Rachiel Alarcon

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The Two-Minute Trick to "Reupholstering" Your Sofa

Like color, pattern can be one of those anxiety-provoking design elements for the novice decorator. You think: "How can I tell if these prints go …

In the Zone: Try These 5 Tiny Cleaning & Organizing Tasks to Instantly Lift Your Mood

Here's a dirty little secret of the most chill people you know: They get overwhelmed and frazzled, just like you, but the difference is that they've …

A Bright & Pretty Minneapolis Loft

<b>Name:</b> Colie <b><br>Location:</b> North Loop — Minneapolis, Minnesota<p>This is my one bedroom apartment in the North Loop of Minneapolis. I chose this space because …

Best Kitchen Sinks: Buyers Guide Pros + Cons

It might not be particularly exciting or glamorous, but choosing a sink is one of the most important decisions you'll make for your kitchen. If …

Vetting an Independent Editor

<i>Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware</i><p>I often receive questions from writers who are looking to hire an independent editor to polish their …

6 novel-writing tips from one of the publishing world's top editors

<i>Lots of people have, at one point or another, harbored dreams of writing the next great novel. But where to begin? Luckily,</i> <i>MashReads</i> <i>went to the best</i> …

Creative Writing

Condensed Milk Cookies Recipe

Condensed Milk Cookies: Perfect with a Cup of Tea<p>When we think of creating a sweet treat using condensed milk, the top of mind desserts that enter …

The Lake Hotel Tagaytay: Truly The Happiest Place in Tagaytay!

It’s always a delight to spend getaways at <b>The Lake Hotel Tagaytay</b>. Seriously, ever <b>since I experienced their service</b> and that unforgettable perfect …

Cakes & Pastries Restaurant: Kitchen Pro Files: Chef Sunshine Puey Pengson

<b>Shine Bakery & Cafe</b> is a whimsical restaurant tucked in the third floor of SM Aura, promising the hungry visitor a showcase of savory eats and …

Japanese Food

What Is Life All About? Using Business Strategy to Find Your Life’s Purpose

<b>What is life all about?</b><p><b>What’s your five-year plan? Your ten-year plan?</b><p><b>If you’re anything like me, your answer is probably something along the lines</b> …

Harvard Business School

How handmade goods are changing manufacturing in New York

The "millennials" are the generation that came of age after the 2008 financial crisis.<p>Members of the "millennial generation" in New York are now building successful businesses selling items that are handmade.<p>Old factory buildings and warehouses are now home to hundreds of smaller manufacturing …

Brain Gain

The underground world of “neuroenhancing” drugs.<p>A young man I’ll call Alex recently graduated from Harvard. As a history major, Alex wrote about a dozen papers a semester. He also ran a student organization, for which he often worked more than forty hours a week; when he wasn’t on the job, he had …

12 Key Decorating Tips to Make Any Room Better

I hate to break it to you, but designers don’t follow a secret rule book. There are no hard and fast laws governing what we do. We are creative types …

10 Years Later: Sex and the City Lessons That Are Still So True

It’s been 10 years since the series finale of <i>Sex and the City</i> aired Feb. 22, 2004, which was many, many cosmopolitans ago.<p>We’ve since filled the void …

The Style Has Spoken: See the Top Trends

See the prevailing looks captured by Diego Zuko.<p>Like a well-preserved eco-system, the world of fashion can work like a machine. See a stellar trend on the runway one season and watch it come to life outside the shows the next. See which catwalk styles were embraced by the finest on the street and …