Janell Meyers

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Gardening 101: Mexican Orange Blossom

Mexican Orange Blossom, Choisya ternata: “Behaved Bloomer”<p>Every garden, regardless of aesthetic and theme, needs hardworking, foundational shrubs …

You Never Thought About Using Tile Like This

Take tile outdoors to elevate a backyard, balcony and more.<p>We spend so much time focusing on the inside of our homes, that sometimes we overlook our …

A Charming Attic Apartment Full of Thrift Store Treasures

<b>Name:</b> Mona, her boyfriend and their cats Minnow and Sushi <b><br>Location:</b> Central District — Seattle, Washington <b><br>The basics:</b> 1 year, rented — 600 square …

Time to give up the pot: why it’s much better to plant in the ground

We assume earthenware vessels are easier; in fact the opposite is true<p>To newbie gardeners the world of horticulture can seem a daunting place. Between the daily slog of summer waterings, the bewildering range of fertilisers and the cost of pots, potting mix and assorted paraphernalia which can soon …

Choose the Right Size Area Rug for Your Bedroom

There’s not a room in your home that wouldn’t benefit from an area rug, but they are especially nice in the bedroom. If your room has hard floors, an …

9 things smart people won’t do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as …

20 exercises to bulletproof your joints and prevent injury

Look we get it: Some exercises just aren't sexy or showy—but neither are knee braces, slings, tweaked lower backs, or bad moods you develop because …

Gardening Tips for Attracting Birds - Garden.org

<b>Feed Birds with Native Plants</b> – Putting out bird feeders is a great way to attract birds to your yard. However, only a handful of species will …

Wisteria: Planting, pruning and how to avoid poor flowering and scale insects

Everything you need to know about these spring blooms.<p><b>Trailing up walls and fences in front or back gardens, wisteria is this season's hottest floral</b> …

Hall decoration: ideas and cost-effective sugestions

Hmmmmm. Hall decoration. What can you do that will look great, but not blow a huge portion of your entire home decor budget? There was a time when …

Plants that please the pollinators

Bees, butterflies and birds are as much a part of a garden as the plants. Pollination depends on these winged visitors, and certain plants especially …

18 Organized Bathrooms That Are Serious #Goals

If perusing ah-mazing storage solutions on Pinterest is high on your hobby list, get ready to fall in love with these clutter-free spaces. From spacious, modern arrangements to space-saving shelving ideas, we’ve gathered up 18 Insta-worthy organization gems that’ll have you ruling bathroom decor in …

Storage Ideas

Taste Beyond The Tongue

4 exercises that relieve tight hips

If you have hip discomfort, these moves might help<p>If you are like the vast majority of the population, you will spend lots of time day to day sat at …

Pain

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees

No, the list doesn't include great pay and benefits. (Shouldn't those be a given?) Great bosses go much further.<p>Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other …

Positive Thinking

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Try These 16 Pad Thai Recipes Instead of Takeout

When it comes to Asian noodle dishes, Pad Thai is a go-to for many of those who live off of takeout. But you don’t have to order in to get the same flavors at home. Whether you follow a Keto, Paleo or just a well-balanced diet, there’s an easy Pad Thai recipe that you can prepare in no time. Keep …

Healthy Eating

Ruby Tandoh’s recipe for chocolate orange marble cake

The Tandoh family lunch was rounded off by shop-bought desserts – cherry bakewells, buttery madeira or soft chocolate marble cake, here given a zesty lift with added orange<p>My family is boring, although I suspect we’d prefer to think of our boringness as a kind of respect for routine. Just as my …

Here's What 9 Insanely Healthy Women Do Every Single Morning

For most of us, healthy living includes semi-regular workouts and attempts to eat as healthy as possible. But work, family, and the occasional happy hour have a weird way of intercepting even the most stringent wellness plan. As does the snooze button, because—as you've been told time and time …

Breakfast

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on Jan. 17, 2017.</i><p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The</i> …

Happiness

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

These 11 Rules Will Change Your Life Forever

There are people on this planet who wake up every day and don’t know why.<p>It’s those who ask this question and follow through with action that live …

Self-help

How to attract hummingbirds to your garden year-round

If you have a garden, there's a good chance you delight in seeing hummingbirds flitting about. Now you can learn how to attract them — year-round — at two upcoming events.<p>The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Arcadia is hosting a "What's Happening in Gardening" lecture series. As …

Botanical Gardens

Those $69 Flights to Europe Are Coming in June

Norwegian Airlines has been teasing $69 flights to Europe from select spots in the United States for almost a full year now.<p>And while they promised …

Dogs

21 small ideas to make an immediate difference in your home

The smallest changes can make a huge difference in the home. This is good news for most of us because we really need to be clever about how we expend …

Interior Design

​Your complete beginner's guide to renovating a house

Isn’t it great that you don’t have to buy heaps and heaps of building materials to build a house from scratch? You can simply take an old existing …

10 Unmistakable Habits Of Utterly Authentic People

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To live authentically, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs. This can be a difficult thing to maintain when …

15 Tips for a Better Breakfast in 2017

Breakfast can be so many things, from a quick grab as you're running out the door to a more leisurely weekend project. Here's how to make a better …

Breakfast

31 January Recipes for a Healthy Start to the New Year

January: The notorious month of New Year’s resolution is officially here! Though you can obviously plan healthy meals for every month of the year, we’re betting that eating healthy in January tops your list of priorities. If you’re trying to eat clean this month, it can be hard to know where to …

Healthy Eating

7 Financial Habits That Make You Smarter With Your Money

Being informed financially is an essential factor for building wealth. Most of the time the wealthy maintain solid financial and money habits that …

Personal Finance