Melissa Dudek

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20 Cheap Dinner Ideas That Won't Break The Bank

All affordable, all delicious.<p><b>We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to share their go-to cheap dinner recipes. Here's what they said — along with a bunch of our own weeknight favorites!</b>

12 Backpacking Hacks for Your Next Trip! [Infographic]

Whether you’re backpacking down the Grand Canyon or braving the cold in Yosemite, some of these backpacking hacks can help make your trip easier – or …

You don’t need a large plot to grow a bounty of vegetables and herbs

There are windowsills all over the world filled with small edible plants, usually a few pots of fresh herbs. A city cook with a longer, wider sill might even sow a few flats of microgreens as well.<p>But let’s say there’s a sunny patch of yard, as little as 10 feet by 10 feet, where several …

Gardening

Travellers flock to Yosemite National Park to catch a glimpse of this year’s 'firefall'

An incredible phenomenon occurs each February in Yosemite National Park, as a temporary waterfall lights up as though it is streaming lava down a cliff. Naturally, as the opportunity to see the ‘firefall’ returns, travellers are heading to the California park to glimpse it for themselves.<p>The annual …

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies

1K<p>1K<p>I often get asked when I put pictures of things that I’m baking on social media, “Where can I find that recipe?” or less-delicately,</i> …

Dessert

The Sleep Cure: The Fountain of Youth May Be Closer Than You Ever Thought

Mark Zielinski knew he was onto something when his mice stopped sleeping. Normally, the animals woke and slept on a 12-hour cycle. When the lights …

University of California

Gardening 101: Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel, Hamamelis: “Faith Healer”<p><i>Hamamelis</i> has fragrance, as well as arresting looks. In the darkest months of winter, its colors and spicy …

Plants

12 Lesser Known National Parks in America to fall in love with

For every well-known national park there are numerous lesser known national parks that are just as breath-taking and beautiful. Check out some of our …

Get Insanely Strong With This Intense 10-Minute Bodyweight Workout

5-10-15. That's all you need to remember for this quick, but intense, workout. You'll strengthen the arms, upper back, core, butt, and legs in just 10 minutes. And you don't need an expensive gym membership or equipment to do this workout — just you and your own determination to push yourself</b> …

Workouts

The Brownie Recipe to Make When You're Desperate

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 325°F. Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray, dust with flour, tapping out the …

A Lovely, Low-Maintenance Alternative to Tile Backsplashes

Tile backsplashes, of course, are lovely, but if you don't fancy cleaning all those grout lines, or you're just looking for something a little more …

5 Workout Moves That Will Ease Anxiety Almost Instantly

<b>Best For: Alleviating Anxiety, Feelings of Imbalance, and an Unsettled Mind</b><p>"This is one of my favorite morning postures, as it's an incredible way to …

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017 | Inc.com

Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique--that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more …

How to Cope with Little or No Bedroom Storage

If your bedroom storage situation is such that you laugh-cry every time a person on "House Hunters" (or any given home show) sashays through a …

Kitchen of the Week: A Custom Culinary Workspace by a Japanese Atelier

Located in Seto City, outside Nagoya, Japan, Snedker Woodworking is a custom atelier launched in 2005 that makes high-end wood furniture and …

How to Live by Choice

Living by choice is not a mystery; the steps are simple. But it doesn’t come easily, especially at first. If it did, everyone would drop their old …

Consciousness

Why You're Late for Work All the Time — and How to Fix It

Tips so you'll be at work on time, all the time.<p>The car accident that snarled your commute, the alarm that didn’t go off, the burning need to respond …

Hardscaping 101: Pony Walls

A pony wall is a half-height wall in a garden. The term dates to the days when it was necessary to build a barrier high enough to keep livestock from …

Landscaping

Here Are the Hidden Health Benefits of Your Workout Routine

Fitness: Maybe you don’t need another reason to hit the gym, but if you do… Did you know that exercising three times a week can lower your chance of …

It's All About Texture: These 10 Materials Will Set Your Kitchen Apart

What direction will the design of the kitchen take in 2017? That's a question we've been asking ourselves for the past few weeks, and today we're …

This Mom Turned Acrobatic Yoga Into Playtime with Her Kids

A brilliant way to have fun while getting fit.<p>Fitting in a workout when you're a full-time parent isn't always easy — but one mom has figured out a brilliant way to get the best of both worlds by turning acrobatic yoga into playtime with her kids.<p>In an interview with <i>People</i>, Charity LeBlanc explains …

Yoga

Find the Best Spots for Houseplants In Your Home With the "Shadow Trick"

If you want to brighten up your home with some lush greenery, it’s important to consider what level of lighting those houseplants will need. This …

10 Money Habits That Will Help You Get Serious About Prosperity

Take your financial life to the next level through actions like seeking new income sources, making debts your priority and separating friendship from business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The power of habit can be quite interesting. Rather than create 2017 …