Open any style magazine or blog and you’ll see that throw pillows are lauded as the cheap way to change up your space — but they’re not cheap! Having a cozy space can make all the difference when the days are cut short and you’re coming home in the dark, especially if you’re feelin’ the winter blues. But a beautiful homemade throw pillow can cost as much as $135, like these beauties from Citizenry. Even if you’re not going for all handwoven and handmade, you can count on spending between $45 and $100 at a place like Crate and Barrel.  Lucky for you, I have a solution: Old fashioned DIY. Throw pillowcases are one of the easiest things you can sew. Even beginners — like only-used-the-machine-maaaaybe-once beginners — can do it. And while you can close a throw pillow with a zipper, velcro, or buttons, with an envelope throw pillow...

While it sometimes feels like everyone has anxiety these days, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, it’s not quite everyone — yet. They found that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, with 40 million adults (or 18% of the population) dealing with some form of anxiety.  If you’re a member of that 40 million, here are six ways you can help lower your anxiety, from physical activity to medication. Take a walk! Walking regularly has two benefits when it comes to anxiety. The first is that any physical activity has been shown to help ease feelings of anxiety — even a 10 minute walk. Researchers aren’t totally sure why this is yet, but there are theories: it could be that physically moving helps our brains get out anxiety loops or it could be released endorphins or it could be some combination....

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