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Volunteers of America's Operation Backpack Help Children in Homeless Shelters Start School With a Smile

Tim Ranney | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Tim Ranney

While summer is upon us, it's never too early to start thinking about September and the start of the new school year. That means fresh blank notebooks, shiny new pens, colorful folders, bright yellow highlighters and a huge dent in your wallet.

A Soup That You'll Actually WANT On A Hot Day

Posted 07.02.2015 | OWN

Usually the last thing you want on a hot summer day is soup, but we think you’ll make an exception for this chilled dish. Chef Jesse Brune from the ...

These Pork Belly Sliders Are A Meat Lover's Dream

Posted 06.30.2015 | OWN

Summertime parties call for easy, crowd-pleasing recipes. If your crowd is full of meat lovers, you can’t go wrong with BBQ pork belly sliders -- an...

This Easy DIY Bookshelf Doubles As A Desk

OWN | Posted 05.08.2015 | OWN

Put the word "custom" in front of "furniture" and you'll instantly see dollar signs. But if you've got a couple of hours and an electric drill, "Home ...

The Main Ingredient In This Elegant Tartare May Surprise You

OWN | Posted 03.24.2015 | OWN

Most people are familiar with steak tartare, tuna tartare or even salmon tartare, but if raw meat isn't your favorite ingredient in a recipe, Chef Mic...

This Seared Salmon Recipe Will Rescue Your Weeknight Dinner

OWN | Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

When it comes to cooking weeknight dinners, home cooks are often in search of the recipe trifecta: delicious, healthy and super-fast. Oftentimes, we'l...

Soleil Moon Frye Helps Dads-To-Be Create The Perfect Nursery For Their Twins

OWN | Posted 05.02.2014 | OWN

James and Randy are two expecting fathers who are in for a big change: They're having twins! To help these parents-to-be, Soleil Moon Frye and the "Ho...

How To Make A Gorgeous Spring Centerpiece In 2 Minutes

OWN | Posted 04.25.2014 | OWN

Looking for a quick spring refresh to breathe new life into your home decor? Designer Kenneth Wingard of "Home Made Simple" shares his method for crea...

WATCH: How To Repurpose Old, Outdated Vertical Blinds

OWN | Posted 03.13.2014 | OWN

In a not-so-pretty shade of pink, the window treatments in this home were making it feel old and outdated. Rather than send them to a landfill, "Home ...

This Hardworking Mom's Home Just Got A MAJOR Upgrade

OWN | Posted 02.28.2014 | OWN

Hardworking mom Toshia is the first person in her Los Angeles neighborhood to pay off her Habitat for Humanity home loan, and her family couldn't be p...

Watch This Boring Den Transform Into A Beachy Retreat

OWN | Posted 02.22.2014 | OWN

Dane is a great dad who acts as a father figure to many of the neighborhood kids who appreciate and look up to him. To show how much they care, his fr...

You Won't Believe What This Boring Patio Looks Like Now

OWN | Posted 02.13.2014 | OWN

Kim Bigler has devoted her life to helping kids in the foster system, running an organization out of her home that provides foster children with neces...

How To Make Cool, Industrial-Looking Planters -- From Rain Gutters

OWN | Posted 02.13.2014 | OWN

What can you make out of inexpensive rain gutters and a few standard pieces of hardware? Some of the coolest industrial-looking hanging planters your ...