Gabrielle Hartmann

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How to Make Ice Cream Without Dairy (Or a Recipe!)

When I signed on to write a column about different varieties of vegan ice cream, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. 14 batches later, I have a little more respect for the challenges of making homemade ice cream without eggs or dairy.<p>This isn’t my first foray into non-dairy ice cream, but …

The best restaurant and bar openings in 2017, so far

From an elevated Mexican restaurant to a sky-high cocktail den, 2017 is really bringing its A game to Chicago's restaurant and bar scene. But there …

Vegan Barbacoa Mushroom Tacos

Vegan Barbacoa Mushroom Tacos . These saucy Barbacoa Tacos are super easy and versatile. Use the sauce with beans, lentils or other shredded …

Cooking

4 Natural Drinks That Will Reduce Belly Fat and Speed Up Your Metabolism

Although metabolism is partly determined by our genetics, we do have the ability to boost our metabolic rate by exercising right and eating well. In …

Up Your Grill Game With These Pro Tips and Crowd-Pleasing Recipes

As warm weather approaches, it’s the perfect time for outdoor entertaining and a chance to use your grill to whip up mouthwatering dishes for a crowd. We partnered with Hestan Outdoor to help you make the most of outdoor cooking season with tips, tricks, and new dishes to add to your repertoire. …

Military Packing Secrets That Will Make You a Better Traveler

Packing, the worst part of any trip, is a pain because nearly all of us just make it up as we go along. Filling a suitcase is a rushed disaster that …

Backpacking

This Is the Fastest Way to Grow Tomatoes at Home

Forget about seeds and root your plants instead.<p>There's something about biting into a ripe, juicy tomato that just feels like summer. Chances are, tomatoes star in your home garden, and with such a high demand, the weeks it takes for a seedling to sprout could feel like forever. Luckily, blogger …

Jillian Michaels’ 7 commandments for lasting weight loss

If there's one woman who isn't afraid to get real about weight loss, it's Jillian Michaels. She's known for her badass, no-holds-barred approach to transforming lives on TV shows like <i>The Biggest Loser</i> and <i>Sweat Inc.</i>, and she's made a name for herself as America's toughest trainer—with good reason. …

Amazon's Best-Selling Beauty Products May Surprise You

We’ve heard about some dark nights down an Amazon K-hole — and even experienced a few ourselves. You know what we're talking about: You start surfing …

Out of shape? You can probably blame bad habits. But it's never too late to build better ones

Tomorrow is a new day, but you probably know a lot about it already: what you’ll have for breakfast, the route you’ll take to your office, which website you’ll visit first. None of us has the mental energy to think about everything we do, so we spend a lot of time on autopilot, following patterns …

USC

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.<p>In the past, my family and friends would've typically described me as pleasant but hurried. My baseline restlessness and edginess, however, …

Meditation

Unraveling the Mysteries of Aztec Secret, Amazon’s Best-Selling Beauty Product

From its secretive owner to how it went viral.<p>“We only know her as Susan,” the friendly woman on the other end of the phone told me. I had called a number in the small town of Pahrump, Nevada, which sits equidistant between Death Valley and Las Vegas, an hour away from both. I was trying to find …

Karaage is the Japanese method for making superior fried chicken

What strikes me about the Japanese relationship with fried chicken is the frequency of consumption—more often than a once-in-a-while indulgence. In …

Recipes

3 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Before, During, and After Work

When you consider the health consequences of the sedentary nine-to-five lifestyle, your metabolism likely comes to mind. But fortunately, as health …

8 Costly Flight Booking Mistakes You Make All the Time

Before you book your next flight, here's how to make sure you're getting the best deal.<p>Whether you travel for pleasure or for business, buying a …

Jumpstart Your Creativity With This Secret Early-Morning Hack

Take advantage of the moments between sleep and wakefulness for powerful results.<p>In 1904 Frederic Myers labeled the transition from sleep to wakefulness the <i>hypnopompic state</i>. This dreamlike mental state is the short period that occurs between deep sleep and alertness. In this space of time the mind …

27 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success and Happiness

We can all use a little inspiration every once in a while.<p>Feeling down in the dumps? Or uninspired? Don't worry, the blues always come and go. Check out these 27 super inspiring quotes for the motivation you need to kick start your path back to success--and joyous well-being.<p>1. "Life is not a …

Motivation

A classically trained chef on cooking with extra virgin olive oil and other kitchen mistakes

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: From a professional chef’s viewpoint, what are the main mistakes made by amateur cooks?</i> <i>Answer by Noam Ben-Ami, Institut Paul Bocuse survivor, pop-up cook, food geek.</i><p>It’s hard to watch regular people cook. I just excuse myself and leave the kitchen, or I …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

50+ Quick Dinners for When It's Too Hot to Cook

When the temperatures climb into the triple digits, cooking is the last thing on my mind. But since one can't subsist on watermelon and Popsicles …

Cooking

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Pinterest Predicts We'll Be Wearing These 9 Beauty Trends in 2016

Pinterest, the social media site where we all inexplicably spend hours looking at chili recipes we'll never actually make, has released its Top 100 board of trend predictions across all style and life categories for 2016, based on popular topics, picks from the most influential pinners, and ideas …

Social Media

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

The Brain

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Personal Finance

17 Genius Ingredients To Make You A Better Cook In 2016

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Study: This Life Decision Determines Your Health at Age 40

If you've ever wondered how healthy you'll be when you throw yourself a big 4-0 birthday bash, you might want to take a look at this. According to surprising new research, when you have your first child—and whether or not you marry—play a big role in your later health... but not in the way you …

Women of Color

Amazon Drops The Price On Prime This Weekend

<b>Update:</b> Amazon announced today that it's dropping the price of its Prime membership from $99 to $73 starting at 9:00 p.m. PT tomorrow, Friday, …

The 70 Best Bodyweight Exercises to Seek and Destroy Fat

Use these cardio movements to wipe out calories and get seriously lean<p>What happens when you ask <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director how he burns fat fast?<p>He answers your question with this video—a compilation of his favorite 70 bodyweight cardio exercises.<p><b>Related</b>: METASHRED EXTREME—the Ultimate Fitness …

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

8 ways to work in an open office without losing your mind

We like to think being closer to our colleagues fosters collaboration, but mostly the nonstop chatter has people wishing they could get some peace and quiet.<p>As an introvert, I've had to develop several strategies over the years to fight for my productivity, not to mention my sanity.<p>May they bring …

OpenOffice

This small business grows its customer base simply by driving around town

For most small businesses, word-of-mouth, commercials, and print ads play a large role in promoting their service offerings. But these days, more and more companies are utilizing wrapped vans to keep their company and services top of mind with customers in the community.<p>"Vehicle wraps are probably …

Small Business