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You Won't Believe This Gorgeous House Is Only 362 Square Feet

"At under 400 square feet, our Craftsman cottage is indeed tiny, but in the five years we've been here, we've never needed more space," says Whitney Leigh Morris, small-space living aficionado, designer, and blogger behind The Tiny Canal Cottage. So what's her secret to making everything fit? "Nearly everything about the cottage - from the built-ins to the decor - was deliberately chosen to maximize the space. I selected furniture and accessories over time as we learned how to best navigate this particular layout with one another." Whitney recently refreshed her Venice Beach, CA, home for Spring, and the pictures were so stylish and full of small-space living inspiration that we had to share them with you. Take a look at Whitney's gorgeous digs and tiny-space living tips here, and then shop the look on Joss & Main.

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25 Last-Minute DIY Gifts That You Can Whip Up in No Time

Let's face it - the holidays can be just plain hectic, and some gifts may fall through the cracks until the very last minute. Christmas is still a month away, but it's all too easy to procrastinate. We've rounded up some fast and easy DIY gift ideas that can be ready in no time - no crazy power tools or Martha-level crafting expertise required!

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Say Goodbye to Holiday Surge Pricing Forever With This 1 New Uber Feature

Once again, Uber is coming through with the perfect new feature for the holiday season - but it just so happens that this year, it's the feature we've been dreaming of for all these years. Never again do you have to stick around at that party for just a little bit longer in order to get the pricing down just a teeny-tiny bit, and you can completely forget about cutting your airport arrival horridly close in order to save a couple bucks - you can now officially beat the holiday surge by scheduling your ride in advance and locking in an upfront fare. The new feature works for scheduling rides that are between 60 minutes to 30 days in advance and will be rolled out to major cities across the US in the next week.

"The holiday season is always a stressful and busy time of year for travelers - whether they're rushing to make an early flight or heading to a holiday party," said Uber product marketing manager Alana Epstein, in a statement provided exclusively to POPSUGAR. "That's why we're introducing upfront fares for scheduled rides. Now, you'll always see the price ahead of time when you schedule at least an hour in advance, which ensures a care-free travel experience and no...

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Why Hiking Camelback Mountain in Phoenix Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List

"It's going to be a hard route. It's vertical at times."

I smiled, thinking these locals were exaggerating, trying to scare off a tourist as they described a trail that was less than 1.5 miles up Camelback Mountain, the iconic peak towering over Phoenix. But 1.3 miles in the middle of an urban area? How difficult could it really be? I was a hiker and a runner, so something under a mile and a half? It would be a breeze, and it's one of those trails that every hiker and outdoors-lover should put on their bucket list.

Cut to me halfway up the mountain, grasping on to the handrails installed in the mountainside. I would have laughed at my yesterday self if I had the breath to waste. Here's what I learned about climbing the iconic Camelback.

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Behold, the Most Hated Comment in Reddit History

I will always be the first to admit that a lot of what I consume on the internet is a direct result of what I see being upvoted on Reddit. If you're not familiar with the phrase, upvoting is the equivalent of "liking" something on Facebook or "faving" something on Twitter - with the ultimate goal being not just the crowd's approval, but to land your post at the top of the Reddit charts and onto the so-called front page of the internet. That being said, despite making several trips to Reddit.com every hour of every day for the last several years, I rarely come across a post that gained attention not because of the number of upvotes that it garnered, but because so many people gave it a negative rating (or, more colloquially, downvoted it).

But that all changed on Nov. 12, when Electronic Arts (EA) decided to respond to some user criticism of the forthcoming Star Wars Battlefront II.

The title of Reddit user MBMMaverick's post is "Seriously? I paid 80$ to have Vader locked?" and reflects a sincere sense of dissatisfaction with the price paid for the forthcoming game. "This is a joke. I'll be contacting EA support for a refund . . . " the user writes, adding, "I can't even...

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A Rarely Seen Look at How Princess Diana Decorated Her Private Palace Quarters

Diana was famous for her fashion choices, but her taste in home decor is a little less well-known. When she first moved into Apartments 8 and 9 at Kensington Palace as a new bride, she was just 20 years old and she had three floors of rooms to decorate in the style of her choosing. However, the revamp had to suit the 17th century building as well as blend with the priceless antiques and oil paintings already displayed in the rooms. Diana turned to her mother for help, and she recommended her interior designer, Dudley Poplak, who worked with Diana to create a suite of rooms that combined traditional royal gravitas with Diana's fresh, fun, and feminine style. Take an up close look ahead.

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18 Gifts Apartment Dwellers Will Appreciate

When space is at a premium, as it is for the apartment dwellers in your life, the best gifts do double duty. Like an all-in-one condiment organizer for the tabletop, or a multi-tool that lets you hang and straighten your art at the same time, for example. Or they pack a lot of luxury into a tiny package, like a faux fur throw, or the world's coziest slippers. Of course, a touch of custom or quirk is always welcome in any gift, like a set of whiskey glasses from a favorite city, or a cheerful bird mobile because . . . well, just because. Whether your thing is form or function, these fun and functional gifts are perfect for your apartment-dwelling friends.

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The Truth About Getting Your Home Renovated on Property Brothers

We would be lying if we said that in all the hours of Property Brothers watching we have under our tool belts, we hadn't pretended it was us on screen. It's nearly impossible not to imagine what it would be like to create our dream home with Drew and Jonathan; what outdated house would we have Drew put an offer in on? How many walls would we demand Jonathan knock down to create our open concept living area? What personalized wall art project would the brothers thoughtfully surprise us with? Would we meddle during the renovations? Cry at the reveal? The only way to know is to be on the show, and now we know exactly what producers look for when picking the homeowners. Think you have what it takes to be cast on Property Brothers? Keep reading to find out.

You Must . . .

  1. Have a Sidekick
  2. No solo Sallys allowed. They want a dynamic duo, be it you and your spouse, partner, friend, whatever.

  3. Have a Reno Budget of at Least $65,000 USD
  4. Jonathan might be a magician, but he still needs some moolah to work his magic.

  5. Pick the Four Rooms You Want Made Over
  6. With a six- to seven-week shooting schedule, they don't have time to gut whole houses! Applicants must pick four rooms they want...

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The Best Decor Shops For 20-Somethings

Take it from me, being in your 20s and decor shopping for a new home is downright hard. We millennials are always on the hunt for the coolest, most unique pieces of furniture, but we don't want to shell out a bunch of money for those pieces.

How do you get your home to look magazine-chic without appearing too stuffy or, well, too grown-up? The truth of the matter is that you just have to invest in some quality pieces, but there's lots of playful stuff out there you can get for affordable prices as well. We have discovered all of the great decor stores for 30-somethings, but there are plenty of great sites for 20-somethings, too. Whether you're looking for pieces that will last a lifetime or fun items that fulfill your trend-hunting addiction, we've got all of the stores covered.

Source: Judy Pak for The Everygirl

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The Furbo Dog Camera Is a Must Have For the Good Pup in Your Life

Stories about dogs and cats are a dime a dozen, but what's not often talked about is just how hard it can be to leave your furry loved one behind. Be it for a weekend getaway or just a long day at the office, you'd be hard-pressed to find a single pet owner who doesn't find themselves wondering how their four-legged friend is doing while they're away. But with the Furbo Dog Camera ($199), there's a quick and easy way to check anytime, day or night, and to show your pet how much you care.

The market for products that seek to fill the pet-shaped hole in your away-from-home life is huge and ranges from Uber-like dog walking services to impromptu pet selfie-snapping devices. But Furbo does a whole bunch of things - from sending you alerts when there's sudden movement to letting you shower your dog with treats. That makes it a whole hell of a lot easier to avoid separation anxiety, with just a few taps on your phone. I spent a week using the Furbo, and while I fully acknowledge that I'm in the minority and use the dog-focused device to look after my cat, I can unequivocally say that it's made me feel a little more connected to him when I'm not there to tell him he's a good boy....

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24 DIY Glass Ball Ornaments to Make Your Tree a Wintry Wonder

If it's starting to feel pretty menial year after year when it comes to decorating your Christmas tree and hanging up your lights, let us help you revamp! We've searched high and low, from pole to pole, to find you the coolest tree ornaments that you can create yourself. . . . And don't worry, none of them are too difficult. Each of these projects involve plain glass ball ornaments - the kind you can buy from Michaels or Walmart for cheap! Curl up next to your fire, pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa, and get to DIY-ing!

- Additional reporting by Hilary White

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The 10 Commandments of Rental Decor

If there are rules that you as a renter must follow, make it these 10 commandments. Because, while paying your rent on time is important, so too is making sure your place is personalized and stylish. Working within the boundaries of your landlord, it's little things like a new light fixture that will make an impact without costing a lot of time or money. And, the best part about this entire list is that you'll leave with your security deposit intact once it's time to move up and on.

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Cool Floral Companies That Make Delivering a Breeze

Let's talk (flower) shop. While there's nothing better than receiving fresh flowers, there's nothing worse than a half-fresh bouquet not even worthy of Instagram . . . rough, we know. Luckily, there are a few movers and shakers in the floral industry looking to forever change the way we send and receive blooms. Making customer service a priority, florists like New York's Petal by Pedal or San Francisco's BloomThat are working hard to provide beautiful buds with little hassle. Trust us, you'll want to bookmark this!

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50 Fun, Unique Things You Can Only Do During the Holiday Season

Despite how bittersweet it can be to say goodbye to the pumpkin-filled months of Fall, let's be real: nothing can compete with the holiday season. From the twinkling trees and festive decor to a heartwarming classic holiday movie playing on repeat, this time of year is notorious for bringing forth an abundance of joy, not to mention a sleigh full of unique activities. So if you, too, are ready to relish in all the delightful yuletide fun, ahead are 50 things you can only do during this special season!

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It's About to Get a Whole Lot Easier to Use Stories For Everything You Do on Facebook

The Stories feature on Facebook is about to get a whole lot less complicated - and a whole lot more useful. Gone are the days of tediously reuploading your Story on each and every platform and app on your phone; you can now choose to upload your Story to both Facebook and Messenger at the very same time, or have your Instagram story instantly appear across all your feeds. Stories are now one experience across every Facebook-related product - and as a result, you can also say hello to some very helpful new features, namely the fact that Stories can now live in Events, Groups, and Pages and not just on your own personal profile - opening up a whole new world of possibilities.

In order to get a better sense of these changes, I spoke with Facebook Project Manager Connor Hayes and Messenger Project Manager Paulina Bozek, who walked me through what we can all expect when the new experience rolls out on Nov. 13.

"People just want an easier way to share across Facebook and Messenger, so that's why starting Monday, we're going to be connecting these two experiences. You'll be able to post a Story to either Messenger or Facebook and your Facebook friends and the people you chat with on...

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A New Shave Club Called Billie Is Here to Free Us From the Pink Tax Forever

If you're anything like me, you've spent the last couple years wondering why nobody had ever attempted to launch a Dollar Shave Club for women. Think about it: the so-called "pink tax" makes everything slightly more expensive for women, and there's no possible way to deny the straight-up racket that is the razor industry - so why not tap into that already-captive audience? Thankfully, there's now a brand that's willing to step up and take on the existential challenge - and it goes by the name of Billie.

Like Harry's and the aforementioned Dollar Shave Club, >Billie is a "female-first body brand built on providing premium-quality shaving and body care products through a convenient subscription model at affordable prices." And when they say affordable prices, that's really what they are - we're talking a mere $9 for the first order of two razor blades, a handle, and a holder. All of your subsequent refills (which come with four razor blades a piece) remain at that lovely price, as well - though it's totally up to you how often you get them sent right to your door.

Billie isn't just limited to razors, though. You can also add in additional products like shaving cream and body...

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11 Time-Saving Cleaning Products House Cleaners Swear By

Whether you've mastered this list of daily cleaning habits or avoid housework like the plague, everyone can use tips for making cleaning just a little bit easier. Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to get to those spots you've been avoiding for the past 12 months, but the last thing you want to do is spend your entire weekend tirelessly scrubbing your home.

Enter Merry Maids home cleaning expert Debra Johnson. She shares with us some of her favorite tricks and products that can make even the most tedious cleaning tasks quick and painless.

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Fixer Upper Fanatics Are Going to Love This Farmhouse-Inspired Decor

Chip and Joanna Gaines have the uncanny ability to turn the most boring, unsightly, or downright dilapidated house on the block into charm-central. While it's satisfying to see Chip tear up a shag carpet or take a hammer to a dated '80s kitchen, it's Joanna's rustic style that truly transforms each house into a warm, cozy home. She mixes salvaged wood pieces, flea market finds, and industrial-chic accents to cultivate her uniquely polished yet homespun look. Here's farmhouse-inspired home decor that will make any house as picture perfect as the Gaines's. Keep it for yourself or gift it to the Fixer Upper fanatic in your life.

- Additional reporting by Kelsey Garcia

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The 7 Coolest Tech Gadgets Out in 2017

When it comes to rising tech trends, right now we're seeing a big focus on products that will make your life easier. Whether that means giving you time back in your day or keeping things all in one place, products are being designed to make the wearer's day better. Instead of trying to keep up with the constant stream of new stuff coming to market, let us do the hard work for you.

Up ahead, we rounded up the most mesmerizing, useful items you'll want to get this year. Check them out.

7 Gadgets You've Never Heard Of but Absolutely Need

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105 Awesome but Affordable Gifts For Men

Stumped about what to give the men in your life? Look no further than this gift guide that's chock-full of affordable and DIY gifts for men of all ages. These gifts would make awesome presents for everyone in your life. Click on to get started on your gift shopping!

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6 Reasons Train Travel Is the Way to Go

When it comes to air travel, unless you're splurging on a first-class ticket, there is a laundry list of reasons why it can be a hassle. Long security lines, sardine-style seating, over-priced food and beverages (and just about everything else), and the list goes on. But on certain trips, you really don't have another choice. Crossing an ocean? Flying is just about your only viable option, unless you have multiple days to spend at sea.

However, when you're only moving from city to city, there are so many advantages to traveling via train. While more remote areas might not have train access, the majority of medium to large-sized cities around the world have train stations teeming with different routes. Here are six reasons the train will make your travel time so much more pleasant and stress-free. All aboard!

  1. Affordable tickets. Train travel is almost always a budget-friendly method of travel, depending on the distance and class booked. Even if you want to upgrade to a first or business class seat, your wallet usually won't take as much of a hit in comparison to premium airline seating. Fares usually remain stable, so there's no need to track price trends, and it's very...

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The DIY Christmas Tree Is Just an Excuse to Drink More Wine

Just in case you needed a reason to drink more wine, this festive DIY is the perfect excuse to do just that. Wine bottle Christmas trees are a pretty alternative that also make great conversation pieces in the home.

Depending on how much effort you want to put into making one, there are several ways to go about it. You can either buy small to large bottle drying racks, hang them from actual tree branches, or create shelving to stack the bottles upright. Regardless of which route you take, the result will be amazing.

Check out some inspiration ahead!

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27 Cozy Stocking Stuffers For the Ultimate Hygge Holiday

There's nothing better than cozying up during the holidays, and we've found the perfect stocking stuffers to help you and your loved ones embrace the hygge lifestyle. Furry socks, hot beverages, and candles to set the mood are just some of the awesome items to expect ahead. Try to resist from adding every single one of these 27 gifts to your list.

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16 Memes About Relationships That Hilariously Capture What It's REALLY Like

Relationships go through several different phases, each with their own special moments. Some months, you're getting flowers every week, and other days, you're both so busy you can't help but use the bathroom at the same time. Are you currently nodding your head? That's because anyone who's been in a relationship has most likely lived through these phases and totally gets it. It's always great to poke fun at yourself, which is why we've found our favorite memes about relationships that'll either make you send this to your significant other ASAP or reminisce about your single life.

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Former Holiday Faux Pas That Are Totally Acceptable in 2017

If you're new to the hosting game, especially if you're hosting your first Thanksgiving or another holiday dinner or party, it can be a little scary. You want to have fun, but you also want to make sure everything goes right. And you're probably worried about following proper etiquette—which can be hard to do when it feels like it's always changing.


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How To Organize Your Entire Bathroom for Under $100

Wish your bathroom was more organized? Even in the tiniest of bathrooms, you don't need to spend a lot of money to make things work. Between damage-free hooks and shelves to portable items (like a rolling cart), you get can your bathroom in shape in no time.


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A Toilet Cleaning Robot Is In The Works, and I, For One, Welcome This Particular Robot Overlord

Cleaning the bathroom is generally at the bottom of everyone's favorite chore list. And while cleaning grout is tedious and scrubbing the tub is exhausting (unless you use this tip!) cleaning the toilet is just sort of...icky. SpinX is a toilet cleaning robot, here to save us from scrubbing the bowl ever again.


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For the Record: 9 Turntables That Sound & Look Great

Not surprisingly, more and more people have been buying vinyl the past few years, and with that comes the important decision of investing in a quality turntable. There are quite a few things to consider: price, quality and user friendliness. But just as important is the overall look and design of the record player. We've rounded up turntable options at every price point to ease your search, but don't fret—these look and sound great, making them perfect for audiophiles with an eye for design.


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13 Ways to Use String Lights You (Maybe) Haven't Thought of Before

Twinkle lights, or string lights, or fairy lights, or Christmas lights, or whatever you like to call them, are one of the most affordable and ubiquitous of holiday decorations. Their simplicity—it's a bunch of lights on a string, people—means they are not only useful for trimming trees, but also for a multitude of other uses. Drape these bright strands anywhere that needs a little holiday cheer, and maybe leave them up for the rest of the season to fight the winter blues. Here are 13 of our favorite ideas.


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Everyone Loves to Hate the Backwards Books Trend—Do You?

We recently reposted this image of Carrie Waller of Dream Green DIY's bookshelf on the Apartment Therapy Instagram feed with the following caption, and the result was DRAMA: "Books don't match your decor? Don't fret. The incredibly easy solution? Flip them for a perfectly coordinated look." While our post garnered over 14,000 likes, it also received 49 how do you find your books, 41 dumbs, 38 thumbs-down emojis, 33 NOs, 29 stupids, 10 April Fool's Day mentions, 7 is this a joke inquiries, 5 unfollows, 2 delete your accounts, 1 demand for a retraction (that one really made me laugh), 1 spot-on baleen whale comparison, and 1 absolutely perfect Kriss Kross reference. Let's discuss further.


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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.