If you love to cook, you're no longer stuck with paging through cookbooks. There are literally thousands and thousands of great recipes on the internet--and some of the best are found on these blogs.
Children often read a book and want to know what happens next--they can come to know and love the characters and what happens next in these best fantasy book series for children.
One genre that appeals to children no matter the generation they grew up in is mystery books. This article covers the best mystery book series for children.
A student without financial aid at a private university may come out with $120K or more in debt; a graduate degree adds to the debt burden. This article discusses one way to cope with student loans.
Many enduringly popular stage musicals take their inspiration from history--and many of the in particular draw upon the lives of great women in history.
Many musicals take past eras, people, or events as their inspiration, from the June Rebellion to presidential assassins. This article covers the best musicals for history buffs.
On Broadway, you have the smash hits and the painful flops--and some of those flops go on to be cult favorites, enjoying a life long after they close on the Great White Way.
We go to the theater for many reasons: to be entertained, uplifted, touched, or more. But sometimes we just want to laugh. Read on for the best humorous stage musicals.
Some of the greatest love stories are those that end in tragedy--but as an audience, we're not always in the mood to try. Enjoy the four sweetest romances in musical theater.
Many times, we turn to a musical to feel good and be entertained. Not all musicals have happily-ever-after endings, though, and that makes them all the more memorable.
Musical theater has long been the refuge of those who love to perform and just don't quite fit in. This hub lists the five best quirky stage musicals.
Some of Broadway's best musicals are based on classic literature--stories that have stood the test of time. Read this article to learn about the best musicals based on classic books.
Stephen Sondheim's musicals changed the face of musical theater forever. Here are Stephen Sondheim's five best musicals.
Do you love the romance novels of Nora Roberts? Check out these books by similar authors--you may find a new author to love!
Portland, Oregon is a great city for a vacation--both couples and families can enjoy it. This article hub shares three awesome day trips from Portland.
Some of Stephen King's best characters are children; he has a unique talent for capturing the essence of childhood in a way that's engaging for adult readers. Read on for his 5 best child characters.
Though Stephen King is primarily known for delivering horror, within those novels are great protagonists--men and women who rise to the occasion and fight for goodness.
Since his career began almost forty years ago, Stephen King has scarred many a childhood with his scary plots and great villains. Read on for the top five villains in Stephen King novels.
Stephen King's career has spanned almost forty years, and he's one of the few authors who can sell books of short stories or novellas. Read on for the best films based on Stephen King's short stories.
Stephen King is an incredibly prolific author--and it seems like his books are always coming to the big or small screen. Read on for the best film adaptations of Stephen King novels.
TV can do more than just zone you out--a really great show can be a bonding experience between the two people who watch it together. This hub lists the best TV shows for moms/daughters to watch.
Nora Roberts is one of America's most prolific and popular romance novelists--but some of her novels stand above the rest. Read on for the best classic Nora Roberts novels to read during the summer.
Portland, Oregon, is a great city to visit for many reasons--culture, hiking, visiting wine country. It's also got some amazing sweet-treat speciality shops. This hub covers four of the best!
Work is a necessary evil of life--but it may become unbearable if you secretly loathe your management. Here's how to cope with a boss you can't stand and make the best of the situation.
The lives of modern celebrities are splashed all over tabloids--but classic stars were a little more discreet, often forced to be so by their studios. Learn more about classic stars with these books.
If you're looking to curl up with a romance, there are endless options--but one not pick a book that has a timelessly romantic hero? You'll only find those men in classic literature!
Many books merely tell a story--but literature seeks to tell a story in a way that educates, changes, or otherwise affects the reader. Read on for how to think critically about literature.
Seeing a favorite novel made into a film can be an amazing experience--or one that leaves you shaking your head. Read this article to learn about the best film adaptations of Jane Austen novels.
Jane Austen never goes out of style--and it seems lately she's more in vogue than ever. Consider reading these contemporary novels inspired by the works of Jane Austen.
Breakups hurt--especially when you didn't see it coming and don't understand why it happened. Here's how to cope with getting dumped for no reason.
Love literature? Considering looking to its heroines as role models. Read this hub to learn how to take inspiration from the best literary heroines.
Work is a necessity of life for most people--unfortunately, most work is also boring. This hub addresses how to cope with a boring job and leverage that boring job into something better.
Internet dating is now generally viewed as an acceptable way to meet that special someone. It takes just as much work as "normal" dating, though. Here's how to safely and successfully date online.
There's something about reading a novel written in the form of letters or a diary that makes you feel especially close to a character. Read about the best contemporary epistolary novels in this hub.
Certain personality traits are praised above others--for instance, being outgoing. But introverts have so much to offer, and often don't get credit for their strengths.
We love Jane Austen's novels for their romance and their wit--and for their memorable heroines. Take inspiration from those heroines by adopting some of their more positive personality traits!
"The Catcher in the Rye" is one of the most beloved coming-of-age novels in the English language. If you enjoyed "The Catcher in the Rye," you may like these novels as well.
Moving from the big city to the suburbs can be necessary for many reasons--cheaper housing, better schools, etc. It an also be an adjustment. Here's how to deal with the suburbs for a city lover.
It happens to most of us eventually--we land at a job we hate. We have to pay the bills, and that means we have to stay, at least until we find a new position. Here's how to cope with a job you hate.
Looking to make money on Fiverr? If you love to read and want to get paid for it, becoming a book reviewer on Fiverr can land some cash in your pocket and some books on your virtual shelf.
Picture a lawyer--what do you see? What you imagine probably doesn't match reality. This article addresses what a lawyer really does from day to day in his or her career.
When you think Orlando, Florida, you may first think of Disney--but Gatorland is also a great place to take a family! It's reasonably priced and offers all ages a walk on the wild side.
If you're considering law school, you're probably thinking about your career--but it's good to know what you're going into and approach it with open eyes. Here's what law school is really like.
It's not uncommon to have one or several friends you don't actually like--and toxic or unrewarding relationships are draining. Here's how to tell an irritating friend you don't want to stay friends.
Navigating a professional career as a young woman can be tough--how do you earn respect? What sorts of behaviors do you accept or overlook? This article tackles those questions.
Wuthering Heights is a dark and savage literary classic. Though it's less romantic than many realize, that hasn't stopped modern-day authors from using its themes to craft their own versions.
There's a difference between pretty and provocative--but given the images we see in the media daily, it can be hard to feel pretty when you're more comfortable being modest than sexy.
If you're at home while all of your friends are traveling for the summer, the days can quickly go from relaxing to long and lonely. Here's how to handle a lonely summer vacation.
There may be many reasons a friendship fades--distance, lack of common interest, or even anger. It's not always easy, and sometimes it hurts. Here's hwo to cheer up from a friendship breakup.
The thought of eating sushi can be scary--raw fish? No way! It can make it hard to go to dinner if you're friends with, dating, or married to a sushi lover, but luckily the taste can be acquired.
A great story isn't all it takes to make a great book--if you're self-publishing, you need to take steps to make your book polished and professional to stand up to the competition.
It seems like bookshelves today are glutted with vampire novels and paranormal romance--so it's hard to find a wholesome book for your tween girl. Here are four novels your tween girl will love!
Finding a law job can be tough--the market is shrinking, while the tool of applicants is growing. This article gives tips on how to pay the bills until you find a legal position.
Anthropologie, an American chain of stores, is known and loved for its quirky, whimsical women's styles. Its pricetags are a little less loveable. Learn how to get cheap Anthro style in this article.
The way your house smells can influence your mood--and other people's perception of your home's cleanliness. Read this article for tips on making your home smell wonderful.
Chicken and dumplings are classic Southern comfort food, just like your grandma used to make. They're an easy, inexpensive meal in a pot--learn how to make a classic version with this recipe.
Jane Austen wrote only six novels--but her stories have inspired countless film adaptations. Some follow the book to the letter, while others follow the spirit--like the three movies listed here.
A budget just doesn't seem to stretch as far in college--especially if you want to have an active social life. This article shares tips on how to earn extra money in college.
Classic novels are perennial favorites for a reason; they've touched or entertained countless numbers of readers in some way. Yet tackling one can be daunting. Learn how to read and enjoy classics.
If you love to read, visiting the home of an author can be an exciting and fulfilling experience. The houses of many famous American authors are open to the public and available to tour.
When one or both spouses must travel frequently for work, the marriage can be strained, with feelings of resentment, loneliness, and anger developing between the couple. This article helps you cope.
In today's society, we constantly breathe, eat, and absorb harmful chemicals into our bodies. Even making slight changes in diet and product usage can result in a healthier, more organic lifestyle.
Have you been on vacation with your significant other? If you're not married yet, it can shed some light on your future. If you are married, it's a great way to bond and renew romance.
Leveraging experience as a lawyer into a non-legal career can be tricky--but it is possible. Read this article for interview tips, job hunting tips, and other advice on transitioning from the law.
Graduating with a law degree requires determination--and often results in a lot of financial debt. So, if you've decided you don't want to practice, how do you let go of the guilt and move on?
Amsterdam is full of cultural opportunities--including museums you won't find anywhere else! This article covers unique and interesting museums in Amsterdam.
Lisbon is one of the true gems of European cities--not yet overrun by tourists, it retains its Old World charms. Yet many travelers aren't even sure where it is. Read on for more about Lisbon.
Sometimes it's hard for a loved one to see or admit they need help with mental health. This article provides gentle, positive ways to encourage a loved one to see a therapist.
Though dorm life seems synonymous with going to college, living at home can be a great choice that saves you money and stress. Read this article to learn more about living at home for college.
Moving into a new home can be stressful--all the unpacking, navigating around a new area, and strange creaks at night can keep you on edge. Read this article for tips on how to settle into a new home.
When you get home from work, or you have a day off from work, it can be hard to just relax--there are so many chores to do and errands to run! Learn how to relax at home in this article.
Are you looking for the meaning of "eloping"? Read this article for the definition of eloping, preparation for eloping, and how to deal with any possible aftermath of eloping.
Many people dream of working from home--and being an online freelancer can help you achieve that dream! However, it takes great customer service, hard work, and determination to work as freelancer.
Thinking about a pixie cut or other short hairstyle? Check out these tips to keep looking feminine even after you chop off your locks! In fact, short hairstyles can be just as feminine as long.
Are you always looking for something to read but finding the books you choose fall short? It's easy to choose a great read if you know what to look for! Read on for how to choose a good book.
Thinking about writing a letter to an author? Most authors enjoy positive feedback about their work as well as interaction with readers, so if you have a favorite author sit down and start typing!
Thinking about publishing your diary? There are amny things you will have to consider, including others' privacy. Read on for tips on how to publish your diary.
Thinking about writing a book? It's tempting to just sit down and get started, but there are things you need to consider beforehand. Read on for preparation tips for writing a novel.
Are you thinking of starting an online diary? Learn how to maintain it and other important considerations for an internet journal in this article.
You've written your book and edited it to perfection--now you're ready to start the path to publication. I hope you find these tips to submitting your book to a publisher helpful--and best of luck!
Writing an entire book can seem daunting--but it's doable, and in only 30 days. It is possible to write your novel's first draft in only a month.
Your smile is the first thing people notice about you--so you probably want it to be beautiful! Braces, tooth whitening, and other dental procedures can help you achieve the best smile possible.
Going on vacation is a high point in your year--but how do you choose what to pack when you're going to a warm destination for your summer vacation?
Juggling classwork, extracurriculars, and a social life can be hard for high school or college students. Learn how to reduce stress and succeed in school with this article.
Unfortunately, not everyone is kind to others in their life--some actively try to harm friends and family by putting them down and criticizing them. Here's how to love yourself despite being put down.
Looking for a personal, distinctive style? If you're drawn to the looks of the 1960s and 1970s, achieve a bohemian style with these fashion tips. Looking like a nature goddess is easy and fun.
Vacation is a high point of the year for many--especially those with children. It's a chance to spend unbroken time with your kids. Here's how to choose a vacation destination that is family friendly.
Fall is the perfect time of year to visit Texas! The temperature in October has cooled, and visitors can enjoy the State Fair, haunted houses, the Renaissance festival, and many other events.
You can't live without your significant other--but how do you show it? Showing affection and love doesn't come naturally to everyone--here are ways how to show your love for your spouse or partner.
Part of the wedding tradition is for the bride to wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Have fun with the "something borrowed" and incorporate a few of these ideas.
Wedding planning is a stressful time, not just for the bride, but for her family and friends. It's easy for disagreement to break out. Here's how to avoid arguments while wedding planning.
Texas, the second largest state in America, has a vacation destination for everyone. Beautiful countryside, glamorous cities, and more await a traveler in the Lone Star State.
In today's economy, saving every cent counts--but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a few days off somewhere other than on your couch. Here are tips on how to take an inexpensive vacation.
Packing for a vacation can be stressful, and you'll pack differently depending on where you're traveling. Follow this simple packing checklist for a city vacation, and you won't leave anything behind!
There are many reasons women choose not to use makeup, including lack of time and the wish to avoid chemicals. But you can look pretty without the use of makeup! Here's how to achieve it.
Soda or coke floats are as American as apple pie--and even more delicious. Read about the history of soda or coke floats and get a recipe too!
Roughly half of Americans lose vacation days each year just because they're too busy to get away. That means having a restful vacation with the days you do take is all the more important.
If you start studying the most fashionable people you know or spot on the street, you'll eventually notice they have one thing in common: they put together interesting, multifaceted outfits by layering, no matter the season. Simple outfits can...
Do you admire leading ladies such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Elizabeth Taylor? Do you wish you had their grace and style? Well, modern women certainly can! Read on for more.
Marriage is an institution that we all enter into with hopes and dreams--some realistic, some not. A common feeling, though, is that we've married our "best friend," that person whom we are attracted to and want to support and take care of, as well...
There are many types of confident girls--some are outgoing and vivacious, while others are reserved and self-assured. Some are eager to have a wide social circle of friends, and others are content with their own company. The spectrum of...
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, midnight snacks--meals play a huge role in our lives, not only in that they add fuel to our bodies but in that they often provide quality social interaction with our friends and family. Getting braces limits what...
Getting braces can be an expensive and sometimes painful undertaking, which may lead you to think, "Do I even need braces? What's the benefit of putting myself through this?" Braces are a financial commitment, costing upwards of $3,000, and they are...
It's a rite of passage for many American teenagers--getting braces. This means years of metal hooks, rubber bands, and hoping there's not something stuck in your teeth. For most, it also means periods of mild discomfort and self-consciousness....
Despite the fact that most people will eventually do it, sex is still a subject that makes us squirm—at least when we're talking about it with our parents. Here are some tips on how to make the conversation less awkward.
For many women, a purse becomes a mini-reflection of her life: small snacks if she has kids, a buzzing Blackberry if she's a professional, tubes of gloss and lipstick for the fashionista. At the same time, a handbag can become simpy packed with...
Can men and women ever be just friends? It's a question that sparks human debate, controversy, and even scientific study--the Scientific American's 2012 study and its resultant article, "Men and Women Can't be 'Just Friends'" seem to suggest it's...
You've watched "Law and Order" for years, stay glued to high-profile court cases in the news, and have an undergraduate degree in political science or philosophy--you're destined for law school. Preparation for applying to law school should start...
Flipping through a fashion magazine or watching one of today’s popular shows, you may notice one thing—most of the models and actresses have similar shapes: straight hips, slim bodies, small busts. And the mannequins in the store windows look...
For women, shopping for new clothes can bring happiness--or utter dread. Either way, whether you enjoy it or loathe it, the sheer number of stores in the mall and online can be daunting--with so many stores to choose from, how can you create a...
There’s one night that epitomizes the special Hollywood combination of glamour, celebrity, and red-carpet anticipation: the Oscars. It’s an event anticipated not only by movie stars, but also by the movie-going populace; we watch the Best...
Chicken Tortilla Soup is a staple starter in Mexican restaurants, but it's just as easy (and healthier) to make in your own kitchen. This Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe requires minimal prep time (just some chopping) and a short cook time, making...
In the past few years, Dallas has become quite the cupcake town, with small, pastel shops full of sweets popping up on corners across the city. Whether you long for a tower of frosting, a bite-sized cupcake delight, or the cupcake most favored by...
After a long day at work, you need something quick and easy to prepare, as well as a meal that appeals to the entire family. Asian Tortellini Stirfry cooks up in about fifteen minutes, results in very few dirty dishes, and is inexpensive—a...
Barre workouts have been gaining in popularity over the last few years, promising to burn fat, tone muscles without building bulk, and even lift your backside. The method, adapted from ballerina Lotte Berk’s exercises meant to develop “core...
Hot dogs have long been relegated as the food of barbecues and baseball games, but Bowery in Dallas is selling its hotdogs to a more upscale crowd and has classed up its menu accordingly. Bowery, named after the small neighborhood in southern...
Easy Slider offers up bite-size slider burgers in a variety of flavors—some simple, some gourmet. The food truck offers a classic cheeseburger, as well as the more exotic Black and Bleu (angus beef, bleu cheese slaw, and bacon) and The Nutty Pig...
The summer months conjure up memories of toasting marshmallows over a campfire and then smashing them with chocolate between two graham crackers--a beloved and time-honored treat. But when it's a little too hot for a fire (or you're at home, not out...
No-Bake Strawberry Silk Pie is an easy and delicious dessert that's great for when you don't have time to spend all day in the kitchen but still want something homemade to satisfy your sweet tooth. The sweet-tart flavor of the strawberries is...
Jessica Simpson is a Texas-born singer, actress, and fashion designer who burst onto the music scene in 1999 with the song “I Wanna Love You Forever.” She went on to have seven Billboard Top 40 hits, cementing her popularity with the MTV reality...
Every time you turn around, another celebrity has released a fragrance—Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Britney Spears, Sarah Jessica Parker—the list keeps growing, and the stars who don’t have their own perfumes yet are the faces of...
Duncan Hines’ food products are named after a 1930s traveling salesman who, on his travels across America, began making a list of the best local eateries for other salesmen to stop at when they were in town. His list found such a good reception...
Paula Deen’s warm, friendly smile and her authentic Southern recipes have captivated food lovers across America. For those who can’t visit her restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, The Lady & Sons, Paula Deen has put out a line of biscuit mixes that...
Making your own salad dressing at home is an inexpensive and healthy alternative to store-bought salad dressings. Sweet and Savory Cranberry and Blue Cheese Salad Dressing is my second entry in my homemade salad dressing series! If you've got a...
It's a common misconception that salads are always healthy--but once you pour on half a bottle of salad dressing, you might be taking in just as many calories as you would with a burger, as well as consuming unhealthy oils. (Many salad dressings...
Philosophy bath products have been around since 1996, when Cristina Carlino, a skin care expert with thirty years of experience, decided to launch a line of products that were both good for women’s skin and had sumptuous, indulgent scents. ...
Is your yard beautifully green but missing something pink? Plastic pink flamingos may be just the thing. Created in 1957 by Don Featherstone, these pink plastic birds have been popping up in yards and gardens ever since. Did you know that plastic...
Thinking about pepping up your wardrobe and buying blue flats online? Blue flats can be amazingly versatile, but before buying blue flats online you need to consider the color, the style, the material, and your current wardrobe! Once you’ve...
If there's one dress in your closet, let it be a wrap dress. Not only is it versatile--acceptable at work, baby showers, weddings, on dates, and at the grocery store--it's flattering on almost every body type. The wrap dress also comes in a range of...
To pass the time As you sleep I count the freckles under your eye The bristles of your beard. Seven. Thousands of thousands. Years from now, If someone else Gently sleeps beside me, Will I still seek That abstract constellation Shadowed by lashes?...
The sharp hiss of a tab being popped, the frost on the outside of a very cold bottle--and then refreshing Dr Pepper bliss. Dr Pepper has been around since 1885, and in the 120-plus years of its existence it has continued to gain loyal followers who...
Is law school right for you? You need to consider finances, goals, and where you get in. Avjoska - Wikimedia Commons If you decide to go to law school, you'll be facing three of the most intellectually challening, rigorous years of your life....