Jennifer Nied

Jennifer Nied is a contributing writer who specializes in wellness travel, beauty, fitness, and spa. She lives in New York City with her husband and dog.
This Sustainable Tiny Cabin Is Built to Withstand Tropical Climates and Blend In with the Mountains
It's flexible design leaves the surrounding environment untouched.
Nov 6, 2020
Lauren Conrad Just Launched a Holiday Gift Guide On Amazon Handmade
If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, you've come to the right place.
Nov 5, 2020
This 215-Square-Foot Tiny House On Wheels Is Even Equipped with a Laundry Chute
There’s a handy slide to fast-track dirty clothes to the laundry area below.
Nov 3, 2020
Science Says Night Owls Who Wake Up Late Are More Intelligent Than Early Birds
Benjamin Franklin wrote the famous phrase, “early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” His viewpoint sounds nice, and his own personal success gives his advice some strong support. However, now night owls and researchers alike would beg to differ. During the last few decades, there’s a growing body of fascinating research on the relationship between sleep patterns and intelligence.
Jul 30, 2020
Your Old VHS Tapes Could Be Worth Up To $15K
Cash in on these classics.
May 26, 2020
This Is How Much Your Classic Board Games Could Be Worth
Your Monopoly or Candyland could be more valuable than you realize.
May 13, 2020
Before and After: I Helped My Mom Transform Her Plain Stairs Into a Blue Herringbone Statement
The idea was inspired by a mother-daughter trip to Scotland.
Apr 30, 2020
Do I Really Need 8 Hours Of Sleep Every Night? And 10 Other Things We’re Told Are Mandatory
Here’s what you need to know to rest easy.
Mar 18, 2020
How Marie Kondo Took Over 2019, One Folded Shirt at a Time
We call it the year of Kondomania.
Jan 9, 2020
6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the “Home Alone” House
A recent episode of Netflix’s “The Movies That Made Us” shed new light on the iconic movie home.
Dec 19, 2019
Here’s How Much Your Vintage Nintendo Console Could Be Worth
If you stored away vintage Nintendo games and video game consoles, you could be laughing your way all the way to the bank.
Dec 6, 2019
Your Old Barbie Dolls Could Be Worth Thousands
If you happen to have a new, in-box Barbie from the early years or one of the rare special editions that’s never been played with, you could be in for a mega payday.
Nov 14, 2019
Your Vintage American Girl Dolls Could Be Worth Almost $3,000
Don't toss away these classic dolls just yet.
Oct 25, 2019
Here’s the Real (Science-Backed!) Reason Why We Love Home Reno Shows So Much
How did the home renovation shows we all know and love (and binge-watch) today become so popular? We did a deep dive into the history and found out some interesting factors.
Sep 23, 2019
Here’s How Much Your Vintage Fiestaware Could Be Worth
If you have fiestaware packed away somewhere, it's time to bring them out because they could be worth hundreds.
Sep 13, 2019
Niksen Is the Dutch Concept of Doing Nothing and It’s the Mental Break We All Need
Niksen hails from Holland and is the concept of doing nothing. It’s that simple, and that’s exactly why it’s about to be so popular.
Sep 12, 2019
If You Only Wash The Top Of Your Dishes, We Need to Have a Sanitary Intervention ASAP
Who doesn't wash the top AND bottom of a plate?
Aug 30, 2019
Meghan Markle’s Former Los Angeles Home Is for Sale for $1.8M
With nearly 100 years of history, it comes with a lot more than a famous former resident, too.
Aug 7, 2019
Your Old Pokémon Cards Could Be Worth Up to $12,500
It’s totally possible that a rare and desirable Pokémon card is hiding right under your nose.
Jul 18, 2019
You Can Buy the Island Where Fyre Festival’s Promo Video Was Filmed For $11.8M
This island was the picture-perfect backdrop for the Fyre Festival’s promotional video announcement that convinced thousands of people to shell out big bucks for the event. But unlike the epic fraud the festival turned into, this oasis is real and stunning.
Jul 3, 2019
Your Childhood Furby Could Be Worth Over $4,000
If you have a Furby stuffed away in storage, it's time to bring them out because they could be worth thousands.
Jun 27, 2019
Shantay You Stay: RuPaul’s $5 Million Mid-Century Modern LA Home For Sale Is a Major Winner
RuPaul has become a household name and paved the way for countless others to have a voice. The four-time Emmy winner and “Drag Race” star also put his signature stamp on a 1960s home, so if you’re in the market for a $4.999 million dollar mid-century mod pad, it’s also for sale. Don’t let the normal specs—2,400 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths to be exact—lead you to believe it’s anything less than fabulous.
Jun 25, 2019
Here’s How Much Your Vintage Cabbage Patch Dolls Could Be Worth
If our binges of Marie Kondo’s popular Netflix show have taught us anything, it’s that cleaning is good, but mindfully tidying up is so much sweeter. In the process, you inevitably discover the items that truly bring you joy and say farewell to those that don’t. But what if tossing unnecessary items could bring you joy and a stack of cash? If your tidying has unearthed treasures like vintage Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, you could be in for a solid payday.
May 31, 2019
You Can Now Go Glamping on the Roof of This Historic 14-Story Hotel
Glamping has taken us to many far-flung places. You can bed down in a tented eco-retreat in Mexico or a cozy pod in Sweden. There’s even a glamping experience in Calistoga wagon replicas to get a taste of the Wild West. The glam camping trend shows no signs of stopping, and I’m here for it!This summer, glamping is truly hitting new heights—the top of the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., to be exact.
May 29, 2019
The 9 Most Lovable Mother-Daughter Duos on TV
While moms deserve kudos every day all year round for the hard work they do, Mother’s Day gives us the opportunity to go all out in their honor. It’s also a good excuse to reminisce about our favorite on-screen mothers and daughters. Sometimes, they make us laugh and other times, they make us cry. The best mother-daughter duos make us appreciate and love our own mothers that much more.No matter what they’ve endured separately or together, these duos prove that love prevails.
May 13, 2019
Costco is Selling Universal Studios Tickets at an Amazing Discount
It’s not a stretch to fill up your cart with unexpected necessities at Costco. But just in case your list wasn’t long enough already, we have one more item you absolutely must add to it: Universal Studios tickets. Costco members have exclusive access to super discounted theme park tickets—and Universal Studios is among them. For only $139, you can score a three-visit pass. That’s nearly $200 less than buying single day tickets to the park.
May 3, 2019
Why You Love to Hate-Watch HGTV’s House Hunters
Last month, I found myself yell-whispering at my iPad. I had flipped on HGTV and stumbled upon an episode of House Hunters during a flight to Ohio. The house hunting couple decided to move to Costa Rica because the husband saw a YouTube video about sloths. So naturally, he wanted to have a sloth as a neighbor along with an ocean view as they searched the market for their budget-friendly dream home.
May 3, 2019
The Trip You Should Take in 2019, Based on Your New Year’s Resolution
On January 1, anything seems possible. A brand new year is a clean slate and an enticing opportunity to embark on ambitious goals. Unfortunately, we all know that a few weeks or even days later most New Year’s resolutions usually fall by the wayside—but maybe 2019 can be different. Instead of tripping up on your lofty New Year’s resolutions, why not be proactive and book a trip that will help you stay motivated?
May 3, 2019
Costco Is Selling These Gorgeous Succulent Gardens
Succulents are irresistible. They play into our love of tiny things and bringing a bit of nature indoors. Plus, they’re generally a low-maintenance, no-green-thumb-required houseplant. As a result, they have an unexplainable magnetism that pulls you in and convinces you to buy them every single time. But nobody’s complaining. Retailers seem to be clued in on this succulent power, too, because they are popping up everywhere.
May 3, 2019
I Tried This ‘House Hunters’ Reddit Hack That Predicts Every Winner
Much of the appeal of watching “House Hunters” is playing detective, tuning into side comments and reactions that hint at what the ultimate house will be. You’ll be tempted to learn the secret to predicting the outcomes, like me. However, you might sincerely regret it once you know because all future “House Hunters” viewings will be forever changed. Consider yourself warned, far more than I was before embarking on this experiment, which began with a Reddit thread.
May 3, 2019
This NYC Townhouse Had an Underground Tunnel That Led to Ernest Hemingway’s Prohibition Haunt
New York City is filled with mystery. Around every corner and down narrow streets are unexpected twists and secrets waiting to be discovered. One secret lives in and around the clapboard home at 17 Grove St, a one-of-a-kind West Village property that popped on the real estate market this month.The two-building residence commands a lofty asking price of $12 million, but it has the intriguing history and square footage to back it up, according to Streeteasy.
Apr 30, 2019
Too Lazy to Package and Ship Your Amazon Return? Just Bring It to Kohl’s
Starting in July, every single one of Kohl’s stores will accept Amazon returns, no shipping box required.
Apr 26, 2019
You Can Vacation on a Private Tropical Island—for Free
If your tropical houseplants aren’t warming you up enough this winter and you’re pining for a full-blown paradise of your own, then you’re in luck. No, summer isn’t coming early, but there is a free beach vacation sweepstakes open now. A private island off the coast of Placencia, Belize, called Kanu is currently up for grabs as part of the VRBO’s Win the Island Sweepstakes.
Feb 16, 2019
This Dream Job Will Pay You Travel the World and Design Dog Clothes
We’re seeing more and more dream jobs where the lucky employee gets paid to travel the world. There’s usually some unbelievable perks, and most require skills like photography and social media content creation—but this gig is different. That’s why the latest dream job we spotted really stands out. One woman is hiring a personal designer to travel the world by her side.
Feb 12, 2019
9 of the Best Super Bowl Party Ideas, According to Pinterest
Super Bowl LIII is this weekend. If you’re not a diehard Patriots or Rams fan, you may not be too hyped up. It’s even possible you forgot the big game is coming up this weekend. You’re forgiven because there’s still time to whip up a Sunday afternoon fiesta, complete with decorations and themed snacks. Pinterest has plenty of clever and chic ideas to help you elevate your Super Bowl party decor, no matter who you’re cheering for this year.
Feb 1, 2019
The Genius Travel Hack We Learned from Meghan Markle’s Latest Trip
On Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s big royal tour of Australia and New Zealand, the Duchess of Sussex had us fascinated with her fashion. And while we loved seeing her revolving wardrobe during the two-week trip, we also learned a handy travel hack even non-royals can follow. The Duchess had been recycling the stylish pieces she brought on the royal tour.
Nov 9, 2018