Mindy Stidham

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The 7 Cleaning Tips That Will Change Your Summer

Take the stress out of this season cleaning challenges using these shortcuts.<p>Take the stress out of this season' cleaning challenges using these shortcuts.

3 Steps to a Perfectly Folded Fitted Sheet

Clinton Kelly schools us in his quick and easy technique.<p>Folding laundry isn't exactly a fun way to pass the afternoon, and by the time you approach the dreaded fitted sheet, you might be inclined to just roll it in a ball and be done with it.<p>So our friends at <i>Woman's Day</i> enlisted renaissance man …

Sewing

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

8 Things You DON’T Need In Your Kitchen

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>If you have a small kitchen, every square inch of counter space counts. Chances are you have a collection of items on your …

Kitchens

10 Small Space Storage Solutions for the Bathroom

The bathroom is the smallest room in the house, yet stores the most varied collection of stuff. How do you fit everything in and keep it from getting …

Small Spaces

Salted Caramel Cake from Alex Hitz

Alex's twist on an old-fashioned favorite results in a delicious — and amazing looking! — treat that's perfect for any occasion.<p>Trends are trends and traditions are traditions, and rarely do the two mix, but this cake is a hybrid. It's my favorite kind of thing — a classic with a twist. These days, …

The 7 Biggest Decor Mistakes That Drive Designers Crazy

Pros reveal what they always want to change when walking into a room.<p>Pros reveal what they always want to change when walking into a room.

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

A Clean House With LESS Time Cleaning

Keep things clean without doing too much extra work.<p><b>1. Use your bath towels more than once.</b><br>Think about it: You use a towel after taking a shower, so it's not that dirty after one use. Provided you always hang it up and let it dry between uses, you can re-use a towel two or three times before you …

Housekeeping

9 Lies You Tell Yourself About Cleaning Your House

Time to own up and start doing it the right way.<p>We're all guilty of turning a blind eye to the dirty spots in our home every now and then. But don't fool yourself into thinking you can get away with these common missteps all the time.<p><b>1. "My kitchen sink gets clean as I wash dishes by hand."</b>Not …

Washing Machines

DIY Embroidered Monogram Wall Art

Looking for a customizable piece for the <b>wall</b>? Use embroidery thread and fabric to create a fun monogrammed piece. This vintage-inspired floral fabric …

4 Essential Considerations to Help You Create Excellent Macro Photographs

I may be biased, but I think the appeal of macro photography is rather obvious: the wonder and fascination of being able to capture in fine, …

Macro Photography