Jill Hellstrom

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Dog Caves Are Officially a Thing, and Pups Everywhere Are Wagging Their Tails

Find out how Hidden Potential's Jasmine Roth took back the wasted space under the stairs.<p>Just as the name of her HGTV show implies, Jasmine Roth is …

Pets

Intermittent fasting helps doctor lose 125 pounds in 18 months

As Dr. Kevin Gendreau watched his 32-year-old sister grow sicker and sicker due to an aggressive ovarian cancer, he reevaluated his own health. The then 28-year-old resident physician was 300 pounds at 5 feet 9 inches tall.<p>“My poor sister, Rachel, she had no choice with her health,” Gendreau, 30, …

Weight Loss

5 tips for dating an introvert, according to a psychologist who is one

Opposites attract, or at least they do for psychologist, author of <i>Introvert Power,</i> and self-proclaimed introvert Laurie Helgoe, PhD: Her husband of …

relationship

The best foods for boosting your immune system

A strong immune system helps to keep a person healthy. Can specific foods boost the immune system?<p>The immune system consists of organs, cells, …

Wellness

I Found a Natural Deodorant That Lasted Through Bootcamp, and It’s on Amazon!

I'm going to start this off by saying I never thought I'd be this passionate about deodorant, but finding the right one is a lot more difficult than it should be. There's a lot of buzz about natural deodorant, and while I don't love the idea of smearing aluminum and other harsh chemicals on my body …

Sensitive Skin

3-Ingredient Natural Weed Killer That Really Works

Even if you're not a savvy environmentalist, you probably know that contaminating your yard with nasty chemicals isn't a good idea, especially if you have kids, pets, or an edible garden nearby. Here's an easy-to-make weed killer that won't hurt the earth but will stop the weeds from growing. All …

Gardening

This Is What a $7,000 Kitchen Reno Looks Like

We've long sworn by the design advice "when in doubt, paint it white<i>."</i> Want proof? This amazing kitchen flip by Lemon Stripes blogger (and PureWow …

Kitchens

Planting a “living fence”

Wildlife hedges provide birds and other animals with food, cover and places to raise young<p>Janet Marinelli<br>• Garden For Wildlife<br>• Jun 01, 2018<p>A cedar …

Gardening

We're Calling It: Tiny Greenhouses Are the New She Sheds

Sure, "she sheds" are great, but there's no retreat quite like a garden. Something about being surrounded by plants always seems to soothe the soul.

Greenhouses

The Only Pot and Pan Brands Worth Buying, According to NYC Chefs

Have you ever walked into a vacation rental kitchen to whip up a delicious meal, only to realize that the cookware is not nearly as good as your own? …

Cast Iron Skillet

Air plants: How to care for and display them and where to buy these low-maintenance houseplants

These expert tips will make sure you get the most from your air plants<p><b>• Find out how to care for air plants, how to decorate your home with air</b> …

Plants

It's Not Even Worth Having Amazon Prime If You're Not Buying These 42 Sick Products

I use the word "obsessed" pretty sparingly, but if there's any one thing that I'm <i>actually</i> obsessed with, it's Amazon Prime. I've been an Amazon …

Free Shipping

5 mistakes to avoid when buying a refrigerator

A refrigerator is a big, expensive purchase. Choose wisely and you'll sing your fridge's praises for a decade or more. Choose poorly and you'll be cursing it for just as long. Still, there's no need to stress out over this decision. Sure, shopping for a large appliance doesn't happen everyday. …

Kitchens

How to Knit in the Round with Two Circular Needles

01 of 05<p>Beginning to Knit with Two Circular Needles<p>Knitting in the round with circular needles or double-pointed needles is the only way to make a …

Knitting

How to choose the right appliance finish

Choosing the right color and finish for your appliances is one of the most exciting -- and difficult -- parts of the buying process. The look of a refrigerator, range, dishwasher and even washer and dryer has a major impact on a room. The right finish can pull a room together while the wrong finish …

Rose Gold

How to keep your house cool without running up your utility bill

Don't lose your cool with high air conditioning bills this summer — try these expert tips instead.<p>This time of year all many of us can think about is keeping cool. But escaping the searing heat that blankets entire swathes of the country comes at a cost. In my 130 year old Victorian, summer utility …

Home Improvement

No Lie: These 7 Indoor Plants for Low-Light Actually Thrive in Darkness

<b>Not everyone has the luxury of living in a space that basks in natural light. When I first visited my East Village apartment, for instance, it was a</b> …

Plants

Finally Ready to Get a Cast Iron Skillet? Here's the Best One to Buy. — Shopping

If you've finally convinced yourself that nothing sears a steak like a cast iron skillet and that you absolutely have to have one to make crusty …

Cast Iron Skillet

Why your lawn looks awful, and what you can do about it

How to plant grass seed is a question that eventually crops up for homeowners whose lawns start looking a little thin. In fact, even if your lawn looks perfect, you should <i>still</i> be seeding regularly to keep it in top shape.<p>"Seeding your lawn can make it less susceptible to pests, disease, and …

Gardening

The 13 Friendliest Dog Breeds That You Should Consider Adopting If You Like Cuddles

Dogs are some of the most lovable, sweetest animals on this planet, and it's hard to imagine them ever <i>not</i> being super friendly and excited to be …

Pets

The Unexpected, Yet Totally Natural, Way to Repel Mosquitoes

I live in a one bedroom "garden" apartment, which means that I get to have my own front door, porch, and small strip of flower bed. The only downside?<p>…

Plants

How to Fix a Dripping Shower

You don't have to replace the whole faucet just to fix a drip.<p>Replace the old cartridge with an identical new one.<p>In this article, we’ll focus on …

Home Improvement

19 Jokes That Will Only Make Sense To You If You Consider Your Pet Your Baby

This one's for all the proud pet parents out there.

Jokes

How to Keep Mulch Weed-free

Mulch helps keeps weeds from growing, but by itself, it isn't foolproof<p>Step 1<p>Pick up large tree branches, rocks and other items that are in the area …

Gardening

I Stole My Pedicurist’s Secret to Smooth, Supple Feet

I’ve spent years trying to get a grip on my dry, calloused feet. I’ve cycled through all the usual methods — and the truth is that none of them are …

Shopping

How To Keep A Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Alive Without Losing Your Mind

Take a deep breath and grab a watering can. You got this!<p>Not having a green thumb isn't the worst thing in the world, but when you're cursed with the inability to keep plants alive <i>and</i> the desire to turn your home into an Instagram-worthy plant paradise, things can get pretty frustrating. It's one …

Plants

How to Install GFCI Outlets

Cheap insurance against deadly shocks<p>Turn off the power at the main circuit panel and remove the old outlet. Disconnect the wires by clipping them …

Home Improvement

13 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Cast-Iron Skillet

Cast iron can be fickle. Here are some habits to avoid when you’re cooking.<p>The cast-iron skillet is the workhorse of many a dedicated home cook, and …

Cast Iron Skillet

How to Keep an Area Rug Flat on Top of a Carpet

Secure the edges of area rugs for safety.<p>Step 1<p>Buy floor padding to go on top of your carpet and under the area rug. Floor padding comes in rolls and …

Home Decorating

Why the Loss of Your Pet Could Be the Hardest to Bear

For some people, the death of a pet can be more difficult than the loss of a relative. Here’s why.<p>Getty Images<p><i>Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best</i> …

Pets