Rachel Plummer-Jones

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17 Cheap Organic Foods You Should Be Buying

Compared to conventional foods, certain organic foods are so affordable that you shouldn’t ignore them while grocery shopping.<p>You’re typically …

The Dos and Don'ts of Building Your Own Chicken Coop

Some quick tips that'll help you design at the drop of a feather.<p>Do:<p>Research municipal ordinances to make sure it’s legal to raise chickens on your lot.<br>• Ask your neighbors if they’re okay with hearing the occasional cluck from your hens.<br>• Remember to share an egg or two with your neighbors if they …

Farming

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

By Sara Shipley Hiles<p>Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an …

Public Health

Why You Should Eat Garlic On An Empty Stomach

250 Shares<p>Did you know that eating garlic every day on an empty stomach can work wonders for your health? Many people are unaware of all of the …

Alternative Medicine

15 Beautiful Ways to Decorate With Trunks

An old trunk does many amazing things: It can bring a vintage, well-traveled look to the room, it doubles as extra storage and you can use the flat top as any sort of table. Another bonus is that you can easily find a cool trunk for fairly cheap at a flea market or antique shop. The aged leather …

Stop Exercising to Lose Weight

Exercise has forever been the go-to torture regimen for people trying to lose weight. It's typically an acrimonious chore or insufferable extra in an already long day. More and more often, exercise requires a self-demoralizing offensive into a meat market filled with coveted six-packs and lavish …

Chia Choc Chip Cookies That Will Change Your Life

<i>**Spoiler alert! To get to the really delicious cookie recipe, you have to read through lots of stuff about babies and what they do to your body. If you are squeamish or eating your breakfast, skip to the end!**</i><p>Friends of ours have just had a perfect, squishy, smiling, amazing-smelling baby and I …

Dessert

11 Crazy-Good Crock-Pot Pasta Recipes

Want pasta tonight without the boiling or fuss? Use your slow cooker to simmer up dinner with little effort. There are a number of delicious pasta …

Laila Ali: How to Get Rid of Muffin Top - Great Ideas : People.com

Bathing suit season is officially upon us. And for many, the struggle to get rid of a muffin top is frustratingly real. <br>That’s because those little …

The Bloomin' Onion Recipe That Rivals The Outback Classic

Bloomin' Onion fans, you might want to sit down for this one. The Outback Steakhouse classic can now be yours, in your home, whenever you want.<p>For the uninitiated, the Bloomin' Onion is a legendary appetizer at the chain restaurant. It's a massive, fried onion that's been cut into the shape of a …

Recipes

Travel tip: Save your $1 and $5 bills for vacation use

On the dresser near where I change my clothes is a ceramic jar. It's a convenient reminder, as I empty my pockets, to add $1 or $5 bills.<p>It is an excellent emergency cash fund, of course, but I try to keep it for travel, especially for tips. Before a trip, I dip into the jar and take what I think …

12 Beauty Hacks To Try Now

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, try these beauty tricks using a toothbrush.<p><b>1. Spray the bristles of an old toothbrush with hairspray to help tame flyaways.</b><p>Since the bristles of each toothbrush are positioned so close together, they act as a super-tiny boar bristle brush. Spray the head of the …

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

The Ultimate Guide to Good Skin

Steven Macari, holistic health practitioner, nutritionist at Drive 495 and founder of the SLVRBK mat, shares his tips to getting your best skin ever.<p>Everyone wants great skin, some people have it naturally, others have to work really hard to maintain a clear complexion. While topical remedies or a …

The Hottest Workouts for 2015

A guide to the best fitness classes in the country for the year ahead.<p><b>NEW YORK CITY</b><p><b>S10, S10training.com;</b> This workout incorporates weight training and cardio with the goal of getting you to sub 10% body fat (S10), the optimum for health and body composition.<p><b>Mile High Run Club, milehighrunclub.com;</b> …

Buy One (Or Five) Of These 13 Lipsticks For Winter

From the perfect rosy nude to metallic gold, click through to see our favorite new lipstick shades to wear all winter long.<p>Go beyond a vampy blood-red or medicated lip balm this winter. From the perfect rosy nude to metallic gold, click through to see our favorite new lipstick shades to wear all …

25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.

10 DIY Projects That Are Past Their Prime (And How To Update Them)

DIY? Maybe don't. These 10 trends have overstayed their welcomebut they're ready for an update.<p>DIY? Maybe don't. These 10 trends have overstayed their welcome—but they're ready for an update.

30+ Amazing Paint Color Ideas for Every Spot in Your House

No regrets, guaranteed.<p>Skip the do-overs and pick the perfect paint color the first time around. What's the secret? Ask the pros. Here, expert designers shared dozens of their favorite hues for every space, shade and season. It's our best paint color advice, all in one place.

You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

Cleaning

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

24 Ways to Make Doing Your Hair Incredibly Easy

From the editors at Cosmo.com, fun and unusual ways to cut down on your styling time.<p><b>1. Make sure your style stays put by flipping the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.</b><p>If you have a hard time keeping your hair in place, try flipping the bobby pin over. The straight side is …

3 Steps to a Stylish Neutral Dining Room

Libby Langdon, designer and host of the TV show, Daykeover, shares an easy makeover for a dining room.<p>"We hear 'color is king' all the time, but there's a lot to be said for a monochromatic palette. A dining room is a wonderful space to go neutral." —<i>Libby Langdon</i><p><i>Photo: David A. Land</i><p><b>1. Choose Tans</b> …

Interior Design

16 Cookies That Can Literally Be Thrown Together At the Very Last Minute

We've all been there before.<p>Your mind is about to be blown when you find out how easy these fancy semi-homemade treats are to make. Translation: Behold the most gorgeous cookie recipes that only require a tube of store-bought dough, or few ingredients with zero effort. This piece originally …

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

How to Get Faux-Looking Lashes Using Baby Powder

False lashes are a godsend...if you're going to a wedding or a New Year's Eve bash. But while many of us covet that Kim Kardashian-level of fabulous fringe on the regular, they're not a practical option outside of more formal affairs, and certainly not<p>False lashes are a godsend...if you're going to …

3 Fresh Ways to Tie a Scarf

Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko takes a step by step approach for tying a scarf like never before.<p>Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko had been working at Chanel when she began designing her own scarves. Often while in the elevator, fellow employees would compliment her on her neck-wear and …