Lisa Allen

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Here's How Much You Should Actually Earn (According To Glassdoor)

A new tool from Glassdoor uses personal info like education and job title as well as data on local demand to determine an employee’s market value.<p>Glassdoor is putting its trove of user-reported salary data to use with a new tool that estimates an employee’s “market value.” Called Know Your Worth, …

Should You Apply Ice or Heat to Your Aches and Pains?

Fall's cooler temperatures are great for cozy sweaters, butternut squash, and hot mulled cider—but the transitional weather is not so great for that …

Ready to Cut the Cord? 12 Cost-Saving Alternatives to Cable

By now, you’ve likely heard about how much less expensive it is to forgo your cable package and fulfill your television needs with streaming …

Watch Mel Brooks Mourn Gene Wilder: ‘I’m Still Reeling’

Comedy legend Mel Brooks paid tribute to the late Gene Wilder Tuesday on <i>The Tonight Show</i>. “He was sick, and I knew it,” Brooks said. “And he was such …

Gene Wilder

Finally, a New Harry Potter Story Worth Reading

Of the various devices common to fantasy series, the one that most quickly binds a reader to a story is the sorting of characters into a handful of neatly defined groups. Lev Grossman’s “The Magicians” trilogy divides the students at its school of magic by discipline; in Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” …

Books

10 Vegetable Gardening Mistakes You Might Be Making

Trying to grow a summer vegetable garden? If you’re disappointed by your crop yield, it might be because you’re making some of the common blunders …

Photographer Captures The Soul Of The Forest With His Unbelievably Intimate Animal Shots

21-year-old Finish photographer Konsta Punkka takes breathtaking pictures of nature and lifestyle. We’ve written about him previously, but just can’t …

11 Surprising Facts About Gillian Anderson

Whether you're looking for a new or used car, when you visit a dealership, you better be prepared to haggle. Most of us know the basics—do your …

New York City

The Return of a Southern-Made Summer Chair

The retro favorites are back, and made the old-fashioned way in the tiny town of Walthourville, Georgia<p>Remember those lightweight aluminum lawn chairs that graced every outdoor Southern event decades ago—from barbecues to church picnics to days spent at the beach or lake? The retro favorites are …

The Easiest Biscuits You’ll Ever Make

With the right ingredients, these are lighter and paler than their buttery counterparts, rising like afternoon clouds and exhaling buttermilk steam<p>Sharon Benton learned to make biscuits from her mother, who rolled them out almost every day. “This was before cereal, so that was breakfast,” she says. …

Mississippi, the Two-Flag State

Well into middle age, after years working as a writer and an editor in Washington, D.C., and Virginia, I found myself unemployed and floundering. I eventually stumbled across a job, teaching as the Eudora Welty Visiting Scholar in Southern Studies at Millsaps College, a place loved by Miss Welty …

South Carolina

Ballet Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of Cuba (15+ pics)

Photographer Omar Robles has over 135,000 followers on Instagram, and we're not surprised, because his latest series of photographs documenting …

What Staring at a Computer Screen All Day Does to Your Eyes

By now, you've likely heard that sitting all day at an office desk is tied to a host of health problems: an increased risk for cancer, heart disease, …

J.K. Rowling Just Revealed A Major Moment In American Wizarding History

Here's why wizards in North America were driven deeper underground in the late 18th century.

Name Every Shade of the Rainbow With This 'Color Thesaurus'

Can’t differentiate cobalt from azure or cerulean, but not satisfied with just calling something "blue"? Instead of choosing a word at random, …

Simple Trick To Make Your Own Origami Bookmarks

Your cat has started to doubt your loyalty what with the number of dog-eared pages in all your books; you’re sick of converting page numbers such as …

25 Things You Should Know About Memphis

Between Elvis lore and pulled pork cookouts, Tennessee’s biggest city has a lot to offer. Why not prepare for your next visit with some …

15 Things You Might Not Know About Mystery Science Theater 3000

While the rest of America was slipping into a turkey coma on Thanksgiving Day in 1988, Minneapolis area residents lucky enough to get clear reception …

Feature Stories

The Late, Great Stephen Colbert

Since last winter, after laying to rest the blowhard host of The Colbert Report and inheriting Letterman’s seat on The Late Show, the most inventive comic of his generation has been consumed with one very large question: Who will he be now? Stephen Colbert—the real one—gives a sneak peek. And in …

11 Pixar Short Films That Are Guaranteed To Brighten Up Your Day

All the emotion of Toy Story or Wall-E, but in just a few minutes.

Meet The 74-Year-Old Woman Saving Cuba's History With Scissors And Glue

The Cuban Communist party launched its official newspaper Granma in 1965. Karla Zabludovsky visited its newsroom to meet a woman who has been there since the very beginning.<p><i>Granma</i> is the official newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party, and as such is subject to censorship on all sensitive …

Cuban Flag Raised In Washington As U.S. And Cuba Officially Restore Diplomatic Relations

Embassies in both nations quietly reopened Monday in the pre-dawn hours as an agreement to restore full diplomatic relations took effect after midnight. John Kerry will travel to Cuba on Aug. 14, the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the island nation since 1945.<p>After decades of icy relations, …

“I Was Duped. I Was Used.”

In 2009, an American aid worker seeking to provide internet service for Cubans was thrown in jail for more than five years. Now, as relations with Cuba finally thaw, the imprisonment of Alan Gross remains a prime example of how promoting American values in countries that don't want them is a policy …

Recipe: Beginner-Friendly Cinnamon Rolls

Want to wow your family at breakfast? Delicious homemade cinnamon rolls that are still warm from the oven should do the trick nicely!<p>Breadmaking can be daunting for some, and especially for us! So when an aunt emailed this beginner bread recipe a while back, telling us it’s a “no-fail”, we were …

Breakfast

Potluck Necessities: Pie Carrier Tote

When it comes to potlucks and parties, I’m often the friend who brings the dessert, so I have a collection of cupcake and cake carriers at the ready. But, alas, those containers aren’t all that amazing at keeping pies neat and upright, especially if I’m riding the subway. That’s why this smart, …

DIY Toolbox: Jewelry Soldering Tools

Is making your own jewelry on your crafty to-do list for 2015? Get familiar with some of the more exciting tools of the jewelry making trade with this great overview of jewelry soldering tools that Bettina Johnson from Oh Everything Handmade shared on Craftsy.<p>Does the idea of soldering seem a bit …

Handy