Alexis DeVigal

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Top 10 Mistakes We Make When Grocery Shopping (And How to Fix Them)

Buying groceries is one of those universal chores most of us could probably do better at, whether it’s saving money on food or spending less time …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

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Use Range, Frequency or Scale to Quantify Your Resume

It is important to quantify your resume as numbers make your claims seem valid. But what if you don't work with something that can be boiled down …

Line Measuring Cups With Plastic Wrap When Measuring Wet Ingredients

Measuring butter or shortening almost always wastes a bit since you can't dig every dollop out of your measuring cup. Make it easier to remove the …

The Reason Instagram Banned #Fatass and #Slut Is Better Than You Think

<i>Greatist News examines and explains the trends and studies making headlines in fitness, health, and happiness. Check out all the news</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Instagram …

Court: State ban on gay therapy is constitutional

California can enforce its ban on "conversion" therapy that aims to turn gay youths straight, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, saying the law regulates medical practice and does not interfere with free speech or the right of parents to raise their children.<p>The law, the first of its kind in …

That's It, I'm Developing My Own Language: Oxford Adds 'Twerk', 'Srsly', 'Squee', 'Digital Detox', 'Selfie' To Dictionary

As a sign that God is clearly ready to abandon us to focus his efforts on another inhabited planet (I'm assuming he was smart enough to not put all …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Racial Map of the United States

Image: Dustin Cable/Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service/University of Virginia<p>Where are you in the map above? Demographic researcher Dustin Cable …

Make the Ultimate Pizza at Home with a $5 DIY Brick Oven

Pizza stones (or, alternatively, unglazed ceramic tiles) give pizzas, breads, and much more a marvelous crust. Use <i>two</i> layers of pizza stones or tiles …

Ten Ways I Trimmed $21,000 Off My Wedding Budget

Ever since I got engaged, planning my wedding has been a financial challenge—especially since I’m both a sentimental and thrifty person. On the one …

The Rainbow Mani That Caused An Uproar In Moscow

Never underestimate the power of nail art. As Swedish high jumper Emma Green Tregaro proved this week, nail polish can really make a statement—one …

The Secrets to Subtle, Low-Maintenance Hair Color

For me, hair color is a scary thing. This is because I’m extremely lazy when it comes to upkeep. The fact that I barely even use my blow dryer is one …

Try a Two-Day Diet for More Effective Weight Loss and Lasting Benefits

Dieting every single day to lose weight is a challenging battle. Limiting your diet to just two days, however, is much more manageable and might be …

Strawberry Lemonade Cake Recipe

<b>Serves 12</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature<br>• 1 3/4 cups sugar<br>• 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon zest<br>• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 tsp. …

Mattel profit slumps as Barbie's appeal continues to fade

Girls are falling out of love with Barbie. Global sales of the 54-year-old doll fell 12% in the three months to the end of June – the fourth …

The Portland Press: A French Press in a Jar – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

The Portland Press is a beautiful and responsible new approach to manufacturing a coffee brewing staple—the French press. This is the first product …

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Artist Creates 'Realistic Bodied' 19-Year Old Barbie Doll

This is the Barbie doll (right) artist Nicholay Lamm created using 3-D imaging and the Center for Disease Control's average measurements for a …

The Best Dashboard Apps to Start Your Morning Right

Like it or not, the first thing a lot of us look at in the morning is our phone or tablet. To that end, a slew of different apps have popped up that …

The Nerd Versus Geek Graph Of Associated Words

This is the graph created by Burr Settles (links to his website with way more details) using Twitter data to determine which terms are used more …

Refrigerate, then Microwave Citrus to Get the Most Possible Juice

We've talked about how to get the most juice from a citrus fruit before, but the folks at Serious Eats suggest keeping your fruit in the fridge for …

Use a Hot Spoon to Instantly Relieve Itchy Bug Bites

Tis the season for annoying bug bites, but a surprisingly simple remedy exists that can eliminate all of the itch within minutes.<p>All you have to do …

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Marvel Comics Mashes Up Superheroes and Chick Lit — And It Sort of Works

Not content with dominating the worlds of comic books, movies and ABC television spin-offs of uber-successful motion pictures, Marvel Entertainment …

Turn That Last Bit of Honey into Delicious Lemonade

When you start running low on honey, the last few drops are usually too hard to extract from the jar to make them worthwhile. Instead of throwing the …

Give Sliced Fruit a Quick Honey Water Bath to Keep Browning at Bay

Many people use a little lemon or citrus to keep sliced fruit like apples or pears from browning, but it turns out a mixture of honey and water is …

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How to Make a Strawberry Mojito

1<p><b>Fill the cocktail shaker with the strawberries.</b><p>2<p><b>Add the lime.</b><p>3<p><b>Add the mint sprigs.</b> Only use the mint leaves and discard the stems.<p>4<p><b>Add the</b> …

Smoothie Recipes For Everything

Who knew that the solution to most our problems could be solved with a smoothie?! Smoothie Recipes For Everything infographic from Super Skinny Me …

Top 10 Relaxing Projects to Soothe Your Overworked Mind

Rough week at the office? No plans for the weekend? Here are 10 projects that'll ease your mind and give yourself a break.<p>10. Turn Off Your Work Brain<p>…

DIY Roll-Out Pantry Saves Space in Your Kitchen

Ever feel like you have more food than you do shelves, and no space to add new ones? Instructables user ratmax00 solved this problem by creating a …