Shelia Barnett

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The Most Beautiful Train Ride in America Only Costs $97

All aboard!<p>Hands down, one of the best (and cheapest) ways to see America's vast beauty is by train. Don't believe us? Then allow us to introduce you to Amtrak's Coast Starlight, which has been called "one of America's most beautiful train rides" since the 1940s.<p>Starting in Seattle and ending in …

26 stunning natural wonders everyone should see in their lifetime

There may only be seven official natural wonders of the world, but there are plenty more breathtaking natural sights all over the globe worth …

25 Expert Tips to Reading WAY More Books This Year

Instead of trying to power through a book that you're not enjoying, put it down<p>I've always enjoyed reading. But, to be perfectly honest, I didn't used to read as much as I should have. Besides being a great way to escape and unwind, reading increases your knowledge, focus, and worldview as a …

7 Great Apps to Help You With Your Side Hustle

If you’re getting ready to start a side hustle, your phones and tablets are about to be put to good use for way more than texting your bestie, checking in with your parents, and making your pet Instagram famous. You’ll need to support your freshly minted entrepreneurial pursuits with social media …

How to road trip the South

You really should be heading to the South in the US for unforgettable roads. Between the soft Appalachian mountains, humid coasts, sultry lowlands, …

Never pay full price: A monthly guide to the best time to buy TVs, cars, furniture and more, on sale

Ever get caught in a rain storm, and felt forced to buy one of those excessively priced umbrellas from a seller who seemed appear <i>just</i> at the right …

7 Free Apps to Help You Stay Informed in 2017

From social justice pages disappearing from the White House website to an irksome immigration ban, the first month of Donald J Trump’s presidency has definitely sparked controversy. That’s why staying informed on the latest happenings in Washington is so important… especially with fake news sites …

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The 10 Most Inspiring Quotes from Michelle Obama's Final Speech as First Lady

"Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I've made you proud."<p>This morning, Michelle Obama delivered her final public speech as First Lady of the United States.<p>Obama spoke at the 2017 School Counselor of the Year Event—which she organized in 2015 as a part of her …

7 tricks to motivate yourself to clean your house even when you don't want to

A friend of mine, who is obviously much grosser than I am, wanted to know how to motivate herself to clean her home on a regular basis.<p>After, all cleaning and decluttering have psychological benefits— but they can also be boring and annoying.<p>To help out said friend who is definitely not me, I did …

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See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

12 Things to Add to 2018 For a Healthier, Happier Year

In the New Year, there are some things you should cut back on to be healthier, but also so many things you should add in. The best part? They're so simple — and many of them cost absolutely nothing. Try adding more of each of these to your day-to-day in 2018 to make this year so much better than …

10 New Year's Resolutions That Will Beat Yours

Time to replace those same old resolutions with a new list for a more positive you.<p>It's that time again--have you declared your New Year's resolutions? Maybe you've finally got enough motivation to start one of these typical top ten resolutions that the world attempts every January.<p>Nothing wrong …

5 Money Challenges to Try in 2017

If you want to get your finances in shape in 2017, a money challenge is a good place to start. Not only can tackling one serve the practical purpose …

The Top Planners to Organize Yourself and Your Life for the Coming Year

I fully admit it, I am a planner addict. I have tried just about everyone out there, I will change one part way through the year because I find one that will better meet my needs, or I feel like my current one if getting too cluttered. I will never give up my physical planner for an electric one. I …

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What Donald Trump Doesn’t Know About Black People

In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, Kanye West appeared on live TV during a celebrity fund-raiser for victims of the disaster and said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” This wasn’t based on intimate knowledge of Mr. Bush’s racial views, but rather on his treatment of black people in a …

14 Chic Ways to Organize Your Home Now Photos

Once the magic of the holidays has come and gone, it can feel like your home has been left in shambles after hosting overnight guests and piling up excess gift-wrapping supplies and presents in what is now a not-so-hidden corner. Whether you live in a spacious country cottage or a studio apartment, …

Want to Be More Successful? Drop These 7 Habits Today

These common habits are a lot more damaging than you might believe.<p>The internet is chock full of daily habits that will help your routine, but what about bad habits? Because habits are so ingrained into our daily routines, we often don't notice how harmful ones sneak in and ruin our success.<p>Try …

Don’t Bother With New Year’s Resolutions! Focus on These Instead

In 2017, many people will make resolutions again and then immediately break them. Why? Because they won’t do anything different. They don’t have …

9 Reasons I'll Miss The Hell Out Of Michelle Obama

Whether we like it or not, come January 20, the Obamas are leaving the White House, which means Michelle will no longer be our first lady. Having …

Be Happier: Simplify Your Life by Removing These 9 Things

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

9 Simple Tricks To Eat Less Sugar Every Day

By now, you know that sugar is bad for you, and that it's generally smart to eat less sugar if you can. Case in point: Eating too much of it ups your …

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35 Simple Ways to Lose Weight

By Helen West<p>To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn.<p>However, reducing the amount of food you eat can be difficult in the long …

7 Awe-Inspiring Places to Visit While the Leaves Are Changing

Is there anything more enchanting than the changing of the seasons? So much nostalgia is embedded in those color-changing leaves. As each one falls, …

Statins Aren't the Only Way to Lower Cholesterol

Statins are the perfect example of a blockbuster drug; they’re extremely good at lowering cholesterol levels and reducing risk of heart events, …

6 Slow Cooker Secrets Every Home Cook Needs to Know

You've got to love a device that lets you leave the kitchen and return hours later to an amazing meal. Get the best taste and texture with these pro tips.<p>1. Season Ahead<p>To intensify their flavors, season meats and poultry with salt and pepper, then keep them covered in the fridge overnight.<p>2. Brown …

NASA’s List Of The Best Air-Filtering Houseplants

Back in the late ‘80s, NASA was looking for ways to detoxify the air in its space stations. So it conducted a study to determine the most effective …

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How often you should clean your refrigerator — and the right way to do it

When was the last time you cleaned the refrigerator?<p>Wiping up the occasional drip and opening a box of baking soda doesn't count. We're talking a full-throttle cleaning that disinfects, organizes and restores order to one of the busiest spots in the home. Did you know that a neglected and dirty …

Ken Burns: Why the African American history museum belongs to all of us

I am surrounded by history. Among the many items in my office is a bust of Thomas Jefferson, a bust of Abraham Lincoln and a photo of the undefeatable Jackie Robinson.<p>And sitting on a bookshelf is an iron ankle shackle.<p>I pick it up sometimes. Here is history so many would like to ignore or forget. …

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