Nicole Shein


As a full-time freelance writer and editor, Nicole has been wearing sweatpants to work since way before coronavirus made it cool. Her past and previous clients include, Pinterest, and HowStuffWorks. When she isn't arranging and rearranging words, she spends her time knitting, reading, cooking, attempting to cuddle one of her two cats, and embarrassing her teenage children—occasionally on purpose, but more often just by existing.

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JUNE 28, 2021 | MONDAY
Solved! What is a Kamado Grill?

Q: My wife and I just bought our first house, which has a beautiful deck overlooking a huge backyard. Since we finally have the space to entertain outdoors, it’s high time we replaced our...

Ragweed vs. Goldenrod: A Case of Mistaken Identities

Aaaaachooo!Allergic rhinitis, aka hay fever, is a condition that can really hinder your enjoyment of outdoor activities. Characterized by sneezing, sniffling, congestion, red and itchy ey...

7 Things to Know About Hugelkultur Gardening

There’s something magical, even miraculous, about shepherding tiny seeds through the process of germination and growth. Gardeners reap plenty of tangible rewards—nutrient-rich and delicio...

MAY 18, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Surprising Benefit of Opossums All Homeowners Should Know About

The opossum needs a new publicist. This nocturnal animal—America’s only marsupial—is much maligned, but why? Is it the animal’s vaguely rat-like vibe? That unflattering (albeit funny) mem...

Set Up Your Garden for Success by Ordering Online from These Seed Companies

Heirloom, heritage, organic, open-pollinated: there’s a whole world of exciting, exotic seeds out there, just waiting to be tucked gently into your garden soil—and there’s never been a be...

APRIL 19, 2021 | MONDAY
How to Get Rid of Chiggers in Your Yard

Getting rid of chiggers is easier when you know more about the creepy-crawly buggers and how they behave, as there are several misconceptions about the microscopic mites. When it comes to...

How to Get Rid of Earwigs

It’s almost impossible to imagine what Earth looked like 208 million years ago. For one thing, humans weren’t even a twinkle in the universe’s eye; it would be 206 million years before ou...

MARCH 26, 2021 | FRIDAY
Proof That Bob Vila Still Lives in Tim Allen's Head Rent-Free After All These Years

Fans hoping for a reboot of the ’90s hit sitcom Home Improvement may be disappointed to learn that Tim Allen and his longtime sidekick, Richard Karn, won’t be reprising their roles in the...

MARCH 22, 2021 | MONDAY
Vole vs. Mole: How to Tell Which Pest is Tunneling Through Your Yard and Garden

Here’s a riddle: What’s nearly blind, eats insects, and can be found in both your backyard and the local arcade? If you guessed “moles,” ding-ding-ding! That’s correct. Whether you’re wha...

This Popular House Style in Chicago Is Going Extinct

Workers cottages, once a staple of Chicago’s middle-class culture, came to define the character of its residential neighborhoods. Now they’re being demolished in the name of urban develop...