Vanessa Hiles

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These are the verbs that should never appear on your resume — and what to use instead

Your resume isn't a place for modesty; it's a chance to show companies all the awesome things you've done — and what you can do for them if given a chance. Take the opportunity to liven things up a bit. Weak, vague or overused verbs can actually diminish the excellent work you did at your last job, …

Communication Skills

I spend $25 a week on groceries — here's what I buy and what I skip

You can't eat healthy on a budget, they said; McDonald's has a dollar menu, they said.<p>Dear 'They': I do eat a healthy, plant-based diet on a strict budget, and I prefer to feel, well, not how McDonald's makes me feel. If I can spend $25 a week on groceries and feel good doing it, so can you.<p>One …

Personal Finance

Yes, Those Are Probably Bugs In Your Paprika. Here's What To Do.

It's alive!<p>Don’t bug out, but you really should give your paprika a closer look before you toss it into your next recipe. It <i>could</i> be totally fine, but it could also be a cozy home to a colony of insects.<p>There are all sorts of pantry pests that can invade your kitchen. You may have heard about flour …

Beetles

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employment

The Best Netflix Original Series Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: July 3rd</b><p>There are a lot of good TV shows on Netflix (and you can find more with these secret codes). The bread-and-butter of the Netflix service, however, is its original programming. With over 100 Netflix originals — between shows and movies — browsing aimlessly can be daunting. If …

7 Ideas to Make a Dated, Tiled Bathroom Look New and Fresh

(Image credit: Oh Happy Day)<p>If you live in a home or apartment of a certain age, chances are good that your walls are covered in the 4"x4" ceramic …

6 Sly and Simple Ways to Buy a Home

A big purchase like a home requires big savings. But what if you can only save small amounts? Can you still save for a home?<p>You can meet any of your …

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

The Subtle Signs of a Thyroid Disorder

Problems with estrogen and testosterone, the body’s main sex hormones, tend to attract widespread public interest. But we might all be better off paying more attention to a far more common endocrine disorder: abnormal levels of thyroid hormone. Thyroid disorders can affect a wide range of bodily …

Totally Floored: The Best Under $100 Rugs We Found This Week

It's a wide world of shopping out there on the web, filled with a lot of great and not-so-great rugs but things can get pricey fast. If you're on the …

How To Double Your Closet Space for $51 and One Trip to the Store

Closet too small? Join the club. It's called "everybody." But good news! There are two ways to battle a too-small clothes closet: One is to get rid …

Sofa

How Two Millennial Women Made Over $130,000 While Traveling the World Full-Time

Last year, I left my corporate life in New York City behind in a vow to give myself one year to design my dream job. Shortly thereafter, I took off on a 9-month-long social experiment, in which I would circumnavigate the globe by couch-surfing exclusively through my social network. Seventeen …

Update Your Everyday Essentials: 10 Classic Sheet Sets

(Image credit: West Elm)<p>Buying new sheets is one of those purchases we tend to put off, but, considering that you spend roughly a third of your life …

West Elm

This Cheap Hack Makes Any Room Look Expensive

Ugly window treatments are the thorn in almost every renter's rear. Plastic mini blinds — or worse, vertical blinds — are automatic aesthetic killers, but they can be remedied for a shockingly small amount of money. The key to making dirt-cheap window treatments look like a million dollars is as …

Writing Your Résumé When Your Job Title Doesn’t Reflect Your Responsibilities

You’re ready to make a career move, up to a higher level or into a different industry or an entirely new field. But your current title doesn’t match the titles on the job postings that most excite you. How do you avoid your applications getting tossed by HR or automated filters? How do you use your …

What You Need to Know About Marriage and Money

Money is still the #1 topic married couples fight about — even happily married ones. Want to keep fiscal fights in your marriage to a minimum? The …

10 Fonts to Follow in 2017

You're reading 10 Fonts to Follow in 2017, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, …

Enjoy this live-streamed expedition to the ocean floor

For all you displaced cosmonauts<p>Ah yes, the ocean: a place where most living things appear to have conjured themselves directly from my nightmares. We know very little about the sea floor, which we have barely observed. In the hopes of expanding our knowledge, the Okeanos Explorer — a project from …

31 Pieces of Stylish Decor You Won't Believe Came From The Home Depot

Everybody knows that The Home Depot is a go-to spot for any renovation project, but many don't realize that their offerings go beyond hardware, power tools, and paint selections. This beloved home improvement store now offers an array of chic (and surprisingly affordable!) furnishings to bring your …

Use the Five Folder System to Finally Organize Your Email Inbox

We’ve come a long way from the simple “trusted trio” method of organizing our inbox, and for many of us our email is as disorganized as it’s ever …

This Is The Smartest, No-Damage Way To Improve Your Rental

Most of the time, I'm okay with skirting around a landlord's rules and will happily drill holes to hang art and curtains. However, every now and …

5 online design stores that should be on every millennial’s list

On the hunt for some cool new stationery or looking for some quirky accessories to spruce up your living space? <i>Vogue</i> curates the top five online …

Design Your Bed for Under $100: Duvet Sets, Sheets & Pillows

Buying budget-friendly bedding is like walking aisle-by-aisle through the dollar store: "Everything's so cheap!" you'll say, as you grab handfuls of …

Home Decorating

37 Seriously Amazing Tips Every Clean Freak Needs To Know

Everything you need to know (or buy) to make your house spotless!

7 Great Web Design Tools That Are More Than Worth Your Time

Web design walks a thin line between art and craft. While the aesthetic side of a website is important to maintaining your artistic integrity, …

5 Things to Remember When Someone You Love Loses Someone They Love

<i>Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness; they are a sign of a pure, loving heart.</i>We all know deep down that life is short, and that …

Khloé Kardashian Is Finally Getting Closure

"Don't lose yourself by trying to fix what's meant to stay broken."<p>In February, it looked like things were on the mend for Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom's relationship―the two were hanging out, and it seemed like a reconciliation could be in the cards. But recently, there have been …

On Dallas' ever-evolving dining scene, it's a season of spectacular change

It's Thursday evening in Dallas, and the city's food lovers are sipping aperitifs and nibbling appetizers. A sense of excitement, of sparkle, of …