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The Easiest Recipes Ever for Lazy Cooks

Raising our blood pressure over a simple meal? That’s just not our style, y’all.<p>Sometimes there simply aren’t enough hours in the day, Keurig K-Cups …

Cooking

Pete the Planner: Don't increase financial obligations when you should be eliminating them

<i>Dear Pete: I’m noticing an alarming trend. People in their 50s are getting laid off. Sometimes this comes in the form of a job elimination. The company offers an “optional” early retirement offering which, if not taken, ends up being a layoff a few months later. Or it means becoming a contract</i> …

Retirement

11 Ways to Cook Cauliflower Besides Just Steaming It

When a vegetable that has been on the tray for so long finally gets discovered.<p>Truth be told, I've appreciated cauliflower long before it got trendy …

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

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

50 Totally Gorgeous Kitchens to Inspire a Year of Projects

A good kitchen should be the heart of your home. That's why it's important to make your kitchen a place you actually want to cook in. So to help …

Kitchens

How To Paint Your Ceiling And Nail The Statement Ceiling Paint Trend

We promise this DIY approach isn’t as messy as you’d think.<p>Something bold lies up ahead — and above our head — according to Pinterest. Pins for “statement ceilings” were up 310% last year, and the trend has been popping up in even the most minimalist of homes.<p>Jazzing up the “fifth wall” can add …

Interior Design

Add These 10 Protein-Packed Veggies to Any Meal to Feel Fuller Longer

Did you know that on any given day, there are over 500 types of vegetables that you can find at the grocery store? So it makes sense if you get to the produce aisle and feel overwhelmed about which vegetables to grab. Selecting vegetables that contain the most protein is a great strategy for …

Nutrition

This is how long 16 parts of your home should last for

You know how it goes: When you're least expecting it, you'll need to replace something in your home. Maybe the refrigerator or the dishwasher stops working unexpectedly. Perhaps the roof starts leaking or the washing machine stops spinning. Here's a look at the life expectancy of some of your …

Home Improvement

5 daring ways to dress your windows

Promotional feature with Hillarys<p>Choose curtains, shutters and blinds in inspirational colours, patterns or combinations of both to give your room …

10-Minute Vegan Snacks to Make When a Piece of Fruit Just Won't Cut It

String cheese and crackers. Yogurt and fruit. Hard-boiled eggs. Jerky. While these healthy snack suggestions are great, most of them don’t …

Healthy Eating

19 vegan food hacks that will change your life

Following a vegan diet is pretty easy these days. Whether you aim to eat more plant-based food for your health, the environment or the animals, …

Vegan

9 Ways To Make Your Storage Cabinets More Space Efficient

If you can't add more actual storage cabinets to your living space, you can always increase the capacity of what's already there. This includes …

Storage Ideas

15 Organization Tips For A Way More Functional Bathroom Situation

Remember: shelving units are your friends.<p><i>This post was translated from French.</i>

How to roast Brussels sprouts to crispy goodness

He’s not a fan of vegetables, she confided via encrypted email. Too mushy, he claims. Could I help?<p>I didn’t know her. I didn’t know him. But it sounded serious. Sometimes a cook has to step out of her kitchen and stare down trouble. I took the case.<p>I packed my tools: knives, aprons, scale; I packed …

The Best Chocolate Lava Cake Comes from the Slow Cooker

Coat a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside.<p>Whisk the flour, granulated sugar, 2/3 cup of the cocoa powder, baking powder, …

Dessert

4 Reasons You Should Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets With Drawers

Have a kitchen remodel coming up? Consider outfitting your kitchen with drawers under the counters instead of cabinets. We know cabinets are what you’re used to, but the ease of use and space-saving potential of drawers are making them more popular in kitchens around the world. (They’re all over …

Kitchens

Creamy Rice with Scallops Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine rice, chicken broth, and water in a large pot over high, and bring to a boil. Stir in thyme sprig, butter, 1 1⁄2 …

Country Lifestyle

3 Recipe Hacks to Get Kids to Eat Greens

The phrase “eat your vegetables” has been famously ineffective for generations. Even the most masterful negotiator at work—tasked with convincing a …

The 50 Best Life-Improving Things for Less Than $10 on Amazon Prime

A perfect list for if you have anywhere between $9.99 and $500 handy.<p>Solutions abound on Amazon. Sure, there are obvious solutions like getting a …

Shopping

<b>5 Creative Steps That Make People Want to Show Up for Meetings</b> | Inc.com

These days many people are spending upwards of 70% of their working day in back to back meetings. Until we figure out new ways of turning that around, here are some ideas to facilitate dynamic meetings. Note that the word <i>facilitate</i> means "to make easy". Here are some ways to make it simple for …

Doodling

3 easy investing tips to help your money grow (even if you don’t have much to start with)

<i>If, for you, “investing” is one of those intimidating, nebulous-feeling grownup words—you know, like “mortgage” or “cholesterol”—you’re far from</i> …

Kefir-Battered Cast-Iron Fried Chicken

When a craving for fried chicken hits, I turn to this recipe, which tastes nothing like chicken that's been passed through a fast-food window—and …

Earl Grey Buns

1. <b>Make the Earl Grey Sugar:</b> Add the sugar and loose-leaf tea to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until the tea is finely ground and …

Baking

Passive income: 15 ways to let the money flow in

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might collect passive income streams.<p>For many people, toiling for a living isn't fun.<p>There can be lengthy commutes, dress codes, annoying coworkers, unreasonable …

Personal Finance

This Homemade Pizza Dough Just Calls for 2 Simple Ingredients

Did you know that you can make the most amazing pizza dough with just two ingredients? Sound too good to be true? Perhaps, but after you try this fun food hack, you’ll forget all about delivery and want to make these every time you’re craving a slice. Plus you can top it with anything you’d like, …

Under Pressure: The 5 Best Instant Pot Alternatives For Multi-function Cooking

The phenomenon that is Instant Pot has taken the pressure cooker world by storm. Now referred to as “multi-functional pressure cookers,” these pots …

10 Breathtaking Accommodations in National Parks

You don’t have to travel internationally to get enviously stunning destination photos: The national parks of America are one of the most incredible places to spend a vacation. You get to disconnect, explore nature, and often still get the amenities you’re used to. Whether you’re traveling solo or …

National Parks

22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Save that security deposit.

I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn't fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because my vacuum resided …

Minimalism

How to Adopt a Frugal Lifestyle

While many people associate frugality with an austere lifestyle, the opposite couldn't be more true. Being frugal actually allows consumers to spend …

Personal Finance