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The Only Way I Was Able to Get Rid of Ants in My House Without Using Toxic Chemicals

There's a recipe for disaster brewing in my home at all times: my apartment is located on the first floor, just below ground level, and my two kittens eat like little piggies, flinging their food halfway across the room before chasing after it and — only sometimes — actually eating it. Throw in the …

Insects

A Beginner’s Guide to Zero-Waste Living: 10 Tips from Lauren Singer

Lauren Singer is an advocate for the zero-waste movement who leads by example—and by very engaging videos (“DIY deodorant,” “What do you do about …

Sustainability

Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing Recipe

"After failing to find the perfect recipe for buttercream icing, I found one that worked for me and then added my own two cents."<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup …

Dessert

15 Delicious Ways to Eat Black Beans — Recipes from The Kitchn

You'll almost never find our kitchens without a can or two of black beans stocked in the pantry. This versatile ingredient can be used in so many …

Cooking

15 Trader Joe's Items That Everyone Should Obsess Over

The MONEY staff picks its favorites.<p>Trader Joe’s has built an empire on house-brand products that are tasty and affordable, but some products stand …

Trader Joe's

9x13 Dessert Wonders That'll Seriously Wow Any Crowd

Sheet cakes, cobblers, bar cookies—oh my!<p>Try as we might, we’ve yet to find a handier sidekick in the kitchen than our 9x13 baking dish. From …

Dessert

Ever Wanted to Learn to Knit? We'll Show You How It's Done

At first glance, knitting looks pretty complicated. All those hand motions, not to mention an endless number of knots. It definitely takes some …

Knitting

I Gave Cream Cheese Frosting a Makeover and Now I’ll Never Go Back to the Original

It all started with Giada di Laurentiis' "Marry-Me" banana muffins—muffins so good, apparently, that if you make them for your partner it just may …

Dessert

19 Sleep-Inducing Drinks to Sip Before Bed

Whoever said, “you snooze, you lose” clearly never suffered from insomnia. From tossing and turning to waking up in the middle of the night, being …

Sleep

This 30-Minute Strength, Cardio, and Pilates Core Workout Is Here to Torch Calories

Get ready to sweat! This challenging workout from celeb trainer Kit Rich mixes circuit training, cardio, and Pilates core exercises and works every part of your body. You don't need equipment for this one, just a positive attitude! And Kit will definitely keep you motivated. Press play, and get …

Exercise

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Our chocolate hummus recipe will satisfy any chocolate craving, and it's rich in protein (a total bonus).<p>Not going to lie, when I first heard …

Dessert

Confetti Birthday Cake Recipe

From: EatingWell.com, February 2018<p>This simple two-layer cake has colored sprinkles baked right in for a fun surprise in every bite, just like a …

Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Trick Can Help Your Children Feel More Fulfilled

It takes just a couple of minutes, but studies show this mindfulness exercise can boost compassion, resilience, and positive emotions. And it's not just for kids.<p>Say you get a nasty email from a client. Or you have to fire an employee. Or you're pitching to investors on zero sleep.<p>Entrepreneurs …

Mindfulness

12 Plant-Based 1-Pot Dinners

Need some dinner inspiration for the week? Here are 12 Plant-Based 1-Pot Dinners to help you create delicious, healthy meals while keeping the dishes …

Food With Benefits: This Protein-Packed Vegan Dinner Is Ready In 5 Minutes Flat

In less than the amount of time it takes to even scan a takeout menu, you could have an anti-inflammatory feast on your plate. The first of our new …

42 Ridiculously Easy Vegan Recipes Anyone Can Master

Whether you're new to the kitchen, new to being vegan, or just looking for some new things to try.

Chocolate hummus is shockingly good (recipe + nutrition facts)

<b>There's some kind of kitchen wizardry that happens when chick peas meet cocoa powder; here's how to find out in five minutes flat.</b><p>I felt conflicted, …

Nagging Isn’t Necessary: How to Improve a Child’s Behavior Without It

Sometimes we convince ourselves that the only way we can get our kids to do anything is to ask them over and over and over again.<p>In other words… …

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

FaceTime

25 Dinner Ideas For People Who Are Trying To Eat Less Meat

Put these in your dinner rotation.

10 Delicious Foods You Won't Believe Are Vegan — All Available on Amazon

Although I wouldn't label myself a vegan, I can honestly say I really enjoy eating plant-based food. A good friend of mine recently turned me onto having a more dairy- and meat-free diet because she said it made her feel less sluggish. At first eating this way sounded intimidating, but the more I …

A yearlong guide to house cleaning, starting with the January declutter

Prevention is the best medicine with your house, as well as your body. "We go for our annual checkups to our doctor and dentist, so why not do it for our home?" says Mike Holmes, host of HGTV's "Holmes on Homes."<p>Annual maintenance will help prevent you from having to make an avoidable, costly …

Home Improvement

Creamy Tomato Soup with Cheese Toasties

December 2017<p>4 servings<p>To keep our tomato soup a one-pot operation (and avoid splattering scalding hot liquid), we purée the mixture with an immersion blender, which gets the job done. For an extra-smooth texture, though, feel free to use a regular blender. Want to keep it vegan? (Well, the soup, …

Tomatoes

Try This Calorie-Torching HIIT Workout From the Fhitting Room

In this video, Dara Theodore of the New York City fitness studio The Fhitting Room and Aly Teich of The Sweat Life show you how to get your heart …

Exercise

This vegetarian sweet potato chili is about to be your new winter comfort food go-to

January is basically a month-long meal-time paradox: Short days and cold weather illicit cravings for comfort food (mac and cheese, anyone?), but …

Healthy Eating

19 Keto Lunches That Will Help You Stick to Your Resolutions

It’s probably not surprising that the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions have something to do with food and diet. It could be ditching gluten or …

Cooking

Gingerbread Pizza

We're calling it a pizza, but really it's a giant cookie. Find the recipe here

How to Make Butterscotch (aka a Lazy Cook's Caramel Sauce)

[1]<p>Butterscotch Sauce<p>From Anna Monette Roberts, POPSUGAR Food<p>Notes<p>Butterscotch tastes best when it's served hot! Reheat it in a small nonstick saucepan over low heat. Alternatively, remove the lid to the mason jar, and microwave in 15-second increments, stirring between sessions, until sauce is …

Dessert

34 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That Actually Live Up To The Hype

You can buy a lot of weird AF stuff on the Internet. From socks that make your skin peel off to fun shower heads, there's no shortage of wacky things …

3 Myths About Your Teen’s Bad Attitude

Does this scenario feel familiar? Marisa is 12-and-a-half years old. She has become moody and irritable, wants much more private time alone in her …

Parenting