6 Feng Shui Tips Every Novice Should Know

Feng shui is all about creating harmony between your inner self and the world around you, but if we’re being totally honest, incorporating it into your home is hard stuff. Similar to the latest trends in tech, fashion, or design, the definition of good feng shui is constantly evolving, which means your home should follow suit. Ugh. “It can be intimidating—even for us consultants,” says Laura Cerrano, founder and CEO of consulting firm Feng Shui Manhattan. “Becoming a master takes years of experience—it’s a very humbling practice.” If you want to fully integrate feng shui into your home, Cerrano recommends Read More

Sir James Dyson Thinks This Common Feature Is Going to Disappear from Homes

Sir James Dyson, the ingenious inventor who gave us both the indispensable Dyson vacuums (I have two!) and those intense Dyson hand dryers, is gracing us with some new wisdom. The forward-thinker spoke to Recode about his ideas on design, devices, and which uber-common home feature will soon be a thing of the past. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

8 Innocent Mistakes That Could Make Your Allergies Worse

Springtime relief from winter weather is often, sadly, overshadowed by the suffering that comes from seasonal allergies. But you may not be as helpless against them as you think. Here are some sneaky little mistakes you might be making that, once remedied, could help give you some much-needed relief so you can actually enjoy the flowers and warm air and bird songs. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

This is a Way Better Version of the Himalayan Salt Lamp Trend

Move over, Himalayan salt lamps. There’s a new trend in town. Himalayan salt lamps, known for their orange glow and dubious air-cleansing properties, have had their time to in the spotlight, but it looks like these accent pieces are about to be dethroned by the latest addition to the well-decor scene: selenite lamps. Bonus: These new crystal-based mood boosters are already one step ahead in the looks department. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

This is The Smartest Thing I Ever Bought for My Fridge

When it comes to grocery shopping and my food budget, the worst thing that can happen isn’t running out of food (although that’s pretty close) — it’s discovering that half of the precious produce I bought just two or three days ago has already gone bad. It’s no fun finding mushy apples or a wilted head of lettuce that I so carefully wrapped and stored in the crisper. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

How Bad is it to Clean Bare-Handed?

Growing up, I remember being mesmerized by the simple act of watching my grandmother wash dishes. She’d plunge her bare hands into the hot, sudsy water and emerge with a plate. A few passes with her trusty rag, a minute under a clean stream of water, a quick shake, and into the drying rack it’d go. Scrub, rinse, repeat. Never once during this time-honored ritual did it ever occur to me that perhaps my sweet grandma ought to have been wearing gloves. And perhaps that’s why it never occurred to me to put on gloves when I began washing dishes Read More

Do Household Cleaning Products Actually Expire?

Do you know how old your furniture polish is? If you have to think back to a specific purchase and then do math, chances are it’s expired. And what about those other products you have to reach way back in the cupboard for — those products you only use a few times a year? READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Best Air Purifiers — The Guide 2018

Air purifiers are one of those under-the-radar household items that you think you can live without, but once you have one you can never go back. These mighty machines do a lot of work: they work to clear the air of allergens, pet dander, germs and even odors. And couldn’t we all stand to breathe air that’s just a little bit cleaner? We’ve rounded up our favorites from all price points and sizes to help you find the right purifier for your needs. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Do You Have More Bad Days Than the Average American?

Did you have a bad day recently (have you heard Bad Day recently)? How many would you say are bad out of 365? A new study says that this is how many the average American has each year. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Surprising Health Benefits of a Clean Closet

Have you ever noticed that stepping into your cluttered, messy closet makes you stressed? Understatement of the day? Well, you’re not alone. It turns out that exposure to a greater density of “stuff” – like a jam-packed closet – can lead to higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico