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5 Ways to Make Holiday Prep Less Stressful

November 11, 2015

From shopping and entertaining to baking and decorating, the holidays offer plenty of reasons to feel overwhelmed. But literally getting your house in order can help give your mindset a makeover. “Getting organized can help you feel more in control of your schedule and your surroundings so the holidays feel less chaotic,” says Rashelle Isip,…

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5 Ways to Bring Fall Colors Into Your Home

October 26, 2015 1

As the leaves change and earth tones overtake your wardrobe, many of us feel the urge to give our homes an autumnal update. In fact, i’s as natural as wanting to ditch your flip-flops for this season’s hottest boots. “Home décor follows fashion,” says Donna Hoffman, an award-winning interior designer in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Of course, fall is…

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It’s Just You? Don’t Be Ditchin’ the Kitchen!

September 10, 2015

If you just sent the kids off to college, one upside is that you don’t have to slave away in the kitchen anymore, preparing endless rounds of meals. Thank goodness! Still, that doesn’t mean you should toss out your potholders. “Even if you’re only cooking for one or two, it’s important to make your own meals at least…

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Tailgating Transformed

September 04, 2015

Nothing says tailgating like hotdogs and hamburgers on the portable grill, along with chili, nachos, and hot wings. Trouble is, “aside from the celery sticks served with the bleu cheese dip, many tailgate parties don’t include any vegetables,” says Karen Mayo, an integrative nutrition, health and lifestyle coach, and author of Mindful Eating. In other…

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5 Surprising Things You Can Do With a Blender

August 30, 2015

A blender is a go-to gadget for signature good-for-you smoothies as well as decadent frappes, milkshakes, and bar drinks. But why limit it to beverages? Its job description is far more extensive. “A blender can do more than you might think, even more than a food processor because it can hold liquid,” says Rebecca Ffrench,…

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Tap Into the Beauty of Infused Water

July 15, 2015

Although a cool glass of water is refreshing, drinking 48 to 64 ounces daily can get rather boring. It’s easier to get your fill when you infuse it with fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs. Follow these easy steps to tap into the beauty and benefits of infused water: 1. Choose a Container A two-quart mason jar,…

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Kitchen Tools That Make Summer Cooking Cool

July 10, 2015

It may be prime grilling season, but it’s still a great time to be in the kitchen, where you can whip up some fabulous dishes. “Summer is one of the best times to cook because there’s so much fresh produce available,” says Faith Durand, co-author of The Kitchen Cookbook and executive editor of “From a…

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