Kristi Alvarado

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My Doctor Taught Me a Simple Hydration Trick—And Now My Skin Is Glowing

I'm of the opinion that I'm perpetually dehydrated; no matter how meticulously I keep track of my water consumption, one glass of wine or beer after …

Skin Care

The Best Cardio Workouts That Incinerate Fat, Straight From a HIIT Trainer

There's no one-size-fits-all formula for burning body fat, but there are workouts that can give you just the boost you need. Tony Vidal, CTO, creative content strategist, and trainer at HIIT studio Beast, shared the best forms of cardio that will help you melt away unwanted pounds. Although he goes …

Exercise

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

Leadership

Work Remotely? This Little-Known Tax Provision Could Save You Thousands

The IRS will give you up to $16,000 to explore the world. Here's how.<p>In the digital age, it is no longer unique to work remotely. Many jobs can be done from home with little more than a computer, a VPN, and a stable internet connection. This can be an excellent option for both employers who can …

Retirement

An Overview of Square-Foot Gardening: How to Do it and Why You Should

Square-foot gardening (SFG) is one of the more popular ways people are growing their own food these days. Unlike the typical garden rows we’ve all …

Gardening

Our Top 8 Trader Joe's Finds for Snacking on the Go

On any given trip to Trader Joe's, there is about a 99.9 percent chance I will buy snacks. This is the store's sweet spot. And it's not just the fun …

Trader Joe's

6 Gorgeous Meditation Retreats That Will Leave You Feeling Like a Million Bucks

You’ve got a billion things on your to-do list, always check your emails as soon as you wake up and can’t remember the last time you just sat down to …

Meditation

Connection between stress and autoimmune disease affirmed by massive 30-year study

A massive study spanning 30 years of data and examining a cohort of over one million people has found a strong association between persons suffering …

Autoimmune Diseases

To Earn More Respect At Work -- Stop Doing These 10 Things

So you took my advice and have been working on becoming a more likeable employee, but still feel like you’re not earning respect at work?<p>Maybe it’s not just about what you should start doing. It can sometimes also be about what you need to <i>stop</i> doing.<p>If you want to earn more respect at work, here …

Time Management

27 Chicken Meal Prep Recipes That Never Get Boring

We love the <i>idea</i> of meal prep. But eating the same soggy leftovers three days in a row? Not exactly our thing. So we’ve found 27 recipes that are so …

Healthy Eating

13 Ideas That Can Totally Change Your Backyard Decor And Landscape

Having a backyard or a garden is a real blessing especially when it’s nice and warm outside and you get to spend time outdoors doing all sorts of fun …

Landscaping

The Best Cotton Sheets

People spend up to a third of their lives sleeping, so it’s important to choose great bedsheets that are comfortable and durable. To find the best, …

Shopping

6554 People Agree: This Gripping True Crime Podcast Is the Next Serial

While psychological thriller books tend to steal the spotlight this time of year (what with summer reading and all), we're partial to true crime …

Crime

The Best Mattress Toppers

We spent 20 hours researching nearly 100 mattress toppers, slept a combined 240 hours on 13 of them, and found that the microfiber-filled Parachute …

Shopping

The Best Meditation Apps

If you’d like to learn to meditate, or keep up with a practice, a meditation app on your phone can help. After talking to meditation experts from the …

Meditation

10 Greenhouses That Will Inspire You to Grab Your Gardening Tools

Rediscover the phenomenon of photosynthesis with these incredibly eclectic greenhouses.<p>Besides being a magical, glass-enclosed environment where plants can happily sunbathe and grow all year, greenhouses can also serve as another opportunity to push the limits with design and innovation. Scroll …

Gardening

20 GENIUS DIY BACKDROPS YOU CAN MAKE FOR JUST A FEW DOLLARS

When I want new portraits of my kids, I never head to the photography studio. Instead, I head to the kitchen or front room, where I get great window …

Crafting

20 Borderline Genius DIY Ideas For Repurposing Five Gallon Buckets

Repurposing makes so much sense. Instead of throwing things out that you no longer use, you can just turn them into something that you do use. These …

DIY

Don't have enough power outlets? Here's what you can do

There are only two power outlets in my bedroom, and both are hidden behind furniture. That means I rely on power strips to plug in my phone charger, Kindle charger, laptop charger, alarm clock, lamps, TV, sewing machine, Chromecast and the list just keeps going.<p>If, like me, your outlets are at …

DIY

10 Refrigerator-Organization Hacks to Keep Your Kitchen as Clean as Can Be

Some things in life are completely out of our control, but when it comes to the chaos of our kitchens, we've accepted full responsibility for *that* mayhem. No matter how many times we wipe down the counters, clean the microwave, or even do the dishes, we're avoiding a serious issue at hand: the …

Kitchens

How to Clean Your House Like a Professional Housekeeper

There will come a time in your life where you look around your home and decide you need professional intervention for the mess you’ve made or accrued …

Cleaning

48 Life-Changing Products On Amazon That Work So Well Reviewers Say They Deserve 6 Stars

I love reading searingly honest product reviews. I know that sounds odd, but there's something gratifying when someone just tells it like it is, …

Shopping

5 Super-Underrated Plants That Can Survive in the (Almost) Dark — Plants in the Kitchen

Our friends at Apartment Therapy talk a lot about hard-to-kill houseplants, especially when it comes to really dark homes that don't get tons of …

Plants

OK, Does Drinking More Water Actually Help You Lose Weight? A Nutritionist Answers

Back in 2016, a study went viral because it promised a simple, easy way to lose weight: simply drink 16 ounces of water before eating. Since then, the tip has found its way into nearly every article about weight loss. Obviously, being hydrated is important, but does it actually help you in your …

Weight Loss

8 Documentaries You'll Love If You're Digging Evil Genius

Netflix has once again sucked us into the wild world of true crime with its latest binge-worthy docuseries, <b>Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist</b>.<p>Written and directed by Barbara Schroeder, this tale begins on Aug. 28, 2003, when Brian Wells, a 46-year-old pizza delivery …

Crime

The Best Sunscreen

After spending 60 hours on research and interviews, and many more wearing sunscreen on our bodies, we’ve determined that the best sunscreen for …

CVS Health

If You’re Not Using These Amazon Prime Features, You’re Not Getting Your Money’s Worth

Free two-day shipping was a game changer, we all know that. But did you know your Amazon Prime membership has a lot of features you probably aren’t …

Free Shipping

Shade-Loving Perennial Flowers: 15 Beautiful Choices for Your Garden

While shade may feel like a limiting factor when it comes to colorful garden plants, it simply isn’t. Yes, your plant palette may not be quite as …

Extreme Sports

The Best Diet for Your Personality Type

Ketogenic, Paleo, low-carb, <i>high-</i>carb, alkaline…there are a billion diets out there, and <i>The Biggest Loser</i> trainer Jen Widerstrom thinks she’s narrowed …

Nutrition

Landscaping: 10 Clever Gardening Tips to Save Time

Anyone with a well-tended garden knows the endless hours that can be eaten up by chores. And there’s no finish line in sight—cultivated ground comes …

Gardening