How to Save More on Event Tickets

Thanks to the price of admission, a night at the theater or a day at a stadium can drain your bank account. Fortunately, we have some tips that could lead to big savings, leaving you more money for those delicious (albeit overpriced) hot dogs or a souvenir t-shirt. Performing arts theaters often sell discounted tickets for standing room or partial-view seats. This is a great way to see a symphony Read more ...

Score Brownie Points with Healthy Tailgating Options

Sports fan or not, football season is the perfect excuse for a little pre-game soiree with some game-winning munchies. If you’re worried about the calories and fat that comes with typical tailgating foods, no worries—we’re here to fill you in on our favorite ways to lighten up the heaviest foods. Here are some ways to keep the flavor but add a healthy twist to your tailgating favorites. Got Read more ...

Apples to Apples: A Rundown Between the Different Varieties

It’s National Apple Month, and orchards around the country are teeming with apple fans who know that the fruit is ripe for the pickin’. But the question remains: Which varieties do you pick for what? Before you go load up your produce bags, here’s a quick rundown on some of the most common apple varieties. Braeburn: A popular commercial apple, Braeburns have a crisp, spicy-sweet Read more ...

Traveling Over Labor Day? Here’s How to Save

With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, many of us are packing our bags and hitting the road. Whether you’re headed to the lake, the campground or off to Grandma’s house, follow these tips and you’ll have a painless road trip that won’t break the budget before you even get there. 1. Pack for fuel efficiency. Keep luggage inside the car. A loaded roof rack can decrease fuel efficiency Read more ...

Summer Slim-Down Tips

We’re smack dab in the middle of summer—have you hit the beach or pool yet? If you’re still waiting for those last five pounds to come off before you put on your favorite swimsuit, here are a few summer slim-down tips to help accelerate your weight loss. Eat five times per day. We’re not talking full meals here—more like three normal meals and two snacks. Spreading your calories out over Read more ...

What to Eat When You’re Camping

Foil packet meals are one of camping’s greatest allies—it’s simple cooking at its best. You take delicious ingredients (think meat, veggies and seasonings), wrap them up in foil pouch, and place the pouch on a campfire’s coals to cook. The beauty of foil packet meals is, you can prepare them before you head on your trip, and they require no pots and pans, no plates, and no clean up when Read more ...

Fly the Kid-Friendly Skies

Any parent who has ever been on an airplane is familiar with the dirty looks reserved for those traveling with small children. Flying with your little ones does not need to deteriorate into a seat-kicking, crying scene straight out of a sitcom. When you are prepared to comfort and entertain your kids, your fellow travelers will thank you and your kids will enjoy a stress-free flight. Practice Read more ...

Healthy Snacks for Hungry Kids

Summertime can mean lots of activity, which can make for hungry kids. Here are some easy (and healthy) ways to keep them satisfied till dinner. Serve up some veggies or pita chips with hummus (chickpeas make it a good protein source). Kid-friendly tip: Use small metal cookies cutters to cut fun shapes out of bell peppers and cucumbers. Use your microwave to cook up some quick but hearty snacks, Read more ...