Ashley Hogan

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22 Festive Holiday Crafts to Make With Your Kids

The holiday season is the perfect excuse to let the laundry pile up and spend the day crafting instead. Grab your favorite little helper and wander the aisles of the craft store together gathering supplies, or raid your stash at home. You won’t need much besides a little time and creativity (okay, …

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How to make $140,000 a year farming on 1.5 acres

Jean-Martin Fortier explains how it's easier to make a living at a smaller operation.<p>Don't think you can make a living as a farmer on just an acre or …

What's Inside A 'Derby Pie'? Maybe A Lawsuit Waiting To Happen

Ask anyone in Louisville, Ky., what to eat and drink during the Kentucky Derby, and chances are good he'll tell you two things: mint juleps and "derby pie."<p>But while bartenders around the country make mint juleps without controversy, things are a little more complicated for "derby pie." The …

The Tao of Second Chances

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Travel isn’t always smooth sailing.<p>There are stormy days when you’d hoped to hit the beach, closed museums when the guidebook said they would be open. At times you meet grumpy, unhelpful locals who don’t seem to understand that you’re not trying to be a nuisance with your …

What happens to our bodies after we die

The breakdown of our bodies after death can be fascinating – if you dare to delve into the details. Mo Costandi investigates.<p>“It might take a little bit of force to break this up,” says mortician Holly Williams, lifting John’s arm and gently bending it at the fingers, elbow and wrist. “Usually, the …

Timeline: What We Know About The Freddie Gray Arrest

Over the past few weeks, the mystery of how Freddie Gray suffered a fatal injury to his spine began unraveling.<p>Gray died on April 19, 2015, a week after he was arrested by police. His death sparked daily protests in west Baltimore that boiled over into riots earlier this week.<p>The narrative that has …

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Who Will Care for America's Seniors?

Being a home-health aide is a lonely, difficult job, and the pay is miserable. But the country needs to find millions more people to do it.<p>My grandfather broke his hip at age 87. At the time, he lived with my grandmother in western Massachusetts in a beautiful house they’d built themselves abutting …

Health Care

Big Aftershocks In Nepal Could Persist For Years

Aftershocks following Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake in Nepal are jangling nerves and complicating rescue operations. So far, there have been more than a dozen quakes of magnitude 5 or higher, and another two dozen between magnitude 4.5 and 5.<p>That rate of aftershocks is in line with a forecast by …

9 Mouthwatering Sandwiches to Eat Like a Local, No Matter Where in the World You Are

To truly eat like a local no matter where you are in the world, you’ve got to try their version of stuff stuffed into other stuff—yes, we mean sandwiches.<p><b>As much as Chileans are different from Canadians,</b> and Jamaicans from Japanese, there’s one thing everyone has in common: We all love our …

The Science Behind The Secret Productive Powers Of The Color Blue

New research suggests that our biological clocks aren’t just tuning in to changes from dawn to dusk, the color of light has an impact, too.<p>Like plants, humans respond to changes in light. The natural cycle of sunrise and sunset performs a subtle calculus on our circadian rhythm, signaling when it’s …

The 10 Tricks That Will Make You Appear Smarter In Meetings

Meetings: the place where mental energy goes to die. It’s not that you don’t want to pay attention, it’s just that pesky issue of your body completely shutting down the second a slide goes up.<p>Luckily, blogger Sarah Cooper has your back.<p>In what is essentially the 10 commandants of meetings, <i>The</i> …

Meet The First Potrepreneurs At This Startup Boot Camp For The Billion-Dollar Weed Biz

It’s like Techstars, but for cannabis.<p>“At no time in this office should you ever be intoxicated on any substance.”<p>That’s not typically part of the opening spiel when welcoming a roomful of budding entrepreneurs to your business boot camp, but then Micah Tapman is not running your typical startup …

37 Rustic Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Use our rustic bathroom decor ideas to give your bathroom a relaxed flea-market feel.<p>Use our rustic bathroom decor ideas to make over your bathroom …

Prescribing Fruits and Vegetables, Not Pills

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>From 2010 to 2014, more than 5,600 low-income families have taken part in The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx). This …

How to Make a DIY Terrarium Using Old Picture Frames

Recycle old wooden picture frames with this budget-friendly (and green!) craft.<p>Recycle old wooden picture frames with this budget-friendly (and …

A Beautiful (and Budget-Friendly!) Laundry Room Makeover

Make this often-ignored space your next project.<p>You probably approach your laundry room with a "get in, get out" mentality. After all, who wants to …

12 Wedding Hairdos for Short-Haired Girls

You’re quickly checking off items on your list: You’ve booked the caterer, chosen your picture-perfect flowers and had way too much fun sampling desserts. Now it’s time to get into your own head — we’re talking about your hair and makeup! If you have shorter locks, there are plenty of adorable …

How to Make the Best Not-Too-Sweet Key Lime Pie

The perfect key lime pie is a balance between tart and sweet.<p>I have a soft spot in my heart for diner-style pie: sour cherry with the insides kinda congealed, apple pie with whipped cream that comes out of a canister, and most of all, key lime pie. Admittedly though, no one likes key lime pie as …

5 Apps To Teach Your Kids About Money

Hey now, April is Financial Literacy Month. Not that exciting, I know. But you know what is exciting? The cool new apps that will help you teach your kids about money. I mean, if your kids are like mine, they’re hogging your phone or tablet all the live-long day anyway. Might as well make them …

5 Common Unconscious Biases That Lead To Bad Decisions

These mental shortcuts can unknowingly influence your thinking. Here’s how you can avoid bad decisions.<p>Quick decisions save time and energy, but sometimes those knee-jerk reactions lead to bad choices. That’s because biases impact our thinking every day, but few of us even know they exist, says …

Men Strive To Give More To Charity When The Fundraiser Is Cute

We donate to charities for lots of reasons: because we're generally magnanimous people, because we care deeply about certain issues or because it's the only way to get Meg to stop talking about the plight of the endangered proboscis monkey.<p>And for men, there may be another force at play: a …

maple pudding cake

There is a whole catalog of cooking devoted to what to make when you peer nervously into your bank account and find the balance lacking — one could …

New York’s New “No Catcalling Zone” Signs Direct Men To Keep It To Themselves

Somehow, men have still not yet been banned, just in general. In the meantime, though, to anyone walking around New York City this week, it would appear that at least catcalling has been outlawed.<p>Despite a notable PR push last fall, the scourge of men telling women to smile (and worse) is …

Nature Conservancy: Vintage-Style Botanical Posters

Darwin would approve. Joí£o and Raquel, an artist couple in Porto, Portugal, with a collecting bent and a letterpress studio, have begun reproducing …

Movie Producer Brian Grazer Explains How Asking The Right Questions Will Make You A Better Boss

Also helpful: tapping Tom Cruise to solve your tough management problems.<p>I don’t like to boss people around. I don’t get motivated by telling people what to do, I don’t take any pleasure in it. So I manage with curiosity, by asking questions.<p>In a typical day, I may have 50 conversations of some …