Brooke Neumayer

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The 25 Craziest Cleaning Tips That Work

These crazy cleaning tips won’t seem so crazy after you try them.<p>Baking soda is a natural adsorbent, which means it has the ability to absorb odors …

The 50 Organizing Tips You’ll Regret You Didn’t Know Sooner

Take care of nagging clutter with these amazing organizing tips<p>Put that empty space under the stairs to use with a built-in storage solution. If your …

11 Gender-Neutral Scottish Baby Names We Wish Our Own Parents Had Thought Of

Scotland: The land of rolling hills and lochs, bagpipes, whiskey, centuries-old castles, and some of the coolest yet timeless baby names we've ever …

The surprising reason your kid is acting defiant and difficult

My son was 6-years-old.<p>He was reading chapter books and could string together a story about the Pokemon sitting on his shoulder who didn’t need a seatbelt because he could just fly into the air if we got into a collision—yes, he could use words like collision accurately—and he loved to learn and …

Parenting

13 Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products That'll Make You Feel Vaguely Virtuous

No plastic, no problem.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i>

Teen Discipline: Strategies and Challenges

As your child turns into a teenager, your parenting role is likely to shift. You may find yourself becoming more of a guide, rather than an …

Parenting

20 Free DIY Raised Garden Bed Plans & Ideas You Can Build in a Day

​Planting on raised garden beds brings many benefits compared to planting on the ground. But the most crucial one is you can grow a garden even in a …

Ready to buy a home? Read this first

If you’re considering homeownership, here’s what you should know.<p>Get prepared for the costs involved<p>Down payment<p>You likely need money up front for a …

30+ Modern Handmade Gift Ideas

About 7 years ago I made the switch to handmade gifts for those outside my immediate family. This was a decision made in part by budget…we were a …

Crafting

Our Picks From Chip & Joanna's Hearth & Hand Target Collab

(Image credit: Target)<p>If you've been anxiously awaiting more info on Chip and Joanna Gaines' collection with Target, today is your lucky day. We got …

Pottery

DIY Halloween Pumpkins With Painted Dashes

*This post was sponsored by Oriental TradingIt really is just <i>so</i> funny where DIY inspiration can come from sometimes…For example, while brainstorming …

DIY

This Rental Bathroom Floor Came From a Surprising Source

When bathroom floors are bad, they're usually really, really bad. As a renter, you can try to cover as much as possible with a rug or bath mat, but …

Home Depot

What Tax Breaks Can I Get as a First-Time Homebuyer?

In 2008, the U.S. housing market was already cratering as the Great Recession took hold. To try and stop the bleeding, Congress passed a series of …

Personal Finance

Before & After: Kitchen Cabinets Get a Bold, Happy New Color

Never underestimate the power of well placed chalk paint. Iuliana's kitchen was in need of a new look and a full-blown kitchen renovation wasn't …

Happiness

How To Turn Any Wall Into A Statement Wall

If you want to create an amazing mural like Nic and Andrew's (above), the instructions are, unfortunately, "Be an amazing artist," but we've rounded …

Digital Design

5 Simple Home Maintenance Skills Millennials Don't Know (but Totally Should)

It's tough to be a millennial in today's real estate market. Crippling student debt and sky-high real estate prices have made it more challenging …

Home Improvement

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Grout

You’ll be grouting like a pro in no time<p>So your tiles are installed in a perfect grid or chevron pattern. Now it’s time to finish up the job with an application of grout. While it’s certainly not the most luxurious material you’ll use in a renovation, grout plays a big role in the final look of …

These Are The Most Popular Gray Paints for Exteriors

From soft stone to dark graphite, these colors will transform your façade<p>When it comes to picking a new exterior paint color, you can’t go wrong with a classic neutral. But if you want to stand out (just a bit!) from block after block of white houses, consider giving your exterior a moody makeover …

Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using

Listen to my interview with Pooja Agarwal (transcript):<p>Sponsored by Raymond Geddes and Kids Discover<p><b>We’ve talked about retrieval practice two other</b> …

Organizational Upgrades to Make You Feel Like a New Person

Raise your hand if you're still using storage products that you've had since college... or at least, ones that <i>look</i> like they should be in a dorm …

Owe

Yes, Smartphones Are Destroying a Generation, But Not of Kids

Quickly, now: Go rip a smartphone out of the hands of the nearest teen. If you have a teen child of your own, you can start there—or if you have kids …

Three ways to raise your kids to solve problems like an entrepreneur

As every parent knows all too well, parenting doesn't come with a handbook. We all just do our best to find the line between protecting our kids and letting them learn from their own experiences. Unfortunately, many well-intentioned parents err too far on the side of caution when their children …

Why This Kids Book Is the Next Big Thing in Entrepreneurship

MSNBC host and children's author JJ Ramberg explains why it's important to teach children about business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I was a young girl, I was a consummate entrepreneur. I sold food (scary, if I you tasted my cooking), lemonade, clothing -- …

Entrepreneurship

The Home Depot Reveals Its 15 Hottest Outdoor Decor Pieces for Summer

Now that the sun is finally out, all we want to do is spend time soaking up its rays. And that means making our outdoor space as welcoming as possible. From cozy seating to stylish accent pieces, Home Depot specializes in everything we need to turn our yard into a Summer oasis — so we consulted …

Stylish Toy Storage That Won’t Detract From Your Decor

When you think about toy storage, what comes to mind? Bright primary colors and lots of plastic are usually the default, but if that's not your …

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18 Travel Accessories Every Budget Traveler Should Have

Being a budget traveler in of itself is an adventure (and sometimes having the right travel accessories can make the adventure that much easier!) …

Getting Your Student Loans on Track

When Hannah Jones graduated from Kalamazoo College in Michigan last June, she was confident about two immediate, major life goals: getting an awesome …

The Looming Extinction of Humankind, Explained

Fortunately, advanced technologies could give us a way out, if we let them.<p>For most people, driving with a seat belt tightly strapped around their bodies is a smart habit. Not only is racing down the highway without it illegal—"click it or ticket," as the slogan goes—but seat belts also "reduce …