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Ellen Gans

Ellen Hunter Gans is a full-time writer who loves highbrow books, lowbrow TV, late afternoon sunshine, Oxford commas, adding to her "countries visited" list, and the three Cs: cabernet, coffee, and carbohydrates. She's also a fifteen-time marathon finisher and Ironman triathlete. Ellen lives with her awesome husband and adorable son.
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21 Ideas to Repurpose Everyday Items to Solve Common Household Problems

For every minor household dilemma, it seems like there are numerous expensive products offering a solution. Perhaps you've been invaded by ants or fruit flies, or maybe all the stuffing has bunched up in...
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The organic food market has experienced unprecedented growth over the last several years, and today the U.S. market tops $39 billion per year, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA). The OTA has also...
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When Grammy award-winning rapper Curtis James Jackson III - also known as 50 Cent - filed for bankruptcy, it left a lot of people scratching their heads. 50 Cent, one of the world's bestselling rappers,...
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I love road trips and travel as much as the next person. However, as anyone who has taken a trip knows, it's common to return from a vacation feeling worn out. This is the...
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10 Ways to Get Cheap Vacation Deals and Save on Travel

It's official: Americans have the travel bug. According to the U.S. Travel Association (USTA), Americans logged 1.7 billion "person trips" for the primary purpose of leisure in 2014. The USTA defines a person trip as...
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How to Choose the Best Gym Membership – Costs & Ways to Save

It's no secret that the rates of obesity in the U.S. are staggering. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than two-thirds of American adults are overweight, and more half of those individuals are...