Jaclyn Ann Mahon

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How to be resilient: 8 steps to success when life gets hard

<i>“Stick with it!”</i><p><i>“Be resilient!”</i><p><i>“Never give up!”</i><p>I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence and grit. What I don’t see is a lot of legitimate …

Self-help

This Flight Attendant’s ‘Sexy’ Safety Demonstration Will Have You Laughing Out Loud

Putting the “fun” in fundamental safety procedures.<p>As important as they are, most in-flight safety demonstrations are relatively mundane exercises in …

How to Peel a Banana

We got a lesson in how to peel a banana in the recent video on Victorian Banana Candy. But there are other methods you can try, as published in the</i> …

F*ck That- An Honest Meditation For Today's World

The more hippie dippie meditation courses always feature lots of appropriated Asian philosophy, imagery and music, which doesn't really speak to the …

In August 2017, America Will See Its First Total Solar Eclipse Since 1979

Start making travel plans, because you're not going to want to miss this one.<p>It's already being called the Great American Eclipse, and it's coming on August 21, 2017. For the first time in 38 years, the shadow of a total solar eclipse will cross the lower 48 of the United States.<p>If you have seen a …

Solar Eclipse

Is British Fast Fashion Too Fast?

ASOS stocks 85,000 styles on its site. Boohoo turns around collections in two weeks flat. And competitors are freaking out.<p>Manchester’s city center juxtaposes Britain old and new. Wide, freshly paved roads rest on the same grid as narrow, windy streets that crisscross through town. Grand neo-gothic …

Mobile Me: A Landscape Design App That Gets Personal

The problem with many landscape design apps is they really are not interested in <i>your</i> garden. Instead, they expect outdoor spaces to conform to their …

Apps

German police alerted to armed mob, find asparagus pickers

Police in rural northeastern Germany rushed out to track down a reported mob of up to 15 people armed with knives and sticks. Instead, they found a group of asparagus harvesters.<p>Police in the town of Ludwigslust said a man called their emergency number Saturday to report having seen "10 to 15 …

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The Shy Girl's Guide to Networking

Like it or not, there are a number of rites of passage which we all have to go through in our lives. My current situation seems to be punctuated largely by networking boo-boos. Let me set the scene for you: It is late afternoon somewhere in the U.K. The day is hot, the people are tired, the drinks …

10 Proven Ways to Be Exceptionally Likeable

Richard Branson, arguably one of the most likable entrepreneurs in the world, views his likability as one of his competitive advantages.<p>Research backs this up. Likable people are more effective leaders, build deeper relationships, and have better reputations.<p>The good news is that likability is a …

The RaiseForWomen Challenge: Investing in Women Who Change the World

<i>UPDATE: The RaiseForWomen Challenge begins today and runs until 5:00 p.m. ET on June 6th. We've selected more than 75 women-focused charities from a pool of nearly 250 applicants, from 150 cities and 38 states. We encourage you to spread the word using the hashtag #RaiseForWomen, read the blogs</i> …

Sheryl Sandberg On Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are excited to count down 18 great ideas of 2011, featuring the full TEDTalk with original blog posts that we think will shape 2012. Watch, engage and share these groundbreaking ideas as they are unveiled one-by-one, including …

10 Reasons to Bring the Outdoors In

Have you ever stepped out of the car (after a traffic-dodging drive from the city) into fresh mountain air, drawn in a deep breath, and felt …

Spices

A Miracle Treatment to Make Your Feet Feel Like They Checked Into a Spa

Whether you’ve been pounding the city pavement to chase after cherry blossoms or crouching in the garden to harvest your garlic scapes, your feet …

Natural Beauty

DIY: Small Space Vegetable Garden

After two years of living in a New York City apartment where the only outdoor space is a fire escape that I've been told not to use unless actually …

Gardening

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The Cult of the Courtyard: 10 Backyard Ideas for Small Spaces<p>by Meredith Swinehart<p>Landscape Revival: A Secluded, Historic 1920s Estate in Santa …

Landscaping

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This Philadelphia Castle Loves All Decor Trends Equally

Contemporary? Traditional? Quirky? It's all of the above.<p>If you came across a castle — even one in suburban Philadelphia, like this stunning $19.5 million estate — you'd probably make some snap judgements about its interior design. Impressive stonework, heavy drapery, and ornate molding are typical …

Interior Design

15 Styling Tricks That Make A Small Living Room Seem Bigger Than It Is

Not an overstatement.<p>If your living room is cramped and cluttered, the last thing you'll want to do is hang out there. That is, unless you trick your eye into thinking your room is bigger than it appears. It's not magic; it's just smart styling. Get ready to Pin all these tips.

Home Decorating

Pro Tips for Decorating With Kids in Mind

Proof that you can have kids and a nice house.<p>Designer Krista Ewart set out to style her California house with her kids in mind, but also create a charming space that her whole family could love. Bright colors, fun prints, and chic vintage furniture make every room stand out. Here, Ewart shares her …

17 Space-Saving Design Ideas for Small Bedrooms

They have so much more potential than you think.<p>Cramped quarters can feel claustrophobic, but a little strategic styling — and creative organization — will make your small space feel pretty close to palatial. (Okay, maybe not palatial per se, but roomy enough to be your oasis at the end of a long …

Home Decorating

11 Stylish Solutions for an Empty Corner

Storage Ideas

6 Things Every Reading Nook Needs

The coziest spot in your home isn't complete without these.<p><b>1. Some privacy</b><p>How can you squirrel away with your favorite page-turner if the kids won't stop bothering you? Keep your reading nook separate from the rest of the house by installing a curtain — like in this relaxing red Houston space — or …

Interior Design

Cast-Iron Skillet Blueberry Cobbler

Fresh blueberries get the skillet treatment<p>Southern cooks like <b>Virginia Willis</b> fight a great battle in a world that tends to define our region’s cuisine as mac and cheese, biscuits, and fried chicken. Throughout her career, the Georgia-bred chef and cooking instructor has argued that succotash, …

Recipes

Small-Town Escapes

Ten sweet and soulful Southern hideaways<p>Less than ninety minutes from a major metro area, but a world away, these ten towns—long on creativity, charm, and old-fashioned hospitality—make for an easy weekend away or an ideal place to put down roots.<p>Bonus ImagesClick to see photos from this story.<p><b>1.</b> …