Esther Mendoza

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Houseplants: why every home is better off with these multi-tasking pollution-busters

It may be bleak outside, but for many of us the desire to nurture plants remains undiminished. At this time of year, we are more grateful than ever for the presence of houseplants, providing the comfort and excitement of lush, abundant green through the shortest of days, cheerfully seeing us …

This Jade Plant In The House Attracts Money Like A Magnet

I am a big lover of Nature and everything that comes from it, but for some reason I could not relate to my mother’s ficus plants and especially …

7 products Reddit users swear by for perfect skin without foundation

You might want to write this down.<p>As much as I love wearing makeup, discovering new products and testing out the latest foundations, there really is something to be said for those no makeup Sundays where not even a drop of foundation touches your face.<p>If you still want your skin to look polished …

21 Of The Healthiest Summer Snack Recipes On Pinterest

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Best Ever Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Bundt Cake

Combine the cocoa, chocolate, and espresso powder in a large bowl. Pour the boiling water into the bowl and cover. Let stand for 5 minutes. In a …

Make These 18 One-Pot Meals Instead of Ordering Takeout

As sure as there are seven days in the week, I can count on the fact that at least one of those days, I'll come home from work feeling totally …

Cooking

Skewer This: 16 Kickass Kebabs for Your Cookout

I love putting kebabs on the menu when I'm planning a cookout—they're infinitely variable, easy to prep ahead of time, quick to cook, and pre-portioned for easy serving. We've got plenty of recipes to make sure all your guests are happy, from Thai- and Balinese-style chicken satay to pork kebabs …

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read ideas on Ideapod, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>It’s a …

Want to Start Working Out Again? Follow These 5 Steps

Want to Start Working Out Again? Follow These 5 Steps<p>When it comes to returning to the gym, everyone struggles at some point: you get tired, you get …

Fitness

9 secrets to container gardening

Pots make gardening seem easy, but there's still plenty that can go wrong. Certified organic grower Tom Yost shares his nine tips for planting in pots this spring.<p>After a year or two of housing flowers or vegetables, the soil in your container garden will be depleted of the nutrients needed to keep …

Why You Should Eat More Avocado

Here is some very good news for guacamole lovers everywhere: A new review of scientific literature suggests that eating avocado may help prevent …

Holistic Medicine

How to Clean the Brown Stuff Off Your Sheet Pans

By Alyse Whitney<p>Two ingredients will make them look (almost) as good as new.<p>No matter how hard you scrub, there are some stains that just won't come out with soap and water. Case in point: the eternally-dirty sheet pan that always seems to have <b>brown, burnt-on residue</b> coating the sides. But we don't …

Sheet Pan

Hold the Cream: How to Make Real-Deal Roman Fettuccine Alfredo

Growing up in Brooklyn, my family would sometimes go to Marco Polo restaurant, where my sister would invariably order the fettuccine Alfredo and I invariably would not. There was almost no food that I found to be too rich, but that platter of cheese-loaded, cream-soaked pasta crossed the line. I …

20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Reviews(137)<p>★★★★★<p>Yummly User<p>★★★★★<p>Emily V. 13 days ago<p>★★★★★<p>Excellent! Served over pasta shells with a little of the juice and it was quite yummy<p>Hello …

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9 Healthy Kitchen Staples That Cost Under $1 Per Serving

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Don’t wake the baby! How to connect headphones to a TV

For all the numerous features packed into modern TVs — from HDR and 4K resolution to local dimming and quantum dots — most newer models are devoid of …

Audiophile

12 low-maintenance flowers you can't kill

(Unless you try very hard.)<p>Sometimes you just want a guarantee. You don't have the money or time for that picture-perfect garden that you know …

Gardening

Your no-fail guide to using sage to clear your home

For thousands of years, cultures around the world have believed that a person’s energy is like perfume—once you come in contact with someone else’s …

Marie Kondo

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The Estée Edit Pore Vanishing Moisturizer Blurs Imperfections Flawlessly

We've all got pores, and what's worse is that no matter how many strips we stick on or treatments we try, they'll never be gone forever; at best, we can minimize the look of them. There are already targeted treatments, like primers and putties made to help purge skin of dirt and grime, and the …

Skin Care

5 Supplements You Might Actually Want to Take

And two to avoid.<p>You don't need supplements to live a healthy life. If you exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet, get sleep, and avoid stress, you will prevent health problems while gaining muscle and losing fat. But the <i>right</i> supplements can absolutely take your health and fitness to the next …

Wellness

Four Productive Ways To Get Confrontational At Work

You sometimes have to change the game to make others want to cooperate.<p>Most businesses don’t need to be sold on the value of cooperation. It seems self-evident, at least in principle. But in practice, not everybody is interested in cooperating. Researchers have found what every new kid on the …

Leadership

This $6 Clay Mask Will Give You the Best Hair of Your Life

Your roots will thank you.<p>We're starting to sound like a broken record here, but we can't emphasize enough how important it is to thoroughly cleanse your hair in the age of dry shampoo. You need to give your scalp the same TLC as your face, otherwise unspeakable things start to happen beneath the …

How to quickly find out your Wi-Fi speed on a computer

Are you wondering if your home internet network is really running at the speeds you are paying for? Here's how to find out.<p>You have your laptop connected to a Wi-Fi network with full bars. That's great. It's not the bars that matter though, but the actual speed of that connection. Here's a quick …

Wi-Fi