HGTV Magazine Editor-in-Chief Sara Peterson grew up in Holdrege, Nebraska. Her mom and youngest sister still live in Grand Island, and she has family in Funk, where she stopped in March to see the annual sandhill crane migration.Peterson, 44, earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Texas Christian University in 1996. Before her current job, she worked on the staff of several magazines, including Family Life, Redbook, Southern Living and Coastal Living.Peterson’s publication is on solid footing in the magazine market. It boasts 10.4 million total adult readers, and it’s the third best-selling monthly magazine on newsstands. HGTV Magazine is particularly strong among women; roughly 70 percent — 7.3 million — of its readers are female. In a recent interview with The World-Herald, Peterson shared how she wound up in New York, what she loves about her job and some behind-the-scenes info about the popular magazine.What made you choose the magazine … [Read more...] about Nebraska-born HGTV Magazine editor: ‘If I’m doing my job,’ readers get ideas on every page
Jun 22, 8:23 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 06/06/18 AT 7:26 AM A woman appeared on the show called "Beachfront Bargain Hunt" on HGTV little knowing that one of the viewers of the show will help her get diagnosed with a life-threatening disease.Dr. Erich Voigt, an ear, nose and throat surgeon from the New York University Langone Health, happened to be watching the particular show when Nicole McGuinness, 32, of Havelock, North Carolina, appeared on it and he instantly knew something was not right. Having a keen eye for diagnosing skin ailments, the doctor immediately recognized a lump on McGuinness’ throat as something that could potentially be cancerous."I noticed that she had a lump in her neck," Voigt told ABC News. "And as a head and neck surgeon, I'm trained to sort of notice these things."Voigt said the specific asymmetrical appearance of the lump and “way … [Read more...] about Doctor Sees Lump On Woman’s Throat On TV, Saves Her Life
Vern Yip, The Washington Post Published 4:42 am PST, Friday, February 22, 2019 Diminished daylight hours, naked trees and your coziest covers converge to signal one thing: Hibernation season is in full swing. And, as a result, many of us are taking a harder look at our home's interiors and asking whether what we see reflects who we are and how we really want to live. With increasingly stressful lives filled with a growing influx of emails, text messages and content crammed into a 24-hour day that refuses to concurrently expand, our homes need to be refuges that rejuvenate, relax and revitalize us the minute we pass enter. After all, they're likely where we spend the most important moments of our lives with the most important people in our lives. But, for many, home is just another source of stress. Coming home to an obstacle course of shoes in the entranceway, coats strewn on the banister and a mountain of mail on the countertop fails to hit the reset button for most of … [Read more...] about You can make your home the restorative refuge it should be
Vern Yip, The Washington Post Published 7:28 am PDT, Friday, April 19, 2019 Everywhere you look, in practically every American neighborhood, there is a visible thread of continuity that once culturally galvanized us: white subway tile. It seemed that everyone, at one time, agreed that white subway tile (whether plain, crackled or hand-molded) was the clear, de facto choice for any renovation requiring wall tile. As a result, for the past decade, it multiplied faster than rabbits. White subway tile, after all, was considered that magical combination of being both fresh and timeless. Now, after a decade of near-universal agreement that it would never go out of style, there are distinct rumblings for fresher alternatives, prompting design enthusiasts and weekend warriors to ponder: What's next? As it turns out, there's a lot to talk about because there isn't just one answer. As homeowners have steadfastly moved toward embracing individuality, and tailoring their homes to … [Read more...] about Fresher alternatives to subway tile? There’s not just one answer.
Michele Lerner, The Washington Post Published 10:01 am PDT, Thursday, May 16, 2019 The spring real estate market has arrived. The local and national market demographics are changing, according to Nick Ron, chief executive of House Buyers of America. "It's important for home sellers to be aware of the latest movements in order to ensure that the process of selling their properties goes smoothly," he wrote in an email. The changes that could impact sellers this spring include: The market is slowing down. Rising rates and affordability concerns are resulting in slower activity than last year. This makes it even more crucial for sellers to perform high-quality renovations to help them stand out from other properties. Market demographics are changing. Millennials are now the largest sector of home buyers, and their pace and expectations differ hugely from those of previous generations, particularly baby boomers. Millennial buyers want certain upgrades and floor plans and … [Read more...] about Selling a home? Three challenges you’ll face.