Joanne Marie Hernández

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The Ways We Keep Ourselves From Who We Really Are

It’s almost impossible to let who we truly are come through. We gather up this evidence from other people about who we are. We mirror ourselves based …

8 People On When They Realized Someone They Knew Was A Psychopath

Found on AskReddit.<p>My ex said that she noticed her male cousin was off from even when he was a baby. At six years old he burned down the family home …

Four Magic Words to Get Out of a Debt Collector Lawsuit

What I'm about to offer you can be used for good as well as evil so please use this information responsibly. Additionally, I always urge all of my readers to consult with an attorney licensed in their state for legal advice. I am not a lawyer.<p>But over the decades I've been helping people with …

Personal Finance

The 11 Greatest Foodie Cities In America

Let's be honest, the best part of vacation is the food, especially when you're in a place with a local delicacy, which is often the case in cities across this great land.<p>Whether known for a specific dish, renowned for high-class restaurants or praised as the donut capital of the planet, these great …

I Lived Out My Sexual Fantasy With My Teacher, This Is What It Was Like

<i>“Name the enzyme that assists in the breakdown of proteins in the digestive system.”</i><p>This exam had to be a joke. I took a casual glance around the …

How To Write A Great Essay About Anything

Excerpted from How to Write a Great Essay (Bookhacker, 2013).<p>There is an assumption in the world that an essay is something literary you write for …

How to Build a New Habit: This Is Your Strategy Guide

According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day. [1]<p>Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general.<p>But there can be a …

Will Power

50 Essays Guaranteed to Make You a Better Person

It’s hard to be a person in the world today — or, really, any day, but today’s what we’ve got. Humans are striving creatures, and also empathetic …

Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Matters, It Raised More Money Than God

ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease as it’s more commonly known is a horrible disease. My own grandfather had it and I watched him go from an incredibly …

7 Telltale Signs Netflix Has Become Your Significant Other

What if I told you that you could have the best relationships of your life, and for only $7.99 a month? I’m talking a relationship with someone who …

17 Essential Ingredients For Being A Happy Person

Being a happy person isn’t always easy — in fact, sometimes it can feel like a full-time job. In the new Zach Braff film, <i>Wish I Was Here</i>, Zach plays …

Good News, You Are Not Your Brain, And 12 Other Essays That Will Change Your Life

<i>Good News, You Are Not Your Brain,</i> And 12 Other Essays That Will Change Your Life<p>This was a pleasure to compile. A life hack for you: ask everybody …

5 Inspiring Books To Fuel Your Wanderlust

The Beach – Alex Garland<p>The movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio is pretty decent but the book is way better. This is a book that is great at depicting …

17 Basic Sephora Products Every Girl Needs

An eyeshadow primer<p>I can’t believe the number of women I met when I was working beauty retail who didn’t use eyeshadow primer and wondered why their …

50 OMG Stories From People On The Internet That Will Definitely Make Your Heart Stop

Here are 50 ridiculously creepy stories from strangers on the internet. Check out 10 Creepy Videos, 51 Terrifying Mysteries and 40 Creepy Two …

13 Diet Tricks Every Woman Should Know

Quirky diets hacks to make staying slim easier.<p><b>2) Chew, chew, chew, chew…and chew some more.</b> According to Darya Rose, PhD, and author of <i>Foodist,</i> studies have shown that when people slow down, chew thoroughly, and focus on the attributes of the food, they enjoy it more and naturally eat less. FWIW, …

A Comprehensive List Of Everything You Need To Accomplish By The End Of Your 20s

By Rob Fee,<p>The internet is full of lists, ideas, and even requirements of things you need to accomplish during every step of your twenties. There’s …

19 Women Who Have Been In A Threeway Explain What It Felt Like Being The Third Wheel

In my experience as the “third”, threesomes are more enjoyable with people who aren’t a couple. Why? Well, just because you’ve talked through the …

7 Myths That Are Completely False In Our 20s

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What myths do we most commonly realize are false in our 20s? Here is one of the best answers that’s been</i> …

15 Small Changes That Leave A Big Impact In Your Life

<b>1. Stop scowling so much.</b> Try smiling more instead. Compliments and smiles improve your mood and generally create a positive atmosphere. It’s also …

7 Struggles Of Being A Chronic Overthinker

Being an indecisive person in day-to-day life may not sound like the greatest of burdens in this troubled world, but it certainly presents its …

If You’re Single, It’s Not Because There’s Anything “Wrong” With You

If I had a dollar for every time I had a friend who “didn’t understand” why they were single, who bemoaned that “<i>something</i> must be wrong” with them, …

12 Things To Do With $20,000 (Instead Of Taking Out A Loan For Grad School)

After finishing my undergraduate degree I was lucky enough to get a job… as a waitress at a new restaurant… because I had move back home with my mom …

Why Intelligence Worship Is Stupid

As human beings, we have a tendency to value the things we’re good at and ignore everything else. This is why, when left to its natural pace, …

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Moved To A New City

In a new city, there are few things easier to make than connections. It’s so easy to go up to someone — at a bar, in the office, even in line at the …

Fight!, A Quirky Stop-Motion Animated Short About Two Woolen Puppet Wrestlers Who Beat Up Each Other

Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels have created “Fight!“, a quirky stop-motion animated short about two woolen puppet wrestlers who beat up each …

Stop Motion

40 bizarre roadside attractions around the US

A public art installation by members of the Ant Farm, <i>Cadillac Ranch</i> is a row of Cadillacs buried nose-first into the ground. The angle at which they …

North Dakota

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

Clothing

24 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

It's summertime, and the cookin's easy—master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer, doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, …

Cooking