hacks

Here’s the easiest way to de-stem strawberries

If you’re a strawberry lover like I am, you might be used to chopping off the stem of the strawberry before making it into your oatmeal topping, smoothie ingredient, or shortcake deliciousness. But with that technique, you’re sending a lot of the yummy fruit into the garbage or compost. Here’s a trick I learned to save as much strawberry guts as possible…

ICYMI: you can return Amazon items at Kohl’s and UPS Stores

I’d heard about this a while ago and am realizing that it isn’t widely known yet: you can return Amazon items at your local Kohl’s and UPS Stores. They’ll package it and ship it back for you for FREE. I knew it was time for a signal boost…

Crowdfunding for feminist creators: tips for funding your labor of love

Crowdfunding for feminist creators: tips for funding your labor of love

Feminist creators — especially female-identifying creators, non-binary creators, and people of color — have historically faced discrimination in almost every industry, including comics, games, music, technology, and film. In the world of female entrepreneurship, only two to six percent of venture capital funding is allocated to women. However, crowdfunding provides a way for creators and entrepreneurs to push back against the gatekeepers of these industries and access fans directly in a way that was never possible before.

How to waterproof canvas shoes the easy way

How to waterproof canvas shoes the easy way

If you’ve got a pair of canvas shoes that you really love, you probably want them to last. I just nabbed this pair of rainbow shoes from Target recently and they’re already showing some wear. Sadface. There are a couple of really easy ways to waterproof canvas shoes to keep them more resistant to rain and the elements: beeswax and my preferred way, Scotchguard. Here are both methods to try on your fave pair…

Opposite Action: using negative emotional prompts for positive outcomes

We all have so many things we know we SHOULD do, but ug it’s so hard to make the time to do new things… especially when we’re all so busy being stressed out, restlessly bored, vaguely miserable,¬†generally unhappy, dealing with floating rage, or whatever your personal favorite miserable brain loop is.

But what if you used that misery to help you do something awesome?

Extended stay hotel hacks to make your room feel more like home

Because of my husband’s job we spend a lot of time living for months out of hotels. We’ve “lived” in Vancouver and Morocco and now we’re in Atlanta. Over time I’ve figured out a few hotel hacks for making your hotel feel more like your home. I’ve started to do a lot of things differently when I travel (which I’ll get to), but so far my biggest tip is this one…

Remember to take your vitamins with this pill labeling hack

Exercise instructor SarahRose is not just a good teacher, but she’s also a smarty (and a smart-ass) when it comes to pill labeling.

We decided to share her pill labeling hacks with you…

5 nail polish hacks that can change your life 5ever

Nail polish is a much handier tool than folks give it credit for. In addition to making your fingers a little more jazzy, nail polish can actually be a real asset in some unexpected ways. Here are five nail polish hacks that can improve your life…