Sara Petersen

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This Doctor Wants To Make Botox and Lasers Obsolete

“You will not wrinkle.”<p>Have you ever sat in a room with a literal genius? I have. Her name is Dr. Macrene Alexiades, M.D., Ph.D., and she’s a …

Skin Care

The Pros and Cons of Getting Published

<b>Do you ever worry that getting published—that worrying about the business of writing—might sully the purity of your artistic expression and dampen</b> …

Writing

13 Pairs of Shoes That Will Go With Everything You Pack

Vacations are a time for exploring, learning, and experiencing things you never thought possible. So when it comes time to pack your bags and jet off …

Clothing

7 Mediterranean Diet Breakfasts to Make in 30 Minutes or Less

Heart healthy recipes can be delicious, too<p>There are numerous health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, especially when it comes to preventing heart …

Breakfast

Wonderful Bird Photography by Jainy Maria

Creative bird shots by <b>Jainy Maria</b>, talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and adventurer currently based in Bangalore, India. Jainy focuses on …

India

Logical Consequences as an Effective Discipline Strategy

Deciding on a consequence for your child's misbehavior can be difficult sometimes. Should you take away his electronics or tell him he can't go to …

Parenting

The Quest for the Enchanted Writing Tip

Many writers spend their whole careers chasing that enchanted writing tip that will make them extraordinary, and there’s certainly no shortage of …

Creative Writing

The One Small Change That Helped This Woman See Major Ab Results

While eating and enjoying all of her favorite foods, too.<p>When it comes to reaching a healthy weight, most of us think it can't be done without …

Fitness

Over White and Gray Kitchens? A New Neutral Is Trending.

White and gray kitchens have dominated the scene for quite some time now. Sometimes we'll get lucky and see some blue or green, or even something …

Interior Design

Add to Cart: The Activewear Line I Can't Get Enough Of

<i>Welcome to</i> Add to Cart<i>, in which we count down the activewear and wellness products currently on our wish lists.</i><p>When it comes to activewear brands, I …

Clothing

Toning Exercises and Tips to Help You Lose Inner Thigh Fat

You can do the following routine two or three times a week to help tone your inner thigh muscles. Toned muscles can help reduce the appearance of fat.<p>…

Workouts

25 Easy Breakfast Recipes with Eggs — Recipes from The Kitchn

Eggs are tiny miracle workers in the kitchen. They can be stored in the fridge for a long time and they are cheap, hard to mess up, and one of the …

Breakfast

Potato Pizza With Sweet Onions and Rosemary

<b>By hand:</b><p>Pour the water into a large bowl, add the sugar, and sprinkle with the yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups of flour, 1 cup at a time, …

Recipes

Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes Recipe

"I have tried a lot of good roasted potato recipes, but I keep coming back to this one. I've never found one I like better! These are crispy on the …

Recipes

Tom Perrotta's 'Mrs. Fletcher' Shares 'Post-Parental' Reflections From An Empty Nest

Perrotta's most recent novel was inspired by the upheaval he experienced when his kids grew up and moved out of the house. <i>Originally broadcast July 31, 2017.</i><p>Transcript<p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross. Our guest Tom Perrotta is the author of the novels …

Sexual Harassment

New publisher plans to offer budding authors £24,000 salary

Even the most revered authors held down day jobs, from TS Eliot’s time at Lloyd’s to Walt Whitman’s stint as a government clerk. Now a “successful hedge fund with a passion for literature” is offering wannabe novelists the chance to turn literature itself into the nine to five, by offering a salary …

Writing

Our New Favorite 800-Square-Foot Cottage (That You Can Have Too!)

1 of 11<p>This Small Space Still Has Major Charm<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>Exterior Charm<p>3 of 11<p>Prettiest Porch on the Block<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 11<p>Living Space …

Small Spaces

Sculpt Your Abs in 6 Minutes With This Trainer's Killer Floor Workout

Ready to tone and strengthen your core in just minutes? Fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams shared a quick-but-killer floor workout on Instagram, featuring four ab moves that you can do anywhere. This would be a great one to fit into your morning routine at home or even on a vacation as …

Workouts

8 things I learned when I published my debut novel

I started writing my debut novel two-and-a-half years ago.<p>I won't waffle on too much here about the writing process or how I ended up finding my …

Writing

J.K. Rowling Sketches And Plot Outlines For Harry Potter

They might be giants: Authors Of new Childrens Books From Left To Right Jenny Nimmo, Joanne Rowling (J.K. Rowling) And Charlotte Voake -18 Nov 1997 …

Books

This Magical Middle Eastern Skin Oil Is Finally Making Its Way to the U.S.

Skincare experts agree that millennials are more informed about skincare ingredients and how they function than ever before: Instead of blindly …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

45 Paying Markets for Flash Fiction

Flash fiction is shorter than the normal range of short stories, which are generally 3,000 words or more. The precise length remains somewhat …

Six Surefire Tips to Improve Your Writing

Laptop to Bookstore #2Birthing a novel is a daunting task and getting your baby published can be even harder.Once you’ve come up with your great idea …

7 Ways to Use a Yoga Wheel

If you've ever graced the inside of a yoga studio, you're probably familiar with yoga props, such as mats, straps, and blocks. What you may not have …

Yoga

10 Mosquito Repelling Plants to Keep You Safe this Summer

Did you know that only the female mosquito bites? Let that sink in for a second. As much as we all get eaten alive each summer by pesky mosquito …

Rao's Is the Best Jarred Pasta Sauce There Ever Was

By Alex Delany<p>Jarred pasta sauce? Meh. Rao's jarred pasta sauce. Ok, yeah, sounds good.<p>We have a complicated relationship with jarred pasta sauce. Between the no-cook, quick stovetop, and easy butter-roasted options, making your own tomato sauce is pretty easy. But sometimes, you just can’t bring …

Cooking

7 Methods for Writing Your First Draft

<b>Introduction</b> <b><br>The Seed</b>Every story is—at the beginning—<br>the same opening of a door<br>onto a completely unknown space. <i><br>–Margaret Atwood</i>Every work of fiction …

21 Ways to Pivot Your Plot

<b>Writers of short stories are often advised to include a twist. But a surprise ending that comes out of nowhere? That’s a surefire way to leave your</b> …

Why writers need to perfect their first thirty pages

Back when I was a literary agent, I did something that many writers found extremely odd.When I liked someone’s query letter, I asked them to send me …