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The Muffins Julia Roberts Makes For Breakfast

These baked treats definitely don't taste like health food. Plus, three more favorite recipes from celebrities.

28 Best Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss

If you're sipping on a smoothie in the morning to lose weight, don't just throw a million healthy ingredients into the blender and hope for the best! It needs to follow this formula for weight loss. You can stray from the formula a little, but aim to keep it between 300 and 400 calories, and it …

Healthy Eating

Things to do in Lisbon: how to spend a weekend in Portugal's capital ​

ES Lifestyle Newsletter<p>Lisbon is the perfect port city. Set at Europe’s watery western fringes, it’s briny, a little brash and entirely sure of its …

European Travel

20 Home Decor Cheat Sheets That Will Have You Decorate Like a Pro

Decorating your home can sometimes become a daunting task because you can get lost in measurements, styles and other decor choices. Then you can …

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

1. Deb Roy: The Birth Of A Word<p>To determine how incoherent babble becomes, “My dad rules,” Deb Roy <i>Big Brother</i>-ed his house and analyzed 90,000 hours …

4 Fast and Fresh Recipes to Make This January

These 4 quick and easy recipes just made your resolution to cook more meals at home super doable.<p>No aspirational resolutions here: These spiced lamb chops, walnut-topped gratins, and herbed chickpeas are as irresistible as they are doable.<p>Perfect Peas<p>Crispy, salty, creamy, and full of protein …


How to Clean (Almost) Everything in Minutes

$1.8 million for a Little Portugal home with a trendy interior

<b>Address:</b> 18 Foxley Street <b><br>Neighbourhood:</b> Little Portugal <b><br>Agent:</b> Ashley Clare Gollogly, Right at Home Realty Inc., Brokerage <b><br>Price:</b> $1,849,000<p><b>The place:</b> …

Interior Design

20 Gorgeous and Neutral Master Bedrooms

Master bedrooms, traditionally, have a bit more space to work with. So what better way to utilize that aspect than to enhance the extra square feet? …

Interior Design

5 Plants That Help Keep Mosquitoes Away

We'll take a lovely lavender bush over an ugly bug zapper any day.<p>We'll take a lovely lavender bush over an ugly bug zapper any day.


Ocean View Home in Los Angeles Promising a Luxurious Lifestyle

An ocean view home in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles is for many just a dream, but a dream we can all call beautiful. Designed by Nadav …

19 Secrets Hotel Staffers Wish You Knew

You're about to become a master vactioner.<p>Readers Digest interviewed hotel experts to get them to spill their insider tips.<p><i>From:</i> <i>KCCI</i>


Domestic Science: How to Clean a Washing Machine

Honestly, I didn’t know that cleaning your washing machine was a thing. I mean, it gets cleaned every time you wash your clothes, right?<p>Wrong. If you …

Washing Machines

Update Your Staircase: How to Remove and Install Carpet on the Stairs

Many of us have lived with gross, tired out carpet on the stairs for far too long. Staircases can be a bit intimidating to tackle, which is probably …

15 Carrot Recipes for Spring

Versatile and inexpensive, carrots are one of my go-to kitchen staples. They keep well and taste great raw or cooked; you can juice them, blend them into a soup, roast, grill, or sauté them, and even make them into a dessert. But while carrots of some kind or another are available year-round, fresh …

10 Delicious Barefoot Contessa Recipes

Enjoy these easy and incredible recipes from Ina Garten.<p>Ina Garten knows how to create a memorable feast. From savory beef stew to delicious mac and cheese, you too can wow your guests with these easy recipes from the Barefoot Contessa.


Healthy Snacks That Won't Spoil Dinner (and That Your Kids Will Actually Eat)

Making healthy, balanced snacks that won't spoil dinner can be a challenge. These ideas are here to save the day.<p></head>It's a constant battle: How to make an afternoon snack that's easy and quick, healthy, filling, and appealing to your kiddos—all without spoiling dinner. Oreos dunked in milk are …

Healthy Eating

Before & After: This Dramatic Fireplace Makeover Only Cost $60

A gallon of paint might be the only thing standing between you and the living room of your dreams.<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site</i> …

Living Rooms

Perfect Poached Salmon with Béarnaise Sauce

Impress your guests with this elegant dish — they'll never guess it was such a cinch to make.<p><b>For the Poached Salmon</b><p><i>Yield: 6 to 8 servings</i><p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons minced shallots<p>2 pounds boneless, skinless salmon<p>½ teaspoon salt<p>¼ teaspoon ground black pepper<p>1½ cups white wine<p>2 tablespoons salted …


Whole Foods' Amazing Tuna Salad Made Skinny

The first time I tasted this colorful tuna salad was at Whole Foods on Columbus Circle in NYC. I fell in love with the flavor and knew I had to make my skinny version at home! Light mayonnaise, dried cranberries, fresh dill and chopped apples are some of the yummy ingredients used to make my …

Healthy Eating

The 4 Elements of a Perfect Laundry Room

This laundry room designed by Urban Grace Interiors is a happy blend of function and form. See how to get the look below, and tour the kitchen from the same house here.<p><i>Photo: Tara Striano</i><p><b>1. Create Space</b>A front-loading washer and dryer let you make the most of your counter space. Whirlpool's Duet …

Laundry Rooms

The Makeover That Proves Bright White Is The Best Color For Kitchens


A Bed-Making Tutorial From An Unlikely Source

Admiral William H. McRaven tells us about the foundation for a productive day, the bounce-a-quarter test, and how to get a good night's sleep. This piece originally appeared on<p> recently interviewed Admiral William H. McRaven, the ninth commander of the United States Special …

U.S. Army

Travel Hack: How to Save Hundreds On Your Flights to Europe by Buying Two Separate Tickets

<b>Stop! Don't book that $1,000 flight to Lisbon before you hear about this travel hack that can save you hundreds on your flights to Europe!</b><p>OK, so you want to go to Europe, but you don't want to spend a lot of money getting there. What can you do? There are a few tips to get good deals on flights: …


Learn how to actually clean the thing that is responsible for cleaning your dishes -->

11 Ways to Spot Bogus Coffee

Even when loaded with a mound of sugar substitute, all coffees are <i>not</i> created Equal. The world's second most popular commodity varies in quality, and, when you're staring at a shelf, it can be hard to detect the cream of the (unfairly traded) crop.<p>So to help identify a legit bag of beans, we …

Portugal's Strange and Wonderful Boulder Homes Were Built Hundreds of Years Ago!

Why haul in building materials for your home when nature has made perfect good ones, and they're free? This seems to be the philosophy behind the …

10 Temporary & Removable Adhesive Products All Renters Should Know About --> Renters like nice things too! And, thankfully, each year more and more products emerge that are removable and won't jeopardize your security deposit when you move out. So, you can fix up your space temporarily and not sacrifice style. Here are ten rental-worthy products —all adhesive — to consider.

How To Set The Table Properly --> Working in restaurants drilled into my head how to set a table, and I find it totally useful to this day when I'm quickly wanting to set up a table for a dinner party and have it all look good and organized. So I thought I'd put together some easy pointers and links to other good posts. Enjoy!

Top Five Interior Design Styles: Which One Describes Yours? [Infographic]

Ever wondered what the top five interior design styles are? Infographic fans and design fans alike will find this descriptive style synopsis not only …