Tracie Johannsen

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DIY Garden Wall - It's Simpler than You Think!

A stately stone wall surrounding your garden will create a classic atmosphere reminiscent of the established garden walls in the English countryside, …

Home Improvement

Before & After: An Awkward Brooklyn Kitchen Embraces its Potential

This 'before' kitchen wasn't nearly as dire as some we've featured — it was just, well, awkward. A previous renovation left the kitchen floor covered …

Dining Rooms

A nasty Android malware is spreading using Google's online ad network

It's a banking "trojan," which is designed to steal its victims' banking details. One way it does this is by creating phishing windows designed to dupe users into entering their details. It can also read and and delete text messages sent to users by their banks.<p>The worrying part is how it makes its …

16 Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes For Your Next BBQ

Holiday weekend, here we come.<p><i>Original article by Katherine Baker for Spoon University.</i>

Healthy Eating

Garlicky Green Crock-Pot Chicken and Lentils {Gluten Free}

<i>Simple Garlicky Green Crock-Pot Chicken and Lentils! A FLAVORFUL and fresh gluten free crock-pot chicken recipe that’s packed full of fiber,</i> …

Cooking

15 Crock-Pot Recipes You Won’t Believe Are Vegan

Crock-Pot recipes are the most awesome life hack: Dinner simmers away all day while we’re at work, and is ready to ladle out the minute we walk through the door. But for vegans combing Pinterest for inspo, it can be a challenge to find good Crock-Pot recipes that really are vegan. But, hey, no …

8 bad habits that are ruining your sleep

Conversely, research shows there's a direct correlation between getting less sleep and workplace inefficiency.<p>The prefrontal cortex, where the problem-solving functions of the brain are housed, is degraded if we don't get enough sleep.<p>Working when you're sleep-deprived "we now know is the cognitive …

Digestion

Research Shows This Is How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

The weight-loss news making headlines these days is anything but hopeful. The recent article in <b>New York Times</b> detailing the inability of many Biggest Loser contestants to maintain their slimmed-down physiques after working so hard and so publically to lose hundreds of collective pounds was …

Honeymoon Inspiration: Taste of the Grand Circle, an Epic Southwest U.S. Road Trip

If the idea of wide open spaces, national parks, and unforgettable scenic vistas sounds like an incredible vacation, why not plan an epic road trip for your honeymoon? Las Vegas, Zion, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Route 66 — for an adventurous honeymoon with Southwestern twist, it doesn't get …

National Parks

The 10 Most Common Gardening Mistakes

Don't let pretty petals steer you into the wrong direction.<p>Nursery owner Flora Grubb shares the 10 most common mistakes made while shopping at the nursery and how to avoid them.

Gardening

23 Tips That'll Trick Others Into Thinking You're A Chef

You might even find yourself on the next episode of Chopped.

Comfort Food

17 Recipes for a Homemade Dumpling Feast

I could practically live off dumplings—and, thanks to the dollar dumpling joint a few blocks from my house, there have been periods in my life during which I nearly have. I prefer not to think about how many of their pork and chive dumplings I've consumed in the past year and a half, but the total …

If You Eat Any Fruits Or Vegetables At All, You're Doing Better Than Half Of America

BRB, getting an apple.<p>If you’re feeling down about how you eat, consider this: if you eat about one cup of fruit and more than 1.5 cups of vegetables a day, you’re actually eating better than about half of all Americans. If you eat 1.5 cups of fruit (the recommended serving size for an adult), …

Nutrition

30 Products You Need to Get a Better Night's Sleep

If you haven't bought #19 yet, you're missing out.<p>If you've ever said you'd pay a million dollars for some better-quality sleep, don't worry, we have a better plan. These accessories are all intended to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Switch Up Your Cardio With This Metabolism-Boosting Workout Guide

<i>The following post was originally featured on Fit Bottomed Girls and written by Alison, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>If there is something we love here at Fit Bottomed Girls, it's a quick HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout that will get your heart rate up, work all of your …

Fact Check: Did Obama Withdraw From Iraq Too Soon, Allowing ISIS To Grow?

Like everyone else, the Republican candidates talk about ISIS a lot. And what they — at least Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — charge is that ISIS is President Obama's fault, because he withdrew troops from Iraq in 2011 — when he should have kept them there to keep a lid …

Middle East

Buying These Organic Foods Is A Waste Of Money

<i>By: Kara King</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>People choose to eat organically for many reasons -- it's better for the planet, it's supposedly healthier -- but often these folks are misguided. Although it's true that USDA organic products must be free from synthetic ingredients and grown on farms that strive to …

Vegan Thanksgiving Wraps

Friends, it’s almost Thanksgiving! (Aahhh!!)Have you made your menu yet? Do you have big plans? Are you doing something traditional (like eating Aunt …

Food

Eighth Grader Writes Heartbreaking Letter About Racism He Faces At School

A 13-year-old was fed up with the racism he faced at school everyday so he spoke out against it.<p>Za'Khari Waddy is a young scholar and a leader on his football team. But neither of these accolades could shield him from the racism he faces at school.<p>On an October bus ride after one of his team's …

Middle School

The Renovation Dilemma: What to Fix If You're Selling

It's always a Sisyphean task to set a budget for a renovation -- or at the very least an ever-moving target -- but if you're planning to put your home on the market, you'll have a way different set of calculations than a starry-eyed new homeowner.<p>Before you embark on a gut of your circa-1990 …

22 Creative Root Veggie Recipes You Haven’t Cooked Up Yet

Root veggies — the humble workhorse of the produce world. Although they don’t look like much from the outside, root vegetables pack a serious punch from within. Peel back the tough skins and you’ll find jewel-toned shades of orange, amber, crimson, pink, purple and gold. Not only are they visually …

Marco Rubio's blatant lie about his personal finances should worry you

A crucial part of Marco Rubio's big debate victory came directly out of his ability to lie with conviction and an innocent look in his eye. Not just …

Your 'Wealth Advisor' Probably Isn't One

<i>Photo courtesy of Flickr.</i><p>Last week, I wrote about an experience I had with a broker who took offense at the use of the term "broker" in a talk I gave to a group of investors. I found that odd because he is employed by a large brokerage firm. So I asked what he wanted to be called, and he said …

Vegan Lentil Curry Recipe - Irresistible One Pot Recipe {Gluten-free}

<i>Vegan lentil curry with tomatoes makes for the perfect meatless one pot dinner ready in 30 minutes. Requiring only kitchen staples, a few spices and</i> …

What Happened When Our Preppy Beauty Writer Wore Crazy Dark Lipstick All Weekend

I’m a huge girly girl: I write about beauty every day, have enough baby pink items in my closet to last a lifetime and live for the satisfaction that comes with achieving a flawless manicure. During an editorial meeting recently, I jokingly suggested that I had been wanting to try out black …

Here's how much a family needs to earn to live comfortably in New York City while still saving money

New York City is indisputably expensive, but just <i>how</i> expensive?<p>Research engine FindTheHome crunched some numbers to determine what it takes to live in the electric Big Apple.<p>Using the Economic Policy Institute's family budget calculator — which accounts for two parents and two kids — FindTheHome …

5 Cheap Travel Gadgets You Need in Your Carry-On

<i>By Kristen Mitchell for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>When you're prepping for a flight there's a few things you always know to bring: a few magazines or a book to keep you busy, headphones to listen to music or drown out any annoying neighbors and a phone charger. These are crucial, but there is so …

The School-to-Prison Pipeline Is Institutional Racism

What is the school-to-prison pipeline?<p>The school-to-prison pipeline is a no-nonsense trend in American education, where children are directed straight from the classroom and into the bureaucratic clutches of the criminal justice system.<p>The phenomenon manifests itself in disciplinary practices and …

John Oliver Says U.S. Students Learn Virtually Nothing About Africa

This week, comedian John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, released a back-to-school video that mentioned how little U.S. students learn about Africa and Asia. (P.S. Although Oliver tries hard not to curse, he does utter a naughty word or two.)<p>"You will leave school knowing as much about …

Africa

Why White Kitchens Stand the Test of Time

If you’re ready for a major kitchen remodel, then you’re about to drop some serious cash. The “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National …