Staff Picks

  • Aarushi Shetty
    Published 5 days ago
    Love your local library

    Love your local library

    I recently came across a Guardian article which said that Britain has closed almost 800 libraries in a decade and I was gutted. When I was growing up, I somehow found myself recognising that knowledge is sacred (to me). I crave to learn, to improve and become aware about my surroundings.
  • Savannah McKinley
    Published 15 days ago
    How to Build a Sleep Sanctuary on a Budget

    How to Build a Sleep Sanctuary on a Budget

    Just this year, I transitioned from working my 9-5 office job to working for myself — woo! With this change came a serious realization: I need to update my bedroom. As the majority of my work is done via laptop in my personal space, I knew the investment and time would be worth it to make a space where I could be productive during the day and cozy at night. I have always been a budget-friendly shopper, typically purchasing only the pieces that are necessary. As a result, I was prohibiting my space from feeling cozy — simply due to dollars! Well, within a matter of weeks I realized that in order to be creative, inspired, comfortable, and productive, I have to love my space. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that I can love my space while still on a budget. Are you skeptical? Find out how I created the bedroom of my dreams!
  • Ross Geller
    Published 20 days ago
    10 Tips for choosing the right roof for your home
  • Miranda Kukavica-Wilson
    Published 2 months ago
    How to Reduce Stress Around The Holidays

    How to Reduce Stress Around The Holidays

    The holidays are fast approaching and we tend to forget about our well being around this time because we're focusing on others and rushing and running around to get everything done and perfect.
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 2 months ago
    Tips to Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh

    Tips to Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh

    Many people spend a lot of time picking out a Christmas tree that they like. Sadly, once they take it home and decorate it, they forget about it until it is time to take it down.
  • Jamie Subia
    Published 5 months ago
    Dare to Say No to Single-Use Plastic

    Dare to Say No to Single-Use Plastic

    If you’re like me, the idea that inorganic, non-biodegradable, single-use plastics are somehow the go-to packaging unit is just illogical; almost as illogical as seventeen states in our country having statewide ban preemptions or preventative measures restricting even the possibility of future bans of their use. As crazy as it may seem to some of us, we are still the ones allowing it. Therefore, the purpose of this article is not to place blame, rather, the purpose of this article is to establish personal accountability. Corporations use plastic because it is durable, inexpensive, and accepted by us all.
  • Jennifer Violet
    Published 10 months ago
    How to Clean a Keurig Machine

    How to Clean a Keurig Machine

    I love my coffee. I can't carry on with my morning if I don't have my coffee first thing. In fact, I'm not even fully awake until I comfortably finish my first coffee of the day. Yes, I'm not fully awake even when my kids are jumping on my husband and me in bed at 6 AM. This is also another reason why I seriously need my coffee.
  • Shaking Bird
    Published 11 months ago
    Direct Painting: A How-To for Oils

    Direct Painting: A How-To for Oils

    So you want to learn about painting with oils. That ancient, noble craft passed down from the Rembrabdts and the Caravaggios of bygone days, and the Monets and Picassos, a medium so adept at capturing the ideas of, well, anything! If you can imagine it, you can realize it in oils.
  • Joseph D. N. Kendrick
    Published about a year ago
    11 Unique and Creative Ways to Use a PopSocket (That's Not on Your Phone)

    11 Unique and Creative Ways to Use a PopSocket (That's Not on Your Phone)

    When I first saw a display for PopSocket grips at the mall, I'll admit I was a little skeptical. I just wasn't sure what purpose they would really serve. Today, I'm not ashamed to admit I couldn't have been more wrong. Not only do I use my PopSocket every single day with my iPhone, I have discovered tons of creative ways to use a PopSocket that have nothing to do with its usefulness on my phone. If, like me, you were once a skeptic, I invite you to read through these many unique PopSocket ideas.