Valerie Gerdes

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Want to Try the Whole30 Diet? Here's Everything You Can and Cannot Eat

With so many diets out there today, it can be overwhelming choosing the right nutrition regimen for yourself. If you're not sure which one to go with, the Whole30 plan might be a good place to start since it's only a 30-day commitment. The goal of the Whole30 diet is to eliminate certain food …

Nutrition

This Easy Hair Hack Will Take Your Ponytail to the Next Level

Kristin Ess, the genius behind Lucy Hale's gorgeous hair, will never cease to amaze me. Not only are her creations to die for, but they also are fairly easy to re-create in the comfort of our own homes. Recently, she started sharing quick tutorials on her Instagram page, and one of them …

25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)

Google Forms is one of my favorite classroom tools. But here's the deal - most teachers aren't taking full advantage of what Google Forms has to …

The Best Ketogenic Bread Recipes on the Internet

Yeah, it’s pretty awesome you can eat all the meat and cheese you want on the keto diet, but we’re not going to pretend we don’t miss the heck out of …

Breakfast

Here Are 10 Sulfate-Free Shampoos That Won't Strip Your Hair

By now, we’re accustomed to seeing shampoo and body wash—even hand soap—labeled as being “sulfate-free.” In fact, the term sulfate-free has become …

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions

Love is more than a feeling; it's a choice.<p>Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of …

Relationships

5 of the Best Make-and-Take Thanksgiving Sides

Growing up, nearly all Thanksgiving dinners were spent at my grandma's house, and in classic potluck style; everyone brought the sides and desserts …

Tom Petty's final interview: There was supposed to have been so much more

This is not the Tom Petty story that I intended to write.<p>Though I was more than thrilled to catch up with Petty, whom I had interviewed before, I had no clue that this would turn out to be the last, for me and for him — that he would die just a few days later after going into cardiac arrest at age …

Music

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7 Perennials That Will Bloom Multiple Times This Summer

With a little extra care, these flowers will bloom two times or more.<p>We put up with perennials — and their fleeting blooms — because we love the way they reappear, year after year. But with a bit of extra effort — namely, judicious pruning — the perennials here will offer a repeat performance. (If …

You've got to try these 26 Colorado eateries featured on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

DENVER -- If you're a fan of Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" you know that from time to time a Colorado restaurant will pop up, but did …

Colorado Springs

The Best Dry Shampoo for Every Hair Type

From curly to extra greasy.<p>The dry shampoo category has exploded over the past few years. And while having a million options isn't a bad thing, it's <i>decidedly</i> overwhelming. But when you use as much of the style-prolonging stuff has we do, editing down the perfect one is must. After all, you want a …

Hair

Colonel Sanders' top secret original KFC recipe 'found in a scrapbook belonging to his nephew'

• <b>The 11 spices secret has been carefully guarded since the 1940s</b>• <b><br>The company claims no one has been successful in cracking the secret recipe</b>• <b><br>Joe</b> …

6 Yoga Poses You Can Do In Bed Before Sleeping For Better Health

Sometimes, it’s hard to unwind after a long day, and it can be difficult to fall asleep even when you are exhausted. Fortunately, there are many ways …

4 Simple Habits That Earn You Instant Respect at Work

If you make a commitment, honor it.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.</i><p><b>Answer by John L. Miller, Software Engineer/Architect who</b> …

Quora

7 Genius Products to Keep You Organized While Traveling

1<p>Travelon Lightweight Packing Organizers<p>Never lose socks or undergarments inside your big suitcase again. Separate your clothes and accessories by …

Shopping

How to Grow an Avocado Tree: Guac 'n' Roll

Chances are good you already have some experience with how to grow an avocado. It’s easy and fun to coax the large, hard stone at the center of this …

How to Make LBJ's Barbecued Chicken

LBJ and his wife Lady Bird made full use of "barbeque diplomacy" while in the White House, and with this recipe it's no wonder he was so</b> …

Slow Cooker Beer Cheese Soup

Connect with Us<p>Slow Cooker Beer Cheese Soup<p>When it comes to dinner, it really doesn’t get better than a comforting and hearty dish that comes …

10 Books Our Editors Won’t Shut Up About

Because we’re all book nerds at heart<p>Though we're all pretty much self-proclaimed book nerds around these parts, sitting down to read a novel after spending ten or twelve hours editing and writing articles isn't always our go-to. After all, there's only so much our eyeballs can take before they …

Books