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How a Trading Spaces Designer Makes Inexpensive Décor Look Luxe

If there's one person who knows how to design on a budget, it's Sabrina Soto. She's an interior designer on TLC's reboot of the hit home renovation …

Home Decorating

'The evil was profound': Fanny Burney letter describes mastectomy in 1812

Fanny Burney’s graphic account of her mastectomy without anaesthetic in 1811, in which the novelist writes to her sister how she “began a scream that lasted unintermittingly during the whole time of the incision – & I almost marvel that it rings not in my Ears still! so excruciating was the agony” …

Literature

Klobuchar warns GOP senators to condemn Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric

<b>(CNN) —</b> Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar passionately warned her Republican colleagues Thursday that they need to push back forcefully against what she sees as the caustic anti-immigrant rhetoric used by President Donald Trump, who in a speech Wednesday in her home state of Minnesota said of illegal …

Ted Cruz

The Emblem of This Era

The Tax Act sums it all up—grotesque favoritism for the rich and a corrupt legislative process. And it’s already backfiring.<p><i>This article appears in</i> …

Middle-class

Success Without 'Trying'

Try less, succeed more.<p>Late American philosopher, internationally renowned speaker and author Dr. Wayne Dyer was a believer of the proverb, “Do nothing and nothing will be left undone.” Motivational speaker and business strategist Tony Robbins believes, “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” …

Motivation

My United Airlines Flight Was Delayed 7 Hours. Then a Stupid Mistake Cost Me $1,400. (Here's How to Avoid My Costly Error)

If you're on a delayed flight to or from Europe, you owe it to yourself to see if you qualify under European law for compensation. But here's how I messed it up.<p>I made a dumb mistake after my United Airlines flight was delayed--a mistake that I now realize might have cost my wife and me roughly …

Flying

Try This 15-Minute Resistance Band Routine to Work Your Entire Body and Re-Energize Your Day

Katie Austin is back!<p>We love fitness influencer Katie Austin for her super-fun, high-energy workouts–and her special attention to toning the …

Workouts

The 'supply-and-demand model of labor markets is fundamentally broken,' and that's why you're not getting a pay raise anytime soon

Troy Taylor, the CEO of the Coca-Cola franchise for Florida, was asked at a recent conference of the Federal Reserve's Dallas branch whether he expected pay raises in the future. The context to the question is that America has ultralow unemployment. In fact, it has even reached what policymakers …

Economics

43 Brilliant Products On Amazon Creeping Up The Best-Sellers Charts

We all have our favorites on Amazon. For me — aside from the books — it's all the serums, emollients, and potions that go into my curated skincare …

Skin Care

The Case For A Smaller House: Talking Clients Out of The Big House They Want to Build

As architects we are often conflicted: what do we do when we have clients who want really big houses, houses that by any measure surpass anything …

Living Rooms

Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border

Lawyers, translators, donations, protest.<p><i>This list is being updated with new information. Last updated Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 12:58 p.m.</i><p>If you’re …

Immigration

Magnetic treatment could be used to remove off-flavours in wine

Scientists have used magnetic particles to isolate and reduce high levels of alkylmethoxypyrazines (MPs) – which can cause off-flavours – in Cabernet …

Magnetism

Your Odds of Succeeding Improve When You Create a Success Plan

People seldom achieve anything significant by stumbling around day to day.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Definition of "planning": A detailed proposal for doing or achieving something.<p>If you think about it, this could mean a lot of different things to a lot …

Motivation

FEMA Blamed Delays In Puerto Rico On Maria; Agency Records Tell Another Story

<b>Updated at 5:50 p.m. ET</b><p>A month after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan stepped off a helicopter in the town of Ceiba with a mission: Get relief supplies to people in need.<p>He and FEMA's regional administrator, Thomas Von Essen, told the town's mayor and other mayors …

Caribbean

The Best (and Worst) Foods for Your Gut

"I pooped three times today and feel great!" maybe isn't something you shout from the mountaintops, but gut health is popping up more and more often …

Nutrition

Is marriage really on the decline because of men's cheap access to sex?

If you care about the quality of the marriage you enter into, putting marriage off is good thinking<p>For many of us, marriage remains an embodiment of powerlessness<p>Last week, I read an article published in the Wall Street Journal claiming that marriage was on the decline because of men’s cheap access …

University of London

All You Need Are 2 Towels to Carve Chiseled Arms and Abs

Elbow plank is already hard, but hold on to your leggings because it's about to get even harder. Grab a pair of hand towels (or paper plates on carpet) and try this sliding elbow plank.<p>Begin in an elbow plank position with a small, folded towel under each elbow. Keep your elbows directly under your …

Workouts

19 Comfy, Travel-friendly Shoes Made for Walkin'

These pointed-toe leather sneakers by Dr. Scholl’s ($88) are the perfect casual pair to step into for a day of wandering. Cushioned memory foam …

Shoes

The Midpoint Of A Novel In The Context Of The Story Arc

Act II is underway, and your story is dragging. What do you do?A dragging story is not what we want as authors, so let’s look at how to fix this.A …

Writing

Beauty Recipe: A toning, calming, and redness-busting face mist

When you’re rushing to meet your friends for brunch after a sweaty boot camp class, you might not have time to shower. But you still want your skin …

Skin Care

Tip: One-And-A-Quarter Reps for Triceps

Go through a full range of motion, then a quarter of the range of motion. That's one rep.<p>This is a great set-extending strategy that'll give you a …

Workouts

61 Random Products On Amazon That Are SO Legit

When it comes to buying products on Amazon, you want to make sure that the stuff you're spending money on is legit. And I'm not just throwing out …

Shopping

An 860-Square-Foot Tiny Home Becomes a Summer Haven For a Family of Five

Nestled near Lake Michigan, a family finds peace and relaxation in the form of an off-grid tiny home.<p>Designer Jorie Burns never forgot her childhood summers in Michigan. Although it's been years since those particular long days—and she now has three kids of her own—Jorie always planned to return to …

Lake Michigan

The Best Exercises for the Lower Abs With a Herniated Disk

It’s not uncommon to have back pain due to a “herniated” lumbar disk — or a disk that is “slipped,” “prolapsed” or “ruptured.” The problem can be …

Pain

Will we just stand by as migrant children are taken from their parents?

The fact that these things are occurring should be preventing us from conducting business as usual<p>In March, John Kelly, then the homeland security secretary, expressed his belief that separating migrant families – forcibly taking children away from their parents in this country and at the …

Immigration

From Chaos To Calm: A Life Changed By Ketamine

For six years now, life has been really good for James. He has a great job as the creative director of an advertising firm in New York City. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.<p>And it has all been possible, he says, because for the past six years he has been taking a drug called ketamine.<p>…

Mental Health

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These 32 Handy Products Are Trending On Amazon Because They're Effing Brilliant

When was the last time you organized your cabinets or found a way to scrub your counter so well that it gleamed? Annoying chores like this can be a …

Handy

The twist in the tale of my parents’ malicious will

The darkness inside her, the self-belief beaten out of her by the people supposed to hold her close, got her in the end<p>I was terrified of my father until the day he died; I wasn’t waiting for a payday<p>Blood isn’t enough. It doesn’t guarantee kindness or decency or a good heart<p>My sister wasn’t dead …

Sociology

The best travel accessories and gadgets, according to experts.

<i>This</i> <i>article</i> <i>originally appeared on the</i> <i>Strategist</i><i>.</i><p>Every travel situation requires a different set of tools and knickknacks, whether you’re taking a …