Kirsten Hively

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10 Easy Houseplants to Clean the Air and Boost Your Mood

The Peace Maker<p><b>Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)</b><p><b>Foliage:</b> Lush, dark green oval leaves, and a reliable bloomer of white flowers that resemble calla</b> …

How to Repair Your Gut After Taking Antibiotics

"My doctor wants me to take another antibiotic for this cold that won't quit, but I've read antibiotics damage the gut and even can make me fat," a …

The First Things You Should Do After Paying Off a Big Debt

In my 20s, I paid off my student debt and it felt amazing. For the first time ever, I had <i>discretionary income</i>: money left over after necessities. …

Gardening 101: Lemon Tree

Lemon, <i>Citrus x. limon:</i> “Bright and Cheerful”<p>The main problem a lemon tree faces is being an outdoor plant that people want to bring indoors to tame. …

The Author Of ‘The Case Against Sugar’ Unpacks His Hatred For The Sweet Stuff

Gary Taubes has studied nutrition for 28 years and he’s come to one conclusion: If you want to get thin and stay healthy, then you need to cut out carbs and sugar from your diet. Completely.<p>He’s written a new book on the subject called, The Case Against Sugar — in which he asserts that diabetes and …

Claire Ptak’s pancake recipes for Dutch babies and American popovers

Batter is a wonderful thing. Baked, griddled or fried, it can be transformed into dramatically different forms. From crepes and pancakes to Yorkshire puddings and American popovers, the ingredients change very little, but the methods of cooking, and the order in which you incorporate the …

Baking

9 Ways to Organize a Kitchen Without Many (or Any!) Cabinets

Let's be honest: tiny kitchens can be tough for a lot of reasons. Along with cramped countertops and puny appliances, a small cooking space often …

Storage Ideas

This genius cooking system will help you plan ahead to eat well all week long

In the new year, many of us resolve to cook more often—a habit that’s healthier, cheaper, and often more enjoyable than eating out or ordering Seamless. Yet it can be hard to find the time to devote to meal preparation, much less creative menu-planning.<p>It’s little wonder, then, that meal kits like …

Kitchens

How to Shop for Solar Power: Solar Panels, Inverters, and More

With solar power, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Every installation needs to take into account electricity consumption, geographic location, …

Solar Panels

7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

Answering the same questions over and over: how to talk to people with dementia

Wife: I just told you, we have a doctor’s appointment at 1:30pm.<p>Husband: (five minutes later) what are we doing today?<p>Wife: (getting frustrated now, …

The best productivity system for procrastinators is to work with your natural tendencies

In an age where an overloaded schedule is a badge of honor, there’s no shortage of time-management apps and systems for the ambitious worker. But the classic Pomodoro Technique remains one of the most popular productivity options—and for good reason.<p>The Pomodoro Technique, designed by developer and …

Time Management

14 Things Designers Notice the First Time They Enter Your Home

It only takes minutes for them to reshuffle all of your furniture in their minds.<p>The first rule of design is: everyone's taste is different. But interior designers know so much about trends and style that they can't help but make some judgments (good and bad!) when they enter someone's home. In …

Home Decorating

3 Breakfast Rules You Need To Follow If You Are Serious About Losing Weight

We’ve all heard it before – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There’s no point busting your gut at the gym, cutting calories and …

Breakfast

Country Home with Gorgeous Architecture

When it comes to country homes, the views of flowering greenery, ocean, sands and blue sky starting changing as if they have been twisted with a …

Top 15 Amazing DIY Home Improvements that will Pay you back – Mostly, Plus ROI Details

Did you buy a lottery ticket back in January of last year, when the Powerball lottery got to $1.5 billion? If you did, then you decided on one of the …

Home Improvement

4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

Antidepressants

Fancy life in an eco-village? Welcome to the hi-tech off-grid communities

Residents in an eco-village project piloted in the Netherlands will produce solar and biogas power, grow their food and recycle waste into fertiliser<p>“If you look at any long lasting eco-village, it has usually been about religion, polyamory or drugs,” says James Ehrlich, president of …

Sustainability

Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds

Every parent wants their kids to be successful. It is the purest wish a parent can have. Making this wish a reality is an entirely different …

Parenting

Ten Things Never To Reveal Until You Have The Job

Job-seekers often have the wrong idea about how to conduct a job search.<p>They think that when they go to an interview and get into a recruiting pipeline, their assignment is to make best friends with everyone they meet on the employer side of the desk. They think that over the course of their …

Employment

TSA seeks homes for dogs who flunked training or retired

Working for the TSA is a hard job whether you're a two-legged human or four-legged pup.<p>Every year the TSA seeks homes for dogs who've either failed …

North America’s first fully prefabricated passive houses could revolutionize the housing market

A brilliant new partnership announced today could revolutionize the way Americans build their homes. Ecocor has teamed up with sustainability-minded …

North America

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

The Fruits of Your Labor: Apartment Friendly Indoor Trees

You know you can have an indoor herb garden, or grow veggies indoors. But did you know you can even grow your own indoor trees? Yes, I have small …

Plants

7 Prefab Eco-Houses You Can Order Today

Ever since the early days of the 20th century, when Americans started buying kit bungalows and farmhouses from the Sears Roebuck catalog, the lure of …

Prefab Homes

4 Yoga Poses To Stretch Your Hip Flexors

A beautiful example of the mind-body connection — of how releasing muscle tension can reduce anxiety and stress — is the psoas, a thick, hard-working …

What Happened When I Forced Myself to Wake Up at 5am for a Week

Desperate times call for desperate measures. With basically every waking minute accounted for, I hadn’t had any “me time” in months — and it was taking its toll. The stack of unread books by my bed just kept growing. My mind was foggy. I felt sluggish. And exercise? What’s exercise? A couple years …

Stay In School

When was the last time you wore a cap and gown?<p>Most of us have graduated from an institution of some kind - high school, college, trade school, …

Vocational Education

13 DIY Wire Storage Options That Actually Look Pretty

Is there anyone out there who <i>doesn’t</i> need a little more organization in their life? (If there is, then you are a hero and *please* share your secrets.) For the rest of us, it’s always nice to find more smart storage ideas to help make our workspaces the best they can be. If you’re looking for more …

5 Rules I Break As a Food and Body Image Coach

When I tell people I'm a food and body image coach who helps women find peace, sanity and freedom around food, I get asked a lot of questions about how to eat without feeling "crazy" around food:<p><i>Is it possible to eat what you want and not put on weight?</i><p>How do I eat cake and not feel guilty?<p>What's …