Nina Medakovich

553 Flips | 5 Magazines | 62 Likes | 1 Following | 10 Followers | @NinaKat | Keep up with Nina Medakovich on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nina Medakovich”

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Home Improvement

11 Brilliant Books To Help You Start Your 2018 Off Right

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Books<p>by The Debrief | 01 01 2018<p>Forget the strain of 2017, we're starting the new year with a fresh, positive state of mind<p>The start of the …

Happiness

10 of the Coolest Neighborhoods in America Right Now

Avoid tourist traps and consider planning your next city break in one of these hotspots.<p>Tourist traps are a dime a dozen in big cities, but many …

Travel

Everything you need to harness rain and greywater at home

Rain, rain, stow away.<p>Whoever said money doesn’t fall from the sky hadn’t mastered the art of harvesting precipitation. A carefully ­coordinated system can render drizzles and downpours safe to use in all your indoor-plumbing fixtures and water-hogging appliances—and ­augment your home’s reliance …

FINALLY: A Cheat Sheet That's Going to Save All of Your Houseplants

Never question how much sunlight your spider plant needs again.<p>Even though cheat sheets are frowned upon in the classroom and bound to get your kid into serious trouble if he's found with one, they're the ultimate lifesaver at home. In our opinion, you should embrace anything and everything that …

Plants

23 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You Hired An Interior Decorator

Pro-level techniques that'll make people think you outsourced the work.

8 easy crockpot recipes that'll help you feel like an adult

We’ll be the first to admit that adulting isn’t easy. We feel like we never have enough time to get everything done, and one thing that has …

The Light Mill: A Scientific Tool to Catch and Reflect Garden Light

In Michelle’s Mill Valley garden, she integrates bits of light catchers, clear glass objects to catch the sun and act as a mirror, reflecting light …

Eastern Europe

The Easiest, Best Dishes to Lose Weight at Every Meal

The best recipes to lose weight should be both healthy and delicious—so who says you can't have both? When it comes to taking care of your body and …

Healthy Eating

10 Cleaning Hacks Every Grown-Up Should Know

Ah the pleasures of being a grown-up: You can rent a car, stay up as late as you want and you really can eat ice cream for dinner. But being an adult comes with its responsibilities… like cleaning. And while that’s no fun at all, there are a few key tricks to help you feel like you’re totally …

Cleaning

Organic Cotton Spa Towels

An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action.

Spas

How to Find Affordable Furniture That Doesn't Look Cheap

IKEA is the fast-fashion retailer of home decorating: inexpensive, surprisingly stylish, but instantly recognizable in every picture you see. …

Home Decorating

18 Warm Salads to Keep It Healthy This Winter

Chilly weather is always followed by comfort food; it’s how we manage to get through those months of endless gloom. Though we love comfort food, it catches up to us after a while and leaves us feeling rather sluggish. The best way to bounce back is with some good old-fashioned clean eating, and …

Healthy Eating

Creating a food forest

A forest requires no human maintenance and no inputs of fossil fuel energy, pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers to create an abundance of life. By …

How to Disinfect Your Whole Home With Tea Tree Oil

Are you tired of your home smelling like chemicals when you clean? You shouldn't have to leave the room in the middle of scrubbing down the counter …

23 Thanksgiving and Holiday Wreaths to DIY Now

Now that it’s the holiday season, you can *finally* start unboxing those festive decorations without judgement. That’s right — it’s time to turn up the holiday spirit, deck the halls and adorn those front doors. To help you out, we’ve rounded up our favorite budget-friendly DIY Thanksgiving and …

DIY Furniture Knock Offs: CB2, West Elm, Pottery Barn

Once upon a time there used to be a fairly definitive line between what a person should buy and what was possible to DIY. This is not the case any …

Hara Hachi Bu: The Okinawan's Secret to Longevity

Hara hachi bu (also commonly referred to as <i>hara hachi bun me</i>) is a Confucian teaching that advises people to eat only until they are approximately 80 …

15 Ways to DIY With Wine Crates

I am a reluctant DIYer. There are stacks of empty jars and patterned paper and rustic wood sitting around my house just waiting for the perfect …

All Natural Homemade Face Masks for Multiple Skin Types

I'm one of those people that doesn't like to splurge on beauty treatments, but I love to pamper myself with fun at-home treatments. I've tried so …

After Ikea: 10 mid-range furniture stores that won't break the bank

Graduating from Ikea? Here’s where to start<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information</i>.<p>What do you do when you graduate from Ikea? Where should you shop when you’ve outgrown the DIY-attitude of easy assembly and flat-packed …

Furniture

50+ Lunch Recipes That Help With Weight Loss (and Are Under 500 Calories!)

You're trying to lose weight, so you pack a salad for lunch. But by 2 p.m., you're famished! In order for a lunch to be filling and help you lose …

American waterfront towns: 7 charmers worth a visit | CNN Travel

4 Powerful Ways To Awaken Your Life's Purpose

Nietzsche said, "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."<p>If you're feeling tired, burned out, or just stuck, awakening your sense of "why" can be a powerful way to build resilience and thrive. A strong sense of purpose is the everyday awareness and conscious acknowledgment that you …

Are Garden Cities Sustainable?

The Garden City concept has a long and honorable pedigree within urban planning. Analysis of Sterling Ranch, a master-planned community outside of …

15 Easy Foil Packet Meals Perfect for Campfire Cooking

Remember when camping food meant a hot dog on a stick and some beans heated up in their can? That was pretty yum back then, but we’ve matured and so have our taste buds. Here at the grown-up table, we’re turning campfire food up a notch, proving beyond all doubt that you can eat just as deliciously …

Cooking

​How Color Psychology Can Make You Happier at Home

If you're often stressed in your living room or are having trouble falling asleep in your bedroom—good news, it may not be you. It may just be time …

12 Colorful Ways to Make Your Small Space Look Way Bigger

Decorating a small space can be tricky, even after seeing tons of interior inspo on Pinterest. You’re all about the inspiration, but pulling it off can be a whole other complicated (and expensive) task to execute. The good news is there’s actually a ton of home hacks you can use to make your space …

Pros & Cons: The Dirt on Seeds vs. Starts

There was a time when growing a garden meant raising all your plants from seed. Now with nurseries and commercial growers, gardeners can fill their …

48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

Cooking