1. Humans of New York 

Life is all about stories: people celebrating simple tiny moments of existence or surviving huge struggles they face every day. For photos of some of the most interesting humans and the stories behind them, this feed always makes the heart swell and never disappoints.

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2. Amy Poehler Smart Girls 

Who says feminism is just for grownups? And who says it can't be fun? Start the girls in your life early with this smart mission: "Celebrate your truest self. Because you change the world by being yourself!"

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3. Deepak Chopra 

The internationally-renowned medically-trained mind-body expert and author of 80+ books shares his wisdom daily.

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4. Elizabeth Gilbert 

Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert has inspired millions of people to push their fear away long enough to access their creativity. A great feed to motivate you on days when you need a virtual pep-talk.

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5. Sweet Green

Even if you're not lucky enough to live near one of Sweet Green's locations, their photos will make you want to eat (and even actually make, yourself) gorgeous organic locally-sourced salads every single day.

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6. CB2 

The younger hipper cousin of Crate (c) and Barrel (b) never runs out of ways to keep things fresh for less.

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7. Apartment Therapy

Who needs an actual shrink -- or decorator -- when you'll find ideas for every room, and mood, and life event (including how to reclaim your apartment after a break-up), in this feed?

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8. Artifact Uprising

This account is "inspired by the disappearing beauty of the tangible. Photo goods for the stories you tell." By which they mean: Use those digital photos to create actual and functional things of beauty that you can hold in your hand, not just look at on your phone. #Amen.

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9. Kristin McGee

OK, we're biased (she's a Happier expert!) but seriously. Celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor Kristin McGee makes fitness and healthy living look easy.

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10. Food52

"Helping people become better, smarter, happier cooks." Free inspiration delivered daily. Just try not to lick your phone while scrolling through their feed.

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11. The Delicious

Sorry, but this one requires 3 photos. (We think you'll forgive us.)

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12. Real Simple 

One of the best shelter magazines on the planet -- and one of the best feeds on Instagram.

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13. Stand 4 Heroes 

Journalist Bob Woodruff's foundation whose mission is to "ensure injured veterans are thriving long after they return home" by funding innovative programs in communities where veterans live. Bonus points: follow Bob's wife, author and CBS This Morning contributor Lee Woodruff, for more veterans-related news. 

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14. Real Grumpy Cat 

Becuz they haz hilarz annoyed kittehs every day.

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15. Dogs of Instagram 

Dogs. Every day. On Instagram. #NuffSaid

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16. Awesome Earth 

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17. Airstream2Go

A magic (silver) bullet for those of us with wanderlust: The ultimate "glamping" vehicle.

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