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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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Inspiration

Study: People Are Definitely Judging Your Home. We Asked Them How.

What exactly do people think about your home? We decided to survey 1,800 people to find out. See the stats on what people notice first, what’s most likely to impress your guests, and what’s most likely to make them think otherwise.

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Health

Study: What Your Dates Judge About Your Home

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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Lifestyle

Top 25 Historic US Homes That Fly Under the Radar

While the Biltmore and Monticello are definitely worth visiting, these 25 historic US homes are also worth your time. We took into consideration how well preserved the house is, its mark in history, its architectural beauty, and much more. See which historic home tops our list.

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Lifestyle

Most Underrated Town in Every State

The complete guide to the most underrated towns by state. We consider unemployment rate, cost of living, historical sites and monuments, entertainment and dining options, and much more.

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Lifestyle

US Housing Costs Spur More Multigenerational Households

In 2016, a record 64 million people, 20% of the US population, lived in multigenerational homes—up from 60.6 million Americans in 2014 and 51.5 million Americans in 2009. See why multigenerational living is making a comeback across the country.

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Entertaining

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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Inspiration

At Home with Artist Julia Rothman

An interview with Julia Rothman, a Brooklyn-based artist, author, illustrator, and co-founder of Women Who Draw. We caught up with Julia at her Brooklyn home to talk about how her home reflects her art.

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Health

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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Inspiration

On Graduating to a New Neighborhood: An Interview with Tilden Brighton of To Be Bright

We caught up with the New York City blogger in her new Manhattan apartment to talk about the importance of having a bedroom door, moving to an “adult” apartment, and exploring her new neighborhood.

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Lifestyle

Why Home Sharing Is Necessary in America

Home sharing is the exchange of housing for mutual benefit in the home, allowing those on a low or fixed income to seek affordable housing while mutually agreeing to support the homeowner. Learn how home sharing works and why it’s so important in the current real estate climate.

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Inspiration

7 Summer Staycation Ideas

Sometimes the very best vacations are had in the comfort of our own homes. Here are seven ways to have a summer staycation.

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Health

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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Health

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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Inspiration

What Our Fathers Have
Taught Us About Home

Maybe your father taught you how to make your garden look pristine or maybe he encouraged you to have fun with your interior decorating style. The House Method team talks about what our fathers taught us about home.

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Inspiration

9 Apartments You Will Tour
Before You Move

This apartment may or may not be done being built. There are no appliances and half of the floor is a gaping hole that leads to the basement. The realtor assures you they’ll get the electricity on by the time you move in, they just have to do a little wiring. OK, all of the wiring.

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Health

Survey: What Airbnb Guests Are Doing in Your Home (And Where They Do It)

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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Health

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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Health

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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Lifestyle

Intentionally Small Living: How Americans Are Embracing the Idea of Living Small (and How You Can Too)

The average American occupies more than 1,020 square feet of developed real estate, but many Americans are choosing to live differently—that is, choosing to live intentionally small.

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Inspiration

Artists in Residence: Artists’ Residencies and the Relationship Between Creativity and Space

Each year, scores of artists take a break from their daily routines and participate in artists’ residencies. With a new setting and dedicated time to create, what happens at the intersection of place and creativity?

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Inspiration

The Imminent Rise of Wabi-Sabi and What It Means About Our Obsession with Our Homes

The Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, the acceptance and even embrace of the imperfect and incomplete, is back in vogue this year for those who are just tired of folding the laundry. So what does this say about our obsession with having beautiful homes?

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