Christina Peden

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Interior Designers Share Their Game-Changing Shopping Secrets

When you're a home editor, you become a magnet for decorating inquiries of all sorts, but the most common question I get is about where to shop for blank (pretty much every household decorative item you can imagine). To deviate from my usual list, I turned to another group of professionals: …

6 Meditation and Mindfulness Apps That Will Help You Feel More Zen This Year

Ways to be that well-adjusted person.<p>If you've ever wondered how that impossibly calm, resourceful colleague or friend keeps a level head under pressure—while juggling a full schedule and not pitching a fit about it—chances are she's already up to speed on mindfulness and daily meditation exercises.<p>…

5 Free Graphic Design Tools To Create Your Own Visuals in 2017

Why would you pay a design agency upwards of $5,000 for one graphic design, when you can create your own visuals for next to nothing?<p>Many startups and new entrepreneurs understand the value of using visuals in their marketing strategy, but how many people are actually going to throw five grand at a …

8 books that will change your life in 2017

And if your New Year's resolution isn't to read more ... well, have we got some recommendations that will make you change your resolution.<p>The following eight books will help you stop worrying, stop being tired, and stop feeling overwhelmed — and start excelling in your field, embracing life's …

21 Ways To Make Your Life Infinitely Better In 2017

A big NOPE to rigid resolutions that fill you with dread.<p>If you do feel like putting some extra effort into practicing self-care and enjoying yourself as you do it, we have some ideas.

The best epically long books to binge-read on winter nights

Readers know all about summer reading: Juicy, plot-driven page-turners that are a breeze to read through sun-induced headaches, or can be picked up and put down between dips in the pool. But in winter, you need a different kind of book: one with a good existential crisis, or a very, very deep …

Books

The Most Moving Personal Essays You Needed To Read In 2016

Here are some of the most beautiful and insightful personal essays that BuzzFeed staff and contributors wrote this year (in the order they were published).<p><b>"</b>As a trans woman, my relationship to makeup — and accompanying cisnormative beauty ideals — has been particularly fraught. My 2015 resolution …

10 Female Entrepreneurs Making Money Online: Blog Income Reports

We started our current blog as a way to help other female entrepreneurs learn how to make money online. Our goal is to help you make at least $5000 …

Women Entrepreneurs

9 Places to Find a Paid Blogging Job

Top 9 Places to Find Paid Blogging Jobs<p>Earn a few hundred extra dollars a month for writing blog posts<p>Updated July 07, 2017<p>If you're a writer looking …

Employment

Start Your Own Natural Beauty Movement With These Three Recipes

We teamed up with Plant Makeup for the ultimate DIY cosmetics<p>We can’t deny that today’s beauty industry can be a bit scary at times. With so many brands filling their products with “mystery ingredients” (which may end up being toxic carcinogens) or testing on animals, we have to be wary of what we …

5 Powerful Habits That Make Your Mind Sharper and Stronger

Give yourself permission to grow.<p><i>How do I grow stronger mentally and change my perspective for good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur</b> …

Self-improvement

11 simple yet effective improvements to your social media content

As marketers, writers and crafters, we spend hours on bringing our content ideas to life and after all that effort, want our content to be seen.<p>Writing powerful social media copy to grab people’s eyes and win their hearts is a challenge, though. And often, when our content isn’t breaking through …

Social Media

Here’s Why You May Be Aging Faster Than Your Friends

We all have friends who were born in the same year but look years younger (or older) than we do. Now researchers say that such perceptions aren’t …

Medicine

7 Tips To Boost Your Creativity

Feeling blocked? These tips will help you achieve breakthroughs.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>A blank page can be an intimidating thing.<p>Writers, artists, and creators of all kinds struggle with it. Like any project, …

Creativity

A Field Guide to Getting Lost: Rebecca Solnit on How We Find Ourselves

<i>“On how one orients himself to the moment,”</i> Henry Miller wrote in reflecting on the art of living, <i>“depends the failure or fruitfulness of it.”</i> Indeed, this act of orienting ourselves — to the moment, to the world, to our own selves — is perhaps the most elusive art of all, and our attempts to …

25 of The Cutest Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom

The animal kingdom harbors many parenting secrets. Compared with humans, animals have both unique and similar ways of parenting their offspring. For …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

Pickles, aka ‘Catasaurus Rex’, The 3′ Long, 21 Pound Tomcat

Pickles aka “Catasaurus Rex” is a super-sized tomcat who is over three feet long and weighs 21 pounds was put up for adoption twice before at the …

Pets