Briela duBoise

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Are You Sure You Should Eat That?

I can't remember the first time I was asked that, but I was young. Very young, maybe six? Seven? And, I felt it far before the words were said aloud. …

Fitness

Will Ello Kill Facebook, or Is It Just a Lot of Hype?

I joined Ello because everyone else was joining Ello. (And yes, if all the kids jumped off the bridge, I would jump off the bridge, too!) And now …

Los Angeles

I Miss My Grandmother

Just a few weeks ago, I got an odd phone call.<p>“Who is dis?” an older woman asked me.<p>“You called me,” I responded, laughing.<p>“Oh, dear, dear. I was …

Hung Up

No, I'm Not Pregnant. I'm Just Gaining Weight from the Pills

HEY.<p>Listen.<p>I am trying really hard down here.<p>I am back on the pills. I am taking the damn pills.<p>Image: Michael Chen via Flickr<p>I am reengaging in my …

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad

Potatoes

Would You Want to be a Homeless Woman with No Tampons?

Is there possibly a more inelegant phrase than 'she's on the rag?'<p>Maybe. I'll search for it later.<p>My mother told me that when she was a teenager …

Homelessness

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

10 Things Women Don't Want to Hear About on a First Date

The dating world can be <b>terrifying</b>. First dates are tricky. Even the best of them have their fair share of awkward moments. There are just so many …

Relationships

Blackberry Margaritas

Today is May 5th—also known as Cinco de Mayo! And while it obviously isn’t the most sacred of holidays in our country, it is a great day to celebrate …

Singld Out, A DNA-Based Dating Service, Can Match You With Dates Who Will Smell Sexy

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of services out there to help you find someone you might like to have sex with. But there are very few that are run solely by two female founders, and even fewer that use “biological compatibility” as a criteria for matching two users.<p>Meet Singld Out, a platform …

Bitcoin value goes up, now accepted in China

“If James Bond, Sergey Brin and Paul Volcker…designed their ideal currency, it might look a lot like bitcoin.”<p>Bitcoin’s price hit a record at $261 on the Bitstamp online exchange, driven by wider acceptance of the virtual currency.<p>The digital money, which can be used to pay for goods and services …

Lookout Bundles its Android App on AT&T's Smartphones, Tablets

Mobile security firm Lookout today announced a partnership with US carrier AT&T that will see its app, aptly named Lookout Mobile Security, bundled on new Android smartphones. Lookout promises to give AT&T customers comprehensive protection against malware and spyware, privacy violations, data …

Motorola wants you to tattoo a smartphone microphone onto your throat

Okay, where to start on this one? Simply put, Motorola has applied for a patent of a microphone with a tranceiver and power supply that is designed to be <i>tattooed onto your throat</i>. The idea is to capture vibrations directly from your larynx in order to cut out background noise -- while eliminating …

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review: A must-have tablet for Amazon Prime members - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9</b> is a performance monster that speeds through Web sites and UI navigation at a frantic pace. Its screen is impressively sharp and its body amazingly light for a larger tablet. The Mayday feature gives personal and near-instant customer service. Some small but …

Gear & Gadgets

Retailers worry that delayed tax refunds could keep wallets closed

It's bad news for retailers and consumers: Those big tax refunds they're counting on to boost sales and pad bank accounts are going to take a little longer.<p>Due to the government shutdown, the IRS will delay the start of the tax filing season by one to two weeks. The original start date of Jan. 21 …

Same-Store Sales

How-To: DIY Water-Dispensing Pet Bowl

Instructables user Jim Tiffin Jr shared this ingenious DIY water-dispensing pet bowl created by his 11-year old daughter.

Pets

Try This: Textured Planter Project

This morning I stepped outside in a sweater and shorts only to run back inside and change into jeans. It's getting chilly over here! I've got quite a …

DIY Autumn Leaf Bowls

Miss You Mugs

September 6, 2013 | by Sibylle | Blog, DIY, Valentine's Day<p>Ever had your loved one far away, or maybe not that far away, but still miss him/her? Why …

Weekend DIY Projects That'll Fix Up Your Home In Two Days Or Less (PHOTOS)

Saturday is here and that often means one thing: Time to tackle the tasks you've been promising to do for days. Or weeks. Or months. If you don't know where to start, look no further than our list of weekend DIYs designed to provide a handy jumping-off point for your own projects. What are you up …

20 Festive Halloween Garlands You Can Buy and DIY

When it comes to decorating, we’re all about the garland. It’s a great way to decorate any space, large or small, and doubles as a pretty solid backdrop should an impromptu photo booth pop up right in your apartment. Garlands also tend to store pretty easily, making them decorations you make once …

Decorations

How-To: Paint Stick Keychain

Turn a hardware store staple into an eye-catching accessory with this paint stick keychain tutorial from Ruffled!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head on over to Ruffled to see the full how-to.

Painted Floor Runner

You can sometimes get lost in an open floor plan or a loft space, but this hand-painted floor runner featured on Design Sponge is an excellent way to delineate separate spaces, or lead guests into a specific area.

How-To: DIY Typography Pendants

Instructables user Fairgoods shared this super quick and easy way to make a pendant featuring your own custom typography handiwork.

Extreme poverty on the rise for older women

An alarming number of women older than the age of 65 joined the ranks of the extreme poor last year, according to a new report by the National …

'Abdication of responsibility'? The walk to a better school that puts lives at risk

<b>By Trymaine Lee, National Writer, msnbc.com</b><p><b><br>PHILADELPHIA</b>— Each morning just before school, Dawn Hawkins and her 13-year-old son Khyrie hold hands, close their eyes and bow their heads.<p>“Be a shield of protection for my baby,” Hawkins prays over the lanky 8th grader.<p>Then it’s off to his new school: a …

Living on $5,000 a year, on purpose: Meet America's 'intentional poor'

<i>By Nona Willis Aronowitz, NBC News contributor</i><p>More than two decades ago, then-33-year-old Dan Price had a wife, two small children, a high-interest mortgage, and a stressful job as a photojournalist in Kentucky. He worried daily about money and the workaday grind.<p>“I told myself, ‘buck up and pay …

Apple's Next Event: iPads, MacBooks and Some Surprises?

On Oct. 22, Apple will host its second major product announcement of the fall. While the first officially launched the iOS 7 era as well as the new …

Android Central 156: Petting a $3,000 Goat

Thing 1: The Nexus 5 cometh<p>Thing 2: Wrapping up the HTC One Max<p>Thing 3: Software, software everywhere<p>Thing 4: Big Android BBQ

Android News

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Spotify, Netflix, Swiftkey

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the …