Jo Ann Thomas

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You Can See This Gorgeous Stretch of Pacific Coast by Train for Under $100

Don't let driving detract from these views.<p>Traveling California's Pacific Coast Highway by convertible is on lots of people's bucket lists, but there's a more relaxing (traffic-free!) way to get the same views.<p>In fact, Amtrak claims the only vantage point that rivals its Pacific Surfliner route is …

12 Smoothie Recipe Ideas

Food Network Magazine whips up 12 delicious smoothies, from sweet chocolate chip cookie to cooling cucumber.<p>Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie<p>Blend 2 cups …

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

Mango Fool Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Recipes for mango fool usually involve pureeing the fruit, however, this one leaves the cut pieces whole, so there is a nice texture to the dish. My Burmese friend (the recipe is her mother's) also pointed out that cooking mangoes first is a good way to make them last longer, …

Crock Pot Chicken Breasts in Creamy Creole Sauce

These crock pot chicken breasts get their flavor from Creole seasonings and a creamy sauce. Onions, bell pepper, and celery get together with bacon …

Yogurt Cornbread

This is a delicious sweetened cornbread made with yogurt instead of the classic buttermilk. Melted butter and maple syrup or honey add flavor to the …

What are the risks of buying a short sale or foreclosure?

<i>I’m looking to buy a new home, and I’ve noticed that there are a couple of “short sale” and foreclosed homes in the area where I’m interested in</i> …

Real Estate

Taste Beyond The Tongue

19 Three-Ingredient Lunches So Easy You Can Bring Them to Work

How many times have you vowed to pack lunch more often, but ended up falling off the wagon and going back to …

This Low-Carb Spin on Potato Salad Isn't Made With Potatoes

If you're trying to cut down on carbs and calories, but you're obsessed with potato salad, this 138-calorie recipe is a must make. Instead of potatoes, this creamy dish is made with steamed cauliflower — seriously, is there anything this veggie can't do?!<p>Instead of mayo, this "potato" salad is made …

The Fat Lady Is Singing... What To Do About It

<b>Overview</b><p>We live in a credit driven economy. Most know this to be the case. Individuals and corporations borrow money from banks for homes, cars, real …

9 Camping Kitchens for Luxurious Outdoor Meal Prep

Set the table! Dinner is served in no time!<p>Cooking at home is fun because we know exactly where everything is, and we have the counter space to spread out. But with one of <i>these</i> camping kitchens, you have portable counter space to work with, and can keep your pots, pans, utensils, spices, and …

These 19 Recipes Would Be Whole30-Approved, If Desserts Were Whole30-Approved

Don't call the Whole30 police! We know what you're going to say. Desserts on a Whole30 diet are not allowed, even if they're made with Whole30-approved ingredients. It kind of defeats the purpose of eating simple, clean, whole foods. Eating baked goods can be a real trigger for people and might …

Healthy Eating

How to Meal Prep for a Whole Week in One Afternoon

Taking an afternoon to make meal preparations for the upcoming week can save you a lot of time and help you make healthier eating choices. By setting …

10 Great Gadgets For Your Next Road Trip

Although your eyes are on the road, that doesn't mean gadgets can't turn a good road trip into a great one.<p>Road trip season is finally here, and it's time to get your car ready. You'll want to make sure your car's tuned up of course, but there's also plenty of other non-essential upgrades that can …

Sponsor: Is 2014 The Year of No More Touchscreen Fingerprints? It’s up to you…

2014 is your year! It is also the year of the Mobile Cloth Z5. A redesigned, refined, colorized MC that is getting praise around the world! Whether you are a newbie tablet user or an old veteran you know how quickly your beautiful high def touch displays get very low def due to fingerprints and …

Cleaning

'Holiday travel nightmare': Winter storm, tornadoes could spell Christmas misery

Bands of dangerous ice in the Northeast and the Midwest. The risk of a rare December tornado across parts of the South. And for the East Coast, temperatures that are more "Mele Kalikimaka" than "White Christmas."<p>It's a strange forecast for the last travel weekend before the holiday — and, for …