Kristina Lopez

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The Top 25 Smartest Dog Breeds

Did your pup make the list?<p>While all dogs make for best friends, some are, um, more lovably clueless than others. But when it comes to working intelligence (i.e. following commands), certain types stand out from the pack. After surveying almost 200 dog-obedience judges, psychologist Stanley Coren …

10 amazing flooring materials that imitate real wood

Real wood flooring is wonderful but can be exceptionally expensive, which is why interior designers are seeing a huge rise in demand for imitation …

Autumn In The City Park In Macedonia

I photograph 1 day autumn in the city park in Skopje – Macedonia

12 high-paying jobs college students can do in their spare time

The key to finding a part-time job for a busy college student is to look for high-quality positions with a flexible schedule that are from a trustworthy source, says Brie Reynolds, a senior career specialist at FlexJobs.<p>"There are a lot of scams in work-from-home jobs, so college students should be …

Employment

Ultimate Summer Cake Bucket List

It's never too hot to eat cake. Bake your way through the season with these 11 summer favorites.<p>If I had may way, I would always have a cake stashed …

Freelancing and working full time? 3 ways to optimize your time

Fitting a freelance career around a full-time job is challenging, but when you’re just starting out it’s also your safest financial bet. Because your …

Freelancing

30 High-Impact Ways to Level Up Your Writing

<i>This is a guest contribution from freelance blogger and email copywriter Hassan Ud-deen.</i><p>Ever feel like your writing could be better?<p>If you’re a …

Creative Writing

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

How to Craft a Page-Turning Plot

Photo by Camera Eye Photography.Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a hard core plotter. I have outlines and spreadsheets. I cover tabletops with …

Writing

Writers' Rituals and Why They Work | Robin Storey

<b>We writers are a weird bunch</b>…<p>For a start, anyone who spends a lot of their time hanging out with imaginary people has to be just a wee bit crazy. And …

6 Monsters Killing Your Writing Ability

When was the last time you sat down to write, and all you could generate was the flashing cursor on your screen? Has it ever happened to you? Recently, I was writing a post for my site and encountered a severe case of "what am I supposed to write next?" I identified these six monsters and took …

Terry Curtis Fox: A New Direction For The Department Of Dramatic Writing At NYU

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Terry Curtis Fox, an Arts Professor and Chair of the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing (DDW) in the Tisch School of the Arts. His play "Cops" was originally produced by the Organic Theatre in Chicago. Subsequent plays have been produced at Playwrights …

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Expressive Portraits Of Small, Cute Puppies Caught In Mid-Lick

<b>Photographer</b> Ty Foster, who’s captured expressive portraits of dogs wearing the ‘cone of shame’, as well as dogs caught in mid-lick, returns with his …

Stuff All Your Sweaty Clothes Into a Bag That Fits on Your Key Chain

Matador Droplet Wet Bag<p>Workout clothes claim they’re moisture wicking and made from super breathable fabric. But anytime we work out, they feel more …

Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Chicken and Roasted Peppers

1. Position a rack about 6-inches from broiler and heat to high. Bring a medium-large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook, stirring …

Recipes

15 Dog Breeds That Need The Most Exercise

Different breeds were all designed to do different things. All dogs have a breed-designated “job.” Some were meant for herding, others to work, some …

Oreo Cheesecake

<i>This is THE BEST Oreo cheesecake you’ll ever make! A perfectly smooth and creamy cheesecake loaded with chunks of Oreo cookies.</i>Let’s talk …

Dessert

The 15 best books to read on your commute

Our friends at Amazon put together a list of the best books for your commute. Whether they're divided into small chapters, filled with tips to get you ahead at work, or just feature a train prominently, these 15 books are perfect for reading on the way to and from the office.<p>We've included blurbs …

Books