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Dec 11, 2019
Does Unplugging Everything Before You Leave the House Save Money?
You've probably heard that one of the easiest ways to save money is by removing appliances from outlets before you leave your house — but does unplugging things save money? We did some digging, and...
Dec 9, 2019
10 Christmas Wreaths for a Holly, Jolly Christmas
Whether you're an early Christmas decorator (FYI, science says you're happier if you are!) or a last-minute deck-the-hall-er, there's no debating the importance of having a Christmas wreath in your...
Dec 2, 2019
23 Elf on the Shelf Ideas That'll Keep Your Kids on the Nice List
If you're looking for the Elf on the Shelf ideas, you've come to the right place. We've got you covered, whether you need funny ideas for your family's humorous elf, or you're looking for Elf on...
Dec 1, 2019
7 Beautiful Christmas Traditions From Around the World That You've Never Heard Of
If you ask us, it's fascinating how much Christmas traditions around the world may vary. From the pickle ornament tradition in the US to the anti-Santa character Krampus in Central Europe, each...
Nov 13, 2019
How Common Is Seasonal Affective Disorder, Really?
How common is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? That's a frequent question this time of year, now that the days are shorter and the nights longer. If this dreary winter weather already has you...
Oct 31, 2019
Fake Blood, Pumpkin Guts, and Hair Dye, Oh My! How to Clean Up Every Type of Halloween Mess
Let's face it: As adults, the only things that truly scare you come Halloween are the calorie counts on the back of your kids' candy and the inevitable Halloween messes the holiday brings. From...
Oct 30, 2019
19 Ideas for Halloween Cupcakes That Make the Sweet Treats Deliciously Spooky
If you're the type to go all out on Halloween, we'd guess your Halloween costume is picked, the house is decorated in its spooky best, and you've got bags of candy ready for the dozens of masked...
Oct 23, 2019
18 Last-Minute Halloween Outfits That Will Slay at Your Costume Contest
Between shuttling your kids to practice, spending late nights at the office, and having to find the perfect Halloween costumes for your little ones, the search for your Halloween costume has fallen...
Oct 16, 2019
5 No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas That Prove No Mess Means No Stress
Decorating pumpkins is one of the highlights of the Halloween season, but let's face it: Things can get messy and complicated. First, you have to pick the best pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, a feat...
Oct 9, 2019
How to Store Halloween Candy so It Stays Sweet Longer
With Halloween fast approaching, you need to know how to store Halloween candy so it stays fresh. We're all guilty of digging into our candy trove the night of, but our eyes are always bigger than...
Oct 7, 2019
11 Pairs of Moisture-Wicking Undies for Staying Dry 'Down There'
Whether you live in a super warm climate, practice hot yoga, or simply run a few degrees above normal (thanks, menopause!), sweating through your undergarments can be a real problem. Enter...
Sep 18, 2019
Beat Insomnia With an Old Military Trick That Promises to Knock You Out in Minutes
If you have frequent trouble drifting off to dreamland, you've probably Googled all sorts of tricks for falling asleep. For people who still struggle to get some shut-eye, why not try this old...
Sep 4, 2019
Love Black Licorice? It Has Some Health Risks You Should Know About
Black licorice is a tasty treat year round, but even more so when fall weather sets in. But if indulging in this treat is something you love, you might want to be a little careful. Like all things...
Aug 8, 2019
Ezekiel Bread Is the Healthiest Bread You Can Eat — And You Can Make It Yourself
If the only thing stopping you from eating healthier is the thought of giving up bread, you need to learn how to make Ezekiel bread at home. This nutrient-packed superfood requires a bit more...
Jul 4, 2019
Robot Lawn Mowers Exist and They’re About to Make Your Life so Much Easier
Robot lawn mowers sound too good to be true, but they're very real and here to help you reclaim your weekends. While most of us would choose to relax inside in front of the air conditioner rather...
Jul 1, 2019
9 Stylish Rain Boots for Women With Wide Calves
Ladies, rejoice — we've rounded up the best rain boots for wide calves so everyone can enjoy flattering footwear. Rain boots are a must whether you live somewhere that's perpetually wet or you're...
Jun 28, 2019
These Genius Outlet Shelves Will Help Declutter Your Bathroom
If your bathroom counters are looking cluttered, adding an outlet shelf is a quick and affordable fix. After all, the 10-step skincare routine requires a lot of products, so we don't blame you for...
Jun 27, 2019
These $4 Stick-On Blinds Are The Best Find at IKEA
IKEA's stick-on blinds are the solution to any of your window woes, be they lack of privacy or bright outdoor lights keeping you up at night. And at less than $4, you won't hear any complaints from...
Jun 26, 2019
9 Travel Accessories That Take the Stress Out of Flying
Planning a family vacation can be stressful enough, so we've rounded up the best travel accessories to make sure that flying doesn't add to it. While many of us dread air travel — long security...
Jun 24, 2019
10 Slip-On Shoes That Are Stylish and Comfy
You're bound to rack up a lot of steps this summer, so you need a pair of comfy slip-on shoes that'll let you enjoy the warm weather and anywhere it takes you without wishing someone would saw off...