Spaghetti is one of my favorite weeknight meals. It’s filling, inexpensive, and delicious. The only problem? It’s tough to measure out and I frequently end up tossing the leftovers. Thanks to these handy tips, it’s easy to revive the leftovers (whether plain or mixed with sauce) up to three days after cooking.
Suffering from a case of puffy eyes? Or just anticipating that the stress of end-of-summer travel and back-to-school preparations will give you under-eye bags? In either case, here’s a handy tip: Soak some cotton pads in green tea, toss them in a tupperware, and then store them in the fridge. The next time your eyes look puffy, place two chilled […]
Need to tame your spending? Charlotte Biggs, president of the Pet Care Services Association, an industry trade group, recommends bringing your four-legged friend in for her haircut midweek.
Want to make pancakes tomorrow morning? No buttermilk in sight? Here are two easy substitutions: lemon and milk: Place 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup. Add whole milk (low-fat versions are too thin) to reach the amount of buttermilk called for; stir and set aside for 5 minutes. yogurt and milk: Whisk together 3 parts plain yogurt […]
About to head out the door, only to notice a nimbus of flyaways throwing off your look? Try this emergency fix: Smooth a dryer sheet down your strands from roots to ends. You can also lightly spritz hair spray onto your brush and run it through your hair.
It used to be a hard-and-fast rule that one’s shoes and bag should always match, but rules were made to be broken. There is still a time and a place for the matchy matchy look (especially if you’re a devotee of the current ladylike trend), but in general, it’s just as chic–if not chicer–to create complementary pairings rather than turn […]
You’ve probably heard the phrase “You’ll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar,” but if you’re trying to win an argument with a friend, coffee may be your best bet. According to research published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, moderate doses of caffeine (the amount in two cups of coffee) can make people more likely to change […]
If you’re trying to cram all those doctor’s appointments in before the kids head back to school, use this advice to save some dough on dental care. For regular checkups, visit a dental school. Most schools have clinics that treat patients (under the supervision of a dentist) for about 50 percent less. If you’re in need of a filling, consider […]
Have something to celebrate? Plan festivities that don’t take a bite out of your budget (but are just as fun!) by opting for Prosecco or Cava over Champagne. Serving either Prosecco or Cava can save you about $20 to $30 per bottle. To stretch your dollar even further, don’t fill each glass with bubbly. Instead, add cranberry juice to make a […]