Nanette McPherson Chavez

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How to Create a Stunning Gallery Wall With Your Own Photos

If the idea of building a gallery wall exhausts you, we have that in common. The entire process — from collecting and framing the art to executing the installation — felt overwhelming when I attempted it on my own. It wasn't until Simply Framed asked me to try its new Print & Frame service that I …

Framing

Here are all the best Super Bowl commercials in one place

The Super Bowl: the one time of year people not only tolerate but actively seek out commercials.<p>Hell, if you're a cord-cutter or DVR owner with an ad …

Advertising

Denmark’s behemoth wind turbine is breaking power-production records

It recently generated a mind-blowing 216,000 kWh of power in a single 24-hour span<p>Denmark recently unveiled the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, a massive structure rising 721 feet tall and capable of producing 9 megawatts (MW). The facility, located off the coast of Østerild, Denmark, …

Hemp: how one little plant could boost America's economy

The plant is almost magical, advocates say, with a range of applications from paper to medicine. So why is it illegal to grow?<p>Imagine a plant that cuts cholesterol, reduces our exposure to toxins, can ease joint inflammation, proves more durable than concrete, and can provide the economy with …

Cannabis

Osho Reveals the Most Simple Strategy to Settle a Busy Mind and Live in the Present Moment

Modern day life can be tough. There are exams to ace, bills to pay, diapers to change, and annoying co-workers to contend with. And unfortunately, we …

7 Scientific Ways to Stop Complaining and Enjoy a Happier Life | Inc.com

Research shows that habitual complaining affects us mentally, emotionally, and physically. Such behavior may cause or worsen stress, sapping our energy and desire to pursue our dreams.<p>Above all that, it just doesn't feel good to complain, or hear complaints. They're negative by nature and they …

Happiness

The Most Rigorous Marijuana Report Ever Finds Lots Of Good News

The facts don’t lie and the pro-marijuana people were right (sort of). A recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found that there is no link between weed and lung cancer. Their cannabis research also unearthed 100 other conclusions, many of which will make …

5 Effective Ways to Change Your Behavior And Improve Your Life | Inc.com

Lets be honest: Change Is hard. And sometimes we set goals that we can't meet. Stuff happens. Most of the time, however, it's "stuff" that we have full control over.<p>If you're stuck and looking to change up your strategy to set better goals and be more productive, here are five things that will make …

Procrastination

19 Pictures Of Grown-Up Puppies That Will Make You Literally Cry

Time flies, indeed.

Good News: There's No Definitive Link Between Marijuana Use and Lung Cancer

And over 100 other observations from a massive new weed report.<p>Marijuana, being the illegal, Schedule 1, oft-demonized substance that it is, is hard for researchers to study. That's unfortunate, because there are many promising health benefits, and medical marijuana is legal in 28 states. Still, …

Cannabis

Your Answer to This Question Will Determine Your Success in Life | Inc.com

Your time on this beautiful planet is brief.<p>The more consciously awake you become, the more you realize how short life really is.<p>You have no time to waste on pursuits that aren't taking you where you want to go.<p>If there is any form of internal conflict at all in the decisions you are making, you …

Motivation

Save Your Marriage By Asking These 20 Questions

I was talking to a colleague the other day and was shocked when he said, “All marriages end in tragedy.”<p>When he explained that all marriages fall victim to either divorce or death, I realized the truth in his words, but as a couples coach — and someone married for 30 years myself — I didn't find …

University of Tennessee

There’s a wrong and a right way to talk to your dog, according to science

Dogs are special. Every dog owner knows that. And most dog owners feel their dog understands every word they say and every move they make. Research over the last two decades shows dogs really can understand human communication in ways no other species can. But a new study confirms that if you want …

Pets

Watch parents and kids get silly after smoking weed together for the first time

Getting stoned with your parents can be a tricky situation, but the benefits can greatly outweigh the awkwardness that will surely ensue.<p>Continuing …

Cannabis

Ready for Medicare? Not Until You Read This

Accordingto Fidelity Investments, a 65-year-old couple retiring this year will spend, on average, about $260,000 out of pocket on healthcare in retirement. One way to keep your healthcare costs in check is to be smart about Medicare and make savvy decisions. Here are three critical things to …

Scientists have finally figured out what caused the largest volcanic eruption in human history

Now, scientists may have worked out what triggers them to blow in a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.<p>The Toba eruption was the largest volcanic eruption witnessed in history, which covered 2,800 cubic kilometers of the surrounding area in volcanic ash, causing enormous amounts …

Geology

This Is the Easiest Way to Diffuse an Argument, According to Psychologists

It's when we're in the middle of an argument that we're least likely to turn to problem-solving strategies—seeking compromise, taking the other …

Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Anxiety Disorder

I tried to figure out why I've been able to be creative and productive, even in my darkest times.<p>There is a certain kind of bro who is always wearing a fedora, even if he isn't wearing a fedora. I can smell a fedora-bro from 10,000 miles away. I can detect him via email, internet comment, or even a …

Mental Disorders

Why sex and love don’t belong in the same bed

There’s never anything profound about erotic contact. Sex is purely a hormonal act, whereas love, as expressed in a hug, brings true intimacy<p>Sex sells, they say, and I’m as guilty as anyone of finding headlines such as “How to keep the sex alive in your marriage” irresistible. I pore over these …

Relationships

“Once-in-a-lifetime shot”: Boulder man captures photo of three mountain lion cubs

Provided by Franck AdcockThree mountain lion cubs sit on a deck at a home in north Boulder on Saturday.Getting three kids to pose for a photo is hard …

Boulder

Why more and more countries are taking an interest in geothermal energy

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>At 2:46 pm local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1-magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took out the backup emergency generators that …

Hydroelectric Power

If You're Under Stress, Changing This 1 Habit Can Make a World of Difference | Inc.com

Stress, even when not a killer (and it can be), can leave you tired, in pain, and less able to deal with life and work. You could listen to a song that reduces anxiety, but welcoming an earworm can become its own problem.<p>Instead, try focusing some energy on getting control over one habit you …

Productivity

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

Gardening

7 facts about relationships everyone should know before getting married

As the New York Times concluded, "being married makes people happier and more satisfied with their lives than those who remain single — particularly during the most stressful periods, like midlife crises."<p><i>Drake Baer contributed to this story.</i>

Divorce

5 Simple Mindsets Powerful Enough to Assure Your Success

Life is filled with obstacles but none are so onerous as the ones in our own minds. Remove those and nothing will stop you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless we choose to be great, we will be mediocre at best. What does it take to be great? It takes an empowered …

Self-improvement

Plant These Edibles Once and Eat Them Forever

Want to enjoy home-grown food year after year without having to start your garden from scratch each spring? Then, it's time to discover the perennial …

Germany joins the global experiment on marijuana legalization

<b>(CNN) —</b> An act to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes was passed by German parliamentarians. They voted unanimously in favor of the new bill, first approved by the country's cabinet in May 2016.<p>On January 19, votes were unanimous in favor of the new "cannabis as medicine" law, …

Cannabis

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

Prefab Homes

Carrie Fisher, 'Star Wars' Princess Leia, dies at 60

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction before going on to tell her story as a best-selling author, died on Tuesday aged 60, her family said.<p>Fisher, a mental health advocate who spoke about her own struggles …

Star Wars

Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher linked by death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Debbie Reynolds embodied the sunshine of postwar America on the screen as she matched steps with Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain."<p>Carrie Fisher brought the sarcasm and cynicism of the Baby Boomers to her movies, books and stage shows, even when she was playing a princess in …

Entertainment