Stephanie Pettett

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Why It's So Easy to Be Negative (and What to Do About It)

Negative events are sticky.<p>In seventh grade, a classmate with whom I'd had very little interaction, Scott, walked up to my locker and offered me some unsolicited counsel.<p>"If you ever want to get married," he spewed, "I would get rid of those Coke-bottle glasses and seriously consider some braces. …

Dieting Tips: Trick Yourself Into Eating Less

Listing calories on the menu didn’t lead people to order lighter options—but listing the minutes of brisk walking necessary did.<p>The next time you go to a restaurant, you probably won’t see the exercise equivalents for each dish—but you can still use a similar motivational strategy to curb junk food …

28 Cool Pictures of Glowing Cats’ Eyes

The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland wasn’t entirely fictional. Cats really do seem invisible sometimes, all except for their glowing eyes. …

10 Easy Tips and Tricks for Looking Better in Photographs

Before running out for Botox or for a fancy photographer, here are 10 quick and easy things you can do to improve how you look in photos:<p>Have a lot …

5 Tips To Make Your Photos More Compelling

Do you want your photographs to be more eye catching, but don't know where to begin? For starters, you can try a few of these simple composition tips …

Man Sticks His Camera Out Storm Shelter Hole, Captures View of Tornado Up Close

When the 2013 Moore tornado struck Oklahoma on May 20th, 2013, Charles Gafford III took refuge in a storm shelter. Once inside, he noticed that there …

How to Make a Citrus and Vinegar Household Cleaner

Are you looking for a non-toxic solution to cleaning up household messes or are you in a pinch and don't have any cleaner on hand? You don't need to …

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How to Compose Your Center of Interest

1<p><b>Edit your photos later.</b> First straighten your photo, then make it look attractive with exposure adjustments, starting with contrast. Crop to …

Life | Women's Health

"Total strangers come into my crib and I kind of blow up their world."<p>What do you think—is this a step too far?<p>I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want...<p>Alongside some of their most famous shots.<p>Including what's best to watch at the gym.

Camera Captures What It’s Like to Get Eaten by a Grizzly Bear

When Brad Josephs took his GoPro camera out in beautiful Alaska, he was probably trying to get majestic footage of Grizzly bears for the BBC’s Great …

7 Websites that Will Spark Your Intelligence

<b>WHAT</b> A free website of curated educational and cultural content. <b><br>IN DETAIL</b> Founded in 2006, Open Culture will feed your curiosity with fascinating …

How to Bring Back Laughter into Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I find it hard to believe there is anybody who wouldn’t like to smile and laugh more. Joy and laughter are useful physically, emotionally and …

15 Fantastic Ways to Use Flipboard

Flipboard is a phenomenal reading app for the ipad and was the big reason I begged my family to give me one for my birthday.<p>However, because so …

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

How To Fix Health Problems With Food

<i>By Sarah Richards</i><p>Can't sleep? Got the PMS blues? Before you open your medicine cabinet, step into your kitchen. "Real, whole, fresh food is the most powerful drug on the planet," says Mark Hyman, M.D., author of <i>The Blood Sugar Solution</i>. "It regulates every biological function of your body." In …

8 Reasons To Be More Present In Your Life

Have you ever lost your car keys? Or arrived at the grocery store and realized you’ve left your wallet at home? I have, and I’ll bet many of you have …

Inspiration: 10 Hotel Style Bedrooms

I LOVE finding inspiration in public spaces, including hotel rooms. Yes, there are some hotel rooms out there that are worthy of style appropriation. …

5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

First impressions are important. The exterior of your home is the first thing a person sees when they visit your home and the last thing they see …

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How to Play the Piano

The piano is an iconic instrument known for its ease of playability, difficulty, and its beautiful sound. Read this article to give yourself a leg up …

Are Your Allergy Medications Making You Fat?

The latter was suggested in a separate study, published in 2009 in the <i>Journal of Clinical Allergy and Immunology</i>. Using data from the same CDC survey, researchers found that obese children were more likely to suffer from allergies, specifically food allergies, than normal-weight children. "It …

Weight Loss: The 3 Biggest Mistakes

<b>Mistake No. 1: You use the word but</b> One of the biggest challenges many women face: ending negative thoughts and excuses. Any time you use the word <i>but,</i> you completely discount whatever comes before it. For example: “I am going to cook at home this week, <i>but</i> I don’t know if that will work because I …