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Hang pictures perfectly with this hidden iPhone feature

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No, this is not about a “secret level” in the video game sense of the term, it’s about an actual secret level. You know, the kind of level that helps you hang pictures on the wall so that you don’t have to tilt your head to look at them? Or put up shelves that your plants, frames, and candles don’t slide off of? I recently profiled an incredibly cool tool that helps you hang pictures in complex configurations by calculating all the measurements…

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Bathroom Upgrade: U by Moen Wi-Fi Connected Shower

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Thanks to Moen for sponsoring this post. We spend hours and hours of our lives in the bathroom. From grooming and getting ready to showering and… the rest of it. So, in my humble opinion, it’s critical that you not only love your bathroom space, but that it works just as hard as you do to help you get ready to face the day. A big part of that job is making easy work of repetitive tasks. If you think…

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Buying A TV

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Hey gang! Happy Wednesday, and Happy February (WHAAAT?!). Can you believe we’re plowing our way through winter? It’s flying by for me. Anywhale… I’ve been writing up a storm on Apartment Therapy, and we launched a hat trick of articles about How To Buy a Television. I’ve linked to them all below, so you can brush up on your lingo, learn what’s worth knowing (and what you can ignore) about features, and even see a comparison of a high-priced and low-priced…

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Reader Questions: Are voice-activated devices listening on my private conversations?

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In our new Reader Questions series, we want to hear from you! If you have a question, send it to us here or leave it in the comments! As soon as tech devices began offering voice-command activation, consumers started wondering: are these devices listening to my private conversations and sending them back to the companies that built them? The question has become more pressing as voice command has become ubiquitous, and started taking up residence in our homes. It’s not…

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How I’m Adding A Little Hygge At Home

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Hygge (pronounced “Hue-gah”) is a Danish term that describes a imbuing your home— and life— with a warm, cozy feeling. Hygge was born out of a dire need to survive the boredom, darkness and chill of long winters, but it’s principles can help you keep your spirits up and survive the gloom of winter. Hygge has taken the internet by storm, and books like The Little Book of Hygge: Danish secrets to Happy Living are a guidebook for finding happiness in…

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7 Pretty Weather Apps To Make Winter More Tolerable

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What is it about weather apps that inspires people, especially designers? It could be monsooning outside with a side of sleet and hail, but inside, I find myself gazing warmly at a beautifully considered weather display, and everything’s somehow better.  Weather apps are deceptively simple, but hard to master. You want to get in, find out how hot or cold it’s going to be, and get out. But how they display the information, along with humidity, forecasting, as well as multiple cities…

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