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7 Tech Habits Guaranteed to Make You Happier

Share & Inspire Others!<p><b>The Challenge:</b> We use technology all the time – sometimes it makes us happy, sometimes not. <b><br>The Science:</b> Research shows us that …

Vegan Butter Rolls

<i>This post and the #Switch2STAR recipe contest are sponsored by STAR Fine Foods. All opinions are my own.</i><p>You guys know I love baking homemade bread …

Baking

The Best Pizzeria in Every State in America

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p><i>Credit: Derek Springsteen</i><p>There are things in America that you can find no matter where you are. The kindness of strangers. A building with Donald Trump's name on it. Good pizza. We like to think that somewhere, in each state, there's a truly sublime pie, and to prove that point, …

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I realize there is a lot of information on MoneySavingMom.com, so I put together this page to help you get …

Cure Your Hangover (Or at Least Hunger) with a Breakfast Sandwich

Make a to-go breakfast sandwich at home—don't forget the hot sauce!<p>A quality breakfast sandwich can remedy just about everything, including but not limited to the occasional pesky hangover. There's just something magical about fiery mango hot sauce and scrambled eggs with avocado on a squishy-soft …

Breakfast

Say No to Extra Dishes—Roast Your Chicken Dinner on a Baking Sheet

Make things easy on yourself: Roast an entire chicken dinner on a baking sheet.<p>Sunday supper is great. Washing a sinkful of pots and pans after Sunday supper is not. Skip that step by roasting everything—chicken legs, potatoes, Kalamata olives—right on a rimmed baking sheet. Done and done, and in …

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13 Hummus Sandwiches That'll Solve All Your Lunch Problems

There's something about hummus that makes people fanatical. Whether it's made the traditional way with chickpeas and tahini, or if it's a little more daring with spicy add-ins, when someone likes hummus they really, <i>really</i> like it. It might be because it's oh so creamy. Or it could be because it's …

Our Favorite Chefs to Follow on Instagram

Tasting Table<p>Clockwise: Snaps from John Besh, René Redzepi and Jamie Oliver | Photos: Instagram<p>It's time to show your favorite chef you love them with a double tap a la Instagram.<p>We follow some of the world's best cooks, but these here chefs are our favorites. Our varied list covers the ultimate …

These Lunch Bowl Recipes Just Made Your Work Week Infinitely Better

The lunch slump -- it happens to all of us. Once you've eaten at every lunch spot around your office, and you've made every sandwich, soup and salad you can dream up, you're hit with a total loss of what to eat for your midday meal. Once it sets in, it's hard to shake. Nothing seems appetizing …

5 Healthy Recipes from a Blogger Who Knows Her Snacks

The creator of the blog The Clever Carrot picks her top five favorite homemade snacks.<p><i>Here, the blogs you should be reading right now, with recipes</i> …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

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9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

Editors’ Picks: 10 Favorite Sources for Bargain Vintage Furniture

Here at Remodelista we’ve participated in our share of eBay auctions. We’ve also have been known to obsessively check the local Craigslist listings …

Furniture

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.

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Back to School: 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak</b><p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It's similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more tender -- in fact, after the tenderloin, it's the second most tender cut. Plus, it's cheap. Here, I've broiled it and topped it with a rich …