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
Greening your life—reducing your impact on the environment—takes a little research and planning. Because the kitchen is the most waste-producing room in an average house, it's a great place to start. The best way to do it is slowly, b... Read more
Everyone loves a party. There’s something about getting together with your friends that really helps you shed the stress of always trying to balance work and family. But with so many people trying to live healthier these days, finding tasty, di... 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
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
and yes I drink green tea when my body thinks it is hungry - but it is not working (i hate plain water)
I swear I want to put a note on the fridge that says "Back away you stupid pig"
I eat good on protein and fiber (I really need to star... Read more
I have heard a lot about Apple cider vinegar being an amazing health product for a plethora of reasons, and it can't stop reading about it. Has anybody tried using it either internally or external and had results? I am not lo... Read more
Boost your current laundry detergent by adding some vinegar and baking soda.I don't use laundry soap that has dies and perfumes in it. I use Armand Hammer - unscented. I use less than what they specify in the instructions and I boost it with vinega... Read more
Clean them with vinegar, baking soda, and salt. Stubborn mineral buildup on glass shower doors is no competition for a few common household ingredients—white vinegar, baking soda, and salt. Spray vinegar on the door and let it sit for a few minutes.... Read more
I'm not one who loves a lot of stuff, and I'm constantly trying to get rid of things rather than amass them. That said, when I find something I love, I want to share. Today I'm spreading the word about some of the products that I love thi... Read more
My aunt and uncle have a farm with a garden, and many fruit trees and bushes. They enjoy vegetables as well as fresh picked apples or pears and berries right off the bush. While it takes work, they enjoy their nutrient-rich bounty throughout th... Read more
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