Melanie

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Hawaii's spectacular ocean waves – in pictures

Hawaiian photographer Clark Little gets to the heart of the action and shoots ocean waves in Oahu as they roll over him

The Secrets To Taking Awesome Dog Portraits

Here at HQ, we have a special spot in our hearts for dogs. So when we stumbled upon Elke Vogelsang‘s dog portraits, we were instantly smitten. Her …

Gluten-Free Revealed

We are in the midst of a gluten-free fad that has become the diet narrative in America. Gluten is a protein found in food staples like pasta and bread that have been in our diets for thousands of years. In fact, gluten is in all ancient and modern wheat and wheat products including spelt, Kamut, …

How 'Going Gluten-Free' Sparked a Bigger Discussion About Food Intolerances

Over my nearly three decades as an expert, I've witnessed a sea change in the fitness and especially nutrition arenas. Dietary fat as public enemy number one has been replaced with sugar, to which recent studies have not been kind.<p>One recent large epidemiological study concluded "sugar should be …

5 Simple Juices and Smoothies to Help You Detox

On a daily basis, your body is bombarded with huge amounts of toxins. From your beauty products, environmental toxins, processed foods, cigarette smoke, cleaning products, bus fumes, alcohol -- you get the point. The good news is you can reduce the toxic buildup in your body by simply detoxing a …

My Drug and Alcohol History Reads Like a Sad Handwritten Book

There is such a sense of ownership when something is written with ink in your own handwriting. There is no denying that it's your handwriting, your thoughts, your journey, and your story.<p>The first assignment I was given in the treatment facility I went to for alcohol abuse was an "Alcohol and Drug …

The Dangers of BPA

I'm was on Dr. Oz last week talking about my concerns about BPA and I wanted to give you more details about where BPA hides and why you should be avoiding BPA. BPA (bisphenol A) is a chemical that acts as a synthetic estrogen. This means that BPA disrupts our own hormone levels and hormone balance. …

Finding My Footing: My Unlikely Path to Becoming a Runner

It started as a distraction I hated. Then it became an obsession I craved. Then, a passion that carried me through.<p>I was halfway through my run when I broke my "no walking" rule. It was 97 degrees in Brooklyn and I stood at the bottom of the Fort Greene Park stairs trying to motivate myself. I …

8 Scrumptious Paleo Bread Recipes for Breakfast and Beyond

<b>Written by Beth Buczynski</b><p>One of the first things anyone says when I explain the Paleo style of eating is, "Oh my God how do you live without bread?" Well, initially it was weird to ignore the cravings that made me reach for the dinner rolls or slap together a sandwich when I needed a quick lunch. …

Breakfast

20 Great Tips To Get That FLAT TUMMY - The Trent

In everyday life we don’t fret about some loose stomach fat hanging over our waistbands, but festivities, weddings, and seaside vacations leave you …

The Fastest Way to Dye a Tote. Period.

We always try to bring reusable totes to the grocery store or market, but we just aren’t big fans of the ones you get at the checkout counter. So instead of being resolved to carrying any old market tote, we decided to make our own using only four supplies!<p><b>Materials:</b><p>– Canvas tote<p>– Spray dye<p>– …

Kitchen Island Transformation

• Tweet<br>• Pin It<p><b>Kitchen islands</b> are a great addition to any kitchen area. We put this one together to allow for extra seating and <b>kitchen workspace</b>. It's …

Three years and a cake

It was just about three years ago that we started Green Kitchen Stories. I remember the process we went through to register the domain name.</i> …

Maple, Pecan, & Butternut Shortbread Bars - Adventures in Cooking

I’ve spent the past few weeks going through everything in our house in a bit of a reverse fall-cleaning frenzy. It all began when we came home with …

Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus

I like this little tradition that I’ve established. Apple-desserts-and/or-breakfasts posts…<p>Happy Memorial Day! And I guess 15 Minute Spicy Shrimp …

Flavors

Sweet Potato, Kale and Goat Cheese Bites Recipe by Soni Sinha

<b>There’s nothing fancy about this appetizer, just the layer of great flavors that compliment each other like spice sweet potatoes and sweet-tangy</b> …

Food

French Onion Pastry Puffs

There are two phrases that when placed together make me rrreeaaalllyy nervous: “It’s cool. There’s a method to my madness.”<p>No. There seems to be no …

Bourbon Salted Caramels

I guess it’s time we kick it into full gear and discuss homemade holiday gifts! I’m trying to get my head in the game…but I’m still mustering up the …

5 Helpful Tips for Hanging Out With This Alcoholic

For TueNight.com by Susan Linney<p><i>Sober karaoke? It's shocking but true -- I (far right) can do this now! (Photo Courtesy of Andy Kropa)</i><p>Recently, a friend of mine, who was a prominent figure during my drinking days (but not an alcoholic himself), asked me: "So, like, what are we gonna do when we go …

Alcohol

The Original Recycled Wood Chevron Planter Box

A few years ago I had some scrap wood laying around and wanted to upcycle and build something with it. This was also around the time when the chevron …

Pretty Bathroom Jars

I'm in love with the new shower curtain I bought for my kids bathroom. (target) The colors and design are just too fun. I decided to ...

Pumpkin Espresso Bread

Recipes

Coffee and Cookie Brownies: These brownies combine...

Fresh Apple Cake: You will adore this sweet cake! 

Caramel Chocolitas: Chocolate, caramel, and pecans make up this tasty treat! 

<b>Caramel Chocolitas</b>: Chocolate, caramel, and pecans make up this tasty treat!

Apple-Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread: Gooey breakfast bread with less than 200 calories? Yes, please! 

<b>Apple-Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread:</b> Gooey breakfast bread with less than 200 calories? Yes, please!

Peach-Caramel Blondie Bars: Yum! These bars feature peaches, pistachios, dulce de leche, and a white chocolate crust! 

<b>Peach-Caramel Blondie Bars:</b> Yum! These bars feature peaches, pistachios, dulce de leche, and a white chocolate crust!

2013 Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach

Action shots of the wipeouts and whimpering of the wet dogs at the 5th Annual Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach. Also see photos from last year’s event and 2011.<p><i>Follow Bryan Chan on Twitter @bryanchanphoto</i>