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Portion Snacks Ahead of Time

Portion snacks before you indulge yourself so you’ll never have to say, “I can’t believe I ate that whole bag of cookies!” It’s easy to keep reaching into a bag of chips or a package of chocolate chip cookies until there’s nothing left. And then you feel bad. Enjoy your snacks […]

Add Wrist Weights to Your Hair Routine

Add wrist weights to your beauty routine to give your arms and shoulders a micro-workout while you blow-dry, curl and crimp your hair. The weights will add resistance while you’re holding your arms above your head, with a hairbrush in one hand and a styling tool in the other. Another […]

Hiccups Cure — So Easy You’ll Love It!

A hiccups cure that’s so easy, you’ll wish you’d known about it ages ago. We’ve all had the hiccups at one time or another–and somehow, it seems that they always come around at the worst time possible: first date, job interview, driver’s test with the DMV… yes, thank you nature, […]

Drink Water to Lose 5 Pounds in 12 Weeks

Drink water to feel refreshed and hydrated–it’s something we’ve heard for a long time. Now you can drink water to lose weight, too. Just two cups, three times and day, and you can lose five pounds in 12 weeks. Research presented at the 40th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society summarized […]

Chop Veggies Once a Week to Save Time

Chop veggies once a week, instead of every single day. This tip will help you eat healthy and have more time. On Sunday, wash and chop all the vegetables you’ll need for the week—for snacks, salads, stir-fry meals and sides. You won’t have to spend the time cleaning a handful […]

Mustard Helps Heal Minor Burns

Mustard helps heal minor burns by reducing inflammation, which means less pain and a quicker healing process… Did you forget to grab a pot holder when you were checking to see if your casserole was hot? And it was hot! For a minor burn (that is, the type that smarts but doesn’t blister), dab a […]

Marshmallows for a Sore Throat

Marshmallows for a sore throat may seem like an old wives’ tale, but they work! Are you suffering from a sore throat? If you’ve been cheering for your favorite team, or flying, or out in the cold… it’s easy to end up with a sore throat. Here’s a simple, old-fashioned way […]

DIY Ice Pack to Keep Handy

A DIY ice pack is cheap and easy to make, and you never know when you might need one. It’s easy to make your own, recyclable, ice pack–and it’s so inexpensive that you can always keep a few on hand. Take a clean sponge and fill it with water. Put […]

Egg Muffins Are Simple and Nutritious

These egg muffins are so easy to make that they qualify for “hack” status. This recipe will save time when you make a dozen at once, then enjoy one or two for breakfast each morning all week long. Chop and mix your favorite vegetables (or the ones you need to […]

Lunch Hack: Chicken Salad on the Run

A lunch hack is exactly what you need to make the most of your weekdays. Who has time to fuss with lunch? This is an awesome time-saver! You’ll save money, too, if you cook an entire chicken (or save even more time and buy a rotisserie chicken at your local […]

Healthy Snacks for On-the-Go

Healthy snacks are all the rage, but there’s no reason to spend a lot of money (or time) on them. You want to eat healthy while you’re out, and the great news is that you can make and take a healthy snack easily. Start with a Mason jar or IKEA food container. […]

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DIY Vacuum Extension with a Paper Towel Tube

A DIY vacuum extension can come in handy when the parts that came with your vacuum just aren’t doing the trick. Let’s say you want to reach all the way under your couch or bed, or behind the t.v., without having to move the furniture around. You can make your vacuum […]

Keep Earrings Together with a Button

Keep earrings together when you travel, so you won’t have to rifle through your bag when you’re getting ready for a big event. It’s easy: just use a simple button. Insert each earring through a buttonhole and attach the back. If the earrings are “French wire” style (with no back), […]

Pack Half in Your Luggage, Half in Your Partner’s

Pack half of what you’re bringing on vacation in your luggage, and the other half in the luggage of your travel partner. And, your partner should do the same: half of his stuff in his bag, half in yours. That way, if one bag gets lost or delayed, it won’t […]

Keep Ice Cream Soft and Ready to Eat

Keep ice cream soft and ready for the whole family to enjoy with one simple trick: a freezer bag. No one likes to wait for ice cream to soften–especially kids! When you bring your favorite frozen confection home from the store, put it in a Ziploc bag before you put it […]

Keep Basil Fresh the Simple Way

Keep basil fresh for up to a week with a simple cup of water. This method is similar to keeping a bouquet of cut flowers fresh. First, trim the stems of the basil with a sharp knife. Then, place the bunch into a glass of water. Cover with a plastic […]

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DIY Ice Pack to Keep Handy

A DIY ice pack is cheap and easy to make, and you never know when you might need one. It’s easy to make your own, recyclable, ice pack–and it’s so inexpensive that you can always keep a few on hand. Take a clean sponge and fill it with water. Put […]

Marshmallows for a Sore Throat

Marshmallows for a sore throat may seem like an old wives’ tale, but they work! Are you suffering from a sore throat? If you’ve been cheering for your favorite team, or flying, or out in the cold… it’s easy to end up with a sore throat. Here’s a simple, old-fashioned way […]

Chop Veggies Once a Week to Save Time

Chop veggies once a week, instead of every single day. This tip will help you eat healthy and have more time. On Sunday, wash and chop all the vegetables you’ll need for the week—for snacks, salads, stir-fry meals and sides. You won’t have to spend the time cleaning a handful […]

Healthy Snacks for On-the-Go

Healthy snacks are all the rage, but there’s no reason to spend a lot of money (or time) on them. You want to eat healthy while you’re out, and the great news is that you can make and take a healthy snack easily. Start with a Mason jar or IKEA food container. […]

Portion Snacks Ahead of Time

Portion snacks before you indulge yourself so you’ll never have to say, “I can’t believe I ate that whole bag of cookies!” It’s easy to keep reaching into a bag of chips or a package of chocolate chip cookies until there’s nothing left. And then you feel bad. Enjoy your snacks […]

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Portion Snacks Ahead of Time

Portion snacks before you indulge yourself so you’ll never have to say, “I can’t believe I ate that whole bag of cookies!” It’s easy to keep reaching into a bag of chips or a package of chocolate chip cookies until there’s nothing left. And then you feel bad. Enjoy your snacks […]

Hiccups Cure — So Easy You’ll Love It!

A hiccups cure that’s so easy, you’ll wish you’d known about it ages ago. We’ve all had the hiccups at one time or another–and somehow, it seems that they always come around at the worst time possible: first date, job interview, driver’s test with the DMV… yes, thank you nature, […]

Marshmallows for a Sore Throat

Marshmallows for a sore throat may seem like an old wives’ tale, but they work! Are you suffering from a sore throat? If you’ve been cheering for your favorite team, or flying, or out in the cold… it’s easy to end up with a sore throat. Here’s a simple, old-fashioned way […]

DIY Ice Pack to Keep Handy

A DIY ice pack is cheap and easy to make, and you never know when you might need one. It’s easy to make your own, recyclable, ice pack–and it’s so inexpensive that you can always keep a few on hand. Take a clean sponge and fill it with water. Put […]