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From improving your mood, creativity, and productivity to purifying the air you breathe, plants are packed with science-backed benefits that can enhance your quality of life. Not to mention, they have an uncanny ability to improve any aesthetic, instantly adding warmth, movement, and vitality to a look while proving to visitors that you’re capable of caring for another living thing. 

Whether COVID-19 is preventing you from going out or you simply don’t have time to make it to a local plant nursery, there are many online retailers that make buying botanicals a breeze. Of course, not all online plant stores are created equal—you’ll

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With the longer, warmer days of summer upon us, many of us are craving more time outdoors. And while COVID-19 makes venturing out to public pools, populated beaches, and busy parks more difficult than in seasons’ past, there’s plenty you can do to your own outdoor space to optimize it for a ton of summer fun—even if said outdoor space only constitutes a tiny balcony or deck. 

The following tips are designed to maximize any outdoor living area, but they’re particularly well-suited to those of us who aren’t working with quite as much square footage as we’d like. 

 

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Whether you’re navigating the typical stresses of everyday life or, you know, a global pandemic, most of us are happy to do whatever we can to ease life’s stresses and feel a little better each day. And while activities like exercising, spending time with loved ones, and binging great shows are all popular stress-relievers, many people don’t realize that organizing and decluttering your home can reap some very real, science-backed benefits for your emotional health. 

According to a 2009 study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, a cluttered home was linked to homeowners feeling more depressed than those who live

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and given that most of us are finding ourselves at home more often than usual right now, it’s a great time to give your mom a gift that will enhance her interior and make quarantine a little more comfortable. And thanks to the internet, you can find the perfect last-minute gift without ever leaving home.

From pre-planted windowsill gardens to custom pet portraits, these gifts are sure to make your mom’s home happier this Mother’s Day. 

 

Floral Press Candle, $15+

With their beautiful, pressed-flower tops and soothing scents, like Garden Tangerine and Palo Santo

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There are a lot of advantages to working from home, like pants-free meetings, no hectic commutes, and our pets as coworkers, to name a few. But if you’ve ever found yourself scrambling to style or clean up your home before a Zoom meeting to ensure your colleagues don’t see you in your full quarantine state, then you know that not every aspect of working from home is easy. 

Fortunately, many home decor and interior design brands have come to the rescue, creating chic interior backgrounds that make it look like you’re living in a pristine, high-style home, even if you’re actually surrounded by laundry,

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If you like the effortlessly cool look of Madewell’s clothes, then you’ll love the brand’s new home decor collaboration with Parachute. Focused on cozy, stay-at-home essentials, like high-style bedding, denim-inspired lumbar pillows, and even a dog bed for your furry loved one, the collab couldn’t come at a better time. 

The casual-chic collection is equal parts breezy and timeless, full of neutral hues, comfortable fabrics, and classic patterns that will look fresh for years to come. According to Madewell’s head of design, Joyce Lee, “For this collection, we expanded into new categories and were inspired by

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As you probably already know, the pandemic, and more specifically, shelter-in-place regulations, have hit small businesses really hard. Being forced to close their doors for an indefinite period of time is an unprecedented and unexpected challenge that few businesses are prepared to handle. 

If you’re someone who's fortunate enough to still have work and the means to financially support these businesses, then now is definitely the perfect time to do it. Etsy is making it easy to do so with their new #StandWithSmall campaign, which promotes awesome independent makers on their platform while giving sellers extra time to pay their bills. 

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If you’re like many of us who are at least a week or two into quarantine, then chances are you’re starting to feel more than a little restless. The first few days of staying at home can be great as we spend more time with family and finally get to those shows we’ve been meaning to watch. But as the days go on, it feels increasingly tough to find energy and motivation, which is why exercise during this time is more important than ever.  

Whether you’re a seasoned gym rat or you haven’t exercised since the ‘90s, finding ways to move your body at home can work wonders for physical and mental health. Studies suggest

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As you might have heard (every second of every day), we’re currently experiencing a global pandemic that’s requiring a whole lot of us to leave the office and create our own little workspace at home. And as much as we love the idea of doing work in our PJs on the couch, creating a stylish and inviting work-from-home area can do wonders for our daily motivation and productivity, especially during such uncertain times. 

But if you’ve never had to think about designing a home office before, then it can feel a little overwhelming, particularly if you don’t have much space to work with. To make it way easier, we rounded up some of our

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With spring just around the corner, many of us are looking to refresh our abodes for a new season. One of the primary obstacles that we often face when tasked with seasonal interior updates is a lack of storage. After all, few things cramp an interior style more than the clutter and chaos that can result from inadequate storage space.

Well, high-end furniture design company, Henrybuilt, wants to help you with all of your storage woes with its new line of furniture, featuring sneaky, high-design storage solutions. 

Dubbed Primary Objects, the collection comprises more than 50 pieces of elevated furniture that combine sleek, minimal

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