Kayla Schroetlin

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Story plots: 7 tips to be more original

Clichéd story plots weaken an otherwise good story, a story where characters and settings are vivid. To tell a story that feels original and …

Creative Writing

Clark Howard

Clark’s Travel Booking<br>& Planning Guide Submit Your Travel Photos<br>and See Latest Gallery<p><b>Never Miss a Deal!</b> Follow Clark Smart Travel pages for the …

16 beautiful bookstores that will bind your love for reading

Sure, you can order anything you want from Amazon in two days (or less). You can start a new book with a simple click. But there are some things you …

Books

Super Functional Open Book Chair For Readers

There are so many variations connected with a reader’s nook that are functional, stylish and refined but this chair is so minimalist, simple and …

7 Best Ways to Travel with Your Coffee

1 of 7<p>Klean Kanteen Vacuum-Sealed Bottle<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Zoku Iced Coffee Maker<p>3 of 7<p>Aviator Leather Travel Mug<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>KeepCup Glass to …

Coffee

Why College Isn't (And Shouldn't Have to Be) For Everyone

I know a high school senior who's so worried about whether she'll be accepted at the college of her choice she can't sleep.<p>The parent of another senior tells me he stands at the mailbox for an hour every day waiting for a hoped-for acceptance letter to arrive.<p>Parents are also uptight. I've heard of …

College & University

A Guy Is Trolling His Local Bookstore With Fake Self-Help Books And They're Hilarious

Yep. Jeff Wysaski is at it again.

Top Ten Tips and Tricks for Terrific Tea

Tea is only second to water when it comes to beverage popularity—so popular that it's consumed as much as coffee, soft drinks, and alcohol <i>combined</i>. …

Tea

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Breakfast

Best Summer Trips 2014

Travel Photography

12 Awesome Things You Didn't Know You Could Get at the Library

Did you know there are more public libraries in the U.S. than there are McDonald's locations? At last count, over 16,766. And what's more, the …

24 Place Names You’ve Probably Been Mispronouncing Your Whole Life

When travelling, a great faux-pas to avoid if you want to get in good with the locals is mispronouncing the name of the place you’re in. Luckily, …

La Jolla

100 Random Facts About The English Language

This month, words and trivia Twitter account @HaggardHawks turns one year old. Since December 2013, we've been tweeting obscure words, surprising etymologies and bizarre linguistic facts every day, covering everything from <i>abature</i> (that's the trail of trampled grass an animal leaves behind it) and</i> …

Language

The 11 Best Natural Cures for a Sore Throat

Sore, scratchy throats can be the worst. It starts with that slight irritation, and before you know it, you’re cringing with every painful swallow. …

How to Waste as Little Produce as Possible

Here are few main guidelines Stone says you should also keep in mind:<p><b>Sugar.</b> "The sweeter the fruit or vegetable is, the shorter its lifespan."<p><b>Storage.</b> While some of your produce require some nifty tricks to keep them delicious (it's best to keep mushrooms in a paper bag, for exacmple, and asparagus …

18 Signs You Definitely Grew Up Latina in Florida

You have a soft spot for guys in guayabera shirts.<p><b>1. You're an expert at calculating humidity levels.</b>
 If anyone needs help deciding whether to wrap her hair before she goes outside after getting it straightened, you're the person to ask.<p><b>2. All your first dates took place at the mall. 
</b>With <i>mamí</i> …

Live like a local in Seattle

To spend time living like a local in Seattle, it helps to first don a little camouflage and subtly assume the mannerisms of a typical Seattleite. Try slipping on a fleece-lined jacket, shrugging your shoulders at the drizzly rain, power-walking while balancing a 12oz low-fat latte, and developing – …

Barcelona

Forty strange facts about the English language

English is awesome and weird and full of words and rules that make absolutely no sense. And that’s why we love it.<p>No one loves it more than Paul …