Dead Battery? How to Jump Start a Car Like a Pro

February 17, 2018

You run out of the house already late for work, hop in the car and turn the key in the ignition … only to hear a “click click” noise instead of the comforting hum of the engine. Obviously something’s not right. Is it the battery (easy fix), the alternator (more complicated), or both? Whatever it is, it’s not the end of the world. Take a deep breath, because you got this.

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Lunar New Year: These Pups Are Ready For the Year of the Dog

February 17, 2018

Friday marked Lunar New Year, and the good news for good doggos and playful puppers the world over is that this is their year—literally. It’s now officially the Year of the Dog, and four-legged floofballs were all over Instagram celebrating the momentous occasion.

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9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

February 17, 2018

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math questions such as, Is this shirt a good deal? or How much should I tip my Uber driver? Here are some good mental math shortcuts to keep under your hat.

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These SuperAdobe Homes Blend The Past and The Future

February 17, 2018

Utilizing primitive tactics to remedy a modern problem is undeniably smart, if you ask the designers behind this crop of SuperAdobe homes that comprise the CalEarth Institute, a non-profit organization in Hesperia, California. The odd-looking, cone-like structures originally served as a template for future human dwellings on the moon and Mars, but are now geared towards addressing a problem that’s decidedly closer to home: inadequate housing.

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A 350-Square-Foot Brooklyn Studio Apartment with Vintage Charm — House Tour

February 17, 2018

Name: Sarah and Dan
Location: Fort Greene — Brooklyn, New York
Size: 350 square feet
Years lived in: Renting 4.5 years

Sarah and Dan live in a beautifully preserved brownstone apartment in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. The pre-war space features an abundance of architectural charm, like high ceilings, a floral ceiling medallion, and a gorgeous fireplace. The couple describes their style as modern and minimal, but above all, they value comfort.

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Are These Design Don’ts Killing Your Love Vibe?

February 17, 2018

In their new book, Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune Into the Real You, Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro of Energy Muse offer up a variety of rituals to help you root, restore and revive. And while most of the book focuses on crystal rituals, they do include a quick primer on how to make sure your bedroom isn’t killing your love vibes.

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Before and After: The $100 Closet-Turned-Mudroom Makeover

February 17, 2018

Other than the John Malkovich/Narnia door in the back, this was a totally ordinary closet. Thanks to a clever vision, some spatial strategizing, and a bunch of affordable accessories from IKEA and Target, this closet is now a super-handy mini-mudroom — and the whole makeover cost less than $100.

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Small Bedroom Ideas: 5 Smart Ways to Get More Storage In Your Sleep Space

February 17, 2018

We’re big advocates of doing more with less stuff, constantly encouraging you to declutter and pare down. Well, that’s great, unless you need the stuff! If you have a tiny bedroom and you’ve pared down as much as you can, you might need to makeover your storage so you can fit not just more stuff, but fit stuff more comfortably. Here are five smart ways to fit more storage in your bedroom without making it feel too cramped.

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A New Swedish Fitness Trend Combines Jogging and Picking Up Trash

February 17, 2018

Scandinavians have come up with a pretty awesome way to simultaneously whip the body and the planet into shape with an increasingly popular fitness trend referred to as plogging. A combination of the Swedish verbs for “to jog” and “to pick,” plogging is a cardio-boosting combo of jogging and picking up litter.

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10 Reasons Why Menards Has Such a Huge Cult Following

February 17, 2018

Hi, my name is Sarah Smith and I am a ridiculously devoted Menards shopper. Now, please understand: this doesn’t just mean that I like the store and shop there often. At this point, I may as well have my own cot in the lumber yard so I can just spend the night and be there when it opens again in the morning. Why you ask? Oh child, you just don’t even know, but let me enlighten you. Then maybe you can get a cot too —or wait — bunk beds! Here’s why I am such a devoted shopper and why you should be too.

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