Melanie Mannarino is a freelance writer, editor, and author
Melanie Mannarino is a freelance writer, editor, and author

Melanie Mannarino

Melanie Mannarino is a freelance writer and editor specializing in lifestyle and wellness. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and other national brands, and she's the author of four books, including "The (Almost) Zero-Waste Guide."
Over time, tiny changes make a big difference.
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You know that the cannabis-based compound might help you beat anxiety, reduce pain, and get better sleep, among other promises. But there’s more to know about this seemingly ubiquitous remedy, including what’s legal and what isn’t—and whether science backs it up.
This step-by-step guide to carving pumpkins will turn any gourd into a doorstep-ready masterpiece.
This easy morning routine will get your family up, ready for school, and out the door on time–even on Mondays.
From laminate to natural stone, here's how to get every floor in your home sparkling clean.
Here’s what's better for the planet, your dishes, and your wallet.
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Having a fresh, fluffy stack of bath towels at your fingertips seems smart—but is it a breeding ground for germs?
You don't know where those shoes have been—but you don't want to be rude. What's the right answer?
Here’s what's better for the planet, your dishes, and your wallet.
Having a fresh, fluffy stack of bath towels at your fingertips seems smart—but is it a breeding ground for germs?
You don't know where those shoes have been—but you don't want to be rude. What's the right answer?
Getting a meal on the table is sometimes hard enough—it can be even harder when your kids want to pitch in. But for me, the drawbacks of a slower prep time and messier cleanup take second place compared to the incredible benefit. 
When you're staring at a restaurant list, how can you tell what's good? Two winemakers share the secret to ordering right every time. 
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Italian winemaker Giovanni Bonmartini Fini shares the surprising ways he makes the most of this popular (and incredibly versatile) white wine. Better buy two bottles.