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11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

Let Thai Inspired Meals Carry You Through the Week

Eating Thai food excited my palate in a way few other cuisines can. Something about that contradictory, yet harmonious, blend of disparate flavors makes my my mouth alight. Thai cuisine, in general, orbits around a cast of ingredients: garlic, galangal, cilantro, and lemon grass provide depth and …

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Mastering the Elusive Macaron

How to make the world's perfect cookie.<p>There’s the coconut-based macaroon, wet and miserably dense. And then there’s the ambrosial French <i>macaron</i> — …

11 Exercises To Relieve Lower Back Pain

If lower back pain is a constant annoyance in your life, you might be wary of working out in fear of making it worse—and understandably so. However, …

Workouts

9 astonishing houseplants that clean the air like a boss

Air pollution in the India has become a major crisis which has reached its optimum level. If this serious situation is avoided more then it will be …

Make a Delicious, Creamy Frosting Out of Chocolate and Sweet Potatoes

“Vegetable frosting” may not sound wildly appealing, but sweet potato puree actually makes a perfect base for a rich, decadent, chocolate frosting.<p>To …

Dessert

10 Must-Try Restaurants in Quebec City

Discover the vibrant restaurant scene in Quebec City with travel writer and frequent National Geographic contributor Annie Fitzsimmons.<p>You wouldn’t have wanted to be my dining companion in <b>Quebec City</b>. I was completely inappropriate, struggling to stop chocolate from dribbling out of a crepe or …

The Science Behind Baking the Most Delicious Cookie Ever

<i>This post originally appeared on Time and Ozy.com.</i><p>You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a chocolate chip cookie …

Dessert

Three Days in Quebec City

Here's how to plan the perfect long weekend in this historic Canadian destination.<p>Winters in Canada can be strong, so Quebecers are among the first to hit the streets in the spring to dance in the sunshine at festivals and relax on café patios. Join them and it won’t be long before you too develop …

Our Ultimate Guide to Online Shopping: 101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor

Oh, the joys of online home decor shopping. Not only can you find great deals on all kinds of housewares, you can do it all in your pajamas and from …

How-To's

Top Packing Tips For Middle-Aged Women Travelers

In 14 years of traveling together we have developed some useful packing tips for female Baby Boomers. Our tips are for women who like comfortable, attractive clothes and shoes not purchased solely for travel.<p>We rarely buy clothes without thinking if they will be useful for the types of travel we …

Clothing

Diabetes: can you really eat to beat it?

Converts to the bestselling blood sugar diet say you can. When one type 2 diabetic tried it, he reversed his condition. Four years on, is he still cured?<p>Just over four years ago, my GP gave me unwelcome news: I had type 2 diabetes. I was shocked. I didn’t match the stereotypical patient profile of …

Diabetes

Avoid These Common Mistakes and Your Carrot Cake Will Be Gold

Make a perfect, moist carrot cake at home by avoiding these common mistakes—and by following this recipe.<p>Bursting with vitamin-packed carrots and slathered with a dairy-rich cream cheese frosting, carrot cake is essentially the world's most delicious health food. Okay, we're lying to you and …

Dessert

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

4 All-Natural Pimple Remedies That Really Work—and 4 That Don't

<b>The Ones That Work</b><p><b>First Place: Tea Tree Oil</b><p>All three dermatologists we spoke to for this story put tea tree oil at the top of their list for zit …

Crock Pot 101: Build Your Own Crock Pot Recipes

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Love your crock-pot but stuck in a rut with the same old recipes? It’s time to create your own. This post …

Cooking

Can You Eat Your Back Pain Away?

A new book offers dietary solutions to the pain we all seem to have.<p>Anyone who works at a desk job knows back pain is inevitable. Sitting for long periods of time strains our shoulders, backs, and necks, and while standing and treadmill desks or yoga ball chairs have become popular solutions, it …

Pain

Get Organized for the IRS

A simple filing system can help you get the most from filing your taxes.<p>Around the first week of April, kitchen tables nationwide are taken out of …

How to Clean a Keurig

<i>This post originally appeared on PureWow</i><p>Colombian…French roast…Sumatran…hot chocolate…You’ll run just about anything through your beloved Keurig. But …

Coffee

Organ Needles - Titanium Sharp 80/12

• <b>Long Lasting:</b> The titanium coating allows for less friction on your needle, which prevents dulling of the tip and wear on the needle. This means you …

What Dreams Mean

Dr. Carder Stout came late to the world of psychotherapy: After working for Warner Brothers and then branching out to do his own thing in the film …

Spirituality

Fall Survival Guide 101: How to Wash Your Sweaters at Home

Once the temperatures dip, fall brings many things: changes in leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and our favorite ... sweater weather. There is …

Fish

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Alternative Medicine

How To Use Your Pee For The Planet

Discover the incredible benefit of this free resource.<p>Depending on which gardening circles you hang with, the concept of urine in the garden may …

Space

Create Small Fruit Trees with This Pruning Method - Organic Gardening

Many fruit trees — including semidwarf varieties — can easily grow to 15 feet and taller. Anyone who has tried to manage one of these large trees in …

Foam Roll Roll it Out

Whether you're an athlete, weekend warrior, or a sedentary individual, your muscles accrue very uncomfortable adhesions which might be causing your lower back pain and other joint pains. According to Beverly Hills-based orthopedic physician Dr Raj, "The body is surrounded by layers and layers of …

Pain