Charmaine Lopez

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40 Daring Striped Interiors Helping You Energize Your Home in 2013

Very popular in the fashion industry, stripes have become a major trend in interior design as well (check out Top 10 Most Talked About Interior …

DIY Stripe Doorway… with washi tape!

A little while ago I purchased some extra large interior washi tape from Etsy. I wasn't sure what I would use it for, until I had the idea to give …

MAKE IT / 23

our last DIY…pretty simple, right? this one is a little more work but definitely worth it. i really do feel like there is a shortage of good looking …

Nesting: Colored Kitchen Cabinets

We've been living in full renovation mode around here. Every day there is a new project going on around here. I'm not gonna lie. I love this phase! …

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Pretty Bathroom Jars

I'm in love with the new shower curtain I bought for my kids bathroom. (target) The colors and design are just too fun. I decided to ...

Behold This Deep-Fried Supreme Nacho Burger

Thanks to a visionary kid from Make-A-Wish who loves nachos (for real), Slater's 50/50 in SoCal is making the wishes of cardiologists everywhere come true by combining two classic bar foods into one crunchy, cheesy, beef- and guacamole-filled, deep-fried shell to create the Supreme Nacho Burger.<p>It …

The Biggest Myths About Your Metabolism—Debunked!

"Metabolism" sometimes seems like one of those health buzzwords that gets tossed around so frequently that it starts to lose its meaning after a while. You know what I mean? Like "cleanse" and "energy-boosting." Huh?<p>It's a real thing, of course—but some of the information out there isn't …

I'm a Registered Nurse But School Loans Are Killing Me

<b>Huffington Post Reader Question</b><p>Dear Steve,<p>I went back to school to earn my Registered Nurse License. Took out huge loans for school that I can not pay back at the moment.<p>As a new grad, it took me almost 2 years to finally find a job. I have been working as extra help/on-call for approx 9 months now …

Silver Lake's Iconic El Conquistador Is Closing

Looks like another iconic L.A. restaurant might bite the dust. This time it's Silverlake's El Conquistador, a Mexican joint thats sits on oh-so-hot …

5 Links to Read Before Making a Salad

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master a cooking technique. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Give salad the attention it deserves.</i><p>All too often, salad is merely an afterthought. You painstakingly plan out an elaborate meal, and then (at the last minute) …

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America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

How To Quit Your Job And Travel

Me in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.<p>In April 2012 I was sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon idly researching living in Mexico. I'd been looking to …

'The Great Gatsby Curve': Why It's So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead

High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today.<p>The American Dream isn't dead—it just moved to Denmark.<p>We like to think of ourselves as living a classless society, but it isn't …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

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The 10 Best Tourist Spots In Los Angeles Locals Should Also Enjoy

<i>The tourists are coming. But it's OK, L.A. You need not avoid every tourist spot in town, as some are actually worth the crowds. That's why they</i> …

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Honeymoons

Few travel decisions are as weighty as deciding where to honeymoon. No surprise many newlyweds choose all-inclusive resorts: Pay one price and leave …

10 Things to Consider Before You Start an Edible Garden

Photo: Linda Ly<p>So you want to start an edible garden. Excellent -- there's no better time than now, especially if you want to start harvesting the …

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Everything you need to know about After Earth I learned from reading the reviews

M. Night Shyamalan’s Smith family picture <i>After Earth</i> hits theaters today, and because it’s an M. Night Shyamalan movie, or, I suspect, because it’s not very good, the reviews have been quite negative. Actually, for every 10 reviews, there’s about seven negative, and three devil’s advocate, …

SoFi gets an additional $41M to keep students from falling into debt

A San Francisco-based startup known as SoFi is building technology to help college and grad students avoid falling into crippling debt.<p>It’s an ambitious goal, but SoFi is growing and raising money at a rapid rate.<p>After raising a huge $77 million fund in September 2012, SoFi today received an …

Three Cool Small Hotel Chains You've Probably Never Heard Of

There are over 3,500 Marriott hotels on Earth. There could be 3.5 million and that still wouldn't be enough to satisfy the world's traveling population, and so, for your future travel pleasures, we present <b>three small hotel chains you've probably never heard of but should totally book because</b> …

Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

5 Solo Travel Tips

Out the other night with friends, the topic of solo travel came up during dinner. My husband had just returned from a two-week solo adventure to Hawaii and I have been traveling solo for years. A friend commented that, while she has yet to travel solo, she dreams of the day when a solo getaway will …

Noah's Ark Theme Park Is Trying To Figure Out How To Make Ark Story Seem Plausible

What is "gopher wood"? How did Noah fit all those animals on the boat? And how did he stand the smell?<p>In an office park in Hebron, Kentucky, the designers of the proposed "Ark Encounter" theme park are trying to answer questions like these in order to build faith in the Bible's literal accuracy. …

Outdoorsy Summer Travel: The 7 Best Destinations in the U.S. (PHOTOS)

Summer is the time to get outdoors and get active. And even though it can get your blood pumpin', there is nothing more relaxing than some quality time with Mother Nature, whether you're hiking, fishing, or whitewater rafting -- or simply kicking back and taking in the views after a day filled with …

A Rainy Scene in Tokyo

Non-Pro Bodies Shooting in the rain<p>I’m scared to death to take my NEX-7 in the rain. I know pro bodies like the Nikon D4 can take it with no problem, …