Laura Smithson

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How to Deal With a Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …


10 Houseplants That Can Survive in Even the Darkest Corner

These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already crowded windowsill.<p>These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already crowded windowsill.


3 New Ideas To Help Universities Attract And Empower STEM Students

To empower the kind of graduates we need, colleges need to drastically rethink the shape of their learning environments.<p>Projections released by the U.S. Department of Education paint a bright future for jobs in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. As populations …

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …

Try This DIY Foot Reflexology Before Bed For The Best Sleep Ever

I'm in!<p>A good night’s sleep? Do you even remember what that feels like?<p>advertisement - learn more<p>When my partner and I agreed to move into a newly …

Build a DIY Wall Mail Sorter

In an effort to somehow organize the massive amounts of mail that gets delivered each day, and eliminate the piles that used to sit on our kitchen …


The 50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America

We've rounded up the cutest village in every single state.<p>We've rounded up the cutest village in every single state.

19 DIYS to Make Your House Smell Amazing

Who doesn’t love coming home to a nice-smelling space? A good home fragrance acts like an accessory and adds character, making your space feel extra homey. However, constantly buying candles and air fresheners can start getting expensive, and lots of them are actually polluting your home with …


The 12 Steps to Happiness That You Create (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know what makes me happy? Learning.<p>I love understanding how the universe works, what makes people do the things they do, and figuring out how to improve myself. It gives me deep satisfaction. That's why I felt quite pleased with the …


Composting 101

Compost is created in forests, fields, and plains around the world. It is the result of organic matter (plant parts and food scraps) decomposing with the aid of water, oxygen, invertebrate organisms (worms, slugs, sow bugs), and beneficial microorganisms (fungi and bacteria). Crumbly, dark brown …

The 7 Ways of Thinking That Make Us More Anxious

Those of us who suffer from anxiety problems know it doesn’t always take very much to trigger our anxiety. We can go from zero to a hundred in …


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16 Awesome and Easy DIY Wall Decorating Ideas

Art can be used to express things such as emotions or messages you want to convey through it. But sometimes, it is just something that we want to use …


59 amazing things you can do with baking soda

We write a lot about miracle products, from coconut oil to Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps.<p>But baking soda is the original when it comes to miracle …


7 DIY Natural Homemade Remedies for Dogs

DIY All-Purpose Oil for Pets<p>DIY Pet Shampoo<p>Mini Meat Loaves for Dogs<p>How to Remove Pet Urine Odors<p>Peanut Butter Doggie Cookies<p>Slow Cooker Doggie Stew …

31 Inexpensive Ways To Make The Kitchen Your Happy Place

And not just because that's where the food is.

23 Super Easy Fixes Everyone Should Know

And how to fix them!

Weekend Project Alert: 20 DIY Terrariums to Inspire You

Need a low-maintenance gardening project? Look no further. We’ve got simple terrariums here for every occasion. Whether you need to make a wedding centerpiece, something cute for your desk at work or an awesome DIY kit for a last-minute birthday present, this list has tons of ideas. From botanical …


10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …


19 Genius Ways To Organize Your Garage

5. Create this clever organization unit with upcycled plastic jars.<p>Chez Larsson<p>Advertisement<p>6. Use pre-divided storage containers to store small …

Data Scientist Computes the Best American Road-Trip Route

Randal Olson is a computer science graduate at Michigan State University. He’s the head moderator for the subReddit r/dataisbeautiful, which focuses …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …


How to Prepare Your Career Before Having a Baby

Having a baby is a huge life change that is exciting, but can really impact your work life. You'll need to consider everything from when to tell your …