Melissa Nobrega

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7 Free Apps That Will Make You an Expert Traveler

These free downloads will save you time, money, and stress on the road.<p>If you're a frequent traveler, you're likely looking for ways to make the process easier, faster, cheaper, and more organized. Once you've mastered efficient packing, learned how to avoid jet lag, and joined a few travel rewards …

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Diana's Hummus Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Designer Alex Tatusian reminisces on his mother's short-lived hummus business, and what it taught him about cooking for himself.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

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This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are one of those staples that are simple yet complicated to make. If you've ever screwed up a whole batch, you already know that following the recipe to a T makes all the difference, and that small changes can have a big impact. For example, using bread flour instead of …

You can actually rent these surprisingly affordable private islands

Sipping rum and lounging in the sun while enjoying a beachfront vacation on your own personal private island sounds like something straight out of a billionaire's summer guidebook. In real life, it's just another workday fantasy for the 99 percent.<p>Or maybe it's not.<p>Airbnb has compiled a list of ten …

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The Weirdest Parenting Tips a Child Therapist Has to Offer!

We are all filled to the brim with obvious parenting tips and advice. Most of the time the challenge isn't knowing what to do - but to have the patience and time to do it. With three kids - I have found that what works for one kid, completely backfires with another one! Parenting is not a one size …

Why Buying Stuff Isn't Going to Make You Happy -- And What Will

I used to be in credit card debt...<p>... and that's really hard for me to admit to because I had always been diligent about budgeting and money stuff prior to getting into debt.<p>Fortunately now it's long gone, but I've since been focusing more of my energy into budgeting, my spending habits and …

An uncomfortable view on what really makes a CEO successful

First, are most people in the C-suite there because they're tremendously talented and intelligent — or are they only decently talented and intelligent, and their success is fueled by other factors?<p>And second, is it possible that a company's success or failure has virtually nothing to do with its …

20 Must-Have Beauty Products for Your Next Vacation

Most of us may not be lucky enough to have scheduled summer breaks anymore, but that doesn’t stop us from getting a serious case of wanderlust as summer approaches. But before you can chill on a beach with a margarita in hand, there’s a lot of work that goes into planning a vacation… like picking a …

Eight ways to radically increase your productivity

Beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. If things have been in a slump for you, make some changes. Lasting success comes from making pointed shifts in your behavior on a daily basis. Success is rarely the result of the major decisions you have to make due to the long and …

Buddha Belly: Meditation May Ease Gut Ailments

If you thought meditation was only good for your emotional well-being, think again. A new study shows that meditation may actually alleviate the …

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Introducing the 2015 Epicurious Cookbook Canon

A great cookbook is the total package: it has delicious recipes that work, beautiful photography, writing that inspires and intrigues, and, most …

The Silence of Mindfulness

Do you struggle with a mind that never stops, hammering you with harsh thoughts, demands and self-criticism, never letting you rest or get a good …

DIY – Stain Remover Balls

This stain removing soap ball will lift most organic stains on fabric either by soaking overnight or just placing in the wash. This is a great …

Orange Coconut Whipped Body Butter | Henry Happened

<b>Orange Coconut Whipped Body Butter</b> | <i>Henry Happened</i><p>I love the body butter at the Body Shop, but it’s so expensive… luckily it’s really easy to make! You can find coconut oil at the health food shops - it’s not only great to use on your body, but in your cooking too. If you’re not keen on oranges, you can try using any body safe scent - try verbena for a lemony-coconut scent or add more coconut for a coconut-coconut scent!

12 Bar Soaps That Don’t Need Pretty Packaging

All it takes is a quick scroll through Etsy to see how soap has become one of the most beautifully packaged products around. But we’ve done enough swooning over luxe-looking wrap during the holidays, so now we’re getting straight to the goods. These 12 gorgeous soaps don’t need pretty packaging to …

high on GLITTER HEART PILLOW diy

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I am in bit of a all-things-heart mode. So when I came across a sparkly throw pillow cover on society6, I …

DIY gold sequin heart

Jul <i>10</i><p>Categories DIY Projects<p>If this glitzy and glamorous heart looks familiar, that’s because it’s from our very own Amanda’s wedding! Designed by …

Bombs Away! 10 DIY Bath Bombs

If you’ve spent all holiday break mastering the art of homemade bath salts, then hold tight: there’s more fizz on the way with these 10 DIY bath bomb recipes. That’s right, you don’t just have to ogle them on the counters of Lush any longer, with just a handful of ingredients—baking soda and citric …

How to improve your food photography

It was the ginger cake that did it. I'd come up with the perfect recipe for my G2 column – sticky, squidgy and fiery sweet – only to have a reader describe the accompanying image as looking "like something the dog regurgitated". Ouch. Clearly, taking pictures of food and "food photography" were …

9 Ways to Be a Better Baker in 2015

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Last year, you made a commitment to be a better baker in 2014. Since we know resolutions can be hard, we're reminding you of what you agreed to last year, and we're</i> …