Brenda Gainey

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10 Landscaping Plants You (Probably) Can’t Kill

If you’re looking to add some color and life to your yard, but have a history of killing every plant that you put into the ground, keep reading. Here …

Trend Alert: The New Mobile Pendant Light, 12 Examples

Babies aren’t the only ones mesmerized by mobiles. Of late we’ve been admiring sculptural pendant lights that take inspiration from Calder—and in …

3-Ingredient Natural Weed Killer That Really Works

Even if you're not a savvy environmentalist, you probably know that contaminating your yard with nasty chemicals isn't a good idea, especially if you have kids, pets, or an edible garden nearby. Here's an easy-to-make weed killer that won't hurt the earth but will stop the weeds from growing. All …

Unique blood and microbiome profiles pave way for test for chronic fatigue syndrome

In the world of medicine there are still many biological mysteries yet to be solved. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is one of those big unsolved …

You're Wrong About Evolution: This 6-Minute Video Explains How It Really Works

"We're not monkeys. We're fish."<p>If you're a vocal science lover, there's one question we're pretty sure you've been asked at least once: "If we …

10 Emotions That Can be Unintentionally Inherited by Children | The Exhausted Woman

Amy’s anxiety was through the roof. She couldn’t remember the last time she felt at peace. Her mind raced obsessively with thoughts of worst possible …

How Adaptogens Could Help Restore Balance In Your Body

Adaptogens are non-toxic herbs and mushrooms which increase our resistance to stress by restoring balance in the body in myriad ways. Think of them …

This Song Will Instantly Lower Your Stress Level By 65 Percent

It’s well-known that the right playlist can help you focus, sleep, and even make you happier in less than 30 seconds, but now, thanks to a team of …

No Lie: These 7 Indoor Plants for Low-Light Actually Thrive in Darkness

<b>Not everyone has the luxury of living in a space that basks in natural light. When I first visited my East Village apartment, for instance, it was a</b> …

Houseplants

The neuroscience of change: How to train your brain to create better habits

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” — Samuel Johnson<p>A lot of our daily actions are automatic. Your …

Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?

The Voorhes<p>Science<p>Is there any truth to anti-aging schemes?<p>On a Thursday evening in late January, the faithful gather. They trickle into the Church of Perpetual Life, about an hour’s drive north of Miami, until a throng of around 100 people cram around tables lining the first-floor hall of this …

12 foods nutritionists eat every day to maintain their weight

You already know that the key to maintaining your weight is avoiding sweets, crab cakes, and bellinis, but there's an incredible amount of diversity …

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Narcissistic Parents And PTSD

If you were raised by a narcissistic parent it is likely that your early life will have been marked by extreme unpredictability. You will not have …

You’d Never Guess This Chickpea Cookie Dough Is Healthy

Where has this 'bean' all our lives?<p>We’ve heard about dessert hummus and edible, egg-free cookie dough. And thanks to one blogger, these two examples …

21 signs you're a narcissist

You're more likely to find a narcissist in the C-suite than on the street, research suggests.<p>That's because the traits that make narcissists so …

I Try Hundreds of Skincare Products a Month—These Are 19 I Always Recommend

With great power comes great responsibility, right? So while it's a veritable dream come true to get sent every new skincare product launch (I'm like …

Skin Care

20 Literally Genius Dryer Sheet Hacks You'll Actually Want To Try

Clean deodorant stains, stop your shoes squeaking, and get the static out of your hair.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• 15 Damn-Near Brilliant Hacks Using Cotton Balls<p>• 16 Clever Things To Do With All Those Empty Jars You've Been Hanging Onto<p>• 16 Ways To Upcycle The Stuff In Your Junk Drawer You Thought You Didn't Need

Frugal Living

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can understand …

Read This and You'll Always Want to Keep a Can of Chickpeas in Your Pantry

Yes, there is hummus. And chocolate hummus. But did you know a wallet-friendly can of chickpeas can do a whole lot more than collapse into a swirl of …

Food

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?

<b>Q. Is it possible to remove plaques in your aorta or reduce their size through changes in diet or lifestyle?</b><p><b>A.</b> Yes, lifestyle changes, including diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise, can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques. They can also help to stabilize them so that …

World War II

Bad News for Kissers: Mono Virus is Actually Linked to 7 Other Diseases

Celibacy's looking pretty great right now.<p>Getting mono is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it means you have someone to kiss, or at least swap …

6 Mushrooms That Act as Turbo-Shots for Your Immune System

Does the thought of medicinal mushrooms scare you off? Take a deep breath and stay with us. Yes, we’re going to tell you to put mushrooms in your …

This 39-Year-Old Saves 75% of Every Paycheck and Is Almost Ready to Retire. Here’s How She Does It

'The numbers don't lie.'<p>Just five years ago, Bianca DiValerio was struggling through a divorce and the last of three short sales that nearly wiped …

Joanna Gaines Thinks We're Designing Our Laundry Rooms All Wrong

From using this uncommon shade of blue paint to making room for some more fake flowers in your life, Joanna Gaines has never let us down with her …

The Best Trader Joe's Products Of All Time

If you've got a Trader Joe's in your neighborhood, chances are it's your go-to supermarket. It's cheap, convenient, and the snacks are unbeatable. It …

Trader Joe's

4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful as Drugs

Most supplements don't really work, or at least haven't been proven to work.<p>However, there are some exceptions to this.<p>In fact, a few supplements are</i> …

7 Sandwich Secrets We’re Stealing from Chefs (Thanks, Chefs)

The perfection of some sandwiches lies in their simplicity (say, a ham and cheese with nothing but the highest quality ham, cheese, and don’t forget …

5 Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie Recipes You Should Try To Lose 5 Pounds Fast

Maybe you don’t always want to sit down to a cooked meal — especially at breakfast time when you’re already rushing around and trying to get out the …

Healthy Eating