Amanda Rheaume

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Gardening for beginners: the cheat’s guide to herbaceous borders

Daunted at the prospect of planning a new border? Help is at hand…<p>The herbaceous border is the ultimate demonstration of gardening skill: a masterpiece of juxtaposed shapes, colours and textures, all reaching a climax in the summer months. It has humble origins in cottage gardens, where flowers for …

Expert Advice: Architects’ Top Tricks for Creating a European-Inspired Interior

We know—Europe is big, and a European “look” doesn’t mean one thing at all. Still, romantic notions of European decor continue to inspire.<p>Short of …

Interior Design

5 Simple Steps That Make A HUGE Difference For The Environment

<i>Editor's note: This is a guest post written by Dune Ives and Emy Kane of the nonprofit, Lonely Whale Foundation, in partnership with Sustainable …

5 Motivating Truths Successful People Live By

For many success stories, it's all in the mindset: staying dedicated, keeping focused, and not allowing doubt and fear to be greater than your sense of conviction. But in the age of the start-up with so many people starting businesses, it can be hard to stay confident on your path.<p>The bottom line …

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

Spring DIY: 5 Tips on Making Your Garden Magical

If you have always admired other people’s gardens and have found yourself wanting to create your own piece of paradise (but somehow you never had …

Landscaping

New Study Suggests That Both Men and Women are Equally Unhappy With How They Look

The difference is not as big as you might think.<p>While women arguably have to deal with much harsher beauty ideals than men, it turns out both sexes feel pretty similarly when it comes to self-esteem surrounding their appearance and weight.<p>A new study in the journal <i>Body Image</i> sought to discover "the …

Happiness

4 things that happen to your brain and body when you exercise

We all know it's important to exercise.<p>The CDC recommends adults get two and a half hours of moderately intense activity — like briskly walking or …

10 vibrant examples of amazing accent walls

Creating an accent wall in a room is a superb way to add a burst of colour or pattern to your interior. It takes considerably less time and effort …

GOP’s poverty proposal: What to expect in the first of Paul Ryan’s big policy initiatives

House Republicans are releasing a new plan to tackle poverty that will likely impose stealth cuts on the safety net<p>All the news about Paul Ryan these days centers on the state of his relationship with the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, but the speaker is also apparently …

Income Inequality

Tigers seized from Thailand temple over wildlife trafficking claim

Officials remove three animals following raid at temple, which has been investigated for animal abuse in recent years<p>Wildlife authorities in Thailand have raided a Buddhist temple where tigers are kept, taking away three of the animals and vowing to confiscate scores more in response to global …

The One Skill Most People Lack

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Leadership

HugeDomains.com - Aasce.com is for sale (Aasce)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Tourism

The unapologetic introvert: I had to leave the U.S. to stop pretending to be an extrovert

America values the bold and gregarious, but when I moved to Switzerland, I found my people—no fake smiles required<p>Sometimes people ask why I work from home. Well, if you must know, I work from home to avoid a lot of things: the average American commute time of 26 minutes, obnoxious open-plan …

Death Is A Fact, And Our Culture Really Can’t Accept it. Here’s Why.

There are a number of ways that humans deal with death, depending entirely on where in the world they live and what culture they were brought up …

Grow “High Impact” Plants If Your Gardening Time Is Limited

I was momentarily proud of myself the year I grew peas: I tended them for weeks, harvested a big basket full of pods, sat down to shell them...and …

5 reasons to keep your money separate from your spouse

Money may not be the root of <i>all</i> evil — but it's the clincher in a great many relationships gone haywire.<p>Research shows that arguing about money is by far the top predictor of divorce. "It's not children, sex, in-laws, or anything else. It's money — for both men and women," says Sonya Britt, an …

Personal Finance

Herbal Elixirs To Drink Every Day For Gut Health

The gut is the primary player in our immune system, and it's home to more than 400 species of bacteria.<p>Many healing traditions theorized that, in …

Alternative Medicine

25 Money-Saving DIY Backyard Projects…to transform your space!!

<i>First of all, Happy Memorial Day (for my U.S. friends)! I know this day tends to shift focus to friends, BBQs, and a day off from work (all things we</i> …

Landscaping

Harness the Sun: America's Quest for a Solar-Powered Future

Harness the Sun: America’s Quest for a Solar-Powered Future<p>>(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Philip Warburg explores a range of solar technologies. A …

Straw Bale Gardening

If you have enough space for a bale of straw, then you have enough space for a garden. Growing vegetables in a straw bale is easy, fun and a good way …

Gardening

The Libertarians Are Coming, And They're Coming For Bernie Or Bust.

Judeo-Christian moral principles vs. “Social justice” ideology - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

In essence, the current US Presidential election battles are the battles for defending the country’s Judeo-Christian moral principles from the …

Learn how to make the most of your money.

Learning to budget is easy, but sticking to a budget can be very difficult. Learn about the benefits of zero-sum budgeting today to get your personal …

This Is Probably Why Your Employees Don’t Trust You

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Team Building

These 8 success factors are even more important than IQ!

<b>Which success factors are most impactful in your life and career?</b><p>Cracking the question of what factors will best lead you to success can help you …

Mother Teresa's Top 15 Ways To Find Happiness In Your Life

If there is anyone whom I can see as a peaceful and happy soul in the universe, it would be Mother Teresa. Her wisdom is eternal. It touches our …

Mother Teresa

Two Minute Baked Brownies

• 1 1/2 cup walnuts<br>• 12 medjool dates, seeds removed<br>• 3 tablespoons cacao or cocoa<br>• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>• pinch of salt<p>Place the ingredients into your …

Dessert

Social Media Is Proving To Be A Detriment To Our Mental Health

In just one decade, social media has become an integral part of everyone's lives. Over 1.6 billion people have created profiles, collectively posting …

Social Media