bettycarrington

203 Flips | 24 Magazines | 23 Likes | 11 Following | 15 Followers | @bettycarrington | Keep up with bettycarrington on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “bettycarrington”

The flesh-eating, bladder-wrecking chemicals hidden in street cocaine

Nearly two-thirds of cocaine is cut with a substance that can rot human flesh and 80 per cent contains a chemical linked to bladder cancer, a new …

33 Secrets to Discover at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood

Potterheads, prepare yourselves. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood is open, in all of its glory. From the epic experience fans will have …

Wrap Anything in Cloth Easily with Japanese "Furoshiki" Folding Techniques

Instead of struggling with wrapping paper this holiday season, get yourself some cloth. The Japanese Furoshiki technique can wrap anything easily and …

5 terrible writing habits to avoid

I have a theory: The more disciplined the writer, the easier it is to make a living as one.<p>It seems obvious, but it took me several years of filing …

20 Steampunk Novels to Read If You're Looking For Something Different

We've included the steampunk genre in our 2017 reading challenge, but some readers may be wondering: what even is a "steampunk novel"? According to the <b>Oxford Dictionary</b>, steampunk is "a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than …

How to stop being annoyed by life

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you get easily annoyed? At times, does that emotion quickly escalate to anger? You are not alone.<p>You shouldn't live with it, though.<p>Beyond improvements to your general mood and happiness, taming your anger can have important benefits to your health. Constant stress and aggravation is …

Mindfulness

Keep Your Toilet Sparkling with These Three-Ingredient Cleaning Pods

Nobody wants to spend time scrubbing toilets, but you also don’t want to subject guests (or yourself) to a grimy bowl. These DIY pods are an easy way …

12 Brutally Honest Charts That People Who Hate People Will Understand

Remember the time you met an old high-school friend at the supermarket? How about that evening when a co-worker sat next to you on the bus?<p>BuzzFeed's …

The 5 Best Anti-Itch Creams

Whether your skin is ultradry, cracking, or infected, it can lead to uncomfortable itchiness that seems to have no end or relief in sight. …

Skin Care

How To Get Better At Self-Care Using The Power Hour Method

No, my friends. We’re not talking about the power hour drinking game. We’re talking about a power hour that’s going to improve your well-being in 60 …

10-3-2-1-0 Formula: Win Your Mornings and Sleep Better

The single most important factor in winning your mornings and owning your days is to get up fifteen minutes earlier and work on your number one priority before anyone else is awake. It's that simple.<p>In theory, that is. But with all the chaos and temptations in life, how do you do it? Well, it's …

7 Tiny Daily Habits That Can Lead to Huge Success

The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that …

Banana and Blueberry Oat Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

DIY Home Decor Projects - 267 Easy and Crafty Ideas

DIY home decor crafts are fun but making something that will actually have decor value may be a bigger challenge than you’ve anticipated. Indeed, …

Home

36 People Share How They've Helped Friends Through Their Anxiety

Let them know you still like them.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us how they show support to friends and family who live with anxiety, or how friends and family have helped them through their own anxiety. Here’s what they said:<p><b>1. Learn their triggers.</b> One of the most compassionate things …

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

From Clueless Consumer to Real Food Dude

Many people around the United States could hardly fathom eating the way I do. Almost nothing I buy comes in a package. Almost everything is a simple …

9 Delightful Knitting Patterns You Should Try Right Now

Cast on, and on, and on...<p>You're now a member of the coziest, kindest cult in existence.<p>First order of business: if you haven't already, sign up for an account on Ravelry. It's a social network, pattern database, and all-around home for people who dig yarn, and you'll only be able to access some of …

Tiny Embroidery Hoop Necklaces With Delicate Landscapes

These tiny embroidery hoops feature miniature landscapes from around the world. Each mini scene is carefully stitched with delicate details of land, …

Jewelry

This Lamp Creates A Beautiful Thunderstorm In Your Room

This nifty lamp looks just like a tiny cloud inside your house. Not only does it add killer ambiance, but the fluffy design is also an interactive …

Majestic Scarves That Will Give You Wings In The Most Fashionable Way

Fashion designer and visual artist Roza Khamitova has always been inspired by the natural world since childhood. In was ever present in her country …

Visual Art

When You Love Someone Who is Depressed

At its worst, depression can put a person in bed.<p>We don't hear about that too often because there's still a stigma attached to mental illness. Many …

Depression

IKEA launches indoor garden that can grow food all year-round

If you’ve always wanted to grow your own veggies and herbs, but don’t have a yard where you can set up a garden, IKEA has the perfect product for …

30 Magical Secrets From Universal’s Harry Potter Diagon Alley

© John Gress/CorbisIf you’re a Potterhead, a trip to Universal Studios Resort is not complete without a visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: …

Harry Potter

I Am Nonbinary and I Am So Frustrated When Masculinity is Considered the Default

Years before I came out as transgender and nonbinary, I was on my high school’s robotics team. We all received t-shirts for competition season, and despite the claims that they were “unisex,” it was clear from how they fit the girls on the team that they were just men’s shirts misleadingly labeled. …

The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even …

Workouts

10 feminist books to read after you've gotten through the classics

Literature has always been the foundation of the feminist movement. Since the 18th century, when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote A <i>Vindication of the Rights</i> …

How to Get Jennifer Lawrence's Superhero Abs

Her former trainer, Dalton Wong, shares some diet and fitness tips, plus an easy to follow workout.<p>As we all know, Jennifer Lawrence is a junk food lover.<p>But despite her proclivity for pizza and fries, she's also maintained a killer physique. One person she can thank for that? Dalton Wong, her …

Fitness