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Global Life Style News for 12 Jan 2019

What dog lover doesn't want to wear their pet's face on them every day? Every proud pet owner wants to show off their furry friend any way they can. Now, pet owners can get a pair of custom slippers... to show off their undying love of their pet.
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If you've just done a Marie Kondo-inspired purge or are midway through our January Cure, why not reward yourself for your newly-immaculate space with something beautiful and useful. We asked Etsy's... head of trends, Dayna Isom Johnson, to pick out her personal favorite organization buys from their marketplace. Ahead, twelve pieces for every part of your home, for a more organized, stylish 2019.
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Over the last few years, Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears have become one of the biggest Disney parks trends. You simply cannot travel to Disneyland or Disney World without a pair of ears. Or, if you do... travel without a pair, your first stop in the park will be to purchase your own Mickey or Minnie ears.
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Name: Jennifer Page, my partner, Ronnie, and two cats "The Boys" Henry and Bones Location: Portage Park/Jefferson Park/Northwest side -- Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,300 square feet Years lived in: 4... years, owned When I moved in to Ronnie's space, our goal as a newly cohabiting couple was to create a space that was entirely our home. We wanted our home to continually inspire us, but also be comfortable and a place to stay tucked away when the work week ends. I'm a floral designer and manage a lifestyle boutique while Ronnie runs a family business of 40 years. We're not ones to only give half an effort on anything we do, so it's no surprise that making a home should be any different.
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The holiday season is over and winter is in full swing (and it won't be leaving anytime soon!). Whether you reside somewhere unbearably chilly or are just looking to make your space come alive during... these in-between months, fear not--there are tons of simple ways to bring the warmth of the outdoors inside without spending all day tackling a DIY or worrying about breaking the bank.
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Cruising Netflix and the interwebs lately, you've probably noticed lots of buzz surrounding the Japanese organizing pro Marie Kondo's new show "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo." If you're new to Kondo,... let us tell you what all the fuss is about.
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Apartment Therapy editors and writers--we're just like you, readers. What I mean by that is I don't just write here, I'm also a reader of the site, and my go-to is the house tour section. There's... always something new to see, and you can really start to spot trends emerging from the sheer volume of homes showcased there. One thing that I noticed in a recent Atlanta house straight up put a smile on my face--a bright orange kitchen sink, beautifully situated in a corner of the counter. And it just screamed personality. This got me thinking about the sink as a showpiece and how color might play a role in selecting a fixture. Sinks aren't cheap, but when you take a risk here, it can pay off big time design-wise.
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Now that we're settled in the New Year, you may have noticed that your credit score has taken a hit after some overly joyous holiday spending. You're not the only one: A recent report from Marcus by... Goldman Sachs says almost half of the U.S. (48 percent) carries a balance or goes into credit card debt over the holidays due to travel, entertaining, and gift costs. While this can make for an exciting holiday season, it usually leaves our wallets--and credit scores--hurting. While a credit score decline may be digestible for some, it can be especially scary if you plan to buy a house or rent an apartment sometime soon. Don't panic: Get back on track by following this expert advice for some quick damage control:
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While you're thinking about resolutions, your mind may wander to your home: how will you make your house a better place this year? While a big project isn't always feasible, you can still work within... the existing framework of your space to transform your home into a better, more functional place.
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Property Shark recently released its findings for the most expensive zip code in the United States-and the answer might surprise you. It's not Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, or someplace in the Hamptons.... It's Atherton, California, an affluent Silicon Valley town just a short drive from the likes of Facebook and Google. In the zip code 94027, the median sale price is $6.7 million, which spiked about 35 percent since 2017. (Rankings are based on closed home sales.) So we decided to take a look at what life is like in the tony zip code by perusing five homes for sale in Atherton.
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Sage looked long and hard for the perfect piece for her entryway. It needed to fit the spot, and be deep and flexible enough to fit a variety of footwear. Most importantly, she didn't want the visual... mess of open shelving.
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After many, many years of DIYing, fixing, decorating, and chasing mice in my small studio apartment, I can honestly say that there is NOTHING more enjoyable than getting to build your own home from... the ground up. You might remember that in April 2016 I tore down the small country house (that link also begins a series of posts that detail the process) that I had purchased more than 15 years earlier, beginning a journey that (while there are still some details) I get to celebrate this month with its being photographed and published by my friends over at House Beautiful. While architect John Berg designed the house and interior designer Rebecca Robertson helped me with the insides, the delicious photographs (taken in warm September) were taken by Bjorn Wallander and you should check out the...
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If you wear makeup (ever), you know the dread of taking it off at the end of the day. Good news: we discovered a top-rated product on Amazon that will make removing your makeup a breeze--and won't... cost you a fortune either.
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ASK AMY: Man resents beingDear Amy: I’m a gay male who’s been in a relationship with the same man for the last 25 years. Both of our families have been supportive of our relationship over the years. During the Christmas... holidays, we usually receive Christmas cards from my partner’s side of the family with annual letters inside of them. […]
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I've been using a cleaning schedule for several years now, and when I'm good about keeping up with it, I really feel like my house cleans itself. With just a few 15-minute tasks a day, I have a... presentable house pretty much all the time -- and that's not a small feat with five kids, a dog, and two cats. I'll share my weekly cleaning schedule below. But first, here are four rules that make it work for me...
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Instagram is the worst media for mental health!

Times of India - 12 Jan 2019 10:33
Instagram is the worst mediaOut of the 5 popular social media platforms, Instagram was voted the most harmful app for mental health as it can instil a strong feeling of comparison and despair. According to research conducted by... the Royal Society for Public Health and Young Health Movement, Instagram is the worst social media for mental health, while Snapchat comes a close second.
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5 festive make-up looks to try this Lohri 2019

Times of India - 12 Jan 2019 06:30
5 festive make-up looks to tryThe festival of Lohri is just around the corner. As you gather around the bonfire and dance at the dhol, you need to look your best. For the festival of joy, you must glam up your look with the latest... make-up trends.
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Mouni Roy is creating a stirIf you are wondering what makes Mouni so popular, you need to know to have a look at her stylish Instagram photos.
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Microsoft Corp has been awarded a five-year contract worth $1.76 billion for delivering enterprise services for the Defense Department, Coast Guard and intelligence services, the Pentagon said on... Friday.
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