Laura Strudeman

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How To Buy A Car: Start With Some Patience

By my count I have helped some 58 friends (including many colleagues in public radio) buy a car. That's sort of funny, considering I didn't buy a car until I was 37 years old and began reporting on the auto industry for NPR.<p>On Saturdays over the last few years, I have gotten phone calls from …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Spring Crock Pot Recipes for an Easy Dinner

All the signs of spring are here — daffodils are breaking ground, forsythia are in full bloom and cherry trees are starting to bud. So, it’s time for us to shed our cold-weather comfort foods, too. Just looking at spring recipes has us excited about food again. But if you were thinking about …

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12 Ways Pool Noodles Are Totally Awesome Outside the Pool

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Clever Storage Ideas For Your Attic

Using your attic as storage can be very efficient, but it comes with a few challenges. The most commonly encountered is the shape of the space and …

30+ Slow Cooker Recipes

This post may include affiliate links. Please see my disclosure.<p><b>30+ Slow Cooker Recipes that will not only make your life easy but create some of the</b> …

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

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39 Organizing Ideas That Will Actually Make Your Home Look Spotless

Who else is <i>so</i> ready for a blank slate? It's a new year, which means it's time to say goodbye to any chaotic or messy spaces and take on some killer organizing habits - ones that will leave you with a spotless, gleaming home. Looking for some ideas to get you started? Here are some brilliant …

Skinny Chicken Enchilada Soup (Crock Pot or Stove Top)

This main course soup is so easy to throw together, incredibly tasty and super filling. All the delicious flavors of an enchilada in one big bowl of soup! It has just the right amount of heat coming from the enchilada sauce. <b>Each skinny serving has 228 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 5 Weight Watchers</b> …

How to Use Credit Cards Like the Wealthy

<b>Updated: Oct. 16, 2017</b><p>It seems like the wealthy wouldn’t have a need for credit cards since they can pay for everything with cash, right? Well, the …

Spinach Pasta With Asparagus Pesto

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions until al dente. Drain.<p>Step 2<p>Meanwhile, place the asparagus in a pot of …

Don't-miss restaurants to try this summer

It's time once again for my Summer Eating List. Patterned after the summer reading lists that haunted my school days, this list tells you the recently opened, soon-to-open and hoping-to-open restaurants to keep in mind for a summer of dining enrichment.<p>I've broken the list into categories: Required …

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Photo organization apps: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide

<b>The apps here can help you organize the photos in your camera roll by album, categories, and tags. Many of the these apps have additional features</b> …

Crock Pot Margarita Chicken Dip

Cut the cream cheese into small cubes (approximately 1 inch) and layer across the bottom of a medium sized crock pot.<p>Spread the shredded chicken over …

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Mason Jar Solar Light DIY

This is all over Pinterest but I thought that I would show you how to make a simple lantern with a $2.00 solar light and a mason jar. There are a few …

Personalized Home Welcome Mat

Even though you may not think about it much, the welcome mat to your home is pretty important. Do you consider your home a fun house, a family house, …

10 Stellar DIY Steak Rubs (Beyond The Salt and Pepper)

It's never too early to look toward some summer grilling or some savory cast iron skill-ing. For those of you who love steak as passionately as I do, …

Running With Your Dog: 17 Dos and Don'ts

Health, safety, and behavioral tips for logging miles with your four-legged fitness partner.

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Go Skiing in the Summer: 10 Southern Hemisphere Trips to Book Now

The Northern Hemisphere may soon call it quits on this year's ski season—but right now is the ideal time to book travel to the best ski resorts of the Southern Hemisphere, where the season typically runs from June to October. Early booking typically means big discounts, some up to 40 percent. …

DIY Small Stylish Shed

Often, ordinary garden tools and common materials are not kept in a resistant or highly durable structure. The outdoor cabinets or tables are seen as …

Slow Cooker Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder

In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium high. Add the chopped onions and sauté until the onions are translucent. Set aside.<p>Add the potatoes and …

Recipe: Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Chops

Optional Step:<p>Heat a large skillet over high heat and sear the pork chops for 2 minutes on each side. Immediately place them in the fridge or freezer …