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Aug 14, 2018 5:25 pm
11 Creative Ways to Use Corn Before Summer Ends
You can eat it canned, frozen, and dried, but you just can’t beat the taste of farm-fresh corn. It’s sweeter, more flavorful, and a great way to make the most of your summer eats. Even though corn...
Aug 13, 2018 1:32 pm
How to Reheat Pasta so It Tastes al Dente Again
If you’re a fan of spaghetti noodles that stick to the ceiling after you cook them, then you need to know how to reheat pasta so that it turns out perfectly al dente. The art of cooking pasta the...
Aug 11, 2018 12:00 pm
5 Reasons August Is the Best Month to Start a Garden
Gardening isn’t just a spring hobby. Whether you never quite got around to gardening this year, or you’re just looking for more, this is a great month to get growing. Wait...August? Are you...
Aug 8, 2018 5:03 pm
3 Keto Meal Plans to Keep Your Diet Delicious and Doable
Before you dive into your keto meal plan, make sure you understand what the keto diet is, how it works, and the effect it has on your body. Basically, the keto diet — also known as the ketogenic...
Aug 7, 2018 3:00 pm
Why I Won't Stop Shopping in the Juniors' Section Just Because I'm in My 40s
As a fashion-forward mid-life woman, I had to laugh out loud when I read an online article the other day titled "10 Things You Shouldn't Wear After Age 40.” As I read through it, I noticed that...
Aug 6, 2018 4:46 pm
Menopause and Insomnia: 11 Ways to Finally Catch Your Zzzs
Forget sleeping like a baby. Most women I know who are experiencing menopause and insomnia want to sleep like a husband, or a teenager, or the family dog: asleep within 10 minutes, awake again in...
Aug 3, 2018 3:28 pm
All You Need Is a Microwave to Make a Soft, Perfectly Cooked Sweet Potato
While waiting for the oven to heat up, do you ever find yourself wondering how to microwave sweet potatoes? When you’re craving the sweet flavor and soft texture of an orange spud, standing around...
Aug 2, 2018 4:23 pm
How to Reheat Steak so It’s Tender and Juicy
Does the thought of asking Siri how to reheat steak make you cringe? If you need to turn up the heat on a piece of meat, then learning how to reheat leftover steak properly is a must. While...
Aug 2, 2018 2:04 pm
5 Ways to Cope When You Can't Stand Your Friends' Kids
Ever have a weird flashback? That happened to me the other night when I was watched the Australian TV series The Slap (an Americanized version was broadcast on NBC in 2015). The story revolves...
Aug 1, 2018 4:24 pm
How to Reheat a Baked Potato so It Stays Light and Fluffy
Are you tired of serving up dry, day-old spuds your family refuses to eat? Then it’s time to learn how to reheat a baked potato — the right way. If you have leftover baked potatoes laying around,...
Jul 31, 2018 4:54 pm
11 Tricks to Growing the Biggest, Juiciest Tomatoes in the Neighborhood
Tomato season is one of the top perks of summer. There are endless ways to use tomatoes — slicing them fresh, whipping up bruschetta, fresh salsa, or a homemade pasta sauce, and even canning them...
Jul 30, 2018 4:14 pm
How to Reheat Fries so They're Crispy, Not Soggy
It’s no secret that kids love to eat leftover fries — which means that you need to know how to reheat fries. When done right, day-old fries make a great addition to any school lunch or a tasty...
Jul 27, 2018 2:00 pm
Too Much 'Mommy Juice': When Your Nightly Wine Routine Becomes a Problem
Busy mom? Have a glass a wine. Stressed out? There’s a red for that. It seems like everywhere we turn on social media, wine is the recommended and accepted coping mechanism for whatever life throws...
Jul 26, 2018 4:00 pm
7 Ways to Make Small Talk Less Awkward
You know there’s an industry devoted to telling you how to talk to strangers. Ask people open-ended questions; make sure your body language makes you approachable; nod and really listen. We’ve all...
Jul 25, 2018 6:04 pm
The Best Way to Reheat Rotisserie Chicken so It's as Delicious as the Day You Bought It
If you live for the “grab and go” chicken meals at the grocery store, then you need to know how to reheat rotisserie chicken. When done right, leftover rotisserie chicken tastes great on salads, in...
Jul 25, 2018 3:00 pm
6 Foods That'll Give You a Calcium Fix When You're Looking to Skip the Milk
Calcium is a vital component of our diets: The mineral is crucial in helping to maintain a healthy bone structure and keep your muscles functioning properly. But have you ever wondered how to get...
Jul 23, 2018 5:14 pm
So Long, Baking Soda: Borax Is the Deodorizing Super-Cleaner Your House Is Missing
Stumbling upon the many uses for borax was an unexpected — but welcome — blessing of the recent slime-craze that has taken over my home. For the longest time, I cursed slime-making and the mess of...
Jul 19, 2018 4:00 pm
8 Ways Perimenopause Actually Makes Life Better, From Women Who've Been There
“Life is so much better!” says Lynn C, age 61, of Minneapolis. “Many things are so much better in my life now,” writes journalist Dorri Olds, 56. Kathy A., age 58, of Los Angeles, says, “I’m more...
Jul 19, 2018 2:00 pm
7 Ways to Encourage Positive Body Image in Girls Without Mentioning Weight or Size
It’s not easy raising a girl. This is especially true as they get older, and things like body image and self-esteem come into play. Unfortunately, this seems to be happening at incredibly young...
Jul 18, 2018 5:01 pm
6 Hairstyles to Hide Your Thinning Hair
If you’ve found yourself searching for “hairstyles for women with a receding hairline,” you’re not alone. Many women suffer from this problem or find their hair is thinning, which may be caused by...