Karen Galfo

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10 Cool Family Basement Designs

There’s something about a basement, set away from the rest of the house, which reinforces gathering and bonding time. Perhaps because it’s tucked …

Home Improvement

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Todd Huffman<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out …

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The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

11 Designers On Their Favorite Shade of White

Designers reveal their go-to white paint.<p>Any skilled designer knows that selecting the perfect white paint is anything but simple. What's a seemingly basic element — the essence of simplicity — proves to be one of the most complex decisions with hundreds of possibilities. We asked 11 decorators to …

Small Space Decorating Dos and Don'ts

Fix your decorating mistakes.<p>What's the biggest mistake people make with a small space? Six designers share their decorating tips and design ideas.

High-tech Home Gear | Smart Appliance Reviews - Consumer Reports News

Pretty soon we’ll all be monitoring our homes from smart devices that enable us to turn lights on and off, adjust the heat, and start the washing …

Best TV Brands

When it comes to brand performance—that is, how well on average each brand’s models perform in our Ratings—the results for plasma and LCD TVs are …

Choose The Best Windows Computer | New PC Form Factors - Consumer Reports News

Not so long ago, making a computer buying decision mostly boiled down to “Do I want a PC or Mac? A desktop or a laptop? And do I need an expensive, …

How To Build Stronger Bones - Consumer Reports

Just a few years ago, the formula for women concerned about strengthening their bones and steering clear of osteoporosis was to get regular bone …

Best and worst laundry cleaning products of 2013 - Consumer Reports

Even if keeping your house cleaner isn’t one of your resolutions for 2014, it’s still good to know which cleaning products are worth the expense and …

6 Moves That Lengthen and Strengthen

Exercise 1 Grand Pliés<p>Because this move is wider than the average squat, your inner thighs get in on the action. Stand with your feet wider than hip width, toes turned out <b>(A)</b>. Squat down as low as you can while keeping your chest high and letting your arms hang down in front of you <b>(B)</b>. As …

The New Nordic Diet

Guidlines include: taking in more calories from plants and fewer from meat; boosting your intake of food from seas and lakes, such as fish, shellfish, and seaweed; and choosing food that comes from the wild, rather than a farm, whenever possible. Why? Wild fruit and vegetables have been shown to be …

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

The Flamethrowers

These new reads will make you look forward to a few hours stuck on a crowded plane or at an airport. Bonus: The hardcover versions also block out the …

Books

How to Finally Put Down Candy Crush (and More Ways to Kick Unwanted Habits)

Try the Lesser of Two Evils<p><b>What to do:</b> Replace the bad habit with a good one—or at least one that's more benign.<p><b>Why it works:</b> It's much easier to …

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Detox! Smoothies, salads and more to start 2014 on a healthy note

With the new year comes a host of resolutions to eat less and exercise more—intentions that are often all but forgotten come mid-February. So why not focus on simple strategies that will rid your body of holiday overindulgences <i>and</i> make you feel better and brighter all year long? Take that, broken …

6 Foods That Speed up Your Metabolism

<i>Alessandra Bulow</i><p>If you're already inhaling Christmas cookies like it's your job this holiday season, take a moment to wipe off the crumbs from your footie pajamas and strategize some meals with foods that are proven to help rev up your metabolism.<p>"First of all, eating breakfast can make a huge …