Ali Wlodarski

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These strawberry hand pies are as adorable as they are delicious

We’re halfway through August, which means peak strawberry season is over – a sign that the swan song of summer is just around the corner. Womp womp. …

Dessert

Browned Butter Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Browned Butter Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies are the perfect way to start off your weekend. Browned butter, toasted coconut, …

Dessert

Raspberry Crumble Bars

Notes<p>Thawing and draining the raspberries is important for getting the bars to firm up. When thawing the raspberries in the colander, you can gently …

Crème Brûlée Cheesecake

Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 375°F.<p>In a medium bowl, stir together the vanilla wafer crumbs and 3 Tbs. granulated …

Baking

10 of the Best Hikes in Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is home to some of the oldest and most biodiverse ranges in the world. Located alongside the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian …

Hiking

The Bay Area's Best Hikes With a View

Living in the Bay Area means that our average, everyday views are just as spectacular as some of the best in the world. (We like to think so, …

Hiking

The Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake

The Cheesecake Factory has more than 30 cheesecake flavors, but it's the original that makes us swoon. Try this copycat version, from the book Top …

Food

8 Montessori-inspired phrases to use for each stage of potty training

While we look forward to milestones, like introducing baby to their first foods and watching them take their first steps, for some reason potty …

Parenting

Two Separate Experts Say This $15 Amazon Lotion Is the Closest Thing to Botox

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, in 2016, seven million Americans received Botox injections and 2.6 million got soft-tissue …

Skin Care

Google adds lots of new tools to its Education suite

Summer break is normally a time for rest and recreation, but Google has been busy updating Classroom, Google Earth and other Google for Education tools in preparation for the next academic term.<p>Since its 2014 inception, Google Classroom has served to empower both teachers and students by …

Education Technology

10 Best Hair Brushes for Every Hair Type and Style

Fancy tools like state-of-the-art hair dryers and tourmaline flatirons may come and go, but it turns out the best styling accessory is likely the simplest (not to mention fully analog, thank you very much). We're talking, of course, about hairbrushes; specifically, the best hairbrushes you can get …

Hair

15 Nonfiction & Fiction Books To Read If You Need Help Coping With Your Anxiety

Anxiety sucks, but you don't have to deal with it empty-handed and alone. I've got 15 books to help you cope with anxiety the next time it strikes, …

Books

15 Bucket List Road Trips

Road trips never get old, do they? There's just something about a car full of your favorite people, good music, and nothing but adventure ahead that …

Hiking

13 Fall Dresses You Need in Your Life . . . All From Amazon and Less Than $16

Your closet is about to get much more crowded, because we just found affordable dresses that are beyond pretty. All you have to do is check out Amazon to solve your fashion woes — we're not kidding. The online retailer offers a variety of cool, stylish pieces at ridiculously low prices. We curated …

Clothing

This No-Bake Cake Is Nearly Impossible to Mess Up — Even Without a Recipe

Here’s the deal: I’m a trained chef, professional recipe developer and avid home cook — but even I don’t feel like cooking elaborate, time-consuming …

Dessert

I Meal Prepped Every Meal For 5 Days — These Recipes Made It Super Easy

In college, meal prepping every Sunday night was a huge part of my healthy routine. It saved me not only time but also money. It kept me on track to meet my healthy goals, because I knew I had no excuse to grab something unhealthy on the go. All I had to do on a weekday was go home, and a …

Healthy Eating

Take a Mental Vacation With These Enchanting Magical Realism Books

Magical realism is one of the most unique forms of narrative fiction. It also happens to be one of the easiest genres to fall in love with. Weaving …

Books

Crème Brûlée Cheesecake

<i>Two of the best desserts known to man, combined in one. It’s a thick, custard-y, vanilla-y cheesecake with a gingersnap crust and a crunchy,</i> …

Baking

The charming villages of Italy's Cinque Terre

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Media Management

Best Affordable All-Inclusive Resorts

1 of 10<p>Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Meliá Caribe Tropical Punta Cana, Dominican Republic<p>3 of 10<p>Divi …

Los Cabos

9 Target Living Room Buys That Look Expensive (But Aren't)

Target has been the go-to for affordable and cute home decor for awhile now. But though I love many of their offerings (particularly when they …

Home Decorating

These 17 Kindness Quotes Will Inspire You to Make a Difference

Being kind is in -- thankfully. Get inspired and get out there and spread as much kindness as you can.<p>There's a song that is popular right now about a man who meets a much older man in a bar. They strike up a conversation about everything under the sun and then after a while they go their separate …

Motivation

The Book Everyone in the Netherlands Is Talking About Is Finally Coming to the U.S.

AMSTERDAM — Astrid Holleeder is a household name here in the Netherlands. If you’ve never heard of her, that’s about to change.<p>Ms. Holleeder’s memoir, “Judas: How a Sister’s Testimony Brought Down a Criminal Mastermind,” will be released in the United States and Britain this month. It tells the …

Books

Recipe: 2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes — Recipes from The Kitchn

You're probably in disbelief at this recipe title, but yes, you can make tasty pancakes with just two ingredients: baked sweet potato and eggs. (And, …

Recipes

Amazing Peach Cobbler

Notes<p>If it’s not saucy and bubbling after 25 minutes of baking, it’s probably because your peaches are a tad on the firm / dry side. I found that …

Baking

Ernest Hemingway story from 1956 to be published for the first time

It may sound like many other Ernest Hemingway stories – with themes of Paris, wartime, battle talk over a bottle of wine – but A Room on the Garden Side, a story written by the American novelist in 1956, is set to be published for the first time.<p>Not seen by many beyond scholars and academics over …

Literature

How To Use Chromebooks For Powerful Creation in School

As technology becomes more ubiquitous in classrooms, many schools are choosing Chromebooks because it’s one of the least expensive devices, a big win …

Education Technology

The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Books

15 Winnie-the-Pooh Quotes Parents Should Revisit

"I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost."<p>This Friday, <i>Christopher Robin</i> comes to theaters, with the live-action …

Winnie-the-Pooh

15 Recipes Every Beginner Baker Should Master

So you’re not an expert baker—maybe precise measurements scare you, or you prefer French fries to French pastry. But if you’re looking to improve …

French Fries