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Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Everyone wants to live a healthy life, but how many of us actually have the time, energy, and willpower to stick to rigorous exercise plans and restrictive diets? The demands of the real world present some real challenges, but the good news is that maintaining a...
Eating Habits to Change Your Life

Eating Habits to Change Your Life

The word “diet” carries a lot of negative connotations with it, and rightly so. Over the years people have been duped into trying all kinds of strict diets: health shakes, cutting out fats or proteins or carbs, raw food, even eating baby food. They never seem to work,...
The Dirt on Soil

The Dirt on Soil

When repotting or landscaping, it’s crucial to use the correct soil to ensure your plants receive the proper nutrients. But with so many different types of soil on the market – which should you choose? To answer this question, you first need to understand the...
Staples of a Healthy Diet

Staples of a Healthy Diet

The word “diet” has gotten a bad reputation. Nowadays, people associate healthy diets with restrictive eating and deprivation. But nothing could be further from the truth. Healthy eating doesn’t mean eating half portions or depriving yourself of the food you love. All...
5 Plants That Are Impossible to Kill

5 Plants That Are Impossible to Kill

Plants are incredibly beneficial to have in your home or workspace. They reduce stress, improve air quality, and help reduce background noise. But not everyone is born with a green thumb. If the thought of owning and taking care of plants intimidates you—never fear!...
Fast Fashion

Fast Fashion

I saw an eye-opening documentary called The True Cost. It focused on the impact of fast fashion, on the working conditions of those that make our clothing, and on the environmental cost of the disposable fashion model. One of the most distressing facts I learned from...
Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

My good friend Richard was the first person to introduce me to the wonders of coconut oil. Originally from Columbia, Richard is an expert on Latin American cuisine and an all-around mago (that’s wizard to you) in the kitchen. He’s been cooking with coconut oil for...
The Terrace Garden Series: Hunt Them

The Terrace Garden Series: Hunt Them

Time for the hunted to become the hunter. There’s a wide assortment of tools at your disposal. Short range Sometimes the old ways are best. Nothing beats a rolled newspaper. Those of you with digital subscriptions can use your iPads (kidding). Just remember that...
Welcome to the Flavorhood

Welcome to the Flavorhood

It’s hard to beat the convenience of a one-stop supermarket like a Whole Foods or Fairway, where everything is under one roof. But when I have the time I like to visit independant speciality shops that stock the variety of products and flavors from you just can’t find...
Grandma’s Cheesecake

Grandma’s Cheesecake

If I could invite anyone in the world to help me write about cooking and baking as a guest blogger, it would be my grandma. As a child growing up in Brooklyn, visiting grandma was always a special treat because no one cooked like grandma. I can still remember the...