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The 3 Things Homes With Great Curb Appeal Have In Common

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 5:50 PM

It may be hard to see your home's true curbside potential through all the snow and ice that's taken over this time of year. But we promise, great curb appeal is there, and it's easier to uncover than you think.

A house with quality curb appeal doesn't just...

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룸메이트에게 꼭 따져야 할 5가지

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2014 | 12:57 PM

룸메이트와 살면 좋은 점들이 많다. 와인도 나눠 마실 수 있고, 임대료도 나눠 낼수 있다. 하지만 한 군데서 같이 살다 보면 아무리 잘 아는 사이라 하더라도 갈등이 불거지게 마련이다. 따라서 어떤 경우가 따질만한 가치가 있는 건지 아닌지 잘 판단해야 한다.

꼭 따져야 하는 것

1. 임대료(또는 전기료, 케이블TV 수신료 등)가...

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Finally! The IKEA Alternatives You've Been Dreaming Of Have Arrived

(2) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 2:15 PM

If you love the Swedish aesthetic of IKEA but hate the time and frustration that often comes with the assembling it, you're in luck -- you now have some choices.

The first option is still IKEA, but this new collection promises to go "from flatpack to furniture in...

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How To Use A Planner (Without Getting Totally Overwhelmed)

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 9:50 AM

I'll admit it -- every now and then when I break out my "old-fashioned" planner and pen, I can feel the puzzled looks staring at me from across the subway platform. I know people are wondering why, in this day and age, I'm kicking it old-school and writing out my...

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6 Tiled Rooms That Take Things Beautifully Beyond The Backsplash

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2014 | 9:00 AM

It's not often that tile takes center stage in a room. Sure, a bold painted wall or a beautiful piece of statement art can really start a conversation, but stunning tile is a definite rare occurrence.

But thanks to the talented designers who submitted their work to our friends...

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10 Times Instagram Gave You The Best Pumpkin Carving Ideas

(2) Comments | Posted October 11, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Pumpkin carving tends to be one of those Halloween traditions you either love or hate -- you either have the most impressive, "How long did they spend on that?!"-inducing creation on the block, or you paint on a smiley face and call it a day. If you fall in the...

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The Uncensored Truth About Living Alone

(44) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 9:00 AM

As anyone who's ever had a terrible roommate will admit, all it takes is one horror story and the idea of living alone suddenly becomes exponentially more appealing. But before you go through studio listings on Craigslist, it might be worth it to take a minute to decide...

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If You Love Fancy Decor Brands, You'll Love These Affordable Alternatives

(2) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 11:00 AM

When it comes to decorating a home, there are times to save and times to splurge. But it's nice to strike a balance every now and then, which is exactly why we rounded up the brands that have the designer aesthetic without the crazy price tag. Check out...

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5 Roommate Battles Worth Fighting (And 3 That Aren't)

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Living with roommates definitely has its perks -- from shared wine to shared rent. But all that can come with a bit of a reality check, as sharing a home with someone, no matter how you know them, can lead to a few ruffled feathers now and then.

With...

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These Laundromat Horror Stories Put Boring Old Ghost Tales To Shame

(5) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 2:05 PM

The only thing that's worse than doing laundry? The laundromat. At first it might seem like a "magical" place where you can either do your laundry in a communal setting stress-free, or you can drop off your intimates and turn a blind eye to the process. But the experience is...

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Decoración en Instagram: 12 cuentas para empezar a seguir YA mismo (FOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 9:25 AM

Seguro que todo el mundo sabe cómo encontrar cuentas de Instagram para hacernos la boca agua (#foodporn), revistas de moda que merecen la pena (#streetstyle) y otras cuentas de viajes que nos dejarán la boca abierta (#dreamvacation), pero la inspiración no termina ahí. Instagram también puede ser un buen lugar...

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당신의 집을 완벽한 향기로 채우는 방법

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 2:04 AM

집에는 자신도 모르는 집안 냄새가 있다. 자신은 몰라도 다른 사람은 그 악취를 맡을 수 있다는 것이 문제다. 그리고 이제 타인을 위해서가 아닌 자신을 위해 집안 악취는 제거해야 하는 게 맞다.


악취는 단순히 방향제로 해결할 문제가 아니기에 전문가에게 해결방법을 물었다. 청소 전문가 졸리 커는 허핑턴포스트와의 인터뷰에서...

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6 Impressive Home Gyms That Offer The Ultimate Personal Fitness Oasis

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Motivating yourself to get up and go to the gym isn't always easy. But finding the energy to walk down the hall to your very own fitness center is SO much easier.

As the talented designers who submitted their work to our friends at Porch.com prove, having...

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The 'Gone With The Wind' House Is Finally Getting The TLC It Deserves

(3) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 5:28 PM

Long before Peter Bonner created his "Historical And Hysterical Tours" in Jonesboro, Georgia, he was simply a guide sharing Civil War stories for tips. These days, those stories that he says "saved him" haven't just led him into a career -- they've led him to Tara.

Known...

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This Is How Our Desks Have Changed Since The 1980s

(3) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 4:29 PM

Once upon a time, desks were considered curated workplaces filled with large computer monitors, calendars, printers and -- cue the nostalgia -- office supplies like tape dispensers and scissors. These days, however, they appear to have become nothing more than a surface to support your Apple products and...

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당신이 알아야 할 '#이케아실패'(#IKEAfail)에 대한 해시태그

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 5:28 AM

이케아는 모든 사람에게 무언가 색다른 의미를 가져다주는 상점 중 하나이다. 당신의 첫 번째 아파트를 꾸미는 데 도움을 줄 수도 있지만, 반대로 잘못 조립을 하면 끔찍한 미로에 빠져 주말을 몽땅 망칠 수도 있다. 이런 점에도 불구하고, 한 가지 확실한 건 이 스웨덴 조립가구 브랜드인 이케아가 우리에게 정말...

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인스타그램에서 찾은 홈데코의 대가 12

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 9:45 PM

인스타그램에는 수 많은 전문가가 있다. 패셔니스타, 요리 전문가, 보도 사진 전문가, 문신 예술가 그리고 개성넘치는괴짜들까지!


그런데 추가할 전문가가 여기 또 있다. 바로 라이프스타일이 중요한 당신이 꼭 팔로우해야 할 홈데코(실내장식)의 대가들이다!


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Home Economics Is Still Offered As A College Major In 2014, And Here's Why

(13) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 4:31 PM

If you think hanging a diploma on your office wall means you have a complete education, this one perspective might just change your mind.

According to Chris Moore, Brigham Young University’s director of the Family and Consumer Sciences program, "If you have your Master's degree and you...

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#IKEAfail Is The Only Hashtag You Need To Know About

(5) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 8:00 AM

IKEA is one of those stores that means something different to everyone. It might be the place that helped you furnish your first apartment; or perhaps you see it as a miserable maze to get trapped in on weekends. Despite all this, one thing's for certain:...

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How To Finally Make Your Home Smell 'Good'

(64) Comments | Posted September 28, 2014 | 1:10 AM

A person's noseblindness to their home is real, folks.

And just because you can't smell your own home, doesn't mean that other people can't. So for their sake (and for the sake of making things less stinky), it might be time to tackle those odors once and...

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