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Avoid This If You Want To Keep Your Thyroid Healthy

If you are like most people, you probably haven't spent much time thinking about how much bromine you're absorbing from your car upholstery or your Mountain Dew. But bromine toxicity is a definite danger from some surprising sources, and it can wreak havoc on your health.<p><b>Bromines All Around …

10 Top Plants to Grow Indoors

Looking for a single ingredient that has the ability to make just about any room look better? It’s a plant. The humble houseplant is well and truly …

Plants

7 Kitchen Flooring Materials to Boost Your Cooking Comfort

I love the look of polished concrete floors in kitchens, but concrete — along with other nonresilient floor surfaces, such as stone, ceramic and …

french country style .... how the french really do it - MY FRENCH COUNTRY HOME

‘French country’ is a term that is used so widely, and in so many very different ways that it’s easy to forget where it really hails …

8 things I wish I'd known before my child started kindergarten

<i>(Editor's note: As school begins this week in some parts of the country, we begin a</i> <i>back-to-school</i> version of our "<i>Things I Wish I'd Known" series, where parents reflect on things that could have helped before every stage of schooling.)</i><p>You’re feeling anxious about sending your child off to …

Kindergarten

Modern Planting Ideas From a Historic English Garden

In the shadow of one of England’s oldest cathedrals sits Bishopscourt, the home of the Bishop of Rochester. Behind it is a traditional English garden …

Cute, Cook-Friendly Cottage Kitchens

I drool over cottage kitchens, but then, my husband does most of the cooking. (I cooked for the first 25 years, so it seemed only fair that he cook …

Amazon oil spill has killed tons of fish, sickened native people

Article originally published at Environmental Health News. Republished under a Creative Commons (BY-SA 4.0) License<p>CUNINICO, Peru – On the last day …

Simple Croque Monsieur Recipe

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A Net-Zero Energy House in Santa Monica, California

Architect Buzz Yudell, of Moore Ruble Yudell, and his wife made the decision to move from a rural area into the city so they could be close to work …

Open letter to Obama calls for new steps to promote change in Cuba

MIAMI (Reuters) - The White House should expand licensed travel for all Americans to Cuba and increase support for civil society on the communist-ruled island, according to an open letter to President Barack Obama signed by an unprecedented group of 44 policy reform advocates and former U.S. …

Researchers: The collapse of Greenland’s ice sheet could be a bigger disaster than we thought

<b>(Denis Burdin/Shutterstock)</b><p>The glaciers’ vulnerability to warming waters means current projections of sea level rise are likely too low<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>May 19, 2014 1:28pm (UTC)<p>New, from the people who brought us the unstoppable collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet: It turns out that Greenland's …

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Faux Barn Wood Painting Tutorial

Okay folks, are you ready for the Faux Barn Wood Painting tutorial!?...<p>I ask if you're ready, because there are about a trillion photos. <i>ha!</i> Even …

41 Cheap And Easy Backyard DIYs You Must Do This Summer

Go outside! You look like you need a little sun.

Slow Cooker Pasilla Pulled Chicken

Ah, the crock pot—you can pile things in, turn it on low, program time and temp, and deal with the dozen things you need to accomplish even before …

Cooking

The Cure for Houzz Envy: Great Front Facade Touches to Borrow

The front of a house probably brings out the most intense Houzz Envy. Driving by, not even knowing what’s going on inside, we admire a beautiful …

Snowshoeing

Light and Easy Easter Brunch Ideas

Easter brunch is the perfect excuse to celebrate your favorite spring foods. Eggs, asparagus, strawberries, peas and ham are all invited to the …

How to Make a Mint Julep

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: This spring, drink up to cool down -- it is officially time for mint juleps.</i><p>The origins of alcohol are …

A Real Mom's 13 Shortcuts to Feeding Her Family Well

13 helpful tips for feeding your family well, even when you (and everybody else) are on a tight schedule.<p>Our food and features editor, <b>Carla Lalli Music</b>, has two boys—10 and 4—and a serious work schedule. We noticed she Instagrams a lot of the family-friendly recipes she cooks at home—as well as a …

Eight Top Tins

Sardines come in dozens of varieties—from tiny smoked brislings to rich, fleshy pilchards. They also come boneless or whole; pickled or packed in …

3-ingredient Thursday: deliciously easy weeknight recipes

No time for ambitious supermarket trips and elaborate dinners? Three ingredients are all you need (OK, not counting salt, pepper or olive oil) to pull off a flavorful, nutritious, home-cooked dinner tonight—whether you're craving pasta, chicken, meat, seafood or a fresh spring vegetable like …

Recipes

Have you tried an elimination diet? Weigh in on the food fad

Could eliminating certain foods from your diet prevent allergies, fatigue, or headaches? Some people think so.<p>A recent trend spotlighted this week by the Wall Street Journal involves people intentionally leaving out food groups from their daily diets in an effort to discover and potentially …

The Best Cooking Tricks We've Picked up Over the Years

People don't just wake up one day and know how to cook. Like any other skill, cooking is a learning process. Whether it's cooking your way through <i>Mastering the Art of French Cooking</i>, watching cooking shows on TV, or observing professionals, you slowly collect an arsenal of skills and tricks for …

Food

Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

Simple Springtime Dishes