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Use Them or Lose Them: The Plants in your Spice Cabinet

Of all the plants at your home, indoors or out, perhaps the most neglected are the powdered, chopped, bottled, and stoppered plants collectively …

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

8 Household Items Everyone Forgets To Clean—And How To Tackle Them

These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.<p>These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.

How to Build a Thriving Business: 6 Things Entrepreneurs Do (That Most Other People Don't)

When John Rampton was 10 years old, he was bit by the entrepreneurial bug. With a $100 loan from his mom, he stocked up on candy from his local Costco and then set up shop in his local neighborhood. "I could buy something for 10 cents and then sell it for 50 cents," he says of his first …

3 dietary lifestyles up close: Paleo, veganism and Slow Food movement

I wasn't sure what to bring to the dinner party. My hosts were not only gluten-free, they were also on the Paleolithic diet. Based on the premise that people are healthiest when they follow a diet that early humans evolved to eat, the "Paleo" diet consists of foods similar to what might have been …

Side Dishes

This Startup Makes Hiring a Cleaner As Easy As Ordering Delivery

<i>Editor's Note: Homejoy announced</i> <i>it will cease operations and close its doors as of</i> <i>July 31, 2015. While we were big fans of Homejoy, Handy is similar</i> …

A 'Sizable Decrease' In Those Passing The GED

One year after the launch of a major overhaul of the GED exam — the first since 2002 — the high school equivalency program has seen a sharp drop in the number of people who took and passed the test, according to local and state educators and the organization that runs it. In addition, at least 16 …

High School

When the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Why Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Still Beat Dietary Supplements

Much of the marketing that is used to sell dietary supplements comes from the logic that if something has a favorable effect on your health, then it's base components must be the reason behind it all. Say for example, scientists and doctors notice that green and yellow vegetables help decrease your …

10 Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Life in 2015

There is no greater an energy sucker in life than negativity. Whether it is your own negative attitude, spending time around negative people or being stuck in a negative situation, life quality is greatly decreased by negativity. To experience negative times is normal but to be imbued with negative …

The Garden Bags

The garden in the bag is an idea to cultivate an orchard of over 30 plants in a small space and save water. You can find a place on the terrace of an …

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Green Design

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Top 12 Garden Seed Catalogs - 2018

One of the hardest decisions a new gardener must make is where to buy their garden seeds and supplies. Here at The Garden Glove, we have several …

Gardening

Is there a 'proper' way to use a 3-bin composting system?

We've been using a dinky little tumblr compost bin for a couple of years, but after we moved into our new house with a lot more land (and now, yard …

Surprising health benefits of sauerkraut

Do you consider sauerkraut a health food? Maybe you should.<p>Growing up, sauerkraut came out of a can and was used solely as a hot dog topping. During …

Chipotle Will Bribe Everyone To Try Their Braised Tofu

“I don’t like tofu, and you can’t make me eat it!” Americans and Canadians have said to Chipotle, ignoring the tofu that the chain introduced last …

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Chipotle is giving away free food. Here's how to get it.

Chipotle wants to give you free food. And all you have to do to get it is to eat more Chipotle.<p>Well, it's almost that easy.<p>You have to eat tofu at Chipotle. If you can eat a burrito, salad, taco or burrito bowl full of Sofritas, Chipotle's vegan protein, then you can have your free food.<p>Customers …

Spices

5 Fun and (Almost) Free Things to Do

It's already the second week of January. How are those resolutions working for you? I made it three days without chocolate, so I'm golden for the rest of the month.<p>If you're still in the "New Year, New You" mood, here are some hints for five fun, inexpensive activities to do that will improve your …

Kids

How to get rid of weeds forever

Harness the magic of mulch in the fight against weeds.<p>The line between having few weeds and being overwhelmed with them is remarkably fine – and I want to help you stay on the right side of it. In a garden with few weeds, you can maintain beds and borders easily and quickly, with a little-and-often …

Building a Small Greenhouse

Do you dream of having your very own dedicated space for growing flowers, plants, and even your own food year-round?. If you think a greenhouse is …

How to Claim the Retirement Saver's Tax Credit

<i>Dear Savvy Senior,</i><p>A coworker was recently telling me about a tax credit she got last year for simply contributing to our company's 401(k) plan. What can you tell me about this, and who's eligible?<p>--Over 55<p><i>Dear Over,</i><p>It's called the "retirement saver's tax credit," and it's a frequently overlooked …

Retirement

Weavers Turn Silk Into Diabetes Test Strips

It's a new way to do silk screening, that's for sure.<p>Bangalore-based Achira Labs has figured out a way to hand weave diabetes test strips from silk. That sounds pretty luxurious compared to the standard materials of plastic or paper. But silk turns out to have several advantages in a country like …

Diabetes

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

How I Let Go of Dieting and Lost Weight

I started my first diet as a teenager in the 70s. This was before word got out that diets don't work. It was also before we got the warning on sunbathing, so every sunny weekend, my friends and I took our starving little bodies to the beach, slathered on baby oil and waited till it was time to eat …

10 Clever And Surprisingly Effective Uses For Baking Soda

This versatile kitchen staple can be used for much more than just baking cakes.<p>By Jade Copple

Three Types of People That Will Make You Happier

Does life ever sometimes seem like one big long to-do list?<p>With too much to do and not enough time to do it, life can easily become a grind. We often think that an easier life would be a happier life, but in many cases that's not so. Once you get beyond food and shelter, humans have two fundamental …

Your Car Was Damaged While In The Shop. Who Pays?

You bring your car to a dealer for repair and when you pick it up it has a dent in it. The manager tells you to file a claim with your insurance …

How to Make Your Willpower Stronger -- According to Science

The holiday season is over, so it's time to get serious about your New Year's resolutions. But those fine intentions are only as good as your …

Psychology