Valerie Stephens

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These are the things in your home you should be spring cleaning

The spring cleaning tradition stems from a time when people spent months holed up in their homes, warmed by a fire, and then mercilessly opened their windows and freed themselves of dust and dirt.<p>The renewing feeling of spring endures. Becky Rapinchuk, founder of the lifestyle website Clean Mama, …

Cleaning

Easy Asian-Style Coleslaw

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1/3 cup olive oil<br>• 1/4 cup rice-wine vinegar<br>• 1/4 cup finely grated carrots<br>• 1 lime, juiced<br>• 1 tablespoon fish sauce<br>• 1/2 cup light soy sauce<br>• 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger<br>• 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh garlic<br>• 2 teaspoons sugar<br>• 8 cups bok choy, finely sliced<br>• 4 cups red cabbage, finely …

Choy

Cheesy Ham, Egg and Stuffing Breakfast Cups

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Softened butter for the pan<br>• 1½ cups prepared stuffing<br>• 6 thin slices ham, cut into 4-inch squares<br>• 6 large eggs<br>• 6 tablespoons shredded pepper jack cheese<br>• Salt and freshly ground pepper<p><b>Preparation</b><p>1. Preheat the oven to 375° and generously butter 6 standard muffin cups. Place a 1/4-cup mound of …

What Hiring Managers Wish You Knew About Applying for a Job

Hiring managers play a critical role in deciding which job applicants to interview, the details of the job offer, and whom to hire. So if we should …

Employment

The Floating Triple Monitor Workspace for Two

It’s a clean, white DIY workspace shared by two people. It’s got three floating monitors. It’s got a Hackintosh. And it’s today’s featured …

Learn Eight Helpful Microsoft Excel Tricks with This Handy Cheat Sheet

If you’re new to using Microsoft Excel, or an experienced user looking for a good visual reference, this handy cheat sheet covers eight helpful …

Software

Microsoft's free Windows 10 giveaway: What that means

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software hopes that giving the …

To Pimp a Butterfly: Kendrick Lamar's new album is perfect

I’ve never been afraid to listen to an album.<p>It’s a strange feeling. Music can elicit a number of emotions — tears, unbridled happiness, a wave of calmness, a strong stank face — but fear usually isn’t drawn out by music. It’s not something that artists strive to pull out of their audience. And yet …

5 No-Kill House Plants for Any Home

<i>Whether you can never remember to water your plants or you have a tendency to smother them with love, Tara Heibel from Sprout Home has the house plant you need to get your (indoor) garden growing.</i><p>A recurring request that we hear at Sprout Home is: "Can you give me a plant that I can’t kill?" While …

Plants

Pan-Roasted Sea Scallops with Scallop Jus + Miso-Creamed Kale

<i>Today:</i> <i>Trade in a heavy and dense winter meal for a lighter, but still satisfying option of scallops and creamed kale.</i><p>Winter meals don't always need to be dense and heavy to warm you up. It's possible for them to be juicy and full of rich and comforting flavors, like miso and soy, and still feel …

Adobe brings 'Photoshop magic' to the PDF with 2 new mobile apps

When speaking about their software, Adobe engineers often reference something called "Photoshop magic." The idea refers to the underlying tech that …

Apps

Take 6 - "WELOVE Jingle #1"

For his 70th birthday: 7 enduring quotes from Bob Marley

Today would have been Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley's 70th birthday, had he not died at the age of 36 after a protracted battle with melanoma. In his …

Microsoft Launches Another Free Android Lock Screen App

Things are busy at Microsoft Garage, where the company’s employees share experimental projects they’ve been working on. The most recent release is Picturesque Lock Screen, a free Android app that adds useful functions, handy shortcuts and beautiful images to your lock screen.<p>Picturesque Lock Screen …

The DASH Diet Ranked Number 1 for 2015

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the top 10 diets of 2015 have just been announced.<p>Still hanging on to that New Year's resolution to lose weight? The most effective (and healthiest) way to lose pounds isn't Atkins, Paleo, or even the South Beach Diet.<p><i>U.S. News and World Report</i> convened a panel …

Holistic Medicine

These Are the Best Mascaras Of All Time

From cult classics to brand new wonders, these are our can't-live-without mascaras.<p>If there's one beauty product we rely on to keep our faces in check, it's without a doubt mascara. That all-important flick frames your face, pulling together your entire look in a few strokes. Here, the tubes we …

23 Slow Cooker Desserts You Need To Make This Winter

Pulled pork can wait. There's cake to eat.

The Diet That Can Save Your Life

What you eat can dramatically affect your chances of developing heart disease, a.k.a. the number-one killer of women in the U.S.<p>When many women think of something that could seriously threaten their health, the bogeyman often starts with a "C": cancer. But if you're going to fear anything, it …

Holistic Medicine

18 Bad Sleeping Habits To Break Now

From the editors of Cosmpolitan.com, correct these common sleeping mistakes for a better night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale and exercise and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function …

University of Pennsylvania

How Yoga Can Help You On the Job

A certain kind of yoga may boost your brainpower, according to a new study. Discover the sequence that can help you get ahead.<p>Every time you speak up in front of your boss, your mind zeros in on all the ways you might mess up. Sound familiar? There’s a simple way to keep your cool: Practicing 20 …

Yoga

6 Ways to Improve Your Yoga Practice

Feeling more like a distracted dog than a downward-facing dog? These tips from yoga instructor Drisana Carey will help keep you in the moment next time you hit the mat<p>For many people, it’s hard to imagine finding peace in your local yoga studio—much less in the middle of a bustling metropolis. But …

Yoga

Strong Body, Powerful Mind

Calorie torching, muscle sculpting, and stress reducing—with the right yoga moves, you really can have it all.<p>No one disputes that yoga will make you loose and limber. But there's one misconception we'd like to wrestle to the mat: that bending and stretching and twisting can't work you as hard or …

Yoga

How Tapping Helped One Woman Lose 30 Pounds

Seriously—no dieting involved!<p>The idea of losing weight by tapping your fingers may sound too good to be true—but it's exactly how Jessica Ortner, author of the new book <i>The Tapping Solution: For Weight Loss and Body Confidence</i>, dropped an impressive 30 pounds in five months.<p>It's not just any …

Fitness

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How to Make Sweet Corn Risotto, From Kernel to Cob

<i>Today: Merrill teaches us how to make a sweet corn risotto, using everything from kernel to cob, to celebrate the warmer months.</i><p><i>This article is brought to you by our friends at Sunshine Sweet Corn. We used their fresh spring corn from Florida, which comes into season in April.</i><p>There's something …

How to Treat the Most Stubborn Food Stains

<i>We're teaming up with our friends at The Laundress to bring you the most useful tips and products for spring cleaning.</i><p><i>Today: From wine to fruit, chocolate to oil, Gwen & Lindsey teach us the specifics of stain removal.</i><p>When you love to cook, it's inevitable: things are going to get stained. What you …

How to Make Fresh Pasta from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: With a little assistance from Sarah Coates of The Sugar Hit, making fresh pasta doesn't have to be im-pasta-ble after all.</i><p>Making fresh pasta is …

7 Smoothie Mistakes That Make You Gain Weight

Cut them out to make your smoothie habit healthier.<p><i>By Jenny Sugar for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>After dusting off the ol' blender a few months ago, you've been proudly making smoothies instead of downing enormous bowls of cereal or bagels for breakfast. You expected the pounds to just fall off, but they're …

Nutrition