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Providence's Local Secrets: A Beautiful Local Guide

Global Yodel | Posted 08.04.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

"After your meal I'd say it's time for a stroll along the canal, ending up at the RISD campus where you can explore their museum and the elusive RISD Nature Lab, but shhhh, don't disturb the furiously sketching foundation students."

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your
College-Application Essays

Douglas Danoff | Posted 08.03.2015 | College
Douglas Danoff

As a professional application-essay coach, I regularly encounter students with well-intentioned but misguided strategies for their college-application essays. And how students approach this task often determines acceptance or rejection.

16 Things you Must Do When Your Credit Card Has Been Stolen

Arkady Bukh | Posted 07.30.2015 | Crime
Arkady Bukh

Welcome to the growing club of credit card theft victims. You are not alone. Relax. Breathe. There are some things you can do to minimize the loss.

9 Food Hacks That'll Make Your Life Exponentially Better

Spoon University | Posted 07.30.2015 | Taste
Spoon University

Let us spare your precious time by avoiding the mindless searching. Here are some food hacks that are a combination of weird and brilliant.

Survival Tips For A New NICU Nurse

AWHONN | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
AWHONN

I still recall my first job. I felt like an impostor in my uniform. I didn't feel like a nurse because in my mind a nurse was someone who could start an IV blindfolded, resuscitate a patient while sleeping, and recognize all the signs and symptoms of septic shock at the drop of a hat.

Surviving the Dog Days of Summer: 6 Tips to Stay Motivated

Diane Passage | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

For the last few weeks I have been in the throws of the dog days of summer. July and August are known to be the most hot and humid months of the year,...

3 Ways Helpdesk Indifference Will Kill Your Small Business

Jun Loayza | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Jun Loayza

Everything seems to be on track when you notice a new and disturbing trend: some customers have started to complain about your helpdesk support on Twitter and Facebook. They're disappointed or angry that you "don't seem to care" and worse, some have vowed never to do business with you again. Just what is going on?!

The 9 Most Wasteful Things You Do In Your Kitchen... And How To Stop

Thrillist | Posted 07.14.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

An empty refrigerator consumes more than a refrigerator that's full.

5 Genius Ways to Use a Muffin Tin

Spoon University | Posted 07.13.2015 | Taste
Spoon University

Muffin tins are the superheroes of our generation. You may just see a plain old cooking tin on the outside, but muffin tins have a secret identity. There's no kryptonite here, only the epic idea of flipping a tin upside down and making a bowl made of cookies. BAM.

Tips to Have the Best Bridal Shower Ever

Leila Lewis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

After having a bridal shower of my own, attending many of my friends' showers, and admiring inspiration from others, I have a few tips in my book for throwing the best bridal shower.

Time to Send Your Child to Sleepaway Camp? How to Choose a Camp and Prepare Your Child

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
Ingrid Prueher

Sleepaway camp can offer incredible growth opportunities for children--they can gain independence and self-confidence, adjust to new, real-life situations, experience new environments and activities, and make new friends.

Five Spa Tips Every Twenty-Something Should Know

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.25.2015 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

Put Google to work. Type in the search word "best" plus the spa service and your town. Yelp, Insider, Bing, City Search or some other social media review site should pop up with information on a variety of therapists and spa professionals.

18 Camping Tips And Tricks For Survival (And Fun)

Supercompressor | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Supercompressor

With a knife, some denatured alcohol and a little bit of courage, you can transform a 12 oz can into a great DIY camp stove that'll boil water in 5-6 minutes. We did it, and it's remarkably simple.

11 Common Money Mistakes People Make in Their 40s

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

Though you might feel settled, becoming complacent could impact your financial well-being. Don't fall prey to these common money mistakes that people often make in their 40s.

20 Ways to Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Hong Kong

College Tourist | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Eat like a local. Dai Pai Dongs are market-like groupings of food stalls located throughout the city of Hong Kong, sometimes attached to markets.

7 Excuses Killing Your Success

Gaynete' Edwards | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Gaynete' Edwards

We all have dreams for our future that we want to come true. Somehow, many of us seem to get stuck and cannot figure out why our planted flowers of prosperity have not yet bloomed.

The 15 Best B&H Photo Event Space Videos Of All Time

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

For anyone who doesn't know about the B&H Photo Event Space, you are living in the dark. Firstly, B&H is the Disneyland for photographers - a photo an...

7 Tips To Find Yourself When You're Feeling Lost

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

Here are seven tips that will help you out of this lost state and remind you of the power you have to create a life you love.

Can Water Improve Your Mood?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

While we know that not having enough to drink in extreme heat, or when vigorously exercising makes people very unhappy (and quite ill), it's less clear how small changes in fluid intake affect mood and energy levels.

Don't Sweat Your Synopsis. Just Write It! 8 Easy Tips

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.05.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

Imagine summarizing one of your favorite classics in a synopsis. Whether we're talking Pride and Prejudice or Ulysses, that synopsis would be a snoozer, since it's just a pitch giving the highlights of the plot. No pretty language. No tension. Just an outline in prose form.

10.1 Tips From My 101-Year-Old Grandmother on How to Lead a Good Life

Douglas Danoff | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Douglas Danoff

My grandmother Helen has lived for more than a century. Born in Brooklyn in 1913, she has been fortunate to lead not just a remarkably long life but a remarkably gratifying one. She also ranks among the wisest people I know.

New York Street Photography - On The Beach At Coney Island With Michael Sweet

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Michael Ernest Sweet Some places are just ripe for photography. Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, New York, is one of those places...

10 Tips for the Divorcee During Wedding Season

Lisa Thomson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Thomson

'Tis the season...for weddings. Yay or nay? Sometimes the last thing we feel like doing is attending a wedding as a single, divorcee. The romance, the dancing, the 'love' in the air is enough to choke the bitterness right out of us.

3 Things Every Incoming College Freshman Should Know

Tyler Lewis | Posted 05.28.2015 | College
Tyler Lewis

I just recently finished my first year at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. While I hate using cliché metaphors, I would be neglecting their typical accuracy by not comparing my first year of college to that of a roller coaster ride. There were many ups and downs, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed my first year of school.

4 Ways to Express Your Love for Your Customers

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

It is every entrepreneurs dream to have customers that not only adore the services and products that you offer, but also feel deeply emphatic towards the values of the business, in turn becoming somewhat of ambassadors for your brand.