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Oct 22, 2018 9:30 am
Is Almond Milk Really Dairy-Free?
According to a new survey, lots of Americans are left scratching their heads when asked, "Is almond milk dairy-free?" But is there actually any dairy involved in the creation of cow milk...
Oct 20, 2018 11:50 am
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 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Why You Should Be Cleaning Your Windows With Coffee Filters
There's nothing quite as satisfying as looking out into your backyard through streak-free windows, but getting the glass sparkly clean is an entirely different story. We all think we know how to...
Oct 16, 2018 11:30 am
How to Keep Your Kids' Halloween Costumes Clean and Lice-Free
Halloween is all fun and games until your kid ends up with lice. Though this six-legged creature isn't the first creepy crawler that comes to mind during this spooky time of year, they can...
Oct 16, 2018 9:30 am
Follow This 6-Step Time-Management Method and Never Bring Work Home Again
Raise your hand if you're guilty of sitting down at your work desk only to look up at the end of the day and realize that you haven't finished half of what was on your to-do list. If you spend too...
Oct 15, 2018 5:30 pm
Does Your Stomach Shrink When You Eat Less?
It's not surprising that the question "Does your stomach shrink when you eat less?" is frequently asked. It almost sounds too good to be true for those who want to lose weight: All you have to do...
Oct 15, 2018 12:30 pm
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: Decorating pumpkins is messy and complicated. First, you have to pick the best pumpkin at the pumpkin patch,...
Oct 15, 2018 11:45 am
Sears Files for Bankruptcy — Here's What That Means for Shoppers
Retail giant Sears, whose parent company also owns Kmart, has filed for bankruptcy. With the holidays fast approaching, news of the venerable shopping center closing its doors may throw a wrench in...
Oct 13, 2018 3:30 pm
Can You Eat Decorative Gourds?
Halloween unofficially kicks off decorative gourd season, which has us wondering, "Can you eat gourds?" It seems wasteful that the only purpose these curvy squashes and pattenered gourds hold is as...
Oct 12, 2018 8:30 pm
6 Tips for Storing 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 12, 2018 7:35 am
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's First Royal Wedding Kiss Makes Us Swoon
It's official: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are husband and wife! Despite any drama that might have occured in the days leading up to the wedding, Eugenie and Jack's nuptials seemed to go...
Oct 9, 2018 9:30 pm
Sleep Apps Can Help You Beat Insomnia — But Only If You Use the Right Ones
If you're one of the millions of Americans suffering from insomnia, you may have tried dozens of apps for sleep to find nighttime relief. While these sleep apps may send you off to dreamland in a...
Oct 7, 2018 7:30 pm
Use a 'One-Word Journal' to Quickly Destress at Night — And Fill Up Your Prettiest Stationery
We could spend hours browsing beautiful stationery, but actually finding the time to put pen to paper? Forget about it! Our schedules keep us so busy we barely have 10 minutes to shower in peace,...
Oct 7, 2018 2:44 pm
6 Colorful Cold-Weather Veggies to Grow in Your Fall Garden
Curious about the best winter vegetables to grow in your own garden? Sure, gardening in the summer may be more common, but as it turns out, there are plenty of veggie varieties that not only grow...
Oct 6, 2018 11:30 am
Soda Is the Secret to Pancakes so Fluffy You'll Want to Nap on Them
Any woman who considers herself a good chef needs to know how to make fluffy pancakes — but this weekend-morning staple requires a lot of attention in order to taste more than just OK. After all,...
Oct 5, 2018 2:42 pm
Is Drinking LaCroix Really That Bad for You?
Given the news out there about how bad diet sodas are for you, it's not surprising that so many people have turned to LaCroix calorie-free sparkling water as an alternative — but is LaCroix bad for...
Oct 4, 2018 5:43 pm
Do Potatoes Really Explode If You Don't Poke Them With a Fork Before Baking?
Everyone knows that you're supposed to prick your potato with a fork before baking it, but will a potato explode if you don't poke holes in it? We did some digging to discover whether this habit...
Oct 4, 2018 12:30 pm
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 3, 2018 8:30 pm
Feel Like You Aren't Assertive Enough? Try Developing Your 'Third Ear'
As women, we are constantly told that it's our duty to be polite, charming, and accepting of any request, no matter how much extra work that creates for us. And when we try to fight back — whether...
Oct 3, 2018 3:30 pm
Confession: I Hate Thanksgiving Food (Be Honest, So Do You)
As we approach Turkey Day, I have a confession: I don't like Thanksgiving. In fact, I hate Thanksgiving. I think Thanksgiving food is the worst. I have never been blown away by a Thanksgiving meal....