Brie Dyas
Brie Dyas is the world's youngest 80-year-old. An Andy Rooney in the making and archiver of forgotten '50s-'60s educational videos. She's appeared as an expert on The TODAY Show, NPR's How To Do Everything, Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch and other radio programs.

Entries by Brie Dyas

7 Curb Appeal Makeovers You Have To See To Believe

(285) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 3:26 PM

Curb appeal can be difficult to get right, since there's often much work to be done: Painting, modifying architectural details, repairs, landscaping, etc. None of these projects are easy to do in a weekend (no matter what HGTV says). But for the lucky owners of these seven homes, they were...

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10 Painless Ways To Change Your Messy, Messy Habits

(195) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 3:04 PM

If you're the type who considers the act of maintaining an organized (and spotless) home a waste of time, prepare to have your world rocked. "Clean people" know that you don't have to devote hours upon hours to keep your living space from becoming a chaotic mess. You just have...

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7 idées déco pour rehausser l'apparence de votre hall d'entrée (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 11:35 AM

Le hall d’entrée est souvent négligé. Il s’agit d’un espace de transition auquel vous ne vous attardez pas outre mesure, à moins que quelqu’un ait l’habitude d’y laisser traîner ses souliers.

Et pourtant, le hall d’entrée a un immense potentiel. Ses murs sont le parfait canevas pour un style plus...

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6 Vintage Photos That'll Bring You Back To Gym Class

(9) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 4:46 AM

These days, gym classes are becoming a rarity in schools (along with art class, electives and extracurriculars). While the curriculum and quality could vary -- I distinctly remember a gym class unit focused on square dancing, which was more like an exercise in teenage disdain --...

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These Vintage Winter Photos Will Make You Thankful For Your Parka

(31) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 6:43 AM

While a well-cut wool coat has its charms, it isn't often a viable choice for those who experience wet, soggy, slushy winters. If that's you, then you're well-acquainted with the weatherproof parka, a clothing item that may not be stylish, but allows you to get from point A to point...

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The Very Real Struggle All Engaged Couples Face

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 1:37 PM

Some people love using the word "fiancé/fiancée," while others cringe their way through it. I'm in the latter camp.

To me, a "fiancé" is the cheesy person you end up with when you win "The Bachelor." Or, perhaps, someone that resembles Fabio, billowing blouse included. So when I look...

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Always Late? These 6 Surprising Home Habits Might Be Holding You Back

(9) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 1:42 PM

Some people just aren't built for the mornings. Despite promises to change for the better, their earliest hours are often races against the clocks. If this sounds like how you start your day, know that there are a few things you can do to get a little more breathing space....

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5 perguntas sobre o seu corpo que não são da conta de ninguém

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 10:47 AM

No Ano Novo, muitos de nós perseguimos com resoluta determinação tudo o que é saudável e nos faz bem. Mas já que é apenas uma nova – ou pelo menos não contínua - busca para muitos de nós, pode ser difícil saber como integrar essas dietas em nossas vidas tão...

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How To Fold Fitted Sheets Without Losing Your Mind

(43) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 2:24 PM

Folding fitted sheets is not that complicated, yet it's an often-Googled problem. The issue seems to be with the elastic, which gives an unfolded, unused sheet a weird blob-like shape that can be difficult to handle.

The key, according to lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly, is to find the...

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Closet Nurseries Are Just What Every Small Space-Living Family Needs

(13) Comments | Posted February 8, 2015 | 9:40 AM

When you're short on space, you have to get creative. Storage is an absolute must, along with furniture that can go double duty. As for your rooms, learn to love the "coziness," once the arguments about whose stuff takes up more room subside.

Add a baby...

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These Vintage Valentines Show Just What We're Missing When We Give Up Real Mail

(4) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 5:06 AM

As we become more dependent on devices, social media and email for staying in the loop, we miss out on the little tangible niceties that could make your day. Niceties such as: "real" mail. The invitations, letters and cards that stood out from the usual bills and catalogs. The kind...

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Here's Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Selling On eBay Or Craigslist

(8) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 8:00 AM

There comes a moment -- usually while attempting to clean -- when you look at the clutter in your house and think: "I wish I could just get rid of everything now and start all over." It's as if someone turned a giant spotlight on your previously-cherished items,...

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The Easiest Winter Hacks For Getting Through A Long, Cold Season

(2) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 7:45 AM

If you're lucky enough to live in a climate that's warm year-round, stop reading. The rest of us bundle up and hope for the best.

In Denver, a city used to snowy weather, a reporter for ABC 7 News put a few winter lifehacks to the test (but not...

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5 Questions About Your Body That Are Nobody's Business

(37) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 7:15 AM

In the New Year, many of us go after this health and wellness thing in earnest. But since it's a new -- or at least not continuous -- pursuit for so many of us, it can be hard to know how to integrate our new regimes into our well-mannered lives....

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Here's The Best Way To Shovel Snow, According To Experts

(12) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 11:20 AM

If you're one of the 29 million people under a blizzard warning right now, your thoughts might have turned to what you'll be doing the day after the winter storm. Namely, how you'll dig yourself out of the snow. Luckily, The Weather Channel covers the

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7 Decor Ideas That Will Make The Most Out Of Any Hallway

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2015 | 6:00 AM

The hallway of a home is often easy to overlook. It's a "transitional" space that you don't spend much time looking at, unless you're picking up the scattered shoes that somehow land there.

Yet, a hall has plenty of potential. For example, the empty walls make the perfect canvas...

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Here's Why Auctions Are The Best Place You've Never Shopped

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 8:00 AM

If you think auction houses are only for those who can drop millions on rare art, you're entirely wrong. Every day, hundreds of items go up to the gavel, everything from antiques to new furnishings. While the eight-figure transactions make headlines, deals do abound.


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This Is What Saturday Morning Used To Look Like (Before Life Got In The Way)

(33) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 8:28 PM

It's become cliche (not to mention incorrect) to say that things were easier "back in the day," but we think that weekend schedules are the exception. Saturdays really used to be a lot simpler. Time seemed to pass more slowly. People didn't seem as over-scheduled.

Here's a peek into the...

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7 New Ideas For Using Wall Hooks (Besides Hanging Up Your Coat)

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 11:00 PM

Hooks are the easiest way to keep your home organized. They're easy to install (even more so if you go for the adhesive-backed variety), easy to use and extremely budget-friendly.

Since wall hooks are so basic, you can forget that they can be used for

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How To Talk About Your Workout Routine Without Making Everyone Else Feel Lazy

(8) Comments | Posted January 17, 2015 | 8:21 AM

In the New Year, many of us go after this health and wellness thing in earnest. But since it's a new -- or at least not continuous -- pursuit for so many of us, it can be hard to know how to integrate our new regimes into our well-mannered lives....

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