There's nothing cuter than animals playing their hearts out in the snow. The Winter setting may give you the chills, but the sheer joy on these animals' faces will make you feel all warm and fuzzy. From puppies rolling around in the frost to wild horses running across a frozen meadow, we've culled the happiest animals playing in the Winter wonderland. Curl up by the fire and click on!
Playing Pokémon X and Y is making us all sorts of nostalgic for the ole Nintendo franchise. Be the very best, like no one ever was, with our breakdown of facts you may not have known about your favorite game for the Nintendo 3DS. We join The Sync Up host Veronica Belmont to bring Pokéfans the top things you didn't know about Pokémon — but wish you did.
Although December and January aren't considered the prime time for weddings, we're starting to disagree. Between the foliage, colors, and readily available holiday decor, Winter is starting to look like the perfect season to get hitched. If you're not convinced, here are several ideas that can be adapted to any budget — not to mention, leave you inspired!
We've all got someone (or two or three . . .) on our gift list who rocks to their own special beat. So this holiday season, treat them to something spectacular that's easy on the eyes, music to their ears, and perfectly in tune with their personal sense of style.
Not only do Beats Solo HD headphones deliver the superior sound Beats by Dr. Dre products are famous for, but they also look as good as they sound — drenched in colors that are red like a heart, teal like Miami, white like snow, and lots more.
Instagram user seandiaz used the Rise filter to shoot this underwater scene of two snorkelers and submitted the photo with the the #CoolCapture hashtag.
Have you been testing out your photography skills and snapped a shot you want to share? Submit your pics to our Cool Capture group or to Instagram with the #coolcapture hashtag, and your pic might be featured on the POPSUGAR Tech homepage! And don't forget to follow popsugartech on Instagram!
When it comes to decorating the space above your bed, avoid getting sucked into the standard framed art or mirror rut. Instead, opt for a more creative concept that will make your bed the fabulous focal point it deserves to be. Keep reading for above-the-bed stylings that range from easy DIY to downright lavish decor.
Now that we're well into the holiday season, it's high time we start thinking about how to ring in the New Year. And since photon torpedo fireworks and Veritaserum Champagne cocktails are still in development, how about a low-tech, but infinitely geeky, wall or desk calendar? Because — face it — even if you receive the time machine on your wish list, you're still going to need to track the passage of time.
As we grow into adulthood, we often pick up habits from our parents. DailyWorth shares eight examples of how your parents' money behaviors can negatively impact your financial future, and offers solutions on how to deal.
Are Your Parents to Blame?
Whether we realize it or not, how we were raised has a tremendous impact on how we make decisions as adults. Sometimes the results are positive, certainly. But other times, the results are detrimental to our well-being, especially when it comes to our financial health. This doesn’t mean that we can just blame mom or dad (or both) for our money mistakes and leave it at that. But once we understand the root of our bad habits, we can take ownership of them and make a conscious effort to change them.
Here are eight common parenting behaviors that can negatively influence your money habits and what you can do to overcome them. Let the therapy session begin.
Your Parents Were Very Frugal
The behavior: Whether they needed to keep a tight budget, were trying to teach you a lesson, or were choosing to put themselves first financially, they seemed to deny you of everything you wanted as a kid.
The influence: You overspend to compensate. Binge spending often occurs in response to feeling deprived as a child. Haven’t we all heard the story about the strict parents whose kid rebelled and went hog wild? Perhaps you are acting out with your money choices because of your parents’ frugality.
The solution: Talk to your parents about the reasons for their choices. There may be more to their decision than you understood when you were young. Regardless, know that your real revenge for childhood deprivation is financial prosperity. Channel that inner rebel as best you can to save instead of spend. If your will isn’t strong enough to stop overspending, force yourself to by setting up automatic savings plans whenever possible.
And don’t let the cycle continue: if you have kids, make sure you include them in the reasoning for being careful with money so they can learn the benefits of saving and not feel resentful.
Your Parents Spoiled You
The behavior: Perhaps your parents were deprived as children themselves, and in response, they chose to overspend on you. You grew up living a life of abundance and not wanting for anything.
The influence: You feel entitled to have a luxurious lifestyle. Kids who are spoiled can often grow up to expect that they can — and should — still have whatever they want. The problem is that you might not have the income to support your ability to live large, which can lead to racking up unnecessary debt.
The solution: Shift your sense of entitlement from having a lot of “stuff” now to having financial freedom later. Challenge yourself to see what it’s like to live modestly and then put any savings toward more important goals like buying a home, a comfortable retirement, or starting a family. Set up automatic retirement contributions to force yourself to make better money decisions for your future.
If you've tuned in for Bravo's Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis or Flipping Out shows, you already know two things about Jeff Lewis: the man has style — and jokes. Whether he's transforming a home or pumping out a new paint line, he doesn't disappoint. Style knowledge aside, Jeff's perfectionist tendencies and knack for telling it like it is are traits every clueless gift giver needs this time of year. Check out his sleek holiday-shopping list that makes everything from dog walking to cocktail swizzling feel GQ-worthy.
What's on His Wish List:
"This is a stylish set of tools ($99) for concocting cocktails."
"A little bit of sticker shock, but these three gold vases ($850) paired together add glam to your room."
"This Bottega Veneta cologne is a fresh, universally masculine fragrance."
What He's Dying to Give:
"This candy jar display ($498) is a great accessory. Put it on a countertop or coffee-table book for an added pop of color (and sugar). It's a gift that keeps giving all year long."
"Shupaca throws ($115) are incredibly soft and add pattern to any space, whether you're using one at the foot of your bed or over the back of a sofa."
"Sonos speakers ($199) allow you to install an entire home audio system in an instant — wirelessly. They're perfect for holiday dance parties."
"Presentation is everything. This modern and stylish wrapping paper from Rifle Paper Co. ($9) is perfect for wrapping regifts. I buy it in bulk."
"Not only is this vintage cocktail book ($50) a great accessory, but it also holds many recipes to cope with the holidays."