Chanel Vargas

Jonathan Scott's 7 Tips For A Better Night's Sleep

As amazing as sleep is, for so many of us it can feel almost impossible to get a good night's rest. In honor of National Sleep Awareness week, Jonathan Scott, star of HGTV's Property Brothers, has some bedroom design advice to help you get a better…
By Chanel Vargas

16 Unique Gift Ideas For Guys

Getting gifts for your friends and family can not only take a toll on your wallet, but also on your mind, especially when it comes to unique gifts for guys in your life. Sure, you could get him a tie or a wallet or even a novelty beer bottle opener.…
By Chanel Vargas

Why Book Ginny is So Much Better Than Film Ginny

For book lovers, the satisfaction of coming across a well-written, strong female character is right up there with that first whiff of new book smell. But film adaptations can change everything. In Harry Potter, for instance, I think we can agree…
By Chanel Vargas

Harry Potter Holiday Gifts Based Zodiac Signs

The holidays are a time of magic, wonder, and sharing time with the ones you love. But, are the holidays more magical than the wizarding world itself? Why choose? This year you can combine these two magical wonders by getting everyone Harry Potter…
By Chanel Vargas

Lucy Dahl on 'The BFG,' and Her Father's Legacy

From James and the Giant Peach to the classic tale of Matilda, Roald Dahl's books and stories have shaped several childhoods in a way that's far from being forgotten. The 2016 release of Disney's The BFG has brought yet another one of Dahl's…
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'Good Girls Revolt' Inspires Its Stars, Too

The fight for gender equality in the workplace is an ongoing battle and has been for decades. One of Amazon's newest series, Good Girls Revolt, draws attention to the history of this fight and the effect it had on women during the revolutionary '60s…
By Chanel Vargas

Vegan Alternatives To Turkey For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner is a time to share family favorites and recipes passed down between generations. But, just because it's Turkey Day doesn't mean there has to be an actual bird on the table. There are plenty of vegan alternatives to turkey and…
By Chanel Vargas

'Bad Santa 2' Stars Share Funny Holiday Stories

As much as we might like to believe otherwise, we all have to find out that Santa Claus isn't real at one point or another — and that, at least in the world of pop culture, he's not necessarily even that G-rated. For some people, the 2003 dirty…
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15 Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipes Anyone Can Make

It's almost a universally agreed upon fact that Thanksgiving dinner just isn't complete without a classic pumpkin pie to end the meal. While a traditional recipe is completely perfect and delicious all on its own, sometimes the holiday season calls…
By Chanel Vargas

What Makes Grumpy Cat So Grumpy?

Does the name Tardar Sauce ring any bells? Better known as Grumpy Cat by her fans, this frowning feline has gone from an internet star to a recognizable celebrity with her very first blog post. As the official "Spokescat" for Friskies since 2013,…
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How to Prep Your Writing Space for Nanowrimo 2016

We're officially in the throes of NaNoWriMo, and if you're not participating (that 50,000-word goal can be scary), you probably know someone who is. As daunting as it might seem, reaching the word count goal is possible if you know how to create a…
By Chanel Vargas

These Pecan Pie Recipes Are Super Easy To Bake

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it's time to get ready. It wouldn't be a true Thanksgiving dinner without some pie — pecan pie, to be specific. If you're up for putting a new spin on a traditional favorite, these easy Thanksgiving pecan…
By Chanel Vargas

The First 'Harry Potter' Made Me Who I Am Today

It's officially been 15 magical years since the movie version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone premiered in theaters. Nov. 16 marks the anniversary of the first time die-hard Harry Potter readers ventured to movie theaters — books in hand —…
By Chanel Vargas

The Best Vegan Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas For 2016

For a holiday that's all about food, specifically turkey, it's no surprise that Thanksgiving isn't exactly vegan-friendly. Even side dishes and salads can be questionable when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner. Thankfully, there are some vegan…
By Chanel Vargas

Try These Vegan Mashed Potato Recipes

Whether you eat them with a fork or with a spoon, it's almost universally agreed upon that mashed potatoes are a dish everyone can enjoy. Creamy or chunky, with or without garlic, mashed potatoes never let you down. If you're a true potato…
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Your Guide To Cranberry Recipes This Thanksgiving

Everyone has a Thanksgiving feast favorite. Are you all about that glistening turkey? Do you have your eyes set on those candied yams? Or, are you more of a mashed potato person? If your favorite side is the cranberries, these Thanksgiving cranberry…
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NaNoWriMo Advice Based on Your Hogwarts House

When it comes to writing, everyone has their own method of getting words on the page. But, during NaNoWriMo, your brain can feel like a mess that refuses to let you put anything down in the form of a sentence. Depending on your Hogwarts House,…
By Chanel Vargas

Unique Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

There are so many delicious Thanksgiving staples that are usually completely inaccessible if you have a gluten allergy — pumpkin pie, cornbread, stuffing, you name it. For some people, this means missing out on a huge part of Thanksgiving (the…
By Chanel Vargas

How To Celebrate Thanksgiving 2016 At Work

We're right in that sweet spot of the holiday season — just between Halloween and Christmas and all the holidays in between. It's easy to celebrate Thanksgiving at home with family and hot food, but how do we celebrate Thanksgiving at work? With…
By Chanel Vargas

Sam Bee Is Just As Done With 2016 As You Are

In the final stretch of what has been a stormy election season, comedian and Full Frontal host Samantha Bee has been open about expressing her views during this stressful time for our country. Thursday, during her panel at the Fast Company…
By Chanel Vargas