Valerie Forbes

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The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …

Strawberry Ice Cream You Can Make In Just 45 Seconds

We're going to start off by admitting that we just lied to you. Or, really, Jamie Oliver lied to you -- to all of us. You see, there's no cream in this strawberry "ice cream" recipe. There's no milk or sugar either. So technically, it's not ice cream at all, even though Jamie Oliver calls it that. …

Why I Eat A Plant-Based Diet

The on-trend diet isn't a fad and it's way more sustainable than it sounds. Here's how I started eating more veggies and grains and loved every healthy second of it.<p>I started eating a whole foods plant-based diet nine months ago. I had gained 20-something pounds from a hormone-related health issue …

Nutrition

20+ Ways to Make Your Reception More Fun

Table Games: I Spy<p>Not only is this fun for kids and adults alike, but it's a wonderful way to get extra photos from your wedding. Ask your guests to …

America's Favorite Beach Towns (PHOTOS)

For a good lobster roll, Kristin Francis is willing to drive a few extra hours.<p>"It would make more sense for me as a New Yorker to hit the Hamptons or the Jersey Shore each summer," says the souvenir-shopping blogger. "But I skip these spots and take the longer drive to Chatham."<p><i>Travel + Leisure</i> …

I Heart My National Park: Yosemite

Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been a ranger at the …

10 Pinterest Boards That Will Help You Plan Your Next Vacation

Allow us to introduce you to some seriously beautiful travel inspiration boards.<p>When Pinterest introduced their map feature in November, our heads nearly burst with ways we could utilize this amazing new tool. So with summer vacation just around the corner, we scoured Pinterest to find the ten …

Hudson Valley

So You Think You're Creative?

We're always talking about creativity, but what do we mean? Can we find creativity, can we measure it, can we encourage it? Kurt talks with professor …