Becki Stone

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12 Genius Ways to Create a Space-Saving Book Nook

As any book lover knows, it doesn’t take long for bookshelves to start overflowing, which makes small space living a mighty big challenge for the passionate bibliophile. If you’re currently living this struggle, rest assured that you’re not alone. And thank goodness for that, because others just …

The 50 best books for Christmas 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for literature, from tales of post-punk rebellion and fish-out-of-water detectives to politically incorrect satire and secrets from the Hollywood studio system. Here our top critics count down the year's best, from 50 to 1.<p>50. <b>The Making of Donald Trump</b> by David Cay …

12 Embroidery Hoop Crafts That Don’t Involve a Needle and Thread

From wall art to practical pockets, embroidery hoops can basically do it all. But the best part is that you don’t need to know the difference between an applique and an emblem to get down with these ideas. Whether you’re the master of crafts or the mere idea of DIY gives you anxiety, plenty of the …

18 Creepy True Crime Podcasts That'll Keep You Up At Night

Sweet dreams.<p>Note: Submissions have been edits for length/clarity.

14 Must-Read Adult Fiction + Non-Fiction Books Out in June

What pairs perfectly with a sweet rooftop bar, a refreshing boozy slushy and colorful statement sunglasses? An awesome summer read, of course! Sure, you could always grab that dusty copy of <i>Moby Dick</i> you’ve been telling yourself you’re going to read for years, but we think it’s time to mix it up …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

Procrastination

Embroidery 101

Learn to paint pictures with floss and fabric.<p>Gussy up some fabric with easy decorative stitches that will wow your friends and family. To embroider basically means to decorate material with needlework. Embroidery is based on hand-sewing stitches, and encompasses many different forms of stitching: …

Sewing

18 Creepily Fascinating True Crime Books You Really Need To Read

The only thing more captivating than crime fiction is crime non-fiction.<p>WARNING: Many of these books contain themes of a violent and disturbing nature.

This Is The Cutest Damn Cat Tent Of All Time That You Can DIY

It's purrrrrfect.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>· Small men's t-shirt<p>· 2 wire hangers<p>· Wire cutter<p>· Pliers<p>· Gorilla tape<p>· Cardboard<p>1. Cut two 15x15 squares of cardboard. Brush on PVA glue and glue them together.<p>2. Using a wire cutter, cut the hook part of the hanger off. Straighten the wire to a …

26 Awesome TV Shows From Around The World

Great television knows no borders.<p>Note: some responses have been edited and condensed for length or clarity.

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

Time Management

The Funniest Movies of All Time

Some of us would rather challenge Dwayne Johnson to a cage match than watch a documentary. Others are butter-soft and can't mess with horror flicks. …

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

Employee Engagement

The best graphic books of 2015

A life of Picasso, a brush with a shark and a gripping take on the Middle East<p><b>Best of culture in 2015:</b> see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>If I had to choose one must-buy from among all the fantastic graphic novels that were published in 2015, it would …

Books

18 Ways To Actually Keep Your Closets Organized

You're still going to have to get rid of that sweater you haven't worn in three years.

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Best crime and thriller books of 2015

From Girl on the Train to Girl in the Spider’s Web – a look back on a year that lived up to the hype<p><b>Vote:</b> What was your favourite book of the year?• <b><br>Best of culture in 2015:</b> see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>Books that arrive on a tide of chatter about …

Books

International business etiquette: what's it like in your country?

What’s polite in one part of the world could be highly offensive in another. Tell us about the business culture where you work<p>We might live in a global world but each nation has its own set of manners.<p>The rules around etiquette vary around the world and what is regarded as polite behaviour in one …

Small Business

Is Donor-Driven Charity Dying? Finding New Nonprofit Models Before It's Too Late

With another successful #GivingTuesday behind us, the holiday fundraising season is officially here. And as the nation's 1.5 million non-profits launch their end-of-year campaigns, there's reason to celebrate. Recently published figures show that 2014 giving was up 5.1% (inflation adjusted) and is …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Even Better Bookish Shoes for Literary Feet

I can’t get enough of shoes that show off my nerdy literary love, and you guys can’t either. My secret Pinterest board for bookish shoes is filling …

Bookish Gifts for $20 or Less

Writing holiday lists for my family is, in a word, painful. My husband and I are both very easy people who tend to not want things nor do we have …

Beloved Books: Twenty Mighty Girl Classics

<i>By Katherine Handcock, A Mighty Girl Communications Specialist</i>While there are dozens of great new Mighty Girl books getting published every year, …

The best crime books of 2015 by Fiona Hardy

<b>Here are our top ten crime books of the year, voted for by Readings staff. Displayed in no particular order.</b><p><i>The Girl on the Train</i> by Paula …

Books

No Sew Braided Napkin Rings

Kiah Williams, 28

Cofounder, SIRUM<p>Kiah Williams teamed up with her fellow Stanford grads Adam Kircher and George Wang to develop SIRUM (Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine). The non-profit currently works with 12 healthcare sites (largely in California, but also in Colorado and Oregon) and has …

17 DIY Tin Can Crafts And Ideas You Should Definitely Take On

<b>Tin cans</b> and bottles in general are one of the most present items in our lives and homes. They surround us as perfect containers for our daily meals …

Why seed ‘extensions’ are becoming the new normal in fundraising

For years, many have believed the startup world would be doomed by the “Series A Crunch,” the natural result of an explosion of seed funding paired with an increasingly high bar required to earn a Series A. Industry observers believed we’d be witnessing a train wreck of epic proportions as …