Amber Paxton

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Who Really Needs Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Drugs

Experts agree that high blood pressure and high cholesterol increase the risk of having a heart attack. So you might think they also agree on when …

Holistic Medicine

Farmhouse or Apron Sinks: Everything You Need to Know

The apron-front, or farmhouse, sink has been a popular fixture in all kinds of kitchens for some time now, and with the rise in popularity of …

Kitchens

Are We Simulated Beings Living in a Simulated Universe?

Is the universe real? Or are all the stars and planets (including Earth and everything and everyone on it) just simulations in some colossal video game? What sounds like a silly question is actually one that some scientists have begun to take seriously.<p>It’s hard to come up with a way to tell for …

A Message to the Woman Who Didn't Support the March: You Are Not Equal, I’m Sorry

<i>This post was originally featured on Medium.</i><p>A post is making rounds on social media, in response to the Women's March on Saturday, January 21, 2017. It starts with "I am not a 'disgrace to women' because I don't support the women's march. I do not feel I am a 'second class citizen' because I am a …

11 New Year's Eve Appetizers You Can Make With 5 Ingredients or Less

Breathe easy—these quick and simple New Year's Eve appetizers are here to save your big night. Because we all know that throwing a party—especially …

New Year's Eve

Refresh Your Shower in Seconds With This Cleaning Hack

Make your shower the best place in the house with this easy cleaning hack that keeps glass shower doors and tiles free of hard-water stains and …

Housekeeping

29 Awesome First Date Ideas

29 Awesome First Date Ideas That Don’t Involve Sitting at a Bar<p>Tara Fuller<p>Why do first dates seem to be an endless cycle of grabbing drinks or …

Build a Wireless Charger for Your Phone

This elegant charging solution is convenient and lessens the wear and tear on your phones port and cables.<p>We've seen inductive charging take over power tools, but it's still not standard among mobile devices despite its convenience and ease of use. You could buy a third-party inductive charger, but …

How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity

Want to challenge assumptions? Follow the lead of Microsoft, MIT, and others, and ask more questions, writes author Warren Berger.<p>Brainstorming has developed a fraught reputation, perhaps deservedly so. When groups of people are thrown together and expected to come up with original ideas, there is …

Creativity

DIY: How to Tile a Bathroom Floor

After buying a fixer-upper 17 months ago, gutting it, building a 2-story addition, taking the old roof off and replacing it with a new one -- as well as raising the chimney -- I can comfortably say that laying new floor tile is within the scope of some DIYers.<p>There are a few prerequisites for a …

Home Improvement

An 'Adventure Time' Clone Army and Other Hallucinogenic GIFs

It's like Picasso, Miró, and Pen Ward took acid and had a baby.<p>Thousands of cartoon faces undulate like waves on the ocean, smiling, laughing, and morphing in a neverending loop. It's a friendly face, Finn the Human from beloved animated show <i>Adventure Time</i>—but wait, looking closer it appears that …

GIF Animations

How to Make Stainless Steel House Numbers That Your Neighbors Will Envy

Instead of settling for store bought numbers you can make your own modern numbers using stainless steel screws.<p>House numbers can be a great design element for the front of your home, as long as you don't get too cute so they remain legible for EMS, fire trucks, and FedEX. Fortunately, these bold …

Tiny home is a light-filled modern gem, simplified for do-it-yourselfers

Tiny homes need not be overly quaint, rusticated coffins, and we've seen a number of more modern examples to that effect. Looking unassumingly …

The Workflow App Favored By Designers At Airbnb, Dollar Shave Club, And Snapchat

Lingo not only helps keep designers’ assets organized, it makes syncing them across teams as easy as joining a Slack channel.<p>It’s sometimes hard to remember that iTunes once solved a real problem, given what a bloated mess it has become. Digital music was taking off, and so people had folders upon …

UI Design

7 Interview Questions For Measuring Emotional Intelligence

The traditional interview model helps you probe someone’s past experience, not their style of thinking.<p>Emotional intelligence involves self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. In other words, it’s a complicated amalgam that hiring managers have a hard time testing …

Employment

These secret codes have completely changed how I watch Netflix

We've all been there. You sit down on the couch, turn on Netflix, and the next thing you know, you've spent 20 minutes scrolling through shows and movies without finding a single thing you actually want to watch.<p>You feel like you've seen everything before, the recommended choices don't look …

Entertainment

12 Parenting Cartoons That Show Being A New Mom Is An Adjustment

When Bonnie Kimmerly gave birth to a baby boy in May, she found a new kind of creative inspiration. The new mom draws cartoons about her day-to-day parenting experiences -- from breastfeeding struggles to bath time woes to awkward interactions with strangers in public.<p>Kimmerly had always enjoyed …

Parenting

The 4 Best Natural Skin-Care Brands Right Now

We do it for ramps. And eggs. And God knows we do it for kale. So it was only a matter of time before the plants that we love to use in our skin care came directly from a farm. These are our favorites in this ever-growing (nonindustrial) industry.<p>Toby Burrows © 2011<p>South Australia is home to the …

Hallmark Is Now Making Home Furnishings

Your favorite greeting can now be your favorite pillow.<p>Card wreaths and garlands (and backsplashes?) are one way to display your season's greetings; Hallmark has another idea.<p>Earlier this month, the famous greeting card company launched Gillham Studios Home, offering their signature patterns, …

11 Quotes About Success From History's Greatest Entrepreneurs

"I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong," Benjamin Franklin once said. These attitudes of success are timeless and guide every entrepreneur's journey.<p>While there's an abundance of contemporary entrepreneurs worth quoting, I've long had a fascination with legendary …

Motivation

The top 14 skills in the red hot market for marketing jobs

Has the market for marketers heated up?<p>Short answer: Yes.<p>Slightly longer answer: Yes, absolutely!<p>For a more complete answer, read on …<p>We all know that the marketing industry is changing quickly — so quickly that most organizations are having a hard time keeping up. So it’s no surprise that …

Marketing

A Beginner’s Guide to Home Remodeling Costs

The first house my wife and I owned was brand spanking new – right out of the box. We walked in to fresh paint, clean carpets, new appliances and a …

Home Improvement