Vina Nguyen

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This is how you pimp up your home with neutral colors!

This homify story heroes a wonderfully eclectic house in Bristol, that has beautiful spaces done up in different styles to create a contemporary …

Interior Design

Portland’s Most Worthy Waffles, Mapped

Watch out pancakes — your hot, crispy, and versatile cousin, the waffle, is taking over Portland. Local restaurants serve waffles in dozens of styles — ever heard of Hong Kong bubble waffles? A 2017 study by EZCater.com even reports Portlanders order more waffles that any other city in the nation.</i> …

Easy Pineapple Orange Layer Cake

<b>You’ll Need (for the cake):</b><p>1 package of yellow cake mix.<br>½ cup of vegetable oil.<br>1 can (11 oz) of undrained mandarin oranges.<br>3 eggs.<br>½ cup of sour cream.<p>…

The 13 Best Japanese Drugstore Beauty Products You Can Buy on Amazon

<i>About a year and a half ago, beauty director Kathleen Hou at the Cut put together a guide to the 13 best Japanese drugstore products, many of which</i> …

Shopping

16 Genius Ways To Make Legit Cookies With Cake Mix

These cookies are chewy, soft, and most are less than five ingredients.

The Happiest Hours

The day is done, but you’ve still got work to do—<i>eatin’</i> and <i>drinkin’</i> work, that is. Which is where the <i>Mercury</i>’s happy hour mega-guide comes in: We’re …

Someone cut the whole 'Breaking Bad' series into a two-hour feature film

While there's plenty of films that run for ages (looking at you, <i>Lord of The Rings</i> trilogy) it's not easy to fit a television series into a …

10 Of The Best-Selling Beauty Products From CVS In 2016

Shopping for beauty products in the drugstore is one way to save serious money, but it can also be very overwhelming. There are hundreds of brands to …

My Boyfriend And I Tried This Couples Dating App... It Was Awesome

When you hear the words "dating app," you probably envision Boomerang-style snippets of endless profile reels and swiping right (ehhh, left) until …

4 Couples Share How They Knew They'd Met The One

It’s true that relationships are work, but the work isn’t trying to figure out if you should be with someone, or convincing someone to be with you.<p>For a number of long-term couples I've interviewed through the years, the expression, "When you know, you know," rings true. Not all knew immediately, …

Relationships

Want Free Makeup Samples? There's an App for That

What do you get when you cross your favorite beauty sampling service with an on-demand interface like Uber's? Plum Perfect's Girl Seeks Sample app, …

I've been investing in real estate for 25 years, and I think buying a house is for suckers

People think the only way to save money is to buy a house. Suzy Orman thinks you have no way to earn any real money for yourself, so she advises you to buy a house as the only way to get your money. You will get your home paid off when you are old. Who wants to wait until they are old to have money?<p>…

An Italian Chef Reveals The Secret To A Perfect Homemade Pizza

Italians will search for months for the place to enjoy a perfect pizza with friends. There are those who prefer them with a thick crust, Neapolitan-style, and those looking for the thin and crispy Roman-style. But they all agree on one point: it must be easy to digest, not a pleasure that is paid …

13 strategies to save a fortune, from real people who retired before 40

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to win the lottery, inherit a windfall, or even earn a Wall Street salary to retire early.<p>Consider "Mr. Money Mustache," who averaged a $67,000 annual salary working as an engineer for 10 years before announcing his retirement at age 30. Or Jeremy Jacobson …

10 Problems Only Nurses Understand

You have no idea what you're walking into each morning.<p><b>1. Every day tests your emotional endurance</b><b>.</b> With the things I am exposed to on a daily basis — literally life and death, weird family dynamics, different habits of grieving — it's sort of difficult to relate to somebody in another field who …

Unlock Hidden Genres in Netflix With These Secret Codes

Although it’s been known for a while, no one’s really bothered to take the time to jot down all of Netflix’s genre codes – until now. In case you’re …

TV shows

These Secret Netflix Codes Will Unlock Thousands Of Hidden Genres

No matter where you go in the world (as long as it’s not China), you can stream <i>BoJack Horseman</i>. Netflix is now available in most countries, 190 to be exact, including Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. But what happens when you’re sick of</i> …

What I learned from studying Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's schedule for a year

Amidst the growing numbers of tasks, relationships, and operations to manage, ecommerce leaders still only have the same number of hours in a given day.<p>Through my work at Exact Media, I've worked with some of the brightest leaders in the ecommerce space.<p>To better understand them, their needs, and …

Customer Service

Overlooked Rental Home Cash Flow

Cash flow, that monthly bank deposit of rent collected in excess of operating expenses is a major consideration when investors evaluate a rental property. Sometimes new investors forget one component of cash flow simply because they don't see it every month. Think of cash flow not as a calculation …

10 Science-Backed Reasons Being Single Is Good for Your Health

With all the "We're engaged!" pics popping up on social media, it may seem like <i>everyone</i> you know isone half of a happy couple. But if you're riding …

Women TV Meteorologists Love This $22.99 Dress From Amazon

A post in a female meteorologist Facebook group started a trend that's showing up on television screens around the country.<p>A female meteorologist found the perfect dress to wear on TV — and since it's only $22.99 on Amazon, other women around the country had to give it a shot too.<p>The Homeyee …

Clothing

5 Reasons 'Just Be Yourself' Is Terrible Dating Advice

"Just be yourself" might be the most common advice given to anyone who's nervous about going on a date. And I get it, it really might feel like an encouraging thing to say. The underlying meaning is, "I think you're awesome just the way you are, and others will, too." That's great, and the person …

Gruner restaurant to close; Ox chefs taking over space

Gruner, the sleek "Alpine" restaurant from celebrated Portland chef Chris Israel, will close after New Years Eve, The Oregonian has learned. The West …

Welcome to the World of Modern Dating

Welcome to the world of modern dating, where instead of going on a good date, you wake up every morning to a good validation.<p>We have become "swipe" junkies.<p>Here is what most people are doing now: They're on some type of dating app -- Tinder, Bumble, Hinge. There seems to be a new one all the …

12 Signs You've Done Well in Life

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p><b>1. You feel proud of yourself.</b><p>Regardless of where you are in life, you feel proud of yourself for having achieved what you have and having done what you've done -- whether it's good or bad. Because life is not about going from one point to the …

Money Won't Buy Happiness, According to Science—Here's Why

For decades psychologists have studied the relationship between wealth and happiness, and despite being richer, Americans aren’t any happier. As …

Learn the Workout That Got Khloé Kardashian Her 'Revenge Body'

Exercise 1 Single-Dumbbell Clean and Press<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and a dumbbell between your feet on the floor. Push your hips back as you squat to grab the dumbbell with your right hand, arm fully extended <b>(A)</b>. In one smooth movement, pull the dumbbell up and "catch" it at …

The Best Things I Ate in Taiwan

Less than four percent the size of China's landmass, the island of Taiwan has always been something of an underdog. Its cities are smaller and younger, there's no Great Wall, and you'll find way fewer pandas. But you don't get a nickname like the Beautiful Island by being a crummy place to live, …

12 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Woman Who Doesn't Mind Being Single

She is surrounded by suitors, because confidence is sexy. And these are the things you need to understand if you hope to woo her.

Dating