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The Cleaning Workhorse You Already Carry in Your Purse

It's become ubiquitous. Whether it's a tiny bottle of colored gel clipped to a teens' backpack, or the more natural version that's a common diaper …

Cleaning

8 Genius Things Hidden on the Amazon Website

Turns out that on top of fast shipping and affordable pricing, if you're willing to spend some time digging through the navigational menu on the …

Shopping

10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” — Mark Twain<p>As the bestselling author of five books, I can tell you without …

Writing

How to change background color in Pages

Pages recently added the ability to set page backgrounds, so you can give your document a blue or pink base color without messing around with full-page objects that just get in the way.<p>To use this feature, you’ll need to make sure to update to the latest versions of the Pages app for Mac and Pages …

Graphics

iPhone & iPad: How to show Safari tab icons in iOS 12

Apple has brought icons in Safari tabs to iPhone and iPad with iOS 12 in addition to doing the same in macOS Mojave. Follow along for how to turn on this handy feature.<p>Icons in Safari tabs has been a long time coming, and Apple’s latest software brings its browser up to speed with Google Chrome, …

iOS

An IKEA Trip Can Double Your Kitchen Storage for Under $200

I thought the simple and affordable bed hack in Erica Massey's Dallas, Texas rental apartment was pretty brilliant. A tall bed with storage for her, …

Your smart speakers are listening to you. Here's how to delete their recordings.

Keep your data to yourself.<p>Your friendly neighborhood smart speaker can do everything from dictate recipes to control door locks. On the less positive side, it's also capable of eavesdropping on your conversations and activities. What's a privacy-concerned citizen to do?<p>To better predict your …

Bishop Michael Curry Delivered a Powerful Royal Wedding Sermon. Read the Full Transcript

Bishop Michael Curry, a Chicago native and the first black presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, gave a powerful sermon at the royal wedding of …

Civil Rights

10 things I learned by writing 2000 words a day and 60000 in a month

So the story goes like this, One day I decided that I need to have my own blog.So before launching my website, I decided that I must write 30 …

I don’t censor the books my children read. I think they’ll be stronger for it.

At book events, I’m often asked whether my debut novel, “Flood,” is appropriate for young readers. The story parallels Mark Twain’s exodus from our shared hometown, Hannibal, Mo., and the characters are modern-day Tom Sawyers and Becky Thatchers — except grown up and wrestling with issues of race, …

Books

25 Libraries And Reading Nooks Under Stairs

Under stairs space is a great corner of your home, which is often understated and not used while you can make a lot of nooks there: a powder room, a …

Over White And Grey Kitchens? There's a New Neutral in Town

White and grey kitchens have dominated the scene for quite some time now. Sometimes we'll get lucky and see some blue or green, or even something …

8 Time-Saving Secrets to Steal from Speed Readers

We've all been there. It's ten minutes before a big office meeting, and you just realized you forgot to read the documents your boss handed out last …

A Nutritionist's 10 Favorite $10 Finds from Costco

Fact: There are several steals at Costco that are so cheap and versatile, it's almost a shame not to buy them. While I don't allow myself to buy the …

5 Simple Hacks That Make Flowers Look Like $$$

Flower arranging is lost on me. No matter how much time I spend trying to make bouquets look good, I usually wind up just plopping the flowers in a …

Asperger's Syndrome, the Nazi Regime and the Dangerous Power of Labeling People

If a child receives a medical diagnosis, it’s natural for a parent to jump into research. If the parent is a historian, perhaps the urge is magnified …

How to invoke split screen on iPad with iOS 11

With iOS 11, Apple supercharged the way how users. It came with many additions including a revamp to split screen multitasking. Gone is the swipe over and pick from a hideous and unintuitive app picker.<p>Follow along as we walk you through how to invoke and use split screen multitasking on the iPad …

Why You Should Put Clear Tape On Your Flower Vases

There's a big difference between jamming a bunch of flowers in a vase, and creating a gorgeous arrangement that looks like it was done by a pro. …

See Inside the Soft LA House of Pom Pom at Home's Founder

Name: Hilde Leiaghat Location: Los Feliz — Los Angeles, California Size: 2000 square feet Years Lived In: 23 years, owned Linen designer Hilde …

How to read poetry like a professor

What great poets have in mind, the thing that makes them hang around, is that they speak to our imagination<p>Since retiring from his professorship at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he taught literature and writing for nearly 30 years, Thomas Foster has made a fruitful career writing …

Literature

11 Kitchen Cabinets With Paint Jobs We Love

Sure, you could paint your kitchen cabinets all the same color, but if you're looking at this post, you're probably someone that likes thinking …

How to Raise Grateful Kids in an Era of Thankless People

On a Saturday afternoon, you take your three kids to a movie they’ve wanted to see, then to their favorite hamburger spot for dinner, followed by ice …

Everyone Argues. Here's How Persuasive People Do It Differently.

A little arguing here and there can be beneficial, if done right.<p>Unless you have Dalai Lama levels of patience and tolerance or hate confrontation, you probably engage in arguments on a fairly regular basis.<p>That’s not necessarily a bad thing; A 2010 study out of the University of Michigan found …

5 Mind Hacks to Steal from Highly Productive People

In need of a productivity boost? You don't (necessarily) need more coffee. What you <i>do</i> need is a new frame of mind. If you can train your brain to …

Think You Don't Have Room for a Library? Think Again

(Image credit: Inside Closet)<p>Having a separate space for a library is a dream of book nerds everywhere. I know this because I count myself as the …

How to Block Nuisance Calls and Messages on Your iPhone

Unsolicited phone calls and messages can become a regular annoyance and even a cause of stress for many smartphone users these days. Thankfully, Apple provides features in iOS 11 that allow you to block nuisance calls and messages from the same number coming through to your phone, and in this …

Apps

Alexa Calling, Messaging & Drop In now available from your iPad

If you have family or friends with Amazon Echo devices, you can now contact them using Alexa’s free messaging service from your iPad – no Alexa hardware required …<p>You’ll need the latest Alexa app, which is available for iOS 9 and later.<p>Making calls with Alexa is easy. Once you’ve synced your …

Smart Homes

iCloud or iMessage? AirDrop or email? Chart maps best ways to share iPhone photography

Sharing photos and videos that you shoot on your iPhone isn’t always totally straightforward. There are lots of common edge cases when formatting and quality just isn’t preserved, and it can be difficult to master what works and where without lots of experience. That’s why Johann Werk put together …

10 Ways Magnetic Storage Could Save Your Organizing Life

Of course I know how magnets work (ok, I kind of know how magnets work), but somehow they still seem a little bit like magic: these wonderful …

This simple technique can help you to take in more of what you read

Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates's favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily simple way to commit more content to memory:<p>Just …