Michelle Micheska

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Cover letter writing advice: How to write a cover letter for an entry-level media job

Over the last five years, I’ve read something like 500 applications for entry-level media jobs. Over time, I’ve spotted many talented people, …

IT'S HAPPENED. Chinese person with a random English word as a tattoo.

Strange Brew! Homemade Garden Sprays

In Permaculture we like to do things naturally, and we like to exercise our initiative to make use of the resources at hand to achieve our ends.<p>What …

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

Ex-Cricket WAG Pippa Middleton Breaks Down the Sport for the Uninitiated

“As a former member of the cricket Wᴀɢs (wives and girlfriends of players), I have many happy memories of afternoons spent lying on the grass and hearing the satisfying clunk of leather ball on willow bat,” writes Pippa Middleton from London in her second dispatch for <i>Vanity Fair,</i> appearing in the …

Three DIY Epsom Salt Scrubs for Brighter Summer Skin

Our mothers taught us to run an Epsom salt bath after overdoing it at the gym. But did you know that the big bag of mineral salt in your bathroom …

Skin Care

Juice Your Way… to Longer, Stronger Nails!

Products are awesome. Lotions and creams are miracle-workers. And there are certain hair products it’s entirely possible we may die without. But …

Can propaganda be great art?

Art with a political agenda is often considered inferior – but that’s not fair, writes Alastair Sooke.<p>“Propaganda is a much maligned and often misunderstood word,” said Joseph Goebbels in 1933. “The layman uses it to mean something inferior or even despicable. The word propaganda always has a …

Turning modern art’s faces into real-life portraits

Artists have interpreted the human face to imaginative effect. What happens when a photographer tries to replicate their visions?<p>In the eyes of modern artists, the human form has become a design ripe for reappraisal. Exaggerating angles and skewing features, they have transformed our familiar …

Reading the world in 196 books

Writer Ann Morgan set herself a challenge – to read a book from every country in the world in one year. She describes the experience and what she learned.<p>I used to think of myself as a fairly cosmopolitan sort of person, but my bookshelves told a different story. Apart from a few Indian novels and …

Books

Are Grimm’s Fairy Tales too twisted for children?

Stephen Evans explores the twisted world of Grimm's Fairy Tales – bedtime stories complete with mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide and incest.<p>On the covers are the most innocent of titles: Grimm’s Fairy Tales in their English version or Children’s and Household Tales in the original German …

My attempts to be an 'intellectual mom'

A few years back, I was having one of those deep and meaningful life discussions with my husband. He asked me, "How has our marriage been for you? Is it what you thought it would be?"<p>I responded truthfully, "It's been wonderful, but … I thought there would be more Dickens by the fire."<p>Quite …

Do yourself a favor: travel solo at least once

Have you had a life-altering travel experience? Where did you go and what made it special? Share your adventure in the comments to inspire others.<p>In 2003, when I was 20 and studying abroad in Italy, I got dumped for the first time. More notable than the break-up itself was its timing: my boyfriend …

Scrooser

Part bike, part moped, the Scrooser is more than a frame and fat tires. It uses a battery-powered motor to augment your muscle power, letting you hit …

Watercar Panther

Since seeing the scene in <i>The Spy Who Loved Me</i> when Roger Moore's Lotus Esprit turned into a submarine, we've dreamed of our own amphibious car. And, …

James Bond Lotus Esprit Submarine Car

"Can you swim?" 007 famously asked before driving his Lotus Esprit ($TBA) off the end of a pier, escaping from a pesky helicopter, and startling Bond …

Garmin Head-Up Display

Safely navigate in your car without taking your eyes off the road using the Garmin Head-Up Display ($135). This portable projector beams navigation …

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1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Troopy

Take charge of your summer travels, go, and stay anywhere in the 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Troopy. This rare Land Cruiser is based on the troop …

Golf Cart Hovercraft

You might not be able to pull off the combination frat shag, mullet quite like Bubba, (or bend a ball through the trees) but you can still cruise the …

1964 Volkswagen Pick-up With Porsche Formula V

Own a rare piece of German racing history, the 1964 Volkswagen Pick-up With Porsche Formula V. Both vehicles have been completely and carefully …

Sportsmobile Ultimate Adventure Vehicle

Built from a Ford E350 van, the Sportsmobile Ultimate Adventure Vehicle ($80,000) gives you everything you need for an outdoor off road adventure …

Canary Home Security Device

With a bevy of intelligent sensors, a high-res camera, and an ear-piercing siren, the Canary can keep your home safe using nothing more than an …

Gardens: plants for cracks

I have built a path. I mean this in the grand tradition of building things, which is to say, "I got someone else to build it", namely my husband. And …

Let's move to Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

<b>What's going for it?</b> So who was, or is, The Zouch? That's the burning question. At my desk, at least. Was he or she like The Dude in The Big …

Why are artists removing their music from Spotify?

As Radiohead’s Thom Yorke pulls his work from Spotify, the debate about fairness and digital revenues continues to rage, Miranda Sawyer explains.<p>So, are you Team Thom or Team Spotify? Or are you, like most people, completely unaware of this particular musical hoo-ha? The fact that Radiohead’s Thom …

Indie Music