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Find Out Which Houseplant You Should Get Based on Your Personality Type

Decorating your home can be overwhelming. You're basically dealing with a blank canvas, and when it comes to small touches like house plants, there are so many to choose from that it can be tough to know where to start. Do you challenge yourself and go for one that's tough keep alive? Or do you make things easy and buy one that only needs to be watered once every few weeks? House plants can really elevate a space and make it go from cold to comforting, so you definitely want to make sure you get ones that speak to you. But how do you know which plants are the best fit? By looking at your personality type, of course! Whether you're Type A, the social butterfly, or the spotlight-lover (lookin' at you, fellow Leos), there's a perfect plant for everyone. Keep reading to see which plant you should get based on your personality type, and then feel free to make a whole garden of them.

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Training a Puppy Is a Process - Here's the Timeline You Can Expect, According to Vets

No spoiler here: puppies are adorable, they're fun . . . and they're a lot of work. Between potty training and teaching them tricks and basic commands (like to sit or stay), dogs can take a lot of work and patience, especially when you first start training them. And for new puppy owners, you may be wondering when puppies should start their training, or how long it take to stick. We asked the experts for answers.

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When Should I Start Training My Puppy?

It's typically recommended that puppies begin training between two to four months of age, Dr. Shelly Ferris, DVM, regional director of Petco Veterinary Services, told POPSUGAR. Of course owners can do a combination of home training and puppy training classes that tend to focus on socialization and proper behaviors, including how to potty train or how to curb undesired habits like chewing, jumping, or digging.

"Any experiences the puppy has during the socialization period between three weeks and three to four months old can affect their behaviors later in life," she says. "Studies have shown that puppies that are isolated during this time are...

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27 Hot Home Deals You Won't Want to Miss This Week

The more time we spend at home, the more we're tempted to suddenly spruce up every room in our house. Refreshing your space with new items doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune. Luckily, some of our favorite retailers are constantly refilling their sale sections with hot new products. To help you shop the best discounted essentials of the week, we're here to help.

Ahead, we curated a list of 27 splurge-worthy picks that you'll be shocked are a fraction of the price now. Whether you're looking for a comfortable sofa, a coffee maker, or a new cookware set, get ready to shop cool brands like West Elm and Caraway. Keep reading to snag your favorites.

In-Store Sofa Shopping Is a Thing of the Past - Try These Cool DTC Brands Instead

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15 Halloween Puzzles That Are Just as Fun as Trick-or-Treating

Sure, you might not encounter a murder mystery this Halloween, but you can spend your time solving a puzzle - a jigsaw puzzle, that is! Like feasting on candy and carving your pumpkins, devoting your time to a Halloween puzzle is a foolproof indoor autumn activity that'll help you pass the time. Besides calming landscapes and head-scratching gradients, you'll also find images of ghouls and goblins for some fall fun. After you're all done, frame and mount your handiwork for an easy and low-key way to get into the spooky holiday spirit. From scary skeletons to haunted houses, take a look ahead at all of the best Halloween puzzles out there . . . if you dare!

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Taste Autumn's Finest Flavors When You Indulge in These Fall Foods From Trader Joe's

Just like the leaves outside, the aisles of Trader Joe's turn beautiful shades of orange and red every fall as all things pumpkin, sweet potato, and squash take over. TJ's staples of all kinds get the full fall flavor treatment, including pastries, pasta, salsa, and more, and there are also new items that pop up every year that we're thankful for, too. From pumpkin-spice-infused cookies to butternut-squash-stuffed seasonal dinners, you'll want to stock up on these fall-inspired products before the season ends. Take a look at the best fall foods at Trader Joe's, and enjoy all of autumn's finest flavorings.

Prices and products may vary by Trader Joe's location.

- Additional reporting by Lauren Harano

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Yes, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Will Happen This Year, but It Will Look a Little Different

It's hard to think about Thanksgiving without the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - the floats, marching bands, popular performers, Broadway performances, and, of course, that appearance by Santa. But with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic canceling most major public events and health and safety becoming a top priority, will the parade go on this year? The answer is yes - but it's bound to look different.

Macy's announced it will make changes to its popular New York City event due to the pandemic, but the show - in some way - will go on. "For more than 90 years, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has kicked off the holiday season with its signature entertainment spectacle, making it one of the world's most beloved events," the company said on its website.

So how exactly will the popular turkey day parade look? While it typically draws crowds of nearly 3.5 million people and 8,000 volunteers, Macy's announced that the number of participants in this year's parade will be reduced by roughly 75 percent. And instead of following the parade's usual route, it will be held in just one area of the city and be prerecorded. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in recent press conference:...

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JoAnn Fabrics' Shelves Are Packed With Spooky Cute Decor, So Is It Oct. 31 Yet?

Summer be damned. The most magical and spooky holiday has sunk its claws into us, and we're here for it. JoAnn, the store for DIY crafts and sewing, has put out its Halloween displays, and we're ready to deck the halls with horror. Rather than snagging decorations last minute, JoAnn is kindly letting us claw through its decorations in advance, so we can prepare. From skull planters to potion bottles to Frankenstein scarecrows, the store's selection of Halloween ornaments is one for the spell books. Look ahead to see some of the amazing merchandise, and make sure to head to your local store before it sells out!

- Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes

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Save Yourself a Trip to Dairy Queen by Making a Pumpkin Pie Blizzard at Home

So maybe half the joy of a Dairy Queen Blizzard is actually getting it at DQ, but if you want to save yourself the trip (and maybe some cash), these treats are pretty easy to re-create at home. I've re-created my fair share of them, and next on the list is the pumpkin pie Blizzard that's part of the ice cream spot's fall collection. I used this recipe from Dulce Dough, though instead of wafers I used graham crackers, and I didn't blend them in. I was slightly worried they'd get soggy, so instead I just crushed them up and put them on top! The pumpkin spice flavor is so delicious in this dessert treat, and you can throw the whole thing together in less than five minutes. Happy snacking!

Copycat Dairy Queen Pumpkin Pie Blizzard

Dulce Dough


  1. 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
    2 cups vanilla ice cream
    3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    1/4 cup vanilla wafers, crushed
    Whipped topping or whipped cream


  1. Use a blender or immersion blender to process the pumpkin, ice cream, and pumpkin pie spice until smooth.
  2. Add the vanilla wafers, being careful not to overprocess.
  3. Pour into 16 oz. cup, top with additional vanilla wafers and whipped topping, and then sprinkle grated nutmeg...

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32 Fresh Fall Appetizer Recipes That Make the Most of the Season's Rich Flavors

Fall's finest foods include - but are not limited to - tart cranberries, rich pumpkins, savory squash, and warm, gooey cheeses. The season is all about hearty meals that provide you with comfort and warmth, while also incorporating autumnal flavors that you can't find during other months of the year. From game-day grub to impressive Thanksgiving starters, these fall-inspired appetizer ideas will fill your table with some of the best tastes of the year. Pumpkin beer pretzels, warm baked brie, sweet and spicy cranberry cocktail meatballs, and pumpkin pie dip are just a few of the delicious recipes you can whip up this season. Take a look at the best fall appetizer ideas ahead, and get ready to indulge in everything that this season has to offer.

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I Bought a Pretty Slow-Feeder Puzzle I Kept Seeing on Instagram, and My Cats Love It

My Instagram ads get me about one in every 10 times, the latest of my influenced purchases being a slow-feeder puzzle for cats, an item I'd actually been considering buying a few months ago. Because I have two cats and they tend to graze throughout the day rather than immediately scarf their food down like dogs, it's very hard for me to control how much each of them eat. Though we give them a set amount every day, it's very clear that one of our cats grazes a heck of a lot more than the other, eating much more than her half share of the chicken-flavored chow.

I decided to try out a PetStages Interactive Cat Puzzle in the hopes that Grey - the chonkier of our two cats - would slow down her nibbling and become full before having the chance to devour half her food, as she'd have to work to get her kibble. That, and with my fiancé, the cats, and me all cooped up in a very small apartment, I thought it'd provide both girls with some much needed mental stimulation to offset all of the napping.

Keep scrolling to see a few photos and videos of my girls with their slow-feeder and to learn more about integrating a feeder puzzle into your cats' routine, then shop this exact style of...

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Thinking About Adopting the Neighborhood Stray Cat? We Asked a Vet For Advice!

As someone who has taken in five stray cats over the last decade, I'm aware of how deeply rewarding the process can be. Although adopting a wayward kitty might seem like a tall order at first, people are often surprised at just how quickly they assimilate in their new surroundings. Currently, approximately 3.2 million cats in the United States need forever homes, which means there's no shortage of four-legged friends to love.

Obviously, families who are considering taking in the neighborhood stray should be certain it's not someone else's pet first. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to tell if the kitty already has an owner. "Not all outdoor cats will wear a collar, but many will," Zay Satchu, DVM, Bond Vet's cofounder and chief veterinary officer, told POPSUGAR. "You can also look at their physical appearance. Do they look well-nourished? Do they look clean? Do they have any visible wounds or large patches of hair loss? You can often visually differentiate between strays and human-owned companions."

"Do they look well-nourished? Do they look clean?"

Additionally, potential adopters should be especially careful with feral cats, aka felines who live outdoors and aren't...

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Hershey's New Sugar Cookie Kisses Have Real (and Colorful) Cookie Crumbs Sprinkled In

Hershey's has managed to shrink down sugar cookies into bite-size candy. As part of its sweet holiday lineup, the brand just officially announced the arrival of Sugar Cookie Kisses! The release also comes shortly after Hershey's came out with strawberry-creme-filled Vampire Kisses for, of course, Halloween.

This festive flavor consists of white sugar-cookie-flavored creme with colorful cookie crumbs sprinkled throughout. Though they definitely seem tasty on their own, the Sugar Cookie Kisses also make for a nice addition or topping to other recipes you might be baking up this holiday season. Bags of the seasonal candy will be available nationwide starting in October for $3. See photos ahead.

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A Vegan Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte in 5 Minutes? Count Us In

Fall is my favorite time of year because there are just so many fun ways to celebrate the season. Cozy sweaters, spooky decorations, apple picking, and of course, the beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte. Unfortunately, I've been unable to drink the Starbucks classic for a few years now due to a dairy allergy, so I was stoked to try out this at-home recipe (which has supereasy vegan substitutes) by Gimme Some Oven, and I gotta tell you, it rocks.

The real pumpkin puree is the star of the show, and there are no fussy ingredients to make this, which is a huge win, too. It's also a superquick recipe, which is perfect for me and my short attention span in the morning. I topped my finished drink with some coco whip and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and slurped it down in minutes.

In this transition weather period where many of us are ready for fall but the temperatures aren't quite cooperating yet, this iced latte satisfies the urge for a fall drink without causing us to break into a sweat.

5-Minute Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

Gimme Some Oven


  1. 2 shots of espresso (or 1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee)
    1 cup of milk of your choice
    1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
    2 teaspoons maple syrup...

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Say It Ain't So! We Won't Be Getting Any Halloween or Holiday Peeps This Year

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We never thought we'd see the day, but Peeps has announced that it will not be releasing its beloved Halloween- and holiday-themed treats this year, leaving a marshmallow-sized hole in our hearts. That's right, seasonal favorites like the brand's sugar-coated jack-o'-lanterns, Christmas trees, and hearts won't be hitting shelves for Halloween or Christmas this year or Valentine's Day early next year.

Just Born Quality Confections, the company that produces Peeps, said in a statement that it suspended production back in April to protect the health and safety of its employees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While the company resumed limited production in May, it decided to forgo production of seasonal candies for Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day to focus on "meeting the expected overwhelming demand for PEEPS® for next Easter season, as well as our everyday candies." The company typically produces two billion marshmallow confections a year, and with a cutback in production, we won't be getting nearly as much marshmallow goodness as in years...

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Everything You Need to Know About Dropping Off Your Mail-In Ballot For the 2020 Election

With the COVID-19 pandemic and United States Postal Service funding issues affecting people's ability to vote in the upcoming election, many are worried about making sure their voices are heard. However, additional options for mail-in ballots are available, and voting is more crucial this year than ever. And despite the narrative President Donald Trump has tried to push about vote-by-mail fraud, mail-in ballots are extremely dependable. Around 50 percent of Americans don't vote, but we can improve that and change our country for the better. If you're opting for a mail-in ballot this year, here are different places to drop it off to ensure your vote is counted.

Return Your Ballot to a Drop Box

If you request a ballot, you can return it by placing it in a local drop box. These boxes are monitored by cameras or election workers at all times. The boxes can be found near libraries, college campuses, public-transit routes, city or county offices, community centers, and more. The number of drop boxes varies by state, but the United States Election Assistance Commission recommends counties install one drop box for every 15,000 to 20,000 registered voters. Check with your local...

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You Can Hire The Home Edit Team to Organize Your Home - Here's How Much It Costs

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Netflix's latest unscripted lifestyle series, Get Organized With The Home Edit has us purging our closets and pantries and adding every clear organizer from their Container Store line to our online shopping cart. And honestly, we aren't mad about it!

Founders of The Home Edit, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, tackle projects and messy homes all across the US, and yours could be next! Categorized into three options, the professional organizers offer in-home full services, video chat services, and virtual DIY packages. All services receive detailed-oriented attention and their signature stylized aesthetic. If you're interested in The Home Edit giving your space an organization makeover, we've got everything you need to know below, including service details and pricing. Happy organizing!

In-Home Full Service

The in-home full service package includes a team of two professional organizers and a preliminary 30-minute virtual consultation (it also requires a $50 deposit, which goes toward the first project invoice). Any product supplies are chosen based on your...

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Red Lobster's New Mountain Dew Margarita Is Chaotic Energy Defined

No one:

Absolutely no one:

Red Lobster: May we interest you in a margarita made with Mountain Dew?

Yes, the above question is one that Red Lobster servers can now ask customers, because the seafood chain has released a freakin' Mountain Dew margarita, just when we thought 2020 couldn't possibly get any wilder. Aptly dubbed the DEW Garita, the radioactive-looking cocktail has a "top-secret recipe," so I'm not quite sure what other ingredients are involved besides the lime-green soda, but I'm assuming some sort of tequila is mixed in, and it appears to feature a spicy-salty rim. Just thinking about the combination of Mountain Dew and tequila makes my insides churn more than frat-house bathrooms and expired milk combined - but hey, to each their own.

A press release about the brand-new beverage claims that it allegedly "pairs perfectly with Red Lobster's iconic Cheddar Bay Biscuits," which . . . [insert "Sure, Jan" meme here]. If you're interested in taste-testing the DEW Garita, you should call your local Red Lobster before heading there to make sure it's available, as they'll be rolling out to locations nationwide by the end of 2020. Despite this drink's chaotic energy, one...

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These Tiny Halloween Costumes For Guinea Pigs Are the Mood Boost I Needed

Oh my sweet goodness, y'all . . . guinea pig Halloween costumes exist, and these are the things I didn't even realize my dreams were made of. Coming in at $7, these teeny pet costumes from PetSmart make it so even the tiniest pets can join in on the Halloween fun, and BRB while I go adopt a guinea pig so I can dress it up as a dinosaur for its first Halloween. In PetSmart's Thrills & Chills small pets line, there's a lobster costume complete with eyeballs and antennae, a mermaid ensemble, and even a bumblebee.

Seriously, what will they think of next? Scroll through to see all of the hilarious and delightful guinea pig costumes.

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Make Your Halloween Decor Even Creepier With 3D Holographic Projections

Can we all agree that maybe we're just a little bit tired of the same-old Halloween decorations? Take string lights: even if you store them perfectly coiled after a great holiday run, when you pull them out the next year, they're always full of knots. Sure, we still love our old-faithful Halloween decor strategy, but this year, we're in the mood for something a little different. Welcome to the future, where your entire halloween decor situation can be made super simple - and absolutely frightening - with holographic projectors. They're the easy way to create lifelike, moving, 3D Halloween animations that will terrify everyone that passes your house.

Using just a small projector, AtmosFX Halloween-themed video animations, and a large piece of semi-translucent material like a mosquito net, you can project life-sized animated skeletons, spine-chilling ghosts, cute-but-creepy jack-'o-lanterns, and countless other spooky characters right onto your house. Almost too real for comfort, you'll love them, and yeah, your neighbors will probably be frightened by them. So, while we're never letting go of our witchy broomsticks, Hocus Pocus candles, or even our candy corn trees – these...

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From the Black Flame to a Candy Cauldron, These 33 Disney Halloween Candles Are Treats

Is it really even fall until your home is full-on decked out with candles on every possible surface? The answer is a resounding no, even if your calendar begs to differ. If you haven't had a seasonal candle shopping spree yet, we have just the selection that'll make Disney-lovers everywhere squeal with delight. These magical Disney-inspired candles and ceramic votives go beyond those basic pumpkin aromas and truly capture the essence of the season with little nods to our favorite Disney movies and characters. From Hocus Pocus to The Nightmare Before Christmas, these candles will fill your home with all the Halloween horrors you could dream. Ahead, we've gathered the best Disney-inspired Halloween candles for you to enjoy this holiday. Check 'em out, and get ready for a not-so-scary Halloween!

- Additional reporting by Lauren Harano

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Son of a Nutcracker! Oreo's Gingerbread Cookies Are Packed With Crunchy Sugar Crystals

Like Buddy the Elf jamming 11 cookies into the VCR, I will be spending this weekend stuffing my face with Oreo's new gingerbread-flavored cookies and loving every minute of it. The sweet holiday treat was first spotted on shelves at Walgreens by Instagram user dncsnacksterz on Sept. 14, and I can practically smell the freshly baked gingerbread wafting through the air.

Perfect for pairing with a hot pumpkin spice latte or a steaming cup of hot chocolate, the festive cookies are made with gingerbread-flavored Oreo wafers and stuffed with cream and crunchy red sugar crystals. For anyone looking to take aesthetically pleasing holiday photos with the snacks, they also come in five different holiday-themed designs. So I am definitely adding these to the top of my holiday wish list. Take a closer look at the dessert here, and shop the limited-edition cookies for yourself at stores nationwide.

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How Often You Should You Wash Your Duvet Insert? It's Probably More Than You Think

Laundry day arrives and you pull out your fitted sheet (not even going to think about having to put that back on again), your pillow covers, and your duvet cover, bunching it all up to stick in the washer, while your fluffy duvet insert stays on your bed all abandoned and looking a bit forlorn. As long as you have a duvet cover, it makes sense not to have to wash your insert every single week ( . . . or year?). But how often should you really wash it, and why?

Why Is It Important to Wash Your Duvet Insert?

Although your duvet cover protects your insert from bacteria, sweat, and more, it isn't perfect – and your insert is getting a lot more of all that than you think. As Helen Johnson from The Fine Bedding Company told the Huffington Post, a duvet that hasn't been washed for a year is likely to house more than 20,000 dust mites (BRB, heading to the washing machine), and bodies naturally release 200 ml of sweat on average every night.

So as we sleep, we leave behind sweat and skin cells, and soon enough, our duvets accumulate bacteria and, apparently, a whole lot of dust mites. Our duvet covers and pajamas are simply blocking a small percentage of our "organic" matter, so to...

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When Will Season 11 of The Great British Baking Show Premiere? The Wait Is Almost Over!

If you're looking for a reality competition show that's entertaining, fast-paced, and unfailingly polite, then you'll want to tune in to The Great British Baking Show (or The Great British Bake Off, as it's known in the United Kingdom). Every season, a new crop of talented amateur bakers face off in a 10-week competition, taking on challenges and whipping up desserts until only one baker is left standing. While the show is based in the UK, it's gained a huge following in the US ever since past seasons hit Netflix, and we finally have an answer about season 11's premiere date! The show will premiere on Channel 4 in the UK on Sept. 25, with new episodes being posted to Netflix every Friday, HuffPost confirmed. So even if you're in the US, you can watch concurrently with the UK instead of binging the entire season at a later date.

Where Are the Great British Baking Show Winners Now? Here Are the Updates!

The Channel 4 series was supposed to start filming in April, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Love Productions made the decision in March to...

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Ordering In? Here Are the Best Foods That Travel Well

As the time gets later and later, and you're positively drained from the workday, you suddenly realize, I have no idea what I'm eating tonight. With no thawing frozen chicken in sight or even one of those ready-made salads, you succumb to what feels like the easiest, best, tastiest option: delivery. With so many food-delivery apps and different restaurant options, your tastes are totally covered, with superbright, delicious-looking pictures to tempt you. Everything looks perfect on the screen, but unfortunately, things don't always go to plan.

Suddenly, your supposedly crisp Sicilian-style diavola pizza is cold and soggy. And let's not even get started on the biggest delivery foe: french fries (I believed in you, french fries!). These aren't even necessarily the worst of experiences (all I can say is, probably don't order ice cream any time soon), but you can make some safer choices when it comes to ordering in food that you want to travel well. Scroll through to find the absolute best bets for food delivery.

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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.