26 Food Swaps To Make You Healthier 5 Easy Ways to Grow Food | Sustainable America Has the food gardening bug hit you? If you’re not sowing seeds and tending tomatoes yet, your neighbors probably are. According to a report from the National Gardening Association, one in three American households are now growing food, which is a 17% increase from five years ago. The biggest jump has been from millennials — 18- to 34-year-olds — 63% more of them are gardening! For those of you who are now shin deep in radish greens, we commend you. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up five ways to ease into gardening. Petomato The clever little Petomato($14.99) lets you get started with hydroponics using a simple plastic water bottle. UrbMat Garden System The Urbmat ($69) is the next best thing to having your own personal gardener. Seed Tape If you’re ready to garden in an actual garden, here’s an almost foolproof way to get started: seed tape ($4.95/roll). Mushroom Kits Everyone from Williams-Sonoma to Whole Foods is selling mushroom kits these days. Amy LeibrockEditor
30 Tips to Help Keep Your Laundry from Making You Crazy - Harvard Homemaker 2.9K Flares Twitter 16 Facebook 250 Pin It Share 2.7K Google+ 12 Email -- Email to a friend 2.9K Flares × This post was written as a sponsored post for Organize-It. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own. Laundry can be the most exhausting, monotonous, mundane chore ever. And you can’t escape it–it’s always there. There probably aren’t many of us out there who actually like doing the laundry. Ten years have gone by since I stood bawling in my laundry room with my daughter crying next to me. As for the laundry, I’ve come a long way. If you’re where I was years ago and the laundry makes you feel completely overwhelmed, I hope this post is helpful. Many of the handy items I use (and mention below) can be found at Organize-It. Use a Divided Laundry Sorter with Color-Coded Tags for Kids This is my #1 tip!! If you don’t do anything on this list except make this one easy change, you will be in much better shape around your house! Find the tags shown below for easy printing.
Lizzie Velasquez was called 'the world's ugliest woman', this is what she did next Motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez, who wants to raise money for an anti-bullying film. Photo: Ryan Towe Photography Lizzie Velasquez won’t soon forget the day she came across a YouTube clip called The World's Ugliest Woman. The video had gone viral, attracting four million views and thousands of anonymous posts along the lines of “what a monster”, “kill it with fire” and “Lizzie, please, please do the world a favour. Velasquez, who was 17 at the time, says there are no words to describe how it felt watching herself on the eight-second silent video. The tears when they came coursed fast and freely. Lizzie Velasquez giving her Ted X Talk in Austin. Now that she’d been “outed” as ugly Velasquez knew she had two options. Advertisement After all, accepting reality had always been Lizzie Velasquez’s unique selling point. Born four weeks premature in 1989 with a condition so rare that only two other people are known to have it, now 25, Velasquez remains tiny and weighs less than 30 kg.
Hummus clasic - Retete culinare by Teo's Kitchen Suntem pe ultima suta de metri cu Postul Pastelui, asa ca, zci eu, reteta de hummus clasic vine la fix. Sa va spun cum puteti trisa la reteta asta, nu, nu cumparand hummus gata facut, ci cumparand nautul gata fiert, la conserva. Aveti nevoie de 2 conserve de naut pentru reteta asta si sa stiti ca il gasiti peste tot, in orice market, chiar si in cele mai mici, o conserva fiind undeva la 3 lei. Daca vreti voi musai sa folositi naut uscat, atunci e bine sa il tineti peste noapte in apa, pe care o schimbati dimineata. Apoi fierbeti nautul pana la jumatate, apoi schimbati iar apa si puneti de data asta si sare si bicarbonat. Asta ca sa nu avem probleme cu…gazele Deci, zic eu, in lumea complicata si aagitata in care traim, e mai usor sa folosim conservele de naut si aia e, ne-am scutit de toata bataia de cap cu fiertul. Mai intai scurgem bine conservele de naut si spalam nautul, inlaturand pe cat se poate tecile boabelor. Rating: 4.7/5 (23 votes cast)
16 Surprising Uses for Ice Cubes (Page 4) What’s so great about frozen water? Plenty! From preventing sauces from curdling to getting wrinkles out of your clothing, ice cubes are a great addition to your DIY arsenal. Click through to check out some creative and interesting ways to use ice cubes. Earlier: 7 Old Wives’ Tales That are Totally Real Food & Entertaining. 1. 2. 3. 4. More: 5 Things You Need to Know About New Credit Card Fees 75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda Baking soda is a chemical compound that appears as a fine powder. It releases bubbles of carbon dioxide when it interacts with an acid and a liquid. It’s most commonly used in baking, where it acts as a leavening agent. The following are 75 other uses for baking soda aside from making muffins soft and fluffy. Health Uses 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. In the Home 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. In Cooking 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. Cleaning Purposes 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. The most amazing thing about baking soda is that it’s very cheap.
The Words Every Woman Should Know May 26, 2014 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. The following article first appeared on Role/Reboot. “Stop interrupting me.” “I just said that.” “No explanation needed.” In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. I routinely find myself in mixed-gender environments (life) where men interrupt me. This irksome reality goes along with another—men who make no eye contact. These two ways of establishing dominance in conversation, frequently based on gender, go hand-in-hand with this last one: A woman, speaking clearly and out loud, can say something that no one appears to hear, only to have a man repeat it minutes, maybe seconds later, to accolades and group discussion. After I wrote about the gender confidence gap recently, of the 10 items on a list, the one that resonated the most was the issue of whose speech is considered important. The cartoon may seem funny, until you realize exactly how often it seriously happens.
Din antropologia alimentației :: despre pâinea cu maia la români | my daily joys Am dat de curând peste o carte nemaipomenită, pe care trebuie neapărat să v-o împărtășesc. Este vorba despre ”Valori identitare în Dobrogea. Hrana care unește și desparte” (coordonator Ofelia Văduva), un volum extrem de valoros pentru mine întrucât conține în jur de o sută de pagini de documente de istorie orală legate de alimentația românilor. Documentele sunt rezultatul a două serii de cercetări, realizate în sate din Dobrogea între 1976 și 1982 și apoi, mai recent, în 2007. Din cartea de mai sus am încercat să extrag pasajele mai importante legate de prepararea pâinii dospite și să le sistematizez un pic. Pâine s-a făcut dintotdeauna în spațiul locuit de români și de strămoșii acestora, cuvântul ”pâine” însuși, de origine latină (”panis”) fiind o dovadă a vechimii meșteșugului. În funcție de tradiția zonei, dar și de situația materială a familiei, făinii de grâu i se adăugau uneori și alte ingrediente. ”Când cocea pâinea, coceai un colăcel. Maia se făcea și din flori de hamei.
25 (more) clever ideas to make life easier . We heard you loud and clear. When we published our first list of clever ideas to make life easier last year, we received an overwhelming response. So without further ado, here’s another 25 ingenious household tips and organisational tricks that will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Source: chezerbey.com Got an empty kitchen shelf? Source: maillardvillemanor.com Wall mount cutlery trays and add a cup hook in each compartment for brilliant jewelery storage. Source: apartmenttherapy.com Avoid messy dresser drawers by “filing” your clothing side-by-side instead of stacking items on top of each other. Photo: William Warby on flickr.com Has putting Toy Story on constant repeat finally taken its toll? Source: realsimple.com Packing tip: Protect breakables such as wine bottles or food containers with children’s inflatable floaties. Source: whatiwore.tumblr.com Rather than bundling them in your drawer, loop tights over a coathanger and store them in your wardrobe. Source: bakedbree.com
Patti Smith Called the "Godmother of Punk", her work is a fusion of rock and poetry. Smith's most widely known song is "Because the Night", which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen and reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978. In 2005, Patti Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture, and in 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On November 17, 2010, she won the National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids. She is also a recipient of the 2011 Polar Music Prize. Life and career 1946–1967: Early life 1967–1973: New York 1974–1979: Patti Smith Group Smith performing with the Patti Smith Group, in Germany, 1978 1980–1995: Marriage Smith with her daughter Jesse Smith at the 2011 Time 100 gala 1996–2003: Re-emergence 2004–present
13 Ways To Travel When You Have No Money I recently asked subscribers of my newsletter about the number one thing that holds them back from traveling. The near universal answer? Money This is something I hear from everyone I talk to. “Matt, I simply don’t have enough money to travel.” This problem and how to overcome it probably my most asked question. You do not need to be rich to travel. Let’s repeat that. You do not need to be rich to travel. I sure wasn’t. Yet I managed to save enough to travel the world. “But Matt, I work a minimum wage job/am a student/live on social security/am homeless/insert other excuse here and no matter what I can do, I’ll never be able to do it. What do you do when you are in that boat? Many, many things. If you feel that no matter what you do you will never get ahead by saving money, follow this guide to ultimate travel frugality and see the world on the ultra cheap: 1. Working overseas often gets discounted as an option because it seems hard to do. 2. 3. Can’t sign up for credit cards? 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.