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11 Wonderful Uses for Washi Tape This Holiday Season

Apartment Therapy - 11 Dec 2018 21:00
Washi tape has a million uses all year round, but it really shines during the winter holidays--especially if it's shiny. Here are dozen festive ways to put washi tape to use, ranging from small... details to major decorations.
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If the slew of corny but bingeable holiday movies have taught us anything, it's that it is always better to give than receive. Sure, we all want to receive something shiny and new (who doesn't?);... however, it's also incredibly satisfying to see the look on a loved one's face when they open a present they really adore. Of course, the same sentiment applies giving to charities. There's no better time than the holidays to donate to charities that resonate with you. Today, it's easier than ever before to support the causes you love. While you can always donate directly to a charity, you can also buy some beautiful pieces, as a gift or for yourself, that give a portion of their proceeds to a cause. Ready to get shopping? Here are 15 brands that are giving back this holiday season:
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When J.K. Rowling created an incomparable fantasy world of wizards, witches, and magical stuff, the author took care of all the details, but that doesn't mean Potterheads' thirst for more spellbinding... moments will ever be quenched. While the books and films have answered plenty of burning questions from how many staircases Hogwarts has to the location of all of the horcruxes created by He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, there's still so much more to ask. With the recent release of "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," here's another query that deserves an answer: How would students from each of the Hogwarts houses decorate their homes?
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A lot of credit-boosting tips we hear are, frankly, pretty darn obvious. Don't go over your credit limit, don't pay bills late, check your credit score--yeah, yeah we got it already! So, my ears... perked up when Brentnie Daggett, a rental expert at Rentec Direct, a property management industry website, dished a credit-boosting tip that falls into the "Oooh! Interesting" category. For context, this was when Daggett was sharing tips for my article on steps to take when you're getting ready to buy a house--whether that's 10 years away or a few months down the road.
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Name: Kayla Benedict and Erick Pausz Location: Lincoln Square -- Chicago, Illinois Size: around 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years, renting Kayla and Erick met nearly seven years ago, and... shortly after started selling mid-century furniture out of their garage together. What started as a hobby quickly grew into a business! Now their mid-century modern furniture company, Shark Gravy, has a store front, 16K+ Instagram followers, (and probably as many satisfied customers!), and its owners finally have a home they love.
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Queen Elizabeth is decking the halls of Buckingham Palace. The holiday decor has officially arrived, and as you could probably guess, she doesn't go the "red and green lights and inflatable Santa"... route.
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If you've been considering long and hard whether or not adding a(nother) pet to your family is the right move, two new research studies are full of reasons to enter 2019 as a pack: Having a pet can... help you be more successful.
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While this photo may look like an "after" shot, it's actually just the blank white canvas on which a colorful, glamorous wonderland has been created. While a room outfitted in gray, white, and wood... has an understated charm, sometimes it needs the type of beauty that only mint and pink velvet and plenty of gold can provide.
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Almost 60 years after it was first published as a book, "To Kill a Mockingbird" opens this week in a first Broadway theater adaptation whose themes of racial injustice are just as relevant today.
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We've discussed other body parts as decorative motifs on home decor products before, from breasts to butts. But I think the latest incarnation of this trend has got to be hands. It's kind of unclear... when and where this all started. Classic antiquity? I kid, I kid. Seriously though, palm-shaped chairs have been something you could stumble upon at flea markets for a while, if you were lucky.
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Want some iron in your breakfast sausage? Sure you do. But perhaps not from pieces of metal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service recalled more than …
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A Naturally Comfortable Chattanooga Home -- House Call

Apartment Therapy - 11 Dec 2018 16:00
Name: Diana Horton, my husband and daughter Location: Chattanooga, Tenneessee Size: 2,800 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned Last year, we packed up our South Carolina home and moved into a... quaint, wooded '70s charmer in Chattanooga without stepping foot into it before closing. It had good bones and was well taken care of, so we couldn't pass it up. I immediately saw a vision of my family growing in this home with a large tree-lined backyard on a quiet street.
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Mr. Grinch may be a "mean one," but this real estate listing is pretty creative. A three-bed, three-bath home in the Hampden section of Baltimore, Maryland, received a wild holiday makeover, complete... with a series of cameos by none of other than the Grinch. The classic Dr. Seuss character (which just got a Pharrell-narrated reboot) is seen throughout the beautifully rehabbed home practicing yoga, working out on the rowing machine, and lounging on the bed in a "come hither" position.
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Who doesn't love a bargain? So many of us walk into Target to buy something small, like a roll of toilet paper. And naturally, we end up leaving with a cart full of stuff we didn't know we needed. So... in the spirit of saving a few bucks, we thought we'd highlight our favorite--yet often overlooked--bargain section of the store: the end caps.
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We declutter mostly for ourselves. We yearn for the empty space and the room to breathe. So we approach our cupboards, closets, drawers, and garages asking ourselves whatever version of the essential... question--do I need this?--that gives us the most clarity. That's how we decide what to get rid of and what to keep most of the time. But there's another way to think about it, and there are others to declutter for. Here's some food for thought this holiday season...
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For most of us, it's standard practice to clean before guests come over. We want them to feel welcome and comfortable in our house and we honor their presence by creating a general air of order and... cleanliness. And on the other hand, we certainly don't want to be judged for our dusty baseboards and the inside-out socks that seem to always be peppered throughout the house.
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Actress + Philanthropist Hope Harris's Cozy LA Pad

The Glitter Guide - 11 Dec 2018 14:00
This post first appeared on Glitter Guide. Actress, model and producer, Hope Harris on her empowering podcast and more… The post Actress + Philanthropist Hope Harris’s Cozy LA Pad appeared first... on Glitter Guide.
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This post first appeared on Glitter Guide. Stay at your best this holiday season with a few simple wellness tips.… The post 5 Cozy Wellness Tips To Get You Through The Holiday Season appeared first... on Glitter Guide.
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The Best Faux Fur Coats You Need This Winter

The Glitter Guide - 11 Dec 2018 14:00
This post first appeared on Glitter Guide. Coats that are soft, cozy and fabulous… The post The Best Faux Fur Coats You Need This Winter appeared first on Glitter Guide.
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Most of us make a habit of throwing out pre-paid debit and credit cards once we've spent them, but believe it or not, they might actually be worth hanging on to. Turns out that even when they're... empty, Visa gift cards and the like, can still be useful; for reasons you probably never thought of.
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ASK AMY: Husband should notDear Amy: My husband’s adult children do not celebrate Christmas. They are vocally against it, and against Christianity. However, they do send us their Christmas lists for expensive items, such as... large home appliances and electronics. We’ve never asked for such a list and have never received as much as a card from them. I […]
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I moved to Hoboken, New Jersey, after college because I'd heard it was a great place for young people to live when looking for a job in Manhattan, if you couldn't yet afford Manhattan prices. Little... did I know that apartment prices were high here, too, but for that I got more space, wider streets, and a quicker commute than had I moved to a less-expensive Manhattan neighborhood or another borough. I figured I'd stay for only a few years, but the city kept evolving--with waterfront parks, more options for families, and more businesses and restaurants on the main drag of Washington Street. My life kept evolving, too: I started my journalism career at the local paper, published a novel about a confused single girl, began a writers' group, and made good friends--I even ran into a famous...
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