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Good Bidet to You: Meet The Bathroom Accessory You Didn’t Know You Needed

That totally clean feeling is pretty nice—now it’s more accessible than ever.

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How to Create a Learning
Environment in the Home

Creating a learning environment in the home can encourage active learning among children and foster the development of important cognitive, social, and motor skills. We’ll show you how to establish a physical learning space and provide tips on ways to encourage learning outside of school.

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Study: When Where & How You Live Amounts to a Breakup

We surveyed more than 1,000 American singles about turn-ons and turn-offs of when it comes to a potential romantic partner’s home. Would you date someone who lives in a “rough” neighborhood? The majority of singles say no.

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How to Eat Well While Traveling for the Holidays

Total abstinence from rich holiday food simply isn't the answer. Learn from the pros how to healthfully indulge.

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A Bathroom Scale for the Design-Conscious Smart Home

The best bathroom scale for a minimalist home. The smart home scale provides weight, BMI, and body composition and works with smart devices and its app to help you—and up to five household members—easily manage weight.

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Relieve Stress with These 8 Tips for Creating a Mindful Space in the Home

Creating a mindful space in the home can improve concentration, keep stress and anxiety levels down, and help you focus on the present. Here are 8 tips to help you create a mindful space at home.

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How to Use CBD Oil Around the Home

Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD oil, has increased in popularity—yet many people are left wondering what it is or how it works. As it finds its way into homes across the country, it’s time to consider what CBD has to offer.

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What You Didn’t Know About Your Floors: The Surprising Truth Behind Carpets and Hardwoods

Even though hardwoods are thought to be safer and cleaner than carpet, they may not be as safe as you think. We reviewed the health implications of carpets and hardwoods and talked to a few allergy experts about which flooring type is better for your health.

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Why It Can Be So Hard to Get Rid of Things in Our Homes

Dr. Eve D’Onofrio, a professional organizer specializing in hoarding, ADHD, grief and loss, and autism spectrum disorders, talked to House Method about why it can be so tough to get on with the process of decluttering—and what you can do about it.

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Detoxing Your Home: An Interview with Christine Dimmick

Your home contains 500 to 1,000 chemicals that can be found in furniture, food, and household cleaners. Left unchecked, these chemicals can have negative effects on our nervous, reproductive, and cardiovascular systems. We interviewed Christine Dimmick, author of Detox Your Home, and got her take on how to reduce toxins in the home and live a healthier life.

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Are You Disrupting Your Home’s Valuable Microbiome?

A 2018 study suggested that regular use of traditional household cleaning products may be as damaging as smoking a pack a day. We take a look at what other practices have been disrupting our microbiomes and leaving us susceptible to allergies, asthma, and other autoimmune illnesses.

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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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The Power of Plants: The Healing Properties of Horticultural Therapy

A closer look at horticultural therapy and how it can positively affect physical, cognitive, social, and mental health. We talked to a Registered Horticultural Therapist and a certified therapeutic recreation therapist to gain more insight into this evidence-based practice.

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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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Ditch the Tap, Forget the Plastic: 4 Bulk Water Benefits That May Surprise You

There's a 25% chance your water contains harmful chemicals and substances, including lead. We discuss the potential dangers of tap water and how bulk water may provide an affordable, sustainable, and convenient solution.

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Is Getting Better Hair as Simple as Switching Your Pillow?

Our brand editor slept on the NIGHT Pillow for two weeks. See what she thought of the pillow designed to improve hair and skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. House Method editors get sent a lot of really glamorous stuff. We try pretty much all of it but recommend only our favorite products.

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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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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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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 Science Behind Sunrise Clocks

Sunrise clocks help you wake up naturally and can regulate your sleep-wake cycle for a better night’s sleep. Discover the science behind how these lights work and who can benefit.

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Kitchen Essentials of a Professional Chef: At Home with Claudia Sidoti

Claudia Sidoti, head of recipe development at HelloFresh, gave us her take on her kitchen essentials: what belongs in the perfect kitchen, what she always has in her pantry, where she splurges and where she goes for the bargain.

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The Best Firm Mattresses

On the hunt for a firm mattress? Check out some of House Method’s favorite firm mattress recommendations along with some reasons why you might want to choose a firm mattress for yourself.

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Doctors’ Tips for a
Great Home Workout

Skip the crowded gym and get your workout on at home. We got the doctor’s tips on home workout routines, staying motivated, and creating a judgement-free zone.

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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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The Best Morning Routine for Your Health: A Medical Opinion

Set up your days for success by ensuring your morning routine is as healthful as possible. From sleep and exercise habits to meals and meditation, here’s a doctor’s opinion on crafting the best morning routine for your health.

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Working Out at Home
with Hannah Durbin

Looking for a great home workout but don’t know where to start or what to do? We talked with trainer and fitness blogger Hannah Durbin to get her take on great home exercise routines.

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How to Make Your Home a Stress-Free Place: A Medical Opinion

Coming home should be the most stress-free part of your day. We talked to Dr. Carrie Barton, director of Dell Medical School’s Creativity for Resilience Program to understand simple and effective ways to make our homes a place where we can destress and unwind.

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Sex Around the Home: The Most Popular Locations for Sex Outside the Bedroom

Sex outside the bedroom can inject a healthy dose of excitement into a relationship, but for married and cohabitating couples, how much sex really takes place elsewhere? We take a closer look at where sex takes place in the home outside the bedroom and what that means for our sex life and relationship satisfaction.

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The Complete Guide to Pool Safety

Staying up to date on pool safety can help prevent water emergencies in and around the pool. Here’s a complete guide to pool safety, including general safety tips and recommended equipment for your backyard swimming pool.

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Which Sleeping Position
Is Best For You?

Ever wondered if there is a best sleeping position for you? House Method profiles the pros and cons of each position and gets a medical opinion on the matter.

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Sleeping Advice for Those With Lower Back Pain

Doctor Patricia Carter, PhD, RN, CNS, at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing provides sleep advice for those who wake up with back pain and for those who experience lower back pain before falling asleep.

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The Best White Noise Machine for Productivity

We tested the Marpac Whish white noise machine in our office to see how it affected our productivity and kept us focused during the day. Here’s what we found.

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Green Roof Revolution: Why Cities Are Adopting Green Roofs

With benefits like increased energy efficiency, reduced heating and cooling costs, and improved air quality, to name a few, green roofs are appealing to many eco-minded homeowners, businesses, and cities throughout the country.

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The Low-Waste, Minimalist Home: An Interview with Jess with Less

An interview with Jess with Less. She talks to us about what a low-waste, minimalist lifestyle means to her and the simple swaps we can make in our own homes that can get us closer to responsible consumption.

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Sleeping on the Floor:
A Medical Opinion

Medical professionals and Paleo enthusiasts have conflicting opinions when it comes to the benefits of sleeping on the floor. To get to the bottom of this debate, we talked to a resident expert on sleep and back pain clinical director and compared the pros and cons of this sleep preference.

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The Complete Guide to Childproofing Your Home

The complete guide to childproofing your home room by room. Everything you need to know about keeping children of all ages safe in and around your home, patio, and yard. Make sure your household is happy and healthy.

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Best Mattresses For Stomach Sleepers

Check out House Method’s favorite mattresses for stomach sleepers. Stomach sleepers look no further, we’ve outlined all the best mattress options to provide the best stomach sleeping comfort.

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The Best White Noise Machine
for Ugly Sleep

We tested the Marpac Dohm white noise machine to see if we could finally get that drooling, lines-on-the-face kind of deep sleep. Basically, we wanted to wake up looking like we had been in a Whitesnake video.

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How to Use Your iPhone to Get Better Sleep

We explore three tools you can use with you iPhone that can help you fall asleep more quickly, sleep longer and get better, more restful sleep when you do hit the hay.

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12 Best Dog Beds

Calling all dog owners. We’ve reviewed 12 of the best dog beds to keep your furry companion as comfortable as possible. We’re dog owners too, so we are all about spoiling our pups. Here are our favorite dog beds.

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A Closer Look at Home Birth

A very small but growing group of American women are actively choosing to give birth at home. So who are the women who are opting to do so and why are they choosing the home over the hospital delivery room? How did births move from homes to hospitals in the first place? And why are home births so controversial? We explore the the risks and benefits of home births in America today.

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A Home Birth Story: An Interview with Tracy-Ann Frazier

House Method’s interview with blogger and Instagram star Tracy-Ann Frazier about her experience with home birth. Read the birth story and find out how Tracy-Ann prepared her home for the arrival of her son.

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9 Eco-Friendly Mattress Brands

Eco-friendly mattresses don’t contain toxic flame retardants or emit VOCs. Check out nine of our favorite eco-friendly mattress brands so you can feel good about getting a good night’s sleep.

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The Best Child-Safe Cleaning Products

It's plain and simple: you want to keep your family safe from harmful chemicals. Here are our favorite child-safe cleaning products we've come across.

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How to Get Great Sleep While Traveling: Pack a Mini Sound Machine

We took the Marpac Rohm travel sound machine on a trip to a busy Chicago hotel and put it to the test. Here's how the powerful little machine fared against 24/7 elevator noise.

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Airbnb Confessions: Examining Guest Behavior During Their Stays

We asked more than 1,000 Airbnb guests and 100 hosts about how often they demonstrated or discovered objectionable behaviors. From minor frustrations to freakier infractions, we discovered how often visitors violated the rules they promised to follow.

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What Becoming A Mother Has Taught Me About Home

Few things can prepare us for the gift and shock of first parenthood. In this Mother's Day essay, writer and publisher Emily Louise Smith captures the first three months with her daughter and marks the change in their home.

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9 Home Tech Devices for
a Healthier Home

What if we told you that technology could actually promote health and wellness in the home? Here are nine tech products for a healthier home.

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8 Home Brands
That Give Back

House Method supports home brands that are socially responsible and give back to the community. Here are eight home brands that have mastered the art of giving back.

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The Basics of Baby Sleep: What to Expect During the First Year

New babies bring serious joy, but they can also bring serious sleep woes. Knowing what to expect when it comes to baby sleep—as well as a few strategies—can make the difference between sleep deprivation and sweet dreams. From self-soothing to sleep training and how parents can get some rest too, here’s what you need to know.

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9 Socially Responsible Brands
for Your Home

We’re all about socially responsible brands that benefit the greater good and make you feel good in and around your home. Here are nine of our favorites.

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What Is the Responsible Down Standard and Why Should I Care?

The Responsible Down Standard is an independent, global standard that was put in place to regulate the down production process. Here’s why this standard matters and what it means in your home.

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8 Ways to Prep Your Home for Allergy Season

While spring is synonymous with warmer weather and blooming flowers, for many, it’s also synonymous with allergy symptoms. Here are eight ways you can reduce symptoms by prepping your home for allergy season.

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How to Get Rid of
Black Mold

Black mold can cause severe structural damage to your home and negatively affect your health. Get rid of black mold fast with these simple steps.

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How to Choose a Mattress:
The Ultimate Guide in 6 Steps

Wondering how to choose a mattress? From mattress types to sleep preferences, here’s our complete guide to help you choose the best mattress for your sleep.

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Why Your Tap Water Smells Bad

Tap water can take on various foul odors for a number of reasons. Read on to learn some possible reasons why your tap water smells bad.

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The 5 Best Treadmills for Running

Discover the best treadmill for running by reviewing the factors that constitute a great machine and glimpsing our top picks for runners.

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Incline Treadmill Reviews

An incline treadmill is a perfect option if you want a machine that helps build muscle and improve cardiorespiratory health. Learn how to select an incline treadmill and which treadmills we recommended.

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Best Treadmill Brands
of 2018

Compare the best treadmill brands of 2018 and find a treadmill compatible for you and your home. House Method has selected five top treadmill brands and compared their product features, pricing, and customer ratings.

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Cheap Treadmills: Top 6 Recommendations

Are you in the market for cheap treadmills? See House Method’s top picks for the most affordable treadmills in the industry and learn what factors to consider before making a purchase.

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6 Best Folding Treadmills
for Your Home Gym

A folding treadmill is the perfect exercise option for smaller spaces. Discover the space-saving benefits of a folding treadmill and learn how to select the best one for your home gym.

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11 Tips for Workout Motivation

Having trouble finding workout motivation to achieve your fitness goals or to just get started? Here are 11 workout motivation tips to help make fitness a part of your daily home workout routine.

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Home Gym Equipment Names

Get the rundown on gym equipment names, how to use each machine, and how much you can expect to spend on each piece of equipment for your home gym.

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How to Build a Great Home Gym
for Your Fitness Goals

A great home gym promotes regular exercise and short- and long-term health outcomes. But what equipment is essential, and how should you set up your space?

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King vs. California King Mattresses

Looking for the difference between a king vs. California king mattress? We’ll compare the two and help you choose the right-size mattress for your home.

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The Best Soft Mattresses

See House Method’s recommendations for the best soft mattresses out there. Great for side sleepers or those just looking for a cloud-like experience.

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Best Treadmills for
Your Home Gym

Learn how to choose the best treadmill for your home gym. Get the scoop on what makes a great treadmill and see House Method’s top recommendations.

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What Does a Box Spring Do and Is It Necessary?

What does a box spring do and is it necessary? Learn what a box spring does and how to choose the best one to support your mattress.

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Why Are Mattresses So Expensive?

So, why are mattresses so expensive? Many mattresses are pricey, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find something affordable if you’re working with a limited budget. Learn why mattress prices can be so high and how to find a cheaper option.

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How to Build a Homemade Pull-Up Bar for Your Home Gym

Installing a homemade pull-up bar rather than buying one off the rack can save you money and help you reach your fitness goals. Here's how you can build build a ceiling- or wall-mounted pull-up bar for your home gym.

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Top Cardio Machines
for Your Home Gym

Cardio machines benefit your cardiorespiratory health by enhancing the heart’s ability to function and decreasing cardiovascular risk factors. Compare cardio machines and learn how to choose the best one for your home.

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Community Gardening: Fostering a Closer Connection
with the Land

Community gardens are a great opportunity for city dwellers to grow their own food, eat healthier, live more sustainably, and connect with neighbors. See the contributions of community and urban gardening around the US and how you can get involved.

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Staying Healthy in Your
Home as You Age

Adapting new habits to your current stage of life is both normal and healthy. Registered dietician and nutritionist Hayden James provides tips on staying healthy in your home as you age.

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Mold Testing 101

Find out everything you need to know about mold testing—whether you need it, when to get it, what to expect, how to find a professional to perform the job, and how much it costs.

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Simple Changes to Make Your Home Safe for Aging in Place

Preparing your home to age in place doesn’t require extensive renovation. There are a number of small changes you can make to ensure you home is safe for yourself or family members who choose to age at home.

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How to Get Rid of Fleas

Learn how to identify fleas, how to get rid of fleas, and how to prevent future infestations in your home and on your pets.

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Everything You Need to Know About HEPA Filters

HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air. Learn how HEPA filters work and how to choose one as well as cost, care, and the importance of clean air.

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How to Create a Home Where a Family Can Thrive: An Interview with Kimberley Blaine

Fostering a healthy family begins at home. Here’s how marriage and family therapist Kimberley Blaine creates a home where a family can thrive.

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Making the Right Choice with Child-Safe Cleaning Products

Keep your kids safe and your home sparkling. Here’s what you need to know about chemical cleaning products in your home, what to avoid, and how to choose kid-friendly products.

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6 Pet-Safe Houseplants

Because cats and dogs chew on leafy plants to satisfy nutritional needs, pet owners should take care with indoor plants. Here are six pet-safe houseplants to feel good about.

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Best Mattress Reviews : What to Look for in a New Mattress

What do you look for in a new mattress? We asked three people in their 20s, 40s, and 60s what’s most important to them in getting a good night’s sleep.

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Best Treadmill Reviews: What Should I Look For?

Learn important factors to consider and how to find the best treadmill by consulting this comprehensive guide on best treadmill reviews.

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How to Keep Your Home
Free from Pet Hair

Hair in your home comes with the territory of indoor pets. Here’s what you can do to remove pet hair and prevent it from building up again.

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The Best White
Noise Apps

Sleep, relax, and work easier with help of a white noise app. We’ve considered ease of use, options, and unique features. Here are our recommendations.

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6 Ways to Improve
Indoor Air Quality

Improve the indoor air quality of your home. Learn how to keep moisture in check, test for harmful substances, and better ventilate your home.

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How to Create a Home Yoga or Meditation Studio: An Interview with a Yoga Teacher

Learn how to create a peaceful, simple home yoga studio or meditation room that fits your space and your practice.

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Babyproofing Your Home,
Room by Room

Babyproofing your home is an important part of preparing to welcome a new child into your life. We have the steps to take that will make your spaces safe and set your mind at ease.

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