Michelle Pisarri

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23 Must-Do Hikes in the National Parks

Photo: Michael Matti<p>You can't see all the beauty of the National Parks from your car or the visitor center. You need to hit the trail and get into the wild to really capture all that the parks have to offer. Take a look at this list, lace up your hiking boots, and start planning your next hiking …

Here are some of the most mind-blowing facts about the universe

<b>Between the beautiful supermoon last week and Nasa's announcement that strong evidence of flowing water has been discovered on Mars, many of us have</b> …

5 Ways to Organize Your Pantry (and Keep It Organized)

Ready for the organized pantry of your dreams? Good news — it's not as tough as you think it is. Here are five easy tips that'll get you well on your …

How writing regularly can improve your creativity and clarity

Starting or running a business is a risky endeavor. Entrepreneurs and artists deal with a storm of surprises and self-doubt, and they need to constantly learn and adapt to steer the ship to safety.<p>I’ve found that one of the best avenues for problem solving is writing. The process of putting pen to …

The Clever Strategies This Woman Used to Buy a Boat for $1 on Craigslist

Fitness Trainers Reveal the 9 Best Exercises to Beat Belly Fat

Belly fat is something that plagues all women. Whether it is that chubby paunch or those flabby muffin tops, a bloated belly is one of the trickiest …

Workouts

These Fruits and Vegetables Are Best for Weight Loss

Not all fruits and vegetables are created equal. They come in a wide variety of shapes, colors and flavors: red, green, leafy, juicy, sweet, bitter, …

Nutrition

The 5 biggest misconceptions about watering your lawn and garden during a drought

Four months into mandatory watering restrictions that have curbed Southern California's residential irrigation routines, the news is both good and not so good. On the plus side, citizens are saving water — in many cases, beyond expectations. Many cities are making their mandatory cutback levels and …

Gardening

A new app that lets users' friends 'virtually walk them home at night' is exploding in popularity

The Companion app, created by five students from the University of Michigan, enables users to request a friend or family member to keep them company virtually and track their journey home via GPS on an online map.<p>Although they can do so, the friend or family member does not need to have installed …

9 must-have apps for foodies and cooks

Are you a foodie? Do you have more photos of food than your family and friends on Instagram? And go to the farmers market every weekend? I get you.<p>While I love cookbooks and notebooks filled with recipes recorded in nice penmanship, I have become increasingly reliant on my phone or tablet in the …

Your Ultimate Guide to Glamping Across the U.S.

Hiking boots and marshmallows? Check. Running water and flat-screen TVs? Double check!

Santa Barbara

Organizing Your Home

Getting your house organized will go a long way to maximizing efficiency. There is no single right way to do it: The trick lies in finding the way that works best for you. For the kitchen, a few basic organizing concepts can get you started.