Does your kitchen need a refresh? Get inspired with these picture-perfect kitchen designs. From chic and modern to bright and sunny, we've got fun, functional eating spaces for everyone!
1. Energized Eating
Cool blue flooring and chairs mix with warm orange accents and walls for an inviting, lively kitchen design.
Hints of green, found in the upholstered barstools and scroll-patterned wallpaper, makes a bright, fresh eating space.
3. High Gloss
A shiny orange backsplash pops against a sleek mix of stainless steel and white lacquer.
A grooved wooden countertop feels nautical and substantial in a white kitchen.
5. Floral Influences
Delicate feminine touches, like soft lavender cabinets and hydrangea-patterned shades, create a pretty kitchen design.
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Does your kitchen need a refresh? Get inspired with these picture-perfect kitchen designs. From chic and modern to bright and sunny, we've got fun, functional eating spaces for everyone!Read More »from Ready to Renovate? Inspiring Kitchen Designs
- iVillage | At Home – Thu, Jul 19, 2012 2:21 PM EDT
20 Awesome Finds to Revamp Your BathroomBy Jennifer KantorRead More »from 20 Awesome Finds to Save Space in Every Corner of Your Home
From award-winning shoe keepers to double (and triple!) duty furniture, make the most of the room you've got with these must haves
1. Iron Wire Door Rack
Unused space becomes a storage workhorse when you slip this three-tiered, iron wire rack over your door. Ideal for storing pantry items and kitchen knick-knacks, it's equally suited to holding kids' stuff, candles, accessories and more. (You can even display rolled up towels in the bathroom.)
2. Winning Shoe Spinner You can reinvent the wheel, as it turns out. Rakku's award-winning spinning design features twenty expandable pockets, capable of adjusting to fit up to 30 pairs. Comes in fun colors for women, men and kids.
3. Chic Wall Storage Piles of magazines, letters and unopened mail can make any desk seem unorganized. Drop this unsightly pile into a chic wall file for a quick clean-up that incorporates a perfect blend of style and function.
4. Deluxe Laundry Hub Put dirty duds in their place with
- iVillage | At Home – Thu, Jul 19, 2012 2:13 PM EDT
Update your space with these fun, budget-friendly ideas that are functional, too By Alesandra Dubin Update your space with these fun, budget-friendly ideas that are functional, tooRead More »from 21 Totally Affordable Ways to Revamp Your Bathroom (All Under $140!)
1. A Wow Shower Curtain Replace your shower curtain for a quick update that also banishes the old mildewed one. Anthropologie's daring Flamenco curtain is eye catching and conversation starting.
2. Pretty Porcelain Accessories Keep the countertop tidy and introduce a sense of calm with these pretty blue and white trays crafted in glazed porcelain.
3. A Bold Bath Rug Pow! This bright, graphic yellow and white rug in a houndstooth pattern punches up a blah bathroom in a flash. Each is handmade and can be customized with details like extra cushion or non-slip features.
4. A Decorative Mirror For less than $40, this ornately framed mirror packs a punch. Use it to replace a dated medicine cabinet or an aging mirror for a wow-worthy wall piece.
5. A Cluster of Vases Grab a few buds from the garden for an unfussy look with this stone-shaped vase set. Cluster the set of three asymmetrical
- iVillage | At Home – Thu, Jul 19, 2012 12:01 PM EDT
20 Totally Affordable Ways to Revamp Your Bedroom (All Under $200!) By Alesandra DubinRead More »from 20 Totally Affordable Ways to Revamp Your Bedroom (All Under $200!)
From family photo galleries to lighting fixtures to D.I.Y. ingenuity, these ideas and products will spruce up your sleeping space without blowing your budget
1. Bold Clock Out with the dated digital alarm clock and in with a bold replacement. The bright tangerine color of this clock is eye catching while the sleek design will fit into most decor schemes nicely.
2. Owl Table Lamp If you're still reading after your S.O. has been snoring for hours, let this little night owl keep you company. The bird-shaped table lamp comes with a linen shade to shed some light on your latest page-turner. \
3. Canine Bookends Keep books in their place and send a shout out to your canine family member with these lively bookends. The sturdy pieces come as a set of two, with the pup's head on one side and hiney on the other.
4. A Bold Accent Wall If you want to paint or wallpaper an accent wall remember this one rule: Don't be scared! It's a single wall, so be as daring as you like.
Singer, actor and all-around hottie Justin Timberlake is collaborating with interior designer Estee Stanley to offer an intimate shopping experience through their new online shopping site, HomeMint By Sugee KimRead More »from Justin Timberlake, Interior Designer?
Singer, actor and all-around hottie Justin Timberlake is collaborating with interior designer Estee Stanley to offer an intimate shopping experience through their new online shopping site, HomeMint.
He can act, he can sing and now Justin Timberlake is venturing into the world of interior design with a new collection for online shopping site HomeMint. Timberlake partnered with interior designer and stylist Estee Stanley to curate a collection that includes everything from utensils to over-dyed Turkish statement rugs.
HomeMint is inspired by Timberlake and Stanley's travels and their desire to showcase smaller, independent designers. Their picks showcase both Timberlake's love of functionality and Stanley's layered, vintage-inspired style. Items start at $9.99 (for members) for a Gramercy Luggage Tag to upwards of $2,500 for a set of vintage dining chairs. The site does not require a membership to shop, but for a monthly fee of $9.99, members can enjoy early access to
- iVillage | Healthy Living – Thu, Jul 19, 2012 11:43 AM EDT
Stuart McClymont/The Image BankBy Ragen Chastain
I don't know a single fat woman who hasn't been told that she needs to lose weight because, as Rebecca's grandmother told her, otherwise "no man will ever love you." Setting aside the heterosexism of assuming that your fat daughter wants a man, it is a little alarming that we tell children, who are sometimes barely old enough to understand what love and sex are, that nobody will ever want them. Doesn't anybody realize the irreparable damage it could cause…or how false that statement even is?
Rebecca Jane Weinstein sets it straight with her new book, Fat Sex: The Naked Truth. She mentions the apparent urban legend that says fat women are better in bed. I didn't know this previously but as fat urban legends go, I'm not gonna lie, I'm a fan of this one! She also offers the truth -- which is that lots of fat people have lots of great sex. Fat people have sex with partners of all sizes who are able to get past their bigotry of fat bodies (sometimesRead More »from Get Over It! Fat People Have Sex...Lots Of It...And It's Great!
- iVillage | At Home – Wed, Jul 18, 2012 2:20 PM EDT
By: Alesandra Dubin
You don't have to br20 Ways to Spruce Up Your Living Room (For Under $100!)eak the bank to give your coziest space an instant upgrade. Here's how!
1. Mirrored Side Table
Get a luxe look without busting your budget with this splashy side table. Mirrors cover a steel frame, giving a small piece a big impact for an affordable price.
2. Graphic Poster
Get a cool graphic look with a smart-looking poster that shows your city's neighborhood boundaries in a typographical map. The print is available for major U.S. cities like Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York, and some European capitals as well.
3. Architectural Photo Frame
We can't all have homes envisioned by Frank Lloyd Wright. But we can get a piece of his signature style with these wooden picture frames. Adapted from one of the architect's art glass windows for the Avery Coonley Playhouse in Illinois, the frames are made of alder wood with a rich walnut finish.
4. Decorative Suitcases
You may not have vacation plans on the horizon (sigh), but you Read More »from 20 Ways to Spruce Up Your Living Room (For Under $100!)
- iVillage | Healthy Living – Wed, Jul 11, 2012 5:14 PM EDT
JASPER WHITE/STONE/GETTY IMAGESBy Brenda Kearns
The Problem: Antidepressants
The last thing you want when you're struggling with depression is to struggle with your weight, too. Yet according to Cleveland Clinic researchers, taking antidepressants can trigger a hefty 15 to 20 pound weight gain! The problem? A lot of these meds tinker with your muscles by making them more prone to insulin resistance, thus sabotaging their ability to burn carbs for energy.
The Fix: 5-HTP
"Not all mood-boosters cause weight problems," says Joseph Colella, M.D., director of robotic bariatric surgery at the University of Pittsburgh's Magee Women's Hospital. But "if yours is causing trouble, ask about switching to Wellbutrin or Effexor."
Want to avoid antidepressants? Ask your doctor about 5-HTP (the basic building block of mood-boosting serotonin). According to University of Rome researchers, taking 300 milligrams of 5-HTP daily eases depression for up to 70 percent of people -- plus it squashes carb cravings, helping women shedRead More »from Exercising, Eating Right and Still Gaining Weight? Your Meds Might Be to Blame
- iVillage | Healthy Living – Wed, Jul 11, 2012 5:05 PM EDT
ROBIN LYNNE GIBSON/WORKBOOK STOCK/GETTY IMAGESBy Meg Hemphill
Think that hours of leg lifts and climbing the StairMaster will dwindle away cellulite? Don't waste your time. "Cellulite has very little to do with fat; you couldn't exercise enough to get rid of it," says Howard Murad, M.D., author of The Cellulite Solution and founder of the Murad skincare line. "The thing to understand is that cellulite is a skin problem, not a fat problem." He explains that cellulite is found in areas that have less circulation (the buttocks and thighs); and that in these areas, collagen weakens at the dermis level (the layer just below the skin) and fat from below the dermis migrates up toward the skin's surface, giving the cottage cheese look. Even though exercise won't rid you of cellulite, it does improve blood circulation, which can help prevent fat buildup all over the body.
Never before has the FDA approved a laser treatment for alleviating cellulite until now, with Cellulaze, a laser that targets the threeRead More »from Does Anything Get Rid of Cellulite? What Works -- and What Doesn't
GROVE PASHLEY/PHOTOGRAPHER'S CHOICE RF/GETTY IMAGESBy Arricca Elin SanSone
Know What You Need
There's no one-size-fits-all rule, but aim for eight glasses -- about 64 ounces -- per day. "Your daily water requirements depend on many factors," says registered dietician Jim White, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and owner of Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios in Virginia Beach. "For example, you'll need more water if you're physically active or if it's hot and humid." You also need more if you're pregnant or breastfeeding -- ask your doctor for guidelines -- but it's generally an additional 10 to 30 ounces of fluids.Read More »from Not Drinking Enough Water? 9 Ways to Get More
Get on a Schedule
If you're finding it hard to drink more water, establish a routine. "As soon as you get up drink one to two glasses of water; another at your mid-morning break; one at lunch, at mid-afternoon and so on," says Jessica Crandall, a registered dietician and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Increase the amount you drink each week until you hit your