Melanie Mannarino

Melanie Mannarino

Melanie Mannarino spends her days writing, editing, interviewing and strategizing for digital and print brands. When not on her laptop, she can be found reading cookbooks cover to cover.

Over time, tiny changes make a big difference.
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You can find the cannabis-based compound in everything from gummies to bath salts, but how do you know what’s good and what’s not-so-good? We asked an expert how to shop safely.
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.
Better sleep, energy for workouts, and a compliment from my husband make it all worthwhile.
This step-by-step guide to carving pumpkins will turn any gourd into a doorstep-ready masterpiece.
This easy morning routine for school will get your family up, ready, and out the door on time–even on Mondays.
It’s a relief if you can turn to family in a pinch—and you want the feeling to be mutual. But money and family can be a combustible mix, so follow this expert advice before you lend money to family.
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From laminate to natural stone, here’s how to get every floor in your home sparkling clean.
A family feud. A cold war with a neighbor. A workplace injustice. It might feel right to hold on to your sense of being wronged—but you may end up with more than your share of the suffering. Here’s how to move forward.
We know which method will give you more time to binge-watch your latest Netflix obsession, but what’s better for the planet, your dishes, and your wallet?
Having a fresh, fluffy stack of bath towels at your fingertips seems like a smart idea—but is it just 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?
There are proven benefits to spending time by yourself. Learn to carve out time for yourself that feels like a restorative treat.
Activity is important for kids of all ages. But when it comes to regular exercise, what’s the best way to get them moving?
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Personal preferences aside, where does science come down on this issue?
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. 
News headlines report on children getting burned by garden hose water, but the truth is, scalding hot water accidents can happen indoors, too. 
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. 
Three days without electricity was not going to stop me from getting my chocolate fix. 
This deadly tween trend has been around for decades—and horrifying news reports prove it's not disappearing. Here's what parents need to know. 
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. 
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The shared agenda of these important social movements just might give women worldwide the edge when it comes to finally attaining equality. 
The toy giant will start using plant-based plastic in their iconic toys, but I have a few more suggestions that would make parents very happy. 
Pampers Pure claim to be low on allergens and high on cottony comfort—but what would 2-year-old twin boys (and their mom!) think?