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4 foods that will make your cold or flu worse in an hour

Even if you got a flu shot and diligently wash your hands 13 times a day, there's no guarantee that you won't fall victim to some awful bug this season. And if and when it does happen, the last thing you want to do is make your congestion, aches, and general crappiness even worse. So do yourself a …

Natural Ways You Can Improve Your Family's Sleep, No Prescription Required

In a world where we are constantly on the move, it can be difficult to settle down at night and get the sleep that you need, and even more difficult to get kids and teens to sleep enough. The CDC estimates that about 30-40% of adults aren't getting enough sleep, and other sources report that around …

The Face-Mask Hack For Better Skin

Multi-masking is the latest beauty trend to take over Instagram, and dermatologists approve. Here's how to pick the right masks for your specific skin concerns.<p>Think of multi-masking as creating a custom treatment for the skin troubles unique to each part of your face, from the dry patches on your …

Top Fitness Trends for 2016: Does Your Favorite Make the List?

Is your favorite fitness routine falling flat or trending up? Based on a few surveys, I've got the "official" news on what's hot and what's not for 2016.<p>First let's get our semantics straight. This list is about <b>trends</b>, not fads. The difference being that a fad is a phenomenon that blows up quickly, …

100 Things To Be Grateful For

Thankfulness isn't just for Thanksgiving.<p>We take stock of the monumental moments -- that promotion at work, spending another holiday with our loved ones -- but what about the tiny treasures?<p>There's something to be said for the rare moments throughout the day that make you smile. Research shows …

Beyond the Taco: 30 Mexican, Mexican-Inspired, and Tex-Mex Recipes

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Mexican food isn't exactly a well-kept secret in America, but we do tend to emphasize only a small portion of the country's diverse food landscape. While tacos and enchiladas are undoubtedly great (and don't worry, …

How to Go to Bed Tonight Happier (and Feeling Richer) | Inc.com

Seeing Steve Jobs's life slip away was breathtaking, but the lessons offered can be life changing. It struck me as strange that I’d never seen him happier more often than in his last decade, which arguably was his hardest health-wise and yet his most successful professionally, as he transformed …

Happiness

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

Barbecue much? This man wants to clean up your mess, rats nests included

Five years ago, Yorba Linda resident Bryan Weinstein went outside and saw how “disgustingly dirty” his barbecue was. After a fruitless search for …

The real parenting lessons of the 'Child Predator Social Experiment'

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is probably nothing that freaks out a parent more than the fear of their child being lured away by a stranger, which is why we, as parents, constantly talk about stranger-danger with our little ones.<p>But are we keeping the conversation going with our tweens and teens when the virtual …

Social Media

The late-summer side dish welcome at any party

I confess: I am somewhat of a lazy cook. It is not that I am willing to cut corners and sacrifice good technique; instead my strategy is to choose unfussy dishes that yield the most pleasure and satisfaction for the least amount of effort, especially in the summer, when I prefer to spend more time …

4 Crazy-Good Kebab Recipes

Summer and skewers go hand-in-hand, so put one of these crowd-pleasing kebab recipes on your next party menu. Food is just more fun when it's served on a stick.<p><b>1. Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they …

Living Room Ideas – The Ultimate Design Resource Guide

Once inside your front door, the first room your guests and family members are likely to encounter is your living room. You host gatherings in your …

8 Closets That Aren't Closets Anymore

These DIYers found extra living space in their home's smallest spots. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com<p>It's unlikely that you lament about having <i>too much</i> closet space in your home, but have you ever considered what you might gain from repurposing one altogether? We know, …

Dining Rooms

Foods to Curb Appetite, Cravings, Eat Less

When you're out to eat, ordering a vegetable soup is a way healthier move than reaching into the bread basket. But it's not just about the calories you'll save; hot liquids can also help you feel more full, so you'll actually eat less by the time your entrée comes. Since it's summer (and hot soup …

Reformation Has a Fashion Line of Dresses and Tops For Women With Large Breasts

Women with large breasts have likely encountered a fashion situation, where a gorgeous something just doesn't work with their curves. Just like different types of boobs require different bras, a large chest can require special clothes. It's something the fashion industry knows, and brands are …

A Beautiful (and Budget-Friendly!) Laundry Room Makeover

Make this often-ignored space your next project. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com<p>You probably approach your laundry room with a "get in, get out" mentality. After all, who wants to spend tons of time matching socks and fighting pesky stains? But really, laundry belongs in …

Laundry Rooms

Before and After: A Colorful Budget-Friendly Kitchen Update

This makeover might inspire you to take a colorful plunge in your own kitchen. This article originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.<p><i>This DIY project is courtesy of Hometalk and Dans le Lakehouse blogger, Tanya.</i><p>"When my husband and I finally found our dream home on Lake Superior, we had a very …

Kitchens

Before & After: This Dramatic Fireplace Makeover Only Cost $60

A gallon of paint might be the only thing standing between you and the living room of your dreams.<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site</i> …

Living Rooms

The 10 Commandments of Organizing

Want an organized home? Follow these rules.<p>1. Keep like with like.<p>"When putting your belongings away, store them with like or similar items to keep things sensical and logical," says professional organizer and blogger Tidy Tova. So stop with the catch-alls — they might work for a short time, but …

Minimalism

Before & After: A Perfect Solution for an Empty Alcove

These smart bloggers filled a bare nook with style and substance. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>When you move into a new home, it's easy to fall in line with what the blueprint offers. Oddly shaped nook in your living room? Why, that's for the TV of course. The builders …

Dining Rooms

7 Lighting Mistakes You're Making

Avoid these and your future will be bright.<p><i>A perfectly-lit bedside table by Ashley Whittaker.</i><p>1. Relying on Only One Light Source<p>The key to good lighting is layering it at different heights. "Don't rely on only one kind of light source. Mix a variety of overhead and floor or table lamps," Alan …

Home Decorating

Before and After: A Food Blogger's Wow-Worthy White Kitchen

Here's proof a one-color kitchen can be a winner.<p>A food blogger deserves a fabulous kitchen — and when your blog is as successful as Pinch of Yum, why not splurge on a full remodel? After buying a new home back in 2013, blogger Lindsay and her husband Bjork decided the current kitchen's dated wood …

Kitchens

King's Cross by Timothy Keller - The Story of the World in the LIfe of Jesus

About 150 years ago George MacDonald wrote a children's book called The Princess and the Goblin.<p>Irene, the protagonist, is eight years old. She has …