Jen Erdman

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5 Underrated Plants That Can Survive in the (Almost) Dark

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

Why This Pair of Baby "Socks" Is the Gift I Now Give to Every New Mom

A few months after my baby was born, a friend mailed me a belated gift — one she said she gives to all the new moms in her life. When I opened the box and saw a pair of tiny fleece booties, I groaned. I'd already given up trying to put my infant in socks or shoes, despite the chilly Fall weather, …

Parenting

Russian Router Malware Just Got Much Worse: What to Do

Remember that Russian router malware warning from last week? The situation is even worse than we originally thought, and a whole lot more router …

Wi-Fi

Recipe: Berry Pineapple Fruit Salad — Recipes from The Kitchn

My favorite approach to cooking — especially when it comes to potlucks, parties, and picnics — is to start with a dish that's a well-loved, familiar …

Recipes

I'm a Cruise-Phobic Luxury Travel Writer, But Now I'm Obsessed With Disney Cruises — Here's Why

Disney secrets of a luxury travel-addicted mom: I'm hooked on Disney Cruise Line with my family.<p>As a luxury travel writer, I have one of the greatest …

Bravo TV

Is your home making you unhappy? The quick fix interior tips to boost your mood

Two years ago, Victoria Harrison was unhappy; burnt out from her commute, stressed at work, not sleeping, and living on chocolate and coffee. When she looked at her friends, also successful 30-something professionals in their dream jobs, she noticed something similar.<p>“We were all tired but wired,” …

Living Rooms

Controversial antibacterial ingredient now linked to inflammation and cancer

In the early 1970s, the chemical triclosan began to appear in a multitude of products. From soaps and toothpastes to cleaning supplies and …

Medical Research

Want to Get Rich? Ten 1-Sentence Personal Finance Rules Anyone Can Follow to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

Sometimes the best advice on personal finance comes in 1-sentence bites.<p>Every month I get a number of advance copies of personal finance books.<p>Each includes tens of thousands of words that promise and occasionally deliver something new, even though wealth building, like losing weight, can be summed …

Personal Finance

I Used a Derma-Roller on My Body to See If It Would Actually Heal Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are a part of life—that I've accepted. And now that some brands have decided to stop Photoshopping them out of their ad campaigns and …

Skin Care

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Home Improvement

15 Stylish Houseplants That Actually Thrive In Low Light

Hard to kill, easy on the eyes.<p>(Be cautious if you have pets, though — some of these can be toxic.)

Three Major Muscles to Always Keep Loose

Whether you’re training for a marathon, triathlon, or bodybuilding event, you want your body to function at its very best. In order to get there we …

Yoga

The Truth About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, a potentially debilitating syndrome marked by chronic body-wide pain and fatigue, has long been hard to diagnose and treat.<p>For years, …

Ask Amy: Family opts out of destination wedding

<i>Dear Amy: I am getting married soon. We chose a destination wedding.</i><p><i>I asked my family and friends in advance of inviting them, and the responses ranged from “Yes!” to “maybe,” to “no.” I understand not everyone can afford the time or money to get away for a week’s vacation and destination</i> …

Relationships

Delicious Side Dishes That’ll Steal the Show at Your Next Potluck

Guaranteed to please.<p>When it comes to any potluck, the side dishes can make all the difference between a ho-hum supper and a real crowd-pleasing …

Cooking

Cinco de Mayo: Tequila is Good for Your Bones, According to Science

Bye, milk.<p>There are many reasons to drink tequila. It’s a liquor with a storied history and its very molecular makeup offers key insights in the …

I Tried This At-Home Metabolism Test, and My Results Completely Surprised Me

I originally heard about EverlyWell on an episode of <b>Shark Tank</b>, and I was fascinated by the idea of being able to learn more about my health from home. However, I was definitely skeptical of how much easier and convenient this DIY lab kit claimed to be compared to a traditional doctor's visit. So …

Wellness

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

Come Home to These Slow Cooker Chicken Parm Meatballs

Want the cheesy, tomato-y goodness of chicken Parmesan without all the breading and frying? With the help of ground chicken and the slow cooker, you …

Here’s yet another good reason to never use Internet Explorer

If you or any of your loved ones are still using Internet Explorer — and yes, I do mean true IE, not Microsoft Edge — then you probably already …

10 Easy Pieces: Stone Deck Tiles

With stone deck tiles, installing a floor outdoors can be as easy as snapping together Lego pieces. Many natural stone tiles are mounted on plastic …

Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Much mystery surrounds the physiological processes by which humans age, but scientists are learning more all the time. With this knowledge come new …

Medical Research

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies | America's Test Kitchen

Technique<p>Measure It Right<p>Even a tablespoon too much or too little flour can have an impact on cookies. Here's how to measure accurately.<p><b>PREFERRED:</b> …

A 36-year-old who learned to invest like Warren Buffett explains Buffett's No. 1 rule

When Danielle Town found herself burnt out and even starting to get sick from her work as a corporate attorney, she knew she didn't want to keep …

Investing

The Super-Versatile Spring Jacket That's a Genuine Style Icon

Wait, you don't have a Baracuta G9 yet?<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>A brief list of the men who have worn the Baracuta G9 jacket over the years: Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, …

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

The One Word That Changes How Kids Eat

We are stuck in a cultural war with our kids and we're losing. The more we try to get kids to eat veggies the less they want to eat them. I call this …

Paul Ryan explains why he decided to retire

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday he decided not to run for re-election so he could spend more time with his three children.<p>"If I am here for …

What is vitamin B12 and what are the symptoms of a deficiency?

Our bodies are remarkably adept at absorbing, storing and using vitamins and minerals. But sometimes our diet and lifestyle can make it more difficult to get enough of certain nutrients – which is where deficiency comes in.<p>Lack of sunlight can lead to a deficiency in vitamin D, for example, which …

5 Ways to Know Whether Your Child Should Still Be Using a Booster Seat

Kids—and often their parents—are eager to reach the next growth milestone. But don’t rush your children through the progression of car seats or you …