Katie Hirouji

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Extra-Smooth Pumpkin Pie Recipe

The addition of cream cheese makes this version of pumpkin pie extra creamy and imparts a slightly tangy flavor. Unlike many traditional pumpkin pie recipes, there's less liquid in the filling, which helps prevent a soggy bottom crust.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>IngredientsOne half recipe Easy Pie Dough]6 …

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11 One-Hour DIYs For Your Bedroom

Bedroom looking a little bland? These 11 snazzy projects take less than an hour<p><b>1. Wooden Tray</b><p><i>Learning Creative Living</i><p>A wooden tray is a must-have for in-bed snackers. Load it up with snacks, coffee, and books, and it's a handy way to bring your morning essentials into the bedroom with you. All you …

6 Ways to Hack a Platform Storage Bed from IKEA Products

Here's an idea: turn basic IKEA storage cabinets and dressers into multi-functional lofts. It's a smart way to address the problem of small space — …

Upcycle: Leather belts, purses and jackets!

Thrift stores are full of old leather belts, jackets and purses that are so far out of style / size / this decade (!) that no one really wants them. …

The Best Way to Organize Your Freezer

(Image credit: Better Homes and Gardens)<p>Have you ever had that "ouch" moment when you open the freezer and some heavy, unidentifiable object hurls …

20 Ways to Use IKEA RIBBA Picture Ledges All Over the House

(Image credit: Jenny Brandt for Dos Family)<p>Picture ledges are inherently versatile because they allow you to quickly and easily swap art in and out …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

Workouts

Yoga poses to help you touch your toes

<b>(CNN) —</b> The inability to touch your toes is a common complaint -- and a popular excuse for avoiding yoga.<p>But you don't have to be as flexible as the performers in Cirque du Soleil to get started. In its simplest and most universal form, yoga is intended to help you feel and move better. So tying …

6 Trainers' Favorite Exercises for Stronger, Sculpted Arms

Get seriously impressive guns with these six smart moves.

Fitness

Seared Scallops on Fresh Corn Cream – Easy Summer Scallop Recipe

One-Pot Wonders: Scallops With Spicy Quinoa, Kale, and Pistachios

Scallops have always held a special place in my heart after I learned an easy and foolproof way to cook them. Granted, my instructor was a handsome Scottish chef wearing a kilt, but that's beside the point.<p>With the right technique under your belt, scallops are an incredibly simple undertaking; …

Colorful Straw Bunting

All you need for this quick and easy bunting is some colorful straws a bit twine and scissors. (in German)<p>162<p>500

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6 Ways You're Doing Squats Wrong

Lean legs and a tight tush are just a few tweaks away.<p>Squats are one of the best exercises for a stronger, fitter you—but only if you do them right. So before you crank out another rep, make sure your squats aren't falling victim to these all-too-common mistakes:<p><b>Letting Your Knees Fall In</b><p>A …

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Natural Alternatives to Adderall

Try these 7 natural remedies to boost your energy and concentration.<p>One of the first questions I commonly ask my clients is what, if any, prescription medications they are taking. Certain medications can deplete nutrients in the body and cause some major changes in your biochemistry. When …

Wellness

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …