Rachel Chandler

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Don’t wait for New Year’s: Why you should be setting your goals now

Waiting until New Year’s Day to set goals is a rookie move.<p>Unless you avoid social media altogether, you know how the yearly ritual goes: As soon as Labor Day has passed, eager pumpkin spice fans start counting down until fall. And soon after, posting a daily ticker toward the holiday season. Even …

Self-Reflection

It’s the year 2038–here’s how we’ll eat 20 years in the future

A science-fiction look at the next two decades of food developments, from robot farmers to 3D-printed meals to government monitoring of your daily calorie intake.<p>It’s the year 2038. The word “flavor” has fallen into disuse. Sugar is the new cigarettes, and we have managed to replace salt with …

Sustainability

The $700 billion case to fight food waste

A new report shows how astronomical the benefits would be if we took some commonsense steps to ending food waste.<p>Nearly 870 million people in the world are undernourished, but at the same time, approximately one-third of the global food total supply ends up spoiled, thrown out, or wasted. That’s …

Food Waste

NASA atmospheric visualizations are pretty terrifying these days

A new palette shows aerosols in a clear way, and makes it look like the Apocalypse.<p>NASA’s Earth Observatory has released a striking map of Earth’s atmosphere that shows the aerosols suspended in the atmosphere on a single day in August. It’s terrifying to see–NASA’s new color palette makes our …

Climate Change

Make A Statement: DIY Clay Pendant Tassel Necklace

Photo: Faith Towers ProvencherEvery now and then we like to share a necklace tutorial over here at Curbly... and today is one of those days! This is …

Make a Stylish Leather Pendant in Under 15 Minutes!

Whenever I'm in need of new jewelry, I always turn to leather. It's one of those wonderful materials that's no mess, no fuss, AND the end result …

100 Affordable Home Decor Pieces for Under $100

Source: TargetWhen it comes to making design changes in your home, you don't want to spend more money than you need to - especially on the accent …

Make This!: Abstract Wall Art Using a Hair Dryer

Lately I've been getting sucked into watching painting videos on Instagram. The abstract paintings are the best. I love the ones where the artist is …

We Guarantee You Won't Kill These 10 Houseplants

Believe it or not, I use to be a professional plant killer. Turns out, with a little love and care, keeping plants alive is really not that hard! You …

7 Smart Things to Declutter When You Get Home from Vacation

Part of the benefit of vacations is the renewed perspective they give us through a change of scene and distance from the daily grind. While we may …

Anthro Knockoff: Easy DIY Tassel Fringe Basket

Photo: Faith Towers ProvencherEvery time I walk into Anthropologie, I walk out with a handful of items... and wishing I could have bought so much …

Yarn

How to: DIY Modern Wall Art in Under 30 Minutes

Photo: Rachel BrewerWhen it comes to revamping a room in my home or studio, I love wall art projects because they usually give you the most bang for …

Wall Art

How to Make Abstract Art with Fluid Painting

Marbling is gorgeous on just about any surface. It's the perfect way to decorate your home, your clothes, your walls, your cakes, etc., so I decided …

DIY

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Lunch Break

It's Thursday, and you're sitting at your desk. Your stomach rumbles. You glance up at the clock. It's finally lunchtime! What do you do? The way you …

Before and After: Another Gorgeous Use For a Cheap Placemat

What a lovely placemat! It would be great for protecting a table or beautifying a table or . . . that's pretty much it. A throw pillow, you say? …

Make It: DIY Stylish Mountain Bookends

Now that I have a little one to care for, I’ve come to realize just how wonderful story time can be. Sharing books with Lauren is one of my favorite …

Color Of Change Is Attacking Hate Groups At The Source: Their Funding

The top 20 widely recognized hate groups received over $20 million in contributions, sales, and grants in 2014 and 2015. The nonprofit wants to stop credit companies from processing those payments.<p>After the white nationalist rally for hate groups protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate …

Baked Ziti with Summer Vegetables Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions. Drain and cool slightly, about 10 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>While pasta cooks, …

This (protein-packed) sweet potato pad Thai is a game-changer

Sweet potato: the ultimate hackable healthy ingredient?<p>I’m starting to think so. Not only does it serve as a stand-in for your toast or a (highly …

Sweet Potatoes

How Mindfulness Makes Us Happier & Better Able to Meet Life’s Challenges: Two Animated Primers Explain

The West has very rich contemplative tradition. Monastics of the early Christian church practiced forms of meditation that have been adopted by many …

8 of the Best House Plants for the Kitchen

No matter what color your thumb happens to be, you can probably keep these plants alive in your kitchen. And you should want to give it a shot: Not …

This Is How Planned Parenthood Is Fighting Back In Trump's America

KENOSHA, Wisconsin — The president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, stood in the front room of a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Speaker of the House’s district adjusting her hot-pink blazer. Her staff gathered around an iPhone watching a news report on the leaked draft of a House bill that …

Health Care

Tennessee has declared war on same-sex families: Inside the legislation that would eradicate nearly all rights for LGBT couples

<b>(Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)</b><p>A brace of bills in the Tennessee statehouse is aimed at rolling back gains made by during Obama administration<p>Nico Lang<p>February 27, 2017 8:15pm (UTC)<p>Heather MacKenzie bought her wedding ring at Wal-Mart. MacKenzie, now 38, proposed to her wife, Charitey, by driving to the …

LGBTQI

89th Academy Awards celebrates diversity, inclusion and communication | Salon.com

The 89th Academy Awards was an unusually smooth, largely funny show, until the end — when an unprecedented mistake changed the fate of two films. But well before "Moonlight" won a surprise best picture statue, and confusion over the win set the entertainment world afire, the awards show was full of …

Do voter identification laws suppress minority voting? Yes. We did the research.

By Zoltan L. Hajnal ,<p>Nazita Lajevardi and<p>Lindsay Nielson<p>The Justice Department just got a new boss: Jeff Sessions. He is raising alarms in the civil rights community. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is concerned about his “record of hostility” toward the Voting Rights Act and …

Civil Rights

The Key to Gender Equality Isn’t in the Workplace or the White House—It’s at Home

Since the landmark Women’s March on Washington (and other major cities), there has been endless discussion of whether the protests will have lasting …

GOP-dominated state legislatures are back in session — working hard to take away women’s rights

<b>(Getty/Alberto E. Rodriguez)</b><p>From coast to coast, Republican state legislators go on the attack against women’s rights and needs<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>February 14, 2017 12:59pm (UTC)<p>It's February, the glorious time of year when state legislators start introducing all manner of bills in their various …

6 Things You Need to Know About Empathy

Empathy. It’s the bedrock of intimacy and close connection; in its absence, relationships remain emotionally shallow, defined largely by mutual …

Why Personality Holds the Key to Understanding Sexuality

One of the most fascinating aspects of sexuality is in understanding where it comes from. Specifically, from where do differences in sexual …

It’s time to take America’s billionaire class head on

<b>The rich continue to pay fewer taxes, and get more services (Yuri_Arcurs via iStock)</b><p>This is a time to expose, to educate and to resist<p>David Morris<p>February 4, 2017 10:58am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Combatting defeatism may be our single most important psychological objective …

Income Tax