Michelle Farris

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21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

As Downtown L.A. Grows, So Does Urgency To Fix Skid Row

In Los Angeles, more than a thousand people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall.<p>This is Skid Row, and compared to the affluent downtown areas that practically surround it, the area is like a different planet. Fifty blocks of sidewalk are jammed with …

How Parks Gentrify Neighborhoods, And How To Stop It

A new approach–“just green enough”–tries to balance sustainability and equity.<p>On the three Es of sustainability–ecology, economy, and equity–the High Line in New York passes the first two with flying colors. The elevated-railroad-turned-park has brought a fresh mix of plants, flowers, birds, and …

Heroes Among Us: Mike and Jessica Kovac Serve Meals to the Homeless – Under a Bridge!

Eight years ago, high school sweethearts Mike and Jessica Kovac were on the verge of divorcing after 17 years of financial hardship, medical problems …

Track Down

Trey Songz: Trigga

Trey Songz's sixth LP skates on the edges of modern hip-hop while remaining true to his R&B Lothario roots. With delivery as cool as "Cruisin' "-era …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

A savage journey to the heart of the American dream<p>We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I …

Hung Up

Mom's Facebook Campaign for Lonely Son Nets Boy a Million New Friends

Grade school can be a lonely place. Just ask 10-year-old Colin.<p>According to his mother, Jennifer, Colin has a sensory processing disorder similar to …

Loneliness

People Pets

Looking for a special way to celebrate birthdays with your pet? Let them eat cake – courtesy of Rachael Ray!<p>The celeb chef created a scrumptious bacon and beef birthday cake for dog Isaboo’s 9th birthday last week, and here’s your chance to do the same for your favorite pups.<p>In addition to being …

Pets

Cannabis Cuisine Takes Colorado with Gourmet Munchies, THC Soda, Food–Pot Pairings

With marijuana now legal in Colorado, the cannabis-cuisine industry is creating gourmet munchies, THC-spiked sodas, and food-pot pairings<p>With marijuana now legal in Colorado, the food industry is creating gourmet munchies, THC-spiked sodas, and food–pot pairings. Welcome to the new cannabis cuisine!

Cannabis

How to Make Granola Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: You don't need a recipe to make a homemade granola that puts the boxed ones in your cupboard to shame.</i> …

Cinnamon Buns From Scratch

It all started with a Facebook post from a friend sharing the Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Buns recipe. (Yes, Laurie, it's all your fault!) I've wanted to make cinnamon buns for ages, but now I was downright obsessed. I studied the Pioneer Woman's recipe and it looked yummy, but it made seven pans of …

Big Cannabis: will legal weed grow to be America's next corporate titan?

The people who made a hippie dream come true do not look the part.<p>Instead of tie-dye T-shirts, the campaigners who masterminded the legalisation of recreational marijuana in Colorado wore dark suits and ties to celebrate the world's first legal retail pot sales. Instead of talking about the …

2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 to start at $75,000

Chevrolet has announced that it will charge a whopping $75,000 for its upcoming 2014 Camaro Z/28 when it goes on sale this spring. That sticker price includes a $995 destination charge, as well as a still-unspecified gas-guzzler tax.<p>Essentially a racecar for the road, Chevy undoubtedly will justify …

Fired for legally smoking pot: The coming Colorado crackdown

<b>Brandon Coats, right, with his attorney, Michael Evans, left. (AP/Ed Andrieski)</b><p>Even if your state starts letting you smoke pot, your boss might not. Here’s what happened to Brandon Coats<p>Josh Eidelson<p>January 3, 2014 1:30pm (UTC)<p>On New Year’s Day, Colorado became the first state in which it’s legal …

The Safe, Doctor-Recommended Cleanse You Should Actually Try

With a dizzying array of detox options on the market (juices! powders! elixirs!), Joseph Hooper unearths the one cleanse that's really worth it<p>In writing The Detox Prescription (Rodale), Woodson Merrell, MD, has assumed the role of the sheriff who wants to run magical thinking and hucksters out of …

The lie that won’t die: “We don’t know enough about marijuana!”

Drug warriors insist we still don’t know enough about its possible therapeutic properties. It’s simply not true<p>Speaking recently with the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, UCLA professor and former Washington state "pot czar" Mark Kleiman implied that we as a society are largely ignorant when it comes to the …

A Real Guardian Angel: Meet the Mother Who Granted Christmas Wishes from Beyond the Grave

It’s enough to turn your Christmas into a big old weep-fest: An Iowa woman who died of cancer in 2011 just surprised her family with gifts from …

Disney World

Over It: 5 Strange But Effective Ways To Breeze Through Your Breakup

Illustrated By Ly Ngo.<p>Beware those weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's when breakups skyrocket. As we're reaching the tail end of this …

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Oatmeal: Your Healthiest Breakfast Yet

Boost Your oatmeal with these recipes<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Oatmeal's health-food reputation is so solid, you might not think to check the label. But some brands cram in artificial ingredients and sweeteners that displace the heart-smart, waistline-trimming benefits. Luckily, there's an easy …

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Todd Huffman<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out …

Beginners Guide to Eating Clean

Even if you’re brand new to fitness and working out, you’ve probably seen or heard someone talking about eating clean, and secretly (or not so …

Nutrition

29 Ways To Eat More Veggies For Breakfast

You should eat about 3 cups of vegetables every day. Better start early!

Breakfast

Charleston, South Carolina Is Officially The Best City In The World

Which is the greatest city in the world? Is it Paris? Tokyo? A teeny little town on the Italian coast?<p>Nope, it's none other than Charleston, South Carolina, where the grits are spicy, the weather is warm, and the people are oh-so charming. This city -- which has been voted best in the U.S. numerous …

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

He's nearly 80 and his Family is smaller, but darkness still surrounds America's most notorious criminal<p>In California's San Joaquin Valley, about …