What to Keep in Mind When Counting Calories

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You know that counting calories is essential when it comes to losing weight, but do you really understand exactly what calories are? Here are a few things that you should understand about your caloric intake. Know the definition. A calorie is a term used to describe how much energy there is in a food. Your […]

How to Host an At-Home Book Swap

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Do you have a group of book-loving friends who love to talk about their latest literary endeavors? Get them all together for a book swap at your home! These fun gatherings are great opportunities for you to trade books that you’ve read and loved and receive new recommendations. Here are a few simple tips for […]

Six Fascinating Facts About the Solar System

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Dark, mysterious, and rarely traveled, outer space piques the curiosity of people young and old. If your daydreams take you on intergalactic adventures, check out NASA's facts about the planets: 1) The average temperature on Venus is about 900 degrees Fahrenheit. Some areas on this planet are hot enough to melt lead. Likely due to […]

Where to Shop Monogrammed Gifts Online

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Whether you're shopping for yourself or a friend, a monogram instantly transforms an ordinary gift into a keepsake. Here are two places to shop monogrammed items online. 1) Mark and Graham Chic and classic personalized gifts are the focus of this online-only retailer, a sibling brand to Williams-Sonoma, West Elm, and Pottery Barn. Shop initial […]

How to Care for Your Kitchen Knives

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You use your kitchen knives almost every day, from slicing your morning banana to chopping vegetables for dinner at night. Because good knives can be expensive, you likely want to keep them in top working condition. Here are a few simple tips for properly caring for those important cooking knives. Don’t let them soak. It […]

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Beyond the Kitchen

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Many natural cleaning enthusiasts have been touting the amazing benefits of apple cider vinegar for years, but vinegar's list of uses often ends in the kitchen. You may be surprised to find that there are a number of other ways to use apple cider vinegar in every room in your home. Here are a few […]

Job Hunting? Check Out These Cover Letter Writing Tips!

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A cover letter isn’t always required when applying for a job, but it might just be the thing that sets you apart from equally qualified candidates. Here are a few smart ways to make yourself sound capable and well rounded in your cover letter. Think of a cover letter as its own entity. A cover […]

Burn Fat and Torch Calories by Walking. Here’s How!

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While you might think that you have to run for miles to lose weight, studies show that spending an hour walking briskly around your neighborhood is just as effective at burning calories and helping you lose weight. If you want to begin a daily walking habit, here’s how to get started. Think shorter, more intense […]

Follow These Steps to Help Make Recycling Easy at Home

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Whether you already recycle at home or you want to turn your household into a more environmentally friendly space, it helps to learn a few essential facts before you begin. Follow these simple steps for creating an efficient and effective recycling setup at home, and learn to make it easy as well. Research local guidelines. […]

New Facebook Sweepstakes! Enter to Win an iPad Mini!

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To enter the Sweepstakes, visit our Facebook Page and then look for the Sweepstakes tab (image shown below) located on our Facebook Page to enter. Sweepstakes ends August 31st, 2015. We suggest you like our page to keep informed about future sweepstakes and community happenings. For mobile users, click here to enter.

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