Nicole Elam

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How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. …

Woodworking

The Afro-Pessimist Temptation

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy<p>by Ta-Nehisi Coates<p>One World, 367 pp., $28.00<p>Not long ago in the locker room of my Harlem gym, I was …

Black History

Strengthen and Stretch Your Back With These Simple, Effective Exercises

The following is a simple workout to stretch and strengthen the back with a mix of dynamic and static stretches as well as elements of yoga. Perform …

Workouts

Crock Pot Ropa Vieja (Beef, Peppers, Onions) Recipe

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)<p>Calories 542<p>Fat 16g<p>Carbs 23g<p>Protein 75g<p>Nutrition Facts<p>Servings: 4<p>Amount per serving<p>Calories<p>542<p>% Daily Value*<p><b>Total</b> …

Cooking

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Critical Thinking

Become the Best You Can Be With These Top 27 Inspirational Quotes

Robert H. Schuller said, "Tough times never last, but tough people do." This is one of the many encouraging quotes that will help keep you on track to realizing your full potential.<p>Office life and work routines can sometimes become a bit drab. When you live a life full of Excel spreadsheets and …

Motivation

15 at-home fitness products with a cult following on Amazon—and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>We’ve all had those …

Exercise

10 R&B Slow Jams That Bang In The Whip

I’m a child of the 90s which means that I grew up on R&B that wasn’t rappers harmonizing or singers talking with melody from their souls. Not that I …

Music

Top 10 Ways Black People Keep Racism Alive, According to Wypipo

As one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of wypipology, I am constantly searching for ways to translate my studies into real-world …

Top 10

5 healthy eating lessons I learned in my 40s

I’m leaner in my forties than I was in my twenties because of these simple lessons.<p>Here’s the deal: Being smarter with my diet was a learning process for me. As a kid and throughout my entire basketball career I thought eating healthy meant having pretzels with no salt on them. But when you’re …

Nutrition

18 Great Traditional Colombian Foods

¡Qué chimba!

Cooking

19 Pictures That Are 100000% Definitely NOT Of Dogs

No dogs to be seen here.

Pets

7 Meal-Prep Dressings So You No Longer Have to Eat a Sad Desk Salad

Before you eat another sad desk salad for lunch, read this. We're all for keeping salads healthy—as in, not drowning them in extra-creamy dressing, …

Healthy Eating

This Direct-to-Consumer Furniture Company Has a Bright New Look

Avid Pinterest users think of themselves as decorating tastemakers, thank you very much — and we have the home inspo boards to prove it. But it was still surprising to find out that a certain stylish furniture brand just happens to agree. Direct-to-consumer brand Modani confessed that they had a …

Home Decorating

What It Feels Like To Watch Whiteness Work In Front Of You

When I was very young, my grandfather told me that Black people had to work twice as hard to get half as far as White people. His stories about the …

How to Cook Omelets, Frittatas, Quiches, and Stratas

Eggs are inexpensive, easy-to-make, and arguably one of the most versatile sources of animal protein. Because they don’t have a strong taste, they …

Lemon Garlic Salad Dressing Recipe

Flavour up your salads this summer with this lip-smacking <b>Lemon Garlic Salad Dressing</b>. It has a refreshing shot of dijon mustard, olive oil, lemon …

Food

Here Are the Best Exercises to Do If You're New to Weight Training

The following exercises provide a nice full-body experience for anyone new to weight training -- or for more experienced exercisers wanting a simple …

Use the Pilates Wall Roll Down for Correcting Your Posture

Wall roll down is a simple way to practice using your abs to achieve the articulated curve of the spine that we use so much in Pilates. It stretches …

Yoga

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

Eight moves to improve strength, endurance, and tone.<p>There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves …

Exercise

This Is the Most Popular Sweet Potato Recipe on Pinterest

It was sometime last year that I became deeply enamored of sweet potatoes. I don't do anything particularly special with them or anything — I simply …

Sweet Potatoes

Remodeling 101: What to Know About Installing Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers

Installing kitchen cabinets isn’t a job for your average homeowner. Think about the total weight of all the ceramics, glassware, and appliances …

10 Go-To IKEA Products Designers Buy Again and Again

Do you ever walk into a stylish space and mentally try to decipher storied or custom pieces from those that were shipped in a flat pack from IKEA? …

Home Decorating

27 Easy Pasta Recipes That Don't Use Sauce From A Jar, Because You Deserve Better

There's a time and a place for jarred tomato sauce. This is not it.<p>You want to make dinner with your eyes closed and both hands tied behind your back, right? It’s just a guess, based on the internet’s mass hysteria over sheet pan dinner recipes and 3-ingredient weeknight wonders.<p>There’s only one …

Cooking

I Had Ridiculous Acid Reflux for a Year: Here's How I Fixed It (Without Drugs)

About six years ago, seemingly overnight, I developed a case of acid reflux so unpleasant that I felt as though lava was perpetually bubbling up into …

This Beachbody Trainer Shares a Weightlifting Program For Beginners Looking to Lose Weight

For most women, strength training is the one thing we need to do more of. Cardio definitely has its benefits and it shouldn't be overlooked, but if you're trying to lose weight or just feel stronger in the gym, it's time to pick up those dumbbells and start a weightlifting program.<p>This can feel …

Shhh—This Is Where Interior Designers Find the Best Décor

When it comes to finding stylish, sophisticated home décor, a few names tend to crop up in our browser history. And while our love for West Elm and …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Instagram

Remember when gardens were outdoors instead of on Instagram? Maybe we can compromise. I spent a couple of hours on the sofa flipping through photos …

This 30-Minute Strength, Cardio, and Pilates Core Workout Is Here to Torch Calories

Get ready to sweat! This challenging workout from celeb trainer Kit Rich mixes circuit training, cardio, and Pilates core exercises and works every part of your body. You don't need equipment for this one, just a positive attitude! And Kit will definitely keep you motivated. Press play, and get …

Meat Cooking Temperatures Guide

Beef<p><b>Rare</b><br>115° Fahrenheit<br>40° Celsius<p><b>Medium-Rare</b><br>130° Fahrenheit<br>55° Celsius<p><b>Medium</b> <br>140° Fahrenheit<br>60° Celsius<p><b>Medium-Well</b><br>150° Fahrenheit<br>65° …

Cooking