Spook Your Guests Like a Pro

On Halloween, all rules of hosting get upended. Guests are to be terrified, spider webs are to be displayed with pride, and a dismembered finger in the salsa is a good thing. We asked Thumbtack party pro and Halloween genius Lynn Ferris for her tips on how to throw an unforgettable Halloween party. Start Early If you’re a crafty type, you’ll want to make sure you have time to create all those ...

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Six Ways to De-stress Using Thumbtack

Just because life does its best to turn you into a cauldron of stress doesn’t mean you have to let it boil over. Here are six ways to use Thumbtack to make your life 100% less stressful. Fine, 73% ...

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Put Your Garden To Bed For the Winter

Your garden has done its job, sprouting tomatoes and mint so you could make summer salads and mojitos. Now it’s time to give your garden a break by putting it to bed for the winter. Do this right and ...

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How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Nothing like an endless parade of gingerbread men to derail all thoughts of spinach. Why choose a salad full of greens when deviled eggs are singing their siren song? Virtually every human brain ...

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Have a Cozy, Crafty Fall

Everything we love about summer - barbecued tri-tip, fresh peaches, floating lazily down the river in an inner tube - is taking a hiatus as the weather shifts from heat to fog. If you’re like us and ...

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Why You Should Hire a Nutritionist

Maybe your eating habits are alarmingly healthy - greens, colorful veggies, plenty of fiber. But if you’re like most of us, inhaling steak burritos and firmly believing that Tuesdays go best with a ...

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Back To College Resource Guide: Thumbtack Solves All Your Problems

Now that your dorm room is set up and your social life is rolling, you need to haul yourself through the term. The problems, calculus and otherwise, are stacking up and you want to spend your precious ...

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Back To College Resource Guide: Moving In

It’s that time of year again. Crisp fall air, fresh pencil shavings, chalk dust floating in the late autumn sun. Sure, iPads outnumber pencils these days, but you still have to move all those power ...

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Why You Should Hire a Life Coach

“Most people never stop and think about the sum of their life and how they spend their time,” explains life coach Gwen Paulson. Maybe you aren’t exercising or taking care of yourself, maybe you’re in ...

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Why You Should Learn To Swim

Maybe you’re on a yacht and fall overboard. Maybe you discover an idyllic, Mark Twain-esque swimming hole. Maybe you’re caught in a biblical flood, Noah’s late, and you desperately need a back-up ...

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People often ask me what the founding story of Thumbtack is. I’ll be honest: there was no eureka moment that makes for a neat founding myth. We didn’t start with a product in mind at all--we started ...

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