Matthew Carbajal

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DIY Furniture For a Beautiful Foyer

Foyers are one space in a home that are easily overlooked, even though they are the first thing you see as you come home. Once you’ve decorated the …

An Old Design Trick That All 20-Somethings Should Try

Feng Shui — a traditional Chinese home decor philosophy — may not be the sexiest topic. (Which is unfair, really, considering that when practiced …

9 Affordable Updates to Make Your Rental Look Expensive

After countless showings (and many Craigslist rental inquiries), you've finally found your dream apartment. It's in the perfect location with a …

GROUND ZERO: 6 Books Every Entrepreneur, Creative and Hustler Should Read

If you want to start a business, there’s simply no excuse to be clueless anymore. Imagine the fact that a world class expert can work for 30 years to …

Self-improvement

Don’t Quit Your Day Job: 5 Secrets to Running a Business in Your Spare Time

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, but not quite ready to give up your day job, you might be thinking about a side hustle — a business you can run …

An Entrepreneur Learned The Importance Of Making Time To Manage Time

As his life grew more complicated, Marcus Whitney realized he needed to schedule large blocks of time just to manage his calendar.<p>When Marcus Whitney took the plunge into entrepreneurship, he realized he needed to start managing his time differently. The year was 2008, and Whitney, then 32, already …

10 Things Pro Organizers Always Do Before They Go to Bed

Trust us, you'll rest better if you cross 'em off of your list too.<p>We already know what professional organizers do every morning. But there's something about the chores they force themselves to finish after a grueling day, and before curling up in bed, that makes us think they're some of the most …

Living Rooms

Make a Killer First Impression by Designing Your Own Brand Logo

If you were a logo, what would you look like? May sound like a silly question, but if you’re on the entrepreneurial path, it’s an important one. When you get right down to it, a good logo is what’s going to draw someone into your brand, whether it’s clicking your brand page, wearing your printed …

Graphic Design

In Order To Achieve Lasting Success: 10 Tips To Become An Attractive Person

Japan's Deadliest Attack in Decades

Nineteen people were killed and 25 more wounded in a knife attack Tuesday outside the Japanese capital in Sagamihara.<p><b>NEWS BRIEF</b> At 2:10 a.m. Tuesday morning, 26-year-old Satoshi Uematsu broke through a window of a facility for the disabled in Sagamihara, Japan, and went on a stabbing rampage that …

Extremism

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A Writer's Cheatsheet to Plot and Structure

Plot and structure are like gravity. You can work with them or you can fight against them, but either way they’re as real as a the keyboard at your …

Creative Writing

36 Writing Tips to Put Your Butt in the Chair

I have days when I find it entirely too difficult to get in to my writing groove. On those days I’m uninspired, unmotivated and well, bleh! Maybe you …

Creative Writing

How to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon

This is where a book’s category ranking is shown.<p>Step 10: Choose Categories<p>The more specific the niche your category falls into, the more likely it …

Writing

Hands-on with the Scrivener writing app for iOS

In the mid-2000s, some reporters I know started using a piece of desktop software called Scrivener to organize their notes and drafts for longer work projects, particularly narrative journalism that involved scenes interspersed with explanatory passages. Of course, things like Microsoft Word can …

Writing and Writers on Flipboard

By M A Haridy | Books, Writers, and Writing.<p>The Hack’s Guide to Writing Serial Fiction<p><i>Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects …

Compact Mid-Century Modern Apartment With Vintage Highlights

mid-century modern living room decor in soothing earthy colors<p>This compact New York City apartment is chock-full of vintage highlights and it was …

Interior Design

Inside the Home of the Interior Design Firm Atelier AM

Atelier AM (run by couple Michael and Alexandra Misczynski) has won clients like Tom Cruise and Brad Grey by blending minimalistic architecture and classic antiques—an approach richly on display in their own Manhattan loft<p>ASSEMBLING TALENT is a daily preoccupation for Brad Grey, chairman and CEO of …

Architecture

Douglas Varey builds vintage electric go-karts with über sustainable materials

Seattle-based designer Douglas Varey builds vintage-inspired go-karts using re-purposed materials, electric motors and good old frugal ingenuity. His …

Best Furniture For a Shabby Chic Living Room

Shabby Chic can easily invoke images of walls covered in floral wallpaper and pillows covered in lace and bookshelves covered in teacups. But you’ll …

Essential Oils & How To Use Them

Essential oils and plant extracts have become increasingly popular in recent years, but health practitioners have been using essential oils for …

5 Things Startups Must Know About Logo Design

A logo establishes some semblance of professionalism. While your startup may be working out of your mom's basement, a logo shows customers that you're an actual business.<p>As an entrepreneur, there's always a defining moment where an idea becomes more than an idea. You know, that moment when you say …

Medical marijuana has potential as Alzheimer's treatment, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease. Furthermore, the researchers discovered it blocks inflammation, which damages …

What Happened When I Got Rid Of Everything In My House That Doesn’t Spark Joy

Do socks really “spark joy?” This writer went through (nearly) every item in her house with some surprising results.<p>I hate clutter. Growing up, my favorite book (and the only one I kept from my childhood) was <i>The Boxcar Children</i>, a story of four orphans who live in an abandoned train car with few …

Plant-Based Diet: The World’s Healthiest Diet for Weight Loss

A <b>plant-based diet</b> is a diet of every animal (as well as humans) based on nutrients derived from plants, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, and …

The Basics of Your Author Platform

"You must have an author platform!" Everyone keeps saying this, but what does that mean? And how do you go about it?<p>Basically, your author platform consists of a home where people can find out about you and your books (website), and an engaged audience who is keen to follow your career and content …

10 burger sauces you can make in minutes

Bored of plain old mayo? Ketchup bottle unexpectedly empty? Don't despair - dollop something deliciously different on your burger instead. All these …