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Fix your posture, look leaner? Yes, it's true: 3 exercises to get you there

<i>Sit up straight!</i><p>How many times did you hear that command as a child? Turns out, mom was right: Good posture <i>is</i> important.<p>If you spend most of your day hunched over a desk, then over time, your body and spine will likely become stuck in that “C” shape. Your back will become rounded and your shoulders …

How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

If you've ever looked around your apartment kitchen and wished for a more homey feel, then consider planting yourself a verdant herb garden—right on your countertop. "They provide you a sense of responsibility," says Dimitri Gatanas, owner of the Urban Garden Center in Manhattan. "It's like you …

9 Lovely Plants That Can Stand Up to Drought


13 Tips For Landscaping On A Budget

Landscaping can be pricey, but there are ways to lessen the expense if you exert a bit of extra effort and some ingenuity. Here are our favorite ways …


Grow the Herbs

At the moment, on an illegal fire-escape garden and an even more illegal rooftop garden, I’m growing chile peppers, strawberries, Swiss chard, figs, …

10 Mistakes You Make Buying Plants

Before you hit up the nursery, take note.<p>Nursery owner Flora Grubb offers words of advice for your next garden center visit.

13 Plants That Give You Bang for Your Buck

These are the hardy and inexpensive annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees your garden needs.<p>We polled garden experts for their hardy and inexpensive annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees.