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7 Terrific Dishes to Make with Leftover Chicken

Looking for the perfect way to use chicken all week long? Here, seven fantastic recipes to make with leftovers from Grilled Smoked Whole Chicken or …

Smartphone-controlled hydroponic garden gives you green thumbs

The automated Niwa hydroponic grow box makes a gardener of just about anyone.<p>For those of us with black thumbs, hydroponics can be a bit of a daunting prospect. However, if you can get it working, you can grow fresh, chemical-free fruit, vegetables, and herbs right in your own home.<p>Niwa, two years …

Gardening

Bikini Body Workout: The Ultimate Body Shaper

Exercise 1 Sumo Deadlift Shuffle<p>Grasp one end of a heavy dumbbell with both hands, arms hanging straight in front of you, and stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, toes turned out slightly. Step your left foot out to the left, bending your knees and pushing your hips back to lower …

Hyper launches the first Made-for-iPhone/iPad USB flash drive w/ built-in Lightning connector

Hyper— we’ve reviewed some of its MacBook batteries and iPhone accessories in the past— is today announcing the first Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod touch (MFi) flash drive that includes a built-in Lightning connector. Unfortunately you can’t get your hands on one just yet, but you can preorder through …

49 Mother's Day Breakfast & Brunch Recipes For an Easy Gift

From french toast to fail-proof frittatas and all the rosé spritzers in between, we've got you covered.<p><b>Everyone knows that Mother's Day is all about brunch</b>. Oh, right, and showing your mom you really appreciate everything she's done for you. Even after that thing last Thanksgiving. Our favorite way …

Breakfast

40 Swimming Pools We'd Love to Take a Dip in Right Now

Now this is where we want to spend our summer.<p>From a Tuscan-style retreat to an all-natural swimming pond, these designer pools make a splash. Steal our favorite patio and landscaping ideas too for the ultimate backyard getaway.

25+ Front Door Colors and Ideas for the Prettiest House on the Block

It's the easiest way to add instant curb appeal.<p>Go sunny with a cheery yellow, demure with a dove gray, or bold with a true red. After all, your front door is your home's first impression. Make it a good one.

20 Low-Carb Substitutes That Don't Suck

What do mac and cheese, stacks of pancakes, and bowls of pasta all have in common? If you answered, “Umm, they’re delicious,” you’d be right. But …

Cooking

Cooking for One: 25 Insanely Easy, Healthy Meals You Can Make in Minutes

If you're anything like us, you've googled "healthy meals for one" more than a few times. After all, the usual sandwich and salad combos start to get …

Healthy Eating

How to Do the Perfect Burpee

The burpee has been around since 1939, when Royal H. Burpee invented the bodyweight movement as a quick, simple way of administering fitness tests …

Workouts

10 Easy Brunch Recipes to Make for Mother's Day

Why go big for Mother's Day when you can go home... with these super-easy, super-delicious brunch recipes? Sure, she loves that one local spot, but …

Breakfast

8 CommonMisteaksMistakes People Make When Cooking Steak

Cooking a perfect steak is trickier than you may think. Here are the most common steak mistakes—and how to avoid them.<p>We love a juicy, well-cooked (though not well-done!) steak. When you've got a quality piece of meat, you don't have to gussy it up with complicated cooking techniques and …

BBQ

This Is How to Burn Tons More Calories at the Gym

During a busy day, carving out an hour to head to the gym can be tough, so the question is this: are you making the most of those 60 minutes? With a …

Fitness

5 Stability Moves That Tone Your Abs and Legs

Exercise 1 Kickstand single-leg squats<p>Balance on one foot with your hovering leg bent, toe pointing toward the ground <b>(A)</b>. Lean forward slightly, then bend your standing leg as deeply as you can, but so you can still see your toes beyond your knee; the back leg can come down so your toe touches the …

Workouts

The MEMI, A Smartbracelet For Women, Vibrates When You Get Calls And Texts

In TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley today, MEMI co-founder and president Margaux Guerard is demonstrating her company’s iPhone-compatible smartbracelet. Aimed at women who tend to carry their mobile phones in their handbag, the MEMI alerts you to incoming calls, texts and calendar events with …

9 Things Really Productive People Refuse to Do | Inc.com

If you want to be more productive, don't start by taking on new habits and routines. Instead, do less. The most productive people know how to stay focused and how to say no--but most importantly, they know how to delegate and outsource.<p>To get a handle on the time-sucking, productivity-killing tasks …

Productivity

Clean Every Part of Your Shower with Household Items

Showers can be tough to clean and most of the time we only remember to do it when we're already showering. Check out these easy tips for keeping that …

Rubber Bands

Create a “Collection Zone” in Your Home to Stay Clean and Organized

The Living Well Spending Less blog has a neat idea to tidy up and organize those misplaced objects that clutter up your home: designate one …

Living Rooms

6 Easy Steps for Growing a Romantic Rose Garden

Ever dreamed of starting your own rose garden? Here's how.<p>Interior Design by Chris Barrett. Photo by Victoria Pearson.<p>Now that spring is upon us, we are in full-on gardening mode. So when Hometalk, a home and garden online community, shared their tips for creating a flourishing rose garden, we …

Party Recipe: Dark Chocolate & Nutella Puppy Chow

Puppy chow is dangerous stuff. I had never even heard of the snack until my friend Beth, an Iowa native, left some at my house after a holiday …

Dessert

The best iPhone apps for planning meals

If you're always stumped when it comes to mealtime, or need to plan out your meals in advance, then have a look at our list of the best iPhone apps …

Cheesy Roasted Potatoes

Shelly shares all things sweet on her blog Cookies and Cups, but we knew this ex-pat Texan as our Comfort Food Fanatic could never be a bad thing.<p>I adore roasted veggies! Roasting can take any vegetable you think you don't like and turn it into a magical little caramelized version of itself. Don't …

Cooking

A Guide To Drinking: The Appropriate Alcohol For Every Kind Of Occasion

Whether it's Sunday brunch or happy hour, a first date or a wedding, it's always a good time for a drink. Everyone has a favorite beverage, but with so many choices out there, sometimes it can still be hard to choose. When you're faced with that difficult dilemma -- a gin and tonic or a beer, a …

Meat Lite: Polish Cabbage, Potato, and Bacon Casserole

Ever since I was a little kid, there have a been a few kitchen aromas that I've found absolutely irresistible: melting butter, turning browned and nutty in the pan; bright, freshly-grated lemon zest; and dark black coffee—long before I had the urge to actually drink it. But as of today, a new …

Warren Buffett will give you $1 billion for a perfect NCAA bracket

It’s not <i>impossible</i> to fill out a perfect NCAA tournament bracket, but it’s as close to impossible as you can get. There are 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 ways to fill out a bracket (that’s 9 quintillion), and though basketball experts have slightly better odds (around 1-in-128 billion), the parity in …

15 Underrated Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use

Whether you have a tech question or a fashion concern, there's probably an existing app that can help you out.<p>But frankly, with all the apps out …

Sunday Supper: Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>Technically, you could just put the meat, un-browned, in the slow cooker. But... don't: taking time to brown it helps to build flavor. The same goes for …

50 Super Bowl Dip Recipes, from Guacamole to Onion Dip

Whether it's with tortilla chips, pita, crudites, or your fingers (no judgment), here are 50 recipes to rock your Super Bowl party.<p>We hereby mandate that all Super Bowl parties must have a dip, whether it’s a cheesy, gooey concoction or a fresh veggie salsa. Double-dipping optional.

Cooking

The Muffuletta AKA The Ultimate Super Bowl Food AKA The Grandwich

What do you get when you stack two pounds of meat and cheese on a hero with pickled vegetable relish? Something glorious called the muffuletta, a …

The Country Cook