Jessica

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Save Your Apple Peels and Cores—For Tea

There are a number of time-consuming kitchen tasks that are not fun (or at least <i>I</i> do not think they are fun)—washing dishes, cleaning gritty greens, planning meals.<p>Peeling apples, on the other hand, is time-consuming yet enjoyable. It's meditative, almost.<p>I like taking each apple and slowing …

Power Tools

How to Hunt a Mature Buck Near His Bedding Area

For bowhunters who have set their sights on a mature buck, October can be a time of great exhilaration or utter frustration. It’s now that the …

Short story vending machine promises old-school distractions

In the French city of Grenoble, there are unusual vending machines that don't dispense soda or snacks -- they print out short stories that look like paper receipts instead. These machines were built by a publishing company called Short Édition, which placed eight of them in public locations (such …

City Halls

50 Free Apps To Make You An Incredibly Productive Person

Communicate with ease, tame your schedule, and get things done with these great tools.<p>You’re running a million miles an hour, trying to hold down a tight schedule full of tight deadlines on a tight ship. From messages to meetings to managing meddlesome minutiae, these 50 apps can help you work …

6 Simple Soups Perfect for Autumn

The fall days are getting shorter and cooler. Warm up with these simple and delicious soups, all ready in 50 minutes -- or less!<p>The fall days are getting shorter and cooler. Warm up with these simple and delicious soups, all ready in 50 minutes -- or less!<p><b>1. Indian Spiced Red Lentil & Chicken …

Recipes

10 Strategies to Improve Your Morning Routine

Instead of sipping coffee in your PJs, try making a practice of getting dressed first thing. Whether or not you have kids, if you leave your own getting ready to the last minute, mornings will always feel crunched for time.<p><i>By Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>With the first weeks of school underway, …

San Francisco

Full Flight Technology - Archery’s Coolest New Smartphone Tech Now Available on Google Play!

Archery’s Coolest New Smartphone Tech Now Available on Google Play!<p>UNO Archery App Delivers Precision Sight Marks<p>Full Flight Technology creator of …

This 2-Year Old Girl Is a Master Archer

(Photo: AFP)<p>Dolly Shivani Cherukuri recently broke a national archery record in India. At the age of 2, she became the youngest person in the country …

Intro to Archery: Does blaze pink make a difference?

I decided to learn how to hunt as an adult. I didn’t grow up in a hunting or shooting family and for the most part stayed on the peripheral of my …

Archery

Crossbows vs. Compounds: An Apples to Apples Comparison - Petersen's Bowhunting

When comparing the ballistic performance of compound bows and crossbows, you can help keep the two types of weapons on equal footing and ensure an …

Hunting

Fit to Kill: 3 Exercises for Bowhunters

Sure, we all have the best of summer intentions: Practice every day. Cart our bow and arrows to the beach house. Find a range near the lake. We have …

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

Cleaning

21 Ways You Can Use Super-Cheap Thrift Store Items To Make Your Home Look Great

It's <b>National Thrift Store Day</b>! (No really, that's a thing.)<p>In celebration of all things cheap and crafty, you should try some of these super-cheap …

The Bullet Journal Productivity Method Empowers Your Paper Notebook

If pen and paper are your favorite tools, or at least are the ones you’re most comfortable using to stay organized, the Bullet Journal is a …

My 2014 DIY Planner / Bullet Journal

<b>Back in November,</b> I wrote about how I was contemplating making drastic changes to my DIY planner for 2014. This was inspired partly by my discovery …

100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises

by Joe BuntingWant to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing …

10 Best Fruit Cutting Hacks Because Life Is Hard

Enjoy the fruits of your labor.<p>We owe a lot to many of our ancestors, but whoever discovered how to cut a watermelon and bag it in thirty seconds was a real pioneer.<p>We don't know why the best-tasting, most nutritious fruits have to be the hardest to get into, but we no longer have the right to …

10 minute writing workouts to improve your creativity, clarity, and storytelling skills

Although some people try to find the science in it, writing is really an art. Which means it's hard to study precisely, and it's hard for us to know …

6 Simple Ways to Update a Kid's Bedroom

Updating your child's bedroom with a few special touches doesn't have to require heading to the store. All you need is a little creativity and some craft supplies you likely already have on hand. These 6 kids' bedroom ideas are not only inexpensive, but also easy enough for your child to make along …

14 Foods you shouldn't buy - make your own!

Want to cut your weekly shopping bill in half and eat healthier too? There are some foods you just shouldn't bother buying at the supermarket. You …

Summer Activities for Kids

Easy ways to keep little ones entertained all summer long.<p>Little artists can brighten up cards, envelopes, bags, and tags with graphic fruit-and-vegetable motifs simply by repurposing a few corks as stamps. Just add ink and a little imagination for custom party invitations, stationery, gift tags, …

This is what happens to your body when you drink Coca Cola

A new infographic reveals exactly what happens when fizzy drinks enter your system<p>We all know fizzy drinks like Coca Cola are loaded with sugar, but do you really know what happens to your body when you glug a can of the sweet stuff?<p>An infographic which reveals the disturbing effect Coke has within …

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

Writing: Overused Words + Dangling Modifiers

I’ve been up to my elbows in pre-edits. Yes, I found a publisher to work on a mystery with me. Yay!<p>When an author goes through their manuscript one …

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

15 Things Happy People Avoid At All Costs

Some people would rather be miserable.<p>Sure, if they had more time or money to do the things they enjoy <i>then</i> they’d be happy.<p>But that’s never gonna …