Nicole Burke

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Concierge Service: 7 Apps and Websites to Make Doing Your Daily Chores a Little Easier

These innovative websites and apps will help you with your everyday domestic errands and tasks.<p><b>Keeping House</b><br>You like things <i>just so</i> in your home, but find it difficult to keep them that way. Enter House Pad, a brand-new app developed by Michael Bruno, founder of the website 1stdibs, to help him …

7 Ways to Get a Better Body in 30 Minutes or Less

In as little as a minute a day, you can make noticeable changes to your physique and your fitness level (if you keep it up over time, of course).<p>If …

35 Affirmations That Will Change Your Life

If you believe the phrase <i>you are what you think</i>, then life truly stems from your thoughts. But we cannot rely purely on thoughts; we must translate thoughts into words and eventually into actions in order to manifest our intentions. This means we have to be very careful with our words, choosing to …

What No One Tells You About Changing Your Life

There's something many people don't talk about when it comes to transformational experiences... the hard, confusing and frustrating side of change.<p>So I want to tell you a story...<p>In 2010, I went to my very first live event for women entrepreneurs in New York. I was struggling in my business, …

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Beaches

Happy Birthday, George W. Bush! A Look Back At Some Of His Famous Bushisms

Happy Birthday, George W. Bush! The 43rd president of the United States turns 67 on Saturday, and what a year it has been for him.<p>Back in April, Bush shed tears after the dedication of his presidential library center in Dallas. Later in June, a Gallup poll found that Americans are viewing him …

Mail-Order Brides, Scandal, Shame and Immigration

Why do people immigrate, leave their homeland and loved ones, to be a stranger in another land? <i>The Mango Bride</i> tells part of the story, through the lives of two Filipino women forced into exile by circumstances of their birth and dictates of Philippine culture. The novel is an engrossing telenovela …

Brides

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

Could You Pass The Literacy Test Given To Black Voters In The 1960s?

You have 10 minutes to answer these 30 questions.<p>Last week, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4(b) of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a key provision in the law that mandated nine states with a history of racial discrimination, mostly in the South, to get federal permission …

Black Voters

Vigorous Sex Burns Calories... But Not for You

Surely you've heard that sexual activity counts as exercise. But not just any old sex will do. We're talking vigorous sex.<p>However, if you were planning to build your new exercise regime around your prodigious lovemaking sessions, first ask yourself these three key questions.<p>1. <b>When was the last time</b> …

This Pillow Glows When Your Long-Distance Partner Goes To Bed

Romance is complicated just by itself, and when you add distance to the equation things rarely get easier.<p>This is where Pillow Talk comes in.<p>Pillow Talk is an Internet-enabled pair of pillows that talk to each other anywhere in the world. When your long-distance paramour is sleeping, your pillow …

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

Water Landscapes Around the World Showcase Nature's Beauty

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

Nature

I Want A Sunday Funday Kind Of Love

During my freshman year of college, I met a girl who described the search for her potential mate as wanting to find “that best friend she could have …

This Interoffice Birthday Card Is Almost Too Corporate for Words

And I mean that literally: Besides employee names, this interoffice birthday card contains all of six words.<p>Though it might seem callous and …

Dystopia

The Worst Email from a Rich Jackass You'll Ever Read

Interior designer Micky Hurley and graphic designer Malu Custer Edwards are the Chilean power couple accused of keeping their nanny in "slave-like …

Recipe Of The Day: Ginger Dressing

We've got great news for you. You don't have to wait to go out for Asian cuisine to get your fill of your favorite ginger salad dressing. If you're anything like us, this pre-dinner salad often served at Asian restaurants is sometimes your favorite part of the meal. And now, you can eat it anytime …

53 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Everything

1. “Everything you can imagine is real.” ― <b>Pablo Picasso</b><p>2. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, …

A Letter to My Ex-Husband on the Eve of My Wedding

Dear -----,<p>Fourteen years ago, I was preparing to marry you. I was so excited but, even more, I was so sure. Sure that we were so good together. Sure that we would continue to weather any storm. Sure that we would be together forever.<p>My belief in our marriage lasted until the day you left. I …

Relationships

How to Organize Your Closet

01 of 07<p>How you organize your closet will differ slightly based on the space you have, the size of your wardrobe, and the kind of life you lead. …

Minimalism

15 Easy Home Upgrade Ideas

Update without a big overhaul.<p>You can give your house a makeover without doing a big renovation - or having a big budget. These are some of our best home makeover tips: quick, simple, and stylish.

28 Beach Outfit Ideas to Steal from Celebs on Vacation

The sarong envy is real.<p>"Celebrities on vacation" season is fully underway, so naturally we're looking to them for cues on how to style our flip-flops and sunhat staples. Ahead, 28 celebrities keeping their style game strong even on their off-hours—poolside, beachside, and deckside—to serve as your …

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

57 Simple Ways to Make Someone's Day

"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and start with the person nearest you." -Mother Teresa<p>Recently, I ran across something that got me thinking again about the beauty of a simple kindness. And about the astonishing power and positive impact even the smallest kind word or deed can …

The Sinful Marriage

Marriage and long-term relationships are on the decline throughout the world as is marital sex, which has been reduced, in the United States, to about once a week for seven minutes at a time (which includes the time he spends begging).<p>Why is marriage dying and why is sex evaporating? Because it is …

7 Non-Fatty Chips That Are Tastier Than Kettle Cooked

These substitutes will fulfill your cravings for salt and crunch—without a ton of calories.<p>When You Need a Fix—Now

10 Stylish Watches and Bracelets to Wear Now

<b>Yesterday, we told you</b> all about the terrible wrist-wear trends you should avoid at all costs. Now, we're bringing you the flip side of that coin, with ten of the best bracelets and watches on the market right now. From understated leather wraps and Swiss-made timepieces to a sterling silver cuff …

Watches

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

The Best Virtual Workouts for a Woman On-the-Go

The best virtual workouts designed to put you on the fast track to a better body.<p>The best virtual workouts designed to put you on the fast track to a better body.<p><b>FOR THE SUPER-BUSY</b>Equinox's Q Blog, with cardio and circuit-training videos from top trainers.<p><b>TIME COMMITMENT</b>: 20 minutes per workout. …