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25 Feel-Good Books That Will Boost Your Mood

Dark, somber, cynical books can make for great reads - A Series of Unfortunate Events was downright epic - but you have to be in the mood for them. If you're already feeling a bit on the gloomy side, it's not the best idea to crack open a dreary read. However, we do recommend you immerse yourself in a happy one! Thus, here are 25 great books that will instantly lift your sad cloud to reveal sunshine for days.

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How Your Unique Talents Can Create Happiness Every Day

You're a snowflake, right? No one else has your personality, your smile, your talents. As clichéd as it may sound, it's all true. And what's even more fantastic is that your unique traits, your snowflake-ness, can help you build and boost your happiness levels every single day.

How can you leverage your personality to become a happier person? Take some time to reflect on the key traits of your personality, try this free survey to determine your universal character strengths, and then look through the suggestions below to see what you can do to make today a better, happier day.

Are you a brave soul?

Go on a new adventure, like caving or whitewater rafting. Be the one to tell your boss what everyone really thinks about a new office policy.

Can't check your curiosity?

Try out a restaurant you've always wondered about, or if you like to cook, tackle a new recipe. Explore a new part of your city, or visit a museum you've never been to.

Ever been called an Honest Abe?

Write a letter to a friend or relative to tell them how you feel about something that you never were able to talk about. Or tell them face to face.

Are you the leader of the pack?

Organize an outing with your...

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These 28 Home Decor Products Are a Disney Fan's DREAM

Whether you adore Disney movies or love to vacation at Disney parks, you're never too old for the iconic Disney brand. From Mickey Mouse to The Little Mermaid, Disney conjures nostalgic memories and feelings of joy and belonging and is unlike anything else. If you're looking for a way to incorporate Disney into your life while still maintaining some semblance of adulthood, Disney home decor is the way to go. Its massive collection of all things home has a wide range of beautiful pieces and tiny trinkets to show off your love of Disney, from the subtle to the not so subtle. Keep reading to see some of our favorites!

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41 Affordable Gifts For Men in Their 20s

If you're shopping for a 20-something dude and want to get him something cool and useful, don't overwhelm yourself trying to figure out what! Be it your brother, friend, boyfriend, son, or husband, any guy navigating his 20s would seriously not mind shredding through wrapping paper to open up these bad boys. Each one is $50 or less, so they're easy on your bank account, too!

- Additional reporting by India Yaffe

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These Are the Best Wines to Drink, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

The wine list comes to your table and you have to pick your poison. However, you're not sure what kind of drinking mood you're in, what kind of flavors you want, or even what wine is good. You break into a sweat because everyone else seems to know what they want but you - you're left pouring over the menu again and again, totally clueless and holding up everyone else's orders.

It may not seem logical, but tapping into your zodiac sign may help avoid a scenario like this in the future. Zodiac rules a certain amount of our qualities and traits, and can definitely help you out in the wine department if you let it.

So, which wine should be your go-to based on your zodiac sign? Not only did we find out, but we can tell you why, too.

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Taco Bell Is Serving This Strawberry Frosé All Summer Long, and It Sounds SO Refreshing!

You know the frosé trend has gotten huge when fast-food restaurants get in on it. Taco Bell is the first to officially hop on board, and it's introduced a Frosé Twisted Freeze to cool you off this Summer while you satisfy your Crunchwrap Supreme cravings. Refreshing frozen wine and cheap tacos? Yes, please! There's a catch you probably saw coming, though - it's only available in two locations. Taco Bell is testing the frosé menu item at the Taco Bell Cantinas in Newport Beach, CA, and Dearborn Street in Chicago.

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The frozen drink is Rosé blended with "berry flavors," described by Taco Bell as a "tasty, strawberry-forward" treat. If you're lucky enough to be near one of the two locations, you can order a "glass" for $8 in Newport Beach or $5 in Chicago while it's available throughout the Summer. The rest of us will have to settle for a Taco Bell run followed by homemade frosé, but no complaints there!

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The Best Way to Store Greens

If your greens are wilting within a few days of bringing them home from the store, you can prevent it with this quick storage tip. First, wash the greens thoroughly in cold water. Submerge them in bowl full of cold water at least three times before spinning them dry. Then line a resealable bag or tupperware container with a paper towel. Transfer the greens, then top them with another paper towel. Seal the bag (some air inside is OK) or pop the lid on the tupperware and store in the fridge. That's it! This technique should keep them crisp and fresh for well over a week. You'll never suffer from using sad, mushy greens again.

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7 Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Feel Spacious

Designing a small bathroom can be challenging, especially if you are on a budget. The best way to make it more functional is to increase the floor space while allowing all the essentials to fit in the right way. Although renovating the entire bathroom according to your needs is a good option, it can be really expensive, mainly if you want to entirely change the plumbing. But if you are on a limited budget, you can still add a lot of space to make it more functional. Here are seven ways to do it!

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36 Disney World Hacks That Will Make Your Trip Even More Magical

Want to avoid the long Walt Disney World lines in the sweltering heat of a Florida Summer? We can help with that. Some of the park's biggest fans came together on two Quora threads to offer tips and tricks for making your trip to Disney World even more magical - and more economical, too. These hacks will help you navigate the parks, find the best deals, and make the most of the happiest place on the planet.

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15 Mason Jar Salads That Will Transform Your Lunchtime

A crisp, crunchy salad makes the perfect lunch, but here's a secret: packing your meal in a mason jar actually makes it taste better. Why, you ask? Layering your favorite mix-ins and dressings helps keep your meal from getting soggy ahead of time. It's no matter if you prefer a hearty and sweet salad with grains or a refreshing mix that features the flavors of zesty guacamole; these 15 recipes will help you step up your lunches (or dinners) for good.

- Additional reporting by Nicole Perry

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Disney's Glittery Pineapple Cotton Candy Is the Size and Shape of the Actual Fruit

Disney knows a thing or two about pineapple desserts. There are pineapple doughnuts, cotton candy, soft serve, and the new pineapple churros with marshmallow dipping sauce. You may have caught that we said Disney already has pineapple cotton candy, but the theme park just released another version that's certainly a sight to behold.

Available at Downtown Disney's Cotton Candy Creations for $8, the new treat is much larger than the park's usual cotton candy and comes in the shape of an actual pineapple! It's also typically topped with a festive mini umbrella or pineapple leaves. Ahead, see pictures of the delicious summertime dessert.

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Our 3-Ingredient Homemade Take on Wendy's Frosty

It's not quite a milkshake, it's not quite soft serve . . . it's a Wendy's Frosty - or, rather, our homemade take on the cloud of paradise. The best part: it only requires three easy-to-find ingredients and is so easy to make that you might just skip the drive-through window the next time you're craving this classic treat.

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11 Things You Will Regret in Your 30s

What better way to learn than from those who have been there and done that? A Reddit thread had people chiming in on things they regret doing (or not doing) in their 30s. Whether you are about to embark on the exciting journey of your 30s or nearing the tail end, learn from those in the know.

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25 Creative Dinner Ideas That Will Inspire You to Cook Tonight

"What's for dinner tonight?" It's a question we all face every day. If you're really in need of some fresh recipe ideas and want to break out of your routine, look no further than these 25 of our most popular recipes. Some are fast and easy (under 30 minutes). Others are easy but will take you an hour or more, like Marcella Hazan's famous tomato sauce. And lastly, there are a few "projects;" in other words, they require advanced cooking skills and will take around two hours or more and are ideal when you have more time on your hands. Allow the captions to guide you to making the right dinner choice this week. Happy cooking!

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12 Tips From Ina Garten That Will Make You a Better Cook

Ina Garten: queen of the culinary world. She's written tons of cookbooks, starred in Food Network's Barefoot Contessa for over a decade, and won fans over with countless foolproof recipes. The woman knows a lot, and lucky for you and me, she's never shied away from sharing her advice. Read on for her best cooking tips. Before long, you'll be the one saying, "How easy is that?"

  1. Follow recipes to a T. When Epicurious asked her if she follows recipes when cooking at home, she said, "Exactly. To the half teaspoon. I measure everything, because I always think that if I've spent so much time making sure this recipe was exactly the way I want it, why would I want to throw things into a pot? I'm really a scientist."
  2. Respect ingredients. Simple is better, especially when cooking with fresh produce. "Buy things in season, and then only do what you need to do to make [food] taste as good as it can taste," she told Epicurious.
  3. Add coffee to chocolate. If you've ever seen Ina's recipe for brownies, you know she's a fan of enhancing the flavor of chocolate. "If you add coffee to chocolate, it gives it a depth of flavor," she said.
  4. When in doubt, add a little acidity. "Sometimes you...

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This Lemon-Thyme Baked Chicken Recipe Will Become Your Weeknight Staple

Baked chicken can be so boring, but two simple ingredients take it to the next level: lemon and thyme. That's one of my favorite flavor combinations ever, and when I need to use up the chicken breasts I have in the fridge, this is my go-to recipe for a quick and easy dinner. I started making this when I officially had to start adulting and cooking for myself, and it's become such a staple that I make it on a regular basis now. It's super versatile, too - serve it with a side of roasted veggies and rice, or cut it up and toss with your favorite pasta.

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200+ Upcycling Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind

If you're the type of person who hates to throw anything away, then turn your unwanted items into gorgeous DIY projects. After all, one person's trash is another's treasure, right? Get inspired by these DIY ideas for ordinary household objects.

- Additional reporting by Emily Co

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How I Turned My Ikea Couch Into a $10,000 Designer Sofa

I don't believe you grow out of Ikea past the age of 25. I love the Swedish brand's minimalist aesthetic. And since I like to mix things up, the price point works for a design commitment-phobe like me. Despite my Ikea love, after three years, my Karlstad sofa started to look a bit sad. Since the low-profile sofa fit perfectly in my open living room, I decided to give it a designer-couch makeover instead of replacing it.

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This Raleigh Sectional from Design Within Reach (pictured above) served as my inspiration. The walnut frame matched the midcentury vibe I strive for, and the light fabric color would add to the airy look in my bright living space. That sofa retails for as much as $10,000. I knew I could DIY the look for less. Read on for how I did it.

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11 Things Not Worth the Money

You work hard for your money, so spending it on things that just aren't worth it is a total waste. When it comes down to it, you're better off putting your cash toward some expenses than throwing it away on others. I'd rather put my money elsewhere than spend it on these 11 things that aren't worth it to me.

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The 16 Cheeses You HAVE to Get From Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's cheese section is a magical place where some of the toughest decision-making happens. If your idea of a good time involves a cheese plate and a glass of wine, you've probably spent time mentally debating which cheese deserves a spot in your shopping cart. We've been there too, so we're featuring our editors' 16 favorite cheeses from Trader Joe's so you know what you absolutely have to pick up the next time you're in the market for a new cheese (and yes, it was hard to narrow it down). See which Trader Joe's cheeses you've already tried and discover potential new favorites, ahead.

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10 Trader Joe's Hummus Dips, Ranked From Best to Worst

As a versatile, simple, and healthy dip, hummus has taken the world by storm, and Trader Joe's does not disappoint in its inventory of different flavors. Aside from a classic dip, there are so many great ways to use hummus, like as a dressing or even added into soup. When searching for all the bean dips in the store, I found nine different hummus flavors and one other black bean dip, so I've ranked all 10 from best to worst. If you're feeling inspired to make your own, check out these unusual hummus recipes (or dream up your own).

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This Glam NYC Apartment Has the Best Bold Bedroom Ceiling — House Tour

Name: Brittaney Elise Minton
Location: Manhattan, New York
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: Almost 1 year, renting

The celebrity interior designer and lifestyle expert who launched BE by Brittaney Elise Minton knows how to design a space that wows. She's designed several of the new Bellami Beauty Bars and the Calabasas residence of Bellami Hair's founder, Nikki Eslami (a house which was once owned by Kylie Jenner!) She's worked with celebrities like Zendaya and Selena Gomez. She's designed spaces from hair salons to tattoo parlors. Every project has seen her signature combination of beauty, glam and style, including her own Manhattan rental apartment.

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The Best Plant Stands — The Guide 2018

Plants are all the rage right now, but they've been a staple of apartment living for years. After all, you need something to remind you of wide open spaces when living in the middle of an urban jungle. We've already covered hanging planters, so now we're bringing you our guide to the best standing planters and plant stands. Unlike normal planters, plant stands elevate your plant babies to new heights, whether it's a few inches or a few feet. We found our favorites across price points and styles, so you're sure to find one that fits your space and personality. Happy planting!

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We Can't Get Over These Incredibly Realistic Paper Flowers on Instagram

Flowers instantly brighten any room and, are a welcome breath of air, especially in a culture dominated by computers and phone screens. Some of us regularly buy fresh ones, but for others, flowers are a periodic splurge, only indulged every once in awhile. There's a new spin on flowers we've noticed on Instagram, and it's making us pretty happy: The delicate art of creating incredibly realistic looking flowers using crafty handiwork, crepe paper, and a lot of patience. Paper flowers are the everlasting blooms that our dreams are made of.

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Hey “Dog Friendly” Hotels, What's With the Big Dog Ban?

More of us than ever before are hitting the road with our furry families. Stats show 37% of pet owners travel with their pets (up from 19% about 10 years ago). And savvy marketers (naturally) want to get in on this action. Hotels are fond of plastering "dog friendly" on everything, luring pet families with promises of treats and dog bowls and beds to pamper their pooches.

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A Dallas Home Proves the Beauty of Living Alone Is Decorating Exactly How You Want — House Call

Name: Melissa Smrekar and a Maine Coon rescue cat named Gwynnie
Location: Park CitiesDallas, Texas
Size: 1,200 square feet
Years lived in: 8 months, renting

A fourth-generation Dallasite, the rest of my family now lives on our working ranch in the Texas Hill Country. Everything in the house is brown. My city mouse apartment, then, is the complete opposite. It's quirky, colorful and bold, with no apologies for its femininity.

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Your Home Has "Square Graveyards" & Here's How to Clean Them — Weekend Projects

When vacuuming and mopping our floors, we inevitably and unavoidably clean around our major appliances, such as the dishwasher, fridge, and washer and dryer. They're far too difficult to move and no regular cleaning tool is narrow enough to fit beneath them. So week after week, dust and other "collectibles" gather beneath these square graveyards of household debris. That's about to change.

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Oprah Buys 43-Acre Pacific Northwest Island Estate for $8.28M

The rumors have been confirmed: Puget Sound is getting a new celebrity resident. Oprah Winfrey just picked up an $8.275 million estate on Orcas Island in the San Juan archipelago, halfway between Seattle and Vancouver—the first Pacific Northwest property for the billionaire media mogul and her burgeoning real estate empire.

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Here Are Your Best Bets for Finding Cheap Kitchen Cabinets

If you've shopped for kitchen cabinets lately, you, like me, may have wondered how to become independently wealthy. So far I've managed to avoid ever having to buy cabinets, but as I come closer to jumping off the high dive into a full reno of our kitchen, it's gonna have to happen. And I am clearly in the wrong business, because there is some $$$ in cabinets.

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About this site

The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.