Dana Herrera-Jennings

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The Mystery of the Hardy Boys and the Invisible Authors

Along with the Nancy Drew series, almost all of the thrillers in the popular teenage franchise were produced by ghostwriters, thanks to a business model that proved to be prescient.<p>In the opening pages of a recent installment of the children’s book series <i>The Hardy Boys</i>, black smoke drifts though …

Writing

DIY Built In Dresser

Social Anxiety May Be Associated with High IQ and Empathetic Ability

Over the last few years, studies have been published against the notion of spirituality and the people who practice it. Various studies have also …

How to Make Paper Flowers | Roses

Paper flowers are a creative and economic way to add color and cheer to your space. These particular flowers are a favorite because they don't come …

13 Things Anyone Who Loves A Highly Sensitive Person Should Know

When I was in kindergarten, a boy in my class tossed my favorite book over our elementary school fence. I remember crying profusely, not because I was sad to see it go, but because I was <i>so furious</i> that he was such a bully. It was probably one of the first times I expressed my sensitivity to my …

Seattle teens make solar powered tiny homes for area homeless

1/7<p>sawhorse revolution impossible city<p>Do-gooder teenagers have built an incredible tiny home community for homeless adults in Seattle. The project, …

I read books by only minority authors for a year. It showed me just how white our reading world is.

By Sunili Govinnage<p>In 2014, I decided that for the entire year, I would not read books written by white authors. My goal was to address the reading practices I developed growing up in Australia, where white authors have dominated the literary world. My high school reading list was filled with the …

A new kind of kindergarten design encourages kids to be their silly selves.

What does a school do with 5- and 6-year-old kids?<p>The old answer was coax them into little chairs — at least until “creative time" — keep 'em …

Kids

Get Your Deposit Back: A Move-Out Cleaning Checklist

The last thing you want to do before you leave one home to start another is clean out the old place. But alas, it must be done, so just throw on some …

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

Make those after-work hours work harder for you.<p>Of course nights are great for going on dates, binge-watching Netflix, doing work, chatting on the phone—you name it. But you know what <i>else</i> they're great for? Setting yourself up for bigger and better weight-loss results. Just follow these tips to get …

Weight Loss

Why Did It Take Doctors Months to Diagnose Avril Lavigne with Lyme Disease?

And how to make sure that doesn't happen to you<p>You know your body better than anyone else, and you know when something is wrong, even if a doctor tells you it's nothing serious. Which is kind of what happened to Avril Lavigne recently. The musician has recently announced that she has Lyme disease, …

INFOGRAPHIC: Your ultimate spring cleaning guide

Never underestimate the mental benefits of a clean home. A fresh space can leave you feeling mentally clear as well. If you struggle with your annual …

Teacher Interview Questions that Work

Dr. Todd Whitaker says, “The best thing a principal can do to build parent relations is to ensure every student has a phenomenal teacher.” To do …

Pedagogy

How To Wash Walls - Best Way To Clean Walls

Washing your walls is a fantastic deep cleaning chore that is best tackled in late spring and early fall when you can crack a window or open a door …

The Twice-a-Year Cleaning Task You're Probably Skipping

Most people launder their sheets once a week, setting aside the actual pillows for far less frequent washings. It's a bit of a bigger job and one …

A 5-Minute Method for Cleaning Your Toughest Kitchen Tool

Keeping the microwave clean isn't always easy (especially if you have roommates) and it's usually the last chore anyone wants to tackle. It's a time …

How To Clean Your Dishwasher, the Right Way

Clean the dishwasher? Clean the thing that is responsible for cleaning other things? You might think your dishwasher is clean considering the number …

Cleaning

How To Clean Your Kitchen Sink & Disposal, The Natural Way

You would think your kitchen sink is relatively clean, considering the number of times per day you use it. But simply letting water run down the …

Cleaning

There's a Right Way to Clean Your Mattress

Mattresses are on the receiving end of dead skin cells, sweat, stains, dust mites, and all manner of lovely things. Despite linens and mattress pads, …

Cleaning

How To Clean Your Windows Like a Pro

Good news: If it's sunny outside, you can wait to wash your windows. It's best to save the task for an overcast day, because the direct sunlight can …

Cleaning

Cleaning Checklist: A Step by Step Plan for a Truly Clean & Organized Bathroom in an Hour or Two

• <b>Clear the room.</b> Remove all rugs, towels, shower curtain, freestanding furnishings. Clear sink-side, counters, and shower of toiletries.• <b><br>Start the …

Cleaning

How To Make Your Own Wood Polish

If you're tight on space and don't want a bottle of rarely-used wood polish hogging the shelf, don't buy it! Wood polish is easy to make in small, …

Indoor garden products plant edible crops in the kitchen

Supermarket greens are rarely as tasty as the ones you grow in your garden, which is why a new crop of products looks to offer city dwellers a zero-mile diet by letting them raise their own greens indoors, year-round.<p><b>Urban Cultivator</b><p>This hydroponic system, championed by Martha Stewart and New York …

22 of the Most Colorful House Plants That Are Hard to Kill

Nothing adds a splash of color to the home like fresh flowers, especially when you don’t have a backyard or garden of your own. But if you’re looking for something more permanent than a bouquet, it’s time to explore the world of house plants. We’ve had a look at the many green plants you can add …

A Small, Bold, and Stylish Apartment in New York City

Make a big statement in a small place.<p>This is an apartment that Holly Golightly would swoon over. By using a lavender palette and plenty of eye-popping patterns, designer Ashley Whittaker makes a feminine, bold, and glamorous statement in just 800 square feet.

The Vicious Triangle of Perfectionism, Anxiety & Depression

It's official. I have a healthy...err...unhealthy dose of perfectionistic procrastination paralysis. Well that's my term for it. The inability to …

Procrastination

Prefabricated house in Melbourne's City Square can produce more energy than it uses

Modular buildings specialist ArchiBlox has unveiled its prototype for a compact carbon-positive house, featuring "edible garden walls", a sunroom and …

DIY Cozy Home

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I'm Fat -- And Ridiculously Happy

In a world obsessed with the thin ideal, this topic gets thrown my way often. I own a plus-size lingerie boutique in San Jose, CA and have a pretty amazing online community and local following. It seems that often, the common thought is that we are all just waiting to become skinny to really be …

Curvy

14 Books to Read This Black History Month

February is not only Black History Month, but it is also the month when many titles by Black authors are released. 2015 kicked off with a wide selections of books and stories to settle into. From history, to biography to great fiction storytelling here are a few gems to propose to your book</b> …