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The Absolute Best Way to Cook Zucchini Noodles

Congrats! You've successfully made zoodles in a spiralizer. Now, onto the important question: how do you actually cook them? Unlike pasta, you fortunately don't need to wait around for a pot of water to boil. Instead, you treat the veggie "noodles" as vegetables you'd normally sauté on the stovetop.<p>…

Food

21 Healthy Ways to Put Your Slow Cooker to Work Every Day This Summer

If you actually want to take advantage of all those Summer relaxation vibes, don't put your slow cooker away. You can use it to get healthier by cooking meals without spending hot and humid days over a stove or grill.<p>Slow cookers aren't just great for Winter comfort foods like stews and soups. They …

Interact Quiz Builder Review

<i>I received free access to the aforementioned software to write an Interact Quiz Builder review. I have used the platform and all opinions are my own.</i> …

28 Tubular '80s Movies You Need To Watch With Your Kids, Tweens, And Teens

The '80s were all about young men discovering otherworldly entities.<p><i>🚨 Important Note: Ratings were way different 30+ years ago, so we recommend checking out the Parents Guide link in each description for more information. 🚨</i>

24 Healthyish Meat-Free Comfort Foods That'll Make You Say "Whoa"

You won't miss the meat.

29 Asian Noodle Recipes You'll Want to Slurp Up Immediately

You’ll find about a bajillion (only a slight exaggeration) recipes for pasta on Greatist, but today we’re shifting our noodle love to another …

These Hawaiian Recipes Will Give Your Kitchen Major Island Vibes

Think of Hawaii, and foods like juicy pineapple, tender pork, and sweet coconut likely come to mind. While a ticket to the Aloha State may not be in the cards today, those tasty ingredients are sitting in your nearest grocery store, ready to be cooked into simple yet scrumptious meals and desserts …

4 Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie Recipes You Should Make This Week For A Flat Stomach

We love making smoothies! They’re a great way to get protein, fiber and anti-inflammatory benefits in one pretty glass – all things you want to keep …

Healthy Eating

How to avoid the 'midlife slump' and make your 40s a much happier decade

After struggling to understand myself in my 20s and to establish myself in my 30s, I finally hit my stride in my 40s. My health was vibrant and I had a successful career in journalism, plenty of money, wonderful friends and a loving, stable relationship.<p>It was the unhappiest decade of my life.<p>Today …

Middle Age

50 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You to Get Out There and Get It Done

Nobody is immune to challenging times and sometimes all it takes are some words of encouragement from others. These will help get you going again.<p>Do you feel as if you are putting in enough work toward achieving your hopes, goals, and dreams? If your answer is no, there is absolutely no need to …

These 15 Weightlifting Workouts Are Exactly What You Need to Shed Fat and Get Strong

Weightlifting on the regular burns fat, speeds up your metabolism, and gets you super strong. It almost sounds too good to be true, but it's not! All you have to do is put in the hard work. We rounded up some of our favorite weightlifting workouts, and whether you're a beginner or an expert, …

Fantastic Podcasts for New Bloggers

I’m a huge fan of podcasts. I listen to them while traveling to and from work, at the gym and while I’m grocery shopping. Podcasts are a great way to …

Start Teaching Your Kids Life Skills at an Early Age

Decision-Making Skills<p>Life skills are valuable lessons kids will use throughout their lifetime. But most kids don't learn how to handle real-world …

We Might Be Inadvertently Hurting Our Kids By Doing This

“Stop throwing rocks,” my husband and I yelled to our son. We were on vacation, at a mountain lake. His brother was fishing. He got bored holding a …

25 Skills LinkedIn Says Are Most Likely to Get You Hired in 2018 — and the Online Courses to Get Them

All online courses are affordable and will make your resume a standout.<p>With the introduction of far-reaching and robust technology, the job market …

How to Plant a Simple Herb Garden for Beginners

I always look forward to spring and gardening season. It’s so nice to see the drab grey and brown of winter turn into the bright green of spring. In …

Looking To Heal Your Gut & Avoid Inflammation? Avoid These 11 Foods

<i>Dr. Steven Gundry made waves in 2017 when he released</i> The Plant Paradox<i>, a book that made the assertion that some of the health world’s favorite</i> …

Over 21 Awesome Gifts for Law Students & Law School Grads

Law students can be a persnickety bunch. They are often perfectionists and type A personalities who work way too much and take very little time to …

Coffeemakers

Exactly How I Went From Running a 12-Minute Mile to a 7-Minute Mile

It's confession time. I've always been afraid of running. I absolutely dreaded it in high school and whenever it was mile day, I found a way to get "sick" so I could skip PE class. If I tried a little in my mile times, I could finish it in 10 to 11 minutes, but most of the time, I was averaging 12 …

This Scandinavian diet created by a Danish CEO and dietitian has been hailed as 'the simplest diet in the world'

When it comes to health and well-being, simplicity is key. If something can fit into your daily routine and not feel like too much of a chore, you're probably more likely to stick to it.<p>Suzy Wengel, a Danish dietitian who's the CEO of a biotech company, believes she has the answer to weight loss …

Weight Loss

Barbecue Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

<i>These Barbecue Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are the perfect plant-based entree to serve on game day or at a party. Hearty and satisfying with a BBQ</i> …

Food

These 9 Plants Will Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t easy. Between late-night distractions, those weird-but-persistent anxieties, and mattresses that are less than top-of-the-line, sleep is sometimes more elusive than we’d like. But good news: There’s a simple fix that can make your bedroom more beautiful and more</i> …

20 Things I would Tell my Younger Self

It’s that time of year again. My birthday. This is a big one – the big 4-0! I’ve never been a fan of birthdays and this one is a particularly big one …

How to Bounce Back After Hitting Rock Bottom In Your Career, According to Walt Disney and Steve Jobs

These three lessons from those who have been there can show you the best way out.<p>Like most people, I relish the feel-good stories of successful people who overcame setbacks to make it to the top. But what about when you have a complete career breakdown? I mean a time when you hit rock bottom and …

Are you falling for these 5 common blogging misconceptions?

It’s been around two years since I first started The Professional Mom Project. Prior to starting the blog I read all kinds of “how to start a blog” …

Why is it so Difficult to Put Myself First?

If you read the title and said nope not me – I have no trouble putting myself first, please let me know your secret! However, if you’re like many of …

Parenting

33 Sephora employees reveal the one product you should buy

With its many gleaming rows of beauty products, Sephora is a makeup lover's heaven. But it can also be a nightmare — with so many options, it's hard to know what's really worth spending money on.<p>To narrow down the beauty chain's must-have products, INSIDER asked store employees, as well as Sephora …

Makeup

9 of the Best Career Websites for Women

As the title of my blog implies, I am a working mom. As a professional mom, I work at a large law school in Canada and run a variety of co-curricular …

Pinterest for Beginners: A Quick Tutorial

If you’re reading this post, my guess is that you’ve heard of Pinterest but you’re not quite sure exactly what it is and how it works. Well then …

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …