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Dec 18

This Creepy Illustration of a Glass of Water Will Haunt You

Humans are mostly made of water, which is why when we drink the element, good things happen — like regulating our temperature, keeping our muscles and joints spry, and of course, helping to filter out the toxins in our body we ingest all day.

That’s why we like to think of the water we drink as the purest substance we put in our bodies. While that may be true, according to science, the water we drink is not exactly as pure as we’d hope.

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Nov 18

There's A Psychological Reason You Want to 'Nest'

My house has never looked better than it did in the third trimester of my pregnancy. My kitchen cabinets and bedroom closet were organized, my carpets and counters were clean, and my living spaces were decked out with the latest mid-century pieces from Target and CB2. As I deep-cleaned and primped my home prior to the baby’s arrival, I knew exactly what was happening: I was nesting.

(And then the baby came, and all bets for a clean or well-designed home were off. But that’s a story for another article.)

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Oct 18

If Your Place Doesn't Feel Like Home, You're Not Alone, IKEA Says

It turns out that “Home Sweet Home” goes far beyond just where you live. IKEA just released their Life at Home Report 2018 and the findings show that the traditional concept of “home” has evolved significantly in recent years.

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Aug 18

The Scary Reason I’ll Never Cook with Glass Pans Again

Chief among the sounds you never want to hear in your kitchen is an explosive shattering of glass. I’m here to tell you that the stuff of urban legend sometimes is true.

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May 18

10 Small Movements that Can Improve Your Mood

I always tell my kids that we don’t always get to choose our feelings, but we get to choose what we do with them. Sometimes those emotions, though, can be so strong that they feel impossible to overcome. This is where it helps to fake it ’til we make it: Acting as if we feel a certain way can cause us to actually feel that way. It’s science.

Whether you’re trying to work your way out of a snit or into confidence before giving a presentation, here are some powerful physical ways to nudge your emotions to where you want them.

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Apr 18

Do These 3 Natural Teeth Whiteners Really Work?

Confidently flashing a smile can indicate confidence and friendliness, and make a strong first impression. So it’s totally normal to chase whiter, brighter teeth by turning to a professional for treatments or reaching for a package of whitener at the drugstore. But for those of us who prefer to take a more holistic (and often less expensive) approach to our well-being, are natural whitening methods — like oil pulling and drinking apple cider vinegar — actually legit or merely old wives’ remedies?

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Feb 18

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.

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Feb 18

Here's What Happens to Your Body When You Don't Move All Weekend

It’s a brutal winter. The world outside can be a horrible place. Can you blame anyone for wanting to cancel their plans, stay in, sleep late and watch TV all weekend? It’s self care, after all, and we can all get behind that.

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Feb 18

Want to be More Efficient? Take a Break

In a new interview with GQ, Daniel H Pink breaks down breaks and the power of focusing on “when.” His book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing does a deep dive into how and why timing affects us as much as it does, and how to use that to our advantage in work, life and play.

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