Got an annoying craving that you just can’t shake? Try Tetris—yes, the old-school video game with the blocks. A study published in Appetite and reported by The Atlantic found that participants who reported levels of “reasonably high” cravings for things such as food, drink, caffeine, or nicotine reduced their longings by about 24 percent by playing Tetris for just three […]
Without proper care, your trusty cutting board can start to smell like your famous garlic chicken—permanently. Since you can’t just stick a wooden board in the dishwasher (lest it warp and crack), try this tip to keep it in business for life:
Work makes up a lot of time in our lives—too much, in fact, to feel unhappy when we’re there. Looking for a quick boost to improve your workdays? Try this advice Chris Boyce, CEO of Virgin Pulse to make your space a bit brighter. “Your work environment can make or break your productivity—and take center stage in your happiness,” says Boyce. […]
Fresh peas add a sweet, delicate crunch to any meal. The next time you cook with the veggie and find the taste isn’t quite to your liking, use this method to brighten them up. Steam the peas for a minute or two, and then run them under cold water (which stops the cooking process). This will bring out the natural […]
Does your jaw click or pop when you chew? The temporomandibular (jaw) joint that’s in front of your ear is likely to blame. “It cracks when the joint isn’t moving correctly or fitting back into the socket properly,” says Roshini Raj, author of What the Yuck?! The Freaky & Fabulous Truth About Your Body.
“To tuck, or not to tuck?” is actually a pretty serious question if you work in an office environment with a dress code that requires suiting and button-down shirts. Depending on body-type and personal style, many women feel adamantly attached to a particular side of this debate. If you’re going untucked, one of the best tips is to look for shirting […]
Let’s face it: Public bathrooms can be cringe-worthy, but they’re impossible to avoid. If you need to make a pit stop on-the-go, protect yourself with some smart strategies. If you’re walking into a restroom with multiple stalls, try to nab the one closest to the door. The reason? Most people will skip over it to go to the middle stalls, […]
Whether your car got snowed in or you veered off the road and landed in a snow bank, use these helpful tips from Alex Deborgorski of the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers to ensure you stay safe while getting your car out of a slippery situation.
If you’ve ever had to foot the bill for a trip to the emergency room or urgent-care center, or had trouble nabbing a last-minute doctor’s office appointment, you know how expensive and inconvenient medical visits can be. Next time, if you have a serious but not life-threatening malady, consider seeking out a medical clinic at a nearby pharmacy. Chain pharmacies […]
Never get quite the right results when using your slow-cooker? Before you throw in the towel and give up on the set-it-and-forget-it styling of cooking, check your liquid levels: It could be that you’re not filling your appliance the proper amount. Stephanie O’Dea, author of 365 Slow Cooker Suppers, recommends filling your machine two-thirds to three-quarters full for optimum cooking. See […]