Laura Reichardt Shoumaker

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Wooden Mosaic Wall Art DIY

Hiya! It's Mandi here, from Making Nice in the Midwest. Sometimes window shopping can be frustrating. But other times, window shopping can cause …

How to Quit Your Procrastination Habit Once And For All

The first step is awareness–the rest will follow. Here’s how to own up to you procrastination habits, and correct them for good.<p>We all procrastinate, and by and large, we all know the solutions to our procrastination.<p>I put off writing this article (ironically, I know, and yes I know you’ll put off …

Playing with Polymers: Make Slime at Home

I love home science projects. If it can be done on a stovetop with cooking ingredients, I've probably done it at some point. I've angered roommate and significant other alike by clanging pots and pans at 2am, or by using said pots and pans to make questionable substances*. It's just part of who I …

How To Watch An Animal Develop Cell By Cell

I remember when you were just two cells big!<p>What is this fuzzy creature? Sadly, it's not pettable. This is a microscope image of a fruit fly embryo, showing the individual cells within it. That's 2,458 cells, to be exact. The bottom image shows each cell in a different color, with lines to show how …

Budget Friendly Backyard DIY’s

If you have a backyard and are looking for ways to add a little more fun to your decor, check out this post from Buzzfeed. These 51 ideas for great …

How to Make Peppermint Essential Oil (Extract)

I grow mint in pots on my patio. Earlier this summer I spiffed up the planters from our old apartment with green outdoor paint I had leftover from my …

Wi-Fi not working on your iPhone or iPad? Here's the fix!

In theory, wireless connections and cellular networks should live happily in harmony on your iPhone or iPad. Your device uses automatic switching …

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6 Ways Your Smartphone Can Replace Your Entertainment Center

They can text, tweet and take pictures — but can smartphones replace an entertainment center?<p>Sure, you can download Netflix or the HBO Go app, but …

Homemade (Nontoxic) Colored Powder

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away - Nature and Environment

<i>Learn how to keep mosquitoes away with these handy suggestions to repel mosquitoes before they attack.</i><p>Humans have been taking aim at mosquitoes since …

How To Prove That Light Can Be Converted Into Matter

A decades-old hypothesis gets closer to solidity.<p>In 1934, two American physicists theorized that if one could make two photons collide, the collision would produce two positron-electron pairs—and thus convert light into matter. If proven in a lab, the process would be a pure demonstration of …

27 S'mores Treats Perfect For National S'mores Day

Did you know today is National S'mores Day? Here at Neatorama, this is a real holiday with a lot of clout -which means celebrating the day to its …

Paper flower votives :: DIY

These beautiful paper flower votives are from The 100 Layer Cake blog.They have all the directions if you are interested in making your own.Check out …

How to Get a Raise (without Begging, Pleading or Arm Wrestling)

“Dear Bruce,” writes an automotive executive from the suburbs of Chicago, “My wife wants one of those Lexus hybrids, my son wants to go to the …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

#theLIST: Luxe Bathroom Swaps

Sophisticated updates for the workhorse products you use every day. Because, why not?<p>Sophisticated updates for the workhorse products you use every day. Because, why not?

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, …

Summer's Best Haircuts...So Far

Our favorite cuts, crops, lengths and layers from June and July of 2014.<p>Our favorite cuts, crops, lengths and layers from June and July of 2014.

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5 Fitness and Health Apps To Download Today

The best programs for staying fit<p>1) MyFitnessPal<p>Calorie counting has never been easier with MyFitnessPal, an app that combines your daily food and exercise intake to calculate your total calorie consumption. Choose from an extensive database of more than four million foods and 350 different …

24 Ways to Make Doing Your Hair Incredibly Easy

From the editors at Cosmo.com, fun and unusual ways to cut down on your styling time.<p><b>1. Make sure your style stays put by flipping the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.</b><p>If you have a hard time keeping your hair in place, try flipping the bobby pin over. The straight side is …