Alexis Pearce

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Sweet Potato Toast With Spicy Chickpeas and Avocado Dressing Recipe

Have you jumped on the sweet potato toast bandwagon? This healthy new craze is blazing a trail on Pinterest and Instagram, and the great news is that not only is it easy to make and really good for you, but totally delicious as well! Sweet potato toast can actually be made in your toaster, but this …

Recipes

EduTech: The best camera calculator apps for iPhone and iPad

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here.</i><p>In …

Science Says Parents of the Most Successful Kids Do These 10 Things | Inc.com

We all want to lead happy, successful lives. But for parents, there's a time when your priorities shift a bit, and your most important goals start to involve setting your kids up for success and happiness in their own lives.<p>Parental priorities aren't the only factor, of course. There are plenty of …

Self-improvement

6-Ingredient No-Bake Caramel Tarts

These will be melting in your mouth.<p>Servings: 20<p>24 chocolate cream cookies<p>4 tablespoon butter, melted<p>1½ cup sugar<p>½ cup water<p>½ cup heavy cream<p>½ teaspoon vanilla<p>½ cup heavy cream<p>6 ounces dark chocolate<p><b>Topping</b><p>Sea salt<p>1. Place cookies into plastic bag and smash until fine crumbles form, or use a food …

How to make a family room comfortable for toddlers and grown-ups

THE CHALLENGE<p>Kristen and Joseph Llobrera recently moved into a home in Rockville and are struggling to make the 17-by-19-foot family room work for themselves and their young daughter. They are looking for more seating and better traffic flow, as well as a kid-friendly and comfortable room for …

How to Create a Stunning Gallery Wall With Your Own Photos

If the idea of building a gallery wall exhausts you, we have that in common. The entire process — from collecting and framing the art to executing the installation — felt overwhelming when I attempted it on my own. It wasn't until Simply Framed asked me to try its new Print & Frame service that I …

Framing

8 Neutral Eyeshadow Palettes that are Anything but Boring

A smoky eye for a night out? Not exactly groundbreaking, but switch out your black and pewter shadows for warm shimmery beiges and tawny nudes like …

7 Recipes to Make Using Store Bought Rotisserie Chicken

We all have that one day a <b>week</b> where maybe cooking is not on the agenda so we go to the grocery store and pick up a tasty rotisserie chicken. And hey I'm not judgin cause I do the same thing. However instead of just eating a boring chicken I have come up with 7 Ways You Can Use Up That Chicken to …

Do Certain Sounds Enrage You? Neurologists May Know Why

If the sound of a co-worker repeatedly clicking his pen can send you into a flaming furor, take heart: You’re not being hypersensitive, and you’re …

We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …

Mushroom Is the Millennial Pink for Your Home

Here are 10 unique and gorgeous ways to incorporate the elegant color throughout your house.

Home Decorating

Looping, Twisting 'Number 11' May Be The Perfect Book For Our Time

So here's something I did not know when I picked up Jonathan Coe's newest novel, <i>Number 11</i>. That phrase, "Number 11," is a kind of shorthand, a phrase that instantly means (to any British person, or people more worldly than me) the home of the chancellor of the exchequer. Something else I didn't …

So You Want to Read Dystopian Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Consider this book your introduction to dystopiana. Believe it or not, <i>1984</i> is totally hot right now. There have been reports of retailers actually …

Science Fiction

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

Servings: 4-6<p>Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>For the BBQ Glaze<p>2/3 cup ketchup<br>• 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed<p>1-1/2 tablespoons apple cider …

DIY Framed Fabric Organizer

Keep your office or craft room nice and tidy with this chic organizer made of fabric and a repurposed frame. Using fun fabric and a bold colors, this …

The 16 Best Italian Foods You Can Get at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's has some of the best hidden gems among its stocked aisles, including amazing Italian foods that rival products from artisanal markets. I take Italian food very seriously — garlicky pasta for life — and I swear by a handful of Trader Giotto's cheeses, pastas, and dried goods, not only …

Cooking

FDA Approves Rhofade Rosacea Treatment

Rhofade to the rescue.<p>If you have rosacea, a skin condition characterized by redness and visible blood vessels, you're probably aware of the less-than-stellar resources available to combat the effects associated with it. Rhofade, a topical treatment created by Allergan, the powerhouse …

The Insidious Yeast Infection We All Have—and How to Treat It

Functional medicine expert Dr. Amy Myers’s Austin-based practice is largely devoted to solving women’s health issues that are common but extremely …

9 Amazing Beauty Products You've Never Heard Of

Sure, you can spell “exfoliation”—in Korean. You can cite the RPM of the Dyson hair-dryer. And when someone says she likes her Fetish with a touch of Orgasm? You know the statement is entirely PG. But friends, you do not know it all. And we're about to prove it. Our editors convinced beauty-world …

11 hidden WhatsApp features

Whether you're just starting to use WhatsApp or are a years-long addict, you're probably missing out on a few of these helpful, hidden features.<p>1. Format message text on demand<p>WhatsApp lets you bold, italicize or strike through text on the fly. To do so, you'll need to add a couple of special …

Apps

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Arm Knitting

Oversized knit blankets crafted from chunky yarn and PVC-pipe needles have been floating around Pinterest for a few years now. And while the finished …

Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles

Imagine the perfect marriage of taste and texture. On the flavor front, we've got a cinnamon-rolled snickerdoodle dough that's buttery and light with …

Game-Changing Yellow Cake Mix Cookies

Ever since I made cake batter ice cream, I'm on a kick for everything yellow cake mix flavored, which is what inspired these soft, doughy cookies.<p>Simply pick up your favorite box of yellow cake mix (or heck, try out any flavor of your liking), and get to work. Ha, well, it's hardly work. Instead of …

Dessert

Soft & Chewy Shortbread Cookies (1 dough 4 ways)

This soft and chewy shortbread cookies recipe can be made as one dough 4 ways. Add M&Ms, dip them in chocolate, or make shortbread thumbprint cookies …

Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next?

Why do I need another lens?<p>So you’ve just bought your first interchangeable lens camera? That’s excellent. Whichever camera you’ve bought, it’s …

Cameras

6 chilling books with troubled narrators

<i>English writer Joanne Harris recommends six works of fiction narrated by unsettling characters.</i><p><b>The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks</b> (Simon & Schuster, $15).<p>…

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

<i>Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup is a combination of savory spices, diced tomatoes, shredded chicken, and cheddar cheese. It’s all of the flavor of</i> …

Ecobee's room sensors get smarter with HomeKit

If you've been waiting for Ecobee's room sensors to make the official jump to HomeKit compatibility, your wait is over. Firmware version 3.7.0.969 of Ecobee's iOS app is currently rolling out to customers and the updated software now displays connected Ecobee room sensors directly in Apple's …

Home Automation

US woman killed by superbug resistant to every available antibiotic

A woman in Nevada has been killed by a superbug that proved resistant to every antibiotic available in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said.<p>The woman’s condition was deemed incurable, and 26 different antibiotics were tested in vain before she died in September.<p>She …