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Aug 17, 2018 3:00 pm
10 Elegant Mother-Daughter Tattoos for Women Over 40
What better way to show off the amazing bond you have with your daughter than with a pretty mother-daughter tattoo? As your kids get older and prepare to go away for college and beyond, you'll want...
Aug 17, 2018 1:30 pm
How to Break Spaghetti in Two Without Making Little Pieces Fly Everywhere
Why does spaghetti break into three pieces when you're trying to snap it in half? It's annoying having to clean up the many teeny-tiny spaghetti shards that end up in the sink, the counter, and the...
Aug 13, 2018 5:00 pm
15 Surprising Foods You Should Never Refrigerate
We all want our food to be tasty, but a lot of what determines how delicious our meals are happens before you even turn on your oven. Knowing how to properly store kitchen staples like onions,...
Aug 10, 2018 2:00 pm
6 Tips to Squeezing the Most Juice Out of Your Lemons or Limes
"How to juice lemons without a juicer" is a common thought we have now that we're in the thick of summer and cooling drinks are an absolute necessity. There's nothing more refreshing than an...
Aug 9, 2018 1:00 pm
Love Black Licorice? You Might Want to Know Its Health Risks Before Eating Too Much
"Is black licorice bad for you?" seems to be a common question come Halloween. And if indulging in this spooky treat is your favorite part of the holiday, you might want to be a little careful....
Aug 7, 2018 12:00 pm
Find Out Your Chances of a White Halloween
For many of us, snow on Halloween would be an unusual sight. And for the hundreds of thousands of kids and parents set to prowl their neighborhoods on October 31, weather that's below freezing...
Aug 6, 2018 12:04 pm
Manuka Honey Is 'Liquid Gold' When It Comes to Killing Germs, But Only If You Buy the Right Kind
When it comes to superfoods, manuka honey just may be your new go-to sugar substitute. Its popularity has recently skyrocketed, which could explain why the honey selection at your grocery store has...
Aug 1, 2018 6:00 pm
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...
Aug 1, 2018 2:23 pm
Yes, Dog Allergies Exist — But They Can Be Hard to Spot
If Fido's been feeling under the weather recently, you might be wondering, "Can dogs have allergies?" It turns out dog allergies exist, but they can be hard to spot, mainly because the symptoms of...
Aug 1, 2018 11:00 am
17 Stylish Lunch Boxes That Will Make Packing Your Meals the Best Part of Your Day
Whether you're trying to save money, have dietary restrictions that require you to make your own food, or just prefer the taste of home-cooked meals, a stylish-but-affordable lunch bag for women is...
Jul 31, 2018 11:00 am
How to Stop That Annoyingly Squeaky Drawer Once and for All
Wooden furniture is truly beautiful, but if you own antique pieces, you need to know how to fix a squeaky wooden drawer. Be honest: You probably already have one in mind, and it's been driving you...
Jul 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Chip Gaines' Jail Stint for Unpaid Tickets Helped Joanna See the Couple's Different Views on Savings
Before Fixer Upper stars Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines landed their hit show, Chip actually spent some time in jail. And for the Gaineses, it was a major wake-up call. The couple discussed this...
Jul 26, 2018 12:00 pm
Most People Aren't Using Enough Sunscreen — Here's How Much You Should Apply
We all know that applying sunscreen before going outside is important for preventing skin damage — but how much sunscreen should you use? It turns out most people aren't putting on enough, and it's...
Jul 25, 2018 4:00 pm
Dogs Need First Aid Kits, Too — Here's How to Prep Your Own
It's officially summer, aka vacation season. If you're planning on bringing Fido along for your cross-country ride, there are a few things you'll want to pack in order to keep him safe. Having a...
Jul 24, 2018 9:00 am
The Way We Were Taught to Shave Our Armpits Is Actually What's Causing Our Ingrown Hairs
We've all dealt with ingrown armpit hairs, and let's be honest: They're totally annoying. Sometimes they itch, sometimes they hurt, and sometimes they itch and hurt. Why is it that they always...
Jul 23, 2018 3:16 pm
5 Delicious Meal-Prep Recipes You Won't Get Tired Of
It's only Monday, yet you're officially out of ideas for the family's lunches this week. The salad mix you bought over the weekend for your midday meals is starting to wilt, and you can't stand...
Jul 23, 2018 12:00 pm
What Your Birth Flower Says About You
Even if you're not one to put a lot of faith in horoscopes (I mean, how right can the stars really be?), you may still be intrigued to learn what your birth flower is — and what it reveals about...
Jul 20, 2018 12:00 pm
Your Washing Machine Has a Secret Drain Trap That Needs to Be Cleaned Out If You Want It to Work Properly
If you're a busy mom with lots of clothes to wash, you need to know how to clean a washing machine drain. "Wait, but I've never done that before — why should I start now?" you might say to...
Jul 19, 2018 10:00 am
Fish and Foamy Coffee Are Nicole Kidman's Secrets to Ageless Beauty
You'd be hard pressed to find another actress who has retained her youthful appearance as well as Nicole Kidman has. To achieve her effortless glow, the 51-year-old credits an eating regimen that...
Jul 18, 2018 2:00 pm
Wrapping Your Keys in Tinfoil Could Save Your Car From Being Hacked
Because thieves and hackers have to ruin everything, people are now wrapping their car keys in tinfoil to prevent car theft. By nestling your keys in a blanket of aluminum foil, you can thwart...