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15 'Health Foods' That Aren't Actually That Good For You

You don't need a detox.<p>Eating healthy can often feel like torture in a country whose crowning achievement in food is the Crunchwrap Supreme.<p>To make …

Nutrition

Complete Guide to Fall Yard Care

Devoting a little extra time to cleaning up and maintaining your yard this fall will make all the difference next spring.<p>In the heat of summer, …

Gardening

Tired and low on energy? Here are some nondrug remedies.

Young, old or in-between: No one is immune to the occasional bout of low energy and weariness. In fact, fatigue is the top complaint at about 5 million doctor appointments per year, according to Kurt Kroenke, a professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and core investigator …

The new secret to losing weight? Water

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suddenly starving? Try drinking some water.<p>That recommendation isn't new -- but it suddenly got some serious evidence to back it up. A study of nearly 10,000 adults ages 18 to 64 shows that staying hydrated by drinking water and eating more water-loaded fruits and vegetables could help with …

Nutrition

18 awesome camping gear ideas you never would have thought of

IT DOESN’T MATTER if you’re pulling up to a family campsite in your car, heading out into the backcountry, or going ultra-light and long distance — …

Outdoors Gear

3 Ways to Hack Cheap International Flights

It’s pretty easy to find someone who appreciates easy ways to travel more, especially when they also help save you crazy amounts of cash on flights to top travel destinations around the globe. So naturally, as travel lovers who are fascinated by “flight hacking,” we turned to Yore Oyster founder …

7 Splendid Reasons to Have Indoor Plants In Your Home and Office

Vegetarianism has been around for a long time, finding favor with many people, including Pythagoras clear back around 580 B.C. It’s been presented as …

Nutrition

Add mulch to rescue plants from summer heat, infuse them with nutrients

With the heat of high summer approaching, it's a good idea to top up your mulch.<p>A layer of decaying plant matter over the root zone of trees, shrubs and other plants prevents water from evaporating from the soil in hot weather, said Meghan Midgley, soil scientist at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle. …

The 16 Best Summer Foods to Eat If You're Trying to Lose Weight

They're in season and delicious.<p>If you actually need to lose weight, you'd probably love a magic food that you could eat as much as you want without impacting your weight. Real talk: Anyone who claims they've discovered that is basically doling out bullshit.<p>"There is not a lot of evidence for …

26 Insanely Useful Products All Gardeners Should Own

Everything you need to get a greener thumb.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>The comments for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

#Gardening : Air Purifying House Plants

Gardening<p>The air in our homes is trapped by our walls, even if we keep the windows open at times, there is always going to a lingering toxin in our …

9 Tiny Gardens Made Magical With Fairy Doors

Crafting

The only 5 rules you need to follow if you want to lose weight

As most of us have experienced at some point in our lives, trying to shed the kilos is not as easy as it is made out to be in those diet cereal …

Fitness

21 Tricks to Lose Weight While Sitting Down

We've all heard the negative consequences of a sedentary lifestyle (and if you haven't, they include obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular …

Why You Should Weigh Yourself

I’ve stayed away from scales for most of my adult life. The reasons are many. I’m a little obsessive-compulsive, and when I weighed myself regularly in college, it led to unhealthy behaviors and every day got tossed in the good or bad bin based on where the needle fell. I also preferred to just go …

Fitness

10 benefits of a tiny garden

Gardens on a grand scale can be gorgeous, to be sure, but they are not without their drawbacks. They can be pricey to install and labor-intensive to maintain, and they need huge amounts of water to stay green. A small garden, on the other hand, can be just as charming and rewarding to spend time …

An in-flight kit you can pack at home to make any seat feel like first class

On a recent overnight flight from New York to Zurich, I had the horrifying realization my toothbrush and toothpaste were packed in the bag I had …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Flight Deal: Escape Winter This Year in Cancún for $183 Round-Trip

We get it—you're not thinking about winter getaways right now. But you'll thank us when you're jetting to Cancún or Puerto Vallarta this November.<p>There's not much more you can ask of an airline than a free meal (paired with tequila), but AeroMexico's latest deal is making it even harder to resist. …

How to eat optimally for cycling as you grow older

Your body changes over time, and so do your nutritional needs. The major age-related changes that may affect nutritional requirements include a …

The 50 Best Weight Loss Foods of All Time

Incorporating these healthy, slimming foods into your diet can help your body burn more calories, feel full for longer, and avoid weight gain.

Nutrition

66 Things to Do and See in Paris

From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most entertaining, most exquisite, and most quintessentially Parisian attractions and activities the city has to offer.<p>From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most …

9 step blueprint to creating an unrivalled outdoor party space

You know what they say: make hay while the sun shines. And since summer is around the corner, that means that everyone will want to grab as much sun …

Landscaping

The Best Protein for Runners

Runners need more protein, more often, and for more reasons than nonathletes.<p>Compared with sedentary people, runners need a lot more protein. If you run an hour most days, you need about .6 gram of protein per pound of weight (run more and your needs go up), compared with .36 gram for couch …

Nutrition

7 ways to give your summer garden a trendy makover

When people think of trends, they generally think of home decor, fashion and colors.<p>But Jonathan Pedersen, plant specialist for Monrovia, one of the nation's largest nursery growers, says garden trends are equally big thanks in part to the explosion of global social media and sharing apps.<p>We asked …

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How To Grow Citrus in Containers - Quiet Corner

For the most part, the areas where home gardeners plant the citrus trees are the same areas where citrus is grown commercially. But if space is …

DIY - Cheap Cedar Raised Beds - Quiet Corner

Cedar raised beds make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised beds can cost hundreds of …

Woodworking