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From fad diets to fitness, there are a lot of misconceptions that society perpetuates about our health—and sometimes, those ideas do more harm than good. There's this notion that weight loss is the ultimate goal, that you can tell how healthy and motivated someone is by their body size , and there are all these ways we're supposed to eat and exercise. In reality, none of those ideas are true (instead, they're just highly stigmatizing) because everyone has different needs, goals, and abilities—and all of those differences are okay. That means it's time to stop believing everything you hear about food and exercise, and learn the facts so you can figure out what works best for you.
We all know that living in a small space has its benefits — cheaper rent, better locations and more — but sharing that small space with another person...well that can get a little tricky. Sure, there are downsides, but let's choose to focus on the positive! These five real couples revealed what they think the best thing about sharing a small space with someone else is. Be charmed by their answers and maybe even find hope if you've got small space sharing plans in your future.
(Image credit: Jessica Isaac ) From Kitchn → 5 Couples Share Their Best Tips for Date Night In
You know how to stretch a dollar, have a Ph.D. in comparison shopping, and certainly don't spend needlessly. Even your stern great grandmother who grew up during the Depression is tearily proud of your budgeting efforts. Yet, are there certain things that you've found that just aren't worth the little money they save? Here are a couple of practices to question...
(Image credit: Tobin Curran) Erin and Tobin had been living with a bathroom that was fairly functional, but cramped — and in desperate need of a modern update. The two creatives decided to tackle the project themselves, but as anyone who has ever taken on a remodel knows, projects can take longer than expected. This "weekend endeavor" turned into a six-week transformation, but the result was well worth the wait!
(Image credit: Warner Bros. ) Before KonMari was a household word, the town of Stars Hollow was busy hoarding coffee mugs, antique china, and novelty egg timers. Today we peel back the layers of framed photos, cozy quilts, and valances-on-drapes-on-sheers to dissect the iconic interiors of your favorite Gilmore Girls interior sets: Lorelei and Rory's house, Richard and Emily's mansion, The Dragonfly Inn, Luke's Diner, and Luke's apartment.
Maybe I'm being a curmudgeon here, but the current cultural pressure to be happy and mindful and Mindfully Happy all. the time. —it's too much. It seems like feeling any other way is culturally unacceptable, something to feel guilty about. Yet we're emotional beings and life can be tough. Feeling sad, crabby, or even (gasp) angry is OK sometimes! No, it's more than OK, it's necessary. Right? So let's, you know, allow ourselves to lean into the crabbiness.
Here's What Happens When the Fashion Institute of Technology Embraces KonMari & Declutters — Design News
With a permanent collection at about 50,000 pieces, the Fashion Institute of Technology decided it was time to let go of some things. The school is auctioning off hundreds of vintage and couture items, some dating back to the 18th century.
(Image credit: Marimekko ) Best known for its bright, poppy prints, Finnish textile and fashion company Marimekko has a universal appeal. The designs are at once fresh and timeless—allowing them to transition seamlessly from Jackie O's 1960 presidential campaign dresses, to Sarah Jessica Parker's late-1990s Sex and the City wardrobe, to Target's Spring 2016 collab. And the brand's mid-1960s relationship with Crate & Barrel? It's still going strong today. So how did a company founded in 1951 become the master of enduring design? We asked someone who might know better than anyone: Petri Juslin, Marimekko's artwork studio manager, who's worked at the company for 30 years.
(Image credit: IKEA ) You may not notice it on a daily basis, but the labels all over your shelves and counters could be contributing to visual clutter around your home. It's time to get rid of labels once and for all and replace temporary bottles and boxes with these elegant and sturdy jars and canisters.