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Finally! Patterned Vinyl Flooring That's Actually Pretty

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Close your eyes. Now, envision a vinyl floor. Does your mind automatically think checkerboard, faux wood, or something retro? You might not think of modern, bright patterns —like the one above — that look more like popular cement tile of late.

We May Be Getting a Second Season of Big Little Lies Sooner Than Expected

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Emmy sweeping, HBO hit, Big Little Lies may be returning for a second season sooner than expected. Originally billed as a mini-series and based on the hit novel by Liane Moriarty rumors of the show's return have been swirling since the finale in April.

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Part Art, Part Storage: 6 Genius Ways to Store Accessories When You Have No Room

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When you live in a small home or apartment, figuring out how to store your scarves, handbags, necklaces, sunglasses and other accessories is a challenge. We can't all have giant walk-in closets full of open shelves, now can we?

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way Boost Your WiFi With This Pantry Staple

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Weak wifi is one of the more infuriating annoyances of modern life. Whether you work from home or are just an avid Netflix watcher, an internet disruption can totally throw off your plans.

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How to Give a $4 IKEA Pillow a Palm-Patterned Makeover

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Pin this brilliant project and save it for a sunny day: Brush an inexpensive IKEA pillow cover with solar-activated dye, lay some leaves on top, and watch in wonder as the sun's rays turn the white pillow an eye-popping orange.

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The Crazy Thing People Would Give Up for Cheaper Rent

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When the rent is too damn high, there are a lot of resourceful things people will do and sacrifices they'll make in order to make ends meet, from a diet of boxed mac n' cheese for the perfect 2/2, to compromising on location. But would you go an entire year without sex ? READ MORE ». Real Estate.

The Future is Now! A Smart Coffee Cup That Keeps Your Beverages Warm

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It's about to be peak winter Hygge season and I don't know about you but I'm excited as hell to stay inside and hold a mug with both of my hands. But sometimes the warmth emanating from own two palms is not enough to keep a mug of coffee warm as I slowly sip it throughout the morning.

Why You Should Shop for Houses Outside Your Budget (Really!)

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Shopping for a home — even if you're just at the "looking at Zillow listings" stage — can be psychological warfare. It's all too easy to get discouraged about what you can't afford. And for Glamour's editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive, a reality check is exactly what she needed. READ MORE ». Buying.

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Yes, It's Possible to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life on a Plane

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Flying, okay traveling in general, is rarely fun. Cramped seats, bumpy rides, and anxious passengers aren't really a recipe for a "good time." That's why the longer the trip, the harder we try to sleep through it—which unfortunately, is never easy. READ MORE ». Wellness. Travel

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Find On-Trend Matte Black Fixtures For Less With This Shopping Trick

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While looking for matte black fixtures for a recent bathroom makeover, I had a hard time finding affordable, in-stock options from the usual places. Lighting with a black finish? No problem. Cabinet pulls? Everywhere. But searching for sink faucets yielded only a few good results.

DIY Projects to Dress Up Your Thanksgiving Table When You Don't Have Much Time

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Whether you plan to prep weeks in advance or the day before, the truth is, nobody has a ton of extra time to get the Thanksgiving table set with all the bells and whistles.

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A California Contemporary Renovated from Across the Country — House Tour

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Name: Jillian Gould Allstadt and John Allstadt, kids Mia and Bodhi, and dogs Bella and Milo. Location: Mission Canyon — Santa Barbara, California. Size: 1,650 square feet on a 10,000 square foot lot. Years lived in: 8 months (bought gutted and designed from NYC); owned. Jill and her husband John are New Yorkers who left Brooklyn behind for a West Coast dream.