Lisa Thomas

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Hips don’t lie: A month of daily RomWOD workouts actually made me more flexible

You know that woman who really gets low when she squats? Or how about the one you’ve seen in yoga class who can touch her nose to her knees in a …

Exercise

How I Turned My Ikea Couch Into an $11,000 Designer Sofa

I don't believe you grow out of Ikea past the age of 25. I love the Swedish brand's minimalist aesthetic. And since I like to mix things up, the price point works for a design commitment-phobe like me. Despite my Ikea love, after three years, my Karlstad sofa started to look a bit sad. Since the …

iOS 11 tip: How to fix broken Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular connectivity

Are you having difficulties with wireless connectivity on your iPhone or iPad? Are you having problems connecting to Wi-Fi, cellular, or Bluetooth …

Tech Trends

Fluid, the app that converts websites into Mac apps, gets a major overhaul with support for WebKit2

Fluid, the app that transforms basic web apps into full on Mac apps, is getting a major update today. Coming in form of a beta, the new update adds a handful of notable changes.<p>The developer announced the Fluid 2.0 beta via a tweet today, noting that the update includes a complete re-write from the …

Here are the best books of 2018 so far, according to Amazon

Good thing summer vacation is here because your reading list is about to get a whole lot longer.<p>On Tuesday, Amazon Books announced its selections for …

Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates

You're reading Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

If You Think Horror Movies Are Scary, Wait Until You Read These Novels

If you've ever wondered whether or not your love of horror movies and scary stories is creepy, this should give you some peace of mind: There's …

8 Best Audiobooks Narrated by a Full Cast

Neil Gaiman<p><b>Read by Fred Berman, Anne Bobby, Dennis Boutsikaris, Tim Cain, Richard Ferrone, Adam Grupper, and more</b><p>This is one of the full-cast audiobooks against which all others are invariably measured. It’s just that good. From Ron McLarty’s pitch-perfect Odin to Daniel Oreske’s beleaguered Shadow …

Books

The Best Baking Cookbooks, According to Pastry Chefs and Professional Bakers

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

These Superfoods Will Elevate Your Running To The Next Level

One of the best things about running is that it typically goes hand in hand with an overall healthier lifestyle. You don’t want heavy foods in your stomach before running three miles; and you’re more likely to make better decisions after you’re done, because you feel so great. As you get healthier, …

27 Things From Overstock To Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Tufted ottomans, mid-century modern furniture, velvet chairs, and other gorgeous staples for your home — at prices that might surprise you.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are</b> …

What I wish I’d known before hiring an architect

Lessons learned from a bumpy renovation<p>I’m writing from a freshly renovated one-bedroom apartment in an elegant 90-year-old building in Brooklyn. My partner and I bought the unit at the start of 2017, inspired by its large windows, 12-foot ceilings, and friendly neighbors. On the down side, the …

Home Improvement

17 Initial Jewelry Gifts That Will Make Anyone Feel Extra Special This Holiday

It's no secret that finding the perfect gift for a loved one can often be challenging. But this year, you can surprise them with an extra special personalized present and get them unique jewelry with their initial on it. These are delicate pieces they can wear every day, so they'll get a lot of use …

Jewelry

The AirPods rival that blows everyone away only costs $40 on Amazon

There are precious few products we’ve covered that have yielded as much positive feedback as the SmartOmi Q5 True Wireless Bluetooth Headphones. Of …

Keep your iPhone in your pocket and shoot with this little guy instead

So, here’s a conundrum: You love your iPhone camera, but sometimes, you want to shoot a little more adventurously, say, as you bike down a mountain. …

The easy way to remove water stains from wood furniture

Nothing ruins the luster of wood furniture quite like a watermark.<p>Watermarks -- or water stains -- are often caused by cold glasses, spills, or hot dishes places directly on the wood. Luckily, though, they aren't always permanent.<p>This guide will guide you through the process of removing these …

North Carolina's General Assembly Districts Are Unconstitutional Gerrymanders, Too

The Supreme Court struck down the 2011 state legislative maps, but also blocked a court order to hold special elections.<p>North Carolina Republicans haven’t had much luck in the U.S. Supreme Court recently. Just a few weeks after the nation’s highest court denied them a chance to appeal a lower …

Judiciary

Environmental Racism Is the New Jim Crow

African Americans face disproportionate rates of lead poisoning, asthma, and environmental harm. Staff writer Vann R. Newkirk II argues that discrimination in public planning is to blame. “Pollution and the risk of disaster are assigned to black and brown communities through generations of …

Lead Poisoning

25 Cheap Places To Shop For Home Decor Online

Because you still need leftover money for rent. The products in this post were updated in January 2018.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b>

6 Zara-Like Sites You Haven't Heard of Yet (but Need to Know About)

Though it’s unlikely that any shopping site or even any combination of them could ever take the place of our beloved Zara, there’s no harm in …

13 best-selling online classes you can enroll in for just $10 right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>With this in mind, Udemy is offering more than 17,000 classes on their site for just $10 each.<p><b>The deal ends on March 14 at 6 a.m. PST.</b><p>Below …

Social Media Marketing

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7 Graphic Design Resources for Non-Designers And Businesses on a Budget

While I firmly believe nothing can compete with a seasoned graphic designer and their years of experience, as someone who has worked with a lot of small and medium sized businesses I get it; budgets are tight and not every business has the luxury of putting a graphic designer on payroll despite …

Graphic Design

Hydroponic Garden Jar Cilantro

The perfect way to top off taco night? <b>Fresh cilantro picked from your windowsill!</b> This Garden Jar kit from Modern Sprout has everything you need to <b>grow</b> <b>a thriving cilantro plant at home</b>. The jar is equipped with a hydroponic system that brings water into the roots through a process known as …

Stainless Steel

Crowdfund Your Dream Project: 5 Flipboard Magazines That Will Show You The Way

We live in an exciting age where anyone can turn ideas into realities—the possibilities for innovation and social entrepreneurship are virtually endless. With services like Kickstarter, IndieGogo, GoFundme and crowd-sourced microfinance opportunities like Kiva available to everyone, individual …

Copycat Cracker Barrel Recipes - Genius Kitchen

recipe<p>"I am a big meatloaf lover and this is by far the best recipe! I think it's better than Cracker Barrel's. I highly recommend this …

Have You Seen Gravit, a Free Alternative to Adobe Illustrator?

Marketers have long known that images are the ultimate online marketing power-up. They attract attention, hold that attention, and increase …

Small Business

Plume Pods will revolutionize your home WiFi network

It's pretty safe to assume that almost every home with an internet connection also has a WiFi router (or two). While connecting our laptops, …

Wi-Fi

Google’s new app makes your iOS Live Photos less shaky and more awesome

Apple’s Live Photos are, by design, something most people don’t really think about. You just take your still photos as you always would, and iOS automatically captures a bit of footage from before and after the photo was taken and turns it into a little animation.<p>Sometimes these animations are</i> …