Alex Garcia

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6 Cozy Home Decor Ideas That Are Perfect for an Introvert

It's no secret that our home decor choices are a direct reflection of our personalities. If you're vivacious and outgoing, chances are good that you …

Home Decorating

Quick & Easy Japanese recipes! Cooking the Dishes of Isekai Izakaya Nobu

Welcome to Aitheria, welcome to Isekai Izakaya Nobu! Whether you’re a fan already or have just stumbled upon the show, one thing is for sure: the …

Cooking

SpaceX brings NASA’s TESS to space and successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX has successfully brought NASA’s new exoplanet-hunting telescope to high Earth orbit, from which, after one more burn, the satellite will be deployed. From there, it will get a gravity assist from the moon and enter a wide orbit, beginning its mission. Meanwhile, back on the surface, the …

Space Travel

Rattlesnake Bite? Here is What You Should Do.

Most people who live in Arizona never see a snake for their entire lives, except maybe at the Phoenix Zoo or Wildlife World Zoo. There are thousands …

Zoology

Youngs don't have to worry about smoking too much weed

A meta-review shows there are no long-term cognitive effects from using marijuana.<p>Marijuana causes brain cells to die, concluded a Tulane researcher …

Cannabis

Before and After: This $7K IKEA Kitchen is a Serious Stunner

This kitchen has lots of counterspace and TONS of storage (although, what's with that lonely floating cabinet), but it has a few issues, "ugliness …

Kitchens

The first step to better grilled cheese is losing the butter. Trust us

Grilled cheese, is it ever <i>really</i> the wrong choice? No, it is not. Is your version the best it can be? Are you sure? A swipe of mayonnaise is a surefire way to up your grilled cheese game.<p>What? Yes. I learned this trick by watching the Gabrielle Hamilton season of <i>Mind of a Chef</i>. If the food-bro …

grilled cheese

Cheap House Improvements Under $500 That Will Increase the Value

The best kinds of house improvements are the ones that don't cost a fortune and increase the value of your home. Here's a slew of smart, painless projects.<p>Whether you intend to sell your home in the near future or stay put for the long haul, house improvements can increase the value of your …

Home Improvement

33 Things to Stop Doing to Your Kids Right Now

In our quest to be a great mom or dad, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to take off the …

Parenting

A Guide to Men’s Dress Codes for All Occasions

Although dress codes are designed to provide guidance on what to wear, they can often make choosing an outfit more complex. With all their […]

Men's Fashion

Signing My Kids Up For Every Class and Activity Was a Waste of Time and Money

When my first child turned 2, I remember feeling very behind the curve. Besides a single session of baby swim class (which was a tremendous failure — for me, at least), I hadn't signed her up for a single activity. No mommy-and-me music lessons, no infant gymnastics, no tiny sign language classes. …

Parenting

You won't have to sign for credit card purchases much longer

For all of the progress the US has made in payment technology, it still clings to the past when it comes to credit card payments. You <i>still</i> have to sign for many in-person purchases, which is downright backwards in an era of chip-based cards and digital tokens. And the financial industry is finally …

FinTech

A Yorkshire pudding recipe from Gordon Ramsay

<i>The secret to a successful Yorkshire pudding recipe is allowing the batter to rest before pouring it into very hot oil. In the restaurant, we make</i> …

Yorkshire Pudding

13 Habits For Raising Well-Adjusted Kids

I keep seeing posts about “entitled kids” making the rounds lately. In fact, you don’t have to look hard before you see things written about how …

Parenting

Gwyneth Paltrow's Carbonara Will Become Your Favourite Weeknight Meal

Gwyneth Paltrow's <b>It's All Easy</b> cookbook is full of easy weeknight meals anyone can make, including this carbonara pasta recipe. The actress and …

Cooking

5 surprising tips for properly doing the laundry

Add these tips to your washday to make your laundry look, smell and feel better.<p>Even if you're a laundry pro, these tips might surprise you. They'll solve some of your biggest laundry woes and even save you money.<p>Make your laundry smell great without dryer sheets<p>Dryer sheets are the go-to if you …

Laundry

Philippines closes 'cesspool' tourist island of Boracay

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Philippines has announced a six-month closure of the popular tourist destination of Boracay over concerns the island's famous beaches and clear blue waters have been transformed into a "cesspool" due to sustained environmental damage.<p>The closure, which will begin April 26, was announced …

Asia

15 Chicken Thigh Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Everything I want in my perfect weeknight dinner can be found in a pack of chicken thighs. No matter how I cook it (the options are endless), I know …

Cooking

Holy Sh*t, This Mom's TMI Kleenex Review on Amazon Is Proof Raising Teenage Boys Isn't Easy

I haven't even had a child yet, but I can say with absolute certainty that the part of parenting I'm most afraid of is aiding a teenager through puberty, especially a boy, seeing as that's totally uncharted territory for me as a woman who grew up with no brothers. Thankfully though, there are women …

Parenting

Woman discovers via Ancestry.com that her biological father was her parents' fertility doctor

A 36-year-old woman who innocently sent her DNA to Ancestry.com opened a box of unpleasant surprises for the entire family when it was revealed her father is the fertility doctor who was helping her parents get pregnant in the late '70s.<p>Kelli Rowlette, a Washngton state resident, claims in a …

Sperm

Holy Ship! This Container Home-Trend Will Make You Want to Live INSIDE the Box

Whether you're an apartment dweller who dreams of owning a home, or a house hunter who longs for something a little different from the norm, there's a housing trend that will suit your desire: the shipping container home trend. While not necessarily brand new, the trend of utilizing metal cargo …

Shipping Containers

Here's What Your Tomato Sauce Is Missing

Tomato-based pasta sauce can either be incredibly simple or very involved. Whether you’re making Marcella Hazan’s three-ingredient sauce or a …

Cooking

Infiniti sedans to ditch rear-drive by 2021

Q50, Q60 and Q70 must wait three years until new Infiniti platform ready

Auto Shows

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

Employment

Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in April 2018

Netflix has confirmed that a slew of new original series will be debuting on the streaming service in April. There will also be new to Netflix …

Entertainment

I’ve applied for many jobs without getting a single interview. What am I doing wrong?

My guess is you’re making the same mistake most people do: you’re making your resume about you instead of about the reader!<p>Shock is the reaction I …

Employment

10 Ideas to Steal from Organic Gardens Around the World

Organic gardening by definition makes everything happier. Instead of growing plants with the help of harsh chemical fertilizers and pesticides, …

Landscaping

10 things I wish someone told me before I started working from home

After I graduated in 2010, I took an entry-level advertising sales assistant job at a well-known print magazine. For the next six years, I spent time …

Time I

I didn’t understand male privilege until I became a stay-at-home dad

When my wife returned to work after parental leave, I took my first trip to the grocery with two kids, not knowing I would return home feeling like a hero. On a Monday morning, I pushed the green cart with flame decals through the second set of sliding doors and toward the deli. My 3-year-old son …

How to succeed at intermittent fasting

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Intermittent fasting," a dieting approach that involves cycling between periods of eating and abstaining from food, has been trending in diet circles. This is in part because reports claim that celebrities such as Beyonce, Hugh Jackman, Ben Affleck and Nicole Kidman are doing it but also …

Nutrition