Jacqueline Atkins

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4 Ways to Eco-Consciously Declutter Your Home

The secret to joy? Getting rid of your stuff. So promises Marie Kondo in her latest best-seller, <i>Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of</i> …

13 IKEA Planter Hacks for the Ultimate Outdoor Patio Garden

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How to Boost Your Creativity

How can you foster your own creativity? Studies suggest that there are a myriad of ways you can tap into that inventive, innovative side of yourself. Try a few of these activities and see where they lead:<p><i>By John Swartzberg, M.D.</i><p>Do you sometimes feel like you're surrounded by creative …

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I Re-Watched 'The Cosby Show' And It Was Brutal

Nothing has changed about the show. But everything has changed.<p>I watched "The Cosby Show" for the first time in a year over the holiday weekend. Last fall, I'd unofficially sworn off the series that had raised me after the numerous allegations of rape and sexual assault against Bill Cosby …

Natalie Cole: 10 Essential Songs

“This Will Be” (1975)<p>Cole's debut single is sunny and sassy, with bright horns and a joyous vocal performance that helped turn it into a rom-com …

Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

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12 stunning snowflake photos you won’t believe were taken by an amateur photographer

No, these designs aren’t the latest in 3D printing technology; they are photographs of snowflakes taken by self-taught Moscow photographer, Alexey …

15 Thanksgiving Appetizers and Snacks for Maximum Overeating

When I was growing up, Thanksgiving was always a marathon day of food. Sure, dinner was an elaborate affair, but we actually started eating hours before sitting down at the table, and the appetizers were as important as the turkey and mashed potatoes. We blamed the snacking on the fact that dinner …

How Handwriting Sharpens Your Mind

These diversions are relatively simple to implement in everyday life; allowing the mind to wander a bit, or rest on a repetitive task-at-hand, only require minutes of our day. Perhaps the greatest thing about handwriting is that the very act of doing it forces you to focus on what's important. It …

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8 Tips for Penning a Thank-You Note That Will Be Treasured

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever someone does something nice for you, it’s always a good idea to show your appreciation. However, if you want to stand out from the crowd, don’t send a text or email. Send a handwritten note instead.<p>With the proliferation of …

Daniel Řeřicha's Fine Art Black and White Landscapes

<i>All images by Daniel Řeřicha. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Daniel Řeřicha was born in 1972 in Krupka, Czech Republic and has been living there …

Learning the lost art of cursive writing

With a pencil still in hand, eight-year-old Mitchell Cait-Goldenthal takes a break from the handwriting exercise he’s working on to explain why it’s important to have good penmanship.<p>“When you’re older, if your writing is sloppy for something really important – like if you’re playing Major League …

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How To Create a Photo Book in Lightroom and Send it to Print

Capturing a collection of photographs and assembling them into a physical photo book can sometimes seem like more trouble than it is worth. Different …

Lightroom

People Just Found Out How Bad Smartphones Are at Photographing the Moon

Most people use their smartphones as their go-to snapshot camera these days, and the impressive image quality of the latest models is great for …

11 DIY Beauty Remedies Your Abuela Always Talked About That Actually Work

Every abuela has one: that wild concoction she whips up from ingredients in her kitchen and swears by every time you have a pimple, dry skin, unruly hair — you name it. As kids, most of us rolled our eyes and went along with it, but we've done a little digging, and it turns out maybe Grandma wasn't …

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11 Must-Know Style Rules for the Minimalist

If you subscribe to the minimalist philosophy of dressing, then you know there's more to it than a stripped-down uniform of clean, monochromatic …

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Tutorial: Lettering with Watercolors

Learn calligraphy online at istilllovecalligraphy.com. You’ll learn the basics of pointed pen, flourishing, addressing envelopes and developing your …

9 Things Professional Organizers Do Every Day

There's a reason they never lose their keys.<p>We're not sure if organizing pros are born or made, but good news: Tova Weinstock (aka "Tidy Tova") bets on the latter. The professional organizer says that anyone can make a few tiny changes to their everyday routine to get (and keep) their house in …

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Donna Karan in Her Own Words: An Exclusive Excerpt From Her Upcoming Memoir

Donna Karan<p><i>In her upcoming memoir, design icon Donna Karan reflects on her early days in fashion, creating her groundbreaking label—and embarking on her latest chapter.</i><p>Finding Her Fit in Fashion<p><i>A young Donna is hired by Anne Klein—and winds up in the top job.</i><p>The first thing I learned when I took …

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35 Killer Ways to Use Your Empty Vertical Space

You probably don't even realize how much untapped vertical space you've got in your home and garden. All of that space can be used to add more storage, style or sophistication to your home! It's time to take on those unused walls and corners, with some amazing DIY ideas.<p>You probably don't even …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

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Using OneNote to Create a Genealogy Toolbox

Today during the DearMyrtle "Mondays With Myrt" we got to talking about Toolboxes. I wanted to share a photo of the toolbox I made in OneNote and had …

How to make the best-ever sangria

What makes sangria the most loved drink of the summer? Is it the wine? The brandy? Or the stirring with love?<p>Is there a more summery drink than sangria? The answer is no. (Back off, mojito). When it comes to seasonal sipping, sangria fits the bill for the fairest season of them all. Simply put, …

How to Start Writing a Book

It's rare to meet a person who hasn't thought at some stage in their life, "I want to write a book." Whether its memoir, fiction, a children's picture book, creative non-fiction, historical or erotica, most of us believe we have a story inside us that is literally aching to be told.<p>But of all the …

16 Amazing Plastic Bottle Reuse For Home & Garden • Recyclart

Twine-Wrapped Terracotta Pot

with just a roll of twine and a glue gun, transform your ordinary garden into an Anthropologie ad. #twinening<p>66<p>341

Watercolor and Oil Paintings

Shares 0<p>Create beautiful marbled oil and watercolor paintings! This is a fun activity for crafters of all ages.<p>Shares 0<p>Get the instructions for ––> …