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Sep 16, 2019
How Martha Stewart Removes Pills From Her Fall Sweaters
As summer fades away, you’ve probably started pulling out all your favorite fall sweaters to keep you nice and cozy once the weather cools down. Unfortunately, our most-loved (and worn) sweaters...
Sep 16, 2019
3 Expert Tips to Avoid Scams, Stress, and Self Doubt
We could all use an occasional lifeline to escape tricky situations. Here, experts give insider advice on how best to extricate yourself with ease! Scam Phone Calls: Never say this word Half of...
Aug 21, 2019
How to Reheat Fries so They're Crispy, Not Soggy
When done right, day-old fries make a tasty snack or side dish. But before you put any leftover fries on your table, you might want to read up on how to reheat old fries. “Fries, unlike pizza and...
Aug 9, 2019
I Finally Stopped Biting My Nails — Here's How You Can, Too
One of my favorite childhood memories revolves around what my mother affectionately dubbed, “Sunday Night Spa Night” — and, years later, it helped me stop biting my nails permanently. Every Sunday,...
Aug 6, 2019
6 Genius Uses for Instant Coffee Other Than Drinking It
Do you have a can of instant coffee sitting in your cupboard that you hardly ever touch? It makes sense — though it might take a little longer than stirring in crystalized grounds, most of us...
Aug 5, 2019
10 Brilliant Ways to Use Honey For More Than Sweetening Tea
Honey is something everyone always seems to have in their homes. It's great for whipping up nutritious recipes or sweetening up our teas, but there is so many other ways to use honey to make life...
Jul 17, 2019
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...
Jul 11, 2019
How to Use a Bill Payment Organizer to Get Your Weekends Back
Managing your monthly bills can be challenging if you’re not organized. That’s why having a bill payment organizer is a major time-saver (and life-saver!), especially when you’re already juggling a...
Jun 13, 2019
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...
Jun 12, 2019
How to Reheat Rotisserie Chicken So It's as Delicious as the Day You Bought It
There’s definitely something to be said for the ease of a “grab and go” chicken from the grocery store. Picking up the hot-and-ready chicken can be a simple way to add a crowd favorite to your...
May 29, 2019
How the Dissociated Diet Can Help Put an End to Overeating
Can eating meals made up of just a single macronutrient really increase energy and ease bloat? A-listers think so! While most nutritionists recommend balanced meals made up of a combination of...
May 22, 2019
How to Clean Any Mattress — Even After Kids Have an 'Accident'
There are no magic tricks when it comes to knowing how to clean a mattress. That said, all you need are a few key ingredients (which you probably already have in your cupboard at home), elbow...
May 9, 2019
8 Makeup Tips for Feeling Beautiful After Perimenopause
Nothing about perimenopause has been gradual for me, and every symptom has come as a shock. I woke up one day and started having hot flashes — shock! I woke up another day to find myself on an...
May 8, 2019
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda Can Help You Lose Weight
Though it may sound strange, baking soda and apple cider vinegar have been touted for their various health benefits for years. The combo can help strengthen the immune system, creates a healthy...
Apr 24, 2019
How to Clean a Microwave in Under 10 Minutes
Our microwaves go through a lot — everything from explosive TV dinners and volcanic bowls of chili to cake mug spills and pasta sauce catastrophes. That amount of cooking action can leave us...
Apr 22, 2019
How to Find the Best Electric Pressure Washer for Your Budget
Tired of looking at your weathered deck or riding around in your dingy car? A pressure washer is the perfect tool to get things clean and looking like new. However, finding the best pressure washer...
Apr 14, 2019
19 Retinol Cream Moisturizers for Flawless, Youthful Skin
Turning back the clock isn’t an option, so you have to go to products with proven results when you want healthier, glowing skin. If there's one that has consistently been touted as a game changer...
Apr 8, 2019
How to Get Easter Egg Dye Off Your Hands Without Harsh Chemicals
With Easter right around the corner, there’s a good chance coloring eggs is on your agenda. But when the fun is over, getting that pesky dye off everyone's hands will undoubtedly be an issue. So,...
Mar 25, 2019
How to Clean an Oven Quickly and Painlessly
Raise your hand if you've ever wondered how to clean an oven. This most-used household appliance can get pretty dirty, thanks to all the spills, crumbs, and other debris left behind every time you...
Mar 19, 2019
Lose 16 Pounds in 3 Weeks and Save $200 a Month With an Instant Pot
Pressure cookers have come a long way from the complicated contraptions clanging and hissing on our mothers’ stovetops. New one-touch, lock-and-seal models such as the Instant Pot ($79.99, Amazon)...
Mar 14, 2019
21 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 stove. Knowing how to properly store kitchen staples like onions,...
Mar 1, 2019
8 Clever Ways to Use Nail Polish Remover for More Than Just Your Manicure
Nail polish remover is one of those products we just always seem to have in our homes. You just never know when you’ll want switch up your DIY manicure — but have you ever tried using the liquid in...
Feb 26, 2019
Flour Is the Secret to a Stainless Steel Sink That Shines Like New
There's nothing more satisfying than looking at a freshly polished stainless steel sink. Of course, keeping it so bright and sparkly is a whole different story. There are many ways to polish a...
Jan 31, 2019
How I Finally Stopped Comparing Myself to Others — And 5 Ways You Can Do It, Too
You really need to learn how to stop comparing yourself to others. My counselor was on to something when she spoke those words to me. I was constantly looking around at other women and taking note...
Jan 22, 2019
3 Hacks for Getting Play-Doh Out of Clothes Once It's Been Through the Wash
Play-Doh is fun, but it's an easy way to mess up not only your entire house (ever scrubbed Play-Doh out of a rug?) but a good pair of pants as well. All it takes is just one sliver of the clay left...
Jan 16, 2019
The Best Ways to Get a Spotless Carpet Without Renting a Steam Cleaner
If your house has carpet — plus kids or pets — then you need to know how to deep clean carpets without a steam cleaner. Because let’s face it, mud and red fruit punch are not a good combination,...
Jan 12, 2019
15 Ways to Use a Lint Roller on More Than Just Clothes
When you’re about to head out for an important meeting and find a patch of your pet’s fur clinging to your sleeve, you probably reach right for your lint roller to quickly solve the problem. That’s...
Dec 28, 2018
Avoid the Firework Freak-Out: Simple Ways to Prepare Your Dog
New Year's Eve seems like the perfect time to kick back and relax with loved ones — but that magical fireworks display may actually create a stressful situation for your furry friends. Fortunately,...
Dec 27, 2018
5 Common Foods You're Cooking the Wrong Way — And How to Fix Them
You might not call yourself a fancy chef, but you probably consider yourself pretty good in the kitchen after years of experience. So you may freak out a little bit when we tell you that you're...
Dec 27, 2018
Avoid Plugging Space Heaters into Power Strips at all Costs, Firemen Warn
With the weather getting chillier, many people are bringing out their space heaters to stay warm and save on heating bills. The problem, according to at least one fire department? People are...