Joan Ruis

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A family of four finds happiness in a 168-square-foot home

Moving into a big house might be part of the American dream but Karl and Hari Berzins have made a happy life in a tiny abode. The parents are raising two kids, ages 10 and 12, and a dog in a 168-square-foot box tucked away among the pines and poplars of the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwest …

Blue Ridge Mountains

21 Summer Pasta Recipes You Need In Your Life

Move over, marinara.

Men, it's never OK to wear open-toed sandals

Men's sandals, "mandals," or thongs: Whatever the terminology, their rampant prevalence on the streets is one of the most nauseating things about …

Weight Loss: How to Shed Belly Fat Without Exercising For Women.

Belly fat may be more damaging to your health than fat that is stored around the hips and thighs, warns the Harvard School of Public Health. Even if …

Intensify Your Grill’s Firepower

Your backyard cooker can do more than just char hot dogs. Unlock its potential and expand your grill skills.<p>Among our abilities as men—the capacity to form religions, write poetry, and sing karaoke—is our talent for cooking food with fire. Or at least attempting to: Anyone who has attended a …

5 Lessons Learned from Switching to a Vegetarian Diet

How do you spend 22 years of your life eating and craving meat, and then one day you stop doing just that. What has to happen in your life for such a <i>dramatic</i> change of events? Is it because you just want a change in your life? You could be doing it purely for health reasons, or perhaps you've …