Archive for April, 2014

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT WINDOW SHADES

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT WINDOW SHADES

Although the lines of distinction are not that clear, for simplicity’s sake it’s safe to say that shades are the warm, fuzzy version of blinds. Whereas blinds are made of hard substances, like wood and aluminum, shades are made of soft materials, like linen, cotton, silk and every imaginable form of natural and synthetic fiber. The less disputed distinction is that blinds have slats or vanes that open and close

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6 BREATHING EXERCISES TO RELAX IN 10 MINUTES OR LESS

6 BREATHING EXERCISES TO RELAX IN 10 MINUTES OR LESS

Overworked, underslept and feeling the pressure? There are plenty of ways to find calm, without investing in a four-hand spa massage. All you need is a pair of lungs, your breath and 10 minutes or less. Don’t wait until fight or flight kicks in before minding your breath. Controlled breathing not only keeps the mind and body functioning at their best, it can also lower blood pressure, promote feelings of

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12 WARM-WEATHER MAKEOVER IDEAS FOR THE BEDROOM

12 WARM-WEATHER MAKEOVER IDEAS FOR THE BEDROOM

The longer, warmer days of spring and summer beg for a lighter touch in the bedroom and guest quarters. Pack up the thick duvets and woolen blankets and set out something fresher and prettier — think kantha quilts, airy curtains and painted furniture. These 12 ideas will get you started. 1. Paint bicolored walls. Carefully tape off the lower section of your bedroom walls. Paint below the line a soft

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