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20 Low-Carb Substitutes That Don't Suck

Seriously!<p><i>By Kissairis Munoz for Greatist</i><p>What do mac and cheese, stacks of pancakes, and bowls of pasta all have in common? If you answered, "Umm, they're delicious," you'd be right. But they're also heavy in carbs and can leave you feeling tired and annoyed. And while a diet rich in healthy …

8 Genius Ways to Use Veggies You Never Would Have Thought Of

Beat salad boredom with these beyond-creative veggie creations

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s

Your future self will thank you

10 Healthy Snacks To Eat At Your Desk

Sweet potato stuffed with tuna? That may not sound like the most appetizing snack, but it’s delicious, and has a great balance of protein, nutrients and fat. That’s what you want when you’re at your desk and hunger strikes in mid-morning or afternoon, says Los Angeles nutritionist Jonny Bowden, …

How to Make Sugar Cube Scrubs | Craft Tutorials & Recipes

<b>Product benefits and overview.</b><br>These cute little cubes offer all of the benefits of a moisturising sugar scrub without the oily mess. Each one is a …

Skin Care

Found! 23 No-Bake V-Day Sweet Recipes You Just Have to Try

Psst! We’re letting you in on a little secret. Calories don’t count on Valentine’s Day. Okay, that may not be <i>completely</i> true (oh, if only it were!), but this is one holiday that validates temporarily neglecting calorie counting and New Year’s no-sweets promises. Why else would we trick out our own …

Make These Stamped Clay Hearts

If you’re so over paper valentines, try your hand at making little love notes out of clay. Keep the trinket on your desk to remind yourself that somebody loves ya!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>rolling pin ( 1 )<br>• clay ( 1 golf ball to baseball size clump )<br>• water-based acrylics paints ( 1 )<br>• knife or clay …

Homemade Paint For Kids - A Natural Non-Toxic Herbal Paint

<b>My kids LOVE to get messy</b> with art and craft supplies. What kid doesn’t? Their favorite thing to play with (and make a mess with) just so happens to …

Kid-Friendly Valentine's Day Crafts

Your little one will fall in love with these sweet Valentine's Day projects.<p>Kids of all ages can add a little something special to this classic Valentine's Day candy.

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)<p>But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, says …

15 Things You're Doing Wrong Every Day

You probably feel like your daily routines are just fine, so it might surprise you to find out how much you're actually doing wrong.<p>Just because we've been doing something one way for as long as we can remember doesn't mean it's necessarily the best way. For just about every run-of-the-mill …

Better Know a Plague: Bed Bugs

Here, I unveil an Our Modern Plagues series, which was inspired by Stephen Colbert’s recurring segment Better Know a District. My version—Better Know a Plague—will introduce you to a plague-like critter every month or two, whether it is something we really need to worry about or whether it’s just a …

Insects

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Gear & Gadgets

Drinking With Your Eyes: How Wine Labels Trick Us Into Buying

We're all guilty of it. Even if we don't want to admit it, we've all been suckered into grabbing a bottle of wine off the grocery store shelf just because of what's on the label. Seriously, who can resist the "see no evil" monkeys on a bottle of Pinot Evil?<p>But the tricks that get us to buy a $9 …

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Thirst v. Dehydration: The Continuing Saga

What happens when you give a thirsty cyclist an IV drip, but don't let him drink?<p>There's a new hydration study in the <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i>, by a group of Australian and New Zealand researchers led by Paul Laursen. Michelle Hamilton already wrote an RW Newswire story about the study, …

Logical Increments, the PC Builder's Friend

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

One-Day Diet Solutions

These quick-fix food remedies do everything from flatten abs to tame PMS symptoms...in 24 hours<p>Spanx can solve a lot of life's problems, but they can't make you look better in your birthday suit.<p>Nor can they tame PMS, perk you up after one too many cocktails, or keep you revved in bed. But the …

5 Ways to Beat Job Burnout

Feeling burned out? You're not alone. According to a new survey published by ComPsych, the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs, burnout is up among Americans, with 63 percent of the 1,800 surveyed participants citing work as the root cause of their stress.<p>This becomes a serious …

10 Quotes for Instant Fitspiration

Win the weight-loss battle! These mantras are guaranteed to help you go that extra mile

Your Autumn Guide To Apples [Infographic]

Apples are weird. Here are their weird names.<p>The Baldwin. The Northern Spy. Apples are almost always named after old, moneyed English people and books they would read. And now that fall is here, it's basically <i>Downton Abbey</i>.<p>Sean Seidell, an information designer who previously taught us about …

For $50, This Company Will Send You Weird Stuff Hand-Selected By Bill Nye

Get a curated package from the Science Guy every three months.<p>Bill Nye, science educator and excellent dancer, is prepped and ready to send you a box of personally curated knick-knacks. Nye has joined Quarterly Co., a subscription-based mailing service where for a small fee, you can sign up to …

Roundup: 10 DIY Sinks and Vanities (and a Tub and Shower Too!)

DIYer's turning bowls into vessel sinks and dressers into vanities, aren't new ideas, but the DIYer's included in this roundup did it right. Also in …

You can get the Belkin WeMo Light Switch installed in no time

The<p>Belkin WeMo Light Switchcomes with a switch, a faceplate, and four wire connectors. If you aren't familiar with electrical wiring, please enlist help from a handy friend before getting started. If you've installed a switch before, this shouldn't take more than 15 to 20 minutes from start to …

Home Automation

10 Clever And Insanely Easy Ways To Reuse Old Materials

File this under the "why didn't I think of that?" category. With vacation mode winding down and a new school year upon us, most of us could use a few …

Crafting