and clean. Check out our 2018 bathroom cleaner guide.

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Bathroom

A Guide to Buying the
Best Shower Filter

Shower filters remove harmful elements like chlorine and chloramine from your water and can reduce dry skin, irritation, and hair loss. View our guide to the best shower filters of 2018.

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Curb Appeal

What You Can Do About Messy Neighbors

Advice from the pros about how you can solve the problem of messy neighbors. How you can broach the subject with your neighbors, what authorities you can appeal to for help, and how you can obscure the view.

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Maintenance

How to Clean Blinds of All Types

Dirty blinds can harbor dust, pet fur, and other allergens that affect the indoor air quality of your home. Learn how to clean blinds quickly and effectively with this step-by-step guide.

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Home Safety

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Learn how to prepare for a hurricane with this complete guide detailing what to include in a disaster kit, how to secure your home, how to create a family emergency plan, and what steps are necessary to ensure safety for your family and pets.

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Maintenance

How to Clean a Grill

Start grilling season off right with a clean outdoor grill. Not only does a clean grill provide for better-tasting food, it prevents bacteria from building and is much safer than cooking on a dirty grill. Here’s your quick guide to a clean grill.

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