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Hosting for the holidays? Prepare to lose sleep, the survey says

Thinking of hosting friends and family overnight this holiday season? Think twice before inviting out-of-towners to stay with you. A survey of 2,000 Americans (split evenly by generation) found that hosting friends and family during the holidays can lead to losing two and a half hours of sleep per day when preparing to have others …

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7 pre-Christmas decluttering rules: for holiday hosting |

Christmas, as wonderful as it is, can also be one of the most overwhelming holidays when it comes to clutter. Or, at least I think so. That is why I complete a big pre-Christmas decluttering session at the beginning of December each year. A pre-Christmas clear-out harnesses many of the same decluttering techniques you might …

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Hélène Aumont Lists Charming Santa Ynez Farmhouse Near Solvang For $4.85 Million

Hélène Aumont Lists Charming Santa Ynez Farmhouse Near Solvang For $4.85 Million

Tucked away on a hillside parcel of land spanning 5 acres, the main clapboard structure was built in 2008. Born in Paris in 1962, Hélène spent much of her time with her artist grandfather, Pierre Henry de Bressac, a painter specializing in watercolor, who drilled her in the “3 Cs”: color, composition and candor. She …

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Nicole Hollis designs a gem of a Napa Valley guest house

San Francisco-based interior design studio Nicole Hollis curates spaces with impact. Its balanced rooms center around distinctive patterns, kaleidoscopic lighting or ornate artworks, and its recently completed Napa Valley guest house maintains its elegant and outlandish style, designed alongside San Francisco Bay Area-based studio Arcanum Architecture. Napa Valley guest house with darkly chic interiors The …

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Outrage as Parent Refuses to Give Stepdaughter the ‘Spare Bedroom’

The internet has slammed a woman who is refusing to let her stepdaughter take a bigger room after her son moved out because she wants to keep the room empty in case he ever comes back home. In a post shared on Mumsnet last Wednesday under the username Met82, she explained that the blended family, …

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Natasha Bowman Opens Up About Living With Bipolar Disorder

Natasha Bowman Opens Up About Living With Bipolar Disorder

Natasha Bowman is a TEDx-speaker, two-time author, and leadership firm president that is often … [+] invited around the world to speak and lend her advice and expertise. Nick F. Nelson Natasha Bowman has it all. The New York City-based consultant is a well-known figure in workplace equity and has earned recognition for her work. …

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This $35 Million Napa Valley Estate Has Its Own 22-Acre Vineyard

Even the most ambitious and imaginative estate buyers are likely to be dazzled (if not daunted) by an estate like Meteor Vineyards. Spread over 34.24 acres in California’s fabled Napa Valley, the property—which features a four-bedroom main house, a three-bedroom guesthouse and a studio—includes Meteor Vineyards, a 22.58-acre working vineyard that produces some of the …

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