Amanda Hodges

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What U.S. public education might look like with a Clinton or Trump presidency

Education policy has received little attention in a 2016 White House race that has been dominated by debate about immigration, terrorism, foreign policy and presidential temperament. And yet in their public statements, and now in responses to questions from The Washington Post, the two major-party …

Education

Neoliberalism gave us Trump: A dying America is raging against the capitalist machine

The U.S. economy has left millions on the outside looking in. Some have turned to socialism, others to a demagogue<p>Arising from the shadows of the American repressed, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have been sending chills through the corridors of establishment power. Who would have thunk it? Two …

How to declutter your home and your life: A thorough guide

British newspaper columnist Jan Moir recently underwent a decluttering session. She got rid of all the items in her house that she didn’t love, or …

Minimalism

Build a Stylish, Modern Desk with Flip-Up Storage

With the flip desk, I set out to create a small, simple desk designed for multi-tasking. It’s tailor-made for the small apartment or office where space and storage are at a premium. More than just a workstation, the desk can double as a craft table, a dinner table for one, a make-up station or …

Woodworking

6 Decor Hacks You Can Do This Weekend

Try one of these 6 decor hacks this weekend and give your space a brand new look.<p>It's not simply that a remodel job can be costly (though that is …

How to Decorate, When You're a Design Omnivore

Are you the type who gets totally flustered whenever you're asked to define your decor? I mean, how can you define a single style when you just seem …

Month-by-Month Home Improvement Plan

1 of 14<p>12 Months of Home Improvement Projects<p>Looking to improve your home? With today's economy, it makes sense to do careful planning in advance or …

Don't Make the Mistake of Splurging on These 9 Home Decor Items

When you move into a new apartment or embark on a major makeover of your current space, it's easy to want to spend big on every new piece of decor. Resist this urge. We can can tell you from firsthand experience that 1. when you go splurge-crazy you'll end up maxing out your budget before you're …

7 Apps That Will Change The Way You Decorate

Consider these must-haves for any home project.<p>Choosing the right tools, colors and furniture to decorate your home can be overwhelming. Luckily, there's an app for that — several actually. Here are 7 you'll find particularly helpful in getting you through that design to-do list.

Apps