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The Unplugging Challenge

Once upon a time, people spoke face-to-face instead of screen-to-screen. You learned about what was going on with a friend over a cup of coffee, not over Facebook or Instagram. You celebrated with loved ones by sending them a congratulatory note or swinging by with a gift, not hitting “like.”… Read more

5 Exercises outside your comfort zone to try

When you work out regularly, it’s hard to keep your fitness routine fresh. There are only so many combinations of curls and hours you can spend on the treadmill before you start to lose interest in the gym. That’s when it’s time to spice things up and head to a… Read more

How to pick a party menu that doesn’t keep you in the kitchen

If you’ve ever hosted a party before, then you probably know that nothing creates stress quite like a high-maintenance menu. If you’re constantly running back and forth from the kitchen, you never really get to enjoy the bash that you worked so hard to plan. So what’s the solution? Plan… Read more

Do I have a window that will support plants?

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean that you can’t do a bit of light gardening. As long as you have a windowsill, you’re in business. Not every window will be the perfect habitat for every variety of plant, however. Depending on the direction that the window faces… Read more

20 30-day challenges to pick from

Just because New Year’s Day has come and gone doesn’t mean that it’s too late to set a goal for 2018. Why not try a 30-day challenge? Four weeks is long enough time to create a new habit that lasts, and it’s brief and attainable enough that you should be… Read more