Karen McElheny

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Store and Play Your Digital Library on Wooden Hexagons

While our connection with smart screens and all-powerful wearables is stronger than ever, the inevitable automation of everything has really put a strain on our relationship with physical things (That wave you gave to your speaker? It wasn’t to say hi, it was to command it to turn on. <i>Aww</i>). Qleek …

Kill It With Your Skillet: 20 One-Pan Wonders

These days, a skillet is the only kitchen tool you need to know how to wield. Whether you want to whip up a batch of stuffing or wow your friends with an impressive one-dish dessert, it’s the savvy cook’s utensil of choice.<p>And for you, we’ve found the best recipes made using one skillet, for any …

Berry Tasty: 18 Knockout Blackberry Recipes

Blackberry season is coming, and gone are the days of enjoying these super sweet and perfectly tart treats just in jam form. When ripe, blackberries have the power to inject a sensational and unexpected surge of flavor into any dish. So stop thinking about these mouthwatering berries only in your …

20 Nothing-Short-of-Awesome Shortbread Recipes

In baking terms, shortbread is as simple as one, two, three. One part sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour. But when it comes to making our own, we can’t help but change it up. Shortbread is a perfect base for flavor combinations galore, and we want to try them all! Pair any of these with …

‘Stalk’ Up on These 15 Spring Asparagus Recipes

We <i>love</i> our springtime veggies — peas, artichokes, sugar snap peas, you name it. But we have a special fondness for the bright green bundles of asparagus popping up in our local farmers’ markets. The slender stalks (full of folate, fiber and vitamins A and K, we might add!) are great for …

Pinterest Launches Exploration-Focused Guided Search And Reveals Custom Categories For Mobile

Today Pinterest announced two new mobile products: Guided Search to lead you on chains of explorations, and a third one that will be unveiled in a few minutes, and Custom Categories for making it easier to browse your way to cool stuff through a dynamic interface. Guided Search will be available on …

How 20 popular websites looked when they launched

From Google to youtube, from craigslist to flickr - how some of today's biggest sites looked back in the early days of their existence.<p>Remember the days when the word Google was not interchangeable with internet? Or when every site seemed to have a Netscape icon on it? Or when Flash was still …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. …

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How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

The world <i>wants</i> us to make Peeps.<p>I discovered this last year on a day that began with reading an article in the local paper in which Marilyn Hagerty called a Ruby Tuesday “one of the stars in the restaurant scene” of my new town. It was a day I almost gave up on food.<p>On top of all of that, I had an …

Articles about 12 tips clutter free home office on Dwell.com - Dwell

All of us have heard that the real estate market is "bad" right now. However, what is bad for sellers is often good for buyers.<p>Spring is coming and home improvements are in the air.<p>An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.<p>Of …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

How a Hollywood Guru Helped Me Stop Being So Damn Indecisive

Trapped in a lifelong cycle of what-ifs, Amanda FitzSimons finally finds some answers—and an exit from the cul-de-sac of indecision<p>"Have you ever considered taking an SSRI?"<p>On the long, long list of things you never want a supervisor to call you into a conference room to suggest—maybe, okay, please …

33 Beauty Products We Were Obsessed With In 2013

Being a beauty editor is a pretty tough job. My desk is constantly covered in packages containing the latest and greatest makeup, hair and skincare products that I get to try out before they even hit beauty counters. I kid, I kid...<p>All jokes aside, this year I've managed to experiment with hundreds …

Get Perfect Pores, Once and For All

Stop hiding from the magnifying mirror! April Long finally puts pores on the spot—and gets her complexion primed for a close encounter<p>I am in Lapland, within spitting distance of the Arctic Circle, beating myself with a birch branch and wondering how long it will take for me to faint. This is my …

10 Things You Should Know How To Do By The Time You're 30

<i>UPDATE: This story was originally published on December 30, 2013.</i><p>The big 3-0 has heft: Most 20-somethings fear it, 40-somethings miss it, and …

Personal Finance

The Real Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

Photo: Courtesy of FAB.com.<p>For most of us, sleep is a precious commodity that's often hard to come by. But, when it comes to being productive, …

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …