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Is Portugal the New Iceland?

Are a lot of your friends in Portugal right now, Instagramming beaches and sardines? Here's why—and what to see when you eventually make your own trip.<p><b>What’s up with Portugal? Like, all my friends are going there.</b><br>Congratulations, you have very hip friends. Portugal is a great place to visit if you …

European Travel

How to Refresh Ugly Thrift Store Picture Frames and their Mats in a Flash - Pocketful of Posies

This post contains affiliate links. I only represent brands that I happily use in my own home. You will never be charged additional fees for …

Frugal Framing Ideas: How To Revamp Thrift Store Frames

Framing art is notoriously expensive, no matter if you're ordering a custom frame online or picking up a standard-size one from your local store. But …

Framing

What to Eat for an Upset Stomach

Got an upset stomach? Quit your bellyaching and eat one of these healing foods, like fennel and peppermint.<p>We've all been guilty—at least once or a dozen times—of overindulging. Whether it was one too many saucy Buffalo wings, a slice of chocolate cake that was a <i>little</i> too big, or we overdid it …

Alternative Medicine

8 Household Items Everyone Forgets To Clean—And How To Tackle Them

These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.<p>These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

The One-Second Trick That Could Lower Your Heating Bill

Your ceiling fan isn't just for sticky summer days. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Typically, when you flip on your ceiling fan, you're hoping to beat sweltering temps in the summer. But there's a good reason to run a fan in the wintertime, too. It just requires one extra …

15 Cleaning Tips We Learned In 2014

From the archives, we've pulled our favorite tips and tricks from the past year to help keep your New Year's resolutions in check.<p><b>1. Vacuum in both directions.</b> If you don't, you're likely to miss small pieces of dirt and dust that get trapped under the fibers of your carpet.<p>Looking for more …

8 Of The Dirtiest Places In Your Bathroom

Spend extra time cleaning these germy spots.<p><b>1. Toothbrush holder.</b> Deemed the third dirtiest place in your entire home in a study by NSF, your toothbrush holder is filled with germs. Not only do germs from your toothbrush cling to the holder, but also, because it's usually left out on the counter, …

12 Unexpected Uses For Vodka

Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you …