Pamper Yourself With DIY Beauty Treatments

Natural beauty products are all the rage, so it makes sense that many people are experimenting with DIY beauty treatments. Here are some ways you can pamper and primp with low-cost items from your pantry. The main ingredient in most facial sprays is water, but that doesn't stop manufacturers from charging $20+ for them. To make your own, fill a mister bottle with water and add cucumber strips or 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 ...

Outdoor Dining Without a Grill

It’s human nature: When the weather is nice, we want to do everything outside, including cooking and eating. But we’re not all grill connoisseurs and sometimes, we’re simply out of charcoal. So here are some alternatives that make it possible to enjoy your meals in the outdoors—no grill required. Use leftovers to make gourmet sandwiches for tomorrow’s picnic outing. Mix roasted chicken Read more ...

Ways To Melt Away Stress

Tax season can get make anyone a bundle of nerves. Even now that it’s over, you might be feeling like you could use a good dose of stress relief and relaxation. No need to spend a bunch of money in order to chill out—save the cash that the government didn't take and find a little stress relief with these free or inexpensive methods. Practice good time management. Each day, make a list of Read more ...

Five Tips for Making the Perfect Egg

Getting ready to cook a dozen eggs or so? Many families around the country will be doing the same thing this weekend as they prepare to decorate Easter eggs. Here are five tips to help you end up with the perfect batch of eggs. Choose good eggs. Make sure they’re clean, free of cracks and not expired. Look for the USDA grade shield or mark since graded eggs must meet standards for quality and Read more ...

Help for Spring Allergies

“The difference between an itch and an allergy is about one hundred bucks.”  –Anonymous. Spring is in the air and along with it, pollen and other allergens, ready to wreak havoc on immune and respiratory systems everywhere. If you suffer from spring allergies, you may already be armed with the proper medications. Did you know that there are other simple steps you can take to minimize your Read more ...

Fitness Trends On A Budget

“I'm so unfamiliar with the gym, I call it James!” –Ellen DeGeneres. Maybe the gym isn’t your thing. That’s okay. Fitness is not one size fits all, and this year’s trends are all about customizing exercise to work for you and your budget. Whether you work out in your living room or the local gym, you can get fit on a dime in 2013. Body-Weight Training: The latest fitness craze is Read more ...

Mobile Apps that Make Fitness Fun

It’s January 24—do you know where your New Year’s resolutions are? If one of your goals for 2013 is to get healthier, join the club—that’s one of the most common resolutions made every year. But even by the end of January, motivation can begin to wane and working out in the cold wee hours of the morning can start to lose what little appeal it had. Never fear, mobile apps are here. If Read more ...