Carole Makowka

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What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of September 17, 2018

I’m most excited this week about a weird limited series called <i>Maniac</i> from Cary Joji Fukunaga (<i>Beasts of No Nation, True Detective, It).</i> Emma Stone …

Netflix Original

Here's How to Make an Ombré Rope Basket

Good news: It's an actually easy DIY.<p>If you're tempted to buy a rope basket every single time you walk into Pottery Barn, I'm here to tell you to save all of your monies because it's actually really, really easy to DIY. All you need is a basket, felt, rope, and paint. And, if you already have a …

DIY

Tutorial: No-sew vintage handkerchief bookmarks

Do you ever see vintage handkerchiefs at antique malls or estate sales, and think they’re so cute but don’t know what to do with them? Especially if …

Crafting

Party Food Ideas Inspired by This Year's Emmy Nominees - Chowhound

Who doesn’t love a good awards show viewing party—when it’s combined with an even better party spread? When Hollywood hands out a few statues for …

Drama

10-Minute Butt and Core Pilates Workout You Can Do in Your Living Room

It's hard to overstate how important a strong core and strong glutes are. As a fitness editor and certified trainer, I find myself harping on both of …

Workouts

10 Keto Soup Recipes That Are Insanely Decadent

Cheese, cheese, and more cheese.<p>It's time to admit something: On a typical diet, soup can get kinda boring (you know, unless you like eating straight-up veggies in broth).<p>The exception to that rule: Keto soup recipes, which are creamy, hearty, and filling (did I say creamy?). The best keto soup …

Weight Loss

I Spent 8 Months Traveling the World on $50 a Day. Here's How You Could Do It Too

Without sacrificing experiences either.<p>Inside the largest department store in the world, where light from tastefully enclosed fixtures reflects off …

10 Quick Ways to De-Stink Your Home, Stat

Keeping a clean house is an ongoing effort (we know!), but it isn't always about having the spiffiest gadgets or newest cleaning products in order to get things done. Rebecca Sullivan, whose handy new book, <i>The Art of Natural Cleaning</i>, leans on traditional cleaning techniques and brings them up to …

Washing Machines

5 Full-Body Dumbbell Moves Ashley Borden Swears By

Feel the burn from head to toe.<p>You might not have space in your house for a complete home gym, but you probably have room for some dumbbells. And …

Workouts

Fall TV: 5 upcoming Netflix Originals to look forward to

With Fall TV almost here, there are a plethora of awesome TV shows releasing and Netflix has a handful of exciting projects especially these 5.<p>The …

TV

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Florida—Because Vacation Should Be Easy

1 of 15<p>Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 15<p>Bilmar Beach Resort<p>3 of 15<p>Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 15<p>Rosen …

Florida

Caramelized Apple Strudel For The High Holidays

Parve, Vegan<p>Serves 10 to 12<p>Apple strudel is one of those Old World desserts that few people bake from scratch anymore. The whole-grain dough in this …

Baking

Globe-Trotting Travel Bloggers Reveal Their 5 Favorite Secret Destinations

Ania Boniecka and Tyler Stalman make a living off the beaten path.<p>When I first hear Ania Boniecka’s voice on the other end of the line she’s out of …

National Parks

This Is The Best Produce To Buy In September And What To Cook With It

September might be the best time of the year for fresh fruits and vegetables. Farmers’ markets, and even big-box grocery stores, seem to be …

Food

Our 10 Most Popular Recipes Of Summer 2018

We know, we know, summer’s not officially over yet, but after Labour Day many of us start switching over to fall cooking (because who can resist cozy …

Muffins

Apple Galette with Vanilla Yogurt Drizzle

Rustic is gorgeous—that’s never been more true than with this fall apple tart. We save on saturated fat and make the whole-grain crust even tenderer …

Whole Grain

4 Easy Ways To Jumpstart Your Metabolism When You First Wake Up

Keep your body’s fat-burning machine cranking from the minute you open your eyes.<p>By making your metabolism work for you, you can torch more calories all day long—with a little less effort. And you can get started as soon as you roll out of bed. (Really!)

Nutrition

Is Everything You Were Taught About Cold Calling Wrong?: How to Cold Call

Cold calling has been around as long as telephones have. Salespeople looking for opportunities to drum up business have spent years dialing prospective customers in the hopes that someone will pick up and let them talk for more than a minute.<p>And it’s all in the spirit of growing a business. …

Cold Calling

Just before Elvis died, he recorded this absolutely incredible performance of "Unchained Melody"

My friend Dustin Hostetler emailed me the video above with the subject line of "Do you like Elvis?"<p>No, I don't like Elvis.<p>I really don't even like …

Elvis Presley

These are the 10 best Netflix movies to watch before they’re removed in September

Complementing what might be the best month for new arrivals on Netflix in years are some of the most regrettable departures we’ve seen all year. …

Entertainment

7 of The Most Effective Exercises to Get Rid of Insomnia, Lung Issues, Back Pain, and Headaches

I have gathered a list of 7 cures for your sleepless and painful nights.<p>Plow Pose<p>Plow pose, or Halasana, is magical when it comes to improving your …

Yoga

The First Step in the Writing Process is Prewriting

I have a very long pre-writing process where I’m jotting down ideas in a notebook and ripping out relevant newspaper articles — a long fact-finding …

Writing

A universal way to solve problems, from a mathematical genius

It took Claude Shannon about a decade to fully formulate his seminal theory of information.<p>He first flirted with the idea of establishing a common foundation for the many information technologies of his day (like the telephone, the radio, and the television) in graduate school.<p>It wasn’t until 1948, …

Mathematics

Amalfi Coast Destinations Only Locals Know About

From hairpin bends and Alfa Romeos to Limoncello liquor, there's more to the Amalfi coast than Jamie Oliver would have you believe. So before you …

Italy

The VMAs Just Crowned the Song of the Summer and It Makes Perfect Sense

If you’ve been paying attention, you might have called this one in advance: Cardi B’s “I Like It” featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny was just named …

What the DASH Diet Is and Why Doctors Call It One of the Best Diets for Our Health

1 serving Veggie-Hummus Sandwich<p>P.M. Snack (48 calories)<p>• 3/4 cup raspberries<p>Dinner (450 calories)<p>• 1 serving Lemon-Herb Salmon with Caponata & …

Barack Obama and Bill Gates agree that this book is an absolute must-read

Microsoft MSFT, +0.34% founder-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates calls it “one of the best books I’ve ever read,” saying it offers a breakthrough way …

Bill Gates

4 Proteins That Get Rid Of Back And Stomach Fat, According To Nutritionists

There are two areas of the body where fat seems to stick: The belly and the back.<p>If fat around your midsection is getting you down and it seems like …

Nutrition

These Are the 6 Hardest Vitamins to Get Enough of—Here’s How to Do It

Even if you go out of your way to eat a balanced diet, there may be some important vitamins and minerals that are slipping through the cracks—and …

6 Anti-Aging Drugstore Night Creams That Work Better Than Botox

Using a good anti-aging night cream every night before you go to sleep can transform your skin. It’s so important that you don’t skip this crucial …