Jennifer Hammond

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The terrorist inside my husband's brain

I am writing to share a story with you, specifically for you. My hope is that it will help you understand your patients along with their spouses and …


The Ultimate Devil's Food Cake

I dreamt about chocolate cake the other night.<p>Chocolate cake plagues me unlike any other baking project. There are so many versions, from buttermilk to cocoa to flourless. Until now I’ve been sticking with my go-to recipe (from the back of the Hershey’s box), but can one person ever be satisfied …


9 New Rules for Decluttering a Kid's Room — And Keeping It That Way

You're gonna need a strategy beyond just buying a ton of storage bins.<p>If there's one room you wish you could lock up and never look at again, it's probably your kid's room. (Or maybe your basement, or your laundry room...OK, there are a lot of rooms.) But thanks to toys, books, clothes, and crafts, …

Notable fiction books of 2015

<b>BATS OF THE REPUBLIC</b> <br>by Zachary Thomas Dodson (Doubleday)<p>You’ll be transfixed before you read a word: Dodson, a book designer as well as an author, has written two imaginative stories — one set in 1843, the other 300 years later — and intertwined them on facing pages in a volume chockablock with …

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Trevor’s Holiday Gift Guide: The perfect accessories for travel – backpacks, cord management, bluetooth keyboards, more

Chances are, you’ll be doing some traveling this holiday season. Or perhaps you have someone on your gift list that is a regular puddle jumper. Below you’ll find my top-picks for either scenario that will keep all your devices organized and operating at peak performance.<p>Managing Your Gear<p>Whether …

11 Things People With Spotless Houses Do Every Day

A few good habits can keep your home looking — and smelling — like new.<p>Let's face it: No one wants to — or has time to — make a second job out of cleaning their home. And that's okay. We polled home bloggers and other busy folks to find out what little things they do daily to keep their places …


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The Best 12 Books Coming Out This October

The weather is taking a turn (and threatening a full-blown hurricane if you’re on the East Coast), but there’s no shortage of books offering up the same dose of comfort as a warm blanket or bowl of hot soup. These juicy plotlines will have you happily holed up inside. From novels about …


11 Dream Kitchen Upgrades That Will Totally Change Your Life

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14 Genius Hacks to Keep Your Healthy Food Fresh Longer

No more moldy strawberries!<p><b>1. Put paper towels in the salad drawer.</b><p>Lining your crisper with a few sheets of paper towel absorbs the condensation that the veggies generate as they chill. Excess moisture can make your fresh foods wilt much faster, so the paper keeps them fresher for longer, <i>and</i> it …

3 Chocolate Cake Recipes You Need in Your Life

Learn how to make chocolate cake, the easy, intermediate, and advance ways.<p><i>Welcome to Baking 1-2-3, by associate food editor Claire Saffitz. Each month, she’ll guide you through a three-step baking process. The first recipe is for the beginners out there, the second for intermediate-level bakers,</i> …


19 Fun Ways To Decorate Your Porch This Fall

For when a store-bought wreath just won't cut it.<p>Summer flowers aren't going to be in bloom much longer, so it's time to think about how to revamp your porch for fall. But before you place a carved pumpkin your stoop and call it a day, we've got a few ideas for how you can up your outdoor decor …


26 Movies You Need to Watch Before Decorating Your Home

These sets are so beautiful, they nearly distract you from the plots.<p>If you're thinking about redecorating a space in your home, grab some popcorn, sit down, and watch one of these movies that have sets so pretty, they will instantly spark inspiration.

11 Quick Ways to Instantly Make Over Any Room

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My All Time Favorite Beauty Products and Why

More often than not, however, end up going back to my tried and true products that I have been using for years. I call these products my classics, and as long as they are on the market they will remain in my beauty arsenal forever.<p>Over the years I have tested and tossed a countless number of …

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9 Things Professional Organizers Do Every Day

There's a reason they never lose their keys.<p>We're not sure if organizing pros are born or made, but good news: Tova Weinstock (aka "Tidy Tova") bets on the latter. The professional organizer says that anyone can make a few tiny changes to their everyday routine to get (and keep) their house in … - is for sale (Mabame)

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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

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12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

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14 Calming Paint Colors To Help You Chill The Eff Out

Take your anxiety level down two notches, just by staring at these.<p>Creating a calming space you actually <i>want</i> to come home and relax in is about more than just comfy furniture. If your walls are a loud, vibrant, or just plain crazy color, it's going to do nothing for your stress level. But you don't …

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13 Must-Read Books Coming Out This Month

Escapism: It’s what summer meant when the last bell of the school year rang, and it’s what it can continue to mean with the 13 fiction books on this list. You won’t find any heavy memoirs here, but at the same time, these books aren’t fluff. They’re full of heart and and will take you on a journey. …


Here Are the Best Books of 2015 So Far


Here are the fascinating never-before-seen photos of Dick Cheney and George W. Bush on 9/11

The photos — taken by the Vice Presidential photographer and released this week by the National Archives — were released as part of a Freedom of Information Act request filed by documentary filmmaker Colette Neirouz Hanna.<p>The images show intimate photos of administration higher-ups like Vice …

16 ways to get more from household basics

Before you head out to buy new cleaning, beauty, or gardening products, take a look at this list of products and ingredients that may do the trick.<p>Here are 16 household items that could save you an errand run and some cash:<p><i>Mandi Woodruff contributed to an earlier version of this article.</i>


9 Blogs That Will Turn You into an Organizational Whiz

Spring cleaning has come and gone, but for some of us (#guilty), a little extra purge might be needed to get our spaces into tip-top shape. Luckily, there are lots of expert organization bloggers out there with helpful tips and tricks on how they keep things in order. From tutorials to DIYs, we’re …

WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

By Michael E. Ruane<p>Michael E. Ruane<p>Reporter covering local news, Washington institutions and historical topics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite …

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The Friend: Love Is Not a Big Enough Word

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest its been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan.<p>The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to …

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