13 of the Most Bewitching Halloween Candles

As soon as the leaves start to change colors and coffee shops introduce seasonal spiced lattes to their menus, that means one terrifying thing—Halloween is around the corner. To get in the spirit of the season, these 13 bewitching Halloween candles wil…

As soon as the leaves start to change colors and coffee shops introduce seasonal spiced lattes to their menus, that means one terrifying thing—Halloween is around the corner. To get in the spirit of the season, these 13 bewitching Halloween candles will fill your home with pumpkin spice, cinnamon, bloody strawberry, and spine-tingling citrus.

The spookiest of all—Target’s Bleeding Skull Candle—is wicked cool. However, not all of these candles will send a shiver up your spine. Anthropologie, Voluspa, and Nest all sell uber-sophisticated scents that are ripe for burning all throughout fall. If the flame is suddenly extinguished, well you may just want to check for ghosts hiding in your closets.

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We’re Calling It: This Is the Golden Age of Candles

I grew up in a house pretty much devoid of candles, unacquainted with their simple pleasures until I flew the nest. My mother is very scent-sensitive (seriously, the woman can catch a whiff of a Reese’s peanut butter cup from 15 feet away) and is an in…

I grew up in a house pretty much devoid of candles, unacquainted with their simple pleasures until I flew the nest. My mother is very scent-sensitive (seriously, the woman can catch a whiff of a Reese’s peanut butter cup from 15 feet away) and is an insurance adjuster who’s seen too many house fires start from unattended candles. So, I discovered the charm of a nighttime candle only in college, at which point they were banned in dorm rooms (understandably so), and were all the more precious since they were at constant risk of confiscation.

Fast forward to my adult life, and boy do I still love the evening ambience. I’ve got multiple candles in every room, set up with little jars of matches for whenever the mood strikes. I’m far from alone in this, as well, according to the explosion of candle content to be found on the internet in the past year. We’ve seen people of all ages reshaping, making, reviewing, and caring for their beloved candles like never before, and it’s really a pretty wholesome hobby to indulge.

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11 Instant Pot Recipes Ready for the Super Bowl

Despite how strange the last year was, some things never change—and the Super Bowl is one constant. It may look a little different in 2021, but if you’re anything like me, you were mostly in it for the food anyways (and you don’t need a crowd to make a…

Despite how strange the last year was, some things never change—and the Super Bowl is one constant. It may look a little different in 2021, but if you’re anything like me, you were mostly in it for the food anyways (and you don’t need a crowd to make a giant batch of mac and cheese). It’s also the perfect time to break out some of the cooking gadgets you were gifted over the holidays: Fill those air fryers with chicken wings, break in your Dutch ovens with a huge pot of chili, and of course, plug in the real star of Super Bowl Sunday when it comes to kitchen tools, the Instant Pot.

This game day, use your Instant Pot to cook everything from classic chili and wings to dessert(!). Whether you’re cooking for the whole house or throwing a party for one, here are 11 Super Bowl Instant Pot recipes that’ll take your taste buds to the end zone.

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10 TV Shows & Movies to Watch 6 Feet Away From Your Roommate

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make th…

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones.


It feels very strange to be stuck in place—a house, an apartment—while so much is changing out in the world. And for those of you who have already begun to feel murderous toward your roommates (or significant others, siblings, parents, cousins—all of which by now have become, in all but name, your roommates), it's important to cultivate what Seamus Heaney called "moments of lift, of joy." Whatever you’re going through right now, here are ten shows and movies, all available on streaming services, to distract and delight.

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Being Quarantined With My Kids Isn’t What I Expected

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make th…

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones.


I’m a mom of four. There are six of us living in our house. One of us is a 15 year-old-girl who tested 98 percent extroverted on the Meyers-Briggs, and one of us is an 8-year-old boy who runs instead of walking, and yells out everything he says.

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10 Books to Warm the Soul (or Just Distract It)

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make th…

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones.


If you’re like me, you’re finding that this strange time wavers between being mildly unsettling and completely overwhelming, hour to hour, day to day. It can be all-consuming, even if you’re one of the lucky ones that can continue to work from home.

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Is a Weighted Blanket the Sleep Solution You’ve Been Waiting For?

I’m no stranger to sleep woes, as I’ve already documented in detail. I’ve tried pretty much everything there is to try when it comes to falling asleep. So when weighted blankets rose in popularity, the idea became more and more appealing. I wasn’t with…

I’m no stranger to sleep woes, as I’ve already documented in detail. I’ve tried pretty much everything there is to try when it comes to falling asleep. So when weighted blankets rose in popularity, the idea became more and more appealing. I wasn't without doubts, though: “Wouldn’t that make me feel suffocated?” and “Will my weak, weak arms be able to pull that over my body?” chief among them.

That was then.

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2 Slow-Cooker Meals Sure to Make You Feel Downright Cozy

Oftentimes, cozy recipes require hours of forethought, prep, and stirring (really, why is there always so much stirring?). But submissions to our latest recipe contest proved that to not always be the case.

Of all the recipes we tasted, these two cons…

Oftentimes, cozy recipes require hours of forethought, prep, and stirring (really, why is there always so much stirring?). But submissions to our latest recipe contest proved that to not always be the case.

Of all the recipes we tasted, these two consistently delivered maximal coziness (with minimal stirring). Both homey, quintessential dishes updated for the modern cook, neither recipe loses out on flavor, complexity, nor texture, in spite of the nontraditional approach. Both not only tolerate the low-and-slow, hands-off method, but are made all the better for it.

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Anthropologie’s Capri Blue Volcano Candle Is the Best Candle of All Time

If I had to pick one store to furnish my entire home, from the furniture and light fixtures all the way down to what’s in my closet, it would, without question, be Anthropologie. And if there’s one Anthro product I love more than all the rest (even thi…

If I had to pick one store to furnish my entire home, from the furniture and light fixtures all the way down to what's in my closet, it would, without question, be Anthropologie. And if there's one Anthro product I love more than all the rest (even this positively dreamy green velvet sectional I will forever be saving up for), it's the Capri Blue candle in Volcano.

Anthropologie has a huge selection of candles—all of which are great in their own right. The Voluspa candle sets are perfect as gifts, this handmade drift wood candle can add a rustic touch to any room, and I'll never say no to one of these adorable painterly candles.

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