Amanda Parks

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Do you remember what Facebook, YouTube and Google looked like years ago?

The Internet has evolved at an incredible pace. Websites that looked amazing less than a decade ago are absolutely hideous by today’s standards — …

17 Things You Should Know Before You Fall In Love With An Old Soul

By Koty Neelis,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1zlQvKI<p><b>1. Don’t worry about going overboard with impressing us. It’s the simple things in life we</b> …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: A Nervous Breakdown Ended My Nursing Career

I got the call when I was in a bookstore. I had just come off a long night shift, and I was blowing off steam. My phone rang, and it was work. I needed to come in. NOW.<p>As a nurse, I loved my patients but didn’t exactly love my job. I had felt unhappy for months, but what was I to do? My family was …

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

What I Need To Know If You Want To Marry Me

Hopefully, by the time you’ve agreed to live in the same house with someone for the rest of your life and not get bored of them, you already know a …

Backstage With Janis Joplin: Doubts, Drugs And Compassion

Janis Joplin felt a sense of outsider isolation throughout her life. She once said, "On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people. Then I go home alone."<p>But she wasn't alone — she had John Byrne Cooke.<p>Cooke was Janis Joplin's first and only road manager, from 1967 until her death from a heroin …

'I couldn't move': Patients who wake up during surgery

"I was awake but paralyzed," says Carol Weihrer as she recalls undergoing eye surgery in 1998.<p>"I could hear the surgeon telling his trainee to 'cut deeper into the eye,'" she says. "I was screaming, but no one could hear me. I felt no pain, just a tugging sensation. I tried to move my toes or even …

Best Things About Having a Winter Relationship

1. Leaving your place is just dangerous! If you go outside, you could get frostbite. Or slip on some ice. Or get impaled by an icicle like Christina did in . For safety's sake, it really just makes more sense to stay in bed with your significant other. The fact that it also happens to be quite a …

13 Super Scary Staircases

If heights, stairs, or steep slopes make you squeamish, consider this fair warning.<p>The artistic merit of these stairways cannot be denied. But if heights, stairs, or steep slopes make you squeamish, consider this fair warning. This piece originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.

Gypsy in Your Soul: 10 Steps to a Bohemian Bedroom

In my teens I desperately wanted to be Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac. I wanted to wear leather with lace and shawls with long fringes and have mad …

Save $33: 8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get for free right now

We started off this week with a bang, sharing eight great paid iPhone and iPad apps that were made available for free for a limited time. Some of …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …