Alisha Robinson

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Gorgeous Drought-Resistant Plants

These plants conserve water and add pops of color for curb appeal.<p><b>Four O’Clocks</b><p><b>Latin:</b> Mirabilis<p><b>Type:</b> Perennial<p><b>Colors:</b> White, pink, yellow, and …

Landscaping

10 Best-Ever Snacks for Weight Loss

Skipping meals, restricting calories, being “disciplined?” It’s all a sham! A study published just this January showed participants who ate at least …

Nutrition

Would You Be Pissed If You Didn't Get a Diamond Engagement Ring?

Most people I talked to thought it was "awesome" and "ballsy" of me to buck tradition—they'd never even thought of getting engaged with anything other than a honking diamond. One friend even jokingly said, "I actually feel less cool now for having a diamond ring."<p>But one friend of a friend wasn't …

Holy Water - Tipsy Bartender

10 Cancer Symptoms Most People Ignore

They asked participants if, in the last three months, they'd experienced a host of different symptoms (some of which could be possible signs of cancer), ranging from persistent coughing and unexplained weight loss to having low energy. If they had experienced any of these symptoms, they were asked …

The 25 WORST Diet Tips Ever

<b>Fat Makes You Fat</b><br>It depends on the type of fats you're eating, says Tricia Psota, R.D., a nutritionist based in Washington D.C. "Fats in chips, cookies, and greasy foods can increase cholesterol and your risk for certain diseases. But good fats, like those found in nuts, avocados, and salmon, …

Sunday Brunch: Mini Italian Frittatas

Another healthy recipe (and great for easy breakfasts the rest of the week). It's often hard to find tasty breakfast recipes that incorporate …

Spices

Spaghetti Squash Carbonara - Friday is Cake Night

Bacon and cheese. Who doesn’t love that combination? This spaghetti squash carbonara is an easy dinner made with only a handful of ingredients and …

How The Breastfeeding Cafe Aims To Make Parenthood Less Scary For New Mums

The first few months of parenthood is firefighting between the arrival of a newborn, lack of sleep (oh, the lack of sleep!) and trying to cope with a …

Senior Al Qaeda leader in Yemen claims responsibility for Paris attack

Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen on Wednesday claimed responsibility for planning and financing last week's massacre at a satirical magazine in Paris. The assertion came as U.S. intelligence agencies' ability to track the group has been hobbled by civil unrest in the Arab nation and its political …

Gluten-Free Craze Is Boon And Bane For Those With Celiac Disease

Gluten is the dietary boogeyman du jour.<p>And for people with celiac disease, a serious autoimmune disorder, gluten — a protein found in wheat, rye and barley — really is the boogeyman, triggering painful gastrointestinal inflammation and other symptoms. For these people, the phenomenal popularity of …

Gluten-Free

5 ways to eat healthier this year and lose weight in the process

<b>(Health.com) —</b> Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the basics," and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm. For example, the median daily intake of produce for U.S. adults is 1.1 …

Nutrition

15 Scrapbooks That Don’t Look like Grandma Made Them

If you think scrapbooking is old-fashioned or requires a lot of supplies, we’ve got some projects that are sure to change your mind. Scrapbooking is a fantastic way to get your photos off your phone and out where you can actually show them off. Instead of thinking of scrapbooks as cheesy and …

Crafting

Your Guide to Your Lady Parts

<b>1. Vagina</b><br>It's the guardian of your reproductive parts: Its acid balance keeps harmful bacteria at bay. But it can also be accommodating: Shaped like a three-to four-inch-long tube sock, it can expand lengthwise (up to six inches) and widthwise (up to five inches) during sex or childbirth. Two vag …

Women's Health

7 Drinking Habits That Are Making You Gain Weight

<b>Not Drinking Enough</b><br>“Lots of people don't realize water is an antioxidant,” says James. Specifically, the hydrogen in the drink helps to protect your body from free radicals. The thing is, most people don’t get enough of it (you should be aiming for about six 12-ounce glasses a day). “So many people …

Beating Breast Cancer: Lessons From a Survivor

I'm in awe of the amazing courage of those who battle breast cancer. I'm also in awe of the friends and family who support them through it (often in the form of a casserole or well-timed milkshake). My friend Susan Shofner fought her battle and continues to win it every day as a 18-year breast …

13 Fresh Herbs to Use More Often

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: These herbs want to get fresh with you -- let them.</i><p>Basil<br>This herb can elevate even the simplest summer dish; just remember to keep it out of the refrigerator, or else it’ll turn …

Banana Muffins

We love banana muffins, banana bread, smoothies with bananas, banana pancakes, updated banana pudding (and this traditional version), banana ice …

7 Ways to Use a Whole Watermelon

It’s National Watermelon Day! So go out, buy a whole watermelon and make a few of these juicy, refreshing watermelon recipes.<p>It’s National Watermelon …

5 Easy and Summery Weeknight Dinners

5 easy weeknight dinners to make for the rest of the summer<p><b>In the summer, dinner's all about seasonal ingredients and a quick stint in the kitchen.</b> Sit down to a spicy lobster and tomato pasta, serve a crunchy squash side, and master our formula for foolproof skewers with these light, simple …

Cooking

DeMarcus Cousins: 'I would be crushed' if cut from Team USA

Kings center says he would still come back to try again in two years as he faces rumors he'll be cut for Mason Plumlee.<p><b>Offseason: Free Agency |</b> …

22 Rainy Day Recipes for Summer

22 recipes for a rainy summer day, from pasta with pesto to seafood soup.<p><b>Even in summer, we want to feel cozy on a rainy, somewhat chilly day.</b> Now, "cozy" doesn't mean the same thing in the summertime as it does in the winter; it's more of a mental thing than a physical thing. So we're turning to …

Cooking

Thunder stun Clippers as Westbrook nails three free throws for late lead

Russell Westbrook finished off Oklahoma City’s stunning comeback.<p>Clippers coach Doc Rivers believes he should never have had the chance.<p>Westbrook …