Marketers invest millions to convince us that we need the latest and greatest cleaning spray, detergent, and paper towel, so it’s not surprising that tidying up can quickly become a budgetary mess. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
Worried about catching the cold or flu this year—or helping to keep the germs of one sick family member from infecting others in your house?
Beyond hand washing and self-imposed quarantine, some time spent cleaning, disinfecting and saniti... Read more
Sometimes, it’s all you can do to squeeze a workout during your lunch hour or before the evening PTA meeting. In an ideal world, you’d also have time to shower, fix your hair, and dress to impress. But in the real world, you don't alw... Read more
You probably don't think about your teeth that much unless you drink something icy cold or your mom forces you to go to the dentist. However, you should really give your pearly whites a closer look. After all, your teeth are one of the first thin... Read more
I'm new to the site, and I joined because I need some type of accountability board where I can post what I eat every day to stay motivated. I will start this week with cutting out processed foods especially carbs and sweets. I will... Read more
I am addicted to diet soda, I can't seem to give it up even though I know it's bad for me.
I'm also having a problem with motivation, I am going to Hawaii in August and I REALLY want to hike to the top of Diamond Head, but not sure if... Read more
For about 4 years now, I've been following the Mediterranean Diet (about 90% ... I do love a Starbucks Coffee a few times a week). The results have been amazing ... not only are my hair and skin softer, my energy level is higher, and my aches and pai... Read more
I have finally went an entire week without one soda! This may not be a huge feat to some but for me it was very difficult. I was an avid Mt. Dew drinker and I do not mean diet Mt Dew either. When I came back to SparkPeople, I was drinking between 2 o... Read more
This is probably a really simple question - but how do you bake chicken breasts so that they're not dry but are cooked enough that you don't worry you're going to get sick? I've tried doing it with a meat thermometer but the outside of the breasts ge... Read more
A group for those who deal with the special stresses (and joys) of spending the day caring for their household and resisting the temptation to clean their children's plates and raid the fridge.... Read more
I love to cook. My inspiration comes from fond memories of cooking with my two grandmothers in their respective kitchens. They taught me to cook from scratch and find joy in family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.St.... Read more
Summer brings road trips for many of us. When I was young, they meant climbing in the back of the station wagon with my brothers (before we understood the safety of seat belts) with a few games and a large picnic basket for the stop at a roadside re... Read more
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