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Rebecca Shapiro is a senior lifestyle editor at the Huffington Post. She is formerly the Huffington Post's deputy media editor. You can follow her on Twitter @rebeccashap.

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Read This If You Think You Need A Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 6:14 PM


Finally, a newsletter that gets you.


We don’t know what you do for a living, but we do know you likely need a break. A recent study found that 42 percent of Americans didn’t use ANY vacation days in 2014. And, nearly halfway...

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7 Questions To Ask Yourself About An Upcoming Trip After Tragedy Strikes

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 10:25 AM


If you're a traveler heading out on a trip soon after a tragedy, disaster, or outbreak occurs, you may feel understandably concerned about your upcoming plans. The most important thing to remember is that you have every right to feel concerned, to revisit your trip itinerary and make...

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비행기 승무원들이 알려주는 시차 극복 방법 5

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 8:32 PM

jet lag


휴가 시즌이 왔다. 비행기를 타고 다른 대륙으로 날아가는 일은 언제나 흥분되는 경험이다. 하지만 어떤 사람들에게 비행기 탑승은 끔찍한 경험이 될 수도 있다. 시차 때문이다.


아래는 진짜 비행기 승무원들이 알려주는 시차 극복 방법이다. 매일 비행기를 타는 사람들의 조언이니 꼭 새겨듣자.

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The Wake-Up Call That Transformed Neuroscientist Richard Davidson's Life

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 4:12 PM

Richard Davidson had been studying the brain for more than a decade when he was asked a question that quite literally changed his life. 

"Why have you...

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How A Professional Traveler Upgrades His Flights And Hotels

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2016 | 9:31 AM

We've all been there -- about to embark on a lengthy flight or check into a hotel for a few nights. While there's nothing wrong with the seat we've booked or the room we've reserved, it sure would be nice to stretch our legs just a bit further, or stare at a view...

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How To Own A Home Before You're 30, According To Real Estate Experts

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 12:49 PM

Wanna make that studio apartment into a full-on house?

Many ambitious renters in their 20s are aiming to become real-deal homeowners by the time they hit 30 years old. And you don't have to be an overachiever in order to join them. 

Turns out many of us CAN own a home...

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11 Easy Spring DIY Projects To Try This Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2016 | 4:58 PM

Hello, weekend.

If you're looking for a way to spend everyone's favorite two days feeling creative, rejuvenated and productive, have your hand at one of the easy DIY projects below.

Whether you want to pull out a paint set, organize an area of your home, or bake something...

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The 24 Best Websites For Discount Furniture And Decor

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2016 | 1:05 PM


When decorating a new space, it's important to know which pieces are worth the investment, and which are worth finding for cheap. But let's be honest -- we'll take a good deal any day.


Thankfully, you don't have to expend tons of time or energy...

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The Best Way To Deal With Jet Lag, According To Flight Attendants

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2016 | 5:24 PM


Traveling enriches your life and improves your overall wellbeing in myriad ways. Jet lag, on the other hand, is arguably its most undesirable side effect.


Sometimes it feels like your body finally adjusts to a new time zone just in time for you to return to your...

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Your Home Doesn't Need A Makeover. It Just Needs This.

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 4:39 PM

For many of us, decorating our homes doesn't come naturally.

Between the random things we've accumulated and the hand-me-down items, our home decor style is best described as eclectic.

Before you convince yourself that it would be easier to wipe the slate clean and start from scratch, let us suggest...

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9 Money-Saving Tricks Every Traveler Should Know

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 11:32 AM


In Savvy travelers know that they should book flights far in advance, and they know that packing a carry-on saves coin. 


But master travelers take things just a feeew steps further, and they save big-time on trips as a result. Check out some of our all-time favorite...

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Arianna Huffington And Airbnb Want You To Spend A Night In Her Sleep Paradise. Here’s How.

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2016 | 11:06 AM

There are bedrooms, and then there are sleep sanctuaries. As our resident sleep evangelist, HuffPost Editor in Chief Arianna Huffington is giving you a chance to peek into her temple of zzzz's.

In fact, she cares about you getting a good night's sleep so much that she's offering...

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Tell Us The Story Behind Your #OneNightStand

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2016 | 10:21 AM

Here's a one night stand you can be proud of.

We're talking about the #onenightstand that resides in the most important room in your home -- your bedroom. It's the only room dedicated to relaxing and recharging by getting one of life's most important things: a good night's...

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Airlines Quietly Changed Pricing For Certain Plane Tickets. Here's What You Need To Know.

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2016 | 3:09 PM


Heads up, travelers. 


Major airlines including Delta, American Airlines and United quietly changed how they price certain airline tickets, which means you may have to search a couple different ways to find the actual lowest fares available.


The change affects travelers booking circle trips,...

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The Property Brothers Call Out Sneaky Real Estate Listings

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 10:17 AM

Ever take a look at real estate listings and notice some oddly worded home descriptions? So do HGTV's "Property Bothers," and they are here to tell you how to read past that tricky language. 

On NBC's "Today" show Monday, Jonathan and Drew Scott read through a home listing description that used choice words like "artistic" and "natural landscaping" and told viewers what real estate agents are trying to hide from potential buyers.

If a home is described as "artistic," it means it's "friggin' weird," Jonathan Scott said. And if a listing says a house has "lots of potential," it really means the property is "a complete dump."

Watch the segment above to learn more about how to decode sneaky real estate language. And remember that sometimes there are things real estate agents want you to know, but will never tell...

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Sometimes You Need More Stuff To Create Less Mess

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2016 | 2:28 PM

Tis the season to spring clean the heck out of your home, right? Dust the shelves, de-clutter the closet. Organize the kitchen, reach into the depths of that pantry, vacuum under the bed. And once you've covered every square inch of the house, please turn your attention to the...

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Zaha Hadid's Residential Buildings Are Nothing Short Of Incredible

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2016 | 12:39 PM

Zaha Hadid, one of the most famous architects of our time, died of a sudden heart attack on Thursday, leaving a void of creativity and light in the architecture world. Fans of her work knew her for her incredible museums, pavilions and art centers; the award-winning Heydar Aliyev...

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8 Gadgets That'll Help You Open Jars Without Losing Your Mind

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 6:10 PM

We've all been there. You're gripping and twisting and turning and sweating and no matter what you do, you can't open that glass jar.

Lucky for us, the solution may be as easy as using one of the eight items below. Opening that jar of pickles can be as easy as pushing a...

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The Best Time To Sell A House, According To A New Study

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2016 | 4:42 PM

Just like there's a magic day to buy a plane ticket, there's a specific month when you should try to sell your house: May.

In a new study, researchers at Zillow found that homes listed between May 1 through May 15 sold, on average, around 18.5 days...

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15 Things In Your Home You Should Trash Instead Of Clean

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2016 | 4:25 PM

There comes a time when it makes more sense to simply replace an item in your home than waste valuable energy cleaning it again.

We don't apply this theory generously, and it usually pertains to small things around the house that are easy and inexpensive to replace. When it comes...

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