Carmen Smith

362 Flips | 4 Magazines | 80 Likes | 4 Following | 6 Followers | @CarmenSmith4rl2 | Keep up with Carmen Smith on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Carmen Smith”

30 Smart Tricks To Open Anything Around You

These incredibly handy life hacks will help you open almost anything around you!<p>Cans, tight lids on the jars, wine corks, beer bottles, and not to …

Cool Stuff

6 Easy Ways To Hang Your Frames Without Needing a Single Nail

<b>* How to hang art, photos and decor without nails</b><b><br>* Easy installation, and less clean up when you re-arrange or move</b><b><br>* Low-priced products for every</b> …

Wall Art

Epsom Salt Fertilizer Trick

Can't get your plants to sprout? Try this common household item to help your plants reach their potential.<p>Epsom salt (hydrated magnesium sulfate) is …

Home Remedies

You Should Put a Bowl of Vinegar in Your Dishwasher

White vinegar is the darling of homemade cleaning supplies. Whether someone is committed to green cleaning, wants a hard-working multi-purpose …

Cleaning

12 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

It's the end of summer, and the aisles of Target are stocked with multi-colored binders, dolphin-themed folders, and those 20-packs of gel pens. …

Podcasting

This New Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturizer Gets Rid Of Dark Spots SO Fast--It's Already Selling Out At Sephora!

For those days when you desire just a little bit of coverage to even out your skin tone, skip the heavy foundation and reach for a tinted …

How to grow the best garlic

<b>Late summer and early fall are the best times to plant garlic – here are the different types, plus how to plant, grow, harvest, and store them.</b><p>Garlic …

12 Natural Remedies For ADHD To Try Before Medication

There's no doubt we have an ever-increasing brain health epidemic in the United States. An estimated 40 million Americans suffer from some sort of …

10 Ways to Do Fast Math: Tricks and Tips for Doing Math in Your Head

You don’t have to be a math teacher to know that a lot of students—and likely a lot of parents (it’s been awhile!)—are intimidated by math problems, …

Gargling salt water is a seriously under-rated hack for fighting inflammation

You wake up in the morning with a telltale tickle in your throat. <i>Ruh roh.</i> Is it the first symptom of a cold, the flu, or—<i>gulp</i>—strep throat? Before …

Prevent Fires and Cut Your Energy Bill! Expert Guide to Dryer Ducts

On any top 10 list of home fire causes, you’ll find “clothes dryer.” But it would be more accurate to categorize these disasters as “lint fires.”<p>Lint …

No plumber, no problem: Conquer drain clogs with these 4 cleaners you can make from pantry staples

There are few things more annoying at home than clogged and smelly drains. Calling a plumber is expensive and inconvenient. Commercial drain cleaners …

How do I get rid of nagging neck and shoulder pain?

Do you suffer from pain in your upper trapezius muscles, the ones that run across the tops of your shoulders to the sides of your neck? You’re not alone.<p>These are the muscles that everybody loves having rubbed, says Lorrie Maffey, a clinical musculoskeletal specialist based in Calgary with the …

Yoga

This Indoor Herb Garden Kit Makes Growing Basil Ridiculously Easy

My basil even survived my summer vacation, thanks to this self-watering planter.<p>Growing your own windowsill herb garden is a dream of most home …

Gardening

20 Best Fruits, Veggies & Herbs To Grow In Containers For An Endless Supply Of Free Food

If you love fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs but don’t want to always drive to the grocery store to get them, consider container gardening. It is a …

This is the only sugar scrub recipe you need for soft, silky skin

People have been taking advantage of the powers of exfoliation for thousands of years—like, so far back that ancient Egyptians were even sloughing …

The Baking Soda Cure

The three trillion-dollar income stream produced by the medical industrial complex is about to come demolished by a home remedy – baking soda. Buy …

Scared Of Math? Here's One Way To Fight The Fear

Do you remember the day you decided you were no good at math?<p>Or maybe you had the less common, opposite experience: a moment of math excitement that hooked you for good?<p>Thousands of studies have been published that touch on the topic of "math anxiety." Overwhelming fear of math, regardless of one's …

University of Illinois

8 Genius Life Hacks to Clean Those Pots and Pans That You Thought Were Ruined

It is quite frustrating and hectic to clean up burnt pots and pans! Though it may not happen daily, but at times you accidentally burn rice or sugar …

3-Ingredient Natural Weed Killer That Really Works

Even if you're not a savvy environmentalist, you probably know that contaminating your yard with nasty chemicals isn't a good idea, especially if you have kids, pets, or an edible garden nearby. Here's an easy-to-make weed killer that won't hurt the earth but will stop the weeds from growing. All …

How This 3-Minute Breathing Exercise Will Help You Achieve (and Understand) Your Goals

Photo: Mike Smolowe<p><b>We tend to revere professionals and experts because we feel they hold abilities we could never attain ourselves.</b> We sometimes …

7 food pairings that will increase nutrient absorption

Diet & Fitness<p>Strategically combining certain foods can help your body better absorb vitamins and antioxidants.<p>We all have those foods that we love eating together: peanut butter and jelly, watermelon and feta, yogurt and berries. But it turns out there may be a reason to combine certain foods in …

Nutrition

All About Growing Tomatoes

Nothing says summer like a fresh sun-warmed tomato from the garden. If you love tomatoes and want to grow your own, but aren’t sure where to start, …

What should my heart rate be and what affects it?

Humans have been aware of their heart rate for thousands of years. But knowing the meaning behind the beats isn’t so simple.<p>Myriad factors affect our …

Five of the best Alzheimer's blogs

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and affects more than 5 million people in the United States. After a diagnosis, many people …

Alzheimer's Disease

8 Unexpected but Amazing Hydrogen Peroxide Life Hacks

Believe it or not, this is one extremely useful chemical to have around the house. You probably did not know it had such a versatile scope of …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

Alzheimer's Disease

Why You Need Plenty of Potassium

When it comes to ­dietary strategies to control blood pressure, sodium gets all the atten­tion. But too little potassium could be just as important …

These 9 behaviors could cut your dementia risk by 35 percent

Quitting smoking, being social, and exercising more can boost your brain health.<p>Dementia has long been thought of as an inevitable part of aging, but researchers are increasingly learning that’s not quite true.<p>About a third of dementia cases might actually be avoided by living a lifestyle that …

Is ASMR Good For You? A New Study Shows It Could Have Mental Health Benefits

If you can't get enough of those whispering videos on YouTube, you now officially have permission to watch as many as you want because ASMR is good …