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5 of Our Favorite Cozy Home Goods

By Experience Life Staff
From sustainable wool blankets to a cribbage board made from reclaimed wood, here are some of our favorite products for long winter nights.
A pot of seasonal greenery on a kitchen countertop.

Comfort and Joy at Home: 14 Holiday Décor Ideas

By Callie Fredrickson
Decking out your living space for the holidays can either be exciting or overwhelming — and oftentimes a challenge if you’re more limited in square footage. These sensory tips can help bring the season into homes of all sizes.
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Consider the Context

By Jamie Martin
There are always opportunities to become aware, to adapt — and to find our own right balance of less and more.
A woman drinking a cup of coffee while looking out over her balcony.

Live, Work, Play: The Benefits of an All-Inclusive Community

By Callie Fredrickson
Where you live, the way you work, and how you play all contribute to overall well-being — and having them all integrated can support a well-rounded healthy way of life.
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11 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

By Kim Syrios
Simple steps to clear the air inside your house.
Christine Platt

The Liberation of Less: Christine Platt

By Courtney Helgoe
For the author, advocate, and Afrominimalist, there’s more than one way to live a simpler life.
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The Benefits of a Book Club

By Molly Tynjala
A bibliophile’s guide to creating — and sustaining — a great reading group.
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Feed Your Mind

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD, author of 50 Shades of Kale, is all about eating to fuel your brain — and your happiness.
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Soothe Your Skin

By Experience Life Staff
Looking to pamper your skin? Here are some of our favorite tools, including a dry brush.
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How to Build Community After a Pandemic

By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
In the wake of COVID-19, your community needs you more than ever. Discover new ideas for reconnecting.
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How to Can Fruits and Vegetables

By Robin Asbell
Canning is making a comeback. Preserve your summer and fall produce like a pro with these beginner recipes.
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How to De-Stink Your Sweats

By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Funky odors in your fitness gear can be tricky to remove. Give these ideas a try.
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Diversifying the Outdoors

By Heidi Wachter
Meet athletes, coaches, and advocates who are working to make outdoor activities accessible and welcoming for all.
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How to Cook With Your Senses

By Camille Berry
It's true that you should taste your food often when cooking, but your other senses are also assets in the kitchen.
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Kitchen Essentials

By Experience Life Staff
These top-quality kitchen staples make just about everything taste better.
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Essential Kitchen Tools

By Kaelyn Riley
Here are some must-have tools for the kitchen.
Amy Thielen and her kitchen

Something’s (Always) Cooking

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Chef and cookbook author Amy Thielen simplifies her daily food life with practicality — and preparation.
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14 Tips to Reduce Household Food Waste

By Heidi Wachter
Simple strategies to reduce your food-print.
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The Minimalist Kitchen

By Kaelyn Riley
By taking a streamlined approach, you'll have more space in your kitchen — and room in your budget — for the tools you'll actually use.
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Are Expiration Labels on Food Accurate?

By Heidi Wachter
What do "Sell By," "Use By," and "Best Before" labels actually mean? We break it down.
A woman smiling while sitting on the couch in a Life Time Living apartment.

Healthy Living By Design

By Molly Schelper
How residing in a community designed with your health in mind can support your well-being.
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