16 Fresh, Floral, and Fruity Summer Wreaths to Make or Buy

Now that spring is here, our eyes are on summer. With just a taste of warm weather, we’re already dreaming of the shining sun, glistening pools, abundant produce—and stunning, colorful flowers. And while a bouquet in a vase is a classic way to showcase…

Now that spring is here, our eyes are on summer. With just a taste of warm weather, we’re already dreaming of the shining sun, glistening pools, abundant produce—and stunning, colorful flowers. And while a bouquet in a vase is a classic way to showcase such vibrant florals, we like to get a little more creative here.

The wreath, which may be filed away in your mind as a holiday season-only decoration, is a beautiful, dynamic way to celebrate nature’s bounty any time of year. With sunflowers, hydrangeas, and lavender blooming during the hotter months, we encourage you to either buy a summer wreath or craft one yourself to spread summery joy around your home.

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20 Under-$25 Gifts That’re Totally Priceless

Believe it or not, a big budget is not the only path to a great gift. Sometimes, the very best presents are inexpensive—about the thought and not the price tag. Even if it costs under $25.

Your self-care enthusiast of a sister will appreciate a set of…

Believe it or not, a big budget is not the only path to a great gift. Sometimes, the very best presents are inexpensive—about the thought and not the price tag. Even if it costs under $25.

Your self-care enthusiast of a sister will appreciate a set of eye masks that recreate spa vibes in the home, while your wine-loving bestie will graciously accept a cute bottle tote for all her on-the-go drinking needs. As long as you get personal, the meaning and usefulness of a gift transcends its cost. For your inspiration, we gathered 20 incredibly thoughtful gifts under $25 that are sure to delight and surprise.

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16 Small-Space Desks That’ll Fit Just About Anywhere

It’s been almost a year since plunged into quarantine (for the first time) and transitioned to remote work, so we should probably already have our perfect at-home offices set up by now, right? Well… many of us definitely still resort to posting up on…

It’s been almost a year since plunged into quarantine (for the first time) and transitioned to remote work, so we should probably already have our perfect at-home offices set up by now, right? Well... many of us definitely still resort to posting up on the couch with our laptops or forcing the kitchen table to double as a desk, which means we’re settling for an altogether uninspiring work environment.

If this happens to describe you, and you're finally ready to create a dedicated workspace in your home, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up our favorite desks for tight areas, because even though our Pinterest boards are filled with expansive, luxurious writing tables, we know they’ll never fit in our apartments. Our picks, on the other hand, will be able to squeeze into the awkward corner you just emptied for the occasion—and look great while doing it.

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Want Better-Tasting Morning Brew? Try Cleaning Your Coffee Maker.

For most people, the coffee maker is a sacred appliance tasked with providing the day’s critical caffeine supply. And while the coffee maker gets a ton of use for this reason, it doesn’t actually receive as much care as it should. If you clean your cof…

For most people, the coffee maker is a sacred appliance tasked with providing the day’s critical caffeine supply. And while the coffee maker gets a ton of use for this reason, it doesn’t actually receive as much care as it should. If you clean your coffee maker regularly, we stand corrected—but we’d be willing to bet you don’t. You’re not alone, though. Until we did our research, we weren’t maintaining our coffee makers properly, either. But once you know, you’ll never go back to your old ways.

According to an NSF International study, the reservoir of a coffee maker is the fifth germiest place in the home. Yeast and mold were found in half of the makers tested, which really shouldn’t come as a surprise. The warm, moist environment of most reservoirs is ideal for such microbes, as well as other germs and bacteria, to grow. We can all agree this is pretty off-putting, but it can also be harmful, especially to those with allergies and asthma.

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23 Unique Gifts That Give Back—For Twice the Joy

As people around the world struggle with a whole range of pressing issues, the desire to be charitable and share our resources is stronger than ever. Of course, donating directly to a cause and volunteering are both impactful ways to help those in need…

As people around the world struggle with a whole range of pressing issues, the desire to be charitable and share our resources is stronger than ever. Of course, donating directly to a cause and volunteering are both impactful ways to help those in need and improve our planet, but as it turns out, conscious shopping is another way to contribute. Several brands support meaningful causes by pledging to provide resources or donate a portion of profits to organizations and charities. So, if you’re going to spend money on gifts anyway, why not buy things that support these efforts? After all, twice the joy is twice the fun in giving.

To help you buy more meaningful presents for your loved ones, we've gathered 23 beautiful home and kitchen gifts that, in turn, give back. We guarantee your recipient will be doubly thankful.

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The Dishwashing Step You Should Actually Skip

We’ve teamed up with Miele to share expert-approved tips for making sure your dishes—from everyday plates to your fanciest glassware—are sparkling-clean every time you run them through the dishwasher.

In my apartment, the dishwasher is my domain. Th…

We've teamed up with Miele to share expert-approved tips for making sure your dishes—from everyday plates to your fanciest glassware—are sparkling-clean every time you run them through the dishwasher.


In my apartment, the dishwasher is my domain. This is partly by default: I’m lucky enough to have a boyfriend who does most of the cooking, so taking on the dishes is only fair—but I also happen to love this duty.

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7 Laundry Tips for Making Your Clothes Last (Almost) Forever

We’ve teamed up with Miele to share expert-approved laundry tips and tricks for making sure your clothes (and sheets, towels, and more) stay in tip-top shape—no matter how many times you run them through the washer and dryer.

As a sentimentalist and…

We've teamed up with Miele to share expert-approved laundry tips and tricks for making sure your clothes (and sheets, towels, and more) stay in tip-top shape—no matter how many times you run them through the washer and dryer.


As a sentimentalist and a nostalgic dresser, my most prized piece of clothing is a cream-colored Lehigh University crew neck from the mid-1980s. This vintage sweatshirt belonged to my mom in college and was passed down to me as a child, when it hung below my knees. It’s been a treasured garment ever since, keeping me warm from elementary school all the way to adulthood.

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13 Food Baskets We’d Love to Receive Right Now

In a time of social distancing and barely any travel, so many of us are missing gathering with family and friends. Since we can’t show up in person for birthdays and special occasions, sending thoughtful gifts is the next best way to celebrate.

It goe…

In a time of social distancing and barely any travel, so many of us are missing gathering with family and friends. Since we can’t show up in person for birthdays and special occasions, sending thoughtful gifts is the next best way to celebrate.

It goes without saying that the best gifts are food gifts, so we rounded up some of the most incredibly delicious food baskets and sets that your loved ones are bound to adore. Whether the recipient has a seriously sweet tooth, is obsessed with hot sauce, or has a soft spot for heirloom beans, we’ve found the perfect presents to brighten up their stay-at-home summer.

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When Was the Last Time You Washed Your Washing Machine?

Though it might seem absurd that a machine designed to clean needs cleaning itself, it certainly is the case. If you stop to think about it, it makes complete sense: after all, a multitude of undesirable leftovers can build up inside your washing machi…

Though it might seem absurd that a machine designed to clean needs cleaning itself, it certainly is the case. If you stop to think about it, it makes complete sense: after all, a multitude of undesirable leftovers can build up inside your washing machine. The first culprits that come to mind are the dirt and grime from your soiled clothes, which can accumulate over time. But there are others: leftover detergent, hard water mineral deposits, mold, and mildew—none of which should really be left in there. You know that funky odor that can sometimes follow your laundry as you transfer it to the dryer? That’s what those lead to. Unless...you give it a good cleaning every now and then.

Here’s how.

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It’s Time to Clean Your Yoga Mat. Here’s How.

My yoga mat has gone from sitting in the back of my closet collecting dust, to being my quarantine MVP. As someone who’s more a group fitness gal and less solitary yogi, when studios suddenly closed in mid-March, I grew slightly anxious. Knowing that e…

My yoga mat has gone from sitting in the back of my closet collecting dust, to being my quarantine MVP. As someone who’s more a group fitness gal and less solitary yogi, when studios suddenly closed in mid-March, I grew slightly anxious. Knowing that exercise was inextricably linked to my mental health, I decided to pull out my yoga mat from its dusty home and explore remote ways to sweat it out. (Luckily, I quickly found a slew of talented instructors hosting Instagram Live workouts.) Today, I still don’t do much yoga, but I do use the mat for everything from high-intensity interval training to pilates. My mat has turned into my happy place and I’m thankful for that fleeting moment when I was convinced I was zen enough to purchase one.

Of course, now that my yoga mat is my best friend, it gets sweaty on the regular. As a pre-pandemic germaphobe, my instinct was to give it the occasional once-over with a sanitizing wipe. Now that I'm hyper-aware of all the germs, bacteria, and viruses that threaten our well-being, I know it needs more. I decided to dig deeper to find the right way to clean a yoga mat; here's what I learned.

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