Manasa Reddigari

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Manasa Reddigari has tackled topics ranging from computer software to home remodeling in her more-than-a-decade-long career as a writer and editor. During her stint as a scribe, she's been featured by leading outlets in the real estate, home improvement, and lifestyle niches such as Trulia, Stikwood, and Brit + Co. Her design philosophy is, if you can dream it, you can DIY it! Connect with her on her website, copyhabit.com, or LinkedIn to find out what she's been writing about lately.

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DECEMBER 16, 2019 | MONDAY
15 U.S. Towns with Wacky New Year's Traditions

Tired of the typical fireworks and champagne toasts at midnight? These American towns have their own unique way to celebrate the New Year.

DECEMBER 11, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The 21 Best Ways You Can Prepare for a Frigid Winter

Use these techniques to ready your home, garden, car, and family for whatever winter brings.

DECEMBER 9, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! Why Your Fireplace Might Be Smoking Up the House

Q: I was alarmed to see smoke enter the living room when I last used my fireplace. Why was my fireplace smoking and how can I keep it from happening again?A: Whether it’s the first or las...

NOVEMBER 26, 2019 | TUESDAY
20 Surprising Stories Behind Popular Christmas Decorations

Learn the lore about your favorite festive flair.

NOVEMBER 18, 2019 | MONDAY
20 Things You Never Knew About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Before the bird goes into the oven, some 50 million people will feast their eyes on the 93rd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this turkey day. But relatively few viewers of the three...

NOVEMBER 8, 2019 | FRIDAY
7 Bright Ideas for Dining Room Lighting

Mix and match from this menu of alluring options to achieve the perfect lighting for your dining room.

NOVEMBER 1, 2019 | FRIDAY
It’s Not Stealing If You Take Any of These 10 Free Things

With a minimal amount of research, phone time, or legwork, you can nab plenty of household essentials for free.

OCTOBER 30, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
5 Important Reasons to Schedule a Chimney Inspection ASAP

Kicking back in front of a roaring fire is among the simplest, most satisfying pastimes during chilly weather. But there’s nothing pleasant about the fires, fumes, and water damage that c...

OCTOBER 28, 2019 | MONDAY
What’s in a Name? The Origin of Every State Name in the U.S.

Whether you’re a lifelong Louisianan or a dyed-in-the-wool Delawarean, you’ve probably wondered how your home state came by its distinctive name. Wonder no more! Here's the untold story b...

OCTOBER 25, 2019 | FRIDAY
12 Smart Places to Hide a Safe

Keep the whereabouts of your valuables on lock with these secret storage ideas